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West Henderson High Snags Awards at Regional NCTC High School Play Festival

November 14, 2017 – The Theatre Department at West Henderson High has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2017 NCTC High School Play Festival, held at Gardner-Webb University Nov. 3-4. West’s 28 theatre students, led by Kelly Cooper, made the school and community proud with their presentation of “Anatomy of Gray” […]

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HCPS Parents First to Provide Input on New Federal Education Parent Resource

Parent Tool Kit” to Help Families of English Learners Navigate U.S. School System HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2017) – Education officials with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA), and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) met with parents of Henderson […]

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Henderson County Public Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2017) – To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Henderson County Public schools is celebrating National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017, emphasizing the healthy foods that are offered daily to local students. “School lunches are healthier than ever, with more […]

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Public Schools Hosting “College Access Day” at BRCC

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2017) – Henderson County Public Schools is hosting a “College Access Day” on Friday, Oct. 6, at Blue Ridge Community College, featuring renowned spoken word artist Herrison Chicas, a student panel of HCPS graduates, and vendor fair with local organizations and colleges. Geared toward HCPS students for whom English is a […]

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Clear Creek, Etowah Elementaries Eligible for Title I Distinguished School Award

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2017) – For the fifth year in a row, Clear Creek and Etowah elementary schools have received recognition as top ranking Title I schools and are eligible for consideration for representing North Carolina as the National Title I Distinguished School Award in the “high performance” category. Each year, two Title I […]

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Chad Auten Named 2017-18 HCPS Principal of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) – Chad Auten, principal at Mills River Elementary, was named the 2017-18 Principal of the Year for Henderson County Public Schools this morning. He was surprised with the news in front of the entire student body in a staged assembly, where he gave credit to his school family. “I’m Principal […]

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HCPS is 6th in the state

District Maintains Academic Proficiency and Student Growth

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 7, 2017) – Henderson County Public Schools are celebrating continued excellence in student and school performance, following today’s release of the N.C. Department of Instruction’s 2017 state accountability results – which measure academic proficiency and growth, as well as assign school grades. Henderson County Public Schools is ranked 6th out of 115 […]

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NCDPI Grant to Support Mechatronics Education Program in County

Schools in Partnership with Community College, Partnership for Economic Development HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jul. 12, 2017) – Henderson County Public Schools’ and Blue Ridge Community College’s grant request of a total of $75,000 to enhance the Mechatronics career pathway in Henderson County has been fully funded by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. With support from […]

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New Administrators Named at Three Local Schools

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 3, 2017) – Henderson County Public Schools has named three new administrators for the 2017-2018 school year, effective July 1. These include Ashley Newcomer as the new Principal of Sugarloaf Elementary, Tammy Irish as Assistant Principal at Hendersonville High and Bruce Gilliam as Assistant Principal of Flat Rock Middle. Newcomer, succeeding outgoing […]

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