Schools statewide are remaining closed through most of April with a new order from Governor Brian Kemp on Thursday in response to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 being reported by health officials.
When times are tough and supplies are running low, the Polk School District is stepping up to help the doctors and nurses who are running low on medical supplies with a timely donation. On Monday, supplies were packed up and turned over to Jeni Carson, who is a Nurse and Occupational Health …
Amid the shutdown that began on March 16, a group of dedicated employees with the Polk School District was out at several locations across the county offering something that is desperately needed for youth stuck at home: a way to eat.
Polk Retired Educators Association celebrated 50 years of its founding by honoring the founder and past presidents of the organization. During their February 6 meeting, president-elect Dr. Sherri Garrett shared a brief history of the founding of PREA along with special recognition of past pr…
Polk School District is getting ready to educate the next generation of students, and parents looking to enroll their children in Pre-K or Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year can do so starting next month.
Higher early education success, increased reading scores, higher post-test gains – reading from a young age can make a lifetime of difference for children, and thanks to the work of the Ferst Readers foundation, plenty of young locals are seeing those very same benefits.
Boasting the highest SAT scores in their school and grades in the top ten percent of their class, Rockmart High’s Sarah Adair and Cedartown High’s Drew Mulcay more than earned the title of STAR Student and the luncheon that came with it.
The Polk County Board of Education gathered their voices and raised their hands in opposition of any plan to provide vouchers on the state level, and hope that others will join in to support public schools across Georgia.
The Polk County Board of Education is back in session for their first of two meetings for the month of February, with a 6 p.m. work session on the books for the evening.
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled legislation Tuesday that would reduce the number of standardized tests public school students must take in Georgia and untie the link between scores earned on those exams to their final grades.
Science, technology, engineering, math – regardless of which subject students were interested in, Eastside Elementary's recent STEM Night event showcased just how diverse and interesting the fields of study can be.
One talented Rockmart Middle School student – Zion Bradley – is soon to represent Polk School District at the upcoming regional spelling bee where he will test his knowledge and spelling abilities against other first-place students from around Georgia.
Polk School District is getting ready to educate the next generation of students, and parents looking to enroll their children in pre-k or kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year can do so as early as March.
The Rockmart Middle School FBLA participated in Region Competition at Ringgold High School on January 8, with 34 members that competed in business-related objective tests and performance events. During this year’s region event, the RMS FBLA was awarded first place for Largest Local Chapter M…
Members of the Polk County College and Career Academy’s Future Business Leaders of America team came back to town with big wins under their belts in a regional competition for Northwest Georgia.
Several students from the Polk School District are heading to the state level of competition in 2020 following wins in the SkillsUSA Region 1 event in recent days.
Parents, students, and teachers can now plan ahead thanks to the Polk County School Board approving the official 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school calendars. Detailed are teacher planning days, dates for holiday breaks, grading periods, and other important dates.
The Polk School Board has been using monthly M.E.R.I.T awards to recognize PSD employees for the hard work they do, and the tech department’s Allison Smith was honored as the newest recipient during the board’s Dec. 3 combined session.
More than 75 students from a dozen area high schools came together to show off what they’ve learned and gain a chance to move onto state competition in the in the Northwest Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge held in recent days in Cedartown.
Students at Eastside Elementary are making improvements in testing, but the school remains on the state’s Targeted Support and Improvement list.
By the numbers, the Polk School District continues to see improvement year after year in making sure students are leaving with the education they need to succeed in life.
Bringing the various buildings under Polk School District’s control up to greater standards continues to be the goal of the Board of Education, and plans are in the works for another move to provide better space for students.
A partnership between Polk School District and Floyd Healthcare Management continue to bear positive outcomes for students and educators alike, and a new addition to Cedartown Middle School seeks to increase that access.
The Polk School District is always working to make a difference in the lives of the children they serve. One way they can have a positive impact is ensuring they understand the meaning of giving back — especially as the holidays approach.
Thespians, band members and the voices of the choir will all have space and more when the new Fine Arts wing at Cedartown High School is completed in the months to come, but unfortunately there’s still a lot of work left to do before they can take over the building.
The Polk County School Board is hard at work keeping their policies updated, and the group’s latest meeting saw both the adoption of a new policy and the approval of various amendments to existing ones.
The Polk School District Board of Education is using monthly M.E.R.I.T awards to make sure their employees are recognized for the hard work they do. The award, standing for magnificent employees recognized for inspiration and talent, lives up to its acronym by honoring workers from various d…
Thanks to the Polk County Board of Education’s approval of a slew of new field trips, local students will be doing plenty of learning outside of the classroom this school year.
Polk School District fulfilled their pledge to help out Polk Against Drugs in an effort to help with education efforts to keep kids away from dangerous substances.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College alumnus and SkillsUSA World Team Welder Ryan Fincher of Cedartown won the Medallion for Excellence at the 2019 WorldSkills Welding Competition – a prestigious international competition that included some of the best welders from around the world – in Ka…
Registration is now open for local businesses and organizations to take part in the Polk County College and Career Fair coming up on Wednesday, October 2.
The Polk County Board of Education voted unanimously to go forward with efforts to turn over an older school bus now out of the fleet and give it a new lease on life and help teach children about the dangers of drugs.
The time has come for parents to make sure the backpacks are loaded up with supplies and to drop off their children on time for the first day back to classrooms in the Polk School District.
Autumn Slatky, from left, new East Central Elementary principal Wesley Styles and Cara Esme, serve pancakes to the school’s teachers and staff on their first day of pre-planning. The breakfast was sponsored by the East Central PTO.
DONATION: Officer Jolie Blackmon, Graduate Polk Coordinator Lacey Tuck, and Officer Angelica Everett posed together after the pair of officers with the Department of Community Supervision gave back to the Polk School District Student Success Center in recent days. Local officers with the dep…
Leadership from the Polk School District met with several members of the community in the past days to make sure they fully understand recent reports and ease concerns over issues regarding religion and prayer in school activities in response to requests from a secular organization.
Polk School District is the latest local entity to finalize and approve their Fiscal Year 2020 budget, and beginning on July 1, the $79.3 million in revenue and expenditures will become available for salary increases and other general improvements.
A special reception was held recently to honor and congratulate Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2019 GOAL and EAGLE award winners and students who were medalists at SkillsUSA Georgia.
Northside Elementary students are set to be celebrated during the forthcoming Polk County Board of Education meeting for their first ever trip to state competition.
The Class of 2019 will be one that remains a topic of discussion in Polk County for years to come. This group of seniors from both Cedartown and Rockmart include academic over-achievers worthy of celebration, state title seekers and winners, and teens who are ready to tackle whatever challen…