8:00 AM - 3:00 PM FBLA Officers' Training
7:00 PM V Football @ Tavares
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM SSMS School Improvement Plan Presentation
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM AVID Club's college Info trip to LSSC
5:30 PM Volleyball vs Trinity Catholic
5:30 PM Volleyball vs Umatilla
6:00 PM FAFSA Senior/Parent Info
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM SSHS Blood Drive
TEACHER OF THE YEAR - SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
RENEE PERKINS, SOUTH SUMTER HIGH TEACHER
Welcome to South Sumter High School where student success and academic achievement is our top priority. The faculty and staff at South Sumter High School are committed to providing our students with a caring and encouraging environment to facilitate their academic accomplishments.
We are pleased to offer our students a wide range of curricular and extra curricular programs. We offer many Career & Technical Education classes and invite you to explore this area on our web site.
OJT Cooperative Education Program
The OJT Cooperative Education Program is a blend of classroom instruction and work-based experiences. The classroom instruction may include seminars, workshops, guest speakers, and workforce skill development.
This semester’s classroom component will take place the week of October 10 – 14.
As a part of your OJT Cooperative Education class, you are REQUIRED to attend class with your OJT teacher during your scheduled periods for the week of October 10-14. A structured program is planned that will improve your employability skills. Grades will be taken for each scheduled OJT period.
Please contact your employer IMMEDIATELY to notify them of this school requirement. They may work with you to adjust work hours until after school or the weekend.
Please contact your OJT teacher if you have questions.
SOUTH SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL
ON SEPTEMBER 9th, there was a program to honor our past, present & future students of the military. SSHS students and staff met in the gym for an honors program. THE PUBLIC was invited to join in honoring of our military of South Sumter. A flag was flown over the PENTAGON this past summer (JULY 4th) in their honor and was presented at the program.
College and Career Day
Postpone until January - date TBA - SSHS will host our “College and Career Day”, in the gym. Reservations for a table for a business or College representative can be made through Mr. Piwowar.
Florida's comprehensive education and career planning system, allows students to assess their interests, explore careers, plan for education, and prepare for jobs. The online planning tool helps students make a plan which keeps them on the right path toward success in school and life after graduation. And the best part, MyCareerShines is funded by the state of Florida and FREE for everyone! Go to MyCareerShines.org to get started.
Raider Entrepreneur Dreams
Congratulate the following winners of the Raider Entrepreneur Dreams (R.E.D.) competition. Thursday, April 28th the five finalist went into the “Shark Tank” live event and all did a great job at “pitching” their business idea. Although all were winners as the cash prizes ranged from $50 for 5th place to $1,000 for first.
Fifth Place: “Stir All” with Ally Liddington
Fourth Place: “Mowsall” with Kevin Bedgood and Gabe Lucero
Third Place: “ M&P Products” with Kicah Lanham and Payton Cline
Second Place to “BlueDream” with Shaylin Johns and Brittany Grant
FIRST PLACE was “CP Tech Solutions” with Colby Pitts
Pictured above: Judges and MC - William
CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Perkins
She is South Sumter High School Teacher of the Year and
Sumter County District Teacher of the Year!
MOCK TRIAL: Government students learn how judicial system works!
Take the Fear out of CANCER HALLOWEEN EVENT - OCT. 31st
We raise over $1,000 for American Cancer Society!
At South Sumter High School we adhere to the belief that all students can learn. Working as a team, our purpose is to provide a comprehensive educational program that assists all students in acquiring the critical skills for lifelong learning and success.
SSHS Mission Statement
South Sumter High School, in partnership with its stakeholders, is committed to providing a systemic, comprehensive educational program to educate, enhance, encourage, and empower all students to achieve their personal, social, educational, and career/life goals. It is a program developed according to professional standards and appropriate models of best practices in the field of education. Learning environments will be physically and psychologically healthy and safe, managed by professionally trained and certified staff. With a commitment to individual uniqueness and maximum development of human potential, the ultimate goal of the program is for students to graduate with the competencies necessary to make self-directed, realistic, and responsible decisions and to become productive workers, lifelong learners and successful contributors to society.
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!
School Superintendent Richard Shirley, on behalf of the Sumter School District, welcomes students on August 10, 2016 for the beginning of a new school year.
Sumter County is among the top school districts on state exams, according to the latest wave of preliminary testing information released by the Department of Education.
Marie Elfton and Rhonda Casey from Tutors for Kids, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, Sumter School Superintendent Rick Shirley are shown
Volunteers and mentors were honored for over 89,000 hours of service to schools with a reception on April 19th
Our partnership with CEMEX, continues to educate our students and the citizens of Sumter County
Twenty eleventh graders from WMHS and SSHS with healthcare career aspirations attended the SPARK event hosted by Central Florida Health Alliance, at The Villages Regional Hospital