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Sheriff’s Office teams with Polk County Schools to present updated drug education program

School Resource Officers (SRO) with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department will be presenting an updated D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse and Resistance Education) curriculum to Polk County elementary students beginning in January

PCCF grant allows school counselors to attend state conference

School counselors from throughout Polk County recently had an opportunity to attend the North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference in Concord thanks to a grant from the Polk Conty Community Foundation

PCCF grant helps district teachers attend national social studies conference

Through a generous grant provided by the Polk County Community Foundation, five Polk County social studies and history teachers traveled in late November to Austin, Tex. to participate in the 99th annual National Council for the Social Studies Conference

Polk County Schools earns recognition for share of faculty with National Board certification

Polk County Schools is one of 81 districts across the nation selected for recognition by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for its high percentage of teachers with National Board certification

Polk County Schools to hold moment of silence in honor of Tennant

Polk County Schools will hold a moment of silence on Thursday in honor of the late Geoffrey M. Tennant

State officials visit Polk bearing gifts of school supplies

Gifts being opened. Smiles and laughs ringing out. Thank yous being exchanged. Stearns Education Center had a bit of a Christmas feel at times Friday afternoon.

Middle schoolers learn the chemistry of chocolate at AIG summer seminar

Some Polk County Middle School students decided to learn a little bit about chemistry and chocolate in a week-long camp taught by Polk County High School chemistry teacher Leslie Rhinehart

Students get chance to expand video skills during AIG summer seminar

A group of area students had a chance to work on stop motion projects and similar efforts as part of the Learn, Explore, Create AIG Summer Seminar at Polk County Middle School

Tennant family: Thank you to Polk County and beyond

A note to the citizens of Polk County and beyond from the family of Geoffrey M. Tennant

Tennant service planned for Tuesday at Polk County High School

A memorial service for Polk County Board of Education chairman and Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey M. Tennant will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Polk County High School's auditorium