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Albert Cooper

Albert Cooper, III, a 2020 Cedartown High School Graduate, published his first book in July. Albert's murder mystery novella, "The Tragedy of Belle Frank," was written when Albert was 17. He has always enjoyed writing and credits his CHS English teacher, Greg Orebaugh, with encouraging him to write and providing feedback throughout the process.

Albert was honored with a book signing on September 5th at Popeye's in Rockmart. He is currently attending Georgia Highlands and majoring in English. Albert, we can not wait to read your future novels. We are #PSDproud of you! Keep writing! 

Albert's novella can be purchased digitally or in paperback at Amazon. You can read more about his journey to published author in the Polk Standard Journal

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Landon HendrixLisa Johnson was awarded the 2019-2020 National Beta John W. Harris Educator of Excellence award! 

Mrs. Johnson is an 8th grade teacher and the Beta Club sponsor at Rockmart Middle School. She has been the Beta sponsor for the past 16 years and has lead her club members in countless service projects throughout the community, competing in the state convention, as well as, the national convention. 

Out of 20,000 Beta Club sponsors nationally, Mrs. Johnson is 1 of 91 to receive the National Beta John W. Harris Educator of Excellence award, the highest honor recognized by National Beta. Among her achievements as a sponsor are reaching National Beta School of Distinction status, National Beta School of Merit status, and Service Project Tier Awards. She has also attended Leadership Summit, State Convention, and National Convention.

Thank you, Mrs. Johnson, for your dedication to your students, Rockmart Middle School, and Polk School District.

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Superintendent's Message

la Welcome Back 2020-2021

Welcome back the 2020-2021 school year! We are excited to have our students arriving on Monday, August 3rd. Please remember the guidelines we've put in place in order to start and be able to continue school in person. The Roadmap Back To PSD is full of helpful information as we transition back to school. We have received many words and expressions of support and understanding of the difficult position school districts are facing, and we deeply appreciate how our Polk parents and community have responded in such a positive manner, even when we do not see eye-to-eye on every aspect! 

We continue to ask our PSD family for sincere understanding, as much of this is "uncharted waters" we will be experiencing.  Please know that things are continually changing, and we will keep everyone updated as we respond to changes made by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), and the Governor's office .

Based upon the latest updates from these organizations, we have revised the COVID-19 Decision Making Matrix for dealing with exposures and positive tests. There will be times we have to require students and/or staff to go home for 10 calendar days depending upon direct exposure to positive cases, or request that masks be worn for 10 calendar days for protection. 

Even with the new protocols in place, our employees are extremely excited to welcome your students back.  Know that behind every mask there is a smile, and behind every thumbs up is a hug waiting to be given!  

Sincerely,

Laurie Atkins
Superintendent

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