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Atkinson Advancing to Regional “Battle of the Books”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (April 8, 2019) – Atkinson Elementary’s reader leaders emerged victorious in last week’s district “Battle of the Books” competition, and on April 25 will advance to the Regional Elementary Battle of the Books – the highest competition level currently in the N.C. School Library Media Association’s “Battle of the Books” Elementary division. Kicking […]

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Families Invited to Kindergarten Readiness Rally on Tuesday, April 2

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 26, 2019) – Children turning 5 on or before Aug. 31 will need to register for April 9-11, but first they can meet their teachers and climb aboard a big yellow school bus at the Kindergarten Readiness Rally on April 2! Presented by Smart Start Partnership for Children and Henderson County Public […]

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Students Take a Stand Against Substance Abuse Through “We Are Hope” Week

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 21, 2019) – In partnership with HopeRx, students in Henderson County Public Schools’ four middle and six high schools are taking a public stand against substance abuse during the week-long “We Are Hope” campaign April 8-12, just before Spring Break. The campaign – and the students leading the substance abuse awareness events in […]

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Community Invited to Berrian All-County Orchestra Spring Festival

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 19, 2019) – Led by guest conductor Jennie Quinn, 7th and 8th grade students in Henderson County Public Schools’ four middle school orchestras will come together in a spirit of collaboration for the annual Berrian All-County Orchestra Spring Festival on Tuesday, March 26, at Blue Ridge Community College. Featuring middle school musicians […]

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Community YMHFA Training on April 1

Henderson County Public Schools invites community partners, faith-based leaders, medical providers, parents, and other concerned individuals to a Youth Mental Health First Aid USA (YMHFA) training on Monday, April 1, at Mills River Academy. Led by certified HCPS student services staff, YMHFA helps participants recognize, understand and support young people, co-workers, family, and friends facing […]

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HCPS to Celebrate Inaugural Middle School Baseball Season with Opener

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2019) – Celebrating the inaugural baseball season for middle schools in the district, Henderson County Public Schools is hosting a “Middle School Baseball Opener” on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the newly renovated field at Blue Ridge Community College. “We haven’t played middle school baseball in Henderson County before,” said HCPS Chief […]

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HCPS Adds Make-Up Days for January School Days Lost

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2019) – In response to canceled school days due to ice on January 23 and the threat of inclement weather on January 29, Henderson County Public Schools has designated February 15 and 18 as full student days on all calendars, with a few other minor changes to the Flex calendar. Prior […]

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Henderson Oil Co. Awards $8,500 in Grants to HCPS

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2019) – Henderson Oil Company awarded a total of $8,500 in ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grants to 17 Henderson County Public Schools on Tuesday, 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 Elementary, Glenn […]

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“Made in Henderson County Manufacturing Apprenticeship” Launching This Spring

  HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2019) – Through the ongoing “Made in Henderson County” partnership, Henderson County Public Schools, Blue Ridge Community College, the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, and local industry partners will be launching a new “Made in Henderson County Manufacturing Apprenticeship” this spring for graduating seniors. An official Apprenticeship NC program through […]