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Teacher Recruitment Fair set for Lee County School District on March 16

Lee County School District will hold its 2019 Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, at Lee County School District office, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. To schedule an interview in advance, … more

Campus Corner: Sumter, Clarendon and Lee county students

ANDERSON UNIVERSITY ANDERSON - The following students were named to the Dean's List at Anderson University for the fall semester 2018. A student must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the semester to be named to the Dean's … more

Lee County School District holding art contest

SUBMITTED Lee County School District is offering its students a chance to participate in an art contest sponsored by the Parent Advisory Council. The theme is "My Parents - Their Music," and it is designed to honor the heritage of music passed … more

Alice Drive Middle students to be honored for helping peers in algebra

SUBMITTED Algebra Nation, a state-funded math program that is free for students, schools and teachers in South Carolina, will be awarding Alice Drive Middle School eighth-grade student Anna Galeano an iPad for her work in helping her peers across … more

Scholarship applications available to Sumter seniors who are former Millwood Elementary students

Applications for an annual college scholarship fund are now available to Sumter School District seniors who are former Millwood Elementary School students. Johnny Hilton, a district school board member and chairman of the Barry Leach Memorial … more

Budget would give raise to all S.C. teachers

COLUMBIA - Every teacher in South Carolina would get a raise bigger than nearly all of them have ever seen under the state's new budget being debated next week in the House. But newer teachers would get a bigger pay bump than those who have been … more

Penelope Martin-Knox named next Sumter School District superintendent in unanimous vote

Penelope Martin-Knox will be the next leader of the Sumter School District. In a unanimous vote at 8:38 p.m. Thursday at a called meeting, the district’s Board of Trustees passed a motion to name … more

Partners focus on student progress: Central Carolina Technical College, Alice Drive Middle School start engineering course for grade 7

The scene on Wednesday morning in Alice Drive Middle School's library shows we're full tilt into the digital age. A group of seventh-graders came into the library at 9:45 a.m. for a class in of all things AutoCAD. That's computer-aided design … more

Wilson Hall takes 1st at state dance competition

PHOTO PROVIDED The delegation representing Wilson Hall in the S.C. Independent School Association State Dance Competition won first place overall for small group and first place for small group tap in the high school division. More than 80 … more

Bates Middle hosts quiz bowl

PHOTO PROVIDED On Feb. 19, Bates Middle School hosted its first Midlands Academic Quiz Bowl Competition with Camden Middle School, Hillcrest Middle School and R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy. Earlier in the year, Bates traveled to R.E. … more

Sumter School Board expected to name district superintendent Thursday

Sumter School District's board of trustees plans to name its new superintendent on Thursday. During the weekend, a district spokeswoman distributed an agenda for a called meeting on Thursday, and board Chairman the Rev. Ralph Canty confirmed … more

Sumter School District says White and Story LLC to help with fiscal emergency appeal

A Sumter School District spokeswoman announced Tuesday that Columbia-based White and Story LLC will help district administration and the school board in preparing for the board's appeal hearing later this month … more

Registration process for Sumter School District pre-kindergarten is underway

SUBMITTED The registration process for Sumter School District's 2019-20 pre-kindergarten programs began Monday. To be eligible for pre-kindergarten, children must have reached the age of 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2019, and parents must reside … more

Sumter school board may cut positions, salaries, budget to be able to reopen Mayewood Middle School

Other than saying budget cuts may include salary and position cuts, the Sumter school board is moving forward with its appeal of the state education department’s fiscal emergency declaration … more

Clarendon School District 1 to hold called school board meeting on Tuesday

The board of trustees of Clarendon School District One will hold a called school board meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at the District Administrative Building, 12 S. Church St., Summerton. Executive … more

Manning Junior High School relocates pick up and drop off of students

Because repairs to the road in front of Manning Junior High School are taking longer than expected, school administration has decided to relocate car riders. Beginning Wednesday, car riders will be … more

Sumter school board to have another called meeting Monday

Before interviewing the third and final finalist for the district’s superintendent position Monday night at 6:30 p.m., Sumter School Board has called another special called meeting for 5 p.m. A … more

The media market in Lee County School District is a student thing

SUBMITTED BY ANGELA CROSSLAND Lee County School District BISHOPVILLE - Media pervades every level of the educational system in Lee County School District but not like one might think. Student-led media teams from the elementary schools to the … more

2nd finalist for superintendent visits Sumter

The Sumter community and education leaders got a second chance to meet one of the three finalists named for the school district's superintendent position on Friday. Each finalist is spending a "Day in the District" through Monday, visiting Sumter … more

New Clarendon 2 superintendent begins July 1

MANNING - Dr. Shawn Johnson has been named superintendent of Clarendon School District Two beginning July 1. Johnson will replace Superintendent John Tindal, who has served the district for 17 years. Tindal announced his decision to retire on … more
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