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.

The week of 2/5-2/9 is School Counselor's Week! We love and appreciate Ms. Ashley and thank her for all that
she does for our school!!!

Hello! My name is Ashley Blackwell. I am the School Counselor here at Polk Central.
This is my fourth year as a School Counselor and I am excited to work with you and your children.
The mission of Polk Central's School Counseling Program is to work together with parents, staff, and
community members to help students learn and grow. As the school counselor I hope to empower and
advocate for student's social and emotional learning, career readiness, and academics.
My job as a school counselor job has many different roles. I work with students one-on-one individually
and in small groups with emotional and behavioral concerns. I have the joy of teaching a lesson to each
class every month to support and build positive character traits and skills. My role also allows me to be a
member of the CARE Team to support students and families with academic, behavioral, and/or attendance
oncerns and help assist families with the necessary resources needed. Another important role I have as a
school counselor is to recognize and encourage our students to succeed with programs such as SOARing
Rockets, Terrific Kid, Awards Assemblies, Classroom Attendance Awards, Peer Tutoring, and Lunch Buddies.
Please feel free to contact me if there is a way that I can help support you or your student.

January Terrific Kids!! 

5th Graders working hard!! 


Red Ribbon Week!!

Students in fourth grade want the world to know that they are crazy 
about saying no to drugs!!





Teacher of the Year 2017-2018

We are delighted to announce Mrs. Kelleigh Powell 
as Polk Central's teacher of the year!