Education

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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.

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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.

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 …

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Rockmart Middle School Students entered the annual DAR American History Essay Contest sponsored by the James Waldrop Chapter in Fayette County.

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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.

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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.

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