Stott’s Ford provides car for Polk Cares 4 Kids auction

A number of valuable items will be available for guests to bid on during the Feb. 1 Polk Cares 4 Kids event at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Polk Cares 4 Kids fundraising celebration set for Feb. 1 at TIEC

Polk County Schools, in partnership with the Polk Schools Fund through the Polk County Community Foundation, will host Polk Cares 4 Kids (PC4K), a fundraising celebration, on February 1 at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Sheriff’s Office teams with Polk County Schools to present updated drug education program

School Resource Officers (SRO) with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department will be presenting an updated D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse and Resistance Education) curriculum to Polk County elementary students beginning in January

Photos: Saluda Elementary celebrates Spirit Week

Saluda Elementary students and staff prepared for Christmas with a Spirit Week celebration.

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Photos: Saluda Elementary celebrates Spirit Week

Saluda Elementary students and staff prepared for Christmas with a Spirit Week celebration.

ComMotion gets Polk County elementary students on their feet and dancing

Members of ComMotion – Community In Motion, a nonprofit group focused on teaching dance and movement, recently visited students at all four Polk County elementary schools

Tryon Elementary honors students during Awards Day for second six weeks

Tryon Elementary held Awards Day on Nov. 26 to recognize student excellence during the second six weeks of the school year

Photos: Families help Tryon Elementary students celebrate Thanksgiving

Tryon Elementary students, staff and family members gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving in the school cafeteria

Tryon Elementary second graders publish book of stories, art

During the summer, the new Toy Story 4 movie introduced a character named "Forky." This inspired an idea for a project for my students

PCCF grant allows school counselors to attend state conference

School counselors from throughout Polk County recently had an opportunity to attend the North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference in Concord thanks to a grant from the Polk Conty Community Foundation

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Saluda second graders offer holiday serenade to Autumn Care residents

Second grade students at Saluda Elementary in the classrooms of Stephanie Fletcher and Christine McGee serenaded the residents of Autumn Care Nursing Home on Dec. 13

Polk Central second graders enjoy Reindeer Day

Second graders at Polk Central Elementary very much enjoyed their recent Reindeer Day!

PCHS choral students perform for Rotary Club of Tryon

Members of Polk County High School's chorus performed during the Rotary Club of Tryon Christmas luncheon in December

Sunny View welcomes new members of student council

Sunny View Elementary welcomed its first student council after holding an election on December 6.

PCHS Cadets add musical cheer to local holiday events

The Polk County High School Cadets recently brought their musical talents to a pair of holiday events in the area

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Polk Central third graders mix to learn about matter

Third graders at Polk Central Elementary recently experienced matter by creating mixtures

Saluda Elementary robotics team wins Carolina Isobots competition

Saluda Elementary's FunGi(s) Lego Robotics team captured top honors at the Fourth Annual Carolina Isobots Regional Competition at R-S Central High School in mid-November

PCHS FFA Senior Land Judging Team claims state championship

The Polk County High School FFA Senior Land Judging Team is the best in North Carolina

Polk Central fifth graders study meteorology, climate during Muddy Sneakers outing

It was a cold morning on Thursday, Dec. 5, so Polk Central fifth graders had plenty to notice as gusts of wind chilled them, the sun hid above stratus clouds in the Southwest and the temperature was in the low 40s.

State air quality specialists share knowledge with Polk Central fifth graders

Keith Bamburger and Melissa Kennedy from the North Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality worked with Polk Central fifth graders on Friday, Dec. 6.

PCCF grant helps district teachers attend national social studies conference

Through a generous grant provided by the Polk County Community Foundation, five Polk County social studies and history teachers traveled in late November to Austin, Tex. to participate in the 99th annual National Council for the Social Studies Conference

ComMotion gets Polk County elementary students on their feet and dancing

Members of ComMotion – Community In Motion, a nonprofit group focused on teaching dance and movement, recently visited students at all four Polk County elementary schools

Tryon Elementary honors students during Awards Day for second six weeks

Tryon Elementary held Awards Day on Nov. 26 to recognize student excellence during the second six weeks of the school year

Tryon students decorate pumpkins for PTA fundraiser

Tryon Elementary students took part in a Pumpkin Character Contest just before Thanksgiving, with each class creating a pumpkin with a book character or Thanksgiving theme

Photos: Families help Tryon Elementary students celebrate Thanksgiving

Tryon Elementary students, staff and family members gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving in the school cafeteria

Tryon Elementary second graders publish book of stories, art

During the summer, the new Toy Story 4 movie introduced a character named "Forky." This inspired an idea for a project for my students

Vaping, Internet safety, youth mental health focus of Parent Information Night at PCHS

In an effort to inform parents about significant issues and trends impacting students and young people, Polk County Schools is hosting a Parent Information Night on Dec. 3 with presentations on vaping and electronic cigarettes, social media and Internet safety, and youth mental health and wellness