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Polk County Schools to hold preschool program enrollment event

Polk County Schools will hold a preschool program enrollment event for the 2018-19 school year on Tuesday, May 22 at the Polk County Schools building in Columbus

Noted landscape artist visits PCHS horticulture classes

Landscape artist Mark Byington of Tryon recently shared a presentation on Landscape Design with the Horticulture Landscape/Horticulture Landscape Honors classes at Polk County High School.

PCHS Interact Club members saluted at Rotary meeting

Eight members of the Polk County High School Interact Club attended last week’s Rotary Club of Tryon meeting with their sponsor, Lori Connet



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Art, science blend in prism mobiles installed at Tryon Elementary

A pair of Tryon Elementary students spent part of May 9 helping "Mr. Skip" Williams install two Lead Crystal Prism Mobiles outside the entrance...

Community donors help provide books to Sunny View students

Every Sunny View Elementary student received a free book as part of the school's special Book Day, held May 2

Sunny View wraps up reading initiative with Hamster Hop

Sunny View Elementary recently wrapped up its One School One Book initiative with a Hamster Hop, co-sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization and the school's Title One program, led by teacher Ginger Turner

PCHS earns state recognition at Chinese speech competition

Polk County High School's Chinese program earned an Excellent Organization award during the 9th Annual Chinese Language Speech and Writing Contests held April 28 at North Carolina State University

Polk County High’s Haynes chosen for summer science trip to Belize

Polk County High School science teacher Shannon Haynes will join 11 other educators from across the state to experience the natural world like never before this summer as part of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Educators of Excellence Institutes

April Terrific Kids honored at Sunny View Elementary

Sunny View Elementary recently honored its Terrific Kids for the month of April

Polk County Schools celebrating Educator Appreciation Month

More than 2,500 students wake up each morning to continue their educational journey with Polk County Schools and each day there are more than 350 faculty and staff who commit a great portion of their day to providing a high quality experience for our students.

The Gorge provides PCHS business students a day filled with lessons and fun

A group of Polk County High School students received a rare opportunity to get a firsthand look at the inner workings of a local business - and have some fun while doing it

Tryon second graders visit Holmes State Forest

Tryon Elementary second graders learned about bee pollination, making paper and deer habitats and survival during a recent trip to Holmes Educational State Forest in Henderson County

Polk County Middle celebrates School Library Month

The American Association of School Librarians designates April as School Library Month, a celebration of school librarians and their programs. The North Carolina State Board of Education has also been instrumental in advocating School Library Month in the state