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Education News: March 11, 2018

Central Carolina Technical College Come See Me at College Day CCTC will host Come See Me at College Day for high school students in Kershaw, Lee, Clarendon and Sumter counties on Thursday. Students will learn about admission and financial aid … more

School safety, online reporting system before Sumter school board

After at least three reported threats or pranks of impending violence in the district's schools in the last week, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will discuss school safety, among other topics, at Monday's regularly scheduled … more

High Hills Elementary expected to be open on Friday

A Sumter elementary school on Shaw Air Force Base was closed Thursday due to a power outage. After an underground electrical wire shorted and damaged a transformer that provides power to High … more

S.C. boasts scores of women who made significant contributions

PHOTOS PROVIDED Willow Drive Elementary School first-grade scholars recently traveled to local nursing homes to read and sing to residents as part of the school's Read Across America Celebration. Afterward, they enjoyed fellowship at the Golden … more

Education News: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Central Carolina Technical CollegeRegister for Summer or Fall SemesterRegister now for summer or fall semester at Central Carolina Technical College. CCTC has an average job placement rate of 92 … more

CCTC names new director at F.E. DuBose center director

BY BRUCE MILLS The interim director of Central Carolina Technical College's Clarendon County subcampus has been selected as its new director. The Sumter-based college distributed a news release Thursday announcing Lisa … more

South Carolina schools eligible for new healthy initiative grant

A statewide insurance company wants to help create healthier school environments and is offering a new grant open to public and private schools. Any public or private school serving South Carolina students in grades K-12 can apply for a Wellness … more

Bringing research to life

PHOTOS PROVIDED Students in Katie Huggins' third-grade class at Millwood Elementary School completed a research project on Revolutionary War Soldiers. The groups wrote research papers and created life-size replicas of their soldiers. Students … more

Chamber recognizes 12 Alice Drive Middle students for 'excellence in character traits'

Kindness. Hard worker. Leader. Middle school student. Respectful. Thoughtful. Eager. Engaged. Polite. Appreciative. Conscientious. Tries to do her best every day. These words describe the 12 Alice Drive Middle School students who were recently … more

Group wants alumni in role as Morris president

The Rev. Ralph Canty said he considers it an honor that a local grassroots campaign has been organized for him to be considered as a candidate for the Morris College presidency. Canty, 72, made his comments last week to The Sumter Item after it … more

Sumter, Clarendon superintendents: Safety is priority in threats of violence

After various claims of impending school violence in recent days in light of the recent tragedy in Florida, two area superintendents who have had threats claimed within their school districts pledged Tuesday their commitment to all community … more

Education News: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

Wilson Hall State Math Meet The high school math team, advised by Mary Anne Erter, placed ninth out of 35 teams in the S.C. Independent School Association State Math Meet held at Sumter County Civic Center on Jan. 31. In individual … more

Staggers named Morris College president

Morris College’s interim president is now the college’s new, permanent president. In a news release from the college Friday afternoon, Morris’ Board of Trustees named Interim President Leroy … more

Bates Middle School program bridges generational gap

What started out with a discipline referral of a student a few years ago has turned into a monthly program at Bates Middle School that bridges the gap between the older and younger generations and opens the lines of communication on important … more

Rafting Creek Elementary earns $3K from math contest

FROM STAFF REPORTS Rafting Creek Elementary School took $3,000 home this weekend for placing second at a math competition. Matific held the U.S. Matific Games, where students completed activities to earn stars or points. The more activities … more

Lee schools celebrate Read Across America

PHOTO PROVIDED Lee County celebrated Read Across America on Monday with a visit from Arthenius Jackson as "The Singing Cat" to six local schools. more

Sumter employers spark students' interest in industrial careers at expo

Area economic development partners and employers put their best foot forward Friday in trying to spark interest in local manufacturing and technology-related jobs with their second-annual Manufacturers and Technology Expo. In the morning, about … more

All jazzed up: Lakewood High jazz, acapella choir to perform at Apollo Theater

Departing today with a special invitation to perform at this weekend's New York City Jazz Festival, it's another feather in the cap for the Lakewood High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble and choral director Herbert Johnson. Under Johnson's leadership, … more
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