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HCPS Celebrates 12 New NBCTs

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2020) – The most nationally respected professional certification available in K-12 education, National Board Certification is an optional intensive certification process with extremely high standards for teachers. This winter, Henderson County Public Schools are celebrating 12 educators who have earned the credential from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and […]

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“Comfort Food” Serves 2,270 Meals Over Break

Henderson County Public Schools’ Child Nutrition Department served a total of 2,270 hot lunches and 250 holiday meals to local children facing food insecurity during the winter break. Students were out of school from Dec. 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020, meaning children who depend on free and reduced-meals through the district’s school lunch program […]

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North Knights “All N” for Student Leadership

“All Belong! All Achieve! All Lead! All N!” The entire North Henderson High student body shouted their mission statement in the gym Wednesday morning, during the school’s first ever LEAD Showcase. A year into implementing FranklinCovey’s Leader In Me model, the event was an opportunity to introduce the community to the student leadership nurtured in the school in […]

Donors, HCPS to Provide “Comfort Food” to Food-Insecure Children Over Winter Break

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (December 2, 2019) – Later this month, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) and the Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) will launch “Comfort Food,” a grassroots initiative funded by donors Brian and Gina Grossman to feed local children facing food insecurity during the winter break. Students will be out of school from Dec. 23, 2019 […]

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Pridmore Earns Medal of Honor Excellence in Character Education

Col. Walter Joseph Marm Jr. earned the Medal of Honor ­– the nation’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration – for the courage, integrity, and patriotism he displayed in the Vietnam War. On Tuesday, Marm recognized teacher Megan Pridmore for instilling those same values in her students, on behalf of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Marm […]

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Eric Gash Named New Principal of Bruce Drysdale Elementary

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) – After the holiday break, Eric Gash will retire his Bearcats jersey and begin a new coaching career: leading the Bearkittens as Bruce Drysdale Elementary’s new principal. Currently the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Hendersonville High, Gash will serve as Bruce Drysdale’s new principal effective Jan. 6, 2020. Gash […]

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History Classroom Transforms into Egyptian Tomb

Kevin Beck spent Monday in his Hendersonville Middle classroom stacking desks, making corridors out of gauze and shrouds, and lugging in a wooden “coffin.” On Tuesday, Beck’s 6th-graders would have to crack an archeological code to uncover the pharaoh at the end of the maze. Each year around Halloween, the social studies teacher turns his […]

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East Senior Creates “The Hub” for Peers

If you’re a student at East Henderson High and need something to feel confident for your job interview, you can get it from The Hub. Need a hygiene product or school supply? Get it from The Hub. Located in the school’s media center, The Hub is a one-stop-shop for students needing professional wear, a prom […]

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Becca Martin Named HCPS 2019 Exceptional Children’s “Educator of Excellence”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (October 11, 2019) – Becca Martin of Hillandale Elementary has been named district representative for the North Carolina’s Exceptional Children’s Educator of Excellence, and will represent Henderson County Public Schools at the statewide annual conference November in Greensboro. A member of the HCPS Family for 7 years, Martin began serving Hendersonville Elementary as […]

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