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Chamber’s Junior Leadership Class Quizzes Local Business Owners

High school juniors in the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership Class learned firsthand Tuesday what it takes for businesses to succeed in downtown Hendersonville. Through interviews with local business leaders, students learned about the local workforce and career opportunities, while developing their own professional skills. At Tempo Music Center, students Ryan O., Juan […]

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Henderson County Public Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2017) – To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Henderson County Public schools is celebrating National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017, emphasizing the healthy foods that are offered daily to local students. “School lunches are healthier than ever, with more […]

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Hendersonville Middle Honors School Custodians

They keep the floors freshly waxed, the bathrooms clean, the wall décor fresh, and several even drive school buses. Custodians are the often-unsung heroes of a school, so when students at Hendersonville Middle learned Oct. 2 was “National Custodian Appreciation Day,” they decided to turn it into a weeklong celebration. Student leaders in the HMS […]

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“Getting to Know You” at Innovative High Schools

For the first time since either school’s inception, Henderson County Career Academy and Early College students are all studying under one roof. Despite sharing the same common spaces and cafeteria at the new Innovative High Schools building, the two groups of students didn’t really know each other after the first couple months of school. Until […]

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Public Schools Hosting “College Access Day” at BRCC

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2017) – Henderson County Public Schools is hosting a “College Access Day” on Friday, Oct. 6, at Blue Ridge Community College, featuring renowned spoken word artist Herrison Chicas, a student panel of HCPS graduates, and vendor fair with local organizations and colleges. Geared toward HCPS students for whom English is a […]

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Clear Creek, Etowah Elementaries Eligible for Title I Distinguished School Award

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2017) – For the fifth year in a row, Clear Creek and Etowah elementary schools have received recognition as top ranking Title I schools and are eligible for consideration for representing North Carolina as the National Title I Distinguished School Award in the “high performance” category. Each year, two Title I […]

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Atkinson Revives “Heritage Day” Tradition

What does it take to revive a tradition that takes an entire elementary school on an all-day field trip of mountain heritage activities? A group of dedicated teachers, parent and community volunteers, and a whole lot of planning. In 1994 when Henderson County Public Schools Superintendent Bo Caldwell was principal at Atkinson Elementary, he established […]

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Chad Auten Named 2017-18 HCPS Principal of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) – Chad Auten, principal at Mills River Elementary, was named the 2017-18 Principal of the Year for Henderson County Public Schools this morning. He was surprised with the news in front of the entire student body in a staged assembly, where he gave credit to his school family. “I’m Principal […]

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EC Educator of the Year Beth Julian

Julian is Exceptional Children’s “Educator of Excellence”

Staff meetings are common and expected at the start of every new school year, but this year’s meeting for Exceptional Children teachers had one educator crying happy tears in a room full of her clapping peers. This year, the district representative for the North Carolina’s Exceptional Children’s Educator of Excellence was announced at the end […]

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