Community’s love for students on display at Polk Cares 4 Kids celebration

Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene perhaps best summarized the response to the district's first Polk Cares 4 Kids fundraiser. "What an amazing community and what an incredible night," Greene said.

Puzzle solving helps Polk Central fourth graders learn about empathy

Fourth graders in J.J. Waddell's class at Polk Central Elementary recently learned about empathy through an escape room-type activity

Fractions hit Polk Central students’ eyes like a big pizza pie

Students in Lori Byars' third grade class at Polk Central Elementary have been studying fractions

Saluda first graders go ‘shopping’ to learn value of coins

While learning about the value of coins, first grade students in Ellen Rogers' class at Saluda Elementary had the opportunity to shop at Rogers Valentine Store, which specializes in decorating items

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Photos: Sunny View students mark 100 days

Sunny View Elementary students in Shelley Upton and April Crowder's Pre-Kindergarten class found an active way to celebrate a school-year milestone.

Saluda fourth graders mingle vocabulary with study of light

Students in Stephanie Uhrich's fourth grade at Saluda Elementary School have been learning that that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object

Photos: Saluda Elementary celebrates Spirit Week

Saluda Elementary students and staff prepared for Christmas with a Spirit Week celebration.

ComMotion gets Polk County elementary students on their feet and dancing

Members of ComMotion – Community In Motion, a nonprofit group focused on teaching dance and movement, recently visited students at all four Polk County elementary schools

Tryon Elementary honors students during Awards Day for second six weeks

Tryon Elementary held Awards Day on Nov. 26 to recognize student excellence during the second six weeks of the school year

Essay earns PCMS student chance to hear Fleck, meet local musicians

Polk County Middle School student Kamron Montgomery was recently featured in the spring 2020 issue of HearHere magazine, sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic

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Saluda Elementary students get lesson in science of pottery

Robin Kirby, a professional pottery artist from Saluda, recently led an integrated learning project for students as part of the Saluda Elementary School Academically Gifted/ Nurture program

Photos: Sunny View students mark 100 days

Sunny View Elementary students in Shelley Upton and April Crowder's Pre-Kindergarten class found an active way to celebrate a school-year milestone.

Rimer building more than homes as part of Polk County High’s construction program

The large wooden structure that sits just behind the right-field fence at Polk County High School's baseball field isn't just a building block for the school's construction program

Valuable packages, items await guests in Polk Cares 4 Kids auctions

Restaurant packages. Day trips to local attractions. Gift certificates. Sides of beef. Exquisite perfume. A car

Sunny View students leave their mark with best behavior

Students in Dr. Genie Phipps' class at Sunny View Elementary have been on their best behavior of late

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Polk Central fourth graders getting firsthand look at how animals adapt and survive

Fourth graders in Leann Wilson's class at Polk Central Elementary have been creating and maintaining habitats for African dwarf frogs and will observe them to study their adaptations.

FENCE educators talk animal habitats with Saluda Elementary students

Saluda Elementary student Liam Tessnair became a beaver during a recent visit from educators at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center

Saluda’s Souper Bowl to benefit Thermal Belt Outreach

Saluda Elementary is once again holding a food drive for Thermal Belt Outreach in conjunction with the upcoming Super Bowl

Saluda fifth graders glide through study of technology of flight

Saluda Elementary's fifth grade enrichment group recently studied the technology of flight with walkalong gliders

PCMS Book Club weave in Morse code with monthly study

Polk County Middle Schools's Monthly Book Club discussed The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart during its January meeting in the school media center

Medical student shares school, work experiences with PCHS chemistry classes

Fourth-year medical student Timothy Brown recently spent time talking with Polk County High School students in Leslie Rhinehart's chemistry classes

PCEC’s Lawter earns Student of the Semester honor from ICC

Polk County Early College student Riley Lawter has been chosen as one of Isothermal Community College's Students of the Semester for the fall 2019 term

Green thumbs growing for Polk Central third graders

Third graders at Polk Central are putting knowledge gained from a recent study of plants to good use through hands-on learning

Project FENCE talks about the weather with Saluda fifth graders

Educators from Foothills Equestrian Nature Center recently paid a visit to Ginger Rackley's fifth grade classroom at Saluda Elementary to talk about the weather

Saluda fourth graders mingle vocabulary with study of light

Students in Stephanie Uhrich's fourth grade at Saluda Elementary School have been learning that that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object

Saluda first graders turn Three Kings Day into math practice

While learning about Three Kings Day on January 6, students in Ellen Rogers’ first grade class at Saluda Elementary made crowns and construction paper chains out of the traditional colors

PCHS AP Chemistry students replicate reaction to produce aspirin

Students in Leslie Rhinehart’s AP Chemistry class at Polk County High School recently conducted an lab focused on esterification of salicylic acid - better known as the making of aspirin