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District Maintains Academic Proficiency and Student Growth

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 7, 2017) – Henderson County Public Schools are celebrating continued excellence in student and school performance, following today’s release of the N.C. Department of Instruction’s 2017 state accountability results – which measure academic proficiency and growth, as well as assign school grades. Henderson County Public Schools is ranked 6th out of 115 […]

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Student and grandaparents

Etowah Elementary Celebrates Grandparents

On Friday at Etowah Elementary, David Byrd sat down to lunch with his granddaughter in a cafeteria that hadn’t existed when he was last at the school. The second grade’s “Grandparents Day” at Etowah had Byrd reminiscing about his old elementary days, back when Etowah was both an elementary and a high school. “This was back […]

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Jaymar residents with donations

Jaymar Travel Park Donates Supplies to Edneyville

With just a week before school starts for most students in Henderson County, the residents of Jaymar Travel Park are stocking Edneyville Elementary teachers with extra school supplies for students in need. On Tuesday morning, Jaymar residents invited Edneyville’s Principal Donna Brackett and seven teachers to a morning meeting, where they gifted the school with […]

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Anna Price with backpacks

Former HCPS Student Packs Backpacks for Kids

Around this time of year, students are excitedly piling notebooks, scissors, glue sticks, and binders into shopping carts as parents read items off supplies lists for the new school year. That’s a lot of shopping for a large family – but imagine shopping for 50 students. That’s what Anna Price did, on behalf of at-risk students […]

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Chuck Edwards puts on his FFA jacket

West Honors Sen. Edwards with FFA Jacket

Clad in their own navy corduroy Future Farmers of America jackets, officers with West Henderson High’s FFA chapter gathered Tuesday with the Henderson County Farm Bureau to surprise one of their alumni with a jacket of his own. A 1978 West graduate, Sen. Chuck Edwards visited McConnell Farms on Tuesday unaware that he’d be receiving […]

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Emma Laughter with students

Senior Gives Back to Local Elementary School

Reading is a learning skill, a rewarding hobby and an indispensable part of our everyday lives. That’s why it’s important for students to keep their reading abilities sharp, even over the summer when school’s out of session. But what about students who don’t have access to books outside of school? Emma Laughter has them covered. […]

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Principal, student and parent with flag

Flag Flown Over U.S. Capitol to be Raised at IHS

The Innovative High Schools’ ribbon cutting – already an exciting day for Career Academy and Early College students and staff – will be made even more memorable, thanks to a local veteran and Sen. Richard Burr. On Thursday, July 27, Dr. Martha Fernicola made a surprise visit to Kent Parent, principal of the Career Academy, which […]

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Students at the computer

Making Connections at STEM Camp

In the far corner of Stephanie Patton’s classroom Wednesday, two students were giggling as they held hands and took turns slapping their palms on a banana. Across the room, two other students were hooking wires up to dry erase markers. Not nearly as chaotic as it all may sound, the Glenn C. Marlow Elementary students […]

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Mapped constellations

PARI Brings Indoor Planetarium to Fletcher Elementary

Have you ever been stargazing in the middle of the day? A class of rising 1st-graders at Fletcher Elementary have, thanks to an indoor planetarium simulation brought to their school by the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). It starts with a nylon dome pumped full of air so that everyone can fit inside. Then, a digital […]

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