Students with rubber ducks. Students with rubber ducks.

Atkinson Races Rubber Ducks for Reading

Undaunted by the heavy rains and flooding of the past two weeks, 96 rubber ducks raced down the creek on Atkinson Elementary’s campus Thursday, as 2nd-graders cheered them on. Each rubber duck was numbered and assigned to a student, who earned a duck for reading different genres of books throughout the year. On Thursday, each […]

Students with a "Make Your Car a No Phone Zone" sign.

Upward Students Ask Parents to “X the Text”

“Do you text and drive?” “Do you ever pick up your child from the car rider line at school?” These are just a couple of the questions Upward Elementary parents recently answered in a survey administered by the school’s Student Lighthouse Team in their research on the dangers of texting and driving. Consisting of 5th-graders […]

Students from Henderson County Career Academy

Career Academy Attends First JNCG State Event

Henderson County Career Academy earned 1st Place in the “Display Boards” competition category at the the Jobs for North Carolina’s Graduates (JNCG) inaugural statewide Student Leadership Summit held last month at N.C. State University. The Student Leadership Summit, bearing the theme, “When Opportunity Knocks,” was the first event which brought together students from each of the […]

Student in mobile pet grooming salon

School-To-Work Expo Provides Hands-On Tips

What do decorating cupcakes, bending conduit, and shaping prosthetic noses have in common? Students at the Henderson County Career Academy got to try their hands at each of these job skills Thursday, at the first annual “School-to-Work Expo.” The Career Academy’s School Counselor Kim Lopez and Career Development Coordinator Darlene Parent designed the career fair […]

Student receives leadership award from teacher.

Upward Holds First Annual Leadership Day

In their first year of implementing Franklin Covey’s The Leader In Me leadership development program, Upward Elementary invited parents into classrooms and the cafeteria Thursday to see just how the school – and students – have transformed. In learning about the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” students have been incorporating character development skills that are developing […]

Students wade in the Mills River looking for macroinvertebrates.

Rugby Middle Sends “Kids in(to) the Creek”

On what felt like the first real spring day in April, 8th graders from Rugby Middle splashed around in the Mills River at Mills River Park, stirring up dirt and rocks. Part of the annual “Kids in the Creek” program organized by the Henderson County Soil & Water Conservation District, students were learning how to […]

Student grasping hand of law enforcement official and smiling.

“School Safety Parent Update” Dates Announced

Parents and guardians are invited to the following School Safety Parent Updates: April 24, 6 p.m. @ West Henderson High April 26, 5:30 p.m. @ Hendersonville High April 30, 6 p.m. @ North Henderson High May 10, 6 p.m. @ East Henderson High The purpose of these meetings is to share the collaborative efforts among […]

Students at North help their peers fill out voter registration forms.

North Students Register 160+ New Voters

By 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Henderson County had gained 30 new registered voters. North Henderson High students in Sue Moon’s Honors Social Studies and Leadership classes were helping fellow students and teachers exercise their civic right by registering them to vote, or updating voter registration information. Whether or not it’s a presidential election year, the League […]

Early College student helps an elementary student with a project

Science Festival Teaches STEAM, Perseverance

While Hendersonville Elementary students learned about the forces of motion and geometry Friday, high schoolers got a refresher on childlike perseverance. At the elementary school’s Duke Energy Science Festival on Friday, 15 high school students from Henderson County Early College facilitated a dozen Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) stations for the younger students. […]