Polk County schools recently began their second semester of classes, and with 2018 wrapped up, Superintendent Laurie Atkins offered a reflection on some of the highlights and statistics from the year.

Get dates on the calendar now to ensure that future students heading into school for their first time have everything ready to go as the 2019-2020 year begins for Polk School District in the months to come.

Money is coming to local schools thanks to the Polk County School Board accepting over $3 million from numerous federal grants.

Some of Rockmart’s greatest talents adorn the wall at the new entrance to the school’s gymnasium. They look out on students, faculty and visitors alike from years gone by in uniforms well out of fashion or just recently fitted for athletes.

MERIT AWARD: Cedartown Middle School principal Shannon Hulsey was named the November 2018 MERIT Award winner for Polk School District.

When it comes to the classroom, the statistics recorded by the state are more than just numbers on paper. They represent individual children and teens, who for good or bad are tested on a regular basis to see how they’re doing.

Being the Teacher of the Year for Polk School District is a big honor, and for 2018 the school board and fellow educators gathered at the latest work session to celebrate a hard working teacher from Cherokee Elementary.

Polk School District won silver level recognition at the 2018 Golden Radish Awards held at the Georgia Freight Depot. The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new f…

Cedartown High School's art club showed off their talents by once again painting murals on their city's Pizza Hut, and with fall and Halloween themed windows lining the store, Cedartown is looking more festive.

Workers are busy at the Cedartown and Rockmart High School campuses as the school year is now well underway to finish up construction projects that will provide additional classroom space to students ranging from agriculture to the fine arts.

Every day, there are dozens of children who come to school and find there a refuge on campus from the chaos of daily life at home. It isn’t a new problem by any means, and one that schools across the country have experienced for decades.

Polk School District students will be learning everywhere from Perry to Savannah thanks to the board of education approving several new field trips across various schools.

The Polk County Calf Show Team kicked off their second year during summer vacation on July 16 with 30 members in 5th to 12th grades. They represent Rockmart FFA, Cedartown FFA, and Polk 4-H.

A new addition to the staff at Rockmart High School is providing a new level of education about all things found on the farm both locally and far afield from Polk County.

Anyone worried the Polk School District wasn’t going to start back on time can be glad that classes got back into session without a hitch.

The Polk County Board of Education approved some minor updates to the high schools' retesting policy, and the language was changed to make it more specific as to what will be allowed for students and what won’t.

Students in Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s automotive technology program will have a once in a lifetime experience when they compete in The Great Race; a rally-style race with vintage vehicles race that begins in Buffalo, N.Y., and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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