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Education News: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Central Carolina Technical College Scholars' Signing Day On Saturday, soon-to-be high school students and their parents attended Central Carolina Scholars' Signing Day at the Main Campus of Central Carolina Technical College. CCTC President … more

Education News: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Central Carolina Technical CollegeRegister for Summer or Fall SemesterRegister now for summer or fall semester at Central Carolina Technical College. CCTC has an average job placement rate of 92 … more

Budget and millage priorities before Sumter school board

Next school year's budget again headlines the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' upcoming meeting, set for Monday night at Chestnut Oaks Middle School, 1200 Oswego Road. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda to the … more

Sumter School District Teacher of Year to attend Supreme Court program

Sumter School District's reigning Teacher of the Year, Zach Lowe, who was also a top-five finalist for state Teacher of the Year, has been selected for another special honor. Lowe, a sixth- and eighth-grade social studies teacher at Mayewood … more

Upstate educator named State Teacher of the Year

Anderson School District Three teacher Jeffrey Maxey was named the 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night. Sumter School District’s Zachariah Lowe was a top-five finalist … more

CCTC grads turn tassels to new chapter

The caps and gowns may have all been navy blue with gold, but the ages, faces and degrees under them were as varied as Sumter County itself. About 700 students graduated from Central Carolina Technical College on Friday at Sumter County Civic … more

Campus Corner: Sunday, June 10, 2018

Wofford College SPARTANBURG - The following local students were among 394 graduates of Wofford College during the 2018 Commencement exercises on May 20: Essence Unique Buckman of Sumter received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, concentration … more

Next year's budget before Sumter school board

In the midst of budgeting for next school year, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet Monday for a called budget planning session with district staff. A district spokesperson sent out an agenda for Monday's meeting on Friday … more

Education News: June 10, 2018

Sumter School District Graduation ceremonies held Crestwood and Lakewood high school graduations were held Friday at Sumter County Civic Center. Sumter High School graduation was held Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Crestwood's valedictorian … more

Staggers named Morris College president

Morris College’s interim president is now the college’s new, permanent president. In a news release from the college Friday afternoon, Morris’ Board of Trustees named Interim President Leroy … more

Hillcrest Middle School hosts spring showcase

Hillcrest Middle School hosted its first Spring Showcase on Thursday. Families were invited to come grab a bite to eat and catch up with teachers, all while checking out special projects and experiments in math, science, social studies and English … more

'Pirates!' take over Kingsbury Elementary for spring musical

Kingsbury Elementary School saved the best PTA meeting for last. This year's spring musical titled "Pirates!" was a show-stopper. The set was designed by art teacher Sylvester Hickmon and featured an enormous pirate ship that engulfed the entire … more

Sumter employers spark students' interest in industrial careers at expo

Area economic development partners and employers put their best foot forward Friday in trying to spark interest in local manufacturing and technology-related jobs with their second-annual Manufacturers and Technology Expo. In the morning, about … more

Sumter private-business owners back tax increase for school district

Local private-business owners who serve on Sumter School District's advisory Finance Committee say they are fully behind the district's proposed budget for next year and mill increase request it plans to ask Sumter County Council for next … more

Willow Drive students raise money for Relay for Life

Willow Drive Elementary School scholars and staff taped Principal Trevor Ivey to the flagpole in return for raising $500 for Relay for Life. So far, Willow Drive has raised $4,200 for the event on May 18. Ivey stayed on the flagpole long enough for … more

All jazzed up: Lakewood High jazz, acapella choir to perform at Apollo Theater

Departing today with a special invitation to perform at this weekend's New York City Jazz Festival, it's another feather in the cap for the Lakewood High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble and choral director Herbert Johnson. Under Johnson's leadership, … more

Hamm: Raising achievement, teacher talent were Sumter school district's budget goals

Increasing student achievement, attracting and retaining teachers, and building a more positive culture in the district were key aspects that administration tried to address in building Sumter School District's budget for next fiscal … more

Forum gives 4 Sumter students educators scholarships

Sumter School District's Teacher Forum awarded four high school seniors who desire to be future educators with college scholarship awards at its Celebration of Excellence event on Monday night at Crestwood High School. Lakewood High School's … more

17-year-old Crestwood High football, baseball player fatally shot near downtown Sumter

Sumter Police Department is investigating the death of a 17-year-old man after he was found with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment complex on Peach Street Sunday afternoon.Sumter County Coroner … more

BREAKING: Sumter school board votes to close two schools

In a 5-3 vote on Tuesday night, Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees passed the district administration’s revised proposal to close Mayewood Middle School and F.J. DeLaine … more
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