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Pictured: SCHS PBIS Team with Dr. April Smith, SCS District Intervention Services Coordinator and PBIS Coach
Sumter County School System Adopts the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Framework

Sumter County School System has adopted the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. Each school has established a “PBIS Team” who has been working diligently to develop behavior matrices and lessons to teach appropriate behaviors while looking at current disciplinary data.

Tue Sep 27 03:20 PM

Jayden’s Hidden Treasures, Inc. Makes Donations to Sumter County Schools Special Needs Classrooms
Jayden’s Hidden Treasures, Inc. Makes Donations to Sumter County Schools Special Needs Classrooms

Jayden’s Hidden Treasures, Inc. Makes Donations to Sumter County Schools Special Needs Classrooms The family of Jayden Johnson donated baskets filled with personal care products to all 20 GAA classrooms in Sumter County Schools. The family started a non-profit organization, Jayden’s Hidden Treasures, Inc., whose vision is the creation of a community where children with special needs are not denied care due to the lack of available financial, emotional, or spiritual resources. Their mission “is to provide parents of children with special needs with the assistance needed to reduce the financial burdens created by medical care.”

Tue Sep 27 03:10 PM

Sumter County Schools District Staff Member Recognition Program Honorees
Sumter County Schools District Staff Member Recognition Program

Sumter County Schools District Staff Member Recognition Program Sumter County Schools Superintendent Mr. Walter Knighton announced an additional recognition program during the September Board of Education Meeting. He stated, "one of the things we find ourselves working on this year is our vision and mission standards. Specifically looking at the standard that we are trying to nurture within our internal and external communities is to foster a culture of trust, collaboration and joint responsibility for teaching and learning across our district. Tonight, we will recognize the September District Office Staff Member, Transportation Staff Member and Maintenance Staff Member of the Month. One of the things that we wanted to do was not only to look at the excellence that is happening at our schools but also to recognize the staff at the district level who are exemplary and exemplify that excellence that we are trying to achieve."

Tue Sep 27 03:07 PM

Sumter County Schools Holds Initial Birth-12th Literacy Coalition Attendees
Sumter County Schools Holds Initial Birth-12th Literacy Coalition

Sumter County Schools Holds Initial Birth-12th Literacy Coalition Under the leadership of Beri Gesslin and LaShaunda Thomas the Sumter County Schools’ Birth - 12th Grade Literacy Coalition held its initial meeting. Ms. Geeslin and Ms. Thomas led a discussion of the coalition’s goals. They also presented the district’s Literacy and Numeracy plans. Along with information and insights on the “Get Georgia Reading” campaign.

Tue Sep 27 03:03 PM

September BOE Honorees from SCPS
Sumter County Schools September 2022 Board Recognition Program

Mr. Walter Knighton, Superintendent of Sumter County Schools, proudly announces the September 2022 "Teachers and Parents in Support of Students" Board Recognition Program honorees from Sumter County Primary School. Dr. Renee Mays, the principal and her staff, chose to recognize the following: Student – Lucas Milotte, Custodian – Ms. Joanna Parker; Nutrition Staff Member – Ms. Sarah Slappey; Support Staff – Ms. Vickki Prigeon; Parent Volunteer – Ms. Pamela Merritt Harvey; Paraprofessional – Ms. Belinder Woodard; and Teacher – Mrs. Jill Youngdale.

Tue Sep 13 12:25 PM

SROs Introduced at BOE
Sherriff Eric Bryant presented the School Resource Officers for the 2022 – 2023 School Year

Superintendent Walter Knighton introduced Sherriff Eric Bryant and thanked him and his team for their continued support of Sumter County School. He thanked Sherriff Bryant and the SROs for helping keep our students, faculty, and staff safe during the day.

Thu Sep 01 12:15 PM

CTAE Supporter of the Month
Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education Announce August “Supporter of the Month”

The Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education Department (CTAE) of Sumter County High School is showing appreciation to its supporters every month. For the month of August, TSG Resolute was recognized for being a CTAE Partner. TSG Resolute employed four Work-Based Learning students from Sumter County High School/Ignite College and Career Academy during the 2021-2022 school year and is looking to employ five students this year.

Tue Aug 16 05:26 PM

Superintendent Knighton and Mrs. Goodin, Director of School Nutrition
Sumter County Nutrition Department Receives Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant

Superintendent Walter Knighton is pleased to announce that the Sumter County School Nutrition Department has received the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), an annually recurring federal grant offered by the United States Department of Agriculture. This grant is designed for elementary schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program, with priority given to schools with a high percentage of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Tue Aug 16 05:23 PM

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