Attention parents with students entering 7th grade next year!
If you have a student entering 7th grade for the 2014-2015 school year they will need three immunizations before school begins in August!
Be sure to mention this if you take your child to their pediatrician. Please return a copy to the clinic so their records can be updated.
The following vaccinations are required:
• Tdap booster within the last 5 years
• Varicella – two doses
• Meningococcal (MCV4)
Note: It is Texas State Law that all students have these immunizations before entry to 7th grade. Your student will not be able to receive their schedule until their records have been updated.
On June 1, 2014, CW3 Patrick Burg presented Mrs. Stevens with a framed certificate and a US Flag he flew in a mission in honor of the Tech Apps students for the letters they wrote in support of his squadron.
Symphonic Orchestra, our varsity orchestra here at Polk, received the highest possible ratings at the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest on March 7th. They received straight ones from all 6 judges, resulting in Superior ratings in Concert as well as in Sightreading, earning our group the coveted Sweepstakes award.
Congratulations to Ted Polk Middle School's
Sara Brown and Aliana Rivera
on their winning entries for
DART's Off We Go 2014 student art contest.
Over 700 students' art pieces were in consideration for awards.
Polk's dynamic duo will be recognized at the Dallas Museum of Art on April 12 at a ceremony. Their winning entries will be on display from April 5-April 20 at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Nonetheless, when I was admitted into your class I was a just a kid with no real understanding of the western world as I had moved from India not to long before being enrolled in your class. However, I remember your class was more than just a class of learning sentence structures and ice parties if your achieved a certain grade on a test (which was by the way every students goal in that class). I briefly recall you taking me and fellow student mike over to your home and teaching us table manners, which I still use today and give you credit for. Your class quickly became the only class I looked forward to on the short bus ride to school; you and Miss Boylen collectively helped me not only just learn English, but get on the football team, get a exposure to Arts and music.
The reason I am writing you this long overdue email is because, I will be writing Law School entrance exams later this year, and as I was preparing my references and necessary forms, I was asked to write a paper titled "My Self Being”. In the paper I have to portray why I wanted to go to law school and how I have prepared myself for the challenges ahead. At this point I knew how I had prepared myself, but it had occurred to me at that moment that you, Ms. Boylen, and your whole class had thought me to understand the western world. I wouldn’t be here in this place if you and Ms. Boylen equally didn’t put in the effort to teach a small brown boy values, discipline along with English as a second language of course.
I thought I send you a long overdue email, thanking you and Miss Boylen for work you have done and continue to do. It makes a difference in a kids lives and I’m living example of that. I hope all else is well with you and your family, and all is well with Ms. Boylen and family, hopefully in the next coming years when I finally do make a return trip to Dallas we can all meet and catch up.
My mother and I were at IHOP this morning and there was a group of students dressed up so I assumed they were high school students going to UIL. You could have knocked both of us over with a feather when we found out they were from Polk Middle School. They were so well behaved and so well mannered. As a former middle school teacher and a C-FBISD Ambassador it made me proud. Too often principals get complaints of kids so I wanted to make sure you got this compliment loud and clear! - Peggi Babick, C-FBISD Community Ambassador
Great to walk into a school with such a pleasant atmosphere! Go Panthers!