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Student’s senior project helps benefit Thermal Belt Outreach

Polk County Early College senior Meredith Jones held a fundraiser Nov. 5 as part of her senior project known as Empty Bowls.

PCEC show to exhibit importance of art in schools

Polk County Early College will be the site Thursday of an art show hosted by senior Nathaniel Watkins as part of his senior project on the importance of art in schools.

Saluda students take educational ‘camping’ trip

Friday offered a most unusual day for Saluda Elementary School students in Brandi Drake's kindergarten class - a class camping trip of a different kind.

Scarecrows bring parents, students together for family project

A fun project at Polk Central Elementary recently had parents working with students to bring a touch of their family to the classroom.

Tryon third graders get sweet reward for math prowess

Students in Karen Prady's third grade class at Tryon Elementary earned a sweet record for completing their multiplication fact test.

Local seniors stay busy during College Application Week

One hundred seniors from Polk County High School and Polk County Early College applied to college during the College Foundation of North Carolina’s annual College Application Week, held Nov. 2-6.

PCEC senior project turns into a win for Steps to HOPE

Carrigan Carson knew her fellow Polk County Early College students would donate to a food drive for Steps to HOPE, but she never expected her senior project to take off as it did.

Flubber’s the reward for Polk Central fourth graders

Students in JJ Waddell's fourth-grade class at Polk Central Elementary recently made Flubber as the culminating event to their study of sequencing and summarizing procedural text.

Saluda firefighters share fire safety tips with students

Saluda Fire and Rescue helped Saluda Elementary students learn about fire safety as part of activities relating to Fire Prevention Month in October.

Saluda fourth graders have magnetic experience

Students in Stephanie Uhrich's fourth-grade class at Saluda Elementary School had quite the hair-raising experience recently while experimenting with magnetism and iron filings.