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Zion Bradley

Zion Bradley, a 7th grade student at Rockmart Middle School, was elected as State President for Georgia Junior Beta Club. The Beta Convention this year was a virtual event held on December 10, 2020. Zion had to submit a speech, a skit, and a response to a question provided by the convention. Beta clubs from all across the state logged in Thursday to watch the vote live. As the Georgia Junior Beta President, Zion will have many responsibilities throughout the coming year. He will also have the opportunity to run for National Beta President at the national convention to be held this summer in Walt Disney World. 

Congratulations Zion! We are #PSDproud to have you represent Rockmart Middle School and Polk School District! We are excited to see what you accomplish during your term as President!


Mrs. Alyson ReavAlyson Reaveses was awarded the GoBeGreat Award for her selfless leadership in serving as Yearbook Adviser of Cedartown High School on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Mrs. Reaves is committed to the student experience and ensures a culture of family, responsibility, teamwork, joy and positivity all while supporting the students as they produce one of the top yearbooks in the nation. It’s her commitment to excellence and willingness to go above and beyond to make a positive impact ,that made choosing her for this award easy.

The impact of Mrs. Reaves encouragement has become notable, and as a result, the GoBeGreat Foundation and Herff Jones stepped in. “The GoBeGreat foundation celebrates difference makers and overcomers, those who serve with kindness and selflessness while sharing their gifts, talents and opportunities with others. It encourages perseverance, leadership and community.” Go Be Great provides scholarships, grants, and leadership opportunities to community groups, students, and athletic organizations making an outstanding impact.

The GoBeGreat Award recognizes individuals and communities that go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of those around them with the #GoBeGreat award. Reaves received the award at a Cedartown High School faculty meeting surrounded by school leaders and peers.

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Superintendent's Message

laHappy New Year - 2021


Happy New Year PSD!  It is my wish that all of our PSD family has a happy and healthy 2021.  The COVID-19 pandemic has been very stressful to all; however, I feel we learned a great deal about ourselves from the challenges we have faced.  We have learned to restore our faith in kindness, compassion, and patience of others through the generosity shown to us by our family, friends, and neighbors.  We have learned to be resilient, flexible, understanding and creative.

This has resulted in Polk School District having a successful first semester. I am grateful for the continued support shown to our students, staff, parents/guardians, and the community.  As we look ahead to the to the second semester, we remain committed to providing all students with the best education possible and the necessary resources to prepare them for a successful future.  

The District will continue to carefully monitor the number of positive cases within our schools. We will continue the mitigation strategies and protocols established at the beginning of the school year.  As referenced before our holiday break, we cannot monitor where our students or employees go, or who they are exposed to; however, in an effort to protect everyone, we are once again asking our students to wear masks for the next two weeks.  The District is also requiring all employees to wear masks or face shields for the first two weeks after our return.  Distancing, regular hand sanitization, thorough cleaning of schools, and altered lunches and class schedules will also be continued in an effort to keep the positive cases low. 

We realize there are some individuals that are unable to wear a mask.  No student will be punished or criticized for not wearing a mask; however, if possible, we want everyone to do their part in keeping our PSD family healthy.  In addition, we want to make sure we do everything possible to continue the face-to-face instruction, extra-curriculars, and athletic opportunities for our students.  

In working together, we are hopeful that 2021 will be a better year for all of us! A year that will allow us to experience a more sustainable “normal.”  A year that will hopefully restore some of our favored traditions.  A year that brings success to all of our PSD family!


Laurie Atkins

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