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Clarendon School District 4 introduces communication app ParentSquare

Clarendon School District 4 Board of Trustees introduced a new form of school-to-home communication in the district. District 4 informed community members about ParentSquare, a new free mass communication system that engages conversation between … more

Vote now for October's Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College

Voting is now open to name The Sumter Item's October Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College. Three finalists have been chosen, and the public can vote once per day, no subscription necessary, for their favorite high school guidance … more

Educational equity, resource officers before Sumter school board's Policy Committee

Policy discussions on educational equity, school resource officers, social studies education and a few other matters headline Sumter school board's Policy Committee meeting on Monday. A district staff member posted the agenda online for the … more

Rolling into the workforce: Be Pro Be Proud visits Sumter students at Chestnut Oaks Middle School

When a massive truck with the slogan "Be Pro Be Proud" came rolling in to Chestnut Oaks Middle School, it would be an understatement to say the kids were running to get a look. Be Pro Be Proud is a workforce development project created to fix the … more

Alice Drive Middle School in Sumter joins National STEM Honor Society

Alice Drive Middle School has earned another feather in its cap for its STEM program. Recently, Alice Drive was named a middle school chapter in the National STEM Honor Society, becoming the first middle school in the state to earn the … more

Campus corner for Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties: Oct. 12, 2021

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Southern New Hampshire University congratulates the following students on being named to the summer 2021 President's List. Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point … more

Public participation, committee reports on Sumter school board's table Monday at meeting

After implementing a district-wide mask mandate at a special-called meeting last week, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have its regularly scheduled board meeting for October on Monday. Public participation, committee reports and … more

Central Carolina Technical College receives $947K in grants to assist Black students

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded Central Carolina Technical College two grants totaling $947,360 to remove barriers, improve advisement, curriculum and graduation outcomes for Black students in the region. The grants are from the … more

Clarendon 4 names teachers of the year and district teacher

Jessica Boyington, a math and science teacher at Walker Gamble Elementary School, was named Clarendon School District 4's 2021-22 District Teacher of the Year. Clarendon 4 announced its selection for its 2021-22 teachers of the year and district … more

Don't miss Sumter School District Title 1 Trunk or Treat Oct. 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS Sumter School District wants to celebrate Halloween with you. Join the free drive-through Sumter School District Title 1 Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the Sumter School District parking lot, 1345 … more

Lee Central High's James honored as Counselor of the Month for June contest

Lee Central High School's Anjennette James was recognized on Tuesday for winning Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College, for June. She is pictured here with Leroy Staggers, Morris president. The college … more

USC Sumter, Liberty STEAM partnership promotes men of color in teaching

USC Sumter's Education Program announced the addition of the Call Me MiSTER program to its campus. Last week, the inaugural cohort of MiSTERs started its journey with its first seminar. The Call Me MiSTER program, developed and supported by … more

Entrepreneur, philanthropist James Wilson Sr. honored with name on Morris College conference room

As a blue-and-yellow boutonniere was pinned on his navy blue blazer, James "Ted" Wilson Sr. looked up with pride at his portrait hanging in the Solomon Jackson Jr. Administration building at Morris College. The portrait of Wilson hangs on the … more

Sumter's Kingsbury Elementary School stands against bullying, T-shirt design winner chosen

In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, students in Sylvester Hickmon's art class at Kingsbury Elementary School created an array of T-shirt designs. The top 10 entries were chosen, and parents and community members cast their votes. … more

Wilson Hall senior named 2022 National Merit Scholarship Commended Student

Wilson Hall senior Ashlyn Goode was recognized in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program as a Commended Student. The program recognizes high school seniors who have excelled in academics and have the potential to succeed in … more

Sumter school board passes mask mandate, 7-2

Sumter School District will have a facemask mandate starting Monday after the district’s Board of Trustees voted 7-2 to pass an emergency measure, given COVID-19, on Thursday … more

Sumter school board's facilities, transportation study committees will meet this week

After a week off from any committee meetings, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees has two on the calendar this week. The board's Facilities Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, and its Transportation Study Ad Hoc Committee is set for … more

Adult Education marks national awareness week with Sumter mayor

This week has been National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week in the U.S., and it is for people like Sumterites May Herron and Mary McBride. Herron and McBride are current Sumter Adult Education students, and the two women took part in the … more

Sumter School District wants community input on temporary mask mandate

After all the discussion on mask mandates in its recent board of trustees' meetings, Sumter School District wants stakeholder input on a temporary face mask mandate. A brief two-question survey has been posted online, and a district spokeswoman … more

Sumter School District's realignment study consultant shares project details in virtual public information session

Sumter School District's school zone realignment study is fully underway, and the project consultant gave a detailed description of objectives on Tuesday night during a public information session webinar. A large body of information and … more
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