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Education

  • 2011 FCAT results - Sumter

    The Sumter school district is ranked in the top ten on the 2011 FCAT Reading, Math and Science assessments for the following grade levels and subjects:
    Rank — Grade/Subject — Percent Proficient
    5th in state — Third Grade Math — 87 percent
    5th in state — Fifth Grade Reading — 80 percent
    6th in state — Fifth Grade Math — 73 percent
    6th in state — Fifth Grade Science — 60 percent
    7th in state — Eleventh Grade Science — 48 percent

  • Top readers acknowledged

    One need not read between the lines to see that the top readers at Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School enjoyed the last day of school more than a great book, or at least a pretty good book.
    Accelerated Readers got to dance to the sounds of Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber and other top pop titans played by a live disc jockey in the school’s auditorium during the last day of class. Teachers and even some parents joined in the festivities and seemed to enjoy the event as much as the kids.

  • LSCC seeking student ambassadors

    “LSCC FOUNDATION IS LOOKING FOR STUDENT LEADERS”

  • Sumter: High performing school district

    The Sumter County School District, with 7,400 students, may be smaller than some of the 67 other school districts in the state, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have bragging rights.
    The state Board of Education recently recognized the school district as one of 13 school districts in the state as a 2011-12 Academically High Performing School District. This is the second year in a row that Sumter has received the distinction.

  • Sumter food program launched for public school students

    Sumter County School Board, 2680 W-C 476, Bushnell, will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June and July.
    All children 18 years old and younger, if open site, are eligible for meals at no charge. 
    The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced price meals during the school year.
    Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school.

  • Wildwood Middle High School Honor Roll

     

  • Wildwood Middle High School Honor Roll

     

  • Earth Day celebration planned for April 16

    It’s time for the 4th annual Earth Day Celebration! For the third year, the Sumter County Mining Association, a collaboration between CEMEX, American Cement Company, Bedrock Resources, Dixie Lime & Stone Company, and MidCoast Aggregates, along with Dyno-Nobel are the presenting sponsors for the event! 

  • County Spelling bee results

    The Sumter County Spelling Bee was held on Feb. 3. The top students from the school spelling bees participated. The following students represented the schools:
    Chloe Pitts — Bushnell Elementary School
    Deontae Grant — Bushnell Elementary School
    Daniel Davidson — Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School
    Jerrica Tillie — Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School
    Kaylee Lewis — South Sumter Middle School
    Kendall Clark — South Sumter Middle School
    Kunal Upadya — The Villages Charter School

  • Students to represent schools at political dinner

    Two students were selected from Wildwood and two from South Sumter, to attend the 25th Annual Sumter County Lincoln Day Dinner.
    The event is hosted by the Sumter County Republican Party.
    The Wildwood students selected were Danielle Cole and Josh Santos.
    Wildwood teachers selected the students who would represent at the school.
    According to those teachers, Cole was chosen because she’s a student who is truly comfortable with herself, true to herself and admired by her peers and teachers.