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Walter’s Kenan Fellowship helps Polk Central fifth graders explore sustainable community development

After a year filled with learning about the interactions between matter, living organisms and the impact of humans on the planet, Polk Central Elementary School fifth graders explored an essential question: How can we develop communities that are environmentally and socially sustainable?

Tryon Fine Arts Center grant enables Polk Middle eighth graders to delve into quilting...

Polk County Middle School eighth graders in Eric Eaton’s social studies classes spent part of the spring semester deep in historical research and with paint brushes in hand to connect art and history

Photos: Polk County Early College 2021 graduation

Polk County Early College's Class of 2021 held graduation exercises on May 29 in Polk County High School's auditorium

Photos: Polk County High School Senior Awards Night

Polk County High School held its annual Senior Awards Program on June 9 in G.M. Tennant Stadium. The setting allowed families to gather to see seniors recognized with scholarships and awards

Hubbard wins 2021 Buck Preston Future Writer Award

Polk County Schools has partnered for several years with Jean Preston and family to sponsor the Buck Preston Future Writer Award Program for Polk County High School students

Simmons, Staley receive 2021 Jason Fox Award

Polk County High School students Timothy Lee Simmons and Damitrius Kanye Staley have been named the 2021 recipients of the Jason Fox Award

Saluda first graders celebrate end of school with ice cream, visit to the park

Saluda Elementary first graders celebrated the end of the 2020-21 school year with ice cream and a visit to the park

Float a boat made of pennies? Saluda first graders give it a go

First grade students at Saluda Elementary enjoyed an end-of-year STEM challenge involving pennies and boats

Tryon Elementary Girl Scouts continue Ann Morgan’s matchbook cover creations

Ann Morgan is a valued long-time member of the Polk County community.

Polk Central fifth graders create biome dioramas

Polk Central Elementary fifth graders created biome dioramas as part of a project that spanned both their art and regular classrooms