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Wilson Hall's Nash Student Center was packed Wednesday evening with friends and family of the young cast of "Shrek The Musical Jr." Sixth- to 12th-grade students braved the bright lights of their school's theater-auditorium to take audience … more
The Sumter County Museum held its annual Scholarship and Essay Contest Award Presentation on Sunday, March 19. Lillian McNair Lindler, a Thomas Sumter Academy student, far left, received the $1,000 Sumter County Museum Scholarship. Myrtis G. Osteen … more
WEDGEFIELD - After the proposed construction of a new community center did not go through because of the failed penny sales tax referendum in November, residents want a closed elementary school to house it. Sumter County Councilman Carlton … more
Unless there is a major write-in campaign, do not expect much change this week through Liberty STEAM Charter School's Board of Directors' election. Two incumbent board members, Cammy Chandler and Elayne Brunson, are the lone candidates on the … more
"Attention youth: If you have skills, South Carolina has great-paying jobs." That was the general theme Monday when representatives from Boeing South Carolina's DreamLearners educational program visited high school students at Sumter Career and … more
The International Baccalaureate biology classes visited the Clemson University Life Science Outreach Center to further their understanding of genetically modified organisms and to gain molecular biology laboratory skills. After learning these new … more
March 16, 2020, was the first day that all schools across the state - both public and private - were closed because of the "unprecedented coronavirus pandemic," as it was described at the time. An anticipated two-week closure of campuses through … more
A committee system is common with school boards today to try to work efficiently through small groups to tackle district challenges, and Sumter has formed six of them that begin meeting next week. Standing committees for finance, facilities and … more
PHOTO PROVIDED From left, Wilson Hall students Benjamin McIver, Lauren Kohl, Riley Coker, Annabelle Huffman, Abby Hodge (vocal solo) and Quentin Smith (percussion) received Superior ratings and a gold medal at the S.C. Independent School … more
Four students from grades 4-8 represented Clarendon Hall at the SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association) Music Festival held March 9 at the University of South Carolina School of Music … more
For parents who are about to send their kids off to kindergarten, college or into the workforce, Clarendon County leaders are here to help. On Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Manning High School, community leaders will join … more
PHOTOS PROVIDED The Manning High School Monarch Connection Jazz Band recently received a Superior rating in the South Carolina Band Directors Association Jazz Performance Assessment at Newberry College. Kelvin Pearson and Devin Fallow were named … more
Sumter School District hosted its inaugural Reading Rumble. Spearheaded by librarians Laura Davis and Ronda Speed, the event involved teams from 10 local elementary schools answering a series of trivia questions. The questions were sourced from a … more
To continue its work at addressing bus driver shortages and late bus arrivals and departures, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees has now formed a short-term (ad-hoc) transportation committee. Sumter school board Chairman the Rev. Ralph … more
To continue its work at addressing bus driver shortages and late bus arrivals and departures, Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees has now formed a short-term (ad-hoc) transportation … more
Aerospace Engineering students at Sumter Career and Technology Center launched rockets last week to test wind velocity against trajectory. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
Public participation, the superintendent's report and the election of a board parliamentarian highlight Sumter school board's regularly scheduled monthly meeting set for Monday. Sumter School District's Board of Trustees Chairman the Rev. Ralph … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School welcomed its first school resource officer on board Monday at the school in South Sumter. Sumter County Sheriff's Office Deputy Donnavan Pinckney performed classroom visits, participated in a huddle with staff, board … more
And then, there were five. After making the state's honor roll in January for the work of its school improvement council, Sumter School District's Wilder Elementary School was named a top-five finalist Thursday for an annual award, according to a … more
A college scholarship opportunity is now open to students for the 2023-24 school year. The Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation has been committed to helping shape and mold young adults of Clarendon and surrounding counties into sound citizens, … more
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