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Sumter school board votes to reopen Mayewood Middle School after hours of open, closed discussions

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees voted 6-3 late Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School for next year after a nearly six-hour meeting. The vote was made shortly after the … more

Sumter school board holding called meeting Tuesday night

The Sumter school board has scheduled another called meeting for Tuesday night at the district office. The meeting will be mostly behind closed doors in executive session, according to the agenda, … more

Sumter school board calls second meeting for Monday, will discuss superintendent search

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees has scheduled another special-called meeting for Monday afternoon. A district spokeswoman distributed an agenda to the media Saturday night. Most … more

Clarendon Hall competes at SCISA chess tournament

On Nov. 13, six high school students represented Clarendon Hall at the South Carolina Independent School Association High School Chess Tournament held at Sumter County Civic Center: from left, seated, are Logan Hinman and Gabriel Collier; standing, … more

The final chapter: Wilson Hall students finish Lord of the Flies

Wilson Hall freshmen Ivey Edwards and Anna Hays Shuler take advantage of the recent nice weather to read the final chapter of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" outside during their Honors English I class taught by Stacey Reaves. PHOTO … more

Sumter School Board to hold training workshop Tuesday

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will have a workshop training session on roles and responsibilities for board members on Tuesday morning at the district office. A district spokeswoman … more

CCTC names director of development and alumni

FROM STAFF REPORTS Misty Hatfield has been named director of development and alumni at Central Carolina Technical College, according to a news release from the college. Hatfield, who has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, public … more

TSA teacher awarded SCISA designation as Master Teacher

Paige Crowe, TSA's STEAM coordinator/teacher and art teacher, was recently awarded the South Carolina Independent School Association's designation as Master Teacher. Crowe and Paul Sorrells were on hand at a recent celebration at SCISA as Crowe was … more

Sumter School District to offer open enrollment program for 2019-20

In an effort to increase students' access to public school K-12 education in Sumter School District, the district will offer the open enrollment program for the 2019-20 school year. According to, enrollment opportunities will be … more

Sumter School District Finance Committee recommends Mayewood reopening be reconsidered

The Sumter school board’s advisory Finance Committee wants the district’s Board of Trustees to reconsider its decision to reopen Mayewood Middle School next school year. Reasoning that … more

Morris College's Science in Action Week begins Tuesday

FROM STAFF REPORTS Morris College will be holding several events worth noting in February. The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will celebrate its annual Science in Action Week beginning Tuesday evening with a Cyber Security Fair … more

New therapy puppy at Bates Middle School helps students with autism come out of their shells

Bates Middle School, like any other public school, keeps safety a top priority by requiring all staff members to wear ID badges - whether that staff member has two or four legs makes no difference. Kelly Snell has been bringing Bantam, a … more

Sumter school board votes to reopen Mayewood Middle School less than a year after closing it

Mayewood Middle School will reopen next school year after Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees voted Monday night to reverse a decision it made less than a year ago to close it. The … more

CAMPUS CORNER: Jan. 13, 2019

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE The Dean's List at Presbyterian College is composed of students who have earned between a 3.3 and a 3.9 grade-point average. The following local students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester: - Sumter - … more

BREAKING: Sumter school board's vote to reopen Mayewood Middle was illegal, South Carolina Press Association says

Sumter School Board’s vote on Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School was an illegal vote, according to the lawyer for the South Carolina Press Association. After reviewing agenda … more

Millwood students use art to research Revolutionary War

PHOTO PROVIDED Students in Katie Huggins and Clarissa Metze's third-grade class at Millwood Elementary School completed a research project on Revolutionary War leaders. The groups wrote research papers and created life-size replicas of their … more

S.C. Speaker files huge education bill; says time is now

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas shared his plan Thursday for improving the state's schools, a massive, thorough bill that came after dozens of conversations with the … more

Lee County School District celebrates School Board Recognition Month

SUBMITTED Lee County School District joins school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 600 locally elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be … more

Thomas Sumter Academy students help obtain hundreds of pounds of pet food

PHOTO PROVIDED The students of Thomas Sumter Academy's National Junior Honor Society fulfilled the school's motto "Acta Non Verba (Actions not Words)" during the holiday season. TSA's NJHS chapter, directed by Julie Daniel and Trever Miller, … more

State group honors Sumter's Greg Thompson as 'champion for public education'

A leading Sumter businessman received a state honor for his support to Sumter School District.The South Carolina School Boards Association honored Greg Thompson, owner of Thompson Construction Group, with its Champions for Public Education Award … more
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