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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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North Knights “All N” for Student Leadership

“All Belong! All Achieve! All Lead! All N!” The entire North Henderson High student body shouted their mission statement in the gym Wednesday morning, during the school’s first ever LEAD Showcase. A year into implementing FranklinCovey’s Leader In Me model, the event was an opportunity to introduce the community to the student leadership nurtured in the school in […]

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Pridmore Earns Medal of Honor Excellence in Character Education

Col. Walter Joseph Marm Jr. earned the Medal of Honor ­– the nation’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration – for the courage, integrity, and patriotism he displayed in the Vietnam War. On Tuesday, Marm recognized teacher Megan Pridmore for instilling those same values in her students, on behalf of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Marm […]

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History Classroom Transforms into Egyptian Tomb

Kevin Beck spent Monday in his Hendersonville Middle classroom stacking desks, making corridors out of gauze and shrouds, and lugging in a wooden “coffin.” On Tuesday, Beck’s 6th-graders would have to crack an archeological code to uncover the pharaoh at the end of the maze. Each year around Halloween, the social studies teacher turns his […]

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Hendersonville Elementary Recognized in Top 1% of N.C. Title I Schools

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 25, 2019) – Hendersonville Elementary has received recognition as a top-ranking Title I school in North Carolina, as a 2019-20 National ESEA Distinguished School Nominee in the “high performance” category. Hendersonville Elementary was honored for being in the top 1% of Title I schools in the state yesterday at the North Carolina […]

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