Polk County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Friday, December 13.

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

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

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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

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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

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

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“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

AIG Summer Seminar helps students learn about anxiety – and dealing with it

A week-long AIG Summer Seminar helped a group of local students learn about how the brain and body react to stress

Sunny View holds different, but successful, Meet the Teachers day

Sunny View Elementary's Meet the Teachers day looked a little different this year, but still proved a resounding success

Photos: Polk Central group prepares campus for school year

A group of Polk Central Elementary staff and students created an exercise activity sensory path to help students remain active during recess this coming school year

Polk Central staff creates video-driven presentation to introduce staff

Staff and faculty members at Polk Central Elementary have put together a unique presentation for families to offer a peek inside classrooms as well as get to know the teachers in those rooms

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

Scherping named Assistant Superintendent for Polk County Schools

David Scherping likes solving problems. And helping others.

Schools schedule meet and greet dates for August 20

Polk County Schools families will have a chance to meet the teachers of their children - as allowed by the global coronavirus pandemic - during a series of events on Thursday

Start-of-school information for Polk County High, Polk County Middle students and families

Polk County High School and Polk County Middle School are preparing to welcome students back to campus for the first time since March, with the new school year set to begin August 24

Robotics, engineering focus of AIG Summer Seminar

A group of Polk County Schools students spent the week of August 3 learning about robotics through an AIG Summer Seminar

Polk County High’s Rhinehart receives Kenan Fellowship for Teacher Leadership

Polk County High School chemistry teacher Leslie Rhinehart has been selected as a 2020-21 Kenan Fellowship for Teacher Leadership, one of 19 selected across the state

Students craft mosaics with Rubik’s Cubes as part of Summer Seminar

A group of local students enjoyed the first week of August learning about mosaics using Rubik's Cubes as part of an AIG Summer Seminar offered through Polk County Schools