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On Monday, students throughout Sumter School District celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old, creating collections of 100 items, creating posters and participating in 100th Day projects and activities. Their … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School may still be relatively small in size, but its leaders are pouring all the money they can into teacher recruitment given the shortages across the state and nation. Liberty STEAM's Board of Directors unanimously … more
January is School Board Appreciation Month, and last week R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy hosted Tarah Cousar-Johnson, who represents Sumter School District Area 4 on the board of trustees. Cousar-Johnson toured the school with Principal … more
Team Perseverance held a ribbon cutting for its new program at the South Sumter gymnasium on Wednesday, Jan. 25. It has been more than 20 years in the making for Junko Allen, and she finally gets to live her dream by helping those in the South … more
A proposed teacher salary scale for next school year and an update on the future elementary academy site will be before Liberty STEAM Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. On Friday, a Liberty STEAM staff member … more
Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have a state assessment Test Scores Workshop on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. Board Chairman The Rev. Ralph Canty spoke briefly on Thursday about the meeting … more
Sumter School District's general fund balance continued to grow last fiscal year, and its independent auditor described its "unmodified opinion" on Monday as essentially a "clean bill of health" for the district's financial statements. The … more
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA  — While at the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce's annual retreat in Asheville, this past weekend, Sumter School District's superintendent attended for the … more
Sumter's school board voted unanimously Monday night to postpone implementing the realignment of school zone lines previously scheduled for the fall. Noting the transition associated with a new superintendent in July and not much progress being … more
In a decision that should not surprise many, Sumter school board voted unanimously Monday night to postpone or delay the realignment of school attendance lines previously scheduled for implementation … more
During their Government and Legislation Session Month, Emerging Leaders met with Sumter City Council and administrative staff last week, and they learned about how to run and budget for local government. The Ross McKenzie Emerging Leaders Program, … more
Last week in the Millwood Elementary School library, students listened to the story "Iggy Peck Architect" by Andrea Beaty and built structures out of Legos. more
MANNING - The students at Manning Early Childhood Center recently had a lesson in creating scarecrows to ward off unwanted predators in their garden. Avid Master Gardener Marie Land, who teaches the students at MECC how to grow various plants and … more
The Title One Technology Workshop, hosted by tech coach Leroy Steigerwalt, was a hit as parents, students and staff engaged in fun and interactive instructional technology resources using their cellphones on Thursday. The step team also showcased … more
REMBERT - Eight-year-old Lane Russell loves war history and wants to pursue a career in the military. There is nothing unusual about that. What is unusual is he has already written a book on the topic. Lane is a third-grader at Thomas Sumter … more
The official audit report and a briefing from the superintendent on district realignment or the rezoning of school attendance lines lead Sumter school board's meeting set for Monday night. Columbia-based Mauldin and Jenkins CPAs and Advisors, the … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School could add to its "scholar" tagline that it is "training the next generation of environmental stewards" after a state agency recognized the school for fostering environmental education. The S.C. Department of Health … more
Voting is now open for the January edition of High School Teacher of the Month, presented by Morris College. This month's finalists are Brandi Baker from East Clarendon Middle/High School and Ileana Rios from Crestwood High School. Each user … more
Sumter School District's Wilder Elementary School has been named to the state's honor roll for the work of its school improvement council. The state-level organization, the S.C. School Improvement Council, distributed a news release last week on … more
On Tuesday, Sumter Career and Technology Center students participated in the Spring Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Career Leadership Forum. Students received soft skills instructions in addition to career advice from local industry leaders from … more
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