Polk County Schools to be closed on Thursday, October 29

With a tropical storm warning in effect for the region, Polk County Schools will be closed Thursday for students

Polk County FFA taking orders for 2020 fruit sale

Polk County FFA is holding its annual fruit sale for the 2020 holiday season

Early College students turn pumpkins into science-themed treats

With Halloween approaching, Polk County Early College students have been having fun with science

Audio: Saluda third grader shares spooky Halloween tale

Third graders at Saluda Elementary School are learning how to incorporate keyboard sound effects into their Halloween stories during their enrichment class

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Early College students turn pumpkins into science-themed treats

With Halloween approaching, Polk County Early College students have been having fun with science

Students explore Harmon Field ecosystems as part of AIG Summer Seminar

A group of Polk County students spent a week this summer exploring the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems around Harmon Field in Tryon

Photos: Teachers, families meet and greet at drive-through events

Students and families throughout Polk County had an opportunity Thursday to meet their teachers - in pandemic-inspired fashion - for the upcoming academic year

Photos: Polk County Early College Graduation 2020

Polk County Early College held its 2020 graduation exercises on Saturday, May 30 in G.M. Tennant Stadium

Polk County Schools food service team delivers almost 10,000 meals for area children

Polk County Schools campuses may be closed at present, but that hasn't stopped the district's food service staff from making certain students have healthy meals

Polk Central fifth graders build board game as part of learning personal economics

As the culminating project for their social studies unit on personal economics, Polk Central fifth graders in Andrea Walter's class designed a board game during art class

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Polk Central third graders studying body systems

Third graders in Lori Byars' class at Polk Central Elementary are currently studying body systems

Evening pickup time helps provide hundreds of meals to Polk County children

Hundreds of meals feeding Polk County children - that proved the end result of Polk County Schools' first evening food distribution.

Polk County Schools to add evening pickup option for free children’s meals

Polk County Schools plans to offer an evening meal pickup option in order to increase opportunities for families to receive free meals for children

Polk Central’s Howald named 2021 Polk County Schools Teacher of the Year

Laura Jane Howald's efforts to educate Polk Central pre-kindergarten students begin before any of those children set foot in Howald's classroom

Board of Education approves additional in-person days for PCMS, other changes

The Polk County Board of Education approved Monday a schedule change for local middle school students as well as an increase in physical education and athletic workout opportunities and began looking at a possible revised schedule for all elementary schools

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Condar / Kangaroo Golf share innovative mask creations with Polk County Schools

Mike McCue saw an opportunity to help Polk County nonprofit organizations deal with the day-to-day impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Polk County Board of Education seeking elementary parent feedback on schedule

The Polk County Board of Education would like your input on possible schedule changes for students in grades PK-5

PCHS students go vertical, turn old pallets into gardens

Students in the Agriculture Education program at Polk County High School recently created pallet gardens to learn about vertical farming

Video: Saluda first graders fly planes to learn about force, motion

Student pilots in Ellen Rogers' first grade class at Saluda Elementary recently tested the force needed to get the best motion from a prototype paper airplane

Saluda fifth graders put new graphing skills to use

Fifth graders in Ginger Rackley's class at Saluda Elementary recently ended their unit on Graphing Ordered Pairs with a game of Battleship

Students explore Harmon Field ecosystems as part of AIG Summer Seminar

A group of Polk County students spent a week this summer exploring the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems around Harmon Field in Tryon

PCHS, Community Foundation find path to continue farm internship program in pandemic

A grant from the Polk County Community Foundation typically allows Polk County High School's Farm Internship Program to employ multiple students during the summer months

Polk Central’s Walter receives Kenan Fellowship for Teacher Leadership

Andrea Walter, a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Polk Central Elementary School, has been named a 2020-21 Kenan Fellow for Teacher Leadership

Polk County Schools offering pickup service for free meals

Beginning Sept. 8, Polk County Schools will offer pickup service for free meals for any Polk County child up to the age of 18.

Zoom session connects Saluda’s fifth-grade in-person, remote learners

In-person students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary School spent part of Friday morning connecting with their classmates who are remote learners

Free meals available for Polk County children through end of year

he United States Department of Agriculture has approved continued funding for free meals for children in Polk County through December 31 of this year

“Old-school” approach lets Polk Central second graders chat from a distance

Students in Michelle Richardson's second grade class at Polk Central Elementary have been learning a tried-and-true method of communicating with friends from a distance