Hendersonville Elementary principal Kerry Stewart (left) poses with BIG winner Cara Brock (right). Hendersonville Elementary principal Kerry Stewart (left) poses with BIG winner Cara Brock (right).

Cara Brock Wins Tryon Fine Arts Center “Be Inspired Grant”

Cara Brock, a 1st grade teacher at Hendersonville Elementary, won a Be Inspired Grant from the Tryon Fine Arts Center, to build a “maker space” that will encourage her students to think like artists and inventors. She is one of more than a dozen educators from North and South Carolina to receive TFAC’s Be Inspired […]

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UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® Visits IHS

Despite their best efforts to control the Arrive Alive Jeep parked outside the Innovative High Schools, students crashed into parked cars, hit road blocks, and spun out into trees last Friday. Luckily, it was all just a driving simulation using virtual reality, car sensors, and impact video to show students the dangers of distracted driving. […]

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New “HCPS Mobile” District App Now Available for Smartphones

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 17, 2018) – School calendar updates, district news, and student grades are all at the tip of parents’ and students’ fingers, thanks to the new HCPS Mobile app launched today. Tailoring the user experience to student, parent, or staff member, the app provides push notifications, district and school-level news, access to school […]

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Dillin Named 2018 EC “Educator of Excellence”

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (September 14, 2018) – Cassidy Dillin of Fletcher Elementary has been named district representative for the North Carolina’s Exceptional Children’s Educator of Excellence, and will represent Henderson County Public Schools at the statewide annual conference November in Greensboro. A teacher with HCPS for five years, Dillin teaches an Intensive Intervention classroom at Fletcher, […]

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Advertisement for Sealed Bids on Tiny House

The Governing Board of Henderson County Public Schools has authorized the sale by sealed bids for the tiny house described below: Henderson County Public Schools owns a tiny house with trailer that was built as a collaborative project between interior design, drafting, and construction students from West Henderson High School. The project was completed in […]

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16 Schools Meet, Exceed Growth in State Expectations of Academic Performance

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Following today’s release of the N.C. Department of Instruction’s 2018 state accountability results – which measure academic proficiency and growth and assign school grades – Henderson County Public Schools is now home to two “A” schools, 12 “B” schools, and eight “C” schools. Schools earning school grades of “A” are […]

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HCPS Establishes Virtual Public School Taught by Local Teachers in District

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (August 31, 2018) – New in the 2018-19 school year, Henderson County Public Schools is launching its first cohort of classes taught asynchronously by HCPS teachers to students across the district, effectively establishing the Henderson County Virtual Public School (HCVPS). Utilizing Google Classrooms, an online educational tool already accessible to all HCPS teachers, […]

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Pardee UNC Health Care Donates First Aid Bags to HCPS Elementary Teachers

Hendersonville, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2018) – Pardee UNC Health Care, in collaboration with county school nurses, is donating first aid bags to all Henderson County Public Schools’ elementary school teachers in honor of the first weeks of the 2018-19 school year. The North Carolina Health Program recommends that, at the beginning of the school year, […]

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Groundbreaking for New Edneyville Elementary Set for Aug. 30

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 21, 2018) – Staff and board members representing Henderson County Public Schools will join Henderson County Commissioners in turning the dirt at the new Edneyville Elementary project site Thursday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m., marking a new era for Yellowjacket students and staff. Construction on the new building – set behind the existing […]