Van Wert students need to get those bookmarks out and ready for a summer busy with reading as the school begins it's third annual incentive program for putting in time turning pages.
Uriel Rangel, a senior at Georgia State University from Cedartown, has been chosen to fill one of three exclusive summer internships with BCD Travel. Only three students were chosen from more than 260 applicants for the corporate travel company’s Management Associate Program.
The Polk County Board of Education announced their decision that assistant superintendent Greg Teems will be getting a temporary promotion at the Polk School District central office.
The Polk County Board of Education has called a special session for Wednesday evening, March 29 at 6 p.m. at the meeting room at the Central Office with the intention of naming an interim superintendent.
Each year the Polk Farm Bureau sponsors an essay contest for students in sixth to eighth grades from all over the county. This year students were tasked with writing about Georgia’s specialty crops. Rockmart Middle School students met the challenge head on and swept the competition, winning …
A pair of Floyd Medical Center executives brought with them more information on a program that assistant superintendent Greg Teems brought to the Polk County Board of Education for looking at contracting out the school nursing program.
The Polk County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers had their annual District Project Achievement last month on Feb. 4, 2017 at Georgia Highlands College.
Students from Cedartown High School once again take part in an international debate competition in Japan in the past weeks, this year with Kelsey Ivey, Nathan Garner and Kayla Greenaway bringing only a few meetings worth of debate prep to the topic of social media against international teams.
PSD students recently competed in the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition, and a Rockmart student is headed for the the next round against other young writers in the region.
17 Polk County 4-H'ers traveled to Rock Eagle at Eatonton, Georgia to compete at their annual Junior/Senior Northwest District Project Achievement, and several of the senior group members came back with awards.
A program at Youngs Grove Elementary School is asking students to pay it forward by being kind to one another, and trading away a bracelet to award those who show off those acts in daily life.
In need of a friend? A new piece of outdoor furniture at Northside Elementary School is helping students who need just that connect with others who just want to play and have fun.
The Cedartown High School Theatre Department led by director, Chris Reaves, will present the 18th incarnation of their annual spring Variety Show at the Cedartown Auditorium on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18 at 7 pm.
Rockmart Middle School Students entered the annual DAR American History Essay Contest sponsored by the James Waldrop Chapter in Fayette County, Georgia.
Polk County Board of Education members voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Superintendent Darrell Wetherington on Thursday during a special called meeting.
Local companies have once again shown their support for local schools by helping out with donations to the Northside Science club in Cedartown.
An attorney for the Polk School District Board of Education cited a clause in the district’s handbook covering disruptions in the classroom as the reason for Superintendent Darrell Wetherington’s suspension.
Rockmart High School’s Amy Lloyd was presented last week with the annual Polk County Retired Educator’s grant during the Polk County Board of Education’s meeting on Feb. 14.
A Rockmart High School senior and her chosen teacher will be going on to the regional level to compete following the announcement last week of the Polk School District’s STAR Student.
The Polk County Drug Task Force released information this afternoon about a bust late last week that sent four to jail in Cedartown and netted the seizure of drugs and cash during the execution of a search warrant.
The Polk County Board of Education will be gathering for a special called meeting for another executive session following Saturday's meeting at their attorney's office.
Carey Pilgrim with McRae, Smith, Peek, Harmon and Monroe called to inform us that the Polk School District is having an emergency meeting tomorrow morning - Saturday, February 18 - at 10 a.m.
Pre-K students from Northside Elementary spend a little time at the Cedartown Police Department and the Cedartown Fire Department last week.
A trio of seniors and underclassmen were announced as the winners and runners up in this year's Mr. Big Dawg competition, a fundraiser held annually for the Cedartown High School competition cheer team on Jan. 26.
School officials are getting ready for new students to join the system in Pre-K and Kindergarten classes, which are being held at schools in Cedartown and Rockmart this spring.
A vote against providing funding for the March election to get the Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax for the school system extended past 2020 was the result of two separate Polk County Board of Education meetings held this week.
The World Changers Club at the Cedartown Middle School has a hefty goal of raising $20,000 to build a school in Kayaska, Nicaragua, where no school currently exists.
The Polk County Board of Education is gathering in their meeting room at the Polk School District's central office this evening for a special called session.
Polk County Board of Education members gathered for a special called meeting Saturday, but no open discussion was held as the board spent most of the time in a closed session.
How are schools in Polk County doing? For the most part, they made great improvements in 2016 according to numbers released by the state near the end of the calendar year for the College and Career Ready Performance Index.
New members got to take their first major vote of the year for the Polk County Board of Education, determining who would lead the board for 2017.
The CHS Class of 2017 and Principal Dr. Darrell Wetherington headed up a Christmas lasting legacy project with the Circle K group at Kennesaw State and Georgia Highlands of Paulding.
Students and educators came out to the Polk County Board of Education to present to the board good reasons why their projects merit a new Education-only Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax to be approved on the March ballot.
New Polk County Board of Education members were sworn in ahead of their first work session scheduled for Jan. 3, 2017.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 the Northside Elementary DawgBots participated in the West Georgia First Lego League Regional Competition at Harlason County Middle School.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) student Ryan Fincher of Cedartown is one of six finalists for the American Welding Society (AWS) U.S. Invitational Weld Trials taking place this week, Dec. 5-8, at Robotics Technology Park in Huntsville, Ala.