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Finances, test scores before Sumter school board on Monday

The latest monthly financial reports and test score data highlight Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' monthly work session meeting set for Monday. Board Chairman Ralph Canty spoke briefly about the meeting on Friday, and a district staff … more

Clarendon Hall students participate in SCISA Middle School math meet

PHOTO PROVIDED Clarendon Hall middle school students attended the SCISA Middle School Math Meet held Tuesday at Sumter County Civic Center. Clarendon Hall was one of 38 schools participating. From left are: Sidney Berry, Mandy Wells, Walker … more

Gene Haas Foundation presents grant to CCTC machining students

SUBMITTED After receiving a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation, Central Carolina Technical College will be able to enroll more students into its machining technology program. "Financial donations like this gift from the Gene Haas … more

Wilson Hall grad, Wofford College student named Homecoming Queen

JAN WELLS / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM Margaret Wells Osteen was crowned Homecoming Queen at Wofford College on Saturday. Wells is a 2016 graduate of Wilson Hall School and is the daughter of Kyle and Susan Osteen. Wells is seen with her … more

St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School Guardian Angel Ensemble participates in clinic

Students from St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School Guardian Angel Ensemble participated in the annual choral clinic sponsored by the South Carolina Independent School Association on Oct. 10. The event, held in partnership with the USC School of … more

Former Sumter school board candidate calls out trustees for distancing public

A former Sumter school board at-large seat candidate from last year and U.S. Air Force veteran highlighted the public participation portion of last week's trustees meeting by calling out board members for currently trying to eliminate the public … more

Free trunk or treat set for Oct. 29 at Central Carolina Technical College

Central Carolina Technical College Trunk or Treat will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the parking lot of Building M200 on the main campus, 506 N. Guignard Drive. The event, hosted by CCTC's Phenomenal Vibes … more

Afterschool program, Shiloh Project Lift, to hold opening celebration on Saturday

Shiloh Project Lift, an afterschool community-based program serving youth and families in the Shiloh / St. John community of Lynchburg, will hold an opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 4640 Narrow … more

Lee Central Career and Technology Center student wins eSTEAM high school art contest

SUBMITTED Lee Central Career and Technology Center student Nidaisha Thomas won the high school division of The LINK Economic Development Alliance's eSTEAM Sumter festival recently. Her drawing will be posted on a billboard in Lee County this … more

Coronation of Mister and Miss Morris College set for Friday

SUBMITTED Morris College will hold the Coronation of Miss Morris College, Aun'ye Wilson, and Mr. Morris College, Deangelo Adams, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Garrick Boykin Human Development Center (gym), 300 W. College St. Wilson is a senior … more

Morris alumnus named speaker for Fall Honors Day Convocation

SUBMITTED Morris College will hold its Fall 2019 Honors Day Convocation on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. This formal campus-wide program is held twice annually to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement during … more

Sumter School District names executive director of student services

The district has named Veronne Davis as its new executive director of student services. She began the position on Sept. 30. Davis was most recently the principal of the ninth-grade academy at Dreher … more

Sumter School District board to meet Monday at Millwood

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly board meeting Monday night at Millwood Elementary School. A district staff member posted the agenda online Friday for the … more

Lee County School District Parent Advisory Council to host Harvest Festival

FROM STAFF REPORTS BISHOPVILLE - Lee County School District's Title I Parent Advisory Council will host its Harvest Festival on Oct. 30 at the LCSD Main Office, 310 Roland St. The meeting will convene at 5:30 p.m., and the entire community is … more

Hillcrest Middle wins Palmetto Silver award

The state Department of Education announced Monday that Sumter School District's Hillcrest Middle School is a Palmetto Silver award winner for its report card ratings performance last school year. Hillcrest, in Dalzell, earned the award by … more

Wilson Hall observes See You at the Pole

Wilson Hall students, faculty and parents met before school started the morning of Sept. 25 to participate in the annual See You at the Pole event, which is part of the Global Week of Student Prayer. Held the fourth Wednesday of … more

'Something this region needs': Thousands enjoy 2nd eSTEAM Festival in downtown Sumter for kid-friendly science, art, math, tech

A scissor lift rising to give children a different point of view was not the only thing reaching new heights Saturday in downtown Sumter. Thompson Construction's lift, which employee volunteers used to demonstrate safety and job site equipment by … more

CCTC Foundation awards more than $100,000 in scholarships

SUBMITTED The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation awarded scholarships to 112 students totaling more than $100,000 for the 2019-20 academic year. "Support of higher educational opportunities in a variety of forms continues to be a … more

Sumter school board committee meetings set for Monday

Two committees of Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet back to back on Monday night. A district spokeswoman distributed agendas this past week for the board's Policy Committee and Facilities Committee. According to its agenda, … more

Alice Drive Middle kicks off 2nd spaceflight program

Friday was the international kick-off for World Space Week that runs through Thursday, and everything zero gravity was in the air at Alice Drive Middle School. Experiments involving drones, rockets, hot-air balloons, robotics, moonwalks and smoke … more
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