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John Shepard Named 2019-20 Principal of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2019) – Dr. John Shepard, principal at North Henderson High, was named the 2019-20 Principal of the Year for Henderson County Public Schools this afternoon, with district administrators surprising him with the honor during a regularly scheduled Homecoming pep rally. Shepard joined Henderson County Public Schools in 2013 as an assistant […]

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Students Take “Made in Henderson County” Tours on Manufacturing Day

An annual collaboration of local schools’ Career & Technical Education programs and workforce development initiatives, the 2019 Made in Henderson County Tours on Friday, Oct. 4 introduced more than 375 middle and high school students to successful manufacturing careers in their own backyard. Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) has partnered with the Henderson County Partnership […]

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Harris Lets Caldwell Sub as Custodian for a Day

This year for National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day, Superintendent Bo Caldwell chose one lucky school custodian to take a paid day off work Oct. 2, while he takes over their shift. With 40 years under her belt as a school custodian, Nancy Harris has seen generations pass through East Henderson High. Following in her family’s […]

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Listos! Prepares Students for College & Careers

Last Friday at Blue Ridge Community College, high school students in Henderson County Public Schools ESL/Migrant Education programs took part in planning their futures with Listos! Organized by HCPS’ Migrant/ESL High School Success Advocate, Areli Perez-Nava, in collaboration with the district’s ESL Family Liaison, Evelyn Alarcon, the college- and career-readiness event featured keynote speaker Gabe […]

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Local Schools Create Culture of Inclusion with Start With Hello Week

During the week of Sept. 23-27 students in Henderson County Public Schools took proactive steps to prevent bullying in their schools by participating in Start With Hello Week. Created by the Sandy Hook Promise organization, the program teaches students to recognize signs of isolation in their peers and how to be more inclusive by reaching […]

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Students Grow Horticulture Skills in Garden Competition

Creativity is key when it comes to building award-winning displays at Bullington Gardens – whether that’s skinning a log to make a bucket, or using reclaimed pallet wood to stay under budget. On Thursday, Henderson County Public Schools sophomores in the Bullington Onsite Occupational Student Training (BOOST) Program revealed the themed gardens they’d been researching, designing, […]

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Megan Ford Named HCPS 2019 Teacher of the Year

Megan Ford, a 7th grade math and science teacher at Flat Rock Middle School, was named Henderson County Public Schools’ 2019 Teacher of the Year on Friday at the Teacher of the Year luncheon sponsored by AdventHealth at the Hendersonville Country Club. Ford has spent all nine years of her teaching career at Flat Rock […]

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Can’d Aid Surprises 1st-Graders with Bikes

Mountain bikers gathered in Brevard this weekend for the Roam Bike Fest spent part of their Saturday building 57 bicycles for students they’d never met. On Monday morning, Atkinson Elementary first-graders squealed with excitement when pro mountain biker Neko Mulally told them the brand new bikes gleaming on their playground were all theirs. Through nonprofit […]

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HCPS Students Attend Hispanic Educational Summit

Presented annually by the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP), the Hispanic Educational Summit is the largest educational conference in North Carolina for middle and high school Hispanic students. Through engaging public speakers, college campus tours, educational exhibitors, and conference sessions, the Summit aims to motivate Hispanic students to excel academically and connect them with career […]

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