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School Health Survey for Parents

Instructional Materials Adoption Process:
Middle & High School Mathematics and English Language Arts

Parent Roadmaps to Standards for College & Careers
From the Council of the Great City Schools

  2013-2014 Parent Guide

School Board Agendas & Policies Available Through

Florida Department of Education - Parent Communication Campaign
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Race To The Top:
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Tobacco Prevention Awareness: Alert to Teachers & Parents

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Take Stock in Children of Lake & Sumter Counties

Quality Schools:
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Sumter Schools Strategic Plan

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Sumter Schools are Recognized as an Energy Star Leader by the EPA


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Sumter Environmental Education Center


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Thank you for your interest in the public schools of Sumter County. Our schools aggressively pursue the goal of helping each student reach their potential and follow their dreams as we continue to expand college and/or career opportunities for all. The pattern of academic success demonstrated by our students can be clearly identified as Sumter has been designated several times as an "Academically High Performing" school district. Richard A. Shirley, Superintendent of Schools

 Our fiscal responsibility to our constituents is evident as well. Your Sumter schools are rated A by Standard and Poor's for our financial stability and responsibility, and A1 by Moody's - a particularly high achievement for a small district. Additionally, the district's fiscal and environmental responsibilities are also evident through its energy management program, where the district is recognized as an Energy Star Partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 The Sumter District's exemplary qualities are the result of all the concerted efforts and wide ranging support provided by teachers, staff, parents, Board Members, the community, and of course the best students in the world! Without everyone pulling together, none of this would be possible.

We welcome your interest, support and involvement with one of the best school systems in Florida.

 Richard A. Shirley
Superintendent of Schools


Great Things are Happening in the Sumter District Schools!

Join Us for the 30th Annual Sumter School District Scholarship Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 26th will find golfers helping students further their education while enjoying a competitive round of golf, food and camaraderie with others. During the past twenty-nine years, this scholarship tournament has assisted hundreds of students with the continuation of their education at Lake-Sumter State College, formerly Lake-Sumter Community College. Whether a golfer, volunteer or sponsor, we encourage you to join us on what we hope will be a beautiful spring day for which Florida is famous!
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Sumter Scholarship Golf Tournament

Thank you for attending the 7th Annual Earth Day Celebration!
For those that had their picture taken, you can now view and download your photograph! Please visit:

Time for Sumter Voluntary Prekindergarten Registration is Here!
Calling all 4 year olds! It is time to register for VPK.
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Math is as Easy as Pi for Sumter Students!
The 17th annual Math Field Day, held March 28th, encouraged students to develop an interest in mathematics through friendly competition.
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Emily Keeler Named Sumter County Teacher of the Year!

Teacher of the Year

Emily Keeler (Center) of South Sumter High School has been named Sumter County's 2015 Teacher of the Year. Hannah Huggins (left) from South Sumter Middle School and Karen VandeMark (right) from Webster Elementary School, were finalist.


Big Springs brings Big Winners!
The 2014 Big Springs Regional Science Fair brought out the best and brightest middle and high school students to discuss their research, experimental designs, and conclusions with a host of judges from a variety of professions.
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AVID Students Perfect the Art of Public Speaking!
The second annual Sumter AVID Speech Competition was held on February 18th. AVID means " Advancement Via Individual Determination" and students shared how they have become individually determined to succeed.
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AVID Speech Contest


Sumter Odyssey of the Mind Team Places First!
On Saturday, February 15th, Sumter County's Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the regional competition at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, placing first in their division.
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Sumter Super Spellers Named
The Sumter County Spelling Bee was held on February 26, 2014 with Allen Chan-Pong from The Villages Charter School named overall winner.  1st runner up was Tiffany Liu, also from The Villages Charter School with Taylor Salerno from Wildwood Middle High School also placing.  Congratulations to all the students!
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Sumter Spelling Bee


Amanda Figueroa Named Sumter County's School Related Employee of the Year
The Florida School Related Employee of the Year Program recognizes outstanding education support personnel for their contributions to their schools and communities. The Sumter County School Board is proud to recognize Amanda Figueroa, from South Sumter Middle School, as our 2014 district winner.
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South Sumter Middle School Receives National FFA Recognition!
The Future Farmers of America chapter at South Sumter Middle School has been recognized as a finalist for the National Outstanding Middle School Chapter Award. The chapter will participate in the final process at the national convention to be held in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Sumter District Schools Partner with other Community Organizations to Form the Sumter County Partnership for Workforce Innovation and Education
State, regional and county organizations will be working together to meet the needs of Sumter County citizens and businesses.
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Character Education at South Sumter Middle School
Receives National Recognition
The Washington, DC based Character Education Partnership announced that South Sumter Middle School's anti-bullying program will be awarded their Promising Practices Award.
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