https://polkstudents.com Polk Middle STEAM classes continue science exploration Students in the STEAM program at Polk County Middle School kept busy as the first six weeks of school ended and new faces arrived for the second six weeks. https://polkstudents.com/polk-middle-steam-classes-continue-science-exploration/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 12:11:37 GMT https://polkstudents.com/polk-middle-steam-classes-continue-science-exploration/ Public Library staff presents Cherokee Indian presentation to PCMS sixth graders Staff from the Polk County Public Library recently visited Polk County Middle School to present a program and related activities on Cherokee Indian culture. https://polkstudents.com/public-library-staff-presents-cherokee-indian-presentation-to-pcms-sixth-graders/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 04:10:58 GMT https://polkstudents.com/public-library-staff-presents-cherokee-indian-presentation-to-pcms-sixth-graders/ Why I Teach: Stephanie Luedi The reason that I teach is hard to narrow down to just one thing, and it is  also hard to put into words. I will do my best to keep it short and sweet. https://polkstudents.com/why-i-teach-stephanie-luedi/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 06:10:37 GMT https://polkstudents.com/why-i-teach-stephanie-luedi/ Polk Middle educators receive BIG grants for 2022-23 A pair of Polk County educators have received Be Inspired Grants from Tryon Fine Arts Center. https://polkstudents.com/polk-middle-educators-receive-big-grants-for-2022-23/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 05:10:55 GMT https://polkstudents.com/polk-middle-educators-receive-big-grants-for-2022-23/ Polk Middle STEM classes study chocolate, household substances Students in Leslie Rhinehart’s eighth grade Exploratory STEM classes at Polk County Middle School got to experience cacao pods from the Caribbean as part of their six-week exploration into the “Chemistry of Chocolate.” https://polkstudents.com/polk-middle-stem-classes-study-chocolate-household-substances/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 10:09:03 GMT https://polkstudents.com/polk-middle-stem-classes-study-chocolate-household-substances/