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HCPS Named First-Ever “Schools to Watch® District”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 2, 2018) – On Saturday, June 30, at the Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, D.C., Henderson County Public Schools was honored as a “Schools to Watch District” – a brand new recognition from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The “Schools to Watch® District” designation follows the Schools to Watch® initiative, […]

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Students from North and West with their FFA State Degrees.

Local FFA Members Earn State FFA Degree

Raleigh, NC – Madison Austin, Jordan Frady, Emily Holden, Curtis Mathews, McKenley McCraw, Dale Metheny, Erin Norton, and Gunnar Tiller of the North Henderson FFA Chapter and Emmalee Sitton of the West Henderson FFA Chapter were awarded the State FFA Degree by the North Carolina FFA Association on June 20, 2018. The award was given […]

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Atkinson Races Rubber Ducks for Reading

Undaunted by the heavy rains and flooding of the past two weeks, 96 rubber ducks raced down the creek on Atkinson Elementary’s campus Thursday, as 2nd-graders cheered them on. Each rubber duck was numbered and assigned to a student, who earned a duck for reading different genres of books throughout the year. On Thursday, each […]

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Students with a "Make Your Car a No Phone Zone" sign.

Upward Students Ask Parents to “X the Text”

“Do you text and drive?” “Do you ever pick up your child from the car rider line at school?” These are just a couple of the questions Upward Elementary parents recently answered in a survey administered by the school’s Student Lighthouse Team in their research on the dangers of texting and driving. Consisting of 5th-graders […]

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Henderson County Public Schools Recognizes 66 Top Scholars

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 31, 2018) — Sixty-six of Henderson County Public Schools’ highest-achieving graduating seniors were honored May 31 during the 2017-18 Top Scholars Banquet at Blue Ridge Community College. Held annually for 14 years, the Top Scholars ceremony recognizes the academic and athletic successes and strong leadership of seniors at the top of their […]

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Kent Parent Named HCPS Director of Capital Projects & School Safety

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 29, 2018) — Kent Parent has been named the Director of Capital Projects & School Safety for Henderson County Public Schools, a new administrator position serving under the direction of the Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services Dr. John Bryant at Central Office. Effective July 1, 2018, Parent’s new position will provide overall […]

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Katie McCrary Named Henderson County Public Schools 2018 Teacher of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 25, 2018) — Katie McCrary, a 7th grade English/Language Arts teacher at Rugby Middle School, was named Henderson County Public Schools’ 2018 Teacher of the Year on Friday at the Teacher of the Year luncheon sponsored by Park Ridge Health at the Hendersonville Country Club. McCrary has spent the last four of […]

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Henderson County Public Schools Recognizes 121 CTE Scholars

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 17, 2018) — The 22nd Annual Career & Technical Education Scholars’ Reception sponsored by Pardee Hospital recognized 121 graduating students Thursday, for their academic mastery in Career & Technical Education courses. Each scholar completed at least four Career & Technical Education credits, maintained a 3.25 GPA in CTE courses and overall 3.0 […]

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Students from Henderson County Career Academy

Career Academy Attends First JNCG State Event

Henderson County Career Academy earned 1st Place in the “Display Boards” competition category at the the Jobs for North Carolina’s Graduates (JNCG) inaugural statewide Student Leadership Summit held last month at N.C. State University. The Student Leadership Summit, bearing the theme, “When Opportunity Knocks,” was the first event which brought together students from each of the […]

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