The first day of school is coming up in Polk County, and to help students get ready open houses are coming up and that will allow for everyone to get a chance to get the lay of the land and meet their teachers at open houses that start on Aug. 2.
The documents are signed and it’s official: Dr. Darrell Wetherington is set to become the next superintendent of the Polk School District when Dr. William Hunter retires at the end of the calendar year during the winter break.
The Polk County Board of Education voted last night near the end of their June session to approve the retirement request submitted by Dr. William Hunter, superintendent of the Polk School District, effective Dec. 31.
The Polk Retired Educators Association gives a $500 New Teacher Grant each year to a teacher in the Polk County School System. This year’s recipient was Jenny Beth Hawkins, a Science teacher at Rockmart Middle School. The grant was presented to Ms. Hawkins at the February PSD Board of Education meeting by Ms. Gladys Gipson, Chairman of the New Teacher Grant Committee.
The Polk County Board of Education races are coming down to several areas of concern for local residents, among them how well children are doing in school despite in the increase in graduation rates and test scores.
Editor's note: The following questions and responses were submitted by the Polk County Chamber of Commerce after the political forum held on April 19. The Standard Journal has in no way made any content-related edits to these questions or responses, only added in paragraph breaks to make the answers easier to read. Candidate questions for County Commission will be posted on Friday, and any others on Saturday morning.
The Development Authority of Polk County partnered with Polk School District and Polk County College and Career Academy to arrange for a group of K-12 teachers to visit local industries during Manufacturer’s Appreciation Week, observed April 18-22.
With two children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, 73-year-old Veronica Longwith has made the decision to take to the open road as she pursues a commercial truck driving career at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Editor's note: It came to our attention this morning that in the process of finishing up the paper Monday, we missed that the below story did not print as it should have. We regret the error, and plan to re-run this story in the April 27 edition in the paper.
Security at local schools remains a top priority for administrators and law enforcement, and to keep students safe the Cedartown Middle School is undergoing a routine inspection today, according to a release from the city of Cedartown.
On Tuesday, members of the Polk County Relay for Life team met with Superintendent William Hunter to present Polk School District for their seventh consecutive award for having 100 percent school participation in the Polk County Relay for Life fundraising event in 2015.
Northside students recently competed in the Cobb County District Science Fair. These students were Emily Ortiz, Valeria Cordova, Omar Rodriquez, Miliany Padilla, and Josceline Polo. They qualified for this honor by winning the Northside Science Fair in November.
Work is underway to build the new Polk County College and Career Academy, with a clear area to start preparing foundations for the new buildings, which will be a part of the high school once renovations are finally completed.
Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Neuromuscular Therapy program recently participated in an Oncology Massage Therapy Clinic to provide safe, effective treatment to cancer patients and people with cancer histories.
The Northside Elementary School Science and Robotics Club got a chance to show off their various creations and talk about what they’ve been learning to a packed crowd at the Board of Education’s March session.