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Atkinson Advancing to Regional “Battle of the Books”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (April 8, 2019) – Atkinson Elementary’s reader leaders emerged victorious in last week’s district “Battle of the Books” competition, and on April 25 will advance to the Regional Elementary Battle of the Books – the highest competition level currently in the N.C. School Library Media Association’s “Battle of the Books” Elementary division. Kicking […]

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HES Sends 1st Team to NC Science Olympiad, Snags Awards

For years, preparing for and competing in the NC Science Olympiad has been an annual springtime activity for several of Henderson County Public Schools’ middle and high schools. This year, one elementary school joined in – for the first time ever – and placed 6th overall. On March 23, Hendersonville Elementary’s inaugural NC Science Olympiad […]

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HHS Mock Trial Team Advances to State Comp, Wins Awards

Following their regional win in February, the Hendersonville High School “Cats” mock trial team competed March 8-9 in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice High School Mock Trial Competition at Campbell Law School in Raleigh, N.C. and earned multiple awards. Operated by the Carolina Center for Civic Education (CCCE) and the North Carolina Advocates for […]

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Families Invited to Kindergarten Readiness Rally on Tuesday, April 2

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 26, 2019) – Children turning 5 on or before Aug. 31 will need to register for April 9-11, but first they can meet their teachers and climb aboard a big yellow school bus at the Kindergarten Readiness Rally on April 2! Presented by Smart Start Partnership for Children and Henderson County Public […]

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Students Take a Stand Against Substance Abuse Through “We Are Hope” Week

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 21, 2019) – In partnership with HopeRx, students in Henderson County Public Schools’ four middle and six high schools are taking a public stand against substance abuse during the week-long “We Are Hope” campaign April 8-12, just before Spring Break. The campaign – and the students leading the substance abuse awareness events in […]

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Community Invited to Berrian All-County Orchestra Spring Festival

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 19, 2019) – Led by guest conductor Jennie Quinn, 7th and 8th grade students in Henderson County Public Schools’ four middle school orchestras will come together in a spirit of collaboration for the annual Berrian All-County Orchestra Spring Festival on Tuesday, March 26, at Blue Ridge Community College. Featuring middle school musicians […]

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Global Lens Club Observes International Women’s Day

The bell hadn’t yet rung for the school day to begin, but on Friday morning in Jessica Eblen’s classroom, 20 Hendersonville High students were actively engaged in discussions about gender equality, marginalized populations, and reducing inequalities across the globe. On International Women’s Day, the student-founded Global Lens Club focused its activities on Reduced Inequalities – Goal 10 […]

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Fletcher Explores “New Explorations, New Horizons”

With a theme of “New Explorations, New Horizons,” Fletcher Elementary’s 2019 STEM Fair on Feb. 28 was the culmination of a month-long deep dive into the scientific method. At the beginning of February, the 5th-graders led a kick-off assembly with a song about the scientific method to encourage school wide excitement about science related questions. Throughout […]

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Community YMHFA Training on April 1

Henderson County Public Schools invites community partners, faith-based leaders, medical providers, parents, and other concerned individuals to a Youth Mental Health First Aid USA (YMHFA) training on Monday, April 1, at Mills River Academy. Led by certified HCPS student services staff, YMHFA helps participants recognize, understand and support young people, co-workers, family, and friends facing […]