South Sumter High

Welcome to South Sumter High School




    Around the World in a Night

    October 7, 2017 from 7pm-11pm    

    $15 in advance $20 at the door

    Tickets go on sale September 25th - before school,

    Raider Time/Prep, both lunches

    Outside guest forms are available from Ms. Weaver

    or front office and due back by Sept 25th.


    You will not be allowed to purchase tickets for guests without an approved guest form.

    Dress code guidelines were given out a few weeks ago. Please refer to it!


    Spirit Days for Homecoming

    ‘Merica Monday – wear patriotic clothes

    Jet Lag Tuesday – comfy clothes, pj’s, messy hair

    World Peace Wednesday – hippie attire

    Tacky Tourist Thursday – dress in your tackiest touristy attire

    Destination Friday – dress for your future occupation

    or the exotic destination of your choice

    Remember that you still must adhere to school dress code!


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    Buy a Yearbook from Jostens

    Our Back to School deal for the 2017-2018 Yearbook has started! The price is the lowest

    it will be all year! Don't wait and don't let the memories fade away.

    Go to and order your yearbook now!

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    Go to to order your

    school photos.


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  • 2017-2018 Student Bell Schedule


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    2017-2018 Student Calendar


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    2017-2018 Dress Code

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    Academic Eligibility Information


    NCAA Core Classes


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    Dual Enrollment Qualifications


    1. Must have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more
    2. Must pass 10th grade FSA/ELA test
    3. Must meet postsecondary readiness cut scores in Reading and one other section of one of these 3 tests:
      1. PERT – Reading= 106, Writing  = 103, Math = 114
      2. SAT  -   Reading 480 or sub-score of 24, Math = 480 or sub-score of 24
      3. ACT  –  Reading = 19, English = 17 , Math = 19


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  • Principal's Award

    Principal's Award

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    South Sumter High School

    Teacher of the Year

    Mrs. Danielle Stewart


    Teacher of the Year

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    Sumter County School Board Recognition to

    NNDCC Team for becoming

    Orienteering State NJROTC Champions

    NNDCC Team


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  •  Sumter's Future Entrepreneurs

    Congratulations to the contestants and THANK YOU

    to all of those involved in making this a very successful event!


    The final ranking was as follows:

    Gold Award - $1000 – Johnathan Bressette, SSHS, IFT Drones

    Silver Award - $500 – Sophia Thornton – WMHS – Breath of Life

    Bronze Award - $300 – Andrea Comer – SSHS – Hypnotizing Highlighters

    Very Promising Award - $125 – Faith Grizzel – SSHS – Voluntold

    Promising Award - $75 – Tristan LaMaire – SSHS – Bamboards

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  • Please congratulate the following athletes on qualifying for the Class 2A Region 2 track meet and please also congratulate all the boys on the track team for winning the District Championship. 



    Haley Kadur – Long Jump, 300m Hurdles

    Riley Hughes – Shot Put, Discus

    Kyrah Broome – Shot Put, Discus



    Brandell Colbert – 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay

    Wilden Uribe – 1600m, 3200m, 4x800m Relay

    Jalon Taylor – 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay

    Fred Martin – 4x100m Relay

    Carson Wells – Shot Put, Discus, 4x100m Relay

    Omar Ramos – 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay

    Deric Dixon – Long Jump, Triple Jump, 4x400m Relay

    Matt Palmer – 4x800m Relay

    Wyatt Shaw – 4x800m Relay

    Bokeyon Rice – Discus


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    2017 State Science Fair


    Jorge Guillen - $75 cash award

    Joey Cilenti - 5th place / 37 ; $1000 scholarship ; NASA award;

    Governors award to attend the National Youth

    science camp(1 month all expense paid) West Virginia.

    Alyssa Sanchez - 4th place / 36 

    Colby Pitts - 3rd place /38; $ 14000 scholarship to UCF.

    Johnathan Bressette - 3rd place / 34

    Casey Ryan - 3rd place/50

    Emily Hough - 3rd place/50

    Carson Wells - 3rd place/50


    Approximately 40% of competitors receive recognition. ALL OF OURS DID!!


    Next step --- Intel ISEF , Los Angeles California May 13 - 19th .

    South Sumter RAIDERS and 76 Countries!!


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    FBLA 2017 State Leadership Conference 

    FBLA Members Attended Mr. Grady's Workshop FBLA Members

    Alex 5th Place


    The SSHS Future Business Leaders of America chapter has just returned from the State Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. One portion of the conference was dedicated to viewing workshops and the students got to see a familiar face: Mr. Patrick Grady. SSHS had 18 students competing in all areas of business from performing a speech to taking a test. Congratulations to Alexandria Ford on placing 5th in FBLA Principles and Procedures! Our students never fail to make us proud and to inspire others to be their best!

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    SSHS at Florida Bandmasters Associations State Solo

    & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment


    Congratulations to the following Raider Band students for earning SUPERIORS Friday March 24 at the Florida Band Masters Association’s State Solo & Ensemble and Auxiliary Performance Assessment!


    Karrah Christensen            Flute Solo

    Samantha Smith                Flag Solo

    Kellie Knight                       Flag Solo

    Alex Tomberlin                   Alto Saxophone Solo


    Also, on Saturday, March 24 Karrah Christensen and McKenzie Morris performed at the Florida Vocal Association’s State Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment.  Ratings earned:


    McKenzie Morris – EXCELLENT

    Karrah Christensen – SUPERIOR

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  • Math Field Day

    Individual awards

     Alg 1 Ayla Freeman 2nd place

    Alg 1 Karsyn Hogan 1st place

    Alg 2 Matthew Maggio 1st place

    Advanced math Tyler Lillo 2nd place

    Advanced math Lizbeth Cruz Garcia 1st place


    Team awards

    Alg 1 team won 1st place

    Alg 2 team won 1st place

    Advance team won 1st place



    Combo awards

    Alg 1 Karsyn Hogan

    Alg 2 Matthew Maggio


    Advanced math Tyler Lillo
    (Tyler also had the highest overall combo score out of everybody)

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    Band Solo & Ensemble


    Karrah Christensen – Flute Solo – SUPERIOR


    Karrah Christenson, Aiden Judge, Jackson Akins, & Samantha Smith – Woodwind Quartet – EXCELLENT


    Meghan Miller, Logan Brown, Bryttoni Schickert, & Kyle Gorham – Trumpet Quartet – EXCELLENT


    Blake Fontana – Mallet Solo – SUPERIOR


    Logan Brown – Trumpet Solo – EXCELLENT


    Victoria Dudeck & Dylan Ivey – Percussion Duet – SUPERIOR


    Alex Tomberlin – Alto Sax Solo – SUPERIOR


    Meghan Miller – Trumpet Solo – EXCELLENT


    Victoria Dudeck, Gracie Daugherty, Travis Burkes, Blake Fontana,
    Dylan Ivey, Kyle Bray, & Nathaniel Gant – Percussion Choir – EXCELLENT


    Kaitlyn Evans, Bryttoni Schickert, Logan Brown,
    Davion Nolden, & Kyle Gorham – Brass Quintet – EXCELLENT


    Aiden Judge – Flute Solo – EXCELLENT


    Kaitlyn Evans – Flute Solo – EXCELLENT


    Christian Arellano – Tenor Sax Solo – EXCELLENT


    Samantha Smith – Flag Solo – SUPERIOR


    Kellie Knight – Flag Solo – SUPERIOR


    D’Anne Gorman – Flag Solo – EXCELLENT


    Alexis Willis – Flag Solo – EXCELLENT


    The following students will be performing their solos at the state level at the end of March:

    Karrah Christensen, Alex Tomberlin, Samantha Smith, & Kellie Knight.

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  • Regional Science Fair 


    Regional Science Fair

    February 10th was a GREAT night for South Sumter Raiders!! We sent 8 projects to the regional fair and all 8 are 1ST PLACE WINNERS!!!. We are the only school to have accomplished this from all of Marion and Sumter.

    Six of these projects will head to compete at the state science fair in Lakeland.

    State team

    Alyssa Sanchez

    Carson Wells

    Emily Hough

    Casey Ryan

    Colby Pitts

    Joey Cilenti

    Johnathan Bressette

    Jorge Guillen


    HUGE Congratulations to our Intel ISEF team that will travel to Los Angeles, California

    to compete against projects from 76 countries!!

    Carson Wells

    Emily Hough

    Casey Ryan

    Joey Cilenti


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  • Naval Science Cadets Orienteering Team 

    Congratulations to the Naval Science Cadets Orienteering team for their
    1st place at the Withlacoochee State Forest Orienteering Competition on
    Saturday, February 11, 2017!

    Naval Science Cadets

























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  • HOSA Competition Winners


     HOSA Regionals


    Please congratulate our SSHS Health Occupation

    Students of America Competition Winners:

    Cloey S.- 4th place Family Medicine Knowledge Test

    Antonio H.- 3rd Place Sports Medicine

    Shayne M., Ana G. and Rosa A.- 2nd Place HOSA Bowl team

    Ricki N.- 2nd Place Medical Spelling

    Emily C., Shayne M., Sofiya C. and Lizbeth C. will advance

    to state in the Health Care Issues Exam competition.

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    FAFSA Infomation


    Click here for information.


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  • MyCareerShines

    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 to get started.


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    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.



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    Vision Statement


    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.

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Great Things Are Happening In Sumter District Schools

  • School meals free of charge through October 20th.

    The Florida Department of Agriculture has given us a waiver through October 20th and has made available all school meals free of charge. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this. They will still be required to put their numbers in so that we can keep count, but no money will need to exchange hands and their accounts will not be debited. This will begin tomorrow through October 20.

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  • Sumter Students Earn Industry Certifications

    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 (31%) with 266 industry certifications awarded this school year!

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  • RISE Summer Math Academy Completes 4th Summer

    The 4th Annual RISE Summer Math Academy for South Sumter High (SSHS) and Wildwood Middle High School (WMHS) students ran from June 5 – June 22, 2017.

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  • Welcome Back! Students Return August 10th!

    Teachers return August 3, 2017 and the student school year begins August 10th. Please access the Back to School page for more information!

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  • Sumter is a Top Florida School District

    School Superintendent Rick Shirley is pleased to announce Sumter is ranked 16th out of 67 school districts in Florida according to a preliminary school grades press release by the Department of Education. Bushnell Elementary, Lake Panasoffkee Elementary and The Villages Charter received “A” ratings. Wildwood Elementary School increased 124 points, moving up two letter grades and earning a school rating of “B”. South Sumter Middle and Webster Elementary also earned “B” ratings. South Sumter High School and Wildwood Middle High School earned “C” ratings despite a significant increase in total points earned. Sumter is one of thirty-seven “B” districts with only eleven “A” districts statewide.

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