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PCMS students to read Touching Spirit Bear, take part in Day of Survival

Every student at Polk County Middle School will read this fall Ben Mikaelsen's novel, Touching Spirit Bear

Polk County High FFA students make annual summer trip to camp

Some 40 members of the Polk County High School FFA Chapter attended FFA Camp at White Lake, N.C. in mid-June.

Polk County feels like home for new finance officer

Polk County Schools didn't have to look far to find a replacement for long-time finance officer Charlotte Sullivan. At its June 27 meeting, the Polk County Board of Education approved the hiring of Debora Lovelace as the district's new finance officer.

Sunny View prepares for summer reading with Book Day

Sunny View School celebrated "Book Day" on June 8 – a great end-of-year event to give the students a head start on their summer reading

Polk County Schools seeking host family for Chinese teacher

In 2010, Polk County began offering Chinese Language instruction for students in middle and high school. This fall, Polk County Middle School will be hosting a new Chinese teacher, Mrs. Shenjun Zhang

PCHS underclassmen recognized at annual awards celebration

Polk County High School honored its underclassmen during the final days of the 2015-2016 school year at the school's annual Underclassman Awards Day in the school auditorium

Sunny View celebrates Honor Roll, attendance in final six weeks

Sunny View Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll and perfect attendance awards for the final six weeks of the 2015-2016 school year

PCMS faculty holds retirement celebration for Pettis

Polk County Middle School's faculty gathered Friday, June 10 in the school media center for a retirement celebration for Dr. Robert Pettis

Tryon Elementary students match literary wits in Battle of the Books

Fourth and fifth grade students at Tryon Elementary recently matched wits and tested their literary knowledge in the school's Battle of the Books

PCMS bids farewell to trio of teachers at celebration

At a year-end celebration, Polk County Middle School's faculty held a farewell celebration for three teachers who won't be returning to the faculty in the fall

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Tryon students plant, play at The Meeting Place

Lynn Lance and Raegan Edwards recently took a group of Tryon Elementary students, as well as students working with Project Unify, to visit The Meeting Place in Columbus.

Video: Polk Central students perform ‘Rough Face Girl’

As part of Literacy Week at Polk Central Elementary School, students in Leann Wilson's fourth grade class performed the play "Rough Face Girl" by Rafe Martin.

Tryon Elementary gets thrill from 80s-themed dance

Tryon Elementary's Parent-Teacher Association hosted an 1980s-themed dance on April 1 that included a most unexpected performance

Polk Middle science students examine energy transfer

Students in Rowann Hoy's science class at Polk County Middle School are comparing the speed energy is transferred through the molecules of gases, liquids, and solids.

Tryon Elementary first graders show Super Bowl fever

Super Bowl 50 fever is sweeping through the area - including Tryon Elementary School - with the Carolina Panthers set to battle the Denver Broncos in the NFL's championship game