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Members of Polk County High School's FFA chapter once again had an outstanding performance at the North Carolina FFA Camp Program, held in June at White Lake.
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Polk County High School honored members of its senior class during the school's traditional Senior Awards Night on May 23.
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Polk County High School rising junior Curtis Simmons has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the Jason Fox Award.
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Polk County High School held its annual Underclassman Awards Ceremony on May 9 in the school auditorium.
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A veteran educator with classroom and administrative experience has been chosen as the next principal at Tryon Elementary School.
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Polk County High School students recently had an opportunity to peer into the skies and learn more about the celestial objects found there.
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Even with 30 years in the classroom, Polk County Middle School social studies teacher Eric Eaton still considers himself a learner.
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Polk County Early College students have been working with the North Carolina Arboretum since 2022 to study the bird population in Polk County.
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Three proved a magic number Friday for Polk County Middle School's model bridge building team.
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Tryon Elementary School recently concluded a heartfelt observance of Military Appreciation Week, an initiative aimed at honoring military-connected students and their families.
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Graduation dates and times have been set for Polk County High School and Polk County Early College.
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Polk County Middle's Science Olympiad team competed against North Carolina's best and returned home with a pair of medals from the state tournament in Raleigh.
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The Polk Central Elementary Chorus and Sunny View Elementary Chorus took center stage on April 12 as they dazzled the crowd at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena during a Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey game.
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In a lively lesson, students in Amber Styles' kindergarten class at Polk Central Elementary recently delved into the fascinating world of living versus nonliving organisms.
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A rainy day didn't keep members of the Polk Central Hiking Club from enjoying a deligtful and educational afternoon.
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Polk County Schools recently hosted a Career Fair and Hiring Expo aimed at juniors and seniors from Polk County High School and Polk County Early College.
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Champions for Wildlife recently spent an afternoon with second graders at Saluda Elementary School, hiking through their school trail and learning all about local wildlife.
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Area residents flocked to Polk County High School on Saturday to support well-known local resident John Vining in his fight against cancer.
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Fourth graders at Saluda Elementary recently learned about state symbols in Ginger Rackley's class, including one unit of study on lighthouses.
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Fifth graders at Polk Central Elementray recently enjoyed an educational Muddy Sneakers field trip to Walnut Creek Nature Preserve in Sunny View.
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Polk County Middle School recently celebrated its annual College and Career Week with a variety of fun and educational activities.
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Lucinda Allen, a fixture in the Polk County educational community for more than two decades, was celebrated Wednesday for her unwavering dedication and generosity towards Polk Central Elementary during a special ceremony
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A Polk County High School program is seeking to help fill the need for child care professionals in the area.
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Third graders at Polk Central Elementary School recently enjoyed a hands-on learning experience as they embarked on a geometry scavenger hunt.
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Kindergarten students in Stacey Stafford’s and Caroline Edwards’ class at Polk Central Elementary School recently tried their hand at being chemists.
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Third graders at Polk Central Elementary recently enjoyed watching Principal Dr. Kim McMinn read the Dr. Seuss books Oh The Places You’ll Go and Green Eggs and Ham!
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Fourth graders at Saluda Elementary School recently enjoyed learning about animal adaptations through the dissection of an owl pellet.
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Champions for Wildlife joined forces with eager second graders at Polk Central Elementary School to delve into the fascinating world of hellbenders.
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Graham Turner and his nonprofit organization, Pedal Up Polk, have once again demonstrated their commitment to Polk County Middle School students by donating bicycles for the fourth consecutive six weeks.
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Fifth grade students at Polk Central Elementary recently trekked to the school's Nature Trail with Muddy Sneakers to learn about Living Systems.
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Fourth graders at Polk Central Elementary recently candled eggs in their classrooms to watch for signs of a developing chicken.
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Lily G.M. Earney of Polk County Early College High School has been honored by National Alliance of Mental Illness North Carolina with its Youth Empowerment Award.
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Third grade students at Tryon Elementary recently embarked on an excursion to the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville
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What do you think when you hear someone say FFA? Tractors, animals, working outside, country folk, farming?
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My name is Jessica (Pullara) Frazier, and I am the owner and founder of All Good Things Bakery in Tryon, North Carolina!
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Polk County Middle School's Science Olympiad team left the Asheville Tournament with a new problem to tackle.
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A fundraiser for well-known local resident John Vining is planned for March 30 at Polk County High School.
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Students at Polk County Early College recently dressed up to celebrate Darwin Day, the annual commemoration of Charles Darwin’s birthday on February 12.
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Members of the Polk Central Hiking Club traveled Tuesday along with Polk County Parks and Recreation Coordinator Laura Baird to Bradley Nature Preserve at Alexander's Ford.
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Students at Saluda Elementary School recently celebrated the 100th day of classes in the 2023-24 academic year.
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Key Club officers from Polk County Early College recently spoke to those gathered for a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Tryon at the Tryon Depot.
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Students from Polk Central Elementary School were recognized Jan. 16 at the Polk County Board of Commissioners meeting for their efforts in creating a Pollinator Garden at the school.
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Pedal Up Polk, led by Polk County High School student Graham Turner, continues its generous support of Polk County Middle School by donating bicycles to reward Kindness Kash winners for the third six weeks of the 2023-24 school year.
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Eighth graders in Elisa Flynn's science class at Polk County Middle School have been working in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in a real-world data collection project
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Students at Polk County Middle School recently completed the Reality of Money simulation with State Employees Credit Union workers.
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The Polk County Cadets had a busy fall semester, taking part in more than 65 practices, parades, football games, competitions and concerts. “This has been such a successful season for the band program at Polk County High School,”said Cadets Director Kimberly Benson. “We have grown musically and competitively, and the kids have been so positive...
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Polk Central Elementary fourth graders recently worked with procedural text to create three-dimensional snowflake ornaments.
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Students at Saluda Elementary School have been busy making ornaments for the Christmas tree in downtown Saluda.
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Students and staff at Tryon Elementary School collected more than 2,400 pounds of food to be donated to Outreach during a food drive just before Thanksgiving.
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Students from Polk County High School and Polk County Middle School performed in the 2023-24 Foothills Honor Band on Nov. 18 at R-S Central High School in Rutherfordton.
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The tradition of success continues for Polk County High School’s Land Judging Teams.
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Staff members from Champions for Wildlife recently spent time planting a pollinator garden with fifth graders in Andrea Walter's science class at Polk Central Elementary School.
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As part of Polk County Middle School’s recent Military Day, students and staff participated in the Military Card Challenge. Students created 298 cards for men and women who are serving overseas during the holidays. More information on the Challenge
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Polk Central Elementary focused on the motto "Being Kind to Everyone" while taking part in Anti-Bullying Month in October.
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As Veteran's Day approached, students and faculty at Polk County Middle School spent a day celebrating and learning more about the nation's military.
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In a heartwarming display of generosity and community support, Graham Turner and his nonprofit organization, Pedal Up Polk, have donated bicycles to Polk County Middle School as a reward for the school's Kindness Kash winners for the second six weeks of the 2023-24 academic year.
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School counselors at Polk County Middle School designated October as Kindness Month for all students.
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The Polk County High School Theater Club will present its first performance on Thursday, Nov. 2 with the show Graveyard Manor.
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Saluda Elementary School helped make the recent Gran Fondo Hincapie a bit more enjoyable for riders by manning a rest stop for the competitors. More than 2,000 cyclists took part in the Gran Fondo, either riding 50 or 80 miles as part of the event. Those cyclists were able to visit Saluda’s “You’ve Made the...
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A veteran elementary school administrator will serve as Tryon Elementary School's principal for the remainder of the 2023-24 academic year.
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The Polk County High School Cadets have some new hardware for the band room at PCHS.
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Students in Shannon Haynes' physical science class at Polk County High School recently took part in a short demonstration to understand various states of solubility.
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The Polk County High School FFA Chapter will once again host Halloween at The Farm on October 31 at Polk County High School.
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Professionals from the World Champions Rodeo Alliance recently visited agricultural classes at Polk County High School.
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Students from Polk County FFA participated in the recent North Carolina State FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event at Lee County High School in Sanford.
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Students in Shannon Haynes' astronomy classes at Polk County High School recently created models of moons of the solar system.
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Polk County High School faculty member Eric Morlino, who also serves as the school's SkillsUSA advisor, recently accompanied a group of students to the Camp Dixie Leadership workshop in Fayetteville.
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Fourth graders at Saluda Elementary School recently enjoyed a field trip to the Overmountain Victory Trail.
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Students in Amber Styles' kindergarten class at Polk Central Elementary have been learning all about apples in the tastiest of ways.
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Michele White's second grade class at Polk Central Elementary celebrated International Dot Day on Friday, Sept. 15.
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In a heartwarming celebration of kindness and community spirit, Pedal Up Polk has awarded new bicycles to the winners of Polk County Middle's Student Kindness Kash program for the first six weeks of the academic year.
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In honor of Constitution Week, Saluda Elementary fifth graders had a visit from members of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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Polk Central fifth graders have been actively involved in their RootEd (Powerful Learning Rooted in Community) project during STEAM classes incorporating outdoor observation, a pollinator presentation and a mosaic art project
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Students in Leslie Rhinehart's STEAM class at Polk County Middle School have been extremely busy during the first six weeks of the current school year.
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Polk Central Elementary students in the kindergarten class of Stacey Stafford and Caroline Edwards reviewed their letters and sounds by writing their letters in sand boxes.
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Tryon Elementary students in the first grade class of Wendi Owens and Laura Fry recently took advantage of cooler temperatures and did their phonemic awareness lessons in their outdoor classroom.
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Summer reading paid off with a sweet reward for a group of Tryon Elementary School students.
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Polk County Early College science teacher Kathleen Abraham partnered this past summer with Henderson County teachers to bring students on educational tours to Europe and Japan.
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Polk County High School and Polk County Middle School students had an exciting few days experiencing the Be Pro Be Proud NC Mobile Unit.
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Tryon Elementary faculty and students recently collected 63 pounds of cans for Outreach during their August Meet the Teacher event, and also donated fresh vegetables from the school’s garden to the organization's pantry.
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You may not be familiar with oobleck, especially if you haven't read much Dr. Seuss of late.
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Third grade students at Polk Central Elementary have recently been learning about what it means to be an entrepreneur.
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First graders in Shea White and Debbie Bailey's first grade class at Tryon Elementary School recently tackled a special engineering challenge.
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Polk Central Elementary teacher Kristy Cox and her first grade students have been busy in the opening days of the current school year learning new words in a special way.
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Polk County Early College students put their creative skills to good use when it came time to getting to know one another.
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A Sunny View Elementary School stepped into the national spotlight earlier this week.
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Polk County Early College students travelled August 17 to Isothermal Community College's Spindale campus to learn more about the school and programs available to them as Isothermal students.
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Fourth grade has been monstrous for students at Saluda Elementary!
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Students in Ginger Rackley's fourth grade classes at Saluda Elementary spent part of the first week of school creating tableaus based on books read in class.
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The Polk County High School Farm received a bit of help this summer thanks to a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.
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Polk County High School agriculture teacher Chauncey Barber and his Ag Production 2 class recently lent a helping hand to the Wolverine boys soccer program.
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The first day of classes had extra meaning Monday at Tryon Elementary School.
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Kindergarten students at Polk Central Elementary had an opportunity to see their new school home and meet their teachers during Kindergarten Jumpstart held Thursday, Aug. 10.
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Polk County High School junior Banks Barber took top honors on the end-of-session exam held during the recent Resource Conservation Workshop sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Raleigh.
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Polk County Early College will hold an Open House and Meet the Teacher opportunity on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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Veteran educator and administrator Erika Stronach has been named the new principal of Saluda Elementary School.
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Polk County High School students, faculty and guests will enjoy smooth driving when they next return to the school campus.
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Polk County High School's Ashley Gilbert has been named the West Regional Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Agriculture Teachers Association.
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Saluda Elementary School faculty members geared up for the 2023-24 school year by participating in Summer A+ Day.
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Polk County Middle School will hold open house for students and their families on August 10 from 3-5 p.m.
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