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STAFF REPORT A $16,000 grant awarded to Central Carolina Technical College from the Gene Haas Foundation will bring more students into the college's machining technology program, according to a news … more
Resolve to thank those who help you most in your life. You can nominate your favorite teacher now for January's High School Teacher of the Month, presented by Morris College, for their chance to win money and swag. Nominations are open through … more
In line with a growing trend, Sumter School District will move to a "modified year-round calendar" with the start of next school year. In its only action item beyond the election of officers, the district's Board of Trustees unanimously approved … more
Sumter County has its new school board after seven new trustees on the nine-member board were sworn in Monday night. However, the new chair and vice chair are familiar faces. In its initial action as a board after the installation, the trustees … more
Sumter County has essentially a new school board after seven new trustees on the nine-member board were sworn in Monday night during an installation ceremony. However, the new chair and vice chair … more
SUBMITTED BY SUMTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Maria Barboza has been selected as Teacher of the Year at Sumter Christian School for the 2022-23 school year. Barboza received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Phoenix and taught in Texas … more
Last week in the STREAM Lab, Pocalla Springs Elementary School students learned about severe weather. They worked together to modify a paper towel tube so that it is able to withstand at least 10 seconds of high wind from a "tornado's wind field" - … more
An almost entirely new Sumter school board, one with seven new trustees, will be sworn in and take office Monday night. A district staff member placed the agenda online Friday for the public for Monday's installation ceremony at Lakewood High … more
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
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