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Etowah Honors “Lunch Ladies” on School Lunch Hero Day

Posted May 3, 2015 in News

A colorful sea of construction paper waved throughout Etowah Elementary’s cafeteria Friday morning, as students lifted into the air the thank-you cards and pictures they’d made for the school’s cafeteria staff. Celebrating School Lunch Hero Day, classrooms presented large works of art to “lunch ladies” Melinda Byrd, Denise Hastings, April Drake and Sommer Brown to […]

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Elementary Students, Hendersonville Celebrate Arbor Day

Posted May 1, 2015 in News

“Plant a tree for tomorrow, The world needs many, this we know. Plant a tree for tomorrow, Like children they need tender love to grow.” Second grade students from Hendersonville Elementary sang songs about planting and hugging trees, and spoke about the history of Arbor Day on Monday morning during an Arbor Day celebration on […]

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Candice Greedy 2015 Papa John’s Teacher of the Year

Posted April 29, 2015 in News

Linda Roger’s second grade class erupted into cheers and fist pumps Wednesday afternoon when Larry Harmon, Papa John’s public relations representative for North Carolina, entered the Hendersonville Elementary classroom with a stack of piping hot pizza boxes. Several students rushed to give Karis Marshall hugs of thanks, after learning their surprise pizza party was due […]

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Kids Experiment at Duke Energy Science Night

Posted April 28, 2015 in News

Students and families at Hendersonville Elementary played with science Monday night, building circuits, crafting and testing parachutes, and creating 3D models out of marshmallows and toothpicks. The Duke Energy Science Night was an official event of the 2015 North Carolina Science Festival, featuring hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) designed to […]

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Author David Sargent Jr. and His Dogs Visit Clear Creek

Posted April 27, 2015 in News

Author David Sargent Jr. had a message for Clear Creek Elementary students on Monday: write about what inspires you, and keep searching for that inspiration. The author visit was another reward for was a reward for the students’ participation in a school-wide reading project in which Clear Creek’s students and teachers turn in paper links […]

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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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