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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 […]

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UNCG’s Gate City Camerata Visits West Henderson

For a lesson in leadership, self-confidence, and cooperation, look no further than a self-conducted chamber orchestra like UNC Greensboro’s Gate City Camerata. Composed of UNCG School of Music string faculty and selected string students, the ensemble visited West Henderson High on Thursday and treated orchestra students to a brief concert followed by a workshop on […]

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Long Division Lesson Serves Safelight Shelter

In Staci Baker’s 4th grade class, body wash, toothbrushes, and baby wipes are helping her students learn long division. A teacher at Etowah Elementary, Baker knew the tricky math function was one her students would best master through hands-on application, and started thinking about service project ideas. After doing some research on local nonprofit Safelight, […]

Hillandale students singing at Flat Rock Playhouse.

Hillandale Students Open “A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas”

On Thursday night, an hour before curtain up at Flat Rock Playhouse, 21 Hillandale Elementary students learned their places on the Mainstage for the two songs they’d be singing in “A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas.” It was opening night, and this was the students’ first – and last – chance to learn their cues. “What happens […]

Etowah Elementary staff with "2018 Title I Distinguished School" Nominee sign

Etowah Staff Celebrates “School of Distinction” Status

For the sixth year in a row, Etowah Elementary School has received recognition as a top ranking Title I school and was eligible for consideration for representing North Carolina as the National Title I Distinguished School Award in not one, but both the “High Performance” and “Sustained Achievement” categories. And, in the top 1 percent […]

School psychologist Deborah Hart

Meet School Psychologist Deborah Hart

In honor of National School Psychology Awareness Week (November 12-16 2018), we’re introducing you to each of our 10 school psychologists, and letting them explain what their jobs in our schools look like. They’re also going to debunk some common misconceptions about their roles (hint: they do not have fainting couches in their offices). Meet: […]

School psychologist Jeff Kilpatrick

Meet School Psychologist Jeff Kilpatrick

In honor of National School Psychology Awareness Week (November 12-16 2018), we’re introducing you to each of our 10 school psychologists, and letting them explain what their jobs in our schools look like. They’re also going to debunk some common misconceptions about their roles (hint: they do not have fainting couches in their offices). Meet: […]