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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 […]

Bus driver Gary Kutch with a piece of his artwork

Meet School Bus Driver Gary Kutch

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.  It was the mountains that brought accomplished artist Gary Kutch to Western North Carolina, but kismet landed him at Atkinson Elementary in 2013. […]

Bus driver Phil Winchester outside his bus

Meet School Bus Driver Phil Winchester

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.  A 44-year veteran of the trucking industry, Phil Winchester traded one big yellow rig for another in 2016, when he became a bus […]

Students read library books

Public Library Brings “Pop-Up” to Flat Rock Middle

Boutique enthusiasts know “pop-up-shops” are the new “it” thing, bringing an air of exclusivity to retail. But what if the same idea was applied to reading? That’s what Lisa Donaldson, youth services coordinator at the Henderson County Public Library, is exploring as she brings “pop-up libraries” to local schools – starting with Flat Rock Middle on […]

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“Made in Henderson County Manufacturing Apprenticeship” Launching This Spring

  HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2019) – Through the ongoing “Made in Henderson County” partnership, Henderson County Public Schools, Blue Ridge Community College, the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, and local industry partners will be launching a new “Made in Henderson County Manufacturing Apprenticeship” this spring for graduating seniors. An official Apprenticeship NC program through […]

Mayor Rod Whiteside in a classroom

Fletcher Mayor Talks Laws & Lunch with 1st-Graders

On Monday, Fletcher Elementary 1st-graders learned that mayors are allowed lunch breaks and vacations, but when they’re in town they’re never really off the clock. As part of the North Carolina social studies standards, 1st-graders at Fletcher have been learning about authority figures, said Principal Jennifer Shelton. “They’ve been talking about who the authority figures […]

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HCPS Honors 12 New National Board Certified Teachers

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2019) – The most nationally respected professional certification available in K-12 education, National Board Certification is an optional intensive certification process with extremely high standards for teachers. This winter, Henderson County Public Schools are celebrating 12 educators who have earned the credential from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and […]