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Henderson Oil Company Awards $7,500 in Grants to Henderson County Public Schools

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Henderson Oil Company awarded a total of $7,500 in ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grants to 15 Henderson County Public Schools on Monday, Jan. 29, supplying elementary, middle and high school principals with extra funds for necessary materials and programming. Atkinson Elementary, Bruce Drysdale Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, Dana Elementary, Edneyville […]

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Miami Hurricanes ‘Turnover Chain’ Inspires Positive Behavior Recognition at BDS

Fans of the Miami Hurricanes football team are accustomed to spotting a player on the sidelines sporting some major bling – the gold “turnover chain” bestowed upon each player who forces a turnover. The turnover chain has been called “the greatest innovation in the history of this amazing sport,” in a September 2017 tweet by David […]

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Teacher, Students Launch Student-Led Writing Center

After school on Wednesday, sophomore Madison K. was working on revising a writing assignment with senior and Student Editor Chloe P. in Hendersonville High’s media center. “I had to revise my body paragraph to match my thesis statement,” Madison explained. Madison is one of about 30 Hendersonville High students to take advantage of the school’s […]

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HCPS Students Earn 46 WNC Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Twenty-six students throughout Henderson County’s four traditional high schools earned a total of 2 Gold Keys, 8 Silver Keys, and 36 honorable mentions in the 2018 WNC Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, an annual juried competition open to students in grades 7-12. Student artwork earning Regional Gold and […]

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HES Competes in Winter STEAM Olympics

There’s no running allowed in the hallways at Hendersonville Elementary, but on Wednesday, “skating” on stocking feet was encouraged. Tara Anderson’s 2nd grade students took turns peeling off their shoes and “speed skating” in their socks halfway down the hall, while Instructional Assistant Alyce Wellman timed them and their classmates recorded their results. The math […]

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Inclement Weather Makeup Days

The following calendar changes have been made for the makeup of instructional hours lost due to recent inclement weather: Friday, February 16 will now be a full student day for All School Calendars; it had originally been scheduled as an Early Dismissal Day. Friday, March 16 will now be a full student day for Traditional and Early […]

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Marsha Justice Named New Principal of Edneyville Elementary

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Marsha Justice has been named Principal of Edneyville Elementary, filling the office vacated by Donna Brackett, who retired September 2017, and succeeding Interim Principal Don Dalton. Justice’s principalship was effective Jan. 2, 2018, after her transition from Apple Valley Middle – where she had served as Assistant Principal since 2008. […]

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Health Department Offering Tdap Vaccination Clinic Dec. 21, 28

Because of the pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak, the Henderson County Department of Public Health will offer a Tdap Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, December 21 and Thursday, December 28, starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. The clinic will focus on offering the Tdap vaccine to the following people: *   Children age 11 and older *   Pregnant women in […]

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East Elves Grant Wishes of Hillandale 1st-Graders

First-graders in Trini Fares’ class at Hillandale Elementary gasped Friday morning, as a band of Santa’s merry elves entered their classroom with gifts and hot cocoa. They’d had no idea their letters to Santa had already been received, and that their wishes would be granted by a group of local elves. Earlier in December, Fares’ […]

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