Eastside Elementary School celebrated the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays in the most traditional way possible: a feast with family and friends.
The first step toward the next phase of construction projects in the Polk School District was taken when voters approved an extension of the Education-only, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) fund through 2026.
This past Friday, Van Wert Elementary got in an early celebration for Veterans Day and thanked those who have fought for our country with an honorary event which included a couple of surprises for servicemen.
The Polk County Board of Education is in session tonight at 6 p.m., and they've got several items on their list to accomplish including honoring Teachers of the Year and discussion and decision over how to handle items being put up as surplus for the public to purchase.
Small but steady increases continue for the Polk School District (PSD) this year after the state released their College and Career Ready Performance Index figures for 2017 to start off November.
Eastside Elementary sought to do something fun and educational for students ahead of Halloween last Friday, and that idea brought about the Storybook Character Parade.
One-Act, every thespian’s favorite and most anxious time of the year, has arrived, and Polk’s local high schools donned their battle flags for a day of competition. One-Act pits same-region high schools against each to decide who can best perform a play lasting only one act. This year, Cedar…
Cedartown High School’s theater department successfully shared a piece of their heart with audience members during a public performance of Shirley Lauro’s drama “A Piece of My Heart.” The mature play featuring the roles and actions of women during and after the Vietnam War served as the grou…
Polk County is a popular place for fall festivals. Between Cedartown’s Fall Fest, Rockmart’s Riverwalk Festival, and Aragon’s Pumpkin Fest, there’s truly no shortage of opportunities to get out in the fall weather and enjoy oneself. Eastside’s Fall Festival, however, offered the usual autumn…
Young’s Grove Elementary took interactive learning to the next level by hosting a cave simulation that let students learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts first hand while also having fun exploring a highly realistic, artificial cave.
The Polk County College and Career Academy hosted professionals and local officials from more than 50 different entities locally to take part in the 2017 Career Day for elementary school students.
Fundraising efforts by Cedartown Middle School students have transformed the lives of children in Nicaragua following more than a year of work on a school-wide project.
A variety of projects are being proposed for the 2017 Education-only Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax fund on the ballot this November, and the school board wants to make sure the numbers all add up this time around.
October’s week-long celebration brought of reading to local youth out leaders from across the state to experience the quality learning that goes on inside Georgia’s pre-k and early education programs.
Building up trust and partnerships in the community is one of the main goals of Superintendent Laurie Atkins during these first days of her new job.
Last week marked a special day on the calendar many might not have considered before as local school children took time out to celebrate something we drink every day: milk.
The first meeting of the Polk Retired Educators Association (PREA) was kicked off by the new President, Andrea Sorrells, who discussed the plans for the new season.
The Polk County College and Career Academy will be gathering students late in the month of October to take part in their 2017 Transition Fair, and are looking for local businesses to take part.
With the 2017-18 school year well underway and a couple weeks of work under her belt following her promotion, Superintendent Laurie Atkins has one major mission in mind through her first month on the job.
Polk School District, Polk County College and Career Academy (PCCCA), and Kennesaw State University are joining forces to introduce “Upward Bound” to their roster of college aid/preparation programs.
Hurricane Irma called off schools at the beginning of the week due to the threat of stormy weather impacting as students were heading home on Monday. It also prompted the school board to call off their September regular session, which now has a reschedule date.
The Take Back Polk mentoring program will be kicking off later this month as students from Cedartown and Rockmart Middle Schools, and those providing lessons on life and leadership skills will soon be matched up with youth in the most dire need of help.
State and local officials will be gathering in the coming weeks to officially open the Polk County College and Career Academy’s facility at Cedartown High School, even as students have already been using the new classroom spaces since the start of the school year.
The Polk School board gathered for the first time in the 2017-2018 school year for a meeting that resulted in the approval of numerous items such as an upcoming early release, a special election contract, the purchasing of new school buses, food vendors, and a field trip.
The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is right around the corner, and ahead of the celestial event, the Polk School District has announced a change to their plans.
The Polk School board proved to be hard at work when they approved a host of policies including the 2017-2018 graduation policy, incorporating parental involvement, mandatory electronic communications, the updated gifted program, sex education updates, salary deductions, and mandatory signin…
A special election is coming up in November to decide who will take over the seat vacated by Hal Floyd on the Polk County Board of Education at the beginning of the month.
The Polk School board unanimously agreed to pass a Tax Anticipation Notice (TAN) from winning bidder Century Bank during their latest session on Tuesday.
The students at Van Wert Elementary School will be starting the year like at many other schools around the district, with new administrative leadership and new teachers. Most important will be all the new students who will be arriving on the campus bright and early Tuesday morning.
The Polk County Board of Education will need a new member, and likely will be holding a special election in November to fill the seat now vacated by just-elected Hal Floyd.
During a promotion to help get school supplies for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Cedarown and Rockmart, Holmes for Her were able to provide dozens of bookbags, bowls of crayons and glue and stacks of paper for youth in the CASA program locally.
Northside Elementary's Joshua Bearden has a lot of accomplishments under his belt already, but he's about to get another one during the middle of the coming school year.
The Polk County Board of Education has announced that they'll be gathering for a special session on Saturday morning at the central office, and once opening their meeting will go into an executive session to discuss personnel matters.
A partnership between an area college and the Polk School District hopes to produce better outcomes for local students as they get ready to take on the next level of education.
Northside Elementary School hosted their second annual DawgBots Robotics Camp in past weeks, and are hoping that the skills local students have picked up will help them during the coming school year. .
Speakers at final Board of Education public comment session on Superintendent Search want no more changes for teachers, plea for hire of local candidate to head up PSD
The Polk County Board of Education is seeking local residents to come out once again and take part in a public comment session to allow everyone who wishes to have their say in the search for a new superintendent for the Polk School District.
The three first place winners for state in for the Future Business Leaders of America's competition were awarded for their hard work in network design and client services during last week's Polk County Board of Education meeting.
Look for local teachers not only to get a raise in FY 2018 as the Polk County Board of Education approved a measure last week to fulfill a promise made by the state to educators.