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Henderson Oil Company Awards $6,500 in Grants for STEM Education

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2020) – Henderson Oil Company awarded a total of $6,500 in 2019 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance School Grants to 13 Henderson County Public Schools on Wednesday, supplying elementary, middle and high school principals with extra funds for necessary materials and programming. Bruce Drysdale, Clear Creek, Dana, Edneyville, Glenn C. Marlow, Hillandale, Mills […]

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Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program Entering 2nd Year

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2020) – 2019 marked the first year of the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship Program, where 21 Henderson County graduating seniors were accepted into the program. Through an ongoing partnership with Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS), Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC), the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (HCPED), and […]

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“Second Chance Breakfast” Rolling into Schools with Universal Breakfast

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2020) – With the New Year, Henderson County Public Schools expanded its Universal Breakfast programming to three secondary schools, and is offering “Second Chance Breakfast” opportunities at no cost to students at Apple Valley Middle, North Henderson High, and East Henderson High. Universal Breakfast means breakfast is available in the cafeteria for any and all students, […]

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HCPS to Offer Expanded Youth Mental Health & Trauma Training to Community

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Through a state “Community Partners Safety Grant” secured by HCPS, district student services staff are offering Youth Mental Health First Aid USA (YMHFA) and Trauma-Sensitive Schools (TSS) training to community members for the second year in a row, and will be expanding its reach and impact. The four trainings […]

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HCPS Celebrates 12 New NBCTs

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2020) – The most nationally respected professional certification available in K-12 education, National Board Certification is an optional intensive certification process with extremely high standards for teachers. This winter, Henderson County Public Schools are celebrating 12 educators who have earned the credential from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and […]

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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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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Hendersonville Elementary Recognized in Top 1% of N.C. Title I Schools

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 25, 2019) – Hendersonville Elementary has received recognition as a top-ranking Title I school in North Carolina, as a 2019-20 National ESEA Distinguished School Nominee in the “high performance” category. Hendersonville Elementary was honored for being in the top 1% of Title I schools in the state yesterday at the North Carolina […]

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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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