Updated 2015-2016 School Calendars
At their February meeting, the Polk County Board of Education approved the
updated 2015-2016 school calendars.
Links to the calendars can be found at: http://calendar.polkschools.org
School Superintendent Application
The Polk County Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent to lead the Polk County Schools. Candidates must have or be qualified to hold a Superintendent license in North Carolina. Prior experience or a doctoral degree is preferred but not required. The individual chosen will be required to live in Polk County.
Questions should be directed to: Chris Campbell, Campbell Shatley, PLLC, 674 Merrimon Ave., Suite 210, Asheville, NC 28804; Phone (828) 378-0064 or e-mail email@example.com
Polk County Schools Superintendent William J. Miller announcednight that he plans to retire prior to the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
At a specially called meeting of the Polk County Board of Education, Miller informed the board of his intent to retire effective. Miller has been superintendent of Polk County Schools since April 1, 2004, and has served more than 30 years in the district.
"This has been a difficult decision and time for me," Miller said. "The opportunity to serve as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent in the community and school system where I grew up has been the joy of my life.
"I leave with nothing but the best of memories. I will always cherish the relationships I have had with board members, administrators, teachers, parents and, most of all, students. This is a special place and it has been my honor to be a small part of it."
Speaking on behalf of the Polk County Board of Education, Chairman Geoffrey M. Tennant said the board has retained the Asheville law firm of Campbell Shatley, PLLC to assist in the search for a new superintendent. The board will begin accepting applications from both internal and external candidates immediately and hopes to be able to name a new superintendent no later than.
"This brings to an end a distinguished and exemplary career in public education," Tennant said. "Polk County schools have benefited from his dedication to and genuine concern for students and staff as well as our community. He has served as a teacher and coach, a principal, a central office administrator and finally as our superintendent. He also served briefly with the Western Regional Education Service Alliance. Mr. Miller has spent thirty plus years serving the public schools and our students.
"His expertise, compassion and dedication will be sorely missed. Those who have had the opportunity to have their lives touched by this remarkable man are indeed far richer for that experience. The entire board wishes Mr. Miller the very best in the future and thanks him for his extraordinary service to the young people of Polk County and to our community as a whole."
Miller, a graduate of Tryon High School, earned his bachelor's degree in secondary education at Wingate University and a master's in secondary education administration at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. After serving on the men's basketball staff at Wingate, he began his teaching career as a social studies teacher and basketball coach at Tryon High School. He later served as principal of Polk County High School and as the district's personnel director and assistant superintendent before becoming its superintendent in 2004.
Miller was recently named the Western Region Superintendent of the Year for the second time and also completed in July a two-year term as president of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors.
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The PCHS Wolverines will start their season with the Wolverine Jamboree (Scrimmage) on August 11, 2014. To see the full Varsity and Junior Varsity Football schedule, click on the link below.
Under the direction of their new coach, Molly Corhn, the Lady Wolverines will take on West Henderson in their first match on August 19th. Click on the link below to see the full schedule.
Polk County Wolverine sporting events will be broadcast online at www.teamline.cc Once you are on the site enter Polk County in the search box to be taken to the Wolverine broadcasts. If you can not access the events online, you can also hear the broadcasts using your phone for a $5 fee.