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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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Kristallnacht Brought to Life for East Students

Posted March 17, 2015 in News

As a respectful hush fell over the East Henderson High auditorium Monday afternoon, history teacher Todd Singer introduced special guest Kay Kadden, 95, who narrowly escaped the Holocaust and immigrated to New York from Zweibrücken, Germany in 1937. It wasn’t Kadden’s own survival story she shared with East students Monday, but rather that of her […]

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A Leprechaun Visits Fletcher Elementary

Posted March 17, 2015 in News

“This place is a mess!” exclaimed Lauren Cranford, as she surveyed Cindy Norman’s kindergarten classroom at Fletcher Elementary on Saint Patrick’s Day. Overturned chairs, green bathroom water, bursts of glitter and tiny footprints tracked through spilled green paint were the telltale signs of a leprechaun run amok, Norman told her class. They’d been expecting the […]

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High School Students Rock Poetry Slam

Posted March 11, 2015 in News

High school students from across Henderson County were invited to perform at the 4th Annual Henderson County Poetry Slam Tuesday, March 10 at East Henderson High and the winners of the performance-based completion have been announced. Since 2011, the event inspired by Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest that encourages students to memorize and […]

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Miss North Carolina Visits Etowah Elementary

Posted March 9, 2015 in News

You wouldn’t know it by the glittering white “Miss North Carolina” sash and four-pointed crown she now wears, but Beth Stovall has actually lost 8 out of the 12 pageants she’s entered. That’s why on Monday, the reigning Miss North Carolina 2014 brought a message of perseverance and determination to the students of Etowah Elementary. […]

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Atkinson “Reading Down the Yellow Brick Road” with FRP

Posted March 5, 2015 in News

The Flat Rock Playhouse’s Dane Whitlock, Dave Hart and Ashley Pirsig had a captive audience Wednesday, as they read a chapter from “The Wizard of Oz” to Atkinson Elementary students. Whitlock, Hart and Pirsig switched from their roles as Flat Rock Playhouse’s director of marketing and communications, director of “Wizard of Oz,” and development director […]

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Schools Win 35 Medals at N.C. Science Olympiad Regional

Posted March 4, 2015 in News

Three of Henderson County Public Schools’ high schools and two middle schools earned a total of 8 gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze medals at the N.C. Science Olympiad Asheville Regional at UNC-Asheville Feb. 28. The NCSO is a nonprofit organization aiming to attract elementary, middle and high school students to the world of science, […]

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Middle Schools Compete In Local Battle of the Books

Posted March 3, 2015 in News

  Middle school students rocking team t-shirts spouted off lengthy book titles and author names Tuesday morning in Apple Valley Middle’s auditorium, as they competed in the annual local “Battle of the Books” competition. Rotating speakers on each middle school answered questions about the 27 specially selected books they’d read and studied, after conferring with […]

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