Education

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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.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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One-Act, every thespian’s favorite and most anxious time of the year, has arrived, and Polk’s local high schools donned their battle flags for a day of competition. One-Act pits same-region high schools against each to decide who can best perform a play lasting only one act. This year, Cedar…

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Cedartown High School’s theater department successfully shared a piece of their heart with audience members during a public performance of Shirley Lauro’s drama “A Piece of My Heart.” The mature play featuring the roles and actions of women during and after the Vietnam War served as the grou…

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Polk County is a popular place for fall festivals. Between Cedartown’s Fall Fest, Rockmart’s Riverwalk Festival, and Aragon’s Pumpkin Fest, there’s truly no shortage of opportunities to get out in the fall weather and enjoy oneself. Eastside’s Fall Festival, however, offered the usual autumn…

  • Tyler Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Cedartown art students are hoping to paint the town with color as they get back out on North Main Street to give Pizza Hut’s windows a fall feel.

Young’s Grove Elementary took interactive learning to the next level by hosting a cave simulation that let students learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts first hand while also having fun exploring a highly realistic, artificial cave.

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A variety of projects are being proposed for the 2017 Education-only Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax fund on the ballot this November, and the school board wants to make sure the numbers all add up this time around.

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