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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 […]

Hendersonville High's mock trial team

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 […]

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2nd-Graders Immersed in Arts, Band at North

A second grader at Sugarloaf Elementary, Curtis wasn’t prepared for the massive size of a high school lunchroom. When he and his classmates touring North Henderson High walked into the cafeteria Thursday, his eyes went wide and he mouthed, “Whoa.” Students in Karen Rainer’s and Amy Comeens’ 2nd grade classes were being guided through the […]

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Sixth-Grader Wins 2018 Eagles Spelling Bee

can·a·pé   (/ˈkanəˌpā,ˈkanəˌpē/) Sixth-grader Kenny M. will probably never forget the word for “a small piece of bread or pastry with a savory topping,” now that his correct spelling of the word earned him the title of Flat Rock Middle School 2018 Eagles Spelling Bee champ. Originally scheduled to take place in December 2018, the date […]

Linda Blake and Brooke Freeman

Meet School Bus Driver/Rider Team Linda & Brooke

The week of Feb. 11-15 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week (or “Love the Bus” Week), and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  Called the “dynamic duo” by Bruce Drysdale Elementary administrators, Linda Blake and Brooke Freeman do everything they can to make every student riding […]

Bus driver David Jacklin and a student in cafeteria

Meet School Bus Driver David Jacklin

The week of Feb. 11-15 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week (or “Love the Bus” Week), and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  Given the frequency that students see their bus drivers and custodians before, during, and after school, it’s no wonder that the school staff […]

Delwin Hyder in her school bus

Meet School Bus Driver Delwin Hyder

The week of Feb. 11-15 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week (or “Love the Bus” Week), and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  The length of Delwin Hyder’s driving career can be marked by the generation of her own family currently riding her school bus. “I […]