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HES Competes in Winter STEAM Olympics

There’s no running allowed in the hallways at Hendersonville Elementary, but on Wednesday, “skating” on stocking feet was encouraged. Tara Anderson’s 2nd grade students took turns peeling off their shoes and “speed skating” in their socks halfway down the hall, while Instructional Assistant Alyce Wellman timed them and their classmates recorded their results. The math […]

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East Elves Grant Wishes of Hillandale 1st-Graders

First-graders in Trini Fares’ class at Hillandale Elementary gasped Friday morning, as a band of Santa’s merry elves entered their classroom with gifts and hot cocoa. They’d had no idea their letters to Santa had already been received, and that their wishes would be granted by a group of local elves. Earlier in December, Fares’ […]

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East Collaborates with Hendersonville Ballet

East Henderson High’s Eagles Performing Arts Company and Hendersonville Ballet students are no strangers to the stage, but Tuesday night was the first time both groups shared the spotlight, during a dress rehearsal for a special Christmas collaboration. Tuesday, Dec. 12 was the first dress rehearsal for “A Home for Christmas,” a collaborative performance about […]

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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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