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.
Polk School District announced the Teacher of the Year as Rockmart High School's Adam Blalock during the Board of Education's November session on Tuesday night.
The Polk Retired Educators Association (PREA) gathered for its monthly meeting with the viewing of beautiful table settings which featured recognition of the Ferst Foundation for childhood readers. To aid in this project, books had been donated by the late Brenda Richardson, and others, to h…
Polk School District announced in an afternoon press release that they've selected a new principal at Cedartown High School when Dr. Darrell Wetherington takes over as superintendent at the beginning of the year.
Voters will be heading to the polls in November to decide on the next school board member, but before that business was concluded the current board decided it was time to get one more item off their list before a new board is sat in January.
In an age of video games and instant entertainment on the internet, getting kids to enjoy any kind of reading is a tall task for parents and educators alike.
The Polk County Board of Education joined many other local school districts around the state in opposing a proposed change to the Georgia constitution that could have a long term impact on the battle for control over education.
A donation of robots is continuing to help grow the Northside Elementary School club dedicated to figuring out how to operate all these Spheros and BB-8s out there.
The annual crowning of a homecoming queen is coming up tonight at Rockmart High School during halftime of the Armuchee-Rockmart football game, and this year's court is just waiting for the big announcement.