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Polk Central’s Howald named 2021 Polk County Schools Teacher of the Year

Laura Jane Howald's efforts to educate Polk Central pre-kindergarten students begin before any of those children set foot in Howald's classroom

PCHS students go vertical, turn old pallets into gardens

Students in the Agriculture Education program at Polk County High School recently created pallet gardens to learn about vertical farming

Video: Saluda first graders fly planes to learn about force, motion

Student pilots in Ellen Rogers' first grade class at Saluda Elementary recently tested the force needed to get the best motion from a prototype paper airplane

Saluda fifth graders put new graphing skills to use

Fifth graders in Ginger Rackley's class at Saluda Elementary recently ended their unit on Graphing Ordered Pairs with a game of Battleship

PCHS, Community Foundation find path to continue farm internship program in pandemic

A grant from the Polk County Community Foundation typically allows Polk County High School's Farm Internship Program to employ multiple students during the summer months

Polk Central’s Walter receives Kenan Fellowship for Teacher Leadership

Andrea Walter, a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Polk Central Elementary School, has been named a 2020-21 Kenan Fellow for Teacher Leadership

Zoom session connects Saluda’s fifth-grade in-person, remote learners

In-person students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary School spent part of Friday morning connecting with their classmates who are remote learners

“Old-school” approach lets Polk Central second graders chat from a distance

Students in Michelle Richardson's second grade class at Polk Central Elementary have been learning a tried-and-true method of communicating with friends from a distance

Sunny View holds different, but successful, Meet the Teachers day

Sunny View Elementary's Meet the Teachers day looked a little different this year, but still proved a resounding success

Photos: Polk Central group prepares campus for school year

A group of Polk Central Elementary staff and students created an exercise activity sensory path to help students remain active during recess this coming school year