Polk Central Elementary

Podcasts help Polk Central students learn about manifest destiny

Students in Sherrie Ford's fifth grade English Language Arts class at Polk Central Elementary have been listening to podcasts to learn more about the role of manifest destiny in American history

Photos: Racing helps deliver science lesson to Polk Central third graders

Third graders at Polk Central School recently learned about energy, force and motion through a science lesson involving the use of race cars and race tracks

Photos: Polk Central fifth graders study volume in lab, classroom

Fifth graders in Andrea Walter's class at Polk Central Elementary compare the volume of different size containers using sand while in the school's outdoor science lab area

Polk Central third graders relish firsthand look at Polk County history

North Carolina's curriculum for third grade classrooms includes studies of local governments and histories. Preparing to teach that material, Polk Central third grade teacher Julia Tackett saw an opportunity to provide her students with a firsthand look at local history while also giving them a new appreciation for their community.

Polk Central Robotics Team gets lesson in erosion

The Polk Central Robotics Team recently had a chance to see erosion in action as Kelly Gay of Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District presented information about the challenges Polk County faces in maintaining excellent water quality and quantity

Rain, rain doesn’t make the fun go away for Polk Central second graders

A rainy Monday didn't stop the fun during a break from instruction for Martha Halford's second grade class at Polk Central Elementary

Mill Springs firefighters talk safety with Polk Central students

Members of the Mill Spring Volunteer Fire Department visited Polk Central Elementary on Wednesday and taught the second graders important information about fire safety

It all matters: Polk Central second graders take nature walk

Polk Central second graders in Martha Halford's class recently celebrated Walk to School Day by taking their own walk to learn more about matter

Polk Central fourth graders step back in time on Overmountain Trail

Fourth grade students at Polk Central Elementary School recently had a chance to step back in time and learn about the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Polk Central fifth graders organize donations to help hurricane victims

A group of Polk Central fifth grade students recently took the initiative to organize a Donation Collection drive for victims of the recent hurricanes that affected the United States and Puerto Rico