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Can’d Aid Surprises 1st-Graders with Bikes

Mountain bikers gathered in Brevard this weekend for the Roam Bike Fest spent part of their Saturday building 57 bicycles for students they’d never met. On Monday morning, Atkinson Elementary first-graders squealed with excitement when pro mountain biker Neko Mulally told them the brand new bikes gleaming on their playground were all theirs. Through nonprofit […]

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HCPS Students Attend Hispanic Educational Summit

Presented annually by the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP), the Hispanic Educational Summit is the largest educational conference in North Carolina for middle and high school Hispanic students. Through engaging public speakers, college campus tours, educational exhibitors, and conference sessions, the Summit aims to motivate Hispanic students to excel academically and connect them with career […]

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Donated Countertop Revamps West’s OCS Kitchen

West Henderson High’s Occupational Course of Study classroom kitchen got a major facelift yesterday, thanks to a generous donation of custom countertops from the Stone Gallery of WNC. The donated countertops are a major upgrade to the kitchen that OCS students have been revamping with newer appliances they’ve purchased using money the class has earned […]

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Atkinson Advancing to Regional “Battle of the Books”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (April 8, 2019) – Atkinson Elementary’s reader leaders emerged victorious in last week’s district “Battle of the Books” competition, and on April 25 will advance to the Regional Elementary Battle of the Books – the highest competition level currently in the N.C. School Library Media Association’s “Battle of the Books” Elementary division. Kicking […]

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HES Sends 1st Team to NC Science Olympiad, Snags Awards

For years, preparing for and competing in the NC Science Olympiad has been an annual springtime activity for several of Henderson County Public Schools’ middle and high schools. This year, one elementary school joined in – for the first time ever – and placed 6th overall. On March 23, Hendersonville Elementary’s inaugural NC Science Olympiad […]

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HHS Mock Trial Team Advances to State Comp, Wins Awards

Following their regional win in February, the Hendersonville High School “Cats” mock trial team competed March 8-9 in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice High School Mock Trial Competition at Campbell Law School in Raleigh, N.C. and earned multiple awards. Operated by the Carolina Center for Civic Education (CCCE) and the North Carolina Advocates for […]

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Families Invited to Kindergarten Readiness Rally on Tuesday, April 2

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 26, 2019) – Children turning 5 on or before Aug. 31 will need to register for April 9-11, but first they can meet their teachers and climb aboard a big yellow school bus at the Kindergarten Readiness Rally on April 2! Presented by Smart Start Partnership for Children and Henderson County Public […]

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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 […]