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Sumter private-business owners back tax increase for school district

Local private-business owners who serve on Sumter School District's advisory Finance Committee say they are fully behind the district's proposed budget for next year and mill increase request it plans to ask Sumter County Council for next … more

Central Carolina Technical College pins 50 pharmacy technicians, nurses

SUBMITTED Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned eight pharmacy technicians and 42 nurses during two pinning ceremonies. The Pharmacy Technician ceremony was held on May 9 in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences … more

Sumter School Board finance committee to meet Wednesday

Sumter School Board's advisory finance committee will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, at 7:45 a.m. A district spokesperson distributed the committee's agenda on Monday. District Chief Financial … more

'Three Billy Goats Gruff'?

Oakland Primary School Principal Josh Campbell and Assistant Principal Bill Austin kiss a goat to help raise money to fight cancer. The school raised $565.90 for the cause. PHOTO PROVIDED more

Area students excel in SCISA Science Fair

SUBMITTED BY SCISA Area students were recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony at the 2018 South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair recently held at Sumter County Civic Center. Heaven Trinity … more

Gov. McMaster signs 'disturbing schools law'

Lawmakers and school officials in Sumter County are applauding an amended law that takes aim at what they say was an overly broad school safety bill that ended up negatively impacting students involved in minor disciplinary infractions. Gov. … more

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
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