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Upward Hosts Thanksgiving Lunch ‘n Learn

On the Thursday before Thanksgiving break, Upward Elementary students and staff counted 400 reasons to be thankful. Four hundred parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members joined their Upward Eagles for a Thanksgiving meal and the school’s first “Lunch ‘n Learn.” A popular parent engagement activity, Lunch ‘n Learns invite family members into their children’s […]

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HMS Raises $900 for Hurricane Relief Efforts

As part of homecoming Spirit Week festivities, students at Hendersonville Middle School annually sell “spirit links” for $1 each, and donate the raised funds to a nonprofit of their choice. This year, Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria made a strong case for the American Red Cross. News of the hurricanes pummeling the United States and […]

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Etowah Lions Club Donates $660 to Backpack Program

The Etowah Lions Club shares with Etowah Elementary more than just an address on Etowah School Road; the organization enjoys a sense of community with the school’s students and staff. That’s what spurred the Lions Club to dedicate its most recent pancake breakfast fundraiser to the school’s backpack program, which provides food to last the […]

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Firefighters Demonstrate Vehicle Extraction at Etowah Elementary

“Don’t be afraid – you’re going to hear some glass breaking,” Fire Prevention Officer Roger Freeman told students gathered outside Etowah Elementary on Friday. Rather than cowering, the students broke into cheers as firefighters with the Etowah-Horse Shoe Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department shattered the windshield and windows of a Dodge Durango. “Cut that door! Cut […]

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Hendersonville Elementary Makes It Off “Gilligan’s Island”

After two weeks of mapping their locations, scavenging edible tropical foods, and building watercraft out of found items, Hendersonville Elementary students successfully made it off Gilligan’s Island thanks to the skills they learned during the school-wide STEAM Challenge. For two weeks, all K-5 students studied Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) units themed after […]

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North Students Mentor Elementary “Knights’ Paw Pals”

Everybody needs those friends who motivate and encourage them to achieve success, and help them maintain focus. For a group of Clear Creek Elementary students, those friends are older student mentors from North Henderson High who visit their “Knights’ Paw Pals” regularly to reinforce leadership habits. Organized by North seniors Tia K. and Annie Grace […]

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Rugby Students See “Real World Math” in Action

General contractors use it to calculate how much construction material is needed to build a new house. Orthodontists use it to determine how much force is required to straighten crooked teeth. Math is everywhere, which is exactly why the 8th grade math teachers at Rugby Middle annually host “Real World Math Day” for their students. […]

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Chamber’s Junior Leadership Class Quizzes Local Business Owners

High school juniors in the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership Class learned firsthand Tuesday what it takes for businesses to succeed in downtown Hendersonville. Through interviews with local business leaders, students learned about the local workforce and career opportunities, while developing their own professional skills. At Tempo Music Center, students Ryan O., Juan […]

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Custodians at HMS

Hendersonville Middle Honors School Custodians

They keep the floors freshly waxed, the bathrooms clean, the wall décor fresh, and several even drive school buses. Custodians are the often-unsung heroes of a school, so when students at Hendersonville Middle learned Oct. 2 was “National Custodian Appreciation Day,” they decided to turn it into a weeklong celebration. Student leaders in the HMS […]

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