The Polk County High School FFA participated Nov. 24 in the 2015 North Carolina FFA State Dairy Evaluation Career Development Event in Wake County, placing 1st in the Pisgah View Federation, 4th in the Western Region and 7th in the state out of 80 teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.