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Gordon selected as Early Education Empowerment Zone

Gordon County, in partnership with Whitfield, Catoosa, Gilmer and Murray counties, was selected Wednesday as one of Georgia’s four Early Education Empowerment Zones and will participate in a community commitment ceremony at 3 p.m., Oct. 3.

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
School board policy changes tabled in August set for vote tonight
Posted: September 09, 2014

The Polk County Board of Education will vote tonight on four policy changes for students at the regular board meeting starting at 6 p.m. at the board office in Cedartown.

Sunday 09/07/2014
After School Progam offers more than safety to kids at Van Wert
Posted: September 07, 2014

The After School Program at Van Wert Elementary School offers more than a safe place for children to stay after classes are dismissed.

Cedartown Middle starts writing program to improve student skills
Posted: September 07, 2014

A new writing program at Cedartown Middle School aims to improve both written language skills and problem solving throughout the school year.

Friday 09/05/2014
Polk School District breakfast and lunch menu, Sept. 8-12, 2014
Posted: September 05, 2014

Here's the coming week's Polk School District breakfast and lunch menus for elementary, middle and high school. 

Wednesday 09/03/2014
State officials to be consulted in wreck investigation before releasing details
Updated: September 04, 2014 - 12:33 am

Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome said the results of the investigation of what happened in the wreck that killed 17-year-old Cedartown High senior Karina Macedo will be released soon but not before they consult state officials.

Sunday 08/31/2014
Precious Paws heads to schools to teach pet ownership
Posted: August 31, 2014

Kellie Taylor, owner of Precious Paws Pet Grooming in Rockmart, is participating in a unique educational program at Young’s Grove Elementary School.

Saturday 08/30/2014
Westside starts school year with new principal
Posted: August 30, 2014

Westside Elementary has started the year off with a new principal, who is looking to shake up the school.

Friday 08/29/2014
Free digital textbooks available through the Georgia Department of Education
Posted: August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 -- As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.

School breakfast and lunch menu for Sept. 2 through 5 for the Polk School District
Posted: August 29, 2014

Here's the coming week's school breakfast and lunch menus for Sept. 2 through 5. Remember, students are off Monday for Labor Day.

Thursday 08/28/2014
3 regional companies create Education Exchange to interconnect students in 30 counties
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 1:36 pm

NGN, Parker FiberNet, and ETC Communications launched a partnership today to create the Education Exchange, a fiber optic network to connect schools across North Georgia.

Georgia School for the Deaf Earns SACS CASI Accreditation
Posted: August 28, 2014

Principal Leslie Jackson announced today that the Georgia School for the Deaf earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Northside Elementary takes up ice bucket challenge on big scale
Posted: August 27, 2014

Teachers at Northside Elementary took the Ice Bucket Challenge to the next level with the help of the Cedartown Fire Department.

Friday 08/22/2014
Polk County Schools lunch menu, Aug. 25 through 29
Posted: August 22, 2014

Here's what students in Polk County Schools are having for lunch this week.

Rockmart Children Academy starting classes Sept. 1
Posted: August 22, 2014

Rockmart Children Academy, located at 1030 North Piedmont Avenue, will begin its first year of classes by September 1.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Retired Polk educators can get free athletic passes
Posted: August 21, 2014

The Polk County Board of Education is giving a break to retired educators who still want to watch their favorite sports teams.

School board tables policy changes for students
Posted: August 21, 2014

A change in the language of four student policies was tabled during the August meeting of the Polk County Board of Education.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
New officers are added to schools
Posted: August 20, 2014

Students headed back to class at middle and high schools in Polk County are seeing additional school resource officers to start the school year.

2014 ACT results: Georgia a leading state in Southeast
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 12:08 pm

August 20, 2014 – 2014 ACT results show Georgia at the top of the pack among Southeastern states, outperforming Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, and South Carolina.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Superintendent: bug problem at CHS under control
Posted: August 19, 2014

Cedartown High School students and parents can rest assured, creepy crawly critters are no longer a problem according to superintendent William Hunter.

Saturday 08/16/2014
Improvements made in Polk EOCT scores, show need for work in math and sciences
Posted: August 16, 2014

Before of the start of school this week, teachers were at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center for the Polk School District’s annual meeting.

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