A total of 12 Polk County 4-H’ers traveled to Rock Eagle in Eatonton recently to compete at their annual Junior/Senior Northwest District Project Achievement.
The list of honors and recognition for former Cedar Hill High School teacher and coach Escue Rodgers continued last week with Polk School District presenting a proclamation at the June 8 school board meeting.
More than 4,000 students graduated from Georgia State University at the associate’s, bachelor’s and graduate levels during the Spring 2021 semester.
Shorter University in Rome has announced students named to the school’s Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2021. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.
Rockmart High School officials were very clear about one thing Friday evening — its 2021 graduating class was going to have its commencement ceremony on the football field.
Persevering through tough times was presented as a goal to the Cedartown High School class of 2021 on Saturday morning as they completed another goal.
Khalefa King, a graduate of Cedartown High School, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 8, where she served as President of the Pharm D Class of 2021.
Emotions and kind words took up part of the final meeting of the Polk County Board of Education before the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
Two of Polk School District’s brightest students were recognized for their pursuit of excellence last week while also shining a spotlight on the teachers who made a difference for them.
A judge who served the people of Polk County and the state of Georgia for more than half a century was honored recently by Polk School District and the public safety program at the Polk County College and Career Academy.
Shorter University recognized faculty members Dr. Clint Helms and Dr. John McCluskey for outstanding dedication and achievement during the university’s 2021 Awards Day.
A group of Polk County 4-H members took first place in their respective categories at the County Project Achievement competition on March 27 at the Polk County Extension Office.
Rockmart High School will end the school year with a new principal after the Polk School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Bo Adams.
After three decades teaching and connecting with the youth of Polk County, Robyn Teems is retiring as Rockmart High School principal effective Thursday, April 1.
A trio of Polk County residents were recently inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
The Georgia Department of Education released the amount of federal stimulus funds that each state school district is expected to receive following the most recent round of action by the federal government.
After a year’s wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Cedartown Performing Arts Center is ready to host its annual Children’s Enrichment Summer Camp.
Georgia elementary school classes in third through fifth grades are being challenged to put their science, technology, engineering and math skills to work to explore the real-world issue that farmers face of maintaining soil health.
Located off North Park Boulevard in Cedartown stands Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s new Cedartown Adult Learning Center, which will begin offering free English as a Second Language classes on Monday, March 8.
A chance to put their skills to good use and help give local wildlife places to call home has been a good match for some Cedartown High School students.
The Optimist Club of Cedartown recently recognized the winner of its 2020 essay contest after receiving submissions from students across the county.
Polk School District students will continue to attend classes four days a week during the 2021-2022 school year following the approval of the calendar by the system’s board of education.
More than 3,000 students earned degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta during the fall 2020 semester, with local residents receiving degrees as well.
Three local residents were part of the 13,128 students enrolled during the fall 2020 term at The University of Alabama who made the Dean’s List with academic records of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.
The Cedartown and Polk School District communities are mourning the loss of two young girls who were killed in a fatal wreck Thursday afternoon in rural Polk County.
Georgia public schools are set to receive about $1.7 billion in federal COVID-19 aid as part of a second round of relief spending Congress passed last month.
After putting forward a tentative calendar for the 2021-2022 school year, Polk School District Superintendent Laurie Atkins announced last week that the board will hold off on voting on the proposed schedule.
The first meeting of the year for the Polk School District Board of Education brought with it a decision on the future leadership of Polk County’s schools.
The children of the late Tallapoosa Superior Court Judge Dan Peace Winn have established an endownment scholarship in his name through the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation.
The Polk School District Board of Education is closer to finding the successor to School Superintendent Laurie Atkins following a recent round of interviews with potential candidates.
With Jack Frost nipping at noses and the jingle of sleigh bells filling the air, the Standard Journal once again is hoping to inject a little holiday spirit into the season with its annual letters to Santa Claus.
The topic of speed-detection cameras along roadways in designated school zones in Polk County once again was presented to the Polk School District Board of Education at its monthly work session last week.
A letter from Polk School District Superintendent Laurie Atkins asks students to wear a mask for the first two weeks after returning to school following the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
An educator who made it her job to ensure that her students had a fully engaging experience when learning went from in the classroom to online this year was named Polk County Schools’ top teacher Tuesday evening.
Polk County Schools Superintendent Laurie Atkins, who began her career in education as an elementary school teacher, has announced she will be retiring at the end of the school year.
Thousands of Georgia Power customers in Polk County were still without power as of noon Friday, more than 32 hours after winds and rain from Tropical Storm Zeta swept through the area.