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Making Connections at STEM Camp

In the far corner of Stephanie Patton’s classroom Wednesday, two students were giggling as they held hands and took turns slapping their palms on a banana. Across the room, two other students were hooking wires up to dry erase markers. Not nearly as chaotic as it all may sound, the Glenn C. Marlow Elementary students […]

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PARI Brings Indoor Planetarium to Fletcher Elementary

Have you ever been stargazing in the middle of the day? A class of rising 1st-graders at Fletcher Elementary have, thanks to an indoor planetarium simulation brought to their school by the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). It starts with a nylon dome pumped full of air so that everyone can fit inside. Then, a digital […]

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NCDPI Grant to Support Mechatronics Education Program in County

Schools in Partnership with Community College, Partnership for Economic Development HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jul. 12, 2017) – Henderson County Public Schools’ and Blue Ridge Community College’s grant request of a total of $75,000 to enhance the Mechatronics career pathway in Henderson County has been fully funded by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. With support from […]

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Hands On! Takes “Shoots & Roots” to Fletcher

From the foods we eat to the houses we live in to the air we breathe, everything we do is dependent on plants. However, plants don’t do much talking, so it’s easy to forget the role they play in our daily lives. That’s why the educators from Hands On! Museum visit students to remind them […]

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Schools Kick Off Summer Reading Camps

Students sometimes struggle when they’re first learning to read, and when summer comes around, even older students can to get rusty without the reading assignments they have in school. Fortunately, the Read to Achieve summer reading camps offered in elementary schools offer fun themes and incentives to keep students turning pages all throughout summer. “It’s […]

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New Administrators Named at Three Local Schools

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 3, 2017) – Henderson County Public Schools has named three new administrators for the 2017-2018 school year, effective July 1. These include Ashley Newcomer as the new Principal of Sugarloaf Elementary, Tammy Irish as Assistant Principal at Hendersonville High and Bruce Gilliam as Assistant Principal of Flat Rock Middle. Newcomer, succeeding outgoing […]

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Students Attend Summer Health Sciences Career Camp

Health science careers are often noted as having spectacular salary ranges, but it’s easy to forget that the monetary compensation comes with an imposing time investment. Even after attending college and post-graduate programs for several extra years, experts in these fields work day and night, holidays and weekends, trying to keep the community in good […]

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Educators & Health Providers Partner to Offer Health Science Career Camp

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (June 27, 2017) – This week, 24 rising 9th-11th grade students are getting a behind-the-scenes look at health science careers in their community, as well as the higher education programs offered locally that can prepare them for a career in nursing, surgery, pharmacy, and more. Offered to students at no cost, the first […]

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CTE Teachers Tour Local Manufacturing Facilities

Last week, Career & Technical Education teachers partnered up with teachers of traditional subjects to tour six industry sites in Henderson County, to learn how technology is moving local industry forward and to prepare their students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In its second year, the school system’s Career Academy […]

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