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Best practices generally achieve strong results, and Crosswell Drive Elementary School was recently recognized for student growth after implementing an "accelerated learning" classroom model two years ago after the height of the pandemic. In late … more
It is School Board Recognition Month, and Clarendon County School District is ready to celebrate. According to a new release, CCSD will join other districts nationwide to celebrate School Board Recognition Month at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at … more
Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have one more meeting after all before a seven-member changeover occurs on Monday. In a procedural formality, the full board must approve a waiver request associated with the district's five-year … more
Oakland Primary School thanked the Sumter Education Foundation for its donation of $5,800 to the school. Each kindergarten and first-grade student spends 50 minutes each week in the STEM lab, and the money was used to purchase kits and resources for … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School seems to have ended last year and begun this year on a good note after all available seats in its biggest enrollment expansion to date have been filled. Interim Executive Director Trevor Ivey said Tuesday that all 270 … more
Similar to some recent years, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees drew more attention in the boardroom than students and teachers did in the classroom. It was discovered in January that the nine-member board was divided 5-4 against … more
Sumter Mayor David Merchant made a surprise visit to Lemira Elementary School before winter break to be a guest host on the morning news show during the school's PJ day. Working with the staff and students who produce the show that is televised … more
STAFF REPORT Frederick Gass, a firefighting instructor at Sumter Career and Technology Center, won the December High School Teacher of the Month contest. Presented by Morris College, and similar to a previous educator-focused contest Morris … more
Wilder Elementary School held its Christmas Storybook Character Parade just before Sumter School District's winter break. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
Three Sumter students were given the chance to dive into the local news industry this fall semester and proved they have the drive of a journalist. This month, The Sumter Item wrapped up a job-shadowing opportunity for students within Sumter … more
Accolades and opportunities continue to come in for Alice Drive Middle School and its STEM program. Last week, Samsung, an international electronics company, announced that the 40 Miller Road school is a top-five state finalist for and will … more
PHOTOS PROVIDED The National Junior Honor Society at Alice Drive Middle School hosted a canned food drive for Sumter United Ministries. The school collected 1,759 cans and other food items, smashing its record of 1,030. The top three classes that … more
Do you or your high school student have the gift of a great teacher? You can nominate them now for December's High School Teacher of the Month, presented by Morris College, for their chance to win money and swag. Nominations are open through noon … more
After 22 years of trying to receive her high school diploma, a Summerton woman graduated Tuesday night. Leading up to the graduation, Vickey House said she was overwhelmed until she moved her tassel from right to left. Her senior year of high … more
Outgoing Sumter School District Board of Trustees members Brian Alston, Frank Baker, Johnny Hilton, Barbara Jackson, Gloria Lee, Daryl McGhaney and Sherril Ray were recognized Monday evening for their years of service. Monday's meeting was their … more
U.S. ARMY PHOTOS / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM Students from Wilson Hall learn lifesaving skills during an event taught by Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Central, at Wilson Hall on Nov. 30 in Sumter. With the … more
Effective Jan. 1, working retirees in Sumter School District will no longer be under a 10% salary reduction requirement that dates back eight years. In an effort to help remedy teacher and staff shortages and with adequate funding in bank … more
The Blue Star Hawks, Alice Drive Middle School's military kids club, put the finishing touches on more than 30 handmade cards that will be part of this year's Shower Shaw with Goodies program. For 30 years, Sumter Volunteers has led the community to … more
Last week, city staff joined with Pilgrim's to educate local students about the importance of trees in local ecosystems. Students then got to help plant either a crape myrtle or an oak on the school grounds. After planting their tree, students got … more
Public participation and financial reports highlight the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' regularly scheduled monthly board meeting set for Monday, which will also be the last meeting for seven trustees. Safety plans and … more
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