Congratulations Ms. Lauren Shemwell! 

2015 SCES Teacher of the Year!

 

A Small Ceremony for a Big Hero - Jayden Johnson
On April 10, 2015 Sumter County Elementary School hosted a small memorial for one of its biggest heroes.  On March 15, 2014,...


  
Sumter Elementary experienced another successful year with the Math, Science, and Technology Extravaganza. There were 5 times...
 Pictured Above:  These 5th grade students placed in the top four with their science projects in the Life Science and Physical Science categories of the SCES Math, Science and Technology Extravaganza.  Standing L to R:  Madalyn Strickland, Griffon Toms, Jaliyah Carter, Ny’Asia Perry, and Keithan Nance Kneeling L to R: Ian Roberts, Jasmine Aparicio-Malacara, Alan Howard, and Maleiah Beamon

  
For the 3rd year in a row, Kim Weaver, the regional coordinator and teacher for the Georgia Power Learning Power lessons, visited...
Pictured:  Students from Mrs. Anderson’s 3rd grade class conduct an investigation on insulators of heat in a Georgia Power Learning Lesson.  Forground – Aaniyah Ingram, Chassidy Culp, and Joh’Nise Willis  Background – Xabreon Pina, Zavion Cole, DeNarian Sims, Tyler Mercer, Asia Beason, and Malike Vereen

  
Sumter County Elementary held its annual JumpRopefor Heart event on February 6th, 2015. This year 147 students participated...
Pictured are the students who raised the most money in each grade. From left:  Cadence Todd (Grade 4), Angellena Do (Grade 3) and Eric Elder (Grade 5).

  
Fourth and Fifth Grade students at SCES have been busy bees…Spelling Bees, that is! Each year SCES holds spelling bees...
Pictured above:  Winners from Grade 5 SCES Spelling Bee.  From left, SCES Spelling Bee coordinator Mrs. Duke, Makayla Stinson, Alyssa Carson and Dr. Lezley Anderson

  
On Saturday, March 21, students from Sumter County Elementary School and Sumter County Middle School competed in the 4-H District...
Pictured: Sumter County students from Sumter County Elementary and Sumter Middle School recently participated in the 4-H Project Achievement Competition in Kathleen, GA. For the competition, students selected a topic from over 60 project areas in order to learn about and prepare a demonstration. By participating in Project Achievement, 4-H’ers learned how to research a project, organize their ideas in a logical order, and develop or enhance their public speaking skills.

  
The shock value of hands-on experiments never fails!  Students in 5th grade were presented with a real treat when Mrs. Kim...
Pictured:  Justin Evans, Ashton McAlvain, Amya Harris, and Jadeer Thompson manipulate an energy ball to determine conductors and insulators of electricity.

  
Third Graders at Sumter Elementary study fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago. In Ms. Gerlach’s Science...
Pictured above:  Eva Glass, Arianna Searcy, Jadasha Hooks, NaKyra Meritt, and Kristina Mathews from Ms. Sandal’s 3rd grade class prepare their model “sediment” for a fossil.

  
Local Playwright and Author works with Students
 Pictured:  Mr. Tom Detitta shares creative ideas for getting started on writing a script.  Odyssey of the Mind team members pictured here include Madalyn Strickland, Lexi Walls, Jasmine Kilheffer, Anna Rees, and Mariana Detitta.

  
Sumter County Elementary enjoyed its 3rd annual visit from the Muckalee Chapter of the Georgia Reptile Society.  This awe...
Picture with Python:  Jordan Hamilton, Azaelea Evans, Mr. Jason Reese, and Destiny Carnes reach out to pet Bam Bam, Mr. Jack Moody’s friendly Burmese Python.

  
Sumter County Elementary School was highlighted on the November episode of Kids Under Construction.  The episode featured...
Pictured are Makayla Stinson, 5th grade student, Ms. Laura Gerlach, science teacher, show co-hosts, Madalyn Strickland, a 5th grade student, and Mrs. Mandi Saratsiotis, 4th grade teacher, as they prepare to discuss the clubs offered at Sumter County Elementary School.

  
The National Weather Service website was a treasure trove for students at Sumter County Elementary. As a supplement to the work...
Pictured:  Jasmine J. and Trinity M. from Mrs. Saratsiotis’ 4th grade class strike a pose with their weather charts and graphs.

  
Classification systems of plants and animals are easily seen in everyday life. The pets we keep, the plants we grow, and the...
Pictured:  Chandler C., Phillip D., Andy K., and Ty’keria H. from Mrs. Strickland’s homeroom show off their celery from an experiment on vascular plants.

  
Third graders at Sumter Elementary are studying rock and soil formation. In the Science Labs with Ms. Gerlach, each class conducts...
Pictured:  Jayden H., Fransisco N., and Shamiya B. from Mrs. Duke’s homeroom collaboratively measure water for their soil investigation.

  
Ecosystems were the focus in the SCES Science Lab as students reviewed the key elements that make up food webs. Students designed...
Pictured:  Kayvon, Broderick and Denarius from Mrs. James’ and Mrs. Carino’s class beam with pride over their ecosystem diagrams.

  
Third grade students at Sumter Elementary have spent many weeks studying the regions of Georgia and the habitats found in our...
Pictured:  Jose and Cameron from Mrs. Wheeler’s class enjoy using the internet to research about various animals that live in regions of Georgia.

  
SCES hosts Grandparent's Luncheon
Pictured: Madison Ingram enjoyed lunch with her grandfather, Arthur Ingram.

  
Students in Mrs. Laura Lloyd’s 5th grade Science class have been learning about the parts and functions of plant and animal...
SCES students learn about the functions of plant and animal cells.

  
Sumter County Elementary students in Ms. Keisha Hobbs' and Ms. Maggie Greene's fourth grade class experimented to see what happens...
Pictured: LaMorria A., ZaRiyah B., Diamond L., and Ms. Greene are measuring the distance a Hot Wheel car traveled when force was applied to send the car down a ramp.

  
The Muckalee Chapter of the Georgia Reptile Society visited the 5th graders at Sumter County Elementary School. The presenters,...
Pictured:  Timothy Page, Dakayvion Davis, Brianna Hawkins, and JaRhonda Pearmon talk with Mr. Jack as he teaches the students about his ball python.

  
Sumter Elementary continues to embed technology into instructional practices!
Pictured:  Mic’Quavious P., Kailey G., Stephanie E., and Demarcus K. from Mrs. Jackson’s homeroom share a compound light microscope in order to observe a prepared slide.

  
Sumter County Elementary School students are preparing for a new testing system to replace the CRCT. The Georgia Milestones will...

  
Students at Sumter Elementary are kicking off their time in the Science Lab with Ms. Laura Gerlach by learning more about the...

  
Students in Ms. Keisha Hobbs’ 4th grade class at Sumter County Elementary have set goals for their future. Students are...

  
At the SCES Open House, Mrs. Michael Duke presents Jaylen Deriso with a copy of Kids Learn! Getting Ready for 3rd Grade. All...
Mrs. Michael Duke and Jaylen Deriso

  
Sumter County Elementary School was pleased to have a great turnout to the annual Back to School Bash Parent Teacher Organization...
Pictured: Mr. Jeremy Morgan meets with families during the Back to School Bash