Polk Central Elementary Staff 2014-2015
 


Polk Central Elementary Wins the First 
Battle of the Books Competition for the County  


At the beginning of the year, Polk Central and Tryon Elementary announced the first Battle of the Books program for the county. The Battle of the Books program was offered to enrichment students in 4th and 5th grades.  In order to participate, the students were responsible for keeping up with required readings and deadlines. Throughout the year, students read and reported on challenging titles as they prepared to compete. 

 

What is Battle of the Books? 

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program that encourages high quality and high quantity reading.  The required book list for the program consisted of eighteen, thought-provoking, titles.  The books were intended to get students thinking about new places, time periods, and/or points of view.  

 

Students demonstrated their knowledge of the books in a team-based, game show-style battle on Friday, April 17th.  Polk Central hosted the competition against Tryon Elementary.  The competition consisted of ten rounds with twelve questions in each round.  Throughout the competition, the students were highly engaged and worked collaboratively in teams of six to answer the questions.  In order to ensure the participation of all students, rotations were made after each round.  The Polk Central Battle of the Books team won the competition.  We are very proud of both schools and all that were involved in the success of this wonderful event.   


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Special Guest - Dave Scherping (Director of Technology/Accountability)

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Mrs. Kinlaw's Retirement Video - 2014

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OUR MISSION:  
WORKING TOGETHER WITH PARENTS, STAFF AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS, POLK CENTRAL STRIVES TO BE A SAFE AND INVITING PLACE WHERE ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN AND GROW.

OUR BELIEFS:
  • Student learning is the chief priority for the school.
  • All students can learn.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support learning.
  • Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.
  • Exceptional students (e.g. Special Education, Limited English Proficiency, Gifted and Talented, etc.) require special services.
  • Challenging expectations increase individual performance.

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