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Rugby Students See “Real World Math” in Action

General contractors use it to calculate how much construction material is needed to build a new house. Orthodontists use it to determine how much force is required to straighten crooked teeth. Math is everywhere, which is exactly why the 8th grade math teachers at Rugby Middle annually host “Real World Math Day” for their students. […]

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Chamber’s Junior Leadership Class Quizzes Local Business Owners

High school juniors in the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership Class learned firsthand Tuesday what it takes for businesses to succeed in downtown Hendersonville. Through interviews with local business leaders, students learned about the local workforce and career opportunities, while developing their own professional skills. At Tempo Music Center, students Ryan O., Juan […]

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Custodians at HMS

Hendersonville Middle Honors School Custodians

They keep the floors freshly waxed, the bathrooms clean, the wall décor fresh, and several even drive school buses. Custodians are the often-unsung heroes of a school, so when students at Hendersonville Middle learned Oct. 2 was “National Custodian Appreciation Day,” they decided to turn it into a weeklong celebration. Student leaders in the HMS […]

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“Getting to Know You” at Innovative High Schools

For the first time since either school’s inception, Henderson County Career Academy and Early College students are all studying under one roof. Despite sharing the same common spaces and cafeteria at the new Innovative High Schools building, the two groups of students didn’t really know each other after the first couple months of school. Until […]

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Chad Auten Named 2017-18 HCPS Principal of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) – Chad Auten, principal at Mills River Elementary, was named the 2017-18 Principal of the Year for Henderson County Public Schools this morning. He was surprised with the news in front of the entire student body in a staged assembly, where he gave credit to his school family. “I’m Principal […]

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EC Educator of the Year Beth Julian

Julian is Exceptional Children’s “Educator of Excellence”

Staff meetings are common and expected at the start of every new school year, but this year’s meeting for Exceptional Children teachers had one educator crying happy tears in a room full of her clapping peers. This year, the district representative for the North Carolina’s Exceptional Children’s Educator of Excellence was announced at the end […]

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Etowah Elementary Celebrates Grandparents

On Friday at Etowah Elementary, David Byrd sat down to lunch with his granddaughter in a cafeteria that hadn’t existed when he was last at the school. The second grade’s “Grandparents Day” at Etowah had Byrd reminiscing about his old elementary days, back when Etowah was both an elementary and a high school. “This was back […]

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Jaymar Travel Park Donates Supplies to Edneyville

With just a week before school starts for most students in Henderson County, the residents of Jaymar Travel Park are stocking Edneyville Elementary teachers with extra school supplies for students in need. On Tuesday morning, Jaymar residents invited Edneyville’s Principal Donna Brackett and seven teachers to a morning meeting, where they gifted the school with […]

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Former HCPS Student Packs Backpacks for Kids

Around this time of year, students are excitedly piling notebooks, scissors, glue sticks, and binders into shopping carts as parents read items off supplies lists for the new school year. That’s a lot of shopping for a large family – but imagine shopping for 50 students. That’s what Anna Price did, on behalf of at-risk students […]

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