Polk Central Elementary

FENCE brings Force and Motion lesson to Polk Central

Polk Central third graders received a physics lesson on Monday as FENCE's Michael McClure visited to present Force and Motion, an educational program offered through Project FENCE

Day of Discovery gives Polk Central third graders chance to hone STEM skills

Day of Discovery is a tradition at Polk Central Elementary, a time devoted to promoting scientific inquiry to help further students' knowledge and curiosity in the field of science

Polk Central salutes Terrific Kids for October

Polk Central Elementary recently honored its Terrific Kids for the month of October

Polk Central second graders visit county government, businesses

Second grade students from Polk Central Elementary visited the town of Columbus last week as part of their Communities and Government unit

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