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Sumter school board changes meeting dates

Due to board member schedule conflicts, Sumter School District has moved up the date for its next Board of Trustees meeting. The district's scheduled April board meeting will occur on April 10 at the Lakewood High School Fine Arts Center. … 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

Morris College dedicates building to $10M donor

In recognizing the Rev. Solomon Jackson Jr. at a worship service and dedication Thursday, Morris College Board of Trustees Chairman the Rev. Mack Hines described there are three different kind of people. "I can proudly say this man whom we are … more

Millwood Elementary students raise $13,000 in pledges

PHOTOS PROVIDED Millwood Elementary School students participated in their first Fun Run. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade attempted to run 35 laps around a small track to raise money to purchase new stage curtains and a portable PA … more

Hamm strikes one merger from Sumter School District consolidation proposal

Sumter School District's interim superintendent is withdrawing for now one part of her draft consolidation proposal after obtaining information on extensive work necessary to upgrade one district middle school to accommodate elementary school … more

Sumter School District board chairman wants to slow down consolidation process

After community members said they were opposed to a district consolidation proposal and brought up other issues - such as bus transportation challenges - currently facing schools, the chairman of … more

Rafting Creek-Hillcrest consolidation withdrawn from proposal

After obtaining information on extensive work necessary to upgrade one district middle school to accommodate elementary school students, Sumter School District’s interim superintendent is … more

Sumter dads, students, gardeners help beautify Willow Drive Elementary

A few of Sumter's most knowledgeable gardeners along with local fathers and students started another phase of upgrading Willow Drive Elementary School's atrium during the Dads' Spring Workday on Saturday. The workday was a partnership between the … more

Lee County School District names director of personnel

Tiniece Javis has been named director of personnel for Lee County School District effective March 19. Javis most recently served as dean of Richland One Middle College in Columbia. According to a news release from Lee County School District, the … more

Rembert community is opposed to Sumter School District proposal

REMBERT - Same proposal. Same questions and concerns. Just larger audience and more vocal. That about summed up Sumter School District's sixth and last in a series of public meetings, for now, on a school consolidation proposal here Sunday night … more

Students, seniors connect through cursive writing

DALLAS (AP) - Instead of logging onto Facebook or refreshing the latest Twitter feed, Nancy Miller patiently waits for more exciting news at her senior living community: A hand-written letter from her younger pen pal. The Dallas Morning News … more

Education News: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Central Carolina Technical College Come See Me Day On March 15, Central Carolina Technical College held Come See Me Day. The program invited area high school students to CCTC to learn about admission and financial aid requirements, as well … more

Busing, construction renovations highlight 4th Sumter school consolidation session

DALZELL - Busing concerns, having construction renovations completed on time, and what would happen to closed schools were key discussion items from community members at Thursday's public meeting on a draft school consolidation proposal held here at … more

Sumter High students host hoops contest for awareness of diabetes

Sumter High School students took their shot at beating diabetes on and off the court on Wednesday, and the fundraiser and awareness event they hosted was a slam dunk. Dunks for Diabetes started four years ago as a project that some of the … more

T-Rex virtually roams Sumter school

Alice Drive Middle School is now one of a few schools nationwide that have tested Google's Pioneer Program, an augmented reality program that brings rare artifacts and far away lands directly to the classroom. Through augmented reality, students … more

SHS students honored by Chamber

Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral character. To commemorate the … more
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