Photos: Polk Middle staff, students end Take A Stand month with costumes By Staff Reports - November 5, 2017 Polk County Middle School principal Hank Utz donned a Batman costume during PCMS Take A Stand dress up day. As a culminating activity for the school’s Take A Stand Anti-Bullying theme during October, Polk County Middle School students and staff dressed up as characters that took a stand. 1 of 12 Seventh grade students in Jeanne Ferran's class show off their costumes of people they researched that took a stand. Some sixth graders take a moment to strike a pose in their costumes. Sixth graders pose with their costumes during Take A Stand at PCMS. Polk County Middle School seventh grade teachers Polk County Middle school counselors dressed as flowers to go along with the book The Judgmental Flower they read to all classes at PCMS during the month of October. Sixth graders in Jeanne Ferran's class dressed up as characters they researched to write an essay on during the month of October. Eighth grade teacher Eric Eaton and ixth grader Rudy Gray each dressed as Theodore Roosevelt for PCMS Take A Stand. Eighth grade teacher Matt Russell and sixth grader Jaden Atkins pose as Abraham Lincoln. Polk County Middle School sixth grade teachers Polk County Middle School eighth grade teachers Physical education teacher Lennox Charles as Jackie Robinson and Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Jennifer Taylor as Princess Diana take a moment to pose during PCMS Take A Stand dress up day. Eighth grade students in Jeanne Ferran's class show off their costumes of people they researched that took a stand.