The Polk Retired Educators Association (PREA) gathered for its monthly meeting with the viewing of beautiful table settings which featured recognition of the Ferst Foundation for childhood readers. To aid in this project, books had been donated by the late Brenda Richardson, and others, to help raise money for the Foundation.
Polk School District announced in an afternoon press release that they've selected a new principal at Cedartown High School when Dr. Darrell Wetherington takes over as superintendent at the beginning of the year.
Voters will be heading to the polls in November to decide on the next school board member, but before that business was concluded the current board decided it was time to get one more item off their list before a new board is sat in January.
The Polk County Board of Education joined many other local school districts around the state in opposing a proposed change to the Georgia constitution that could have a long term impact on the battle for control over education.
The annual crowning of a homecoming queen is coming up tonight at Rockmart High School during halftime of the Armuchee-Rockmart football game, and this year's court is just waiting for the big announcement.
The 2016-2017 PREA opened for the beginning of its new session, with the theme: Reach Out To Make A Difference, at the Cherokee County Golf Course in Cedartown, with President Lynda Rutland welcoming many new retirees, and guests, with all encouraged to sign up for different positions that were offered.
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.