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Etowah Lions Club Donates $660 to Backpack Program

The Etowah Lions Club shares with Etowah Elementary more than just an address on Etowah School Road; the organization enjoys a sense of community with the school’s students and staff. That’s what spurred the Lions Club to dedicate its most recent pancake breakfast fundraiser to the school’s backpack program, which provides food to last the […]

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Firefighters Demonstrate Vehicle Extraction at Etowah Elementary

“Don’t be afraid – you’re going to hear some glass breaking,” Fire Prevention Officer Roger Freeman told students gathered outside Etowah Elementary on Friday. Rather than cowering, the students broke into cheers as firefighters with the Etowah-Horse Shoe Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department shattered the windshield and windows of a Dodge Durango. “Cut that door! Cut […]

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Hendersonville Elementary Makes It Off “Gilligan’s Island”

After two weeks of mapping their locations, scavenging edible tropical foods, and building watercraft out of found items, Hendersonville Elementary students successfully made it off Gilligan’s Island thanks to the skills they learned during the school-wide STEAM Challenge. For two weeks, all K-5 students studied Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) units themed after […]

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North Students Mentor Elementary “Knights’ Paw Pals”

Everybody needs those friends who motivate and encourage them to achieve success, and help them maintain focus. For a group of Clear Creek Elementary students, those friends are older student mentors from North Henderson High who visit their “Knights’ Paw Pals” regularly to reinforce leadership habits. Organized by North seniors Tia K. and Annie Grace […]

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HCPS Parents First to Provide Input on New Federal Education Parent Resource

Parent Tool Kit” to Help Families of English Learners Navigate U.S. School System HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2017) – Education officials with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA), and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) met with parents of Henderson […]

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Rugby Students See “Real World Math” in Action

General contractors use it to calculate how much construction material is needed to build a new house. Orthodontists use it to determine how much force is required to straighten crooked teeth. Math is everywhere, which is exactly why the 8th grade math teachers at Rugby Middle annually host “Real World Math Day” for their students. […]

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Chamber’s Junior Leadership Class Quizzes Local Business Owners

High school juniors in the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership Class learned firsthand Tuesday what it takes for businesses to succeed in downtown Hendersonville. Through interviews with local business leaders, students learned about the local workforce and career opportunities, while developing their own professional skills. At Tempo Music Center, students Ryan O., Juan […]

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Henderson County Public Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2017) – To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Henderson County Public schools is celebrating National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017, emphasizing the healthy foods that are offered daily to local students. “School lunches are healthier than ever, with more […]

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Custodians at HMS

Hendersonville Middle Honors School Custodians

They keep the floors freshly waxed, the bathrooms clean, the wall décor fresh, and several even drive school buses. Custodians are the often-unsung heroes of a school, so when students at Hendersonville Middle learned Oct. 2 was “National Custodian Appreciation Day,” they decided to turn it into a weeklong celebration. Student leaders in the HMS […]

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