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Local Students Win Soil and Water Conservation District Contest

The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts sponsors an annual contest for students to have an opportunity to become aware of and share their concerns for soil and water conservation through poster art. The Henderson County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the 2017-2018 contest for 5th grade students using the state […]

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Kindergarten Readiness Rally Set for Tuesday, April 10

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 9, 2018) – Kindergarten registration for children turning 5 on or before Aug. 31 is coming up in April, and Henderson County Public Schools is hosting the annual Kindergarten Readiness Rally on April 10, to get parents and students on track for the start of the new school year. Co-sponsored by Western […]

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Career Readiness Workshop Prepares Students with Soft Skills

Students contemplating joining the workforce upon graduation spent Monday refreshing resumes, practicing interviews, and learning job application tips during the first ever Made In Henderson County Career Readiness Workshop. In the Macintosh Room at Blue Ridge Community College, juniors and senior critiqued and edited their resumes and filled out sample job applications. In the “Soft […]

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Hendersonville Fire Dept. Donating Fire Engine to Career Academy

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 28, 2018) – Henderson County Career Academy’s Fire Academy will be receiving a working fire engine on Thursday, March 1 at 9 a.m., thanks to the generosity of the Hendersonville Fire Department. A push-in ceremony involving current and graduated Fire Academy students and members of local sponsor departments will take place shortly […]

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Fletcher Teachers Learn from Puppet Master

Last week, teachers took over Fletcher Elementary’s art room, drawing mice and monsters on craft paper, and cutting out paper characters for puppet shows. Internationally renowned puppeteer Hobey Ford flitted from table to table, making sure the teachers weren’t making the classic mistake of drawing their characters too small. Ford, a Kennedy Center Partner in […]

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HCPS Launching School Bus Tracking App for Parents in March

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 19, 2018) – Henderson County Public Schools is excited to announce the adoption of Here Comes the Bus®, an innovative mobile device app and website that allows parents to view real-time locations of their children’s school bus. The school district’s official launch date of Here Comes the Bus is March 1. Free […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Doris Bencivenga

Thirty-three years ago, Doris Bencivenga walked into her children’s school with a complaint about their bus driver – and walked out with a job. Bencivenga had told the assistant principal she thought she could do a better job as a bus driver, and then she put her money where her mouth was. Having been a frustrated […]

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Meet School Bus Driver Deborah Praytor

Deborah Praytor, admittedly, is not the school bus driver to go to for a bear hug if you’re having a rough day. But she’s there if you need some straight talk. “I’m not a touchy-feely person,” Praytor said. However, she can level with middle schoolers looking to have honest conversations. Praytor has been transporting middle […]

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Dana Students Share Valentine’s “Manners Meal”

Dana Elementary students celebrated Valentine’s Day with style and grace Wednesday, as they shared a Manners Meal in the school cafeteria. Principal Kim Morgan said the school celebrates Valentine’s Day a bit differently than most, focusing on how to best share polite company with friends and loved ones gathered together – for any occasion. Morgan […]