Pictured: Pre-K: Serenity Williams, Jaden Dunnings, Tristan Walton, Malaya Thomas, Kailyn Wilburn, J’Mari Bowen, William Raybon, Terrance Robinson, Analia Reed, and Daylon McDonald

Pictured: Kindergarten: Nivea Chenault, Derin Brown, Tailyn Biggins, Addalyn Jackson, Zion Love, Isaiah Evans, Micah Sanders, Antony Morales, Lorena Jimenez, Isabella Adams, Tony Johnson, Cristian Rivera-Romero, Makayla Mackey, Hector Gomez-Gomez, and Susana Gomez-Diaz

Pictured: First Grade: Kentavious Holmes, Brayden Evans, Cayden Cox, Mia Zammett, Caleiha Deriso, Ayanna Bozeman, Ayden Arnett, Anayla Phillips, Elizabeth Garcia Diaz, Jakarrio Knowlton, Kelvin Bruton, Kinzee Bailey, and Jakiyah Tyson

By Jill Cochran,Media Specialist,Sumter County Primary School

Sumter County Primary School recently held its March Superhero Student of the Month Breakfast. Dr. Lezley Anderson and Mr. Jason Reese recognized the superhero panther cubs, read remarks written by their teachers, and presented them with certificates of achievement. Students and parents were also served a full breakfast of grits, eggs, sausage, and biscuits. The school’s leadership team members comprised of lead teachers, lead paraprofessionals, and administrators stand behind their Superheroes.

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On April 1, 2017, the Sumter County Middle School and Americus-Sumter High School Bands performed together at the “Mentoring Madness Weekend Ultimate Band Challenge” at the Albany Civic Center in Albany. A total of four high school bands and two college bands competed in the event. Competing against three high school and two college bands, the Sumter County band won first place with a cash award of $7500. Schools competing in the event were: Northeast High School from Macon, Albany High School, Terrell County Middle and High Schools, Sumter County Middle and High Schools, Albany State University, and Savannah State University. Some Sumter students also participated in college band scholarship auditions and received several offers.

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On Monday, March 22, Sumter County Intermediate School celebrated International Day of Happiness. Students and teachers created a wall of Happiness. They placed notes on the wall that listed one thing that makes them happy. Some students took a different route and explained what they could do to share happiness. Students and teachers all enjoyed sharing their happiness with each other.

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Patch Work Quilt Summary

Sumter County Middle School students in Ms. Nathelma Maxwell’s 8th grade Georgia Studies are working to complete a patch work quilt summary. The students worked collaboratively in creating the design. The summary is to review GPS Standard for Social Studies in preparation for Georgia Milestone Assessment in April. Pictured: Deondrea Watts, Tamiria Robinson, Amethyst Dorsey, Myla McCuller, Anthonae Muldrow, and Travarez Roberts

Next-Generation Scientists Show Their Stuff at Sumter County Middle School’s Annual Science Fair

By Rodney Perry, Media Specialist, Sumter County Middle School

Sumter County Middle School seventh and eighth grade students participated in the annual Science Fair on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Students demonstrated to the judges how they applied the scientific method to quench their curiosity or to discover something new. There were a wide range of projects and students were excited to be a part of this event! Eight grade winners include, 1st place – Passion Thomas, 2nd place – Johnovan Lundy, and 3rd place – Nicolas Williams. Seventh grade winners include, 1st place – Madison Smith, 2nd place – Ian Roberts, and Travis Mansfield and Jeremy Bembry tied for the 3rd place winners. First place winners were also awarded $100 dollars in cash by Mrs. Sharon Marcus, Principal at SCMS. Winners are encouraged to attend the Regional Science Fair hosted by Chattahoochee-Flint RESA and GYSTC on May 2-3, 2017, on the campus of South Georgia Technical College in Americus.