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.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced last week that fiscal year 2020 profits transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account amount to a record $1,237,345,246. This brings the total raised for education in the Georgia Lottery’s 27-year history to more than $22.3 billion.
The possibility of Polk County students returning to in-person learning this year took another step forward last week with the school board confirming that classes will begin on schedule Aug. 3.
State school officials are asking Georgians to chime in on whether students should have to take year-end tests during the upcoming school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Just two days before the new fiscal year was set to begin, the Polk County Board of Education unanimously approved the system’s FY2021 budget after making some adjustments based on the final state budget.
Finally converging on Cedartown Memorial Stadium for their graduation ceremony, the Cedartown High School class of 2020 was tasked with remembering their past while thinking about their future.
Despite the unorthodox way their high school careers ended, repeated sentiments during the graduation ceremony of the Rockmart High School class of 2020 were thankfulness and the opinion they had been the school’s most celebrated senior class.
KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University recently named students to the President’s List and Dean’s List in recognition of their academic excellence for the Spring 2020 semester and several Polk County residents made the grade to be recognized for their efforts.
The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has awarded a $500 scholarship to one qualified student at each of the 26 high schools and five college and career academies in the Northwest Georgia region. Two students at Trion High School received a scholarship of $250 each.
The Polk County College and Career Academy had 21 Class of 2020 seniors receive their associates degrees from Georgia Highlands College through their dual enrollment program.
The Polk County Board of Education approved of a new drug testing policy that will go into effect at the beginning of the new school year that is meant to help teens who might have substance abuse issues.
The Polk County Board of Education has been meeting virtually since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, but is now getting back to regular business by gathering in person for their June work session.
The Polk County Board of Education will continue to meet digitally for the time being with their latest session on the books for Tuesday evening happening online.
The Polk Conuty Board of Education will have a month to think about whether they’ll approve a new policy presented during the virtual work session on Tuesday.
Now is a good time to show support and love for educators across the world as parents have been forced to take up the mantle of home schooling during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Superheroes can be found in every corner of life and they are showing up more than ever in daily life, and one group in particular is continuing their efforts to help ensure children who usually get meals at school are still getting them at home.
Parents who are getting ready for the start of the coming school year to begin a child’s education in the Polk School District will be able to grab packets of forms to fill out and return during the first full week of May.
Nearly 200 public schools in Georgia are set to receive money for purchasing laptops and software aimed at boosting access to online courses as in-person classes remain suspended due to coronavirus.