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Manchester Elementary School's Peer Mentoring group met this week with teacher Alina Cseh to help spread kindness to others. This week, the students also wrapped up their kindness project, sponsored by the school's student council, … more
Ever thought you could get an education beyond high school for 16 days - at no-cost tuition, by the way - and be set right away for a job paying at least $40,000 with good benefits? It is true at Central Carolina Technical College with its … more
A Sumter School District school will represent the entire state of South Carolina in a national STEM competition. Alice Drive Middle School was selected as the state winner in the 13th-annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM competition and will … more
Children at First Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten participate in the school's annual Presidents Day Parade on Thursday in downtown Sumter. The color guard of Sumter High School's Air Force … more
If one wants to learn how to build a better toolbox and participate in the entire engineering design process, a 10th-grade class at Wilson Hall can help show the way. Engineering teacher David Tuders and 10th-graders Michael Lauzon and Logan … more
PHOTOS PROVIDED Wilson Hall junior Rhayne Owens (drawing), left, and senior Caroline Warr (sculpture), right, won first place in their respective division in the S.C. Independent School Association State Art Competition. Wilson Hall students … more
Expect Sumter's school board to start holding more committee meetings after five standing committees were approved and chairpersons named Monday at the trustees' regularly scheduled monthly meeting. New committees will include Curriculum, … more
In part associated with today's age of ethnicity awareness, beginning next school year, Pocalla Springs Elementary School will officially change its mascot to Crocs from Braves. Pocalla Springs Principal Michelle McBride made a presentation on … more
In line with recent actions and national trends throughout the K-12 educational field, staffing shortages took up a major portion of the agenda Monday for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees. In their third meeting since November election … more
Show your favorite teacher you love him or her by making a nomination for February's High School Teacher of the Month, presented by Morris College, for their chance to win money and swag. Nominations are open through Thursday, Feb. 23. Then, … more
The Outstanding Owls, Mrs. McCormick's kindergarten class at Kingsbury Elementary School, tested their skills with building materials against the huff and puff of the Big Bad Wolf in the library on Monday. After discussing point … more
Committee assignments and updates on emergency federal COVID-19 funding, bus transportation and temporary employment services are some of several items that will be before Sumter school board on Monday. A district staff member posted the agenda … more
STAFF REPORT SC Endeavors, the professional development system for South Carolina's early childhood workforce, recently awarded $19,500 to Central Carolina Technical College's Early Care and Education program, according to a news release. SC … more
PHOTOS PROVIDED Sumter School District Superintendent William Wright and board trustee Daniel Palumbo were treated to a performance by the Alice Drive Middle School Advanced Orchestra this week. Under the direction of Michael Baier, the orchestra … more
PHOTO PROVIDED The Clarendon Hall 2022 varsity softball team was recognized at the South Carolina Statehouse on Thursday, Feb. 9, for winning the SCISA State Championship in May 2022. Rep. Fawn Pedalino, R-District 64, presented the team and … more
On Feb. 4, 28 Junior Civitan students, Ms. Parker, Principal Anamaria Sandor and Mr. Austin worked on cleaning up the Sumter High School Environmental Center. During the cleanup, 131 pounds of trash were collected and removed, … more
A partnership between the Sumter Police Department and Sumter School District will allow students to creatively express their admiration for historical Black figures during Black History Month. Since 2013, the police department and school … more
On Wednesday, Manchester Elementary School celebrated World Read Aloud Day with staff members reading to students. Each student listened to childhood favorite stories read by the school's math coach, school counselor, attendance clerk, reading … more
With essentially a new school board in place, there will be some changes to committee structure and meeting sites forthcoming for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees. At its meeting last week, the full board discussed officially bringing … more
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
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