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School board celebrates College and Career grants, board member Susan Berry’s final meeting of term

A celebration of the holidays and of Polk School District’s $3.1 million grant for the new College and Career Academy were center focus at the Board of Education’s final meeting for 2014.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Polk County 6-year-old awarded for saving family from fire
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Students thought they were coming to see slimy snakes and lizards at Young’s Grove Elementary in a late week treat. However before the activities started, administrators at the school had a special award to give out.

Friday 12/12/2014
Walker County student is GNTC's EAGLE representative
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Christian Harrington of Walker County has been chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) at the EAGLE Leadership Institute March 16-18, 2015, in Atlanta.

RMS recognizes students of the month for November
Posted: December 12, 2014

Students of the Month for November at Rockmart Middle School have been announced.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Cedartown Middle hosting Internet Safety Night Thursday
Posted: December 10, 2014

Cedartown Middle School students and parents who want to learn more about the dangers on the internet will have an opportunity to take part in an educational night at the school Thursday night.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Trey Kelley visits with local students
Posted: December 09, 2014

State Rep. Trey Kelley made a recent visit with Westside Elementary School fifth graders during a local trip to the school at the beginning of December. He spoke with students about his duties and responsibilities at the state Capitol. 

Friday 12/05/2014
Rockmart High School Wins $25,000 Celebrate My Drive Grant for Teen Driver Safety Efforts
Posted: December 05, 2014

Celebrate My Drive, powered by State Farm®, is pleased to announce Rockmart High School is one of 100 winning high schools, earning a $25,000 grant. They were among 3,283 registered high schools who participated in this year’s program. Students, parents, administrators and the entire community rallied in support of teen drivers, making online safe driving commitments, helping them reach their goal.   This is the second year which Rockmart High School has finished as a grant winner.  

Thursday 12/04/2014
Board Approves Gretchen Corbin to be the Next Commissioner of TCSG
Posted: December 04, 2014

Atlanta – The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has given their approval to Governor Nathan Deal’s nomination of Gretchen Corbin as the system’s next commissioner.

Polk School District gets $3 million College and Career Academy grant from TCSG
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 12:54 am

The Polk School District will be getting state funds to help with the cost of construction for the new College and Career Academy to be built alongside the remodeling of Cedartown High School.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Georgia Northwestern secures grants for adult education
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Georgia Northwestern’s department of adult education secured $8,700 in grants to help pay GED testing fees and transportation costs for many adult learners across Northwest Georgia.

College and Career Academy grant to be announced December 4
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 1:49 pm

The agreements are set. The money is available. Now it’s just a matter of waiting to see if Polk County Schools will get matching grants for their College and Career Academy plan.

Van Wert Elementary students help out with food drive
Posted: December 03, 2014

Students at Van Wert Elementary are helping to make a difference this holiday season by helping out with a local food drive for Christmas.

Tuesday 12/02/2014
Gym remodel at Cedartown High on track for completion soon
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 12:06 pm

A remodel of concession stands and locker rooms at Cedartown High School continues and will likely wrap up before students come back in January, according to principal Darrell Weathrington.

Monday 11/24/2014
Ga. lawmaker wants schools to go digital by 2020
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 30 eighth graders bend over laptops during Karen Farnsworth's Thursday morning math class, raising their hands for help as the teacher moves around pointing to their screens or providing video links. In the second row, 13-year-old Yocelin Rodriguez glances at a question about finding the height of a shape before grabbing her pencil and making calculations on a sheet of paper.

Friday 11/21/2014
Educators concerned over retirement system changes meet in Cedartown
Posted: November 21, 2014

Teachers who are afraid an attack is coming on their state retirement money gathered at the library to hear what they can do to potentially stop lawmakers from making any changes to the system in place.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Board hears from churches looking to provide students wifi
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 12:58 am

The Polk County Board of Education might have taken some time last week to celebrate teachers, but they got right back to business, approving field trips and talking to local church leaders about making free WiFi available to students after school.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Cedartown Middle gathers for Science Night
Posted: November 18, 2014

Students and teachers gathered last week at Cedartown Middle School with parents for the school’s science and social studies night. The evening allowed for parents to get involved with what their students are working on, see new technology being placed in their hands and more at the school.

Monday 11/17/2014
Food drive at Eastside Elementary School
Posted: November 17, 2014

A food drive is underway at Eastside Elementary School.

Sunday 11/16/2014
Van Wert club gives back to community
Posted: November 16, 2014

Van Wert Elementary BETA club has 29 members that met the requirements of the National BETA Organization. These members have to maintain an A average in all subject areas and show outstanding character.

Early Learning Center prepares for anniversary
Posted: November 16, 2014

Tallatoona Early Learning Center, 312 Piedmont Avenue in Rockmart, will celebrated “50 ways to say thank you” to commemorate Head Start’s golden anniversary.

Thursday 11/13/2014
GNTC secures $8,700 in grants for adult education
Posted: November 13, 2014

Georgia Northwestern’s Department of Adult Education has secured $8,700 in grants to help pay GED testing fees and transportation costs for many adult learners across Northwest Georgia.

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