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Polk County teachers attend national Gifted Children Conference

Four Polk County Schools teachers, aided by a generous grant awarded by the Polk County Community Foundation, attended the National Association for Gifted Children Conference, held Nov. 9-12 in Charlotte

FENCE brings Force and Motion lesson to Polk Central

Polk Central third graders received a physics lesson on Monday as FENCE's Michael McClure visited to present Force and Motion, an educational program offered through Project FENCE

Burns JROTC students discuss flight with Polk Middle STEM students

Lt. Col. Charles Ayers and cadets from Burns High School’s Air Force JROTC program visited Polk County Middle School on November 2 to share information on aviation with students in the school's STEM class



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Polk Central fourth graders stay busy during Day of Discovery

Fourth grade students at Polk Central Elementary took part in a range of activities as part of the school's Day of Discovery on November 9

Day of Discovery gives Polk Central third graders chance to hone STEM skills

Day of Discovery is a tradition at Polk Central Elementary, a time devoted to promoting scientific inquiry to help further students' knowledge and curiosity in the field of science

Polk Middle’s Luedi named Polk County Schools Teacher of the Year

Stephanie Luedi's classroom at Polk County Middle School is testament to the passion she brings each day to her students

Rutherford pilot talks aviation principles with Polk Middle STEM students

Polk County Middle School students got expert insight into the mechanics of flight as Russell Hyde of Plane Werks in Rutherford County visited the school's STEM class.

Saluda Elementary, Tryon Elementary among state’s top Title I schools

Saluda Elementary and Tryon Elementary were two of only 14 schools across the state chosen as finalists for the state's Title I Distinguished School award

Polk County High blood drive nets 132 units

Polk County High School HOSA and Health Science classes hosted a blood drive at the school on Thursday, collecting 132 units of blood

PCHS’ Rhinehart named state finalist for Presidential STEM award

Polk County High School science teacher Leslie Rhinehart has been selected as a North Carolina finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

College Fair helps students gain insights for post-graduate planning

Polk County high school students had a unique opportunity Wednesday to learn more about area colleges and universities without leaving campus

Polk County Middle students create school newsletter

A group of sixth grade students at Polk County Middle School have been getting a taste of life as a journalist or publisher

PCEC’s Warren earns recognition from Isothermal

Polk County Early College student Taylor Warren has been selected as a Learning College Student of the Semester by Isothermal Community College