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Groundbreaking for New Edneyville Elementary Set for Aug. 30

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 21, 2018) – Staff and board members representing Henderson County Public Schools will join Henderson County Commissioners in turning the dirt at the new Edneyville Elementary project site Thursday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m., marking a new era for Yellowjacket students and staff. Construction on the new building – set behind the existing […]

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HCPS Receives $200,000 from N.C. Budget for Leader In Me

Funds to Expand LIM Leadership Model to 4 Additional Schools in District HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 10, 2018) – A $200,000 grant from the N.C. General Assembly to Henderson County Public Schools will fund the expansion of Leader in Me in four more schools this school year, under the direction of two partnership organizations. The Henderson […]

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HCPS Proactively Approaches School Safety with Threat Reporting App

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 4, 2018) – New in the 2018-19 school year, students will be able to report concerning behaviors or safety threats to administrators using the “Report It, Don’t Ignore It” app and online tool. Available for Apple and Android, and added to the district and school websites today, the tool gathers information from […]

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HCPS Named First-Ever “Schools to Watch® District”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 2, 2018) – On Saturday, June 30, at the Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, D.C., Henderson County Public Schools was honored as a “Schools to Watch District” – a brand new recognition from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The “Schools to Watch® District” designation follows the Schools to Watch® initiative, […]

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Local FFA Members Earn State FFA Degree

Raleigh, NC – Madison Austin, Jordan Frady, Emily Holden, Curtis Mathews, McKenley McCraw, Dale Metheny, Erin Norton, and Gunnar Tiller of the North Henderson FFA Chapter and Emmalee Sitton of the West Henderson FFA Chapter were awarded the State FFA Degree by the North Carolina FFA Association on June 20, 2018. The award was given […]

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Henderson County Public Schools Recognizes 66 Top Scholars

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 31, 2018) — Sixty-six of Henderson County Public Schools’ highest-achieving graduating seniors were honored May 31 during the 2017-18 Top Scholars Banquet at Blue Ridge Community College. Held annually for 14 years, the Top Scholars ceremony recognizes the academic and athletic successes and strong leadership of seniors at the top of their […]

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Kent Parent Named HCPS Director of Capital Projects & School Safety

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 29, 2018) — Kent Parent has been named the Director of Capital Projects & School Safety for Henderson County Public Schools, a new administrator position serving under the direction of the Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services Dr. John Bryant at Central Office. Effective July 1, 2018, Parent’s new position will provide overall […]

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Katie McCrary Named Henderson County Public Schools 2018 Teacher of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 25, 2018) — Katie McCrary, a 7th grade English/Language Arts teacher at Rugby Middle School, was named Henderson County Public Schools’ 2018 Teacher of the Year on Friday at the Teacher of the Year luncheon sponsored by Park Ridge Health at the Hendersonville Country Club. McCrary has spent the last four of […]

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Henderson County Public Schools Recognizes 121 CTE Scholars

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 17, 2018) — The 22nd Annual Career & Technical Education Scholars’ Reception sponsored by Pardee Hospital recognized 121 graduating students Thursday, for their academic mastery in Career & Technical Education courses. Each scholar completed at least four Career & Technical Education credits, maintained a 3.25 GPA in CTE courses and overall 3.0 […]