The Sumter School District is committed to providing a rigorous and relevant standards-based education in a safe environment. Through a partnership of students, parents, staff and community, students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and contributing members of society.
The Sumter District Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) program provides an opportunity for students to attend a school of their choice outside the student’s assigned zoned school, as long as the requested school is not at permanent program capacity and does not violate the class size amendment. The parent/guardian of students wishing to attend a school outside their zoned area must submit a COE Application to the Sumter County School Board during the established open enrollment periods. Submitting an application does not guarantee that the student will be approved to transfer to the requested school of choice. If approved, the parent/guardian is responsible for transportation.
The 2017 Big Springs Regional Science Fair brought out the best and brightest middle and high school students to discuss their science research, experimental designs, and interesting conclusions with a host of judges from a variety of professions. Sumter County students joined the competition with students from Marion and Levy Counties.
On February 2, 2017AVID students joined together to participate in the 5th Annual Sumter County AVID Speech Contest. The top contenders to compete were: Sydney Bagony, Katie Olsen, Anel Paniagua, Krisha Patel, Taqouia Schroeder, and Carnyla Williams (middle school category); Sarah Fazekas, Ariana Hernandez, Baily Huttel, Emily McDonald, Alexia Morgan and Kaley Razo (9-10th grade high school category); and Brandon Clark, Manuel Miranda, Kari Niblack, Lauren Schoeneman, McKenna Wright, Caris Vogel (11-12th grade high school category).
The Sumter County School Board unanimously approved a revised 2017 School Board meeting schedule at the January School Board meeting. Meetings are generally scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of every month. Long time Board Member Haydn Evans brought up the idea of resuming quarterly meetings in Wildwood. Superintendent Rick Shirley said, “We aim to serve the public in the most user friendly way possible and we hope these meeting locations make it easier for the public to attend and be involved.”
Students in Sumter County schools participated in the Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week and were among tens of millions of people around the world to take part in the largest learning event in history. More than 3,000 students from all grades in Sumter completed at least one Hour of Code. Students and teachers chose from a variety of activities for kindergarten and up using desktop computers, laptops, interactive white boards, Promethean tables and iPads.
Sumter teachers are leading the state in instructional practices that promote STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) learning as a result of their year-long involvement and intensive training through the Lake and Sumter Math Science Partnership grant
Middle school students from across the county submitted original pieces of art to the district’s first ever Art in the Capitol competition. “The pieces included paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photographs.
The Sumter County school district is hosting an Art in the Capitol competition for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. All public, charter, private and homeschool students are eligible to participate. All entries are due Monday, November 29, 2016.
A digital classroom is one of many important tools to help our students be successful in today’s rapidly changing global society. Schools in Sumter County have secured the electronic infrastructure needed for breakthroughs in digital learning, thanks to the support of Superintendent Rick Shirley and the Sumter County School Board.
Exciting news! At a time when workforce demands for technical skills and industry certification are at an all-time high, the schools in Sumter County have increased the number of students earning industry-relevant credentials by twenty-five percent (25%) with 203 industry certifications awarded this school year!
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM WMHS Senior Trip
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM WMHS Senior Trip
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM AEC - CareerSource Central Florida
Bullying, Threats and Intimidation Board Policy 5.321
Civility Board Policy 9.61
Drug-Free Workplace Board Policy 6.33
Controlled Open Enrollment Board Policy 5.23
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