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Education News: Sunday, May 20, 2018

Morris College Sophomore is "All in for Kids" Morris College sophomore Kenton Kelley is an alumnus of the Communities in Schools program, who recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the program. A native of Charleston, Kenton … more

A transition made easier: CCTC program helps vets move to civilian life

It's a bittersweet time for Central Carolina Technical College students Margaret Nelson and Rachael Wallace. Both have had success in the classroom at the college in pursuit of health care … more

Brewington Academy's relocation still up in air

In the school district's whirlwind of activities in the recent months, one important piece of the puzzle still remains unsolved - Brewington Academy. Brewington is the district's alternative school for middle and high school children with … more

Sumter School District budget nears final approval

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees gave unanimous approval of the second reading Monday to the district's balanced budget for next school year and a 5.48-mill increase request it plans to ask Sumter County Council for later this … more

Budget and millage priorities before Sumter school board

Next school year's budget again headlines the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' upcoming meeting, set for Monday night at Chestnut Oaks Middle School, 1200 Oswego Road. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda to the … more

Sumter School District Teacher of Year to attend Supreme Court program

Sumter School District's reigning Teacher of the Year, Zach Lowe, who was also a top-five finalist for state Teacher of the Year, has been selected for another special honor. Lowe, a sixth- and eighth-grade social studies teacher at Mayewood … more

CCTC grads turn tassels to new chapter

The caps and gowns may have all been navy blue with gold, but the ages, faces and degrees under them were as varied as Sumter County itself. About 700 students graduated from Central Carolina Technical College on Friday at Sumter County Civic … more

Education News: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Wilson Hall Tavarez a Texas Merit Scholar Senior Matthew Tavarez received a National Merit Scholarship from the University of Texas at Dallas. Valued at $178,000, the scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, room, board, books and … more

Wilson Hall 4th-grader helps put bullying awareness, safety in Sumter spotlight

One fourth-grader is making strides in promoting school safety at her own private school and throughout Sumter County, from preventing bullying to fencing in campuses, and she even has the attention of the mayor. Madison Grace Hansen wrote a … more

Sumter school officials, Realtors air new direction, programs

Working together and selling together was the theme of Sumter School District's first-ever Realtors Luncheon held Wednesday at Cherryvale Elementary School. Interim Superintendent Debbie Hamm facilitated the midday event, which drew 41 area real … more

Education News: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sumter School District Star Teacher of the Month named Misty Roberson, a seventh- and eighth-grade math, Algebra I and pre-algebra teacher at Hillcrest Middle School, was named the April Star Teacher of the Month. The Star Teacher program is … more

Willow Drive students raise money for Relay for Life

Willow Drive Elementary School scholars and staff taped Principal Trevor Ivey to the flagpole in return for raising $500 for Relay for Life. So far, Willow Drive has raised $4,200 for the event on May 18. Ivey stayed on the flagpole long enough for … more

Hamm: Raising achievement, teacher talent were Sumter school district's budget goals

Increasing student achievement, attracting and retaining teachers, and building a more positive culture in the district were key aspects that administration tried to address in building Sumter School District's budget for next fiscal … more

Forum gives 4 Sumter students educators scholarships

Sumter School District's Teacher Forum awarded four high school seniors who desire to be future educators with college scholarship awards at its Celebration of Excellence event on Monday night at Crestwood High School. Lakewood High School's … more

Upstate educator named State Teacher of the Year

Anderson School District Three teacher Jeffrey Maxey was named the 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night. Sumter School District’s Zachariah Lowe was a top-five finalist … more

Kingsbury service learning project helps homeless

PHOTO PROVIDED The Kingsbury Elementary Principal's Council, under the leadership of Principal Phillip Jackson, participated in a service learning project titled "The By Name Project." The students assisted the ministry, which is committed to … more

CCTC hosts welding skills competition

Central Carolina Technical College hosted the S.C. Technical System's 36th Annual Welding Skills Competition on April 19 and 20, and CCTC students showed their competitive drive against nine other colleges: Piedmont Technical College, Midlands … more

Summer reading camp to expand for Sumter third-graders

Third-graders in Sumter School District will benefit on this year's break from school from a nearly $30,000 grant to expand a summer reading camp. According to Shelly Galloway, spokeswoman for the district, there are 1,342 students enrolled in the … more

Education News: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Central Carolina Technical College Scholars' Signing Day On Saturday, soon-to-be high school students and their parents attended Central Carolina Scholars' Signing Day at the Main Campus of Central Carolina Technical College. CCTC President … more

Next year's budget before Sumter school board

In the midst of budgeting for next school year, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet Monday for a called budget planning session with district staff. A district spokesperson sent out an agenda for Monday's meeting on Friday … more
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