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Students Take a Stand Against Substance Abuse Through “We Are Hope” Week

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 21, 2019) – In partnership with HopeRx, students in Henderson County Public Schools’ four middle and six high schools are taking a public stand against substance abuse during the week-long “We Are Hope” campaign April 8-12, just before Spring Break. The campaign – and the students leading the substance abuse awareness events in […]

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Community Invited to Berrian All-County Orchestra Spring Festival

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 19, 2019) – Led by guest conductor Jennie Quinn, 7th and 8th grade students in Henderson County Public Schools’ four middle school orchestras will come together in a spirit of collaboration for the annual Berrian All-County Orchestra Spring Festival on Tuesday, March 26, at Blue Ridge Community College. Featuring middle school musicians […]

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Global Lens Club Observes International Women’s Day

The bell hadn’t yet rung for the school day to begin, but on Friday morning in Jessica Eblen’s classroom, 20 Hendersonville High students were actively engaged in discussions about gender equality, marginalized populations, and reducing inequalities across the globe. On International Women’s Day, the student-founded Global Lens Club focused its activities on Reduced Inequalities – Goal 10 […]

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Fletcher Explores “New Explorations, New Horizons”

With a theme of “New Explorations, New Horizons,” Fletcher Elementary’s 2019 STEM Fair on Feb. 28 was the culmination of a month-long deep dive into the scientific method. At the beginning of February, the 5th-graders led a kick-off assembly with a song about the scientific method to encourage school wide excitement about science related questions. Throughout […]

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Community YMHFA Training on April 1

Henderson County Public Schools invites community partners, faith-based leaders, medical providers, parents, and other concerned individuals to a Youth Mental Health First Aid USA (YMHFA) training on Monday, April 1, at Mills River Academy. Led by certified HCPS student services staff, YMHFA helps participants recognize, understand and support young people, co-workers, family, and friends facing […]

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2nd-Graders Immersed in Arts, Band at North

A second grader at Sugarloaf Elementary, Curtis wasn’t prepared for the massive size of a high school lunchroom. When he and his classmates touring North Henderson High walked into the cafeteria Thursday, his eyes went wide and he mouthed, “Whoa.” Students in Karen Rainer’s and Amy Comeens’ 2nd grade classes were being guided through the […]

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Sixth-Grader Wins 2018 Eagles Spelling Bee

can·a·pé   (/ˈkanəˌpā,ˈkanəˌpē/) Sixth-grader Kenny M. will probably never forget the word for “a small piece of bread or pastry with a savory topping,” now that his correct spelling of the word earned him the title of Flat Rock Middle School 2018 Eagles Spelling Bee champ. Originally scheduled to take place in December 2018, the date […]

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Meet School Bus Driver/Rider Team Linda & Brooke

The week of Feb. 11-15 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week (or “Love the Bus” Week), and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  Called the “dynamic duo” by Bruce Drysdale Elementary administrators, Linda Blake and Brooke Freeman do everything they can to make every student riding […]

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HCPS to Celebrate Inaugural Middle School Baseball Season with Opener

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2019) – Celebrating the inaugural baseball season for middle schools in the district, Henderson County Public Schools is hosting a “Middle School Baseball Opener” on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the newly renovated field at Blue Ridge Community College. “We haven’t played middle school baseball in Henderson County before,” said HCPS Chief […]