Polk Middle students don detective caps to tackle real-life mystery

Students in Jeanne Ferran's seventh grade English Language Arts class at Polk County Middle School are working in pairs to solve a real life mystery!

Saluda fifth graders try Muddy Sneakers for first time

Fifth grade students at Saluda Elementary recently had their first Muddy Sneakers expedition of the school year on and around the Saluda Elementary campus

Gibbs chosen to fill vacant seat on Board of Education

The Polk County Board of Education has approved the selection of Danielle Gibbs to fill the vacancy left by the recent passing of former board chairman Geoffrey M. Tennant.

Polk County Schools students post second-highest performance on state exams

Polk County Schools ranked second among the state's school districts for student performance on the annual exams in the 2018-19 school year. Across the district, 73.8 percent of all students met grade level proficiency on the state exams


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 County Schools to hold moment of silence in honor of Tennant

Polk County Schools will hold a moment of silence on Thursday in honor of the late Geoffrey M. Tennant

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Foundation grant helps fund student summer interns for PCHS farm

The Polk County Community Foundation provided funding this summer for two student interns to work at the Polk County High School Farm

PCHS slates informational Senior Parent Night for Sept. 10

Polk County High School will hold Senior Parent Night on Sept. 10, offering families of senior students a chance to learn more about preparing for life after high school

Polk Middle students examine water stewardship during summer seminar

A group of Polk County Middle School students studied the importance of water and taking care of our water resources during an AIG Summer Seminar offered by Polk County Schools

State officials visit Polk bearing gifts of school supplies

Gifts being opened. Smiles and laughs ringing out. Thank yous being exchanged. Stearns Education Center had a bit of a Christmas feel at times Friday afternoon.

PCHS students broaden skills at Horticultural Science Summer Institute

Five Polk County High School FFA students attended the 2019 Horticultural Science Summer Institute in mid-July on the campus of North Carolina State University

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Middle schoolers learn the chemistry of chocolate at AIG summer seminar

Some Polk County Middle School students decided to learn a little bit about chemistry and chocolate in a week-long camp taught by Polk County High School chemistry teacher Leslie Rhinehart

Students get chance to expand video skills during AIG summer seminar

A group of area students had a chance to work on stop motion projects and similar efforts as part of the Learn, Explore, Create AIG Summer Seminar at Polk County Middle School

PCHS students spend summer working with Steps to Hope

Steps to Hope recently received a Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation grant to hire two summer interns from Polk County High School

Tennant family: Thank you to Polk County and beyond

A note to the citizens of Polk County and beyond from the family of Geoffrey M. Tennant

Tennant service planned for Tuesday at Polk County High School

A memorial service for Polk County Board of Education chairman and Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey M. Tennant will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Polk County High School's auditorium

Community benefactor, champion of education Tennant passes away at 79

Polk County Schools is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Polk County Board of Education Chairman Geoffrey M. Tennant

Polk County Middle slates JumpStart 2019 for rising sixth graders

JumpStart 2019 for rising sixth graders will be held August 15-16 at Polk County Middle School

Polk preschool program accepting students for 2019-2020 school year

Enrollment for four-year-olds to join Polk County Schools Preschool Program is currently open for the 2019-2019 school year.

Polk County FFA caps year with strong showing at state camp competition

Once again, members of the Polk County High School FFA Chapter had a strong showing in the North Carolina FFA Camp Program held in mid-June at White Lake

Saluda Elementary artwork celebrates Italian sister city

Saluda Elementary students participated in an art show on June 29 to celebrate Saluda's sister city of Carunchio, Italy.

Polk Central fourth graders experiment with bubbles

During the final days of the 2018-19 school year, students in J.J. Waddell’s fourth grade glass at Polk Central Elementary experimented with ingredients in bubble solution to make bouncing bubbles

PCHS Interact Club visits Rotary Club of Tryon

The Rotary Club of Tryon recently hosted members of the Polk County High School Interact Club at its weekly luncheon