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Science and a Slinky

PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall fifth-grade students Stirling Tindal and Braylon Stewart conduct an experiment in physics in their science class taught by Frances James. Studying Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion, the students used a Slinky to … more

Memorial scholarship fundraiser set for Feb. 18 at Kingsbury Elementary in Sumter

In the spirit of carrying on the torch for future educators, current and former Sumter School District teachers of the year will host an annual scholarship fundraiser next month. The district's annual Hailey Bordeaux Memorial Scholarship dinner, … more

Students learn about colonial life

SHELLY GALLOWAY / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM Fourth-graders at Willow Drive Elementary School took a step back in time at their annual Colonial Day celebration. Students ventured through a variety of stations where they learned about making … more

Crestwood FFA places 8th at event

SUBMITTED Members of the Crestwood Future Farmers of America traveled to Georgetown on Feb. 9 to compete in the state Wildlife Career Development Event. Career Development Events build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage … more

First Presbyterian Preschool celebrates Presidents Day

PHOTOS BY RHONDA BARRICK / THE SUMTER ITEM Students of First Presbyterian Church Preschool celebrated Presidents Day a few days early by singing songs, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, marching across the school grounds and watching Sumter High … more

State school leader Molly Spearman hosts lunch with Sumter teachers

National Board Certified Teachers, who are a part of Sumter School District's LEAP cohort with the S.C. National Board Network, had lunch last Saturday with State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, center, to discuss the … more

6th-year educator named Sumter Christian School Teacher of the Year

Tammy Adams has been selected as Teacher of the Year at Sumter Christian School for the 2018-19 school year. Adams has a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina. She graduated from Sumter Christian School and is one … more

Sumter School Board advisory Finance Committee to meet

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' advisory Finance Committee will meet for the first time since late October on Wednesday morning at the district office. The committee, which consists of three board members and a few private-business … more

An exhibit to call their own: Alice Drive Middle School students have their art displayed at CCTC gallery

On the second floor of a college that stresses technical training and workforce development, middle school students wandered the walls, pointing and giggling in gaggles but not over stereotypical middle school topics. They were observing art. … more

CCTC announces several events for January

FROM STAFF REPORTS Central Carolina Technical College has several events planned for January. To learn about the college's academic programs, financial aid, scholarships and student services, attend CCTC Second Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. … more

St. Anne & St. Jude wins quiz bowl for 5th year

PHOTO PROVIDED St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School has won the SCISA Middle School Quiz Bowl Regional for the fifth-consecutive year. The Guardians defeated three teams on Feb. 6 and will now host the nine-team SCISA State Tournament on … more

Morris College announces Church and Sacred Music Workshop Series

As part of its ongoing efforts to serve the larger community, Morris College announces the offering of a non-credit Personal Enrichment class titled Church and Sacred Music Workshop. This class provides an overview of the … more

Thomas Sumter educator named Master Teacher

FROM STAFF REPORTS Paige Crowe, an educator at a local South Carolina Independent School Association institution, was recognized as a Master Teacher during a November pinning ceremony at the Fall Teachers' Conference. Crowe, who teaches at … more

Campus Corner: Feb. 3, 2019

Central Carolina Technical College Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota has announced the fall 2018 student honors lists. This term, 390 students have been honored. The President's List recognizes students who were … more

Sumter School District Vice Chairman Frank Baker says take community members off Finance Committee

The former superintendent under whose watch the Sumter School District overspent its budget by $6.2 million two years ago and who now serves on the school board of trustees publicly said involvement by business and community leaders on the … more

Wilson Hall seventh-grader spells her way to the top

Wilson Hall seventh-grade student Maggie Norris won the S.C. Independent School Association State Spelling Bee for her grade level. She advanced to the state bee after finishing as a finalist in a regional bee hosted by Wilson Hall. There were 20 … more

Central Carolina Technical College to offer apprenticeship program for Sumter youth

Central Carolina Technical College will address two issues at once with its youth apprenticeship program: preparing high school seniors for careers in mechatronics and machine tools and increasing the workforce for local industries. The program … more

Data show R.E. Davis classes not overfull

To push forward or to jump ship? To move ahead with previous plans for one school with 440 students in a first-year K-8 magnet school model or go back to two small schools - one elementary and one middle - less than two miles apart in the eastern … more

Sumter's Lemira Elementary School students meet Santa, Mrs. Claus

Mr. and Mrs. Claus wait to greet students at Lemira Elementary School on Monday. A local nonprofit group, God's Love in Action, led by Shawna Sadler, distributed Christmas gifts to identified students and their families at Lemira. … more

Lee Central High School's Wallace teaches physical education, exceptionally

BISHOPVILLE - Research reveals that physical activity is 4.5 times lower for children and youth with disabilities compared to their peers. That is certainly not the case for Teriann Nash's class of … more
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