Luke Manuel and wife, Beth. Luke Manuel and wife, Beth.

Luke Manuel Named 18-19 HCPS Principal of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2018) – Luke Manuel, principal at Hendersonville Middle, was named the 2018-19 Principal of the Year for Henderson County Public Schools this afternoon at a pep rally staged for the surprise announcement by district leadership. After Assistant Principal Amanda Childers recognized each school athletic team in the gym, Superintendent Bo Caldwell […]

Hendersonville Elementary principal Kerry Stewart (left) poses with BIG winner Cara Brock (right).

Cara Brock Wins Tryon Fine Arts Center “Be Inspired Grant”

Cara Brock, a 1st grade teacher at Hendersonville Elementary, won a Be Inspired Grant from the Tryon Fine Arts Center, to build a “maker space” that will encourage her students to think like artists and inventors. She is one of more than a dozen educators from North and South Carolina to receive TFAC’s Be Inspired […]

Student with virtual reality goggles does a driving simulation.

UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® Visits IHS

Despite their best efforts to control the Arrive Alive Jeep parked outside the Innovative High Schools, students crashed into parked cars, hit road blocks, and spun out into trees last Friday. Luckily, it was all just a driving simulation using virtual reality, car sensors, and impact video to show students the dangers of distracted driving. […]

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 […]