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UNCG’s Gate City Camerata Visits West Henderson

For a lesson in leadership, self-confidence, and cooperation, look no further than a self-conducted chamber orchestra like UNC Greensboro’s Gate City Camerata. Composed of UNCG School of Music string faculty and selected string students, the ensemble visited West Henderson High on Thursday and treated orchestra students to a brief concert followed by a workshop on […]

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Drop-In Reception to Honor Retiring School Board Members

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 2, 2019) – A drop-in retirement reception honoring recently retired Henderson County Board of Public Education members Lisa Edwards and Colby Coren will be held at The Cedars on Friday, Jan. 11, from 3:30-5 p.m. Lisa Edwards joined the Henderson County Board of Education in December 2006, and attended her last meeting […]

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HCPS Adds Make-Up Days for Snow; Holiday & Spring Breaks Intact for Now

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2018) – In response to canceled school days due to inclement weather the week of Dec. 10-14, 2018, Henderson County Public Schools will be adding a week of make-up days at the end of the school year on both Traditional and Henderson County Early College calendars, with a few other minor […]

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Long Division Lesson Serves Safelight Shelter

In Staci Baker’s 4th grade class, body wash, toothbrushes, and baby wipes are helping her students learn long division. A teacher at Etowah Elementary, Baker knew the tricky math function was one her students would best master through hands-on application, and started thinking about service project ideas. After doing some research on local nonprofit Safelight, […]

Hillandale students singing at Flat Rock Playhouse.

Hillandale Students Open “A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas”

On Thursday night, an hour before curtain up at Flat Rock Playhouse, 21 Hillandale Elementary students learned their places on the Mainstage for the two songs they’d be singing in “A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas.” It was opening night, and this was the students’ first – and last – chance to learn their cues. “What happens […]

Etowah Elementary staff with "2018 Title I Distinguished School" Nominee sign

Etowah Staff Celebrates “School of Distinction” Status

For the sixth year in a row, Etowah Elementary School has received recognition as a top ranking Title I school and was eligible for consideration for representing North Carolina as the National Title I Distinguished School Award in not one, but both the “High Performance” and “Sustained Achievement” categories. And, in the top 1 percent […]

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HCPS High Schoolers to Tour Tech at Asheville Business Incubators

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2018) – Next week, the local “Community of Code” project supported by state grants will take 80 Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) high school students to Focal Point Coworking and The Collider – Asheville-based businesses supporting solutions-driven entrepreneurs. The Nov. 28 field trip is part of a collaborative effort among HCPS, Blue […]

School psychologist Deborah Hart

Meet School Psychologist Deborah Hart

In honor of National School Psychology Awareness Week (November 12-16 2018), we’re introducing you to each of our 10 school psychologists, and letting them explain what their jobs in our schools look like. They’re also going to debunk some common misconceptions about their roles (hint: they do not have fainting couches in their offices). Meet: […]

School psychologist Jeff Kilpatrick

Meet School Psychologist Jeff Kilpatrick

In honor of National School Psychology Awareness Week (November 12-16 2018), we’re introducing you to each of our 10 school psychologists, and letting them explain what their jobs in our schools look like. They’re also going to debunk some common misconceptions about their roles (hint: they do not have fainting couches in their offices). Meet: […]