At their April meeting, the Polk County Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 School Calendars. Like last year, the Board adopted one calendar for Polk County Early College and a separate calendar for all of the other schools. Click on the link below to see or print the Calendars.
Bridge Building Team
A little wood, a little glue and a lot of ingenuity have brought recognition in recent years to the PCMS model bridge building team. When the team won the western regional division of the NCDOT's annual competition March 14, it was for the third year in a row.
Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Sunny View Elementary students in Pre-K and Kindergarten celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday with a week full of activities.
Dr. Seuss' Birthday
On March 7th, Channel 13 recognized Polk Central's 4th grade teacher, Marsha Davis, as a "Thanks to Teachers" winner. Ms. Davis was recognized for her commitment to her students and her willingness to help each child be successful.
100 Day Celebration
Students and Teachers at Tryon Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school with a variety of activities, including door decorations.
403B Elective Deferrals
The document linked below contains important information from the IRS about your right to make elective deferrals to your Polk County 403B Plan. For more information, please contact Charlotte Sullivan at 894-3051
7th graders at Polk County Middle School recently participated in Hot Air Balloon day. 7th graders studied layers of the atmosphere and then focused on the troposphere where we live. In the unit, they studied the factors that make up the weather including air pressure, temperature, humidity and different forms of air pollution. PCMS thanks Bonnie Lingerfelt with REMAX who sponsored the balloon.
Polk County Schools will be participating in an AdvancED External Review on November 4, 5 & 6. To facilitate the review of the accreditation materials, we have created an AdvancEd site for the reviewers. The site is linked below. More information about AdvancED and the District Accreditation process can be found at www.advanc-ed.org
NC's READY Initiative
As teachers, principals, parents, and administrators, we're all responsible for providing our children with an education that properly prepares them for their next big steps after graduation — college, career, and adulthood. To accomplish this, DPI worked with educators to develop the READY Initiative to help students succeed.
The READY Initiative provides the tools and strategies to better prepare our children for life after graduation.
2012-13 ACT & SAT Results
Polk County Schools recently received the results of the 2012-13 administration of the national ACT and SAT assessments. Polk County high school students continued to score well above the state and national average on these assessments.
SAT: Polk County students ranked 6th in the state with a combined score of 1549. The NC average score is 1479 and the national average is 1498.
ACT: Polk County students ranked 6th in the state with a combined score of 19.9. The NC average score is 18.4 and the national average is 20.9 .
Update on Employer Health Care under the Affordable Care Act
Please note: Section 1512 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable employers to provide all employees with written notice of the following:
Click on the link below for the official notice.
The Polk County Board of Education has approved 4 different staff calendars for the 2013-14 school year. Each of the calendars and a short description, can be found at the link below.
2013 Summer Projects
To get ready for the 2013-14 school year, Polk County Schools is completing a few school improvements. Even with the record rain this summer, the projects are still scheduled to be completed in time for school to start.
Tryon Elementary Courtyard
The courtyard is getting a much needed renovation. The old pavers have been removed and gravel has been inserted as a base for the new brick courtyard. Workers will begin laying the new brick soon.
PCHS - Tennis Courts
The tennis courts were part of the original build when PCHS was opened in 1992. After 21 years of use, the courts needed to be repaired. The old surface has been removed and a new base has been laid in preparation for the new court surface.