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Weather Update - School Closed for Students Friday, January 19th

1/19 no school

Technology Night


Youngs Grove Elementary School will be hosting Technology Night, on Tuesday, January 23, from 5:30 until 7:00. Parents and students  can enjoy Sphero robots and experience the Star Lab. Everyone will need a ticket to enter the Star Lab, and tickets are free! Be sure to arrive in time to join one of the small groups for this indoor simulation of our universe. Parents can also use computers to access links for homework help. Come join the fun!

Miss Polk County! - Fundraiser for PCCCA Dental Science Program

miss polk coiunty

*click for PDF


Author Contest

Jan Brett

Jan Brett is one of Youngs Grove's favorite authors and illustrators. She is holding an online contest and will visit the school with the most entries. Click the picture or the link below to enter. You will need to enter our school name and address - Youngs Grove Elementary School, 601 Wooten Road, Cedartown, GA 30125. Only one entry per email address. Help us get to meet this wonderful author/illustrator--or, at least, win more of her books! 

Countdown to Christmas



Christmas Break December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018.

christmas break

Student Make Up Day - January 8, 2018

snow day

*Click here for PDF

The 2017 Annual Canned Food Drive is HERE!!! We will be collecting through November 15th.

Canned Food drive


Red Ribbon Week


Too Close to Ignore: The Crisis of Alcohol and Opioid Addiction

Willowbrooke at Floyd is offering a free educational event in Floyd and Polk counties in November to help members of the public learn more about the alcohol and opiod addiction crisis. This event will include a question-answer session with therapists and counselors on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of addiction and where to get help.

Willowbrooke at Floyd

CHS Cheer Princess Party

Cheer Princess Party

Tribute to Det. Kristen Hearne

Det. Hearne



Road Closings Due to Law Enforcement Activity 9/29/17

The Polk County Police Department has indicated that the following roads are closed for an indefinite amount of time this afternoon:

Short Road
John Redding Road
Seab Green Road
Friendship Road
Highway 100
Cave Springs Road
Santa Claus Mountain Road

The following bus numbers are not allowed to deliver to these roads:

If your residence is located on these roads, your child will remain at their school. Please feel free to pick your child up at this time. Personnel will remain at school until we are given clearance to run these routes. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the safety of our students is our top priority.

Scholastic Book Fair This Week!

Book Fair Info

Fall Pictures

Picture Day

Fall Pictures will be Friday, September 22. 

Smile BIG and say cheese!

Adopt-a-Classroom for Hurricane Harvey Relief


At Youngs Grove it is our mission to help children grow into successful citizens. Becoming a successful citizen includes helping others. We have decided to help other students and teachers who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Our school has adopted close to 15 classrooms in the hurricane affected areas, and we will be collecting school supplies from now until September 15 to send their way.

True to a teacher’s heart, most teachers are asking for things for their students, such as hygienic supplies and backpacks. Basic school supplies are also in demand! We would appreciate your participation and contribution to help these disaster areas begin to move forward.

You can donate supplies to our front office to include in our supply drive through September 15. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of YOUR child's life and for helping us change the life for a child in need!

EARLY RELEASE - Cedartown Schools




August 21st Eclipse


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New Employee Orientation

               New Teacher   

Media Center Summer Hours

media center Youngs Grove Media Center will be open on a few Wednesday mornings during the summer. Students may check out and return books, read books for summer reading, and use the computers to login and read on myOn. Visit the Media Center between 10 am and 12 noon on Wednesday, June 14 and 21 and July 19. Don't forget to also check out the Summer Reading Program at the Cedartown Public Library. 

CMS 6th Grade Preview 2017

6th grade preview

CMS Basketball Cheerleaders

Cedartown Middle School will be holding tryouts for Basketball Cheerleaders on May 24 and 25, 3:30 -cheerleader 5:00, in the CMS gym.  You must have a physical from a doctor to participate. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Angie Corn at acorn@polk.k12.ga.us. Fifth grade girls who will be attending CMS next fall are eligible to try out. 


CHS Cheer Clinic

megaphoneThe Cedartown High School Varsity Cheerleaders will be holding their annual cheer clinic June 5-7, from 9am - 12pm. Registration is May 22, from 5-8 pm, at CHS.  The cost is $40. All participants will receive a t-shirt. This year's theme is SuperCheerleaders!

Relay for Life "Beauty" Pageant

Who will represent Youngs Grove in the Relay for Life "Beauty" Pageant? Will it be...

  Styles     Bentley     Johnson 

           Stylicia....                                She-Batastic.....                   or   Musical Mama?
Students are donating their quarters to vote for their favorite contestant. Voting will end on Friday, May 5. The winner will participate in the Relay for Life "Beauty" Pageant at the Polk County Fair Grounds on May 6. All money raised will support our Youngs Grove Relay for Life team to help cancer patients in Polk County.

Cedar Valley Arts Festival

Arts Festival

First Grade Authors

Brannon Brewster

                        Mrs. Brannon's class                                                Mrs. Brewster's class

Hicks Nails

                           Mrs. Hicks' class                                                     Mrs. Nails' class

Youngs Grove recently celebrated the writing talents of our 1st grade students. These student authors chose some of their favorite works to read to an audience of special guests, including Polk School District administrators and Youngs Grove administrators and staff.

Read More
CMS Volleyball Tryouts

Fifth grade girls have the opportunity to try out for the Cedartown Middle School Volleyball team. Tryouts will be held this spring, but you must have a current physical to try out. For more information, please contact Coach Sheffield at jshefffield@polk.k12.ga.us. 

CMS Volleyball

Field Day T-Shirts

TField Dayhe deadline for purchasing field day t-shirts has been extended until Friday, April 21. All orders must be placed by noon. T-shirts are only $10, and each grade has selected its color. Please return your order form and money to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday.

Field Day for PreK through 2nd grade will be on Thursday, May 18. Field Day for Grades 3 - 5 will be on Wednesday, May 17. 


Miss Bulldog Pageant 2017


Speech Contest

Contest Winners

Youngs Grove 5th grade students competed in the annual Modern Woodmen of America Speech Contest. The topic for this year's event was "what it means to be a hero." Mackenzie Liepelt, center, was awarded first place in the contest. Mackenzie Terry, left, received 2nd place, and John Alvin Kelley, right, received 3rd place. Other student finalists are shown below: (2nd row) Briley Mathis, Peyton Clay, Katelyn Smith; (back row) Braylon James, and Kirsten Johnson.  


Spring Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete our Spring Title I Parent Survey. 


Click here for the survey in English.

Click here for the survey in Spanish.

CMS Cheerleading Tryouts

A mandamegaphonetory meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 5:30, in the CMS Cafeteria for anyone interested in trying out for Cedartown Middle School Competition / Football Cheerleading. A parent and the interested student must attend. Tryouts will be held March 29-31 at CMS. Click here for the tryout flyer.

Read Across America

Grab your hat and read with the Cat for the 20th annual celebration of Read Across America Week! Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. Join us as we commemorate the birthday of this beloved children's author. Our daily themes relate to some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. 

Read Across America

Happy Camper Book Fair




The Scholastic Happy Camper Book Fair will be at Youngs Grove from February 13-17. The Book Fair will be open from 8:15 - 4:00 each day. Online shopping is also available until February 24 at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/youngsgroveelementaryschool1 

Click here for daily themes and activities. Come along for S’more fun with books!


Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee winners

Youngs Grove Elementary School recently crowned a new Spelling Bee Champion. Kambree Crenshaw, fifth grade student, won the Spelling Bee by correctly spelling precursor in the 17th round of the competition. Kason Zuker, fourth grade student, was named runner-up. Kambree and Kason battled for ten rounds as the final two spellers, correctly spelling words such as quashedauctiongnarled, and paisley, until only Kambree remained. Kambree will represent Youngs Grove in the Polk School District Spelling Bee.

Spelling Bee participants

Participants in the YGES Spelling Bee were all winners in their classroom spelling bees. Fourth grade participants were Trace Baker, Carson Branch, Dailyn Calhoun, Melanie Garcia, Mikalah Hoxie, Tydon Huckaby, Jackson Kemp, Peyton Ledbetter, Malachi Macedonia, Jay O'Neal, Hannah Pruitt, Jaycee Robinson, Ester Sanchez, Patricia Segura, Caitlin Staib, Christine Tatum, and Kason Zuker. Fifth grade participants were Waylon Bevins, Trantham Canania, Kambree Crenshaw, Faith Head, Maggie Hooie,  John Alvin Kelley, Makenzie Liepelt, Jacqueline Lucas, Adelyn Lyles, Da'Najia Lynch, Ella Purser, Levi Stegall, Mackenzie Terry, Braxton Whisenant, and Anthony Wilson.

Funeral for Detective Kristen Hearne


Join us at our PTO Meeting!


Countdown to Christmas!


Youngs Grove loves the holidays! We have planned many exciting events as we countdown to Christmas break:

  • Hat Day - Tuesday, December 5 - Pay $1 to wear a hat to support our new Student Council
  • Christmas Sock Day - Thursday, December 7 - Wear your crazy Christmas socks!
  • Snowman Day - Thursday, December 14 - Dress like Frosty or wear him on your shirt
  • Polar Express Day - Friday, December 15 - Roll out of bed and come on to school in your favorite school appropriate PJs. Please wear real shoes. smiley
  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Day - Monday, December 18 - Dress like Grandma, Reindeer, St. Nick, or another character from the song!

Countdown to Christmas (continued!)
  • Tacky Christmas Sweater Competition - Tuesday, December 19 - Prizes for the top three tackiest Christmas sweaters!
  • Grinch Day - Wednesday, December 20 - Cindyloo and Grinches, too--everyone is welcome in Whooville!
  • Winter Wonderland Christmas Lunch - Thursday, December 21 - Thank you to our cafeteria ladies for preparing a special meal for our students!
  • Get Ready for Christmas - Friday, December 22 - Early release
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25 - Enjoy the holiday with your family
  • New Year's Day - Monday, January 1 - Celebrate the start of 2018!
  • Back to School - Monday, January 8 - All students and staff return for learning in the new year! 

Online Book Fair

wild west

Did you miss out on your favorite author or book series at the Scholastic Wild West Book Fair? You can still shop online until October 6. All online orders ship FREE to the school after the Online Fair has ended. Click here to access our Online Fair or find us at scholastic.com/fair. You'll find an expanded selection for ALL ages--preschoolers to adult, and you can search for books by category, grade, reading level, and price. Best of all, every purchase benefits our school. 

Don't get caught without a book!

Fall Carnival & Spooky Science Night

Fall CarnivalSpooky Science

Come and join us at our annual Fall Carnival & Spooky Science Night on Thursday, October 5 from 5:00-7:00. This is a huge event with lots of festivities and activities for our students and families.

We hope to see you there!

State of Georgia Reading Campaign

 Get Georgia Reading
                                               CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE                                               

Chick-fil-A Calendar Fundraiser

Calendar fundraiser



Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Mrs. Sharon Carter, Youngs Grove Elementary's Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Carter teaches second grade and is a highly respected teacher in our school and community. She always maintains a positive attitude and she has a passion for teaching students. She works diligently to meet students' needs and we are lucky to have her as part of our family. Congratulations!

SPLOST VI - Continuation of the One Cent Sales Tax




Morning Tutoring Available

Morning tutoring available at 7;30

Youngs Grove Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

PTO Logo

Are you interested in joining our PTO here at The Grove? We would love your participation! It is our hope to grow our PTO into a larger and more active part of our school culture so that we can celebrate the hard work and success of our students and teachers. 

Email Kiley Thompson (Principal) at kiley.thompson@polk.k12.ga.us if you are interested.

You can also call Mrs. Thompson at 678-901-4294.

Contact Us
Youngs Grove Elementary School 601 Wooten Rd.
Cedartown, GA 30125
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Phone: 678-901-4294
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