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Kiwanis Club Recognizes Fine & Performing Arts Students

Posted April 24, 2015 in News

Building on the local tradition of annually honoring student athletes from Henderson County Public Schools’ high schools, the Hendersonville Kiwanis Club hosted the 1st Annual Fine & Performing Arts Awards luncheon Thursday, April 23 at The Chariot. The Hendersonville Kiwanis Club recognized 25 high school students this year for their achievements and skills in multiple […]

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Rugby Middle Staying Strong for Dylan

Posted April 21, 2015 in News

On Saturday, schools in Henderson County Public Schools’ west district will host the system’s first ever Mini Relay for Life, raising cancer awareness and supporting cancer research. For the Rugby Middle family, it’s personal. Dylan Lawson was diagnosed with leukemia last year in the middle of his seventh grade year and faculty, students and parents […]

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Students Win Awards in 2015 Carl Sandburg Poetry Contest

Posted April 20, 2015 in News

Three Henderson County Public Schools students presented their winning poems at the public reception for the 2015 Carl Sandburg Poetry Contest on Friday, April 17. In the 6th-8th grade division, Louise Cummins of Hendersonville Middle won first place for her poem, “When,” and Journee McMinn of Hendersonville Middle won second place for “Black Bear. Hendersonville […]

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Second-Graders Share History Through “Wax Museum”

Posted April 17, 2015 in News

Friday morning at Etowah Elementary, Walt Disney adjusted his kid-sized tie while Pocahontas fiddled with the beads on her necklace and Elvis practiced his speech. It was the annual Wax Museum event, and second-graders dressed up as Cleopatra, Johnny Appleseed, and Danica Patrick sat in the school cafeteria with heads bowed. Even a couple Presidents […]

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“Made In Henderson County” Tours Take Students to Local Manufacturers

Posted April 16, 2015 in News

As eighth grade students from Hendersonville Middle filed into Legacy Paddlesports LLC during their “Made In Henderson County” tour Thursday, they were greeted with tail wags and face licks from the front office staff’s friendly pups. “We’re a little bit different because we mirrior the products that we make,” said Bill Medlin, one of the […]

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Eighth Graders Paint Pardee’s 2015 Bearfootin’ Bear

Posted April 1, 2015 in News

The curves and angles of the unusual canvas in Hendersonville Middle’s art room have had Kathryn Beasley’s 8th grade students craning necks, hunching over, and even lying on their backs to apply stencils and paint. Invited to paint Pardee Hospital’s bear for the 2015 Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk, Beasley’s students have spent the last few […]

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Rotarians Donate Easter Meals to Homeless Students

Posted March 30, 2015 in News

Thanks to the generosity of the Rotarians at the Hendersonville 4 Seasons Rotary Club, five homeless students and their families will enjoy an Easter ham and all the fixings this Sunday. Matt Gruebmeyer, HCPS director of Title I and Homeless Services, said the Hendersonville 4 Seasons Rotary Club had expressed interest in somehow helping serve […]

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Hillandale Poetry Palooza Kicks of National Poetry Month

Posted March 27, 2015 in News

Among other designations, April is National Poetry Month, and Hillandale Elementary got a jump on iambic pentameter by hosting Asheville poet and entertainer Allan Wolf for a Poetry Palooza the evening of March 26. Author of half a dozen children’s and young adult books, two-time winner of the North Carolina YA Book Award, former director […]

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HCPS Robotics Team 1225 “The Gorillas” Sweep NC Regional Robotics Comp

Posted March 23, 2015 in News

Henderson County Public Schools’ FIRST High School Robotics Team 1225 “The Gorillas” won the North Carolina Regional Robotics Competition this past weekend, earned the “Excellence in Engineering Award” sponsored by Delphi, and are headed to St. Louis, Mo., for the FRC Championships next month! During three long days of exciting competition at the North Carolina […]

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Student Campaign Recognized by County Commissioners

Posted March 18, 2015 in News

On March 18, the student leadership within our high schools was publicly recognized by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, as the board adopted a resolution recognizing the last week of school before Spring Break as the schools’ united stand against substance abuse. In partnership with HopeRx, students at Balfour Education Center, North Henderson, West Henderson, East […]

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