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Male high school students from various counties in South Carolina walked the USC Sumter campus last Friday to learn more about what it will take to be a MiSTER. Established on the campus of Clemson University more than 20 years ago, the Call Me … more
CLARENDON COUNTY - Clarendon County lost a dear friend and a dedicated ambassador when retired Col. George P. Summers passed away in July 2022. Summers and his wife, Carole, moved to the South in 1993 and made Clarendon County their home. Their … more
Student discipline, achievement, community involvement, recruiting and retention of employees and a new technical high school all are part of a draft "shared vision" of Sumter School District's new board of trustees. Board Chairman the Rev. Ralph … more
Clarendon County School District teachers could get a full unencumbered break during their workdays starting in the upcoming 2023-24 school year. During Monday night's school board meeting, board members voted unanimously to approve the first … more
U.S. Army Central hosted Sumter School District principals Jayson Leach of Crestwood High School, Maggie Wright of Lakewood High School and Anamaria Sandor of Sumter High School at Shaw Air Force Base on Tuesday, March 7. During the visit, Lt. Gen. … more
Luther Barnett, an English teacher at Sumter High School, won the February High School Teacher of the Month contest. Presented by Morris College, and similar to a previous educator-focused contest Morris College also facilitated through the … more
Five Sumter school board candidates who lost in November took up the new board on the idea of meeting to discuss district visionary items Monday, and many said they are pleased with the trustees' direction. Johnny Hilton, Phil Leventis, Paul … more
Students from Crestwood High School participated in S.C. All-State Chorus at Winthrop University. The choir is under the direction of Deborah Horton. more
Voting is now open for the February edition of High School Teacher of the Month, presented by Morris College. This month's finalists are Ashleigh Johnson from Sumter High School, Deborah Horton from Crestwood High School and Luther Barnett from … more
In the initial meetings in January of Sumter's new school board, Chairman Ralph Canty emphasized the need for the trustees to adopt a "shared vision" and present it to Superintendent William Wright Jr. for consideration. Since then, the … more
Sumter Mayor David Merchant read to Wilder Elementary School students this week during Read Across America Week. Students enjoyed hearing "David Goes to School." PHOTOS PROVIDED more
Four Sumter School District schools made the state Department of Education's listing of Priority Schools with achievement levels in the bottom 10% of all public schools in a grade span (elementary, middle or high.) Two district administrators … more
COLUMBIA - Junior and senior high school students in South Carolina will have a chance to win an Apple MacBook Air and $1,000 for their school or home schooling association if selected as a winner of Dominion Energy and the South Carolina Department … more
Expect more consequences for student misbehavior and more creative ideas addressing the challenge of bus driver shortages in Sumter School District. Superintendent William Wright Jr. has already said a new code of conduct for student discipline … more
Reports on academics, bus transportation, student code of conduct updates and a budget timeline for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1 all will be before the relatively new Sumter school board on Monday. A district staff member placed the … more
SUBMITTED BY MORRIS COLLEGE Gifford Shaw is serving as a visiting professor for this spring semester at Morris College, teaching a course titled "Basic Money Management." While this is his first foray in an academic setting as a faculty member, … more
Lakewood High School students visited Trident Technical College and local businesses through the Chamber Career Forum to explore college and career opportunities. more
To expand your STEM knowledge, there is not a much better place to go than NASA, a pioneer in the world's technology movement with space travel in the 1960s - before the personal computer was even thought of. A total of 29 students from Sumter … more
Students and teachers from Sumter School District's Sumter High School introduced their pickleball training posters they designed and printed for the City of Sumter. These posters offer help to newcomers to the game to learn how … more
A more than $2 million donation will allow several students across the country - including one Sumter High School senior - to experience an opportunity of a lifetime. The University of North Carolina School of Arts announced on Feb. 16 that a … more
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