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16 Schools Meet, Exceed Growth in State Expectations of Academic Performance

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Following today’s release of the N.C. Department of Instruction’s 2018 state accountability results – which measure academic proficiency and growth and assign school grades – Henderson County Public Schools is now home to two “A” schools, 12 “B” schools, and eight “C” schools. Schools earning school grades of “A” are […]

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HCPS Establishes Virtual Public School Taught by Local Teachers in District

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (August 31, 2018) – New in the 2018-19 school year, Henderson County Public Schools is launching its first cohort of classes taught asynchronously by HCPS teachers to students across the district, effectively establishing the Henderson County Virtual Public School (HCVPS). Utilizing Google Classrooms, an online educational tool already accessible to all HCPS teachers, […]

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Pardee UNC Health Care Donates First Aid Bags to HCPS Elementary Teachers

Hendersonville, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2018) – Pardee UNC Health Care, in collaboration with county school nurses, is donating first aid bags to all Henderson County Public Schools’ elementary school teachers in honor of the first weeks of the 2018-19 school year. The North Carolina Health Program recommends that, at the beginning of the school year, […]

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Groundbreaking for New Edneyville Elementary Set for Aug. 30

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 21, 2018) – Staff and board members representing Henderson County Public Schools will join Henderson County Commissioners in turning the dirt at the new Edneyville Elementary project site Thursday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m., marking a new era for Yellowjacket students and staff. Construction on the new building – set behind the existing […]

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HCPS Receives $200,000 from N.C. Budget for Leader In Me

Funds to Expand LIM Leadership Model to 4 Additional Schools in District HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 10, 2018) – A $200,000 grant from the N.C. General Assembly to Henderson County Public Schools will fund the expansion of Leader in Me in four more schools this school year, under the direction of two partnership organizations. The Henderson […]

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HCPS Proactively Approaches School Safety with Threat Reporting App

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 4, 2018) – New in the 2018-19 school year, students will be able to report concerning behaviors or safety threats to administrators using the “Report It, Don’t Ignore It” app and online tool. Available for Apple and Android, and added to the district and school websites today, the tool gathers information from […]

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HCPS Named First-Ever “Schools to Watch® District”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 2, 2018) – On Saturday, June 30, at the Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, D.C., Henderson County Public Schools was honored as a “Schools to Watch District” – a brand new recognition from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The “Schools to Watch® District” designation follows the Schools to Watch® initiative, […]

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Local FFA Members Earn State FFA Degree

Raleigh, NC – Madison Austin, Jordan Frady, Emily Holden, Curtis Mathews, McKenley McCraw, Dale Metheny, Erin Norton, and Gunnar Tiller of the North Henderson FFA Chapter and Emmalee Sitton of the West Henderson FFA Chapter were awarded the State FFA Degree by the North Carolina FFA Association on June 20, 2018. The award was given […]

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Atkinson Races Rubber Ducks for Reading

Undaunted by the heavy rains and flooding of the past two weeks, 96 rubber ducks raced down the creek on Atkinson Elementary’s campus Thursday, as 2nd-graders cheered them on. Each rubber duck was numbered and assigned to a student, who earned a duck for reading different genres of books throughout the year. On Thursday, each […]