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Muddy Sneakers helping spark science interest for Saluda students

Fifth grade students at Saluda Elementary learned about terrestrial ecosystems on an outing with the Muddy Sneakers program on January 12th. Muddy Sneakers is an enrichment program designed for fifth graders that stimulates learning by getting the kids out of the classroom and into a nearby natural setting.

Saluda Pre-K students craft ornaments from ice

Pre-K students in Ashley Marion's class at Saluda Elementary School have been learning about ice.

Polk Middle students demonstrate plate movement, mountain building

Polk County Middle School students in Rowann Hoy's science class have been busy doing hands-on demonstrations around plate movement and mountain building.

Chinese acrobats astound Saluda Elementary with skills

As part of the NC A+ Schools Program at Saluda Elementary, guest artists and performers are invited to the school on a regular basis.

Saluda students use snow as theme of artwork

Saluda Elementary students recently showed their artistic talents with some snow-inspired artwork.

PCCF grant covers band fee for students, helps grow program

The Polk County High School Band got wonderful news in May that the band students would receive a grant to fund each student’s band fee of $450, a total of $25,000 in grant money, from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Saluda students learning joys – and struggles – of reading music

Third graders at Saluda Elementary School are learning to read chord symbols and play them on autoharps - and they are finding out that it is much more difficult than they realized.

PCHS students gain certification through beef program

Twenty-eight students from Polk County High's Agricultural Production and Environmental Management II class recently became certified through the North Carolina Beef Quality Assurance Program.

Math magic: PCS students have fun with fractions

Students in JJ Waddell's fourth grade class at Polk Central Elementary have been having fun ordering fractions on a number line.

Polk County superintendent Miller to retire in August

Polk County Schools Superintendent William J. Miller announced Tuesday night that he plans to retire prior to the start of the 2016-17 academic year