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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Polk Central Elementary fourth graders recently worked with procedural text to create three-dimensional snowflake ornaments.
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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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Polk Central Elementary focused on the motto "Being Kind to Everyone" while taking part in Anti-Bullying Month in October.
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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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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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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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Third grade students at Polk Central Elementary have recently been learning about what it means to be an entrepreneur.
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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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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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A year-long effort by Polk Central Elementary fifth graders, faculty, friends and families to restore the school's nature trail has completed - and received a celebration and state recognition to honor that work.
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Fifth graders at Polk Central Elementary recently visited Harmon Field for an aquatic ecosystems Muddy Sneakers learning expedition
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Polk Central Elementary fourth graders recently hatched eggs as part of their animal studies unit.
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Polk Central Elementary fifth graders trekked March 30 to Walnut Creek Nature Preserve in Sunny View.
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Polk Central Elementary fifth graders Addy Blackwell and Ava Racelis led Andrea Walter's homeroom class in designing and creating a Fairy School for the Polk County Parks & Recreation Department's Fairy Festival, held on Saturday at Stearns Park in Columbus
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Polk Central Elementary will hold a pair of events on April 4, one for incoming kindergarten students and another to help benefit the community.
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Polk Central fifth graders enjoyed some sun and great views on their recent Muddy Sneakers learning expedition to Chimney Rock State Park.
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Polk Central fifth graders spent a recent February afternoon working with Ameri-Corps and the Kudzu Warriors of Conserving Carolina to pick up trash and remove invasive plants from the Polk Central Nature Trail.
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A recent warm February afternoon provided a perfect opportunity for Polk Central fourth graders to step into the sunshine and enjoy some quality reading time. Students in Leann Wilson’s class grabbed a good book, found a comfortable spot on the school campus and dove into the depths of story times.
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Third grad students at Polk Central Elementary put all of the knowledge they have learned over the past couple of weeks about landforms to create landform models.
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Ashlyn Searcy's third grade class at Polk Central Elementary has recently been studying government.
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That wasn't the typical holiday parade traveling the halls at Polk Central Elementary School.
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Polk Central Elementary School recently honored the winners of the Polk Outreach Christmas Card Contest.
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Fifth graders at Polk Central Elementary are studying the properties of matter using a Smithsonian for Education science kit.
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As part of Polk Central Elementary's commitment to fully engage students in learning, eight Polk Central teachers are participating in RootEd, a year-long project-based learning initiative through Constructive Learning Design.
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Third grade students in Ashlyn Searcy's class at Polk Central Elementary recently made ice cream in science lab.
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olk Central fifth graders spent a recent Monday in the woods behind the school. They enjoyed the warm weather, interesting topics and opportunity to meet the Muddy Sneakers instructors.
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Polk Central fifth graders participated in the RootED program during the 2021-22 school year, studying Laughter Pond and considering the ways it could be improved.
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Polk Central Elementary School art teacher Michael Darpino and fifth grade science teacher Andrea Walter collaborated during April and May to teach their fifth grade students about biomes in the United States and beyond.
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Polk Central Elementary fourth graders in Leann Wilson's class recently completed a research unit on North Carolina lighthouses.
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Polk Central Elementary School fifth graders recently held a Zoom session with Muddy Sneakers Lead Instructor Shannon Lally.
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Fourth grade students at Polk Central Elementary recently visited the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville for the location's Amazing Arthropods program.
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Unity in the Community board member David Staley recently delivered a surprise to three Polk Central Elementary award-winning students.
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Childhood Development students at Polk County High School recently paid a special visit to Polk Central Elementary.
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Polk Central Elementary will hold kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year on Friday, April 8.
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Third grade students at Polk Central Elementary were excited to welcome Helen Blackwell, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development at Polk County Center, for a recent visit.
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Pre-kindergarten students at Polk Central Elementary have recently been learning all about cows.
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Ashlyn Searcy's third grade class at Polk Central Elementary recently took a geometry scavenger hunt around the school.
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Fourth graders in J.J. Waddell’s class at Polk Central Elementary have accepted a challenge from Lego First to investigate how cargo is sent across the country and the types of transportation we use.
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Ashlyn Searcy's third grade students at Polk Central Elementary have been learning about procedural text and how important it is to be very detailed when writing steps.
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Students in Beth Queen’s second grade class at Polk Central Elementary recently completed a social studies integrated art project in Michael Darpino’s art class.
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Taking time each day to think about life's blessings - students in Megan McDaniel's second grade class at Polk Central Elementary did just that during the month of November.
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Students in the kindergarten class at Polk Central Elementary of Stacey Stafford and Leah Foster created “Thankful Turkeys” during a recent class writing activity.
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Students in Ashlyn Searcy's third grade class at Polk Central Elementary have recently been learning multiplication.
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Kindergarten students at Polk Central Elementary have been learning how to manage emotions, especially focusing on calming down when excited
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Students in Marsha Davis' fourth grade class at Polk Central Elementary recently practiced writing skills by writing letters to veterans, thanking them for their service
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Fifth grade students at Polk Central Elementary recently wrote newspaper articles and entered their writing into a newspaper template.
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Pumpkins are not just great for carving or making pies - they can be used to help learn math!
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Students in Megan McDaniel’s second grade class at Polk Central Elementary recently took part in a hands-on learning experience after studying the life cycle of a pumpkin.
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Second graders at Polk Central recently spent a rainy fall day at Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock.
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Polk Central Elementary students are looking to SOAR while at school
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Third grade students at Polk Central Elementary have been busy of late studying body systems
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Students in Megan McDaniel's second grade class at Polk Central Elementary recently invited AIG teacher Kimberly Granville into the classroom for some enrichment
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Fifth grade students at Polk Central Elementary have been busy of late with a variety of science and social studies projects under the guidance of teacher Andrea Walter
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Fourth grade students at Polk Central Elementary recently enjoyed attending an Overmountain Victory Trail presentation held at Polk County Middle School
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Polk Central third graders recently had the opportunity to enjoy a hands-on science lab experience
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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
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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?
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Polk Central Elementary fifth graders created biome dioramas as part of a project that spanned both their art and regular classrooms
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Polk County Middle School English Language Arts teacher Kim McMinn has been named the next principal of Polk Central Elementary School
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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
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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
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Kindergartners in Amber Styles' class at Polk Central Elementary recently celebrated Earth Day
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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
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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
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School Resource Officer Dane Fox does more at Polk Central Elementary than just protect the physical wellbeing of students.
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Polk Central fifth graders in Andrea Walter's class have been busy studying forces and motion as well as getting outdoors through the Muddy Sneakers program
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Students in the fourth grade classes at Polk Central Elementary have been studying rocks and minerals and they properties they have
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To help students learn customary units of capacity, students in Lori Byars' third-grade class at Polk Central Elementary created a twin of themselves as Gallon Man
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Polk Central fifth graders are partnering with Unity in the Community for Arbor Day, set for April 30
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Polk Central Elementary will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 academic year during the week of March 9.
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Polk Central Elementary will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 9-10, due to a water line break near the school
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Students in Lori Byars’ third grade class at Polk Central Elementary took a hands-on approach to learning more about fractions
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Second graders at Polk Central Elementary spent the weeks before Christmas getting in the holiday spirit
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Polk Central Elementary fourth graders in Leann Wilson’s class recently designed the structure of gingerbread houses and followed procedural text to create marshmallow catapults. The students then used the scientific method to modify their catapults as they measured the distances reached when throwing small and large marshmallows. Students then drew conclusions about: What the base...
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Polk Central Elementary recently held Bullying Awareness Week, with students dressing up each day for a different theme
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Fourth graders in Marsha Davis' class at Polk Central Elementary have recently been getting into the holiday spirit.
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Polk Central Elementary recently honored its outstanding students for the second six weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. Honor Roll and Terrific Kids students were among those recognized.
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Second grade students from Polk Central Elementary have been learning about Pilgrims and Native Americans
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Students in the fourth grade classes of Leann Wilson and Marsha Davis at Polk Central Elementary recently found a unique way to practice procedural text - making pumpkin cheesecake pies
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Loretta Edwards' kindergarten class at Polk Central Elementary has been taking part in a number of fun Thanksgiving activities.
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Students in Michelle Richardson's second grade class at Polk Central Elementary have been learning about the election process
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Fourth grade students at Polk Central Elementary have been studying government and the rights granted by the Constitutions of the United States and North Carolina
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As the culminating project for their social studies unit on personal economics, Polk Central fifth graders in Andrea Walter's class designed a board game during art class
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Third graders in Lori Byars' class at Polk Central Elementary are currently studying body systems
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Laura Jane Howald's efforts to educate Polk Central pre-kindergarten students begin before any of those children set foot in Howald's classroom
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