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Students Explore School’s History with “Ninth Avenue School Day”

Hendersonville Middle students celebrated “Ninth Avenue School Day” for the second year in a row on Valentine’s Day – just a few days before the official “Ninth Avenue School Day” on Feb. 18, as proclaimed in 2006. From 1951-1965, the Ninth Avenue School was a segregated school for African-American students, before area schools were integrated in 1965. Coinciding with Black History Month, students […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Glenda Collins

The week of Feb. 10-14 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. When Glenda Collins was on the Edneyville High School bus back in 1977, she wasn’t riding – she was navigating. During her junior […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Esther Quinones

The week of Feb. 10-14 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. Anywhere Esther Quinones goes will be left tidier than she found it – and Bus # 257 is no exception. In addition to driving […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Tim Fendley

The week of Feb. 10-14 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.  Coach Tim Fendley started his teaching career planning on driving a school bus wherever he taught, thanks to some job hunting advice his […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Jennifer Nava

The week of Feb. 10-14 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.  At any given moment, Jennifer Nava is singing “Good morning! Bruce Drysdale Elementary, this is Jennifer,” into the phone tucked under her chin, […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Patricia Bentley

The week of Feb. 10-14 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.  When it comes to serving students, Patricia Bentley is all in. Drive them to school? Check. Prepare their nutritious food? Check. Serve those […]

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East Students Interview Renowned Composer

In the midst of learning one of Dr. Rollo Dilworth’s choral pieces, chorus students at East Henderson High had the unique opportunity to chat with the world renowned composer himself, through video on Monday. A prolific composer with more than 150 choral compositions and arrangements published, Dilworth serves as Vice Dean and Professor of Choral Music Education […]

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Governor Visits Career Academy to Announce JNCG Program Expansion

Talk about taking it to the source: on Monday, Henderson County Career Academy students told Gov. Roy Cooper how the Jobs for North Carolina’s Graduates (JNCG) program has impacted their personal growth in transitioning into the workforce or post-secondary education. The Career Academy’s JNCG officers welcomed Cooper to their regular meeting Monday afternoon, where they […]

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“Comfort Food” Serves 2,270 Meals Over Break

Henderson County Public Schools’ Child Nutrition Department served a total of 2,270 hot lunches and 250 holiday meals to local children facing food insecurity during the winter break. Students were out of school from Dec. 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020, meaning children who depend on free and reduced-meals through the district’s school lunch program […]

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