Education

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State and local officials will be gathering in the coming weeks to officially open the Polk County College and Career Academy’s facility at Cedartown High School, even as students have already been using the new classroom spaces since the start of the school year.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Each year the Polk Farm Bureau sponsors an essay contest for students in sixth to eighth grades from all over the county. This year students were tasked with writing about Georgia’s specialty crops. Rockmart Middle School students met the challenge head on and swept the competition, winning …

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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.

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.

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