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Could adding bus monitors help in the overall recruitment of drivers for Sumter School District's transportation department? It would certainly help the work environment issue for bus drivers, according to district administration and the school … more
Students across Sumter are taking this Thanksgiving week to recognize what they have to be thankful for. Here are a few of their answers. I am thankful for my mom and dad because they have been with me for my life. My teachers Mrs. Huggins and … more
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., center, plays a round of golf at Quixote Club with Greg Thompson, left, and Lewis Thompson on Friday afternoon after his morning visit to Liberty STEAM Charter School. … more
A STEAM event on Saturday at Shaw Air Force Base highlighted science, technology, engineering, art and math areas of exploration, from science experiments to theatrical performances. McElveen Library hosted Sumter Little Theatre for a Readers' … more
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., has visited many schools in his political career but his visit to Sumter on Friday was a trip down memory lane. Clyburn, who represents the 6th Congressional District of South Carolina, toured Liberty STEAM Charter … more
Ebenezer Middle School Librarian Jennifer Wolfe was all smiles on Friday morning when she learned she was named this year's PeeDee Regional School Librarian of the Year. To put the award in perspective, there are more than 1,000 school librarians … more
Item reporters Bryn Eddy and Alaysha Maple attended Kingsbury Elementary School's career fair on Nov. 16 to teach students about journalism. Students expressed the most interest in the photography side of reporting, and when asked why it is … more
Alice Drive Elementary School first-graders got an early start to celebrating Thanksgiving this week by finishing their thankful quilt square family project. more
After paying out $6.8 million in retention bonuses last month related to fiscal year 2023, Sumter School District currently projects to end the year with revenues exceeding expenditures and a net income of $9.8 million. District Chief Financial … more
REMBERT - Everybody needs a lunch buddy of some type, but a new initiative through Sumter Economic Development has countless benefits. A total of 14 Sumter County employees visited Rafting Creek Elementary School here Tuesday as part of the … more
During the next two months, Clarendon County School District Board of Trustees will hear about two policy updates and will approve or deny them. Office of Personnel Director Laura Fleming presented board members with two policy updates involving … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School Primary Academy students greet veterans from all branches of the military with high-fives and hugs and acknowledge their years of sacrifice and service on Thursday during morning arrival at the campus, 15 School St. … more
An "underperforming schools" update and operations updates headline Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' upcoming meeting set for Monday. Monthly financial reports, committee reports and public participation are also listed on the board … more
SUBMITTED Clarendon Hall's Head of School William Russell "Russ" Jordan was named "Rookie of the Year" by the South Carolina Independent School Association at its annual Head of Schools Conference held Thursday, Nov. 9, at Orangeburg Country … more
With the holiday season coming up and most standardized testing completed, Clarendon County School District took time during a board meeting to recognize achievements and improvements in its schools. On Monday, Nov. 6, a few department heads … more
Sumter School District Superintendent William Wright Jr. received an overall satisfactory rating in his first-year evaluation from the district's Board of Trustees. The school board met twice in 10 days, concluding Wednesday night, to conduct the … more
Lemira Elementary School honored parents and staff for their service to our country during a Veterans Day program with U.S. Army veteran Spc. Danielle Malachi as guest speaker. more
Sumter School District Superintendent William Wright Jr. received an overall satisfactory rating in his first-year evaluation from the district’s Board of Trustees. The school board met … more
As the school year progresses into the holiday season, Clarendon County School District Board of Trustees continues to receive updates on several upgrades, student progress and training throughout the district by department heads. Every month, … more
Kendall Deas knows personally that education is the great equalizer, and he wants to spread that message further in his hometown and across the state. A Sumter native and resident, Deas is a University of South Carolina professor in the … more
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