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Four Sumter High School seniors in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) academic program are recognized as AVID scholars at Monday's Sumter school board meeting. All will be attending college next year … more
The 50% quarterly grade floor debate continues among Sumter School District's Board of Trustees, but teachers are overwhelmingly against it, according to a recent survey conducted by district administration. While trustees heard a grading system … more
PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall junior Logan Schumacher won the Congressional Art Competition, and his artwork, a colored pencil and micron pen drawing titled "Far from Perfect," will hang in the U.S. Capitol to represent the 5th Congressional … more
After 10 years at the helm of University of South Carolina Sumter, Dean Michael Sonntag has decided to step down, effective June 30. Citing a need to spend more time with aging family members and other factors, Sonntag, 56, will enter into a … more
University of South Carolina Sumter held its 2024 end-of-year commencement on Wednesday morning, May 1, on the local campus. Speakers celebrated the students and their achievements during their years at the … more
Central Carolina Technical College students celebrated their graduation on Friday, May 3, 2024, at Sumter County Civic Center during the college's 60th commencement ceremonies. Accounting and management, computer science, criminal justice and … more
Morris College held its annual commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Sumter County Civic Center with 75 students graduating. Guest speaker was Charles Blow, above, a New York Times … more
Given a push from the state legislature for school districts to use fund balance to offset increased expenditures, Sumter School District will not be seeking a millage increase from Sumter County Council this year. That sentiment was shared by … more
Tuesday, May 7, was recognized as National Teacher Appreciation Day, and schools across Sumter School District are honoring their teachers throughout the week with gift bags created by Sumter High Junior Civitans and Starfish … more
"If kids are in a good mindset to learn, then they learn." That is a foundation of the concept of social and emotional well-being for children in education today, and Crosswell Drive Elementary School was recently named the 2024 School of the … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School welcomed 150 of its kindergarten scholars admitted to the Class of 2037 for its 4th-Annual Welcome to Liberty family orientation at the Primary Academy on Saturday, April 27. Currently, there are 1,245 … more
First reading on next fiscal year's budget, teacher survey input on a longtime 50% grading floor in the district and a code of conduct update all headline Sumter school board's meeting on Monday. An open enrollment update and public participation … more
On Tuesday, April 25, Sumter High School AFJROTC Unit SC-011 finished the year as 2024 AFJROTC Field Day Champions for the district. Three SHS teams competed in 12 various field events against Crestwood, Lakewood, Manning and … more
Fifth-grade students from Walker Gamble Elementary School visit The Sumter Item office on Thursday morning, April 25, to learn all about the world of journalism, everything from reporting on different topics and how to design a page of the newspaper … more
Achieving the American dream is a little more in sight now for six Sumter School District seniors after they all received full college academic scholarships funded through a local private donor Monday. Central Carolina Community Foundation, an … more
A total of 60 public high school seniors from Sumter and Lee counties participated in the third-annual Graduate to Greatness Hiring and Recruitment event on Wednesday at the American Legion headquarters on Artillery Drive. The event was coordinated … more
Central Carolina Technical College announced 13 employees graduated from the Central Carolina Technical College Leadership Academy on Friday, April 19. The ceremony featured an inspiring keynote address by Austin Floyd. CCTC Leadership Academy, … more
One thing that Fulton McFadden will tell you is that he is not afraid of hard work. It is about all he has ever known. Working since the age of 16, McFadden is the R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy groundsman, and with more than 50 years of … more
April is recognized as the Month of the Military Child. This past week, Shaw Heights Elementary School held its annual Purple Up Parade. Each class decorated a poster celebrating all military children. Partners in Education and ACE … more
BISHOPVILLE - Lee County School District has earned Cognia Accreditation, according to a news release from the school district. Cognia is a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts and … more
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