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Hillandale Takes “Books & Biscuits” to Green River VFD

What goes best with a good book? On Saturday morning, it was a warm biscuit. On March 18, Hillandale Elementary held its second “Books and Biscuits” event, to promote reading by giving free books to students who have limited access to them, with biscuits on the side. In an effort to reach the community beyond […]

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Hendersonville Elementary Explores Local Careers

“How many years of school did you need to get your job?” “What’s your annual salary?” “What would I need to do now to prepare for a job like yours?” Students at Hendersonville Elementary drilled 11 local business professionals about their jobs Friday, March 10, during the school’s second annual Career Fair. The students themselves […]

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Letterland Comes to Life for Clear Creek Parents

Parents met Dippy Duck, Walter Walrus, Quarrelsome Queen, and the 23 other characters living in Letterland on Tuesday, March 7, during Clear Creek Elementary’s “Letterland Parent Information Night.” Letterland was adopted as Henderson County Public Schools’ primary phonics program in kindergarten and first grades last year, and teachers like Terry Lyda and her student-teacher Lauren […]

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Schools Celebrate “Dr. Seuss Day”

Dr. Seuss is known for his children’s books, cartoon drawings, and delicious green eggs and ham. On his birthday, March 2nd, in conjunction with the National Association of Educators’ “Read Across America Day,” schools and families across the nation honored Dr. Seuss for his works and contributions toward childhood literacy. Our own schools also participated […]

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Clear Creek Elementary Nominated for National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 1, 2017) – The State of North Carolina has nominated Clear Creek Elementary to join the ranks of the National Blue Ribbon Schools – a U.S. Department of Education program that annually recognizes outstanding schools. According to a letter sent to Principal Marcie Wilson, the National Blue Ribbon Schools are public and non-public […]

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North Preps for Testing with #AmazingACTRace

In an effort to better prepare juniors for success on the ACT®, administrators and teachers at North Henderson High implemented the school’s first school-wide review session themed after The Amazing Race game show. A nationwide college entrance exam, the ACT® is mandatory for all juniors in North Carolina. North administrators wanted to provide juniors with […]

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Rugby Wins Local “Battle of the Books” Comp

After preparing for a whole year and reading 27 novels, the middle school Battle of the Books clubs of Henderson County were ready to compete Friday. On February 24, each HCPS middle school sent their Battle of the Books club to the Henderson County Public Library Main Branch’s Kaplan Auditorium, which was filled with students, […]

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Schools to Celebrate Dr. Seuss with “Read Across America Day”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2017) – Elementary students throughout Henderson County Public Schools will be trying out green eggs and ham, dressing up as iconic Dr. Seuss characters, and reading with parents on Wednesday, as their schools celebrate National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day” on March 2. Several special events are scheduled for Dr. […]

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AVMS Raises $2.5K for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

During the month of February, Apple Valley Middle students and staff came together to collect change the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” fundraising program. Organized by the school’s Kiwanis-sponsored Builders Club, the school had a goal of raising $2,000, to top the $1,755 they raised last year.  School wide, students participated in a […]

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