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.
Stephanie Uhrich's fourth graders at Saluda Elementary have been busy uncovering the truth about equivalent fractions in math class.
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 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.
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.
Climb, the hiking club at Polk County High School, took an afterschool trip Tuesday to Norman Wilder Forest near Tryon.
Polk County High School students recently collected Christmas gifts for local children as part of Student Council's Operation Angel Tree.
A group of Polk County Middle Schools eighth graders recently learned about North Carolina's ecology through a scavenger hunt.
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.
Students in Rowann Hoy's science class at Polk County Middle School explored the rotation of the Earth through the use of models.