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The Polk County Schools Child Nutrition Program will be offering free meals this summer to Polk County children and teen-agers.
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Thank goodness for three generations of Polk County Schools students that Ronette Dill loved to clog.
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Polk County Schools students will once again be able to enjoy free breakfast and lunch during the 2024-25 school year.
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Polk County Schools has been recognized with the esteemed Purple Star Award for its support of military-connected students and families.
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Polk County witnessed a harmonious convergence of musical talent as choruses from throughout Polk County Schools gathered May 2 for the First Annual District-Wide Chorus Concert at Polk County High School.
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Third grade students at Tryon Elementary School recently dazzled their schoolmates and parents with an "Idiom Parade."
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Choral students from throughout Polk County Schools will join voices on May 2 for a District-Wide Chorus Concert at Polk County High School.
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Per the application guidelines, Polk County School's After School Program issues a public notice to the community regarding our intention to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Cohort 17 grant
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Polk County Schools brought one of its own to the district Monday as part of Bring Your Legislator to School Day.
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In Bill Miller's view, the value of service that John Vining has provided to Polk County over the years is immeasurable.
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Students and staff of Polk County Schools recently engaged in a heartwarming initiative aimed at spreading love and positivity throughout the community.
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Champions for Wildlife is back working with students in after-school programs throughout Polk County
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Former Polk County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dave Scherping will serve the rest of the 2023-24 school year as the interim principal of Tryon Elementary School.
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Polk County Schools has received a safety grant of $300,000 from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Center for Safer Schools (CFSS)
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Polk County Schools remains one of the elite school districts in North Carolina according to a Niche.com's national ranking.
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Tryon Cares presented by Duke Energy in conjunction with Tryon International Equestrian Center Winterfest is a holiday initiative supporting local non-profit organizations
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School counselors coordinated the creation of almost 1,000 cards for active military members, veterans and service families as part of the Holiday Card Challenge. 
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A statewide report has ranked Polk County as the best county in North Carolina for helping children and youth succeed in and out of the classroom.
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School counselors across Polk County Schools received opportunities to attend state and national conference thanks to a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.
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Polk County Schools has been selected to participate in the prestigious Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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Nearly 200 area high school and college students were welcomed into the National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony at The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center in Spindale
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Champions for Wildlife has been partnering with Polk County Schools to provide programming for K-8 students that helps students fall in love with wildlife using art.
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Vocational Education has played a critical role in North Carolina's public education system since the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 made federal funds available.
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Faculty and staff from throughout Polk County Schools spent part of a recent workday hearing from an expert on dealing with the social and emotional needs of students.
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Polk County Schools and the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg are partnering on a new after school care option for local families.
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Polk County residents looking for a fun way to support students and schools and bring smiles to friends and neighbors can do just that during the week of Sept. 25-29.
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A common question for students as they return to school each year is, "hey, what did you do this summer?"
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Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene is welcoming students and staff back for the 2023-24 academic year with a series of video messages.
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All Polk County Schools students will be able to enjoy free breakfast and lunch during the 2023-24 school year.
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Polk County Schools has announced its Open House schedule for schools across the district in advance of the start of the 2023-24 school year.
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The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Aaron Greene, Superintendent of Polk County Schools, as the recipient of the Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award
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Perfect attendance led to a shot at a wonderful prize for a group of Polk County Middle School students
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Second grade students in the Summer Literacy School program created mouths after reading Molly and The Slow Teeth by Pat Ross.
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Fourth graders in Summer Literacy School created art related to ancient Egypt and the book Mummies In The Morning.
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Students in Michael Darpino's Art Enrichment class at Summer Literacy School made Model Magic Clay characters and scenes from the book Afternoon on The Amazon.
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Second grade students participating in summer reading camp enjoyed a week spent with bubble-inspired activities.
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Students in Kristy Cox and Beth Brangan's first grade reading camp group recently spent a week studying R-controlled vowels.
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The Polk County Extension 4-H program is offering a number of summer classes for local youth ages 5-18.
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It's something that Polk County Schools officials can never remember happening.
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Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene has been named the Western Region 2022-23 Superintendent of the Year.
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A group of band students from Polk County High and Polk County Middle performed in February with the Foothills Honor Band in concert in Polk County High School Auditorium.
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A trio of Polk County band students earned selection to the Western Carolina All-District Clinic Band.
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Polk County Schools, in partnership with the Polk Schools Fund through the Polk County Community Foundation, will once again host Polk Cares 4 Kids (PC4K), a fundraising celebration, on February 11 at Tryon International Equestrian Center.
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Polk County Schools will begin and end school two weeks earlier in the 2023-24 academic year.
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Throughout the past two years, nurses in Polk County Schools focused on COVID-19 response and worked tirelessly in our schools and community serving others.
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A state grant will allow Polk County Schools to add another new bus to its fleet.
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Polk County Schools and 200 other school districts and charter schools across North Carolina will benefit from more than $74.1 million in school safety grants announced by the Department of Public Instruction’s Center for Safer Schools.
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Bill Miller knew that if Polk County Schools had a task that needed to be handled, David Scherping would take care of it.
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Polk County Schools continues to draw national recognition for the quality of its education and faculty.
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Polk County Schools recently celebrated its cafeteria workers as part of National School Lunch Week. Cafeteria staff at each school dressed in hippie attire throughout the week to celebrate National School Lunch Week.  The theme for this year’s celebration was Peace, Love and School Lunch. Approximately 2,000 meals are served each day in Polk County...
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Polk County Schools students and teachers have once again earned recognition as one of the top performing school districts in North Carolina.
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Grant funding from Polk County Community Foundation allowed more than 50 Polk County Schools students to participate in AIG Summer Seminars prior to the start of the 2022-23 academic year.  
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Polk County Schools staff and faculty enjoyed a motivation-filled day as the 2022-23 academic year began with a convocation at Polk County High School.
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Smiling faces - and a lot of them - were the norm Monday morning as the 2022-23 school year shifted into full speed ahead for Polk County Schools
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Elementary students in Polk County participated this summer in a Lego Robotics and Engineering program funded by the Polk County Community Foundation as part of the AIG Summer Seminars series.
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The North Carolina PRE-K annual fall meeting will be held August 15 at Stearns Education Center in Columbus.
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Polk County Schools has announced a series of administrative hires at the district and school levels.
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Finding funding to help provide more educational opportunities for Polk County Schools students. Helping teachers with the cost of pursuing master's degrees. Working with local organizations to help benefit the community
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A group of Polk County elementary and middle school students recently participated in a Farm to Table Cooking Seminar conducted by Rebekah Morse and Kimberly Granville.
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A number of Polk County elementary school students spent part of summer vacation taking part in summer reading camps
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Students in Polk County Schools' K-5 Summer Reading Camp are all smiles as they "create" mouths and teeth to make connections to their read-aloud book, Molly and the Slow Teeth.
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Polk County High School Principal Dr. Brandon Schweitzer is moving into a new role with Polk County Schools.
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A familiar face is returning to Polk County Schools to help oversee testing and student data.
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Polk County Schools will offer a summer meals program beginning June 20 for any Polk County resident age 18 or younger.
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Two Polk County Schools elementary schools have been awarded Community Action Grants by Meta's Forest City Data Center.
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Polk County Middle School Career and Technical Education teacher Jennifer Taylor is one of two Western North Carolina educators who have been named 2022-23 Kenan Fellows.
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Polk County Schools has received a state lottery-funded grant award of $1.3 million to help construct a new pre-kindergarten building at Tryon Elementary School.
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The Polk County Board of Education has identified the following surplus property to be sold via sealed bid on May 3, 2022. Surplus List
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Polk County Schools’ youngest students recently participated in special activities as part of National Association for the Education of Young Children's Week of the Young Child.
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Polk County Schools and Blue Ridge Health have partnered to provide an opportunity for dental services for our elementary students. The dental bus will be coming to your child’s school campus soon and seeing any children that are in need of dental care during the school day.
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Polk County Schools and Blue Ridge Health have partnered to provide an opportunity for dental services for our elementary students. The dental bus will be coming to your child’s school campus soon and seeing any children that are in need of dental care during the school day. To be eligible for this service, parents/guardians must...
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Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene has spent the past two years shepherding the district through the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.
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Polk County Early College is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. To learn more about the Early College, view the video at https://www.polkschools.org/register The Early College offers your student the opportunity to graduate in four years with a high school diploma, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Arts or Science from Isothermal Community...
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Students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary School recently visited the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock as a Muddy Sneakers expedition.
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Polk County Schools has received updated guidance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services regarding the handling of COVID-19 in the school setting
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How often do you consider giving to others without expecting personal gain? Did you know that giving of your time, talents, money, or materials to others, without expecting something in return, can often have a far-reaching, positive impact on individuals and communities?
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A group of Polk County Schools students and their families recently had an opportunity to once again take part in activities relating to the "Rhythms of My Community" project.
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Polk County Schools is currently piloting a “test to stay” option that will allow those who have had potential exposure as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 to be tested and remain in school with a negative result.
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Rob Parsons' Polk County roots run deep; from his office at Saluda United Methodist Church, he can see his great-grandmother’s driveway.
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The Polk County Pre-K Committee will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 16 at noon at Stearns Education Center in Columbus.
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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has updated the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit isolation and quarantine guidance to align with updated guidance from Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
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Saluda School – Closed All Other Schools – Regular Schedule
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s to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 5 and older on Wednesday from noon until 4 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Health office at Polk County Middle School
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More than 300 Polk County Schools employees are wearing a new pair of Crocs thanks to a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.
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The Polk County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Polk County Schools to provide free Thanksgiving meals to Polk County Schools families
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Polk County Schools released a Request for Proposals to increase our deployment of interactive displays. Interactive Display RFP Proposals must be submitted by 2:00PM on November 12, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact: David ScherpingAssistant Superintendentscherp@polkschools.orgOffice:  828-894-6126Cell Phone:   828-817-2094
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Polk County Schools remains one of the top public school districts in North Carolina according to a national website
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The Polk County Board of Education has identified the following surplus property to be sold via sealed bid on November 5, 2021. Surplus List
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At its last regular meeting on September 13, 2021 The Polk County Board of Education voted to call a “Special Meeting” for the purpose of discussing COVID metrics to help establish guidelines for modifying current mitigation efforts like masking. Due to some personal and family issues that impacted several Board Members and scheduling conflicts with...
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Polk County Schools released a COVID dashboard to share information about the prevalence of COVID19 in our schools. The dashboard includes daily counts of positive cases and the associated number of quarantines resulting from those events.  This information will be updated regularly and may be adjusted after weekly review.   The dashboard can be accessed...
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