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.
With the 2017-18 school year well underway and a couple weeks of work under her belt following her promotion, Superintendent Laurie Atkins has one major mission in mind through her first month on the job.
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.
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.
The Polk School board gathered for the first time in the 2017-2018 school year for a meeting that resulted in the approval of numerous items such as an upcoming early release, a special election contract, the purchasing of new school buses, food vendors, and a field trip.
The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is right around the corner, and ahead of the celestial event, the Polk School District has announced a change to their plans.
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…
A special election is coming up in November to decide who will take over the seat vacated by Hal Floyd on the Polk County Board of Education at the beginning of the month.
The Polk School board unanimously agreed to pass a Tax Anticipation Notice (TAN) from winning bidder Century Bank during their latest session on Tuesday.
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.
The Polk County Board of Education will need a new member, and likely will be holding a special election in November to fill the seat now vacated by just-elected Hal Floyd.
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.
Northside Elementary's Joshua Bearden has a lot of accomplishments under his belt already, but he's about to get another one during the middle of the coming school year.
The Polk County Board of Education has announced that they'll be gathering for a special session on Saturday morning at the central office, and once opening their meeting will go into an executive session to discuss personnel matters.
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.
Northside Elementary School hosted their second annual DawgBots Robotics Camp in past weeks, and are hoping that the skills local students have picked up will help them during the coming school year. .
Speakers at final Board of Education public comment session on Superintendent Search want no more changes for teachers, plea for hire of local candidate to head up PSD
The Polk County Board of Education is seeking local residents to come out once again and take part in a public comment session to allow everyone who wishes to have their say in the search for a new superintendent for the Polk School District.
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.
Look for local teachers not only to get a raise in FY 2018 as the Polk County Board of Education approved a measure last week to fulfill a promise made by the state to educators.
Look for the Polk School District to get a new leader in their ranks soon as the Board of Education announced last week that the search of a new superintendent has started.
Late last year, Cedartown Middle School student Katelyn Davis shocked the community just after Christmas when she committed suicide, and documented her death on a livestream that continues in circulation on the internet.
Cedartown High School are hosting youth this Friday night in a fundraiser for the high school basketball cheerleaders featuring legendary characters that children can meet.
Second chances in life aren’t born from luck, but hard work. That’s a lesson that Mychael Frazier has taken to heart following the latest milestone he’s taken on getting control over his future.
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.
SkillsUSA is seeing victory after victory thanks to the hard work and long-term dedication of students who toil in their labors to build their championships but also mastering trades to last a lifetime.
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.
It was a special day for Rockmart High School, who took time out to honor one of their own whose long service to the community will be remembered for as long as the school stands in the front hallway.
The search will be on for a new principal at Rockmart High School as the news came out late last week as the year came to an end in the classrooms that Wesley Cupp will soon be filling the role of principal at Eastside Elementary School.
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…
Van Wert students need to get those bookmarks out and ready for a summer busy with reading as the school begins it's third annual incentive program for putting in time turning pages.
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.
The Polk County Board of Education announced their decision that assistant superintendent Greg Teems will be getting a temporary promotion at the Polk School District central office.