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Calvin Poole, Principal of SCMS
Calvin Poole Named Principal of Sumter County Middle School

Sumter County School Superintendent Walter Knighton is very pleased to introduce Mr. Calvin Bernard Poole as the next Principal of SCMS. Mr. Poole is an exceptionally thoughtful, organized and effective leader with classroom and administrative experience combined.

Tue Jul 26 06:59 PM

Ingle with Superintendent Knighton
Rebecca Ingle, of Americus, GA participated in the SkillsUSA Championships in Photography.

Rebecca Ingle, 18, of Americus, GA participated in the SkillsUSA Championships in Photography. The national skilled trades championships, held in Atlanta took place on June 21-23, 2022. The annual SkillsUSA conference was a showcase of career and technical education where more than 5,200 outstanding career and technical education students -- all state contest winners -- competed hands-on in 108 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Rebecca is a recent graduate of Sumter County High School. "We are very proud of Rebecca's accomplishments, especially as the high school's first National competitor" said Frederick Mohl, her SkillsUSA advisor. "By showing their dedication to excellence in occupational and leadership skills, Rebecca and the other students who participated in the SkillsUSA competitions are true 'champions at work.'"

Mon Jul 11 03:51 PM

SCS New Assistant Principals
Sumter County Schools Welcome New Assistant Principals for the 2022-2023 School Year

Sumter County Schools Welcome New Assistant Principals for the 2022-2023 School Year Superintendent Walter Knighton would like to introduce to the community the four new Assistant Principals for the Sumter County Schools. • Sumter County Intermediate School - Mrs. Tawana Wright-Bettis • Sumter County Middle School - Dr. Sabrina Stephens • Sumter County High School - Dr. Kenyatta Aldridge • Sumter County Elementary School - Dr. Brooks Robinson

Mon Jul 11 03:45 PM

Exemplary Students 4th Nine Weeks
Sumter County Schools Announce Exemplary Students for the Fourth 9 Weeks of the 2021-2022 School Year

Mr. Walter Knighton, Superintendent recognized outstanding students for the fourth nine weeks of the 2021-2022 school year. The students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade were nominated by their teacher and then selected by their principal. The criteria for nomination was: all A’s, excellent attendance and model behavior. The students and his/her parents were invited to attend the June Board of Education meeting. As their names were called, Superintendent Knighton presented the students with an “Exemplary Student” yard sign to be displayed in their yard.

Tue Jun 21 04:24 PM

SCES Recognized at March BOE Meeting
Sumter County Schools March 2022 Board Recognition Program

Mr. Walter Knighton, Superintendent of Sumter County Schools, is proud to announce the March 2022 "Teachers and Parents in Support of Students” Board Recognition Program honorees from Sumter County Elementary School. Dr. Sharon Tullis, principal chose to recognize the following: Student--Ahijah Dawson; Parent Volunteer--Regina Capone; Custodian--Cathy Wells; Teacher--Tarsha Carter; Paraprofessional--Virginia Brown; and Office--JoAnne Griffin. Following the recognition and photos, the board and audience were invited to congratulate those honored.

Tue Jun 14 04:27 PM

CCA Georgia Power Internship Program
Sumter County Schools Student Accepted in the Georgia Power Internship Program

Ignite College and Career Academy at Sumter County Schools offers students opportunities to explore many career pathways. Currently, there are 15 career pathways offered to students along with an opportunity for dual enrollment through South Georgia Technical College. Ignite College and Career Academy is essential in allowing students in Sumter County to determine their respective career interests and pursue those interests in efforts to develop a dynamic workforce not only for today, but for the future as well.

Tue Jun 14 04:25 PM

SCPS April Board Recognition
Sumter County Schools April 2022 Board Recognition Program

Mr. Walter Knighton, Superintendent of Sumter County Schools, is proud to announce the April 2022 "Teachers and Parents in Support of Students” Board Recognition Program honorees from Sumter County Primary School. Dr. Renee Mays, principal chose to recognize the following: Student – Madisyn Jordan, Nutrition Staff Member – Linda Jones; Custodian – Barbara Ferguson; Support Staff – Yolynda Sanford; Parent Volunteer – Dwight Harris; Paraprofessional – Bridget Stevenson; and Teacher – Katie Cason

Tue Jun 14 04:22 PM

SCS Group Visit Helping Hands Ending Hunger Program
Helping Hands Ending Hunger Program

Sumter County Schools sent a group to preview the Helping Hands Ending Hunger Program in action at three Doughty County Schools on May 13th.

Wed Jun 01 03:32 PM

Sumter County High School 2022 Honor Graduates Receive iPads
Sumter County High School 2022 Honor Graduates Receive iPads

Sumter County High School 2022 Honor Graduates Receive iPads

Fri May 27 04:11 PM

2022 Retirees Honored
Sumter County Schools Honor 2022 Retirees

The 2022 Retirees were honored at the May 12 Board of Education meeting

Tue May 24 01:30 PM