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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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HCPS Launches New E-Flyer Tool

Posted February 27, 2015 in News

We’re excited to announce that today, Henderson County Public Schools has launched a new electronic flyer communication tool, Peachjar! As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology, and maintain fiscal responsibility, we have transitioned from paper to electronic flyer delivery. This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and […]

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Pre-K Parents: Prepare Kids for Reading With New Tool

Posted February 24, 2015 in News

As we’re gearing up for Kindergarten Registration (beginning April 20) and our Kindergarten Readiness Rally on March 19, we want to show parents a free tool on our website they can use to familiarize their pre-kindergarten children with books and reading! “Reaching 4 Reading” is a video series featuring teachers, students and parents from Henderson […]

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SECU Assisting Students with FAFSA Forms Saturday

Posted February 23, 2015 in News

Parents, helping your high school senior apply for federal student aid can be an intimidating task – but you don’t have to do it alone. On Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, all State Employees’ Credit Union branches will have personnel available to assist parents and students in completing and electronically submitting Free […]

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Revised School Calendars Posted

Posted February 20, 2015 in News

Revised Traditional, Flex and Early College calendars with snow make-up days have been posted on the School Calendars page.

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Area’s First Student-Run Credit Union Opens at West

Posted February 19, 2015 in News

Thanks to a new partnership with Mountain Credit Union, students at West Henderson High can open savings accounts, make cash deposits and even take out loans during their lunch breaks in the cafeteria. Jenny Browning’s CTE Advanced Studies class, Mountain Credit Union, and the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of “Falcon’s […]

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Hendersonville & West Compete in Mock Trial Tournament

Posted February 10, 2015 in News

  Congratulations to Hendersonville and West Henderson high schools’ mock trial teams’ solid performance Saturday in the N.C. Advocates for Justice High School Mock Trial Competition regionals! West’s team and the “Bears” from Hendersonville competed in the Asheville Regional, while Hendersonville’s other team – the “Cats” – competed in the High Point Regional. Judged by […]

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Early Childhood Ed Students Intern at Elementary Schools

Posted February 6, 2015 in News

A few new students at Hendersonville and Atkinson elementary schools stood out among the rest this week, towering above the others even while seated. They were Early Childhood Education students at East Henderson High, interning in local elementary schools to get hands-on training in classrooms. Courtney Tiger, CTE department chair, said the students’ internships were […]

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Middle School Book Clubs Join In Maze-Running Event

Posted January 14, 2015 in News

By Molly McGowan Gorsuch Public Information Officer Dozens of Flat Rock Middle and Rugby Middle students gathered in Rugby’s gym Tuesday night were furiously scribbling onto crossword puzzles, hoping to be the first group to crack the code allowing them out of “the Glade” and into the maze beyond. As the kickoff celebration of Flat Rock’s […]

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Dogs Visit Clear Creek Elementary for Ruff Ruff Read

Posted February 14, 2015 in News

A group of four-legged friends roamed the halls of Clear Creek Elementary on Friday, popping into classrooms for head pats and belly rubs from excited students. The special visit from local working dogs was a reward for the students’ participation in a school-wide reading project initiated by Carson LeMaster, Clear Creek’s school library media specialist. […]

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Miss Q Marries Mr. U at Sugarloaf Elementary

Posted February 13, 2015 in News

“Do you, Miss Q, take Mr. U to be your partner and form words like quiet, quail and question? Do you, Mr. U, promise to stand by Miss Q to form words like quiz, quilt and quarter? Such were the vows read Friday, Feb. 13, at Sugarloaf Elementary as kindergarteners bore witness to the wedding […]

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