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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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Donated Countertop Revamps West’s OCS Kitchen

West Henderson High’s Occupational Course of Study classroom kitchen got a major facelift yesterday, thanks to a generous donation of custom countertops from the Stone Gallery of WNC. The donated countertops are a major upgrade to the kitchen that OCS students have been revamping with newer appliances they’ve purchased using money the class has earned […]

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Atkinson Advancing to Regional “Battle of the Books”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (April 8, 2019) – Atkinson Elementary’s reader leaders emerged victorious in last week’s district “Battle of the Books” competition, and on April 25 will advance to the Regional Elementary Battle of the Books – the highest competition level currently in the N.C. School Library Media Association’s “Battle of the Books” Elementary division. Kicking […]

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HES Sends 1st Team to NC Science Olympiad, Snags Awards

For years, preparing for and competing in the NC Science Olympiad has been an annual springtime activity for several of Henderson County Public Schools’ middle and high schools. This year, one elementary school joined in – for the first time ever – and placed 6th overall. On March 23, Hendersonville Elementary’s inaugural NC Science Olympiad […]

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HHS Mock Trial Team Advances to State Comp, Wins Awards

Following their regional win in February, the Hendersonville High School “Cats” mock trial team competed March 8-9 in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice High School Mock Trial Competition at Campbell Law School in Raleigh, N.C. and earned multiple awards. Operated by the Carolina Center for Civic Education (CCCE) and the North Carolina Advocates for […]

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Fletcher Explores “New Explorations, New Horizons”

With a theme of “New Explorations, New Horizons,” Fletcher Elementary’s 2019 STEM Fair on Feb. 28 was the culmination of a month-long deep dive into the scientific method. At the beginning of February, the 5th-graders led a kick-off assembly with a song about the scientific method to encourage school wide excitement about science related questions. Throughout […]