Education

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Wireless internet is just about everywhere these days. From the smart phones in everyone’s pockets to the high speed connections within homes across Polk County, having access to the web from anyplace at high speed is just as important in contemporary times as clean drinking water and electricity.

  • By Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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School officials are looking to up Polk County’s classroom security with a host of new measures, and not only is hiring a security guard for every school the kick off to the safety policies, the district is already taking applicants.

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A Rockmart elementary school is looking to improve the exterior look of their campus and also provide an important lesson for students about nature and life in the process.

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The Polk School District will now require employees who have been arrested to self-report their troubles to school officials, or face consequences for failing to do so.

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Students of Cedartown Middle School will soon be recognized for their academic achievements in a special installation ceremony being held this week.

Rockmart Middle School announced their Spelling Bee winners earlier this week, and congratulations go out to Heaven Stocks for her recent win in the annual event. 

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A local elementary school robotics team competed recently and came up with a first place win in one category, making them eligible to move onto the next round.

Students were out of school for several days, power was out to thousands of Polk County residents and officials from public safety and public works departments remained busy through a busy weekend of snow in Polk County.

  • Contributed by Susan Crawford, Youngs Grove Elementary School
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The excitement at one local school continues to grow as students and faculty are counting down the days left to Christmas with a variety of events.

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