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The International Baccalaureate biology classes visited the Clemson University Life Science Outreach Center to further their understanding of genetically modified organisms and to gain molecular biology laboratory skills. After learning these new … more
March 16, 2020, was the first day that all schools across the state - both public and private - were closed because of the "unprecedented coronavirus pandemic," as it was described at the time. An anticipated two-week closure of campuses through … more
A committee system is common with school boards today to try to work efficiently through small groups to tackle district challenges, and Sumter has formed six of them that begin meeting next week. Standing committees for finance, facilities and … more
PHOTO PROVIDED From left, Wilson Hall students Benjamin McIver, Lauren Kohl, Riley Coker, Annabelle Huffman, Abby Hodge (vocal solo) and Quentin Smith (percussion) received Superior ratings and a gold medal at the S.C. Independent School … more
Four students from grades 4-8 represented Clarendon Hall at the SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association) Music Festival held March 9 at the University of South Carolina School of Music … more
For parents who are about to send their kids off to kindergarten, college or into the workforce, Clarendon County leaders are here to help. On Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Manning High School, community leaders will join … more
PHOTOS PROVIDED The Manning High School Monarch Connection Jazz Band recently received a Superior rating in the South Carolina Band Directors Association Jazz Performance Assessment at Newberry College. Kelvin Pearson and Devin Fallow were named … more
Sumter School District hosted its inaugural Reading Rumble. Spearheaded by librarians Laura Davis and Ronda Speed, the event involved teams from 10 local elementary schools answering a series of trivia questions. The questions were sourced from a … more
To continue its work at addressing bus driver shortages and late bus arrivals and departures, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees has now formed a short-term (ad-hoc) transportation committee. Sumter school board Chairman the Rev. Ralph … more
To continue its work at addressing bus driver shortages and late bus arrivals and departures, Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees has now formed a short-term (ad-hoc) transportation … more
Aerospace Engineering students at Sumter Career and Technology Center launched rockets last week to test wind velocity against trajectory. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
Public participation, the superintendent's report and the election of a board parliamentarian highlight Sumter school board's regularly scheduled monthly meeting set for Monday. Sumter School District's Board of Trustees Chairman the Rev. Ralph … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School welcomed its first school resource officer on board Monday at the school in South Sumter. Sumter County Sheriff's Office Deputy Donnavan Pinckney performed classroom visits, participated in a huddle with staff, board … more
And then, there were five. After making the state's honor roll in January for the work of its school improvement council, Sumter School District's Wilder Elementary School was named a top-five finalist Thursday for an annual award, according to a … more
A college scholarship opportunity is now open to students for the 2023-24 school year. The Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation has been committed to helping shape and mold young adults of Clarendon and surrounding counties into sound citizens, … more
Male high school students from various counties in South Carolina walked the USC Sumter campus last Friday to learn more about what it will take to be a MiSTER. Established on the campus of Clemson University more than 20 years ago, the Call Me … more
CLARENDON COUNTY - Clarendon County lost a dear friend and a dedicated ambassador when retired Col. George P. Summers passed away in July 2022. Summers and his wife, Carole, moved to the South in 1993 and made Clarendon County their home. Their … more
Student discipline, achievement, community involvement, recruiting and retention of employees and a new technical high school all are part of a draft "shared vision" of Sumter School District's new board of trustees. Board Chairman the Rev. Ralph … more
Clarendon County School District teachers could get a full unencumbered break during their workdays starting in the upcoming 2023-24 school year. During Monday night's school board meeting, board members voted unanimously to approve the first … more
U.S. Army Central hosted Sumter School District principals Jayson Leach of Crestwood High School, Maggie Wright of Lakewood High School and Anamaria Sandor of Sumter High School at Shaw Air Force Base on Tuesday, March 7. During the visit, Lt. Gen. … more
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