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.
Many Georgia farms offer various agritourism activities, such as you-pick strawberry, blueberry and peach experiences in the spring and summer. Others offer apple picking and corn mazes in the fall. Christmas tree farms welcome guests to select their family trees.
Polk School District has made the decision to close all schools Thursday, Oct. 29, and hold a distance learning day for all students as Tropical Storm Zeta's path is expected to cross into Northwest Georgia.
Daphne McClendon (second from left) has been named the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year for Van Wert Elementary in Rockmart. A teacher for 28 years, McLendon, shown with her husband and three children, began her career at Goodyear Elementary as a Chapter I Reading teacher working with students …
Some high-profile positive COVID-19 cases early in the school year led to a slight change in the way Polk School District dealt with the virus, both in classrooms and online.
Kennesaw State University recently welcomed its newest class of graduates. More than 1,500 students earned bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees for the Summer 2020 semester.
Polk School District and its individual schools took to social media last week in an effort to explain the reasoning and procedures behind keeping kids out of class because of a positive case of COVID-19.
Side-by-side, Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduates Cade and Carter Shelton carefully disassembled the blades of a turbine engine at GNTC’s Aviation Training Center at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.
With many eyes on school districts throughout the state as teachers and staff work to limit COVID-19 exposure among students, Polk School District had its first major change to the school year last week.
Two Cedartown residents recently were recognized by their college for their hard work, with one being named to the dean’s list and another earning a degree.
More restrictive guidelines from the Department of Public Health regarding mandatory quarantines for teachers and students who test positive for COVID-19 are forcing Polk County Schools to make a change in their plans for in-class instruction less than two weeks into the new school year.
Recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 are causing some shifts in both instructional and athletic procedures for some Polk School District students.
Students were welcomed back to classrooms across Polk County this week while also becoming familiar with new guidelines and methods meant to limit the possibility of exposure to COVID-19.
An Atlanta sports website reported earlier Monday that high school football had been canceled in both Polk County and Floyd County. That report was proven false and the season is still scheduled to begin Sept. 4.
Adapting education in a time of pandemic has been an in-depth and lengthy process for Polk School District leaders, but with the start of the school year just days away there are still questions about how classes will go.