Art Department Receives State Volunteer Award

Mrs. Tara Schumacher, Ms. Mary Ann Reames & Mrs. Ashley Lareau

Because of its service to the S.C. Independent School Association (SCISA), Wilson Hall was presented the Charles J. Beach Jr. Volunteer of the Year Award at the SCISA Fall Heads’ Conference. Mr. Fred Moulton, Headmaster, accepted the award on the school’s behalf. This is the third time that Wilson Hall has received this honor. 

Specifically, the Wilson Hall Art Department was presented the award for its efforts in creating the new format of the SCISA State Art Show. Mr. Moulton presented the plaque to Mrs. Ashley Lareau and Mrs. Tara Schumacher, art teachers, and Ms. Mary Ann Reames, the former Art Department Chair who retired at the end of the school year.

SCISA is a non-profit, voluntary association of more than 120 independent schools that serve more than 37,000 teachers and students. Founded in 1965, the state of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition, and providing professional development for member organizations.

Wilson Hall Receives STEAM Certification

Wilson Hall is now a certified Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) school by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA). To earn the certification, the school met SCISA STEAM standards that include having an inquiry-based learning environment for students that encourages problem solving, students working independently and collaboratively, and students demonstrating creative and critical thinking. Other STEAM standards include students using technology resources to conduct research, learning through performance-based assessments, and students demonstrating oral and verbal communication skills to express and elaborate their conclusions. Students in each class, from three-year-old preschool through twelfth grade and across all academic disciplines, participate in STEAM activities.

4th Grade Colonial Day

As part of the curriculum in their U.S. History class, the fourth grade students participated in the annual Wilson Hall Colonial Day which was held at the Carolina Backcountry Homestead at the Sumter County Museum on November 9. This recreated homestead, which hosts living history events, includes a log cabin, settler’s house, a smokehouse, barn, commissary (storehouse), loomhouse, outhouse, blacksmith shop, and gardens. Colonial Day offers a hands-on learning experience about daily life during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Dressed in period costume, the students participated in a wide variety of activities including colonial cooking and a militia drill. Also dressed in period costume, parent volunteers and teachers assisted the museum’s staff and volunteers with the different activities throughout the day. For Patriot Night, an evening reception held at the home of Michael and Katie Naylor, students, faculty and parents also dressed in period costume. The fourth grade teachers are Mrs. Tammy Amick, Mrs. Laura Brogdon and Mrs. Louise Dixon.

Barnes Artist of the Month


股票解套的六种技巧Senior Bristol Barnes is the Spotlight Artist for the month of November. She is a student in the Advanced Placement 3D Design (Sculpture) class taught by Mrs. Tara Schumacher. Each month a student is chosen for the honor and has his or her artwork displayed along with a brief profile of the student.