Polk County Cadets enjoying another successful fall competition season

The Polk County Cadets continued an outstanding fall season with a successful showing on October 12 at the Trojan Tournament of Bands at Chase High School.

Vining helps Tryon fourth graders with tree identification

etired Polk County Cooperative Extension Director John Vining recently helped Tryon Elementary fourth graders identify trees native to North Carolina

Puppeteer’s visit inspires Tryon fourth graders

In the wake of a visit from puppeteer Hobey Ford, Tryon Elementary fourth grade classes took part in an art exercise related to Ford's appearance.

PCMS Book Club opens year with Serafina and the Black Cloak

The Polk County Middle School Book Club held its first meeting of the year on October 8 to discuss Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

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Path of history: Polk Central students hike part of Overmountain path

Fourth graders at Polk Central Elementary recently had the opportunity to walk the same path that soldiers followed during the Revolutionary War

Tryon Elementary teachers, staff move and groove for Anti-Bullying kickoff

Tryon Elementary School students and parents were welcomed to school on Tuesday by teachers and staff moving and grooving to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," helping kick off the start of Anti-Bullying Month

Photos: State officials bring school supplies to Polk County

North Carolina Secretary and State Chief Information Officer for the North Carolina Department of Information Technology Eric Boyette visited Stearns Education Center to distribute school supplies as part of a statewide program

Photos: Tryon Elementary Meet the Teacher Day

Tryon Elementary School invited students and their families to spend time visiting the school before the beginning of the academic year

Polk Middle eighth graders test archaeology skills in the field

No, Indiana Jones was not recently visiting classes at Polk County Middle School, but plenty of young archaeologists were busy unearthing artifacts from the 1700s.

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Polk Middle eighth graders model parasites

Polk County Middle School eighth grade science students recently got their creative vibes going with a most unexpected topic

Polk County High science students become ‘experts’ for presentations

Students in Leslie Rhinehart's Chemistry I Honors class at Polk County High School recently worked in small "expert" groups to research and become experts on periodic table groups and families

Path of history: Polk Central students hike part of Overmountain path

Fourth graders at Polk Central Elementary recently had the opportunity to walk the same path that soldiers followed during the Revolutionary War

Catapult dancers delight, entertain Polk Central fourth graders

Polk Central fourth graders recently attended a unique dance show at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Sunny View students, staff don hats to help in fight against cancer

Students and staff members at Sunny View Elementary are raising funds every Friday to help the fight against cancer

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Saluda honors Top Cats for first month of school year

Twelve Saluda Elementary School students earned Top Cat awards for the first month of the 2019-2020 school year

Tryon Elementary teachers, staff move and groove for Anti-Bullying kickoff

Tryon Elementary School students and parents were welcomed to school on Tuesday by teachers and staff moving and grooving to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," helping kick off the start of Anti-Bullying Month

Early College student shares art talents with Ridge Rest residents

Polk County Early College student Allie Anderson painted a huge mural this summer at Ridge Rest in Columbus

Saluda students get on their feet for National Walk To School Day

Saluda Elementary School students hit the streets on Wednesday to celebrate National Walk to School Day

VFW Post 10349 members discuss U.S. flag, etiquette with Polk Central Flag Helpers

Johnny and Geraldine Taylor from VFW Post 10349 recently visited fourth grade students at Polk Central to help them learn more about the American flag and flag etiquette

Saluda fifth graders learning more about ecosystems

Ginger Rackley's fifth graders at Saluda Elementary School have been studying ecosystems in recent weeks

Polk County Schools earns recognition for share of faculty with National Board certification

Polk County Schools is one of 81 districts across the nation selected for recognition by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for its high percentage of teachers with National Board certification

Polk Central fifth graders learning on the go with walking classroom

Polk Central Elementary fifth graders in Sherrie Ford's English Langiage Arts class have been taking part in physical activity while learning

Polk Central second graders receive books from community donor

Martha Halford's second grade class at Polk Central Elementary recently received their first monthly set of books from friends of the class that have graciously offered to purchase one book for each child every month this school year

WCU professor, 3D printer help Polk Middle students explore body systems

A group of Polk County Middle School students recently got a firsthand look at 3D printing to help with a course of study

Polk Central fourth graders learning to SOAR

Fourth graders in Leann Wilson's class at Polk Central are learning to SOAR to help their community and themselves

Saluda second graders explore traditions and experiences of Asian cultures

Second graders in Stephanie Fletcher's class at Saluda Elementary have been exploring various Asian cultures through literature, music and art