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Spooky Science Night at Eastside

Planning has begun for Spooky Science Night at Eastside Elementary School, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Polk School District Breakfast and Lunch Menu, Oct. 27 through Oct. 31
Posted: October 24, 2014

Note: All students receive a choice of fresh fruit, fruit juice and assorted milk for breakfast, and fruit and milk for lunch. Middle and High School students also have the option of a salad bar for an entrée daily.

Educators using programs to help with test scores
Posted: October 24, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the third and final story in a series about what’s happening in schools in the Polk School District. This week’s story on test scores takes some of what we’ve previously covered, along with some updates, on what educators are doing to respond to CRCT and EOCT scores at local schools.

Thursday 10/23/2014
GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology Program Sees Increase in Veteran Enrollment
Posted: October 23, 2014

Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail and consequently the Machine Tool Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeing more veterans enroll into the program.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Polk students make museum visit for field trip
Posted: October 22, 2014

Third grade students in the classes of Mrs. Stacey Bennett, Mrs. Joy Hindman, Mrs. Renee Hopkins, Mrs. Anessa Mize, and Mrs. Krissy Williams at Youngs Grove Elementary School recently visited Polk County Historical Society Museum.

Smiles found at Rockmart’s Tallatoona Early Learning Center
Posted: October 22, 2014

Classrooms at Tallatoona Early Learning Center, 312 South Piedmont Avenue in Rockmart, are filled with happy voices as children are taught a comprehensive curriculum.

Monday 10/20/2014
Eastside students recognized
Posted: October 20, 2014

Eastside Elementary School students for the month of October are,  Kinsley Johnson, Trinity Farmer, Clestie Ahmadani,  Bella William, Sadie Fincher, Shannon Johnson and Levi Crumley.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Cedartown renovations continue, more school construction to come
Posted: October 18, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three part series on the various aspects of Polk County Schools over the year, and what school board leaders want to discuss at the second community input meeting of the month at Van Wert Elementary School on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. This week’s story goes over what the current plans look like for the Board of Education’s 5-year school improvement plan on construction.

Friday 10/17/2014
Northside Elementary celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Northside Elementary School celebrated Hispanic Heritage month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, with fourth graders gathering during the month to celebrate Hispanic history and culture.

Polk School District School Breakfast and Lunch Menu, Oct. 20-24
Posted: October 17, 2014

Note: All students receive a choice of fresh fruit and assorted milk with every meal. Middle and High School students also have the choice of a salad bar as an entrée on a daily basis.

Thursday 10/16/2014
GHC faculty receives grant funding to boost learning
Posted: October 16, 2014

Georgia Highlands College Teaching-Learning Center awarded on Monday four faculty members mini-grants for the purpose of improving teaching and learning.

Polk County Schools to catch up on paperwork during fall break
Posted: October 16, 2014

Polk County students and teachers are getting a break from the classroom this week while administrators will be taking the time to catch up on paperwork.

Sunday 10/12/2014
Officer installation ceremony held at Rockmart High School
Posted: October 12, 2014

The RHS and RMS FBLA Officer Installation Ceremony was held recently in the Rockmart High School Media Center.

Saturday 10/11/2014
Young’s Grove School to host yard sale soon
Posted: October 11, 2014

The Young’s Grove Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization will host a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, to raise money for an outdoor learning center.

Friday 10/10/2014
School officials: student improvement on track with directed studies
Posted: October 10, 2014

Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Polk County Schools as the Board of Education holds two community input meetings. The first was held on Monday, Oct. 6 at Cedartown High School, and the second will be held on Monday, Oct. 20 at Van Wert Elementary School.

Tuesday 10/07/2014
With more high school seniors taking SAT, scores drop slightly statewide - with local scores
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 1:50 am

While the majority of average SAT scores dropped from last year for the five high schools in Rome and Floyd County, local students still beat the state averages which also dropped, according to the Georgia Department of Education.

Friday 10/03/2014
Polk School District Breakfast and Lunch menus, Oct. 6-10
Posted: October 03, 2014

Note: All students have a choice of fresh fruit, juice and assorted milk for breakfast, and fruit and assorted milk for lunch. Middle and High School students also have a salad bar selection daily as one of their entree choices.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
Barge stops by Van Wert for school visit
Posted: September 30, 2014

An ambitious goal of visiting schools in every district in the state is close to being completed as State School Superintendent visited Van Wert Elementary School in Rockmart.

GHC expands tobacco-free policy
Posted: September 30, 2014

In accordance with the University System of Georgia’s new policy regarding the use of tobacco products on its campuses, Georgia Highlands College broadened its existing prohibitive policy. The new Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy begins Oct. 1.

Friday 09/26/2014
Polk School District Breakfast and Lunch Menu for Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, 2014
Posted: September 26, 2014

Note: all students get a selection of fresh fruit, juice with breakfast, and assorted milk with each meal. Middle and High School students also have a choice of a salad bar to select for their entrees for lunch.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
GHC and KSU join to create new degree pathway
Posted: September 24, 2014

Residents living in northwest Georgia have a new opportunity to pursue post-secondary learning. GHC and Kennesaw State University partnered to offer the 2+2 program, which enables students to complete two years and an associates degree with GHC followed by two years at KSU earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting, at GHC’s Paulding campus.

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