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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

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

Sumter school board's Finance Committee to discuss 2018 audit Wednesday

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees’ advisory Finance Committee will meet for the first time since late October when its meets Wednesday morning at the district office. 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

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

Lemira Golden Steppers step up for the community

PHOTO PROVIDED At the beginning of the school year, Lemira Elementary School Prinicipal, Dr. Vanessa Smith-Canty, challenged the Lemira Golden Steppers to engage in community service projects. The Golden Steppers have participated in two … more

Campus Corner: Jan. 1, 2019

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College The following area students have been named honor students for the fall 2018 academic term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College: President's List (full-time) - Eutawville - Alexis Singletary - … 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

Hillcrest council visits Oakland Primary

Members of the Hillcrest Middle School Student Council visited Oakland Primary School earlier this week with letters from Santa. They read the letters to the pre-kindergarten students and helped them with festive crafts. PHOTO PROVIDED more

9 students named winners in Sumter mayor's Christmas card contest

Nine students from each grade in Sumter School District's elementary and middle schools were selected as winners in the 5th-annual City of Sumter Mayor's Christmas Card Contest. The top two winners - Murrin Reed, sixth-grader at Alice Drive … 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

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

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

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

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

Wilson Hall students dissect crayfish as part of STEAM curriculum

Seventh-grade Wilson Hall students Landon Gilley, Mackenzie Helms and Blake VanPatten dissect a cephalothorax, commonly known as a crayfish, in a lab science class taught by Sheri Singleton. For the … more

Crestwood High School junior 1 of 2 in state chosen for United States Senate Youth Program

Many high school juniors are still thinking about college applications, but one Crestwood High School third-year is already almost halfway through his associate degree and now has his sights set on a prestigious scholarship program that will land … more

Thomas Sumter Academy students serve community with holiday help, cheer

At Thomas Sumter Academy, there is more to learning than bricks, mortar and books. During this season, members of Thomas Sumter Academy's Middle School took time out of their busy schedule to visit several places in Sumter as a part of serving their … more
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