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WNC Public Schools to Host Asheville Leadership Symposium

ASHEVILLE N.C. (Feb. 25, 2020) – Neighboring Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) and Buncombe County Schools (BCS) and their education foundations are proud to serve as hosts for FranklinCovey’s Leader In Me Asheville Symposium on Feb. 27 and 28, showcasing leadership in Western North Carolina public schools. Students, teachers, and administrators from six HCPS and […]

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Students Explore School’s History with “Ninth Avenue School Day”

Hendersonville Middle students celebrated “Ninth Avenue School Day” for the second year in a row on Valentine’s Day – just a few days before the official “Ninth Avenue School Day” on Feb. 18, as proclaimed in 2006. From 1951-1965, the Ninth Avenue School was a segregated school for African-American students, before area schools were integrated in 1965. Coinciding with Black History Month, students […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Glenda Collins

The week of Feb. 10-14 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. When Glenda Collins was on the Edneyville High School bus back in 1977, she wasn’t riding – she was navigating. During her junior […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Esther Quinones

The week of Feb. 10-14 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. Anywhere Esther Quinones goes will be left tidier than she found it – and Bus # 257 is no exception. In addition to driving […]

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Henderson Oil Company Awards $6,500 in Grants for STEM Education

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2020) – Henderson Oil Company awarded a total of $6,500 in 2019 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance School Grants to 13 Henderson County Public Schools on Wednesday, supplying elementary, middle and high school principals with extra funds for necessary materials and programming. Bruce Drysdale, Clear Creek, Dana, Edneyville, Glenn C. Marlow, Hillandale, Mills […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Tim Fendley

The week of Feb. 10-14 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.  Coach Tim Fendley started his teaching career planning on driving a school bus wherever he taught, thanks to some job hunting advice his […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Jennifer Nava

The week of Feb. 10-14 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.  At any given moment, Jennifer Nava is singing “Good morning! Bruce Drysdale Elementary, this is Jennifer,” into the phone tucked under her chin, […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Patricia Bentley

The week of Feb. 10-14 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.  When it comes to serving students, Patricia Bentley is all in. Drive them to school? Check. Prepare their nutritious food? Check. Serve those […]

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Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program Entering 2nd Year

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2020) – 2019 marked the first year of the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship Program, where 21 Henderson County graduating seniors were accepted into the program. Through an ongoing partnership with Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS), Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC), the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (HCPED), and […]

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