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Local Schools to Celebrate School Bus Driver Appreciation Week

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2018) – Bus drivers and riders for Henderson County Public Schools will be showered with love from their school communities Feb. 12-16 during N.C. School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. Students are preparing “thank you” Valentine’s Day cards and posting signs in their schools for their drivers, while school staff members and […]

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Bruce Drysdale Receives $8,500 Grant for Tech, Needs Match

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 2, 2018) – Bruce Drysdale Elementary is searching for donations to match an $8,500 Missions Grant from Hendersonville First United Methodist Church, to fund Google Chromebooks for its upper grades. Principal BJ Laughter said the school had already purchased two carts of Chrome books for the 3rd grade, and the $8,500 grant […]

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Henderson Oil Company Awards $7,500 in Grants to Henderson County Public Schools

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Henderson Oil Company awarded a total of $7,500 in ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grants to 15 Henderson County Public Schools on Monday, Jan. 29, 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 […]

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HCPS Students Earn 46 WNC Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Twenty-six students throughout Henderson County’s four traditional high schools earned a total of 2 Gold Keys, 8 Silver Keys, and 36 honorable mentions in the 2018 WNC Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, an annual juried competition open to students in grades 7-12. Student artwork earning Regional Gold and […]

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Marsha Justice Named New Principal of Edneyville Elementary

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Marsha Justice has been named Principal of Edneyville Elementary, filling the office vacated by Donna Brackett, who retired September 2017, and succeeding Interim Principal Don Dalton. Justice’s principalship was effective Jan. 2, 2018, after her transition from Apple Valley Middle – where she had served as Assistant Principal since 2008. […]

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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 […]