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Sumter school board to hold special called meeting Monday

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Monday at the district office. A district spokeswoman distributed an agenda on Friday. After opening remarks, the trustees will enter into executive session … more

Sumter School District earns millions in grants for mental health services, academic performance

Sumter School District will receive two new multi-million-dollar grants during multiple-year time-frames to address students' mental health issues and academic achievement. District officials informed the Board of Trustees of the grants on Monday … more

Wilson Hall middle, high school students float in homecoming parade

Members of Wilson Hall's sophomore class cheer from their float, which had a safari theme, during their 45th-annual homecoming parade on Oct. 5. Sponsored by the student council, the parade traveled the 4-mile route through nearby neighborhoods. … more

Tour de Tech: Former Central Carolina Technical College President Hardee cycles across state to raise scholarship money

One of Sumter's former leaders made a return trip to the city Monday in an unconventional manner. Former Central Carolina Technical College President Tim Hardee, now the South Carolina Technical College System president, bicycled Monday from … more

10 SHS choral students chosen for honor choirs

PHOTO PROVIDED Ten students from Sumter High School's choral program were selected to participate in SC ACDA High School Honor Choirs held at College of Charleston. Hundreds of students throughout South Carolina auditioned last school year to see … more

Laurence Manning Academy students speak with attorney general

PHOTOS PROVIDED The 2018 Laurence Manning Academy Student Government Representatives met with South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Sept. 24 at the Russell Building on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. Wilson conducted a … more

Full eSTEAM ahead: Thousands show up in downtown Sumter for 1st festival for kids to showcase STEM, area careers

South Main Street and the Central Carolina Technical College Health Sciences parking lot in downtown Sumter on Saturday were a scene from as if a science fair, a family fun festival, a career fair and a block party had a baby. A few thousand … more

Clarendon Hall awarded Monsanto grant from farmer to improve tech

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUMMERTON - County farmer Troy Allan of Oak III Farms directed a $2,500 grant to Clarendon Hall as part of the America's Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Allan, a Clarendon Hall graduate and … more

Sumter School Board may make selection on search firm Monday

Academic achievement and programs highlight the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' regular monthly meeting on Monday, along with the potential selection of a superintendent search consulting firm. A district spokeswoman … more

Girls on the Run helps students with self-esteem, health and setting goals

Girls in grades three through five have been participating in Girls on the Run at Willow Drive Elementary School. Shakenya Morris and her team of coaches are leading the girls in self-esteem-building activities, exercise and … more

Sumter alum wants parents, students to understand 'full rides are possible'

Want a solution to rising college costs? Sumter native Melinda Mihlbauer probably has an answer. A career high school guidance counselor during the day at Woodland High School in Dorchester County School District 4, Mihlbauer is sometimes … more

'Artist rendering': 21-year-old takes artistic love, turns it into engineering design career at City of Sumter

Ever wonder about what goes into supplying water for your home, what kind of flow is necessary for your sewer line or what factors are involved in paving sidewalks and roads around town? Kristen Nygaard, a Kershaw County native, has found a niche … more

Elementary, secondary schools now allowed in more Sumter city zonings

Elementary and secondary schools are now allowed as a conditional use permit in more zonings within city limits after the Sumter City Council passed an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday. Reading: … more

Learning about our firefighters

Students from First Presbyterian Preschool took a field trip on Wednesday to the new Sumter Fire Department in the Public Safety Complex on North Lafayette Drive. Students were able to tour the … more

Ebenezer Middle School students learn about local career paths, success

Forty-seven students from Ebenezer Middle School had the opportunity to participate in the Student Leadership Career Forum. For the sixth year of implementation, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, in … more

Sumter School board interviews 4 search consulting firms

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees interviewed four superintendent search consulting firms in executive session on Tuesday night at a special called meeting at the district office. After the interviews, the board returned to open session … more

My Community and Me makes schedule changes

My Community and Me, a program that teaches fourth-graders about the Sumter community with the help of recruited volunteers, has made changes to its 2018 schedule because of Hurricane Florence. The updated Community Circles schedule is as … more

Sumter students celebrate Pinwheels for Peace

Everyone at Alice Drive Elementary School had a groovy time celebrating Pinwheels for Peace on Friday. All students in the school made a pinwheel to represent peace, and each class decorated the front lawn of the school with their pinwheels. In … more

10 Sumter schools pursuing STEM certification

Following the success of Alice Drive Middle School in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, nine other schools in Sumter School District are now pursuing a highly regarded national certification in STEM for the first time. Lori Smith, … more

Sumter school board meets on superintendent search

After meeting last night, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will make it back-to-back nights with another meeting tonight. A district spokeswoman distributed an agenda Sunday. Most of the discussion will take place in executive … more
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