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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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Three proved a magic number Friday for Polk County Middle School's model bridge building team.
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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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Polk County Middle School recently celebrated its annual College and Career Week with a variety of fun and educational activities.
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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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Polk County Middle School's Science Olympiad team left the Asheville Tournament with a new problem to tackle.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Sixth grade Jumpstart will be held for all Polk County Middle School sixth grade students will be held on August 1 from 7:45 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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A new administrative team for the 2023-24 academic year is set for Polk County Middle School.
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STEAM classes at Polk County Middle School have not slowed down their work efforts as the end of the current school year has approached.
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Polk County Middle School eighth grade social studies teacher Eric Eaton has received a prestigious Kenan Fellowship for the 2023-24 academic year.
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Polk County Middle School's effort to help Manna Food Bank proved award-winning.
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Polk County Middle School continues to have the state's best model bridge builders.
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Polk County Middle School has a new pair of state champions.
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Polk County Middle School STEM teacher Leslie Rhinehart was honored Saturday at a North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center celebration in Cary.
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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 Middle School science teacher Leslie Rhinehart has been selected by Burroughs Wellcome Fund as one of four statewide recipients of the 2023 Career Award for STEM Teachers
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Polk County Middle School and its school counselors recently held College and Career Week.
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Saturday proved a day of good returns for Polk County Middle School's Science Olympiad team.
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Polk County Middle School band teacher Kimberley Benson has been named the recipient of the 2023 Janice Anderson Brumley Educational Grant.
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Thanks to the generosity of community members, students in Leslie Rhinehart's STEM class at Polk County Middle School were able to explore robotics and coding.
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Students in the STEAM program at Polk County Middle School kept busy as the first six weeks of school ended and new faces arrived for the second six weeks.
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Staff from the Polk County Public Library recently visited Polk County Middle School to present a program and related activities on Cherokee Indian culture.
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The reason that I teach is hard to narrow down to just one thing, and it is  also hard to put into words. I will do my best to keep it short and sweet.
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A pair of Polk County educators have received Be Inspired Grants from Tryon Fine Arts Center.
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Students in Leslie Rhinehart’s eighth grade Exploratory STEM classes at Polk County Middle School got to experience cacao pods from the Caribbean as part of their six-week exploration into the “Chemistry of Chocolate.”
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Polk County Schools has announced a series of administrative hires at the district and school levels.
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Building, digging, planting, and watering. These are not the typical activities in an eighth grade history class, but they have been in Eric Eaton and Matt Russell’s Ag in the Classroom class at Polk County Middle School.
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Polk County Middle School recently competed in the 13th Annual Student Food Drive with MANNA Food Bank, helping to fight hunger in Western North Carolina.
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Model Bridge Building Competition returned in April after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Polk County Middle students have been working in groups on proposals to improve locations near the school in order to provide more benefit to the community
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Polk County Middle School's innovative effort to help collect food for MANNA FoodBank did not go unnoticed
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A fun competition at Polk County Middle School helped boost a Western North Carolina food drive sponsored by Manna FoodBank.
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Sixth graders in Amy Emery's math class at Polk County Middle School recently explored ratios through the art of Sol Lewitt.
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A trio of Polk County Middle School teachers have recently received grants to help with classroom initiatives.
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School counselors at Polk County Middle School organized their annual Anti-Bullying Month emphasis for all students during the month of October
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Students in the eighth grade social studies classes of Eric Eaton and Matthew Russell at Polk County Middle spent a sunny October day learning early Native American lifeways in a history lab created by their teachers.
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How much school spirit can be found at Polk County Middle School? Enough to fill an entire week of fun activities.
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A group of Polk County Middle School students gained a range of new skills this summer during the Summer Learning Program at PCMS
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Students in Donna Hall's Summer Learning Program class at Polk County Middle School took part in a novel study on Peak, by Roland Smith
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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
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Eighth graders from Polk County Middle School recently began the first steps on their journey to high school by visiting Polk County High School and the Polk County Early College campuses
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Polk County Middle School recently held its Isothermal Science Day Camp, but doing so virtually this year
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A partnership with Amazon will mean an exciting opportunity for Polk County Middle School students to begin developing computer science skills
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Eighth grade students at Polk County Middle School recently completed a project showcasing the careers of alumni who have graduated from Polk County High School
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Polk County Middle School recently celebrated its annual College and Career Week
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Terrain whizzing by as she made her way to a junior golf tournament, Addie Buss had more than birdies and bogeys occupying her thoughts
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Students and staff at Polk County Middle School celebrated the final day of classes before Christmas break by dressing in holiday attire
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To spread some holiday cheer during the month of December, Polk County Middle School recently held a door decorating contest.
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Polk County Middle School celebrated Spirit Week during the week of Nov. 9 with a different theme each day
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Polk County High School and Polk County Middle School are preparing to welcome students back to campus for the first time since March, with the new school year set to begin August 24
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Polk County Middle School is now accepting student registrations for its annual Jump Start Program, slated for August 6-7 from 8 a.m. until noon.
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Polk County Middle School and STEM teacher Dale Rush were recently awarded a $7500 grant by the PwC Charitable Foundation through Donor’s Choose for an innovation lab
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Though students may not be on campus due to the global coronavirus pandemic, that hasn't stopped Polk County Middle School from holding its annual Eighth Grade Awards and Recognition Ceremony
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Neil Rostick, a seventh grader at Polk County Middle School, earned first place in the student category of the 11th Annual Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition
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Throughout the week of March 2, Polk County Middle School celebrated College and Career Week, with the PCMS school counselors holding activities for all students
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Polk County Middle School's Science Olympiad team is once again bound for state tournament competition
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The Unified Champions of Polk County High and Polk County Middle have taken on the challenge of raising support for Special Olympics of North Carolina
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Polk County Middle School student Kamron Montgomery was recently featured in the spring 2020 issue of HearHere magazine, sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic
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Polk County Middle Schools's Monthly Book Club discussed The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart during its January meeting in the school media center
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Polk County Middle School's Elisa Flynn has been awarded the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) District Eight Outstanding Middle School Science Teaching Award for 2019
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Polk County Middle School spent the month of October thinking about and doing acts of compassion toward others as part of Kindness Month, sponsored by the school's counselors
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As part of Kindness Month at Polk County Middle School, students and staff held a food drive competition to collect items for Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry and Steps to Hope
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Sixth graders in Donna Hall's English Language Arts class at Polk County Middle School have been focusing recent studies around the theme "Not All Heroes Wear Super Powers."
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The Polk County Middle School Book Club held its first meeting of the year on October 8 to discuss Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
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No, Indiana Jones was not recently visiting classes at Polk County Middle School, but plenty of young archaeologists were busy unearthing artifacts from the 1700s.
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Polk County Middle School eighth grade science students recently got their creative vibes going with a most unexpected topic
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A group of Polk County Middle School students recently got a firsthand look at 3D printing to help with a course of study
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Students in Jeanne Ferran's seventh grade English Language Arts class at Polk County Middle School are working in pairs to solve a real life mystery!
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A group of Polk County Middle School students studied the importance of water and taking care of our water resources during an AIG Summer Seminar offered by Polk County Schools
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