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Sumter High School football players and coaches spent quality time with the residents at The Gardens at Sumter assisted living facility. They played for the residents and shared stories. more
Next week is the first Saturday in October, and that means it will be the annual eSTEAM Sumter Festival, which is a free, family fun event to celebrate in a hands-on way. The acronym stands for a 21st-century educational model focused on the … more
Sumter School District will be one of five districts in the state to take part in an innovative model project through a federal grant to improve career opportunities for students with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $10 … more
For next school year, Liberty STEAM Charter School will add fourth grade in its K-12 expansion model, but it will not add a 4-year-old, pre-kindergarten program as previously planned. On Monday night, Liberty's board of directors voted … more
At the outset of year three for Liberty STEAM Charter School, the leadership team has one major goal, and that is a mark of distinction from the state Department of Education. With third grade for the first time at Liberty, that means South … more
The 2023-24 Student Council members for Lemira Elementary School were inducted this week with Sumter School District Superintendent William Wright Jr. and Sumter Mayor David Merchant serving as guest speakers, giving students … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School second- and third-grade students sing the national anthem at the start of Monday night's Board of Directors' meeting at the school's new elementary campus at Sumter Mall. The new site … more
After an inequitable distribution of teacher/staff bonuses from unused money for high-poverty schools last spring, some Sumter school board members want the trustees to play more of a role in the supplement process. Area 1 Trustee and board … more
Central Carolina Technical College held an event for prospective students at the college's Health Sciences Simulation Showcase at CCTC's Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter. The showcase was essentially an open house to the public on the … more
Aerospace Engineering students at Sumter Career and Technology Center practice using flight simulators to identify the airport and calculate fuel consumption, flight time and payload. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
Sumter High School seniors Tae "Aiden" Kim and Jeshua Espiritu are best friends and share many commonalities: a strong work ethic, top-of-their-class rankings, and both recently earned national distinction for their academics. At the school's … more
Student achievement scores and the recurring subject of Title I funding and teacher bonuses distributed last school year highlight Sumter school board's meeting on Monday night. A presentation from the Office of Information Technology and … more
It is a different environment to teach in, but Sumter County Adult Education teachers Austin Floyd and Stanley Hayes say instructing non-traditional students outside the regular K-12 setting has numerous benefits. This week is National Adult … more
Tuesday was Talk Like a Pirate Day, and students at Lemira Elementary School celebrated the day with storytelling by Sumter County Museum employees. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
Sumter School District's End of Course Exam Program scores from the spring were up from 2022, but there is plenty of room for improvement, as Algebra 1 and Biology 1 scores are still below pre-pandemic levels. With Monday's release of End of … more
This past Saturday the Sumter High School Junior Civitan club partnered with Sumter's Clemson Extension to clean up at Packs Landing in Rimini. Katie Collins from Clemson Extension brought supplies, and Kyle Austin, Sumter High Teacher … more
Sumter school board's Policy Committee will meet today at 5 p.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. The committee will be considering updates from the South Carolina School Boards Association and other additional policies, according … more
Clarendon County schools will see major upgrades soon after county council approved millions in funding through a tax relief act. During the Sept. 11 county council meeting, County Administrator … more
A 2018-19 district facilities' study conducted by a consultant that has sat on the shelf for four and a half years will soon go before the Sumter School District's Board of Trustees, a mostly different one than initiated the study. At the school … more
STAFF REPORT Georgia Pacific of Manning showed its support for Clarendon County School District through a substantial lumber donation to the F.E. DuBose Career Center Building and Construction Program. The district recently announced the … more
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