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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

Hillcrest Middle School hosts spring showcase

Hillcrest Middle School hosted its first Spring Showcase on Thursday. Families were invited to come grab a bite to eat and catch up with teachers, all while checking out special projects and experiments in math, science, social studies and English … more

Sumter school board updated on facilities study

Sumter School District staff provided the Board of Trustees with an update on an independent consultant's facilities assessment study at two recent committee meetings held last week and this week. The independent consultant, Cumming Corp., based … more

'It's all about choice': Prom Promise at Sumter High shows the dangers of drinking and driving

"You don't plan to bury your child." This is what Alphene Bligen Holland said in front of the Sumter High School senior class Thursday morning, three days before prom. Holland's son, Myles Avery Holland, was killed by a drunken driver on Nov. 19, … more

Sumter School District to host first professional development conference

In an effort to enhance the professionalism of the district's teachers and show their appreciation to them, Sumter educational and economic development leaders will be hosting an inaugural professional development conference this summer. Jade … more

Sumter School District selects new auditor

Sumter School District is using a new auditor for the first time since it became a single school district in 2011. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the audit firm Mauldin & Jenkins to serve as its independent auditor for the next three … more

Education News: April 22, 2018

Winthrop University ROCK HILL - Winthrop University senior LaRaven Temoney has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program grant and will pursue her Ph.D. in public policy at the University of … more

Financial update, demographics report before Sumter school board

A financial update and demographics study report top the list of items coming before Sumter School District's Board of Trustees on Monday at its next meeting at the district office. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda for the upcoming … more

Sumter School District demographics study shows 10-year enrollment decline

Describing it as confirmation of what he and the interim superintendent have been seeing, Sumter School District's chief financial officer detailed a recently completed county demographics study to the school board's Facilities Committee on … more

Bringing learning to LIFE at Alice Drive Middle School

If you go by the idiom "a picture is worth a thousand words," then the images these gadgets produce "are worth a thousand and then some." They are Alice Drive Middle School's new virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, and they are … more
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