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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Henderson County to Host Regional Off-Season Robotics Competition

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2019) – More than 20 high school robotics teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia will converge on Henderson County on Saturday, Oct.12, to compete one last time with their robots from the 2019 season. The Thundering Herd of Robots West (THOR West) off-season event hosted by Henderson County […]

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John Shepard Named 2019-20 Principal of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2019) – Dr. John Shepard, principal at North Henderson High, was named the 2019-20 Principal of the Year for Henderson County Public Schools this afternoon, with district administrators surprising him with the honor during a regularly scheduled Homecoming pep rally. Shepard joined Henderson County Public Schools in 2013 as an assistant […]

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Students Take “Made in Henderson County” Tours on Manufacturing Day

An annual collaboration of local schools’ Career & Technical Education programs and workforce development initiatives, the 2019 Made in Henderson County Tours on Friday, Oct. 4 introduced more than 375 middle and high school students to successful manufacturing careers in their own backyard. Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) has partnered with the Henderson County Partnership […]

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