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BISHOPVILLE - Lee County School District has earned Cognia Accreditation, according to a news release from the school district. Cognia is a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts and … more
Sumter School District participated in the annual Relay for Life walk on Friday, April 19, at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium in Sumter. The event included honoring survivors and collecting donations for cancer research. Each … more
The honors keep coming the way of Liberty STEAM Charter School third-grade lead teacher Michelle McDonald. After being named Liberty's network teacher of the year last month, McDonald was named last week as a top-five finalist for district … more
Sumter School District has been trying for a year to move its procurement processes to an electronic format through a vendor, and the school board's Finance Committee is ready for the changes to be in place. The district still uses a manual paper … more
Another public charter school is set to come online in Sumter, but this one is still a few years away from opening. State authorizer Limestone Charter Association approved Discovery School at Patriot Park for Sumter in its application cycle … more
Most people cannot remember much from the early grades in school, but current second-graders at Sumter Christian School will have a lasting memory of this year's class after recently publishing a book. A classroom discussion on the true meaning … more
Health science students at F.E. DuBose Career Center visited the McLeod Health Immersive Clinical Exploration (ICE) Lab recently. According to Clarendon County School District's Facebook page, "High-fidelity simulator manikins are … more
On April 11, Wilder Elementary School put on a full production of "Tweet! A Musical for the Birds." The story centers on four baby birds that are scared to fly away from the nest. The mama bird sends her bird friends to tell them about the world. … more
Teachers fulfill a special purpose for today's generation of kids, consistently grow, give and foster positive change. Those words resonated as themes several times Tuesday night when Sumter School District honored many of its finest educators at … more
One remedy to Sumter School District's challenges of declining enrollment and too many older schools essentially past their service life is combining schools via a new replacement school model process. As a start to the district's board of … more
1. BOARD REQUESTS TEACHER INPUT ON 50% GRADE FLOOR After a lengthy discussion at the March 25 board meeting on the merits of a quarter grade floor of 50% even when students score lower, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees said they want … more
"If they can dream it, then we can do it" was the original slogan of the GamecockGrafx. Originating in 2019, one may think the full-blown student-run graphics production company based out of Sumter High School … more
Our brains have a singular purpose - to keep us alive. Neural processes in our brain scan our environments for "features that are safe, dangerous and life threatening," an unconscious action psychologist and neuroscientist Stephen Porges has … more
The Sumter High School AFJROTC Drill Team competed in their final drill meet of the year last week. The team of cadets won first place in the Unarmed Element Exhibition at the Top Gub Drill Meet hosted at McEntire Air National Guard Base. Drill … more
Sumter High School senior Jada Collins, second from right, is recognized by Sumter School District's Board of Trustees on Monday, April 15, for receiving more than 60 college acceptance letters and $1.7 million in … more
Probably the biggest storyline from Monday's Sumter school board meeting were the announcements of three upcoming committee meetings in the next week. The district's grading system to include a 50% grade floor will be part of the discussion at … more
Sumter School District's open enrollment process is now open for kindergarten through 12th-grade students and their families wishing to attend another district school for specific educational opportunities. Acceptance is evaluated on a … more
The No Hate Tour rolled through Lakewood High School on Wednesday, March 27, mashing together anti-bullying education with sports. Professional BMX riders Zach Newman, Alex Leibrock, Mason Ritter and Trevor … more
After granting Sumter School District use of property for six years to construct a technical high school with no results, Central Carolina Technical College has decided to now keep the property for its own options. The college's Area Commission … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School will see no changeover in its nine-member board of directors this year after three incumbents for elected seats won uncontested races recently and two appointed directors were reappointed. Jenny Knopf, the Rev. Marion … more
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