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Hillandale Adds New STEM Summer Camps

Inside Hillandale Elementary Tuesday, students in Catch the Beat summer camp practiced songs on their xylophones for an upcoming parent showcase, while their classmates in the Science of Superheroes camp talked about Batman and learned about echolocation. Outside, rising 4th- and 5th-graders were testing how tire air pressure affects speed on the BMX bikes they […]

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Campers Explore Space with Hands On!

Holding a picture of the planet Neptune in one hand, Diana L. picked up the end of a measuring tape in increments of millions of miles and started walking down the hall of Fletcher Elementary on Tuesday. She stopped when her classmate with a picture of Uranus latched onto the measuring tape, and started walking […]

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Local School Nutrition Professionals Participate in K-12 Culinary Institute

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 27, 2016) – Henderson County Public Schools will participate August 2-4 in the statewide K-12 Culinary Institute. The regional workshop designed to enhance nutrition offerings is funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Professional Standards Training Grant received by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) School Nutrition Section. “We care […]

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“Read to Achieve” Campers Read to 4-H Animals

A Flemish Giant rabbit was perfectly content to lie out in the sun Thursday, as first-, second- and third-graders at Edneyville Elementary read aloud to him and stroked his soft fur. Nearby, Maggie the baby pig sat in the lap of a student while she read, and a goat unsuccessfully tried to chew the pages […]

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Adaptive Equipment Funded by Lions Club Grant

Many students tend to fidget while they’re studying, so Mandi Fletcher found a way to incorporate movement into focused learning at Mills River Elementary – and it’s far from the annoying tap-tap-tap of a pencil on a desk. An interventionist at the school, Fletcher received a $500 grant from the Lions Club of Mills River […]

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Carl Taylor Named New Principal for East Henderson High

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 6, 2016) – Carl Taylor has been named Principal of East Henderson High School, filling the office vacated by Scott Rhodes, who began serving as Senior Director for Human Resources on July 1 after three years at East. A product of Henderson County Public Schools and a 1995 graduate of East Henderson […]

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Welcome New Superintendent Bo Caldwell!

New Henderson County Public Schools Superintendent Bo Caldwell was sworn in on June 29, and began his superintendency Friday, July 1. Caldwell previously served as Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, and has a rich history in HCPS administration and in the classroom. Upon earning his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mars Hill College in 1984, […]

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Summer Food Service Program Sites

Henderson County Public Schools is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Children ages 2 to 18 will be served meals at the following locations from June 20 to August 19: King Creek (behind Boyd Chevrolet): 12-1:30 p.m. […]

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David Jones Honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Congressional Record

Retiring Superintendent David L. Jones was honored for his 38 years of service to Henderson County Public Schools with the North Carolina governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine, and a Congressional Record read by Rep. Mark Meadows in the House of Representatives. North Carolina Rep. Chris Whitmire nominated Jones for the Order of the […]

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