Education

A pair of local students just might have an opportunity as financial wizards once they finish their education after taking part in a stock trading game and winning a first place prize at Northside Elementary.

There’s a new facility for students to utilize within the Polk School District now coming open for business for the first time after months of construction wrapped up and gave officials the chance to see the new Agricultural Facility at Rockmart High School inside and out.

The Polk School District Board of Education is using monthly M.E.R.I.T awards to make sure their most exceptional employees are recognized for what they do.

The Polk County Board of Education is keeping the well-being of students and staff their top priority, and the group’s newly approved safety policy sees a large focus on the prevention of violence and terror.

Local educators at the Polk County College and Career Academy got a good grade from officials appointed by the state to determine how the program within Cedartown and Rockmart High Schools are performing some five years after forming.

A program that continues to help local youth ensure that they have stable sources of help when their families are going through tough times can rest assured that it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, the Dawg House Student Resource Center is going to be there for students in need at…

Honoring staff, board members and locking down annual agreements were all on the agenda for the March Polk County Board of Education’s regular session for the month.

The Polk County Board of Education tabled a new policy that means to ensure that everyone is aware of updated school safety plans, and that if they see something they find suspicious they immediately report it to administrators.

Polk School District named their latest MERIT Award winner for February from among those who ensure that children have help they need when times are tough and they need someone to talk to.

Polk County schools recently began their second semester of classes, and with 2018 wrapped up, Superintendent Laurie Atkins offered a reflection on some of the highlights and statistics from the year.

Get dates on the calendar now to ensure that future students heading into school for their first time have everything ready to go as the 2019-2020 year begins for Polk School District in the months to come.

Money is coming to local schools thanks to the Polk County School Board accepting over $3 million from numerous federal grants.

Some of Rockmart’s greatest talents adorn the wall at the new entrance to the school’s gymnasium. They look out on students, faculty and visitors alike from years gone by in uniforms well out of fashion or just recently fitted for athletes.

MERIT AWARD: Cedartown Middle School principal Shannon Hulsey was named the November 2018 MERIT Award winner for Polk School District.

When it comes to the classroom, the statistics recorded by the state are more than just numbers on paper. They represent individual children and teens, who for good or bad are tested on a regular basis to see how they’re doing.

Being the Teacher of the Year for Polk School District is a big honor, and for 2018 the school board and fellow educators gathered at the latest work session to celebrate a hard working teacher from Cherokee Elementary.

Polk School District won silver level recognition at the 2018 Golden Radish Awards held at the Georgia Freight Depot. The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new f…

Cedartown High School's art club showed off their talents by once again painting murals on their city's Pizza Hut, and with fall and Halloween themed windows lining the store, Cedartown is looking more festive.

Workers are busy at the Cedartown and Rockmart High School campuses as the school year is now well underway to finish up construction projects that will provide additional classroom space to students ranging from agriculture to the fine arts.

Every day, there are dozens of children who come to school and find there a refuge on campus from the chaos of daily life at home. It isn’t a new problem by any means, and one that schools across the country have experienced for decades.

Polk School District students will be learning everywhere from Perry to Savannah thanks to the board of education approving several new field trips across various schools.

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