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Data leads committee to ask Sumter school board to reconsider Mayewood Middle reopening

With a look at more detailed factors playing into a complex $130 million budget, the Sumter school board's advisory Finance Committee wants the board to reconsider its vote last week to reopen Mayewood Middle School. District Chief Financial … more

Lee Central Middle School students use art to learn about Black History Month

BISHOPVILLE - Lee Central Middle School is abuzz with excitement as Black History Month gets underway. Teachers, students and even the administrators are all taking part in an integrated curriculum that … more

Teaching the past, working for the future: S.C. NAACP president speaks to soldiers at U.S. Army Central Black History Month program

We hear the names, and we recognize the iconic photos. A man standing in front of thousands in Washington, D.C., talking about a dream he had. A young girl walking into school. A bus, burned, bombed. Those names and those stories must be … more

Sumter School District Finance Committee recommends Mayewood reopening be reconsidered

The Sumter school board’s advisory Finance Committee wants the district’s Board of Trustees to reconsider its decision to reopen Mayewood Middle School next school year. Reasoning that … more

S.C. education department is 'very concerned' about Mayewood Middle School reopening

The state education department's leader wrote a letter to Sumter School District's leaders expressing concerns about the school board's vote Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School given the district's recent financial and other … more

How much will it cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School?

The cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School for Sumter School District will be in the range of $1 million to $1.2 million next school year and then about $360,000 to $471,000 in recurring annual expenditures every year after that. Cost calculations … more

St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School students collect warm clothing for those in need

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School's service project for January was collecting hats, gloves and scarves. Throughout the month, students from grades K5 through eighth brought in donations to give to Sumter United Ministries to distribute to … more

Sumter's Mayewood Middle and maybe F.J. DeLaine Elementary to reopen

Concerns with transitioning into a new K-8 magnet school weighed heavily in the Sumter school board's vote late Monday to reopen Mayewood Middle School next year, and a potential reopening of F.J. DeLaine Elementary School will likely be on next … more

Central Carolina Technical College to offer apprenticeship program for Sumter youth

Central Carolina Technical College will address two issues at once with its youth apprenticeship program: preparing high school seniors for careers in mechatronics and machine tools and increasing the workforce for local industries. The program … more

OPINION: Sumter School District must move forward, not backward

The Sumter School Board recently voted to reopen Mayewood Middle School after it had been closed. Its students were assigned to a newly renovated and program-enriched R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy. The vote to return about 140 students to … more

Sumter School Board may vote Monday on reopening of Mayewood Middle School

The potential reopening of Mayewood Middle School will be discussed and possibly decided on at the Sumter School District Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday. After a motion following executive session at its last regularly scheduled meeting on … more

Sumter School District Vice Chairman Frank Baker says take community members off Finance Committee

The former superintendent under whose watch the Sumter School District overspent its budget by $6.2 million two years ago and who now serves on the school board of trustees publicly said involvement by business and community leaders on the … more

Sumter High IB students learn life skills, help a good cause with Kickin' for a Cure

While it's not every day a group of high-schoolers bands together to organize a soccer tournament as a fundraiser for a good cause, it is once a year at Sumter High School. Students in Sumter's International Baccalaureate program's Creativity, … more

Some Sumter school board members don't agree with grandfathering community committee members

While a vote to reopen Mayewood Middle School that the Sumter school board has since said it will readdress at a future meeting due to FOIA violations was the main headline this week, members did discuss other matters Monday. In response to new … more

Sumter School Board votes Monday to reopen Mayewood Middle School

Questions remain after an initial vote from Sumter School District's Board of Trustees to reopen Mayewood Middle School came both less than a year after the board voted to close the school and after the legality of the vote was raised. The full … more

Sumter High School Drama presents 'The Addams Family' produced by students

Wednesday and Pugsley Addams, the children of Gomez and Morticia Addams, are practically grown in the musical comedy "The Addams Family," being presented this week by Sumter High School Drama. The group produces a musical each year, offering a … more

Sumter basketball teams sweep Lugoff-Elgin

Three-point shooting can be deadly. The Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team hit 11 3s in a 77-54 win over Lugoff-Elgin on Friday at the SHS gymnasium, with senior Kwaleek Jones … 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

2 closed Sumter School District schools left out of facilities study

The consultants charged with completing Sumter School District's facilities assessment study presented their report Monday to the district's full board, but several trustees and the interim superintendent said they were surprised that two recently … more

Harvest Community School moves back into renovated Clarendon County facility and could expand

SUMMERTON -- Harvest Community School's enrollment has grown by more than 250 percent since the Christian-based school opened its doors in 2013. "Our desire is to glorify God by training up children to delight in the Lord Jesus Christ, to develop … more
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