Education

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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.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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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.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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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…

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. 

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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.

  • Tyler Williams, SJ Correspondent
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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.

  • Tyler Williams, SJ Correspondent
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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.

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Officials from around Polk County and The HON Co. gathered to celebrate several students who finished up a program to help them find a job after their graduation from high school over the weekend.

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The school year is over for Cedartown students, and a new class of seniors are now making their way out in the world as graduation brought the school year officially to a close over the weekend.

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As the school year came to a close and a new group of graduates received their diplomas, outgoing principal Wesley Cupp said the Class of 2017 has left a big mark.

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Robin Forston, the Region 3 Resource Development case manager speaks to third-grade students and teachers at Northside Elementary in Cedartown about her career in Human Services and working at DFCS.

Second graders from Northside Elementary took a recent field trip this month to the local hospital for a bit of education on health. Polk Medical Center hosted the students for the day, which included a tour of the facility, learning about healthy eating, a look at how radiology and x-rays w…

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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.

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