Panther News

Week of September 28th - October 2nd

This week at Polk Nation

This week lots of great things happened here at Polk Nation! On Friday, September 25th, Polk teachers and staff received cookies and milk from CFB for their amazing work! Last Monday our 7th and 8th Grade Lady Panthers played their hearts out on the court during their first game of the season against the Blalack Bears. We are so proud ladies! Keep working hard! Our 7th-grade Volleyball Players of the Week are #9 Kelly Phan and #11 Carolynn Blue. The 8th-grade Volleyball Players of the week are #6 Isabel Flores and #1 Hannah Brown. Our Student of the Month is Hannah Brown, and our Teacher of the Month is Ms.Wilbanks! Congratulations everyone! Football season is about to begin so make sure to purchase your tickets before they're gone. The first football game will be on October 8th. Our 8th grade and 7th-grade boys will both be playing against Bush here at Polk. Good luck! Polk Nation, make sure to wear your spirit wear every Friday to show your school spirit!
Thursday, Oct 1

Volleyball Recap

Last Monday, our 7th grade Lady Panthers began their season with an away game against the Blalack Bears. Both A-Team and B-Team put on an eminent fight during the game. On Thursday, October 1st our 8th-grade volleyball team also played against the Blalack Bears at Blalack. They performed exceptionally and we could not be any prouder of both teams. Congratulations ladies, we are proud of you!
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Volleyball Players of the Week

Our 7th-grade Volleyball Players of the Week are #9 Kelly Phan and #11 Carolynn Blue, and our 8th-grade Volleyball Players of the Week are #1 Hannah Brown and #6 Isabel Flores! These driven athletes performed remarkable plays during their game against Blalack. Congratulations ladies!

Student Of The Month

This week's Student of the Month is Hannah Brown! Hannah is an 8th-grade leader here at Polk. She is involved in many electives including, advanced choir, volleyball, and journalism. She is a skilled photographer and writer, a very talented singer, and an outstanding volleyball player. Hannah is always encouraging and supporting others and she is a kindhearted person.

Here are a few things some teachers had to say about her:

"Hannah is one of the most kind and caring students I've ever had the pleasure to work with. She is incredibly talented in so many ways but stays humble. Her sweet spirit is a light in the choir room, at Polk, and in the community. We are so proud of Hannah for being chosen as the student of the 9 weeks!" - Mrs.Liburd

"Hannah is very kind and helpful to all students. She always has a smile for those she sees, and it is contagious. She works hard and does great work and is a great leader in the classroom, and around the school. I am so happy to have her in class this year." - Ms.Peeler

Teacher Of The Month

Congratulations to 6th Grade Science Teacher Ms.Wilbanks on being voted Teacher of the Nine Weeks! Here is what she had to say about being Polk's Teacher of the Nine Weeks:

Hello! I am Ms. Wilbanks, and this is my 7th year teaching at Polk! I have been teaching 6th grade Science for most of that time, and I absolutely love it! It is so much fun to help kids navigate through their first year in Middle School with us! Science is such a fun subject too, you get to learn about the world around you and why things do what they do! This year I have been so impressed with the drive and eagerness to learn and overcome all of the struggles and newness that our students have shown! Polk is truly a community with amazing students, teachers, administrators, staff, everyone here! It feels like home here and I have felt so loved with this nomination, thank you all for it and for being so kind and sweet!


Football season is starting soon! On Tuesday, October 8th, our 8th-grade, and 7th-grade football teams will be playing against Bush here at Polk. The game will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 7:00 pm. If you would like to purchase tickets visit, click on "Tickets" on the top banner, and select "Online Tickets for CFB Sports". Only one football game will occur each week. Games and events are listed under the Home School website. Good luck boys!

School Spirit Friday!

Polk Nation make sure to wear your Polk spirit wear each Friday to show your school spirit! Here are some Polk teachers showing off their school spirit!

Fabulous Friday

On Friday, September 25th, our hard-working teachers and staff received cookies and milk from CFB for their amazing work! Thank you CFB for making Friday even more fabulous here at Polk!

Polk PTSA Spirit Wear

Members of Polk PTSA you can purchase spirit wear on the Polk PTSA website Get yours now before its gone! The deadline is on October 12 and delivery will be available by October 23. Remote learners will have curbside pick up days!

Technology Assistance

Technology Service Repair Assistance: Mondays & Thursday Only

The Newman Smith Technology helpdesk is offered Mondays and Thursdays for virtual students. Traditional students must complete a student SOS on campus and will get help from the Library.

Parents and students will stay in their car, and district staff will follow all safety precautions prescribed for this situation. For additional questions, you can email or call the Technology Helpdesk, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 972-968-HELP (4357).

Yearbook Pre-Sales

We are officially open for Yearbook Pre-Sales for the 2020-21 Yearbook "Think Outside The Box"! Buy yours now for only $20.00! Prices will increase and only 150 yearbooks are available. You can purchase your yearbook here:


Monday, October 5th: 7th Grade V-Ball vs. Bush

Tuesday, October 6th: 8th Grade and 7th Grade Football vs. Bush

Thursday, October 8th: 8th Grade V-Ball vs. Bush

Friday, October 9th: Staff Development - No School

And Remember... You're One Day Closer to College!