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HCPS to Offer Youth Mental Health & Trauma Training to Community Partners

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 17, 2019) – Through a state “Community Partners Safety Grant” secured by Henderson County Public Schools and the Western Region Education Service Alliance, certified HCPS student services staff will be providing training to child- and family-focused organizations to support young children and their families in Henderson County. Beginning this Saturday and extending […]

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Henderson County Early College Accepting Applications for 2019-20

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 15, 2019) – Henderson County Early College high school is currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-20 school year, and will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and families Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Innovative High Schools on the Blue Ridge Community College campus. Henderson County 8th-, […]

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Fletcher Mayor Talks Laws & Lunch with 1st-Graders

On Monday, Fletcher Elementary 1st-graders learned that mayors are allowed lunch breaks and vacations, but when they’re in town they’re never really off the clock. As part of the North Carolina social studies standards, 1st-graders at Fletcher have been learning about authority figures, said Principal Jennifer Shelton. “They’ve been talking about who the authority figures […]

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HCPS Honors 12 New National Board Certified Teachers

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2019) – The most nationally respected professional certification available in K-12 education, National Board Certification is an optional intensive certification process with extremely high standards for teachers. This winter, Henderson County Public Schools are celebrating 12 educators who have earned the credential from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and […]

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UNCG’s Gate City Camerata Visits West Henderson

For a lesson in leadership, self-confidence, and cooperation, look no further than a self-conducted chamber orchestra like UNC Greensboro’s Gate City Camerata. Composed of UNCG School of Music string faculty and selected string students, the ensemble visited West Henderson High on Thursday and treated orchestra students to a brief concert followed by a workshop on […]

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Drop-In Reception to Honor Retiring School Board Members

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 2, 2019) – A drop-in retirement reception honoring recently retired Henderson County Board of Public Education members Lisa Edwards and Colby Coren will be held at The Cedars on Friday, Jan. 11, from 3:30-5 p.m. Lisa Edwards joined the Henderson County Board of Education in December 2006, and attended her last meeting […]

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HCPS Adds Make-Up Days for Snow; Holiday & Spring Breaks Intact for Now

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2018) – In response to canceled school days due to inclement weather the week of Dec. 10-14, 2018, Henderson County Public Schools will be adding a week of make-up days at the end of the school year on both Traditional and Henderson County Early College calendars, with a few other minor […]

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Long Division Lesson Serves Safelight Shelter

In Staci Baker’s 4th grade class, body wash, toothbrushes, and baby wipes are helping her students learn long division. A teacher at Etowah Elementary, Baker knew the tricky math function was one her students would best master through hands-on application, and started thinking about service project ideas. After doing some research on local nonprofit Safelight, […]

Hillandale students singing at Flat Rock Playhouse.

Hillandale Students Open “A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas”

On Thursday night, an hour before curtain up at Flat Rock Playhouse, 21 Hillandale Elementary students learned their places on the Mainstage for the two songs they’d be singing in “A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas.” It was opening night, and this was the students’ first – and last – chance to learn their cues. “What happens […]