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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Henderson County to Host Regional Off-Season Robotics Competition

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2019) – More than 20 high school robotics teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia will converge on Henderson County on Saturday, Oct.12, to compete one last time with their robots from the 2019 season. The Thundering Herd of Robots West (THOR West) off-season event hosted by Henderson County […]

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John Shepard Named 2019-20 Principal of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2019) – Dr. John Shepard, principal at North Henderson High, was named the 2019-20 Principal of the Year for Henderson County Public Schools this afternoon, with district administrators surprising him with the honor during a regularly scheduled Homecoming pep rally. Shepard joined Henderson County Public Schools in 2013 as an assistant […]

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Students Take “Made in Henderson County” Tours on Manufacturing Day

An annual collaboration of local schools’ Career & Technical Education programs and workforce development initiatives, the 2019 Made in Henderson County Tours on Friday, Oct. 4 introduced more than 375 middle and high school students to successful manufacturing careers in their own backyard. Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) has partnered with the Henderson County Partnership […]

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HCPS Acknowledged in National Board’s Inaugural “Accomplished District Program”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2019) – The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards unveiled today a program that recognizes school districts across the country that promote student learning through high expectations of teaching standards.. Henderson County Public Schools is one of 81 districts nationwide the National Board Accomplished Districts program is initially honoring, recognizing districts […]

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Local Schools Create Culture of Inclusion with Start With Hello Week

During the week of Sept. 23-27 students in Henderson County Public Schools took proactive steps to prevent bullying in their schools by participating in Start With Hello Week. Created by the Sandy Hook Promise organization, the program teaches students to recognize signs of isolation in their peers and how to be more inclusive by reaching […]

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