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2nd-Graders Immersed in Arts, Band at North

A second grader at Sugarloaf Elementary, Curtis wasn’t prepared for the massive size of a high school lunchroom. When he and his classmates touring North Henderson High walked into the cafeteria Thursday, his eyes went wide and he mouthed, “Whoa.” Students in Karen Rainer’s and Amy Comeens’ 2nd grade classes were being guided through the […]

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Sixth-Grader Wins 2018 Eagles Spelling Bee

can·a·pé   (/ˈkanəˌpā,ˈkanəˌpē/) Sixth-grader Kenny M. will probably never forget the word for “a small piece of bread or pastry with a savory topping,” now that his correct spelling of the word earned him the title of Flat Rock Middle School 2018 Eagles Spelling Bee champ. Originally scheduled to take place in December 2018, the date […]

Linda Blake and Brooke Freeman

Meet School Bus Driver/Rider Team Linda & Brooke

The week of Feb. 11-15 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week (or “Love the Bus” Week), and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  Called the “dynamic duo” by Bruce Drysdale Elementary administrators, Linda Blake and Brooke Freeman do everything they can to make every student riding […]

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HCPS to Celebrate Inaugural Middle School Baseball Season with Opener

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2019) – Celebrating the inaugural baseball season for middle schools in the district, Henderson County Public Schools is hosting a “Middle School Baseball Opener” on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the newly renovated field at Blue Ridge Community College. “We haven’t played middle school baseball in Henderson County before,” said HCPS Chief […]

Bus driver David Jacklin and a student in cafeteria

Meet School Bus Driver David Jacklin

The week of Feb. 11-15 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week (or “Love the Bus” Week), and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  Given the frequency that students see their bus drivers and custodians before, during, and after school, it’s no wonder that the school staff […]

Delwin Hyder in her school bus

Meet School Bus Driver Delwin Hyder

The week of Feb. 11-15 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week (or “Love the Bus” Week), and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  The length of Delwin Hyder’s driving career can be marked by the generation of her own family currently riding her school bus. “I […]

Bus driver Gary Kutch with a piece of his artwork

Meet School Bus Driver Gary Kutch

The week of Feb. 11-15 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week (or “Love the Bus” Week), and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  It was the mountains that brought accomplished artist Gary Kutch to Western North Carolina, but kismet landed him at Atkinson Elementary in 2013. […]

Bus driver Phil Winchester outside his bus

Meet School Bus Driver Phil Winchester

The week of Feb. 11-15 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week (or “Love the Bus” Week), and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  A 44-year veteran of the trucking industry, Phil Winchester traded one big yellow rig for another in 2016, when he became a bus […]

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HCPS Adds Make-Up Days for January School Days Lost

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2019) – In response to canceled school days due to ice on January 23 and the threat of inclement weather on January 29, Henderson County Public Schools has designated February 15 and 18 as full student days on all calendars, with a few other minor changes to the Flex calendar. Prior […]