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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

Education News: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Central Carolina Technical College Path to Provide scholarship opportunities Path to Provide is a partnership with the South Carolina Technical College System and affiliated colleges and the South Carolina Hospital Association and member … more

Sumter School District to host first professional development conference

In an effort to enhance the professionalism of the district's teachers and show their appreciation to them, Sumter educational and economic development leaders will be hosting an inaugural professional development conference this summer. Jade … more

Sumter school board changes meeting dates

Due to board member schedule conflicts, Sumter School District has moved up the date for its next Board of Trustees meeting. The district's scheduled April board meeting will occur on April 10 at the Lakewood High School Fine Arts Center. … more

Sumter School District selects new auditor

Sumter School District is using a new auditor for the first time since it became a single school district in 2011. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the audit firm Mauldin & Jenkins to serve as its independent auditor for the next three … more

Sumter dads, students, gardeners help beautify Willow Drive Elementary

A few of Sumter's most knowledgeable gardeners along with local fathers and students started another phase of upgrading Willow Drive Elementary School's atrium during the Dads' Spring Workday on Saturday. The workday was a partnership between the … more

Lee County School District names director of personnel

Tiniece Javis has been named director of personnel for Lee County School District effective March 19. Javis most recently served as dean of Richland One Middle College in Columbia. According to a news release from Lee County School District, the … more

Public airs concerns about class size, bullying, abandoned facilities at meetings on proposed Sumter school consolidations

Sumter School District has now put on three public meetings for a draft school consolidation proposal at three different locations in the county, and officials are hearing many of the same questions and concerns at each. Interim Superintendent … more

Staggers to become president of Morris College

Morris College’s interim president can remove the word “interim” from his title. A media alert from the college Friday said Morris’ Board of Trustees named Interim … more

A transition made easier: CCTC program helps vets move to civilian life

It's a bittersweet time for Central Carolina Technical College students Margaret Nelson and Rachael Wallace. Both have had success in the classroom at the college in pursuit of health care … more

Hamm: Rezoning Sumter schools won't solve low-enrollment, other issues

In response to repeated questions about rezoning school attendance lines as a solution for three low-enrollment schools, Sumter School District administrators decided to further investigate the issue … more

Rembert community is opposed to Sumter School District proposal

REMBERT - Same proposal. Same questions and concerns. Just larger audience and more vocal. That about summed up Sumter School District's sixth and last in a series of public meetings, for now, on a school consolidation proposal here Sunday night … more

CCTC names new Business and Public Service dean

There is a new dean of Business and Public Service at Central Carolina Technical College. Pam Dinkins was named as the new dean after she had been serving as interim dean since February 2017. "Central Carolina Technical College is all about … more

Campus corner: June 17, 2018

Georgia State University ATLANTA - Asia Conyers of Sumter was named to the Dean's List at Georgia State University during the spring semester of 2018. To be eligible for the Dean's List, degree-seeking students must have earned a GPA of at … more

Sumter school board's special called meeting Monday will be mostly executive session

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokesperson distributed an … more

Education News: Sunday, May 20, 2018

Morris College Sophomore is "All in for Kids" Morris College sophomore Kenton Kelley is an alumnus of the Communities in Schools program, who recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the program. A native of Charleston, Kenton … more

Manning Junior High honor roll

All A Honor Roll (4th Quarter) 7th Grade Calvin Bailey, Summer Beachum, Mattison Casselman, Ashley Felipe', K'Yauna Furman, Hannah Hardy, Derrick Husser, Jodie Li, Mac McCabe, Reagan McElveen, Reid Parimuha, Kush Patel, Abriah Pendergrass, … more

Education News: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sumter School District Star Teacher of the Month named Misty Roberson, a seventh- and eighth-grade math, Algebra I and pre-algebra teacher at Hillcrest Middle School, was named the April Star Teacher of the Month. The Star Teacher program is … more

Regional director to address 2018 USC Sumter graduates

The new director of a regional agency charged with improving quality of life in Sumter and surrounding counties, who previously had a distinguished military career, will be the commencement speaker for University of South … more

Rafting Creek-Hillcrest consolidation withdrawn from proposal

After obtaining information on extensive work necessary to upgrade one district middle school to accommodate elementary school students, Sumter School District’s interim superintendent is … more
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