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HCPS Feeds the Need in the Summer

Over this past summer, Henderson County Public Schools participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and offered free lunch to children ages two to 18 at King Creek, Edneyville Community Center, and Patton Park. Additionally the Child Nutrition Department fed breakfast to students in need at various school locations. The […]

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Constitution Day at Mills River Elementary

How do you explain the Constitution of the United States to a group of 1st-graders on Constitution Day? Let them try to play a game with no rules. It wasn’t total anarchy in Lisa Smith’s class on Friday, but there was a lot of confusion, frustration and raised voices for a few minutes. Smith had just […]

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Kindergarteners Visit NC Mountain State Fair

Even with all the colorful, shiny fair rides at the WNC Agricultural Center, it was the bulls with the largest horns and the tiniest chicks that captured the attention of kindergarteners on Thursday. The NC Mountain State Fair hosted students from Atkinson, Glenn C. Marlow and Sugarloaf elementaries this week, as part of its educational […]

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Early College Angler Makes US Youth Fly Fishing Team

While some of his peers are tumbling at cheer practice or rehearsing arrangements for band after school, Seth Drake is waist-deep in a local river, practicing his casts. The 17-year-old Henderson County Early College senior just won 2nd Place as part of a team at the 2016 National Youth Fly Fishing Championship in Pennsylvania. “They […]

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HCPS Cracks Top 5 in Student Performance

Henderson County Public Schools is ranked 4th out of 115 public school districts in North Carolina for its overall proficiency composite of 70.5 percent in 2015-16 – meaning that 70.5 percent of K-12 students demonstrated proficiency in their grade-level subjects last school year. Additionally, HCPS ranked 3rd in the state for its 71 percent proficiency composite […]

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Henderson County Students to Participate in District-Wide Mock Election

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 12, 2016) – In preparation for Election Day, students in Henderson County Public Schools’ elementary, middle and high school grades will kick off civics lessons and candidate research on Constitution Day (Friday, Sept. 16), which will culminate in a district-wide mock election organized and sponsored by Students Voting for Democracy. Students Voting […]

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Dana Fire Department Teaches Fire Safety at NHHS

Students in Jeffrey Soesbee’s “Introduction to Automotive Technologies” class were putting out gas fires at North Henderson High on Wednesday afternoon – but not because an accident had happened in the auto shop. On the contrary, the students were receiving hands-on lessons in fire safety from Deputy Chief Ben Lanning and Lieutenant Dakota Newman of […]

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East Henderson’s Baseball Coach Resigns

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 6, 2016) – East Henderson High’s head baseball coach, Sam Perry announced his resignation early this month, after having led the Eagle baseball program for the past two years. Administrators at East Henderson High thanked Coach Perry for his hard work and dedication to the school and its baseball program. “During my […]

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Academic Proficiency and Growth Continue to Improve in District

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 1, 2016) – Henderson County Public Schools are celebrating continued improvement in student and school performance, following today’s release of the N.C. Department of Instruction’s 2016 state accountability results – which measure academic proficiency and growth, as well as school grades. Twenty-one schools (91 percent) met or exceeded growth in academic performance […]

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