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Mayewood's Lowe is a finalist for S.C. Teacher of the Year

When the top education official in the state entered Zachariah Lowe's classroom on Tuesday, he became a living example of why he wanted to become a teacher and what he tries to instill in his students. Anyone can become anything if they put their … 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

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

BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com 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

Residents say Sumter school zoning is unequal

WEDGEFIELD - Equity in school zoning and attendance lines was a major item of concern expressed by community members Thursday night at an NAACP community meeting regarding a potential closure of F.J. DeLaine Elementary School. The community … more

Sumter Education Foundation gives $10K in books to students

When the Sumter Education Foundation asked teachers what they need, they said books for their classrooms. And the foundation took heed. The members put their big brains together and thought, thought, thought. And what wonders their thinking … more

Education News: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Wilson Hall Junior Class Retreat As part of the curriculum, the 57 members of the junior class attended the 11th-annual junior class retreat at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, Feb. 25-27. Coordinated by Laura … 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

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

Applications for Leach scholarship available to Sumter elementary school alums

Applications for an annual college scholarship fund are now available to Sumter School District seniors who are former Millwood Elementary School students. A district spokesperson distributed information on the Barry Leach Memorial Scholarship … more

CFO: Studies will help Sumter school district's planning

Given fluctuating overall enrollment trends in recent years and the lack of a detailed facilities' analysis, Sumter School District administrators believe two consultants' studies now under way will provide valuable information for short- and … more

Ebenezer Middle students celebrate Black History Month

On the far side of the Ebenezer Middle School library on Tuesday, Barack Obama sat in a rocking chair, still, at seventh-grade sized, without a beard or silvered hair.When students rang a bell on the table that also held a poster board with photos … more

Lee School District to hold Teacher Recruitment Fair

Lee County School District will hold its Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at Lee County School District, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. The district will be recruiting for all teacher positions and will conduct … more

Sumter police chief speaks to school board

Sumter's police chief says the issue of school safety related to potential shootings is an emerging issue that must be dealt with proactively by local law enforcement working in association with schools. Chief Russell Roark spoke to the Sumter … 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

Sumter hospital unveils coloring book to Lemira Elementary students

It really does "take a village to raise a child," if you ask Palmetto Health Tuomey. And in the spirit of the saying, the hospital extended its community partnership with Lemira Elementary School on Thursday at the school with the unveiling of a … more

Sumter Home Chapter honors students who won essay contest

Each year, Sumter's Home Chapter, NSDAR recognizes outstanding students at its February meeting. The chapter sponsors two essay contests - one for elementary and one for high school students. The first is the DAR American … more

Scholarship, college fair set for Saturday at Sumter High

On behalf of the Professional Assistance for College-Prep Excellence Academy, the statewide OnePalmetto Scholarship and College Fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sumter High School, 2580 McCrays Mill Road. This free event is … more
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