Student Pictures Scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9thUnderclassmen pictures are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9th in the media center. Information from Lifetouch will be sent home through your student's advocate class during the first week of school. These pictures are very important because they are used in the yearbook. The only make-up day will be Friday, Oct. 7th. Both underclassmen and senior make-up pictures will be done that day. Seniors!! If you did not get your pictures done during the summer, Oct. 7th will be the only make-up day here at the school. If you do not get it made here, you will have to schedule a time with Lifetouch and go to Arden, NC, on one of their make-up days.**Cap ...
Posted Aug 24, 2016, 12:37 PM by Jayne Hoerner
Yearbooks Now on Sale for Only $55.00--But only until Sept. 15th!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 jostensyearbooks.com or pay for your book at school.The price will go up as the year progresses, with the final price being $75. Go online, and you can make a partial payment now, and a final payment later in the year. So, take advantage of the low price of $55 "back-to-school" offer NOW and REAP the rewards in May when the yearbook "revealing" takes place!! Parents of seniors, please remember that you can "surprise" your senior with a recognition/senior ad starting at the low price ...
Posted Aug 22, 2016, 1:39 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
Shrek the MusicalBy: 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 SpotlightLyric FloodBy: 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 SpotlightMr.McIntyreBy: 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
AladdinAn 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 informedImportant 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 FarmA 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 DatesThe 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 PortraitsUnderclassmen 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 DatesSAT 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 DatesBy: 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
Mixing it up a bitLet’s go to Arabia Next year the PCHS Marching Band is mixing things up a bit. The marching show is Arabian. It is going to be a spectacular show and there are great expectations for next year's marching season. There’s a lot of work that goes into making the marching season happen from making are the props for guard, uniforms for marchers, and the routines for competitions. The show was written by Mathew Putnam, who wrote our most recent show the "Wicked Women of Oz". When asked what she thought of the show, freshman, Grace Marshall said, "I am ready for this show. It coordinates with the spring play. It, also, has Arabian music, which is my ...
Posted May 3, 2013, 10:37 AM by Katherine McCraw
Important Events for MayMonday, May 6: AP Psychology ExamWednesday, May 8: AP Calculus ExamThursday, May 9: Jostens will be delivering the senior items to the school during all three lunches. Vote for the student council.Friday, May 10: AP English Language Saturday, May 11: Saturday school Monday, May 13: AP Biology Wednesday, May 16: AP World History Friday, May 17: Senior cookoutSaturday, May 18: Prom Friday, 24: Underclassmen AwardBy: Bryce Martin
Posted May 3, 2013, 8:58 AM by Katherine McCraw
Teacher SpotlightJenny Wolfe What is your favorite class? I like teaching Civics. Why do you like teaching?Opportunity to give back to community and help others reach their goals. Why do you like coaching track?I like coaching because I like helping kids reach their goals and, also, working with kids. How long have you been coaching and teaching? I have been teaching for about 16 years and coaching for about 21 years. Jennifer AllsbookWhy do you like teaching Biology? It’s fun, and I’ve been teaching for 21 years.What is your favorite class to teach (Biology 1 , Biology 1 honors, Or AP Biology)? I don’t have a favorite. I like the depth we go into in ...
Posted Apr 19, 2013, 6:15 AM by Katherine McCraw
Look out Oklahoma here they come!The PCHS land judging team is headed to nationals.The Polk County High School land judging team finished first in the North Carolina FFA Land Judging competition April 5-6. This is the youngest PCHS team with two sophomores and two juniors, Caleb Brown, Elena Preston, Mackenzie McCool, and Caley Modlin. They will be heading to Oklahoma, where the national competition will be held, April 30 to May 2. Article by Caitlin Edwards
Posted Apr 19, 2013, 6:01 AM by Katherine McCraw
Hey PCHS, great job showing your talentPolk’s students come out and show their true talentThe annual spring talent show at PCHS was Thursday, March 28, and was a fantastic representation of our school. There were so many diverse acts and talented performers. The show was a base-dropping, glowing, Moroccan shaking time, and full of guitar playing singer songwriters. Junior Jacob Elliott explained, “I really enjoyed getting to perform in front of everyone, and to share the love.” Ms. Mirasola was in charge of the show and held after school rehearsals. Senior Laura Durham said, “ I loved it! I thought it was the best talent show we have ever had!” Due to the amount of cheers and clapping, that went along with the production ...
Posted Apr 19, 2013, 5:47 AM by Katherine McCraw
Important DatesBy: Bryce Martin April:19, Special Olympics, will be at the PCHS football stadium, beginning at 8:35 a.m.22-26 Spring Break May:Wednesday, May 1 yearbooks are $70. Saturday, May 4, Miss PCHS, in the high school auditorium at 8:00 p.m.Thursday, May 9, there will be a Blood Drive, and Jostens will be at PCHS to deliver senior stuff.Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day Friday, May 17, is the senior cookout at Harmon Field.Saturday, May 18, is the prom, and will be held at USC Upstate, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Posted Apr 16, 2013, 11:31 AM by Katherine McCraw
Want to Learn a New Language PCHS?Mrs.Wang Yi teaches students about China’s diverse culture The Polk County High School foreign language program has expanded in the last two years and added a Chinese program. The program teaches students about the diverse food, language, and culture of the Chinese people. Freshman Emma Wagoner commented, “I love being in Chinese two because I enjoy connecting with different people and friends and I enjoy learning about the culture.” Students get to travel to Asiana restaurant located in Asheville, N.C. during the semester and try different types of cuisine. It is a great opportunity for students to branch out and try something new. The Chinese classes go from level one which just deals with the basics of ...
Posted Apr 18, 2013, 11:23 AM by Katherine McCraw
Hey PCHS, get your inner science on!Take a step inside the world of Science Olympiad.PCHS Science Olympiad has competed for twelve years and placed top three in eleven of those twelve years. They have gone to state competition ten times and went against some of the best schools in the state. This year they will be going to the state competition on April 26-27, 2013. The competition will include twenty-two different events, were the students will either construct devices that carry out specific jobs, or compete in lab-based events. Also, the construction events include boomilever, elastic powered gliders, trajectory, mission impossible, and gravity vehicle. Information submitted by Jennifer Allsbrook.
Posted Apr 15, 2013, 9:54 AM by Katherine McCraw
PCHS Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Campbell and Josh HillDoug CampbellMr. Campbell loves being a teacher, he loves working with teenagers. His favorite class that he has this semester is Advocate. He loves math, he said, “It helps because I’m good at it, and it’s like little puzzles.” Also, he has been working here for about 13 years. Josh HillMr. Hill enjoys being the director of ARC, because he likes helping students that are struggling in traditional school. He has been the director for at least 5 years now. Article and photos by Kali Rodriguez
Posted Apr 18, 2013, 11:35 AM by Katherine McCraw
Acting upTheater gone mad By: Brieann Seaman In theater students are making an extreme effort to meet their deadline. Students are rushing around trying to get props done for the school play “Cinderella.”Freshman Hannah Brown stated that her favorite thing about theater is the chance “to improve.”Along with doing the play props, the theater students are also doing games and activities to get them used to being in front of the audience.
Posted Apr 15, 2013, 9:54 AM by Katherine McCraw
PCHS Vocal Impressions Rise to the TopA spotlight on Ms. Anna Marie Kuether’s fifth period stars.By: Katie SamsThe PCHS Vocal Impressions is a group of audition students that want to further their musical education. They are a dedicated group and truly love to express their musical talent. “I love the fun atmosphere and working with other great singers,”commente, junior, Andrew Suber. The group travels to many different competitions, such as Disney World, and attend different local choral clinics at places, like Gardner-Webb University and Mars Hill College. The Vocal Impressions group is a traditional SATB chorus meaning that there is a soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. They are truly an amazing group of high schoolers that can blend and harmonize beautifully
Posted Apr 15, 2013, 9:39 AM by Katherine McCraw
Passions of PCHSA glimpse of student livesBy: Molly Nelson Junior Donte’ Poston, junior Genna Miller, and freshman Rayven Yoder may all share the same birthday, February 27, but that is about where their similarities end. Yoder said, “I am passionate about basketball and football.” Whereas one of Poston’s favorite pastimes is dirtbiking. Junior Genna Miller said, “I love cheerleading.” Whether you enjoy scuba diving, collecting stamps, or taming tigers, you are welcome here at PCHS. Stay original students!
Posted Mar 1, 2013, 11:37 AM by Katherine McCraw
Are you ready to show your talent?The Polk County High School spring talent show is fast approachingBy: Caitlin EdwardsIf you think you have talent, come tryout for the spring talent show. Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, March 19, in the auditorium at 3:10 p.m. Rehearsals for the show will be on Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27. Finally the talent show will be on Thursday, March 28. Also get ready for a four day weekend, students will be out of school March 29, 30, 31, and April 1.
Posted Feb 26, 2013, 12:16 PM by Katherine McCraw
Wicked Women of OzTake a trip to Oz with all the wicked womenBy: Brieann SeamanThis football season the marching band, the PCHS Cadets, had a spectacular show called the “Wicked Women of Oz.” The show was based on three musicals that some of you might be familiar with, the “Wizard of Oz,” “Wicked,” and “The Wiz.” The PCHS Cadet musical show was written by Matthew Putnam, who is the band director at the middle school. Senior John McAbee said,“Going places to show off our talent to people at different places” was his favorite part of the competition season. But for sophomore Elizabeth Dechant her favorite part of the show was “the second song because it was a slow ballad.” The ...
Posted Mar 1, 2013, 11:29 AM by Katherine McCraw