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  • Senior and Underclassmen Picture Make-up Day Reminder All senior and underclassmen picture make-ups will be done on Friday, October 30th. Envelopes will come home shortly with seniors because they must bring a $5.00 session fee on portrait day. Please be on the look-out, parents, for these envelopes for your senior to bring on picture day. 
    Posted Oct 15, 2015, 2:16 PM by Jayne Hoerner
  • Yearbooks Now on Sale for Only $65.00! Hurry and purchase your yearbook NOW before the price continues to rise. The yearbook staff is working hard to make this year's book the best ever, so GO online at or pay for your book at school. Purchase NOW and REAP the rewards in May when the yearbook "revealing" takes place!! Starting Dec. 1st, the price will be $70.00, so get it NOW!
    Posted Oct 15, 2015, 1:56 PM by Jayne Hoerner
  • Past PCHS Yearbooks for Sale! Yes, that is correct! We have quite a few older yearbooks that are "looking" for new homes. If you would like to purchase a yearbook for $20 for one of the following years, please drop by the school, contact the front office, or contact Mrs. Hoerner, yearbook advisor, at (828) 894-2525,  ext. 147. Thank you!1987  1994  1995  1997  1998  1999  2001  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014
    Posted Sep 28, 2015, 12:59 PM by Jayne Hoerner
  • Hurry, hurry and buy your yearbook NOW! Hurry and get your order in for your yearbook! The price is still only $55.00, and at the moment Jostens is "throwing in some freebies"!! So, check out the website at! Remember, after Oct. 9th, the price goes up to $65.00. Go online and order, or bring in your money to Mrs. Hoerner in Room 147 with the Jostens form filled out. See her if you still need an order form or grab one from the front office. It is going to be the best yearbook ever, full of wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!
    Posted Oct 15, 2015, 1:37 PM by Jayne Hoerner
  • Underclassmen Pictures Scheduled for Wed., Sept. 30th Order forms for underclassmen pictures will go home with students on Thursday, Sept. 24th. Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th. Parents and students, please remember to either go online prior to Picture Day on the 30th to order the picture package you want, or bring in the form with the EXACT payment. Enclose cash, money order, or check payable to LIFETOUCH. The photographer WILL NOT make change.Make-up day for pictures for underclassmen and seniors will be on Friday, October 30th.
    Posted Sep 18, 2015, 2:18 PM by Jayne Hoerner
  • Get ready to buy your class rings and more!! Wed., Sept. 16th Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors!! Jostens' representatives will be in the cafeteria during lunch and from 3:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16th, to take class ring orders. You can go online at to see all ring styles and pricing! Extra ring packets are available in the office as well. Do NOT forget your $50.00 deposit.       Check Out the New Class Tags!!
    Posted Sep 8, 2015, 10:24 AM by Jayne Hoerner
  • Buy Your Yearbook NOW! Our Images yearbook for 2015-16 will go on sale this Monday, August 24th. Flyers will be sent home with each student, and the ordering process has been updated and is VERY simple. Parents can either order online through, send in the order form with a credit card, debit card, or check in the attached envelope, or send in the order form in the envelope to the school. Students can either turn the orders into the office or to Mrs. Hoerner in Room 147. Order by October 9th for only $55.00!! After that, the price will rise.We would also like to extend an invitation to you to place an ad in the yearbook if you own ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2015, 9:34 AM by Jayne Hoerner
  • Blood Drive Sponsored by HOSA A blood drive for The American Red Cross was recently held here at the school by HOSA members. We are proud to announce that 136 units of blood were donated by students, teachers, and folks from the community. We are also proud to announce that the Red Cross said we were the #1 supplier of blood in the county.  HOSA rocks, and we SAVE LIVES! Go PCHS!                                                  
    Posted May 8, 2015, 12:46 PM by Jayne Hoerner
  • Prom Perfect! Polk County High School held its annual "Prom" on Saturday night, May 2, 2015, at the Carolina Event and Conference Center in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. The junior class created a lovely setting for dancing the night away with a "Gatsby-inspired" theme, and fun was had by all--even the teachers and chaperones that attended really enjoyed the evening! The highlight of the night was when seniors Graci Moser and Alex Miller were crowned the Prom King and Queen. Thanks, Juniors, for giving everyone a wonderful prom experience!
    Posted May 8, 2015, 8:57 AM by Jayne Hoerner
  • The Spotlight's on Wink Mintz Wink Mintz and Wesley Bullman performs in the PCHS 2014 Spring Talent Show.Photo by: Jessa Jackson   Mr. Wink Mintz is the drafting teacher here at Polk County High School. Mintz loves his students. He said, “My favorite thing about Polk County is the students.” Mintz is, also, the athletic trainer for all sports teams, and he, also, sponsors the Guitar Club and the Bridge Building team. Though Mintz loves what he does, he admits that he didn’t always want to be a teacher. His dream job was to be “a Captain on a fishing boat.” Life here at PCHS is nothing like being a captain of a fishing boat but I'm sure it is even more exciting ...
    Posted May 16, 2014, 8:15 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Blood Drive 2014 PCHS donates 137 units of blood Top: Blood drive donors received stickers. Second from top: Brandi Cordell, a junior at PCHS, giving blood. Second from the bottom: Annamarie Gundersen gives blood. Bottom: Ms. Durham, tries to relax while giving bloodThe Polk County High School Blood Drive was on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. The donors received free T-shirts, and a card was mailed thanking them for donating blood. Ms. Pam Arrowood said, “We usually donate between 100 - 120 units at each drive. Today [May 8th] we were able to donate 137 units.” Thanks to all of the donors for helping save lives!By: Savannah Jackson
    Posted May 14, 2014, 8:20 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Upcoming Events May and June Events CNA Planning Mayv15th, 2014Auditorium Senior Picnic May 16th, 2014Harmon field Chorus Concert May 20th, 2014 Auditorium Band ConcertMay 22nd, 2014 Auditorium Underclassmen awards May 23rd, 2014Auditorium Miss ManMerica Final Exams May 24th, 2014June 2nd- June5th Football field By Kianna Petty-Davis
    Posted May 14, 2014, 11:53 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Teacher Spotlight Far Left: Maria Freeman and Brittney Staley Left: Laura Shew, Rhonda Hill, Loretta Jackson, Ann Magdalenski, Tina Muse, and John Paul McIntyrePhotos by: Alaina WatersAll teachers are special and deserve recognition, but this week I am putting the EC teachers under the spotlight.By: Alaina WatersMs. Rhonda Hill, Ms. Loretta Jackson, Ms. Tina Muse, Ms. Laura Shew, Ms. Brittney Staley, Ms. Ann Mags, Ms. Maria Freeman, and Mr. John Paul McIntyre is just a few out of a whole high school full of outstanding teachers. Just last week, April 25, our school competed in the Special Olympics, which was a great success. All of our EC students participated and had a wonderful time. Even though most of ...
    Posted May 9, 2014, 8:22 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Student Spotlight Beat: Sarah Phipps Left: Sarah Phipps is preparing for her speech at the Fifth Annual Chinese Speech Competition. Photo by: Monica WangLeft: Sarah Phipps gives her speech at NC State University. Photo by: Monica WangEvery month a student is chosen to be to be on the school website for student spotlight. For the month of May, Sarah Phipps was chosen. Phipps is a junior at Polk County High School. She competed in a Chinese competition through NC State University. One hundred and fifty students entered, 30 were chosen, and then she competed against 9 others. She won the Best Talent award.  Q: What contest did you compete in? A: Fifth annual Chinese speech competition through NC State University Confucius Institute.   Q ...
    Posted May 9, 2014, 7:59 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Blue Print Magazine is taking submissions Literary Magazine needs submissions from any PCHS student or faculty member.By: Savannah Jackson The literary magazine is taking submissions from PCHS students of art, photography, as well as any writing material. The deadline to turn in your submissions is Friday, May 19, 2014. The literary magazine will place these submissions in their magazine and it will be printed and available at the school at a later date.
    Posted May 1, 2014, 7:26 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • OUR PCHS SPECIAL OLYMPIC EVENT By:Sally ChavezOn April 24, 2014 PCHS held our annual Special Olympic Event. We owe a special thanks to Reece Schlabach, who was the main organizer, if it all, with the assistance of Mrs. Ollis. Schlabach gives me an inside look at what it takes to set up the Special Olympics. "I started preparing for this event back in pry early March. I met with Mrs. Ollis a lot just seeing what needs to be done. I went up to Hendersonville to watch their Special Olympic April 10, just to get a better feel for how it was going. The biggest thing that I had to do was get the groups together. With 130 volunteers it can be quite ...
    Posted May 1, 2014, 6:21 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • PCHS Spring Sports: Soccer and Track By: Lily OwensThe track and women’s soccer team is having a good season and have a bright future ahead of them. The JV soccer team is “working very hard to be successful,” said JV player, Emily Noland. Varsity is also doing very well. “This season is going great! I really think we have a chance at winning state! Everyone is also so nice, its like we’re all a family and I love that!” said varsity player, Scarlett Mosseller.           The track team is hard at work like usual and the results of it are showing. The men have won conference and the women placed second. “ This season is really going well.  We’re excited to see what’s ...
    Posted May 1, 2014, 6:23 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Shrek the Musical By: Savannah JacksonThis year the Tryon Little Theater, is doing the musical “Shrek.” The director for this play is  Chris Tinkler and the music director is Lena Duncan. The auditions for the play have already been held. The play will be performed July 10-13 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. “I felt pretty good [about auditions]. I think I had good pitch and I projected,” when asked how she felt about auditions. “[I think rehearsals will be] very professional and fun and I will meet a lot of people and I’m excited to put on a show for the community,” in response to how she thought rehearsals will go.
    Posted Apr 29, 2014, 7:54 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Student Spotlight Each month The Bite Staff chooses a student to highlight on the school website. Mercy Bowser was selected for April. Bowser is a freshman at Polk County High School. Bowsers favorite part of Special Olympics was the face painting.Q: What are your hobbies?A: My hobbies are sleeping, shopping, and hanging out with friends.Q: What do you like about Polk County High School?A: One thing I like about Polk County High School is that it provides a lot of opportunities. Q: What made you volunteer in Special Olympics?A: I volunteered for Special Olympics because I can work with the kids and ensure they have the best time.Q: What’s your favorite part about Special Olympics ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2014, 7:58 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • PCHS Student Spotlight Lyric Flood By: Lily Owens  The Bite staff has decided to randomly choose, with the assistance of front office staff, one student per week to highlight on the school website. This decision was made to highlight students for their individuality and achievements.           This week’s student was Lyric Flood who has just signed to Lenoir-Rhyne University to play soccer. Lyric is apart of the school varsity basketball and soccer teams. When she isn't playing sports, Lyric enjoys hanging out with friends and watching movies.
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 8:05 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • PCHS Staff Spotlight Mr.McIntyre By: Alana Waters                 When interviewing the teacher of the year, Mr.McIntyre he said the best thing about getting that title was easy, getting his own parking space at the front of the school. Going on to say he was very honored to be recognized by his colleagues. Mr. Pack, a close colleague of his, said, “I definitely feel he deserved the award. He shows how much he cares about his students beyond the classroom.”  During his free time he is still helping out. He participates in driver’s education, mentoring, and is an active member in church.
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 8:03 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Aladdin An Inside Look at the Spring PlayBy: Savannah JacksonThe spring play this year is Aladdin, it will be directed by Jacque Brown-Williams, and performed during the first week of April.This year Aladdin’s character will be a surprise, Jasmine will be played by Annette Echevarria, Jafar’s role was filled by Jared Durham, and the Genie will be Eli Jenkins. The premiere opening will be on April 3, 2014, the cast will also be performing on April 4-6. Tickets for Aladdin will be available at the door and will be sold for $8 for adults and $5 for students.   Ms. Brown-Williams said “it’s going fabulous!” When asked how rehearsals are going so ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 7:52 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Get informed Important Student Datesby: Courney MaceAdvocate class meetings in the auditorium: 11th: Thursday, Feb. 2710th: Wednesday, Feb. 269th: Friday, Feb. 28Senior group photo will be on Monday, March 3, at 11:00 a.m. in the auditoriumWinter Sports Team and Individual photos- Monday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. Schedule posted on Mrs. McCraw's door at room 147.Financial Aid Night will be at PCHS in the auditorium on Wed., Feb. 26, at 6:00 p.m.
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 7:44 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • National FFA Week FFA Brings PCHS Together by: Sally ChavezFebruary 17 to February 21 was the National FFA organization week. FFA is a growing organization that has been around since 1928. FFA teaches “premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.” Brianna Dill, the president of the FFA encourages students to participate in this club. “Students should join FFA if they enjoy hands on learning, love being outside, eating, competing, and if they want to make a difference in the world because farming is definitely an under-appreciated calling in our world today.”   
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 7:32 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • Student Services Important Dates for September and October: Student Services Important Dates:September 16: PSAT sign ups begin All Jostens class ring orders taken at lunch and from 3:00-5:30 after school in cafeteriaSeptember 23: Senior Meeting during Advocate in Auditorium to order graduation items and for make-up ring orders October 1: Jostens Senior orders and make-up ring orders dueOctober 10: Wolverine Festival October 11: Homecoming, No School for Students, Work Day for TeachersOctober 16: PSATOctober 18: Makeup Pictures in Media CenterOctober 23: PLAN test, Sophomores onlyOctober 31: Half Day for StudentsSAT & ACT Important DatesSAT DatesTest DateRegular RegistrationLate Registration**October 5, 2013September 6, 2013September 20, 2013November 2, 2013October 3 ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2013, 10:16 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • New Kids on the Farm A pleasant new surprise has come to PCHS: baby goats. While all of the school was in the auditorium for the club assembly, baby goats were born in the school's barn. Two of the baby goats were born yesterday, September 10, while the other two were born today, September 11.  By: Elizabeth WalkerPhoto submitted by Ashley Gilbert
    Posted Sep 13, 2013, 6:17 AM by Katherine McCraw
  • PSAT and PLAN Dates The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in the media center.  Sign ups will begin September 16, in Student Services.  Seats are limited.The 10th Grade PLAN test will be given on October 23, 2013.Any questions contact Student Services.
    Posted Sep 12, 2013, 1:04 PM by Katherine McCraw
  • Underclassmen Portraits Underclassmen photos will be taken, Friday, September 13 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the media center.  Students may order at the time of their photo or these photos can be ordered later online using the pass code students will be given the day of the photo. Advocate teachers have a listing of the times students will take their photos.  If underclassmen miss their photo, there will be a makeup day, on Friday, Oct. 18.  
    Posted Sep 12, 2013, 12:47 PM by Katherine McCraw
  • SAT & ACT Important Dates SAT DatesTest DateRegular RegistrationLate Registration**October 5, 2013September 6, 2013September 20, 2013November 2, 2013October 3, 2013October 18, 2013SAT Fees: $51.00                                                                         ** Late/Change Fees:$27.50ACT DatesTest DateRegular RegistrationLate Registration**September 21, 2013August 23, 2013August 24-September 6, 2013October 26, 2013September 27, 2013September 28- October 11, 2013December 14, 2013November 8, 2013November 9-22, 2013ACT Test Fees- $36.50 with No Writing $52.50 with Writing   **Late Fee- $23.00PSAT- Wednesday, October 16th 2013
    Posted Sep 9, 2013, 2:51 PM by Katherine McCraw
  • Student Services Important Dates By: Emily WalkerSeptember 9th: Jostens class ring meeting for Juniors only September 16th: PSAT sign ups begin All Jostens class ring orders taken at lunch and from 3:00-5:30 after school in cafeteriaSeptember 23: Senior Meeting during Advocate in Auditorium to order graduation items and for make-up ring orders October 1st: Jostens Senior orders and make-up ring orders due
    Posted Sep 9, 2013, 2:50 PM by Katherine McCraw
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