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Campus corner for May 24, 2022: Students from Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties

CENTRAL CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE Central Carolina Technical College presented academic awards to nearly 50 students who displayed the highest level of achievement throughout the 2021-22 academic year: - Sumter - Brandon Mitchum; Kalista … more

Sumter School District fees to attorneys total $36K so far in board, Martin-Knox rift, records show

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees racked up a little more than $36,000 in attorney fees in the last six months during its performance evaluation and ensuing legal action with outgoing … more

Liberty STEAM board to hear on budget, 10-year strategic plan

Liberty STEAM Charter School will add second grade next year, and related to that topic, its board of directors will hear updates on a balanced budget, staffing and strategic planning on Monday. Liberty STEAM Chief of Staff Trevor Ivey … more

Budget update before Sumter school board Monday; June 14 is scheduled date for presenting millage request to county council

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will continue its 2023 proposed budget discussions Monday at its regularly scheduled meeting, and there is a date set for its budget presentation and millage request to county council. A district staff … more

Alice Drive Middle teacher takes Air Force Association state Teacher of Year award again

A passion for integrating science, technology, engineering and math across the curriculum and a passion for providing opportunities to all students is a winning formula for an Alice Drive Middle School teacher. On Wednesday, the president of the … more

Mother, daughter charged after fight, students assaulted at Ebenezer Middle School, deputies say

Sumter County deputies responded to a fight in progress with a mother daughter duo at Ebenezer Middle School. According to Major Randall Stewart, deputies were called by a school resource officer … more

Voting open for May High School Teacher of the Month contest, presented by Morris College

Voting is open now through May 24 at 1 p.m. for the May 2022 series of The Sumter Item's High School Teacher of the Month contest, presented by Morris College. The finalists are Kyle Austin from Sumter High School, Torrey Shannon from Sumter High … more

Wilson Hall club goes scuba diving

Wilson Hall junior Bailey McInerney, a member of the school's SCUBA Club, dives in the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida, on a recent club trip. The purpose of the three-day trip, which also included diving in the Crystal River and Devil's Den, … more

William Wright named new Sumter School District superintendent

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees went with the only candidate with superintendent-level experience in selecting William Wright Jr. as the district's next leader late Tuesday. The trustees' vote was unanimous in selecting Wright at a … more

Sumter school board plans to ask county council for 10.9 mills

With a projected budget shortfall for 2023 at least partly associated with a new state funding formula, Sumter school board will ask county council for 10.9 mills, the full amount it's allowed under state law. Citing needs to fill its vacancies, … more

'Large fight' being gang-related at Sumter High School was rumor, officials say

After The Sumter Item received a news tip about a “large fight” breaking out in the Sumter High School cafeteria this afternoon, Shelly Galloway, Executive Director of … more

Bringing smiles back: First-graders’ ‘Hearts Around The World Project’ collects postcards from all 50 states and beyond

The power of the internet used in a postcard project this spring helped "bring the happy back" to a classroom full of first-graders at Alice Drive Elementary School. Laura Lyles, a first-grade teacher at the school, and her 16 apprentices shared … more

Sumter school board selects N.C. candidate William Wright as next superintendent

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees went with the candidate with superintendent-level experience in selecting William Wright Jr. as the district’s next leader on Tuesday … more

Lee County School District names 2022-23 Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year

STAFF REPORT Lee County School District named the following 2022-23 Teachers of the Year and Support Staff of the Year on May 2: Dennis Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Sheliaka Davis, fourth-grade teacher Support Staff Member of … more
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