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LCHS students' college acceptances close to $11.5M in scholarships

SUBMITTED BY ANGELA CROSLAND Lee County School District BISHOPVILLE - Almost $4 million of the nearly $11.5 million in scholarships amassed by the students of Lee County School District can be attributed to five students, and the awards are … more

Cherryvale Elementary to host state fine arts visit

In just its third year with a recognized fine arts grant, Sumter School District and Cherryvale Elementary School will be hosting a state sites visit next week. District Fine Arts Coordinator Lori Smith spoke recently on an Arts in Basic … more

Wilson Hall's literary teams win big

PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall's Elementary Literary Team and Middle School Literary Team each won first place in the S.C. Independent School Association State Literary Meet, which had more than 400 participants representing schools from throughout … more

A different kind of signing day for Sumter students

Friday was "Signing Day" for nine high school seniors in Sumter School District. These soon-to-be graduates won't be lacing up their shoes for your favorite college football or basketball team. Instead, they are signing on as apprentices with Sumter … more

Clarendon Hall announces new headmaster

SUMMERTON — Clarendon Hall has a new headmaster. The private school's board of trustees announced Kelley B. Wannamaker as the Saints' new leader, and she was on campus Tuesday to be … more

20th Citadel president to be inaugurated April 5

Retired Gen. Glenn M. Walters, USMC, a member of The Citadel Class of 1979, assumed his responsibilities as president of The Citadel in October 2018. Forty-three years ago, he reported to the college for matriculation. "I … more

Sumter School District budget cuts could come from attrition

Required budget cuts for Sumter School District to accommodate the costs of reopening of Mayewood Middle School and still achieve one month's operating expenditures in its fund balance can hopefully be achieved through attrition, according to … more

A 'dream come true': Thomas Sumter Academy adds 3 STEAM labs through $750K campaign

Thanks to a school community's buy-in to a project, students at Thomas Sumter Academy are now learning biology, chemistry, physics, other sciences and important life lessons in three state-of-the-art classroom labs. As today's global economy adds … more

Sumter's First Presbyterian Preschool celebrates St. Patrick's Day

First Presbyterian preschoolers went on a hunt for a pot of gold on Thursday in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Students, all dressed in green (some even with green hair), found leprechaun footprints along the way. more

Sumter school board's Finance Committee to discuss fiscal emergency at Tuesday meeting

The Sumter school board’s advisory Finance Committee will discuss the district’s February financial reports and an update on the state-declared fiscal emergency from Feb. 27 at its … more

Columbia City Ballet to perform at Morris College on Wednesday

SUBMITTED Experience the Lowcountry when the Columbia City Ballet performs "Off the Wall, Onto the Stage" at Morris College on Wednesday. Doors to the Neal-Jones Auditorium open an hour prior to the 7 p.m. performance. Dancers will express … more

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic celebrate Pi day

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School kicked off Pi day, March 14, by wishing Albert Einstein (aka Adam P., left) a happy birthday. The students then had cooking classes, Pi charts and played other games during their math class in … more

12 Sumter High School students receive Golden Apple awards

The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 outstanding Sumter High School students on March 7 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral character and was presented … more

Entire Ebenezer Middle reads same book at same time, helps children in need

In an age of texting, social media and computer-based learning, one rural middle school in Sumter County is finding out how impactful writing one letter to a stranger was for a friendship that crossed continents. The entire student and staff … more

Sumter's Kingsbury Elementary School celebrates Dr. Seuss during Read Across America

Read Across America Week at Kingsbury Elementary School was jam-packed with events geared to encourage reading and celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodore Seuss Geisel. He was a writer and cartoonist who in his career published more … more

Shaw Air Force Base representative on Sumter school board 'troubled' about Mayewood reopening, recent board actions

Leadership with the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base has indicated it is "troubled" by the actions of Sumter School District's Board of Trustees in recent months to revert against last … more

Wilson Hall art students sweep competition

PHOTO PROVIDED The following Wilson Hall students won first place in their respective divisions in the S.C. Independent School State Art Competition: eighth-grader Landon Miller - open media 2D; eighth-grader Caitlyn Schumacher - open media 3D; … more

Sumter school board takes no action on F.J. DeLaine Elementary School

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees took no action Monday night on a decision whether to reopen F.J. DeLaine Elementary School in Wedgefield. Monday night’s meeting concluded … more

Sumter natives' daughter accepted to 39 colleges, awarded $1.6M in scholarships

Some teens wait for that one college acceptance letter, the golden ticket, all or nothing. Jordan Nixon's letter from Grambling State University, a historically black public university in Grambling, Louisiana, came early. August early. Then came … more

St. Anne & St. Jude induct Beta Club members

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School held their National Junior Beta Club induction ceremony last Thursday. From left: new inductees on front row, Michael M., Makayla J., Alek L. and Kaitlynn F.; … more
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