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Urban Game offers insight into urban growth for PCMS students

An activity called the Urban Game recently helped students in Stephanie Gilbert's seventh-grade social studies class at Polk County Middle School better understand growth of cities during the Industrial Revolution.

Saluda fourth graders digging into fractions

Stephanie Uhrich's fourth graders at Saluda Elementary have been busy uncovering the truth about equivalent fractions in math class.

Saluda youngsters use food as theme in recent studies

Students in Brandi Drake's kindergarten class at Saluda Elementary have been preparing for their upcoming Laura Numeroff author study with food-themed centers. Students have been making and writing words in their doughnut center, sorting word families in the pancake center, comparing more and less in the cookie center, choosing between needs and wants in the shopping center and making holiday cards in the writing center.

Polk Central students enjoy Day of Discovery

Polk Central Elementary students recently took part in the school's Day of Discovery, students seeing presentations from two local organizations designed to helped educate students about the world around them.

Muddy Sneakers aid Saluda students with science discovery

Saluda Elementary School fifth graders enjoy learning about science by taking part in the Muddy Sneakers Program, which emphasizes experiential learning in an outdoor classroom setting.

PCHS hiking club tackles Wilder Forest

Climb, the hiking club at Polk County High School, took an afterschool trip Tuesday to Norman Wilder Forest near Tryon.

PCHS Operation Angel Tree collects gifts for local children

Polk County High School students recently collected Christmas gifts for local children as part of Student Council's Operation Angel Tree.

Polk Middle eighth graders learn about state’s ecology

A group of Polk County Middle Schools eighth graders recently learned about North Carolina's ecology through a scavenger hunt.

Saluda first graders get sense of Pilgrim life

Taking advantage of the natural tie-in with Thanksgiving, Saluda Elementary first-grade teacher Nicole Bradley has been working with her students to study how people lived long ago.

PCMS students use models to explore Earth’s rotation

Students in Rowann Hoy's science class at Polk County Middle School explored the rotation of the Earth through the use of models.

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