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Polk Central fourth graders take part in math scavenger hunt

Students in J.J. Waddell's fourth grade class at Polk Central recently took part in a scavenger hunt to search for numbers to round to particular place values

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?

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

McMinn chosen as Polk Central Elementary’s next principal

Polk County Middle School English Language Arts teacher Kim McMinn has been named the next principal of Polk Central Elementary School

Polk Central fourth graders honored for efforts in fifth six weeks

Polk Central fourth grade teacher Leann Wilson recently honored some of her students with awards for the fifth six weeks of the 2020-21 academic year

Polk Central fifth graders talk trees with Tryon Garden Club members

The participation in North Carolina Arbor Day by fifth grade students in Andrea Walter's class at Polk Central Elementary caught the eye of a local group

Polk Central kindergarten students learn about Earth Day

Kindergartners in Amber Styles' class at Polk Central Elementary recently celebrated Earth Day

Solar energy captures attention of Polk Central fifth graders

Polk Central Elementary School fifth graders recently compared the use of the sun's energy to power solar panels with the photosynthesis process that plants use to convert the sun's energy to sugar

Polk Central fourth graders tackle Lego challenge to help increase heart health

Students in J.J. Waddell's fourth grade at Polk Central Elementary have accepted a unique challenge from First Lego League to engineer, build and code a play area that focuses on increasing the heart rate in kids

Polk Central SRO fills many roles on campus

School Resource Officer Dane Fox does more at Polk Central Elementary than just protect the physical wellbeing of students.