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Wilson Hall fifth-grade students travel to D.C.

PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall fifth-grade students Henry Jones and Cooper Hill are pictured in front of the replicas of the ships that brought colonists to the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia. The students and their classmates visited Jamestown and … more

Sumter students, families enjoy Wilson Hall Fall Festival

Wilson Hall's annual Fall Festival was held on Spencer Field on Tuesday. Sponsored by the PTO, the event featured 15 game booths, inflatable bouncy house and rock climb/slide, costume and pumpkin … more

Sumter school board candidates get one last shot

Before next week's election, at-large candidates vying for two seats on the nine-member Sumter School Board participated in another meet-the-candidates forum Tuesday. Five of the eight candidates took to the stage at Central Carolina Technical … more

New board members will shape Sumter schools for years to come

Many would contend the Sumter School Board race is the most important election in Sumter County this election cycle. Sumter School District has almost 17,000 students who will represent the future local workforce in our ever-growing 21st century … more

Sumter school board candidate apologizes for using gay slur at opponent

A Sumter School District Board of Trustees candidate is being asked by state Democratic officials to apologize after a recording revealed her calling a fellow candidate a gay slur. Barbara Bowman, who is seeking the Area 1 Sumter School District … more

Sumter native honored by Elie Wiesel Foundation for ethics essay

ROCK HILL - First-generation, low-income students face a unique set of challenges when they enter college. No one knows that better than Winthrop University senior Ana Barkley. For much of her … more

Jammed election field sets sights on Sumter school board area seats

In addition to the two at-large seats on the Nov. 6 ballot, four area seats on the Sumter School Board are up for grabs in the upcoming election.Twelve of the 13 area-seat candidates took to the … more

18 of 21 school board candidates attend Meet the Candidates Night at Crestwood

Eighteen of the 21 candidates running for six available seats on the Sumter School Board took to the stage Tuesday night to answer platform questions about topics including teacher pay and the … more

Theater returns to Thomas Sumter Academy

PHOTOS PROVIDED Thomas Sumter Academy's new theater / fine arts teacher, Anna Burrell, has breathed new life into the arts and theater program. For the first time in several years, TSA put on a play, not only one play but two one-act plays - … more

Applications being accepted for REACH program

PHOTOS PROVIDED Sumter School District's REACH program for artistically gifted and talented students offers students in grades 3-11 opportunities to develop and enhance their talents in the areas of visual arts, theater and choral music through … more

Superintendent search consulting firm to address school board Monday

After recently selecting a search consulting firm to help in finding its next full-time superintendent, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hear from that firm Monday at its next regularly scheduled meeting. A district spokeswoman … more

Sumter County Interagency Transition Team to host Resource Night on Tuesday

The Sumter County Interagency Transition Team of the Transition Alliance of South Carolina will host a free Student Resource Night at 220 Hasell St. from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. "It's for students … more

Willow Drive Elementary kindergartners visit Sumter Fire Department to learn about safety

Willow Drive Elementary kindergarten class visited the Sumter Fire Department at Alice Drive on Thursday morning for Fire Prevention Week, which the department stretches into a month in order to include the … more

CCTC's Surgical Technology Program has 100 percent pass rate

PHOTO PROVIDED CCTC reported that all 2018 graduates of the Surgical Technology Program passed the National Certification for Surgical Technologists examination on the first attempt. This is the seventh year that Brie Weber, academic program … more

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

On Friday, St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month through a festive dance celebration by students in the Lower School, Middle School and High School. Dances and songs were planned, taught and choreographed by Spanish … more

Thomas Sumter Academy students participate in SCISA conference

PHOTO PROVIDED Student leaders from 31 South Carolina Independent School Association schools, including Thomas Sumter Academy, held their fall conference recently in the House of Representatives Chambers at the Statehouse in Columbia. While in … more

Sumter CCTC students receive Path to Provide scholarships

SUBMITTED The Path to Provide scholarship is a partnership with the South Carolina Technical College System and affiliated colleges and the South Carolina Hospital Association and member hospitals. The scholarship program allows students pursuing … more

Sumter school board to hold special called meeting Monday

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Monday at the district office. A district spokeswoman distributed an agenda on Friday. After opening remarks, the trustees will enter into executive session … more

Sumter School District earns millions in grants for mental health services, academic performance

Sumter School District will receive two new multi-million-dollar grants during multiple-year time-frames to address students' mental health issues and academic achievement. District officials informed the Board of Trustees of the grants on Monday … more

Wilson Hall middle, high school students float in homecoming parade

Members of Wilson Hall's sophomore class cheer from their float, which had a safari theme, during their 45th-annual homecoming parade on Oct. 5. Sponsored by the student council, the parade traveled the 4-mile route through nearby neighborhoods. … more
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