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Elementary Students to Participate in 4th Annual “Shop With A Hero” Monday

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Five students from each of Henderson County Public Schools’ 13 elementary schools will be paired with a local or regional first responder Monday, Dec. 4, and given $100 to spend at the Wal-Mart store in Hendersonville during the city’s fourth “Shop With A Hero” event. The event and its […]

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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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Hendersonville High Hosting Third “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser Nov. 9

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 3, 2017) – Hendersonville High will host its third “Empty Bowls” fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria, to raise money for food-insecure students. Meg Bernard, local professional artist in the Southern Highland Craft Guild, once again visited Hendersonville High and spent the week of Oct. 2-6 throwing […]

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Clear Creek Elementary Named 2017 N.C. National Title I Distinguished School for High Progress

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 30, 2017) – Out of 1,443 Title I schools in North Carolina, and 140 eligible for the national recognition, Clear Creek Elementary was named the 2017 N.C. National Title I Distinguished School for High Progress at a ceremony in Greensboro on Friday, Oct. 27. As part of the designation, Clear Creek was […]

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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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