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Hendersonville Elementary Blasts Off with STEAM

On Thursday, January 12th, the students of Hendersonville Elementary School were reaching for the stars at their “SPACEtacular” STEAM Night. Each grade level had their own activities for students while including one of the elements of STEAM, which incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics branches of study. The entire school was covered in wall-to-wall […]

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Zach Wilkins Named New Head Football Coach at North Henderson High

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 12, 2017) – The administration of North Henderson High School has named Zach Wilkins the new head football coach for the Knights, effective immediately. Wilkins has served North for the past year as a Physical Education teacher, weightlifting coach, assistant football coach, and assistant women’s basketball coach. A native of Western North […]

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Flat Rock Middle Thanks Volunteer Firefighters

After having been evacuated from their homes in Lake Lure and Bat Cave during the Party Rock fire, Flat Rock Middle teachers Sean Benavides and Christine Swyers were inspired to give back to their local heroes. “We decided, especially after seeing the devastation in Sevier County, Tenn., that we were incredibly fortunate and it was […]

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Sugarloaf Reaches “Wildly Important Goal”

Sugarloaf Elementary had something to celebrate on Thursday – and not just the last full day of school before Christmas break. They dressed up as the Grinch and their favorite characters from Whoville to celebrate the attainment of one of their school’s WIG’s – Wildly Important Goals! Part of being a Leader in Me school means setting, […]

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Apple Valley Tests Clear Creek’s Water Quality

Apple Valley Middle School, in a collaborative partnership led by MountainTrue and the Soil & Water Conservation District of Henderson County, with volunteers from RiverLink, the Mills River Partnership, the Environmental Quality Institute, and the City of Hendersonville, led more than 320 8th-graders in examining the water quality of Clear Creek during a two-day Kids in the […]

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SECU Brings “Reality of Money” to North

North Henderson High students got a taste of the real world Tuesday, encountering unexpected financial setbacks like dead car batteries and pediatrician copays as they tried to balance their checkbooks during the State Employee’s Credit Union “Reality of Money” activity. A financial literacy exercise developed by SECU for grades 8-12, the “Reality of Money” randomly assigns […]

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Rugby Raises $4,093 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Testimonies from students, staff and alumni inspired Rugby Middle’s student body to raise $4,093 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – surpassing last year’s amount by $1,500! For the past three years, Rugby Middle has participated in Olive Garden’s “Pasta for Pennies” campaign, during which students in more than 2,700 schools across the country drop […]

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Schools Participate in “Hour of Code”

While “The Hokey Pokey” song may not seem computer-relevant to a seasoned programmer, it’s been helping the younger students in Faye Valbert’s computer classes connect the dots between actions and lines of written computer code. This week (Dec. 5-11) is Computer Science Education Week, and many Henderson County Public Schools classrooms have been participating in […]

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HES donates $575 to Blue Ridge Humane Society

For the past few months, Angela Prodrick of the Blue Ridge Humane Society has brought smiles to the faces of students in Ramsey’s and Barnwell’s fifth and first grade classes each Friday, when she brings adoptable puppies to Hendersonville Elementary to serve as “reading buddies.” This past Friday, though, it was the students who made Prodrick light […]

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