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Meet School Bus Driver Barbara Brown

The week of Feb. 8-12 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  Barbara Brown initially began driving a school bus for Henderson County Public Schools to keep tabs on her own three children at East Flat Rock Elementary. “It helped […]

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Hillandale 1st-Graders Perform 100 Random Acts of Kindness

Trini Fares’ 1st-graders at Hillandale Elementary quietly counted out loud as they dropped marshmallows, pretzels, animal crackers and raisins into plastic baggies Wednesday. The class was assembling trail mix bags, consisting of 100 pieces, to celebrate the 100th day of school – and to serve as a Random Act of Kindness. All four of Hillandale’s […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Tom Merker

The week of Feb. 8-12 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  When Tom Merker relocated from Ohio to Hendersonville a dozen years ago, he picked up right where he’d left off – he opened a barbershop downtown and continued the […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Mirian Hudgins

The week of Feb. 8-12 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  Mirian Hudgins has been in elementary school for the past 30 years. At least, she’s worked in one since 1984. A school bus driver for Glenn C. Marlow […]

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East’s Choral Director Accepted to Oxford University’s Choral Institute

OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM (Feb. 8, 2016) – Oxford University has announced the acceptance of East Henderson High School’s Choral Director, Anna Marie Kuether, into this summer’s Choral Institute as a “Full Conductor”, a designation meaning that Kuether will not only attend, but will have the opportunity to direct the Institute’s chorus while attending. The Institute […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Robert Bradley

The week of Feb. 8-12 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  For Robert Bradley, the students and staff at Fletcher Elementary are just extended family. He’s been driving a bus for the school since 2008, shortly after successfully completing […]

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AMBUCS Donates Adapted Tricycle to Bruce Drysdale

Thank you to Western Carolina Friends, the local chapter of AMBUCS, for providing Bruce Drysdale Elementary with an adapted tricycle! The national organization provides AmTryke therapeutic hand-and-foot tricycles to individuals with physical limitations, awards academic scholarships to physical therapists and engages in accessibility service projects. Allan Berg and Ron Ontko of the local AMBUCS chapter […]

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Fletcher 5th-Graders Learn about Forestry

Thank you to Abel Odom and Elliott Chitwood of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly for illustrating ecosystems and forestry with 5th-graders at Fletcher Elementary. On Feb. 1, fifth graders learned about the three regions of North Carolina and worked together to illustrate the environments and organisms found in each region – from coastal plains to […]

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Local Schools to Celebrate School Bus Driver Appreciation Week

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Whether it’s with hand-drawn cards and banners from students, gift bags from teachers or full meals from administrators, Henderson County Public Schools are honoring its bus drivers Feb. 8-12 during N.C. School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. Each weekday, HCPS bus drivers transport 6,300 children throughout the county, and log […]

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