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May Teacher of the Month awarded Carolina Grove restaurant gift card

Carolina Grove co-owner Jim Mayes Jr. awards R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy's Alexis Evans with a $50 gift card to the restaurant on Alice Drive on Wednesday. Evans was named May's Teacher of the Month, a contest hosted by The Sumter Item … more

Clarendon 3 honors its leaders for service ahead of merger

TURBEVILLE - All good things must come to an end, even for a school district. However, school officials didn't want to close this chapter of Clarendon School District 3 without recognizing dedicated members who contributed to the district. CSD3 … more

Voting open for Morris College Counselor of the Month, Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month contests

Voting is now open for The Sumter Item's two monthly contests that recognize and celebrate leaders in education throughout Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties. Voting for Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College, is open through Sunday, … more

Campus Corner for June 19, 2021: Students in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY BOSTON - Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. Sumter resident Olivia Hilferty was recently named to the Dean's List … more

Sumter School District addresses inclusion with co-teaching model

To address lower high school graduation rates and outcomes for students with disabilities, Sumter School District thinks starting early by exposing more of these children to the general education population can be a win for all. The district's … more

Clarendon joint meeting focuses on consolidation

Clarendon School Districts 2 and 4's board of trustees and the Clarendon County School District Board of Education assembled for a joint school meeting Thursday, June 17, to discuss the county's consolidation legislation and receive updates before … more

Passion pays off: Sumter parent turns longtime school involvement into new career in journey to becoming a teacher

As a young girl, with her father's old books in hand, a chalkboard behind her and her dolls positioned as students, Marcia Wilson prepared for and dreamed about her future career as a teacher. "My inspiration to be a teacher stems from my love … more

Sumter School District support staff gets raise; school board OKs budget

Support staff in Sumter School District will get a small raise for the first time in three years after the district's Board of Trustees unanimously passed its fiscal 2022 budget on Monday. With the adoption of the district's proposed budget by … more

Clarendon County consolidated district joint meeting on Thursday

The Clarendon County School District Board of Trustees will have a joint meeting with all Clarendon County school boards on Thursday, June 17, inside Manning High School's lecture hall. As Clarendon School Districts 1 and 3 merge into Clarendon … more

Osteen family awards annual Boozer Scholarship to incoming College of Charleston freshman

The Joseph Boozer Scholarship, endowed by the Osteen family, which owns The Sumter Item, is presented annually in honor of Joseph Boozer, a 15-year-old who died in a tragic drowning accident in 1988 while a student at the … more

Schools across U.S. brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic. As they await the arrival next fall … more

Campus corner for June 15, 2021: Students in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

University of South Carolina Beaufort BLUFFTON - The following local students were named to the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Chancellor's List for spring 2021: - Alcolu - Emily Ray; - Wedgefield - Gabriel Brunell; - Turbeville … more

Nominate now for June's Counselor of the Month contest presented by Morris College

KAREEM WILSON / THE SUMTER ITEM Morris College President Leroy Staggers, right, recognizes Crestwood High School's Shirley Nelson as May's Counselor of the Month on Monday. By earning the most votes from the public of four finalists in The Sumter … more

Clarendon School District 1 will skip final meeting before Clarendon 3 merger

Clarendon School District 1 will not have its final school board meeting. That was the message John Bonaparte, chairman of Clarendon 1, told The Sumter Item on Monday. The Summerton-based school board planned its last meeting for June 7, but … more

Public budget hearing tops Sumter school board's virtual meeting

A public budget hearing on its fiscal 2022 budget highlights Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' next regularly scheduled meeting set for Monday. A district staff member posted the meeting agenda online on Friday for the media and general … more

Consolidated Clarendon school board to meet for 1st time with all districts

With less than three weeks until Clarendon School Districts 1 and 3 merge into Clarendon School District 4 on July 1, the county's consolidated school board has scheduled a meeting between all Clarendon County school boards. At a meeting Monday, … more

Laurence Manning Academy Yearly Headmaster List for 2020-2021

2020-2021 Yearly Headmaster List SECOND GRADE Bateman Brunson - Grayson Connor, Cici Hurley, Addison Mayer, Ava Quintanilla and Colton Racer Jodi Danback - Bailey Carter and Nash … more

Nominate now for June's Counselor of the Month contest presented by Morris College

Nominations are now open for June's Counselor of the Month contest, presented by Morris College. To nominate your favorite high school guidance counselor from a public or private school in Sumter, go to www.theitem.com/counselor. Four finalists will … more

Sumter County Council approves school district’s 2-mill increase

Sumter County Council approved Sumter School District’s 2-mill increase on Tuesday night at its regularly scheduled council meeting, but it was not without fireworks. Following a budget … more

Local fraternity presents scholarships, awards to students in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

The Gamma Iota Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. presented several scholarships … more
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