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Sumter High IB students visit Clemson

PHOTO PROVIDED Sumter High School IB biology classes traveled to Clemson University for a STEM adventure recently. At the Clemson University Life Science Outreach Center, students transformed E. coli with the pGlo plasmid, which carries a … more

Sumter school board approves consultants for population, facilities studies

Two independent consultants were approved Monday to conduct studies that could impact the future of smaller, low-enrollment schools in the district. After returning from executive session at its … more

Sumter school board's Finance Committee to meet Monday

The advisory Finance Committee of Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. As is normally the case at … more

Dr. Doug visits Lemira

Dr. Doug, an internationally renowned oceanographer and geo-scientist, joined Lemira Elementary School second-graders in the STEM Lab. Chyna Whitted is closest to Dr. Doug with Sha'Zyria Prince watching at left. The students learned about matter and … more

Sumter reading interventionist 'fills the gap' in multiple ways

Sometimes with a job change, you can find a perfect fit. Sumter School District teacher Ureka Hilton has found that as a reading interventionist at Rafting Creek Elementary School in Rembert. A Sumter native and Morris College graduate, Hilton … more

Consolidation proposal to be presented by Sumter School District Superintendent Hamm

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees has changed its meeting location for Monday's regularly scheduled monthly board meeting to Sumter High School's Commons Area. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The board meeting was originally scheduled … more

F.J. DeLaine students, Covenant Place residents in Sumter share what love means to them

Candy and flowers topped the list of things students at F.J. DeLaine Elementary School would like to give or receive this Valentine's Day while some of the students' vast imaginations resulted in more out-of-the-box responses. However, despite their … more

Mayewood's Lowe is a finalist for S.C. Teacher of the Year

When the top education official in the state entered Zachariah Lowe's classroom on Tuesday, he became a living example of why he wanted to become a teacher and what he tries to instill in his students. Anyone can become anything if they put their … more

Small crowd mostly opposes Sumter School District consolidation proposal

A relatively small but boisterous crowd of community members mostly voiced their displeasure Thursday night with a district consolidation proposal that would close three low-enrollment schools in … more

Lee School District to hold Teacher Recruitment Fair

Lee County School District will hold its Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at Lee County School District, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. The district will be recruiting for all teacher positions and will conduct … more

Sumter police chief speaks to school board

Sumter's police chief says the issue of school safety related to potential shootings is an emerging issue that must be dealt with proactively by local law enforcement working in association with schools. Chief Russell Roark spoke to the Sumter … more

Group petitions Morris College to consider Canty for its president

A local grassroots campaign last fall to get a Sumter leader to be considered as a candidate for the Morris College presidency is now taking its efforts to the next level. Sumter County resident Carlton Washington, leader of a petition campaign … more

Sumter School District proposes closing three schools

Each would be consolidated into another larger nearby rural school more

Residents say Sumter school zoning is unequal

WEDGEFIELD - Equity in school zoning and attendance lines was a major item of concern expressed by community members Thursday night at an NAACP community meeting regarding a potential closure of F.J. DeLaine Elementary School. The community … more

Education News: Feb. 11, 2018

Lee County School District BISHOPVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL The Bishopville Primary School Thunderbird Dance Team performed at the district's school board meeting on Jan. 16. January 2018 was … more

Sumter Education Foundation gives $10K in books to students

When the Sumter Education Foundation asked teachers what they need, they said books for their classrooms. And the foundation took heed. The members put their big brains together and thought, thought, thought. And what wonders their thinking … more

Sumter hospital unveils coloring book to Lemira Elementary students

It really does "take a village to raise a child," if you ask Palmetto Health Tuomey. And in the spirit of the saying, the hospital extended its community partnership with Lemira Elementary School on Thursday at the school with the unveiling of a … more

Sumter Home Chapter honors students who won essay contest

Each year, Sumter's Home Chapter, NSDAR recognizes outstanding students at its February meeting. The chapter sponsors two essay contests - one for elementary and one for high school students. The first is the DAR American … more
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