Student grasping hand of law enforcement official and smiling. 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. […]

Student poster

Local Students Win Soil and Water Conservation District Contest

The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts sponsors an annual contest for students to have an opportunity to become aware of and share their concerns for soil and water conservation through poster art. The Henderson County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the 2017-2018 contest for 5th grade students using the state […]

Students edit their resumes

Career Readiness Workshop Prepares Students with Soft Skills

Students contemplating joining the workforce upon graduation spent Monday refreshing resumes, practicing interviews, and learning job application tips during the first ever Made In Henderson County Career Readiness Workshop. In the Macintosh Room at Blue Ridge Community College, juniors and senior critiqued and edited their resumes and filled out sample job applications. In the “Soft […]

Hobey Ford shows teachers sample drawings of shadow puppets.

Fletcher Teachers Learn from Puppet Master

Last week, teachers took over Fletcher Elementary’s art room, drawing mice and monsters on craft paper, and cutting out paper characters for puppet shows. Internationally renowned puppeteer Hobey Ford flitted from table to table, making sure the teachers weren’t making the classic mistake of drawing their characters too small. Ford, a Kennedy Center Partner in […]

Doris Bencivenga by her bus

Meet School Bus Driver Doris Bencivenga

Thirty-three years ago, Doris Bencivenga walked into her children’s school with a complaint about their bus driver – and walked out with a job. Bencivenga had told the assistant principal she thought she could do a better job as a bus driver, and then she put her money where her mouth was. Having been a frustrated […]

Deborah Praytor in school bus

Meet School Bus Driver Deborah Praytor

Deborah Praytor, admittedly, is not the school bus driver to go to for a bear hug if you’re having a rough day. But she’s there if you need some straight talk. “I’m not a touchy-feely person,” Praytor said. However, she can level with middle schoolers looking to have honest conversations. Praytor has been transporting middle […]

Students eating lunch

Dana Students Share Valentine’s “Manners Meal”

Dana Elementary students celebrated Valentine’s Day with style and grace Wednesday, as they shared a Manners Meal in the school cafeteria. Principal Kim Morgan said the school celebrates Valentine’s Day a bit differently than most, focusing on how to best share polite company with friends and loved ones gathered together – for any occasion. Morgan […]