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STEAM at Wilson Hall

PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall freshmen Evan Bell and Ellie Spencer build a VEX robot in the mechatronics class, part of the school's STEAM curriculum, taught by Lee Gandy and held in the new innovation lab. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field … more

CCTC massage therapy student clinic is now taking appointments

Central Carolina Technical College's massage therapy student clinic schedule is open for online scheduling for appointments for spring semester beginning Jan. 15, 2019. Please read over the following reminders carefully … more

Sumter students remember Dr. Carl Whetsell with tree in his honor

The fifth-grade art students in Tonya Durant's class were excited about decorating Christmas ornaments in memory of Dr. Carl G. Whetsell. Lemira Elementary School partnered with the Tuomey Foundation to decorate a Christmas tree for the 17th-annual … more

Lakewood students win Golden Apple Awards

PHOTO PROVIDED The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 outstanding students at Lakewood High School on Jan. 24 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral … more

Morris College becomes Purple Heart college

Sumter's Purple Heart Chapter 817 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart designated Morris College as a Purple Heart College during a ceremony Dec. 3 at the college's O.R. Reuben Chapel. Chapter Commander Harry Thompson presented Morris … more

High Hills Elementary fourth-graders hold the Great Gingerbread Challenge

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM Lauren Dabb's fourth-grade class at High Hills Elementary School held the Great Gingerbread Challenge on Tuesday. more

Lee Central Middle School students use art to learn about Black History Month

BISHOPVILLE - Lee Central Middle School is abuzz with excitement as Black History Month gets underway. Teachers, students and even the administrators are all taking part in an integrated curriculum that … more

Morris College to be designated a Purple Heart College Dec. 3

SUBMITTED Morris College has several notable events happening next week on the school's campus. First will be a commissioning ceremony for Cadet Justin Jermaine Walker, who will become the 54th officer commissioned at Morris. At 10 a.m. on … more

USC Sumter brings French-language films back to campus with series

SUBMITTED The USC Sumter Division of Arts and Letters announces the return of the annual Tourn es Festival Film Series to the USC Sumter campus Monday nights from Feb. 18 through April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in USC Sumter Nettles Auditorium. USC … more

Shaw Air Force Base tour unites Team Shaw and Sumter community

Team Shaw airmen opened the gates to Sumter middle-school students recently with the goal of opening their eyes to the daily work lives of airmen serving in a variety of career fields across the Air Force. The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce … more

3 alumni elected to Morris College Board of Trustees

SUBMITTED The Morris College Board of Trustees elected three alumni and longtime benefactors to its executive board at its 2018 fall board meeting in October: state Rep. J. David Weeks, D-Sumter, chairman; Dr. Audrey P. Neal, vice chairman; and … more

Sumter school board takes no action on personnel matter in special-called meeting

There was no action taken by the Sumter School District Board of Trustees during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon on an undisclosed personnel matter and to receive legal advice. On … more

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to visit Morris College on Monday

SUBMITTED U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) will promote his 2020 presidential campaign on his visit to Morris College on Monday from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. The senator will address the campus community starting at … more

Campus Corner : Feb. 10, 2019

Lander University Lander University announces the names of undergraduate students who are recognized with the honor of making the President's List, during the first semester of the 2018-19 school year. To qualify for the President's List, a … more

Lee County School District Teacher Recruitment Fair set for March 16

FROM STAFF REPORTS Looking for a teaching position? The Lee County School District Teacher Recruitment Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, at Lee County School District, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. The district will be … more

'Scholarship Lady' hosts college fair at Sumter High

Sumter native and resident Melinda Mihlbauer, founder of PACE Scholarship Academy, hosted a college scholarship fair Saturday at Sumter High School. More than 2,000 students and parents attended the free event, which was an opportunity for them to … more

Sumter board will "take step backwards" from vote to reopen Mayewood

After the legality of a recent vote to reopen a school was raised, Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will readdress the matter at an upcoming meeting, according to the board’s … more

How much will it cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School?

The cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School for Sumter School District will be in the range of $1 million to $1.2 million next school year and then about $360,000 to $471,000 in recurring annual expenditures every year after that. Cost calculations … more

Thomas Sumter Quiz Bowl team takes second at SCISA regionals

PHOTO PROVIDED The Thomas Sumter Academy middle school Quiz Bowl Team recently competed at SCISA regionals. The trivia-based competition was held at Wilson Hall. During competition, students were quizzed on the following topics: geography, math, … more

Need a mattress? Check out Sumter High's fundraiser

FROM STAFF REPORTS Cookie sale? Fruit sale? Magazine sale? Not this time. Sumter High School is holding a mattress sale to raise funds for the band, choir and orchestra programs. Custom Fundraising Solutions will be bringing the store to the … more
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