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The No Hate Tour rolled through Lakewood High School on Wednesday, March 27, mashing together anti-bullying education with sports. Professional BMX riders Zach Newman, Alex Leibrock, Mason Ritter and Trevor … more
After granting Sumter School District use of property for six years to construct a technical high school with no results, Central Carolina Technical College has decided to now keep the property for its own options. The college's Area Commission … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School will see no changeover in its nine-member board of directors this year after three incumbents for elected seats won uncontested races recently and two appointed directors were reappointed. Jenny Knopf, the Rev. Marion … more
Wilson Hall, Sumter School District and Liberty STEAM Charter School will kick off their first collaborative event together with a free, shared professional development workshop for teachers on Saturday, April 13. Wilson Hall Head of School Brent … more
Central Carolina Technical College student Ashley Ardis is one of eight community college students nationwide who was chosen as a 2024 DREAM Scholar by the Achieving the Dream Network of community colleges. Ardis, an accounting student, is the … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School staff hold a newly unveiled banner on Monday that recognizes Primary Academy students who achieved math proficiency and growth targets on the school's mid-year Measures … more
Wateree Community Actions Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start programs serving low-income, disabled, homeless and foster children birth to 5 years old in Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw and Sumter counties is accepting applications for … more
PHOTO PROVIDED Manning High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jordan D. Jefferson, recently received a Superior rating in the South Carolina Band Directors Association Concert Performance Assessment held at West Ashley High School. … more
Wilson Hall junior Jane McAdams was selected as a 2024 Carson Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship award that will be invested for her college education. Established by Dr. and Mrs. Ben Carson, The Carson Scholars Program awards students … more
In the growing world of school choice, two more proposed public charter schools have submitted applications to establish future operations in Sumter County through a state authorizer that is in its second year. Discovery School at Patriot Park … more
Is giving a quarter grade of 50 to all students who score below that level in a subject fair and appropriate to everyone involved? Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees was split on … more
U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Malcolm Cohens Capt. Savannah Bailey, a strength manager with U.S. Army Central, plays soccer with a student. Students from Cherryvale Elementary School visited Shaw Air Force Base for a "Spring Fling" hosted by … more
Benita Evans' Social Enrichment Group at Ebenezer Middle School is collecting items for blessing bags for the homeless. They are also writing encouraging notes to place in each bag. The group is accepting donations at the school … more
A new piece of legislation in the state's General Assembly would allow public charter schools to give an enrollment preference option to children of active-duty military members. The bill introduced earlier this month by House Speaker Murrell … more
It appears there is division again among Morris College's Board of Trustees concerning the election of a new president. An official news release on Thursday from Morris said a Wednesday meet-and-greet with a college presidential candidate, Said … more
Miss Sumter High School Madison Lyles visits R. E. Davis College Preparatory Academy to read to kindergarten and first-grade classes this week. more
On Saturday, March 16, Sumter High School's AFJROTC Drill Team competed in the Battle of the Carolinas Drill Meet at Clover High School in Clover. They brought home five trophies highlighting their achievements. This included a first-place trophy … more
Middle school students from Lee Academy visited The Sumter Item's office on Thursday to learn all about the world of journalism, everything from reporting on sensitive subjects in an empathetic way and how to design a page of the newspaper to fun … more
If you are looking for a mature and disciplined student, look no further than Sumter High School senior Sophia Boone. Boone is one of four full International Baccalaureate program students in the senior class, ranks 14th in the class, holds a 4.9 … more
PHOTOS PROVIDED Lakewood High School Drama Club students and staff presented "Alice" for the community and the school's students in their auditorium March 16-18. more
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