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Rugby Middle One of Six in Nation with 4th “Schools to Watch®” Designation

Posted August 28, 2015 in News

As of this year, Rugby Middle School is one of six middle schools nationwide to be re-designated as one of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform’s “Schools to Watch®” for the fourth year in a row. The national designation, applied for by middle schools on three-year cycles, recognizes high-performing schools that are academically excellent, […]

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Local Author Buys “Serafina” Books for Flat Rock Middle

Posted August 18, 2015 in News

With a curious protagonist living in the depths of Asheville’s Biltmore Estate in 1899, “Serafina and the Black Cloak” sparked the interest of many Flat Rock Middle 6th grade teachers, who in turn suggested the book to Media Specialist Natalie Ezell. Ezell agreed – the young adult mystery about a strange girl hidden from society […]

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EHHS Student Builds Outdoor Classroom for Atkinson

Posted August 14, 2015 in News

Eagle Scout Service Projects encourage aspiring Eagle Scouts to research the needs of their communities and contribute where it counts. When Caleb Brown, rising junior at East Henderson High, set out on his project, he pinpointed a specific community dear to his heart – the students of Atkinson Elementary. A former Atkinson Elementary student himself, […]

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Early College Students Pledge to Excellence in 2015-16

Posted August 6, 2015 in News

Henderson County Early College High School students lined up Thursday morning, markers in hand, ready to sign the school’s Pledge of Commitment for the new school year. As has been tradition since Beth Caudle became principal in 2011, the first day of the Early College school year began with each student signing the following: “I […]

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Hillandale Summer STEM Camp on a Roll

Posted August 4, 2015 in News

Hillandale Elementary’s first summer STEM Camp is in motion, as students use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to build working BMX bikes. Rising 4th- and 5th-graders spent the first part of Monday morning learning about leverage, and how they’d need to apply the principle when screwing together the nuts and bolts of their bikes. […]

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Dana Welcomes Kim Morgan as New Principal

Posted July 30, 2015 in News

Kim Morgan has managed to snag a few purple blouses and a sparkly purple iPhone case during her first three days at Dana Elementary, but the new principal says she has some serious shopping to do in order to show off her Wildcat pride. “I’ve got to figure out how to get more purple in […]

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Atkinson Welcomes Mark Page as New Principal

Posted July 2, 2015 in News

He’s only been an Atkinson Cougar for two days, and already new principal Mark Page is making inroads with teachers and parents. The former assistant principal at Rugby Middle said he’s spent the last 48 hours reaching out to teachers and introducing himself over the phone until he can meet them face-to-face at the beginning […]

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Fourth-Graders Finish EOG’s with Pirate Party

Posted June 9, 2015 in News

Fourth-graders at Mills River Elementary are running around with eye patches and toy parrots on their shoulders. One walks the plank into a kiddie pool of inflatable alligators. Others shoot each other with water streams while their friends dig for “bones” in a sandpit. It’s the annual end-of-year Pirate Party for the fourth grade classes, […]

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Annah Lord 2015 Papa John’s Teacher of the Year

Posted June 4, 2015 in News

A big Wildcat “ROAR!” was let loose in Annah Lord’s 5th grade class at Dana Elementary on Thursday afternoon, celebrating the efforts of the student who scored the class a pizza party. Jacob Collins, who’d written the winning essay for the 2015 Papa John’s Teacher of the Year contest, was more concerned that his teacher […]

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School’s End Celebrated with “Final Frolic” at HES

Posted June 3, 2015 in News

Excited squeals followed by sudsy splashes rose from the hill behind Hendersonville Elementary on Tuesday as students, parents and teachers slid down a waterslide kept slick with hoses and baby shampoo. Sponsored annually by the school’s PTO, the “Final Frolic” at the end of each school year is, “A celebration for our kids for working […]

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