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Sumter students celebrate Pinwheels for Peace

Everyone at Alice Drive Elementary School had a groovy time celebrating Pinwheels for Peace on Friday. All students in the school made a pinwheel to represent peace, and each class decorated the front lawn of the school with their pinwheels. In … more

Sumter school board meets on superintendent search

After meeting last night, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will make it back-to-back nights with another meeting tonight. A district spokeswoman distributed an agenda Sunday. Most of the discussion will take place in executive … more

Kingsbury Elementary School invites grandparents for breakfast

Kingsbury Elementary School held its annual Grandparents Breakfasts on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20-21. Children in preschool, kindergarten, second and fourth grades were delighted to have their second set of parents have … more

School board meets again Monday

After its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting was delayed until last Monday, Sept. 17, due to Hurricane Florence, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet on consecutive weeks with its regular monthly work session set for … more

Sumter teacher racks up awards

Shasta Smith, Sumter School District's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year, was named the September Star Teacher of the Month. She was a guest on the Good Morning Sumter Show on WDXY AM 1240 and FM 105.9 with host Derek Burress. Smith is a seven-year … more

Wilson Hall senior named Commended Scholar

Wilson Hall senior Ingrid Singleton has been named a Commended Scholar in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. These … more

Location of schools in Sumter could expand to other zonings

Sumter City Council discussed a proposed ordinance amendment that would expand the zonings in which schools are allowed at its meeting on Tuesday. Reading: First of two Agenda item: A request … more

National Awards Program seeking S.C.'s top youth volunteers of 2018

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for South Carolina's top youth volunteers of the year now through Nov. 6. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have … more

Sumter School District official: New achievement plan helped increase test scores

Sumter School District officials attribute increased test scores last school year to a new student achievement plan put in place about a year ago and say they think more growth will follow this year because of new academic programs now in many of … more

National Children's Theater performs at Oakland Primary

PHOTOS PROVIDED The National Children's Theater, in conjunction with Duke Energy, brought the roof down at Oakland Primary School with its performance of "Round up at Resource Ranch," a program that teaches students about conserving energy and … more

Sumter School District announces 3 make-up days from Hurricane Florence

Sumter School District has announced three make-up dates for school days missed last week as a result of Hurricane Florence. Interim Superintendent Debbie Hamm said at Monday night’s school … more

Sumter School Board Finance Committee to meet Wednesday

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees’ advisory Finance Committee is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday. A district spokeswoman distributed a meeting agenda late … more

Baron Drag Relay

PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall junior Haile McElveen is pulled by classmates Mary Catherine Matthews and Savanna McKiethen in the Baron Drag Relay during The Baron Games pep rally. Sponsored by the student council, the annual pep rally for students … more

Sumter, Clarendon schools to reopen Monday after Florence closures

All Sumter School District schools and offices will reopen on Monday, September 17, now that Gov. Henry McMaster has lifted the order for school closures due to Hurricane Florence, according to … more

Sumter School District Board of Trustees to meet Sept. 17

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees plans to have its regular monthly board meeting on Monday night after having it postponed last week. The meeting agenda for Monday is identical to the … more

Sumter middle school sent photos of Hurricane Florence from astronaut aboard space station

Hurricanes can be scary and dangerous, but one middle school in Sumter received an awe-inspiring glimpse of the monster storm that is on its way to South Carolina. Alice Drive Middle School … more

Local students to perform for equestrian games

The Lemira Percussion Ensemble will present two performances on Monday as part of the 2018 World Equestrian Games being held this year in Tryon, North Carolina, at Tryon International Equestrian Center. The games take place every four years and are … more

LIST UPDATED THURSDAY: Closings and cancellations for Hurricane Florence in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties

Following is a list of current and upcoming closures and cancelations related to Hurricane Florence in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties and affecting South Carolina. Keep checking back here for … more

School board postpones meeting until Sept. 17

Due to the impending inclement weather, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees postponed its board meeting that was scheduled for Monday night. According to a district spokeswoman, the board meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. … more

Sumter, Lee, Clarendon schools closed indefinitely starting Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence

Schools in the following counties, including Sumter, Lee and Clarendon, will be closed starting Tuesday, Sept. 11 until further notice in preparation of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make … more
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