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2 HCPS Schools Earn Leader in Me Lighthouse Designation by FranklinCovey Education

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (June 15, 2022) – Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) and the Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) are thrilled to announce that two schools – North Henderson High and Apple Valley Middle – have been certified and named as Leader in Me Lighthouse Schools by FranklinCovey Education. Not only are North Henderson High and Apple […]

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2022 Summer Meals

Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) will continue serving the health and wellness of its students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program, which begins Monday, June 13. From Monday, June 13, 2022, through Friday, August 12, 2022, the HCPS Child Nutrition Department will operate 19 open sites, consisting of the 17 stops […]

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Future Eagle Grads Watch Class of 2022 Take Flight

The road to a high school diploma starts long before senior year. In fact, as early as elementary school, teachers and administrators are on the lookout for signs of students at risk of dropping out in high school. That’s why administrators at East Henderson High and feeder school Hillandale Elementary are working together to build […]

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HCPS Honors 67 Top Scholars in Class of 2022

Sixty-seven of Henderson County Public Schools’ highest-achieving graduating seniors were honored Thursday, May 26, during the 2021-22 Top Scholars Banquet at Blue Ridge Community College. Held annually for 18 years, the Top Scholars ceremony recognizes the academic and athletic successes and strong leadership of seniors at the top of their classes. Last year, Top Scholars […]

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Karen Whiting is HCPS’ 2022 Teacher of the Year

Karen Whiting, a 4th grade English Language Arts (ELA) and social studies teacher at Glenn C. Marlow Elementary, was named Henderson County Public Schools’ 2022 Teacher of the Year on Thursday at the award luncheon sponsored by AdventHealth and Boyd Chevrolet at Jeter Mountain Farm. Whiting has 17 years of teaching experience, including middle and […]

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Mark Garrett Named 7th Superintendent of HCPS

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 19, 2022) – Mark Garrett will succeed Dr. John Bryant as Henderson County Public Schools’ seventh Superintendent, effective July 1, the Henderson County Board of Public Education announced Thursday during a Special Called board meeting. Garrett is the Superintendent of McDowell County Schools (MCS) in Marion, where he has served since 2013. […]

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Henderson County Public Schools Recognizes 60 CTE Scholars

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 18, 2022) — The 24th Career & Technical Education Scholars’ Reception sponsored by Pardee UNC Health Care recognized 60 graduating CTE students Wednesday, for their academic mastery in Career & Technical Education courses. Each scholar is a CTE Concentrator as defined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, having earned two […]

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Latin: Alive and Well at Bruce Drysdale Elementary

The only one of its kind in Henderson County Public Schools, the Latin Club at Bruce Drysdale Elementary will be graduating its first cohort of Latin learners next week! This year, 2nd grade teacher Alejandra McCall has offered an extracurricular Latin Club for 4th and 5th graders at Bruce Drysdale, taking a multidisciplinary approach to teach students Latin and […]

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Elementary Students Preview Music Opportunities in Upper Grades Through “Arts Fairs”

“Arts fairs” are opening doors for elementary students thinking about picking up a musical instrument when they start 6th grade, and removing the financial barrier for families. Sixth grade is the pivotal time when students can explore band or orchestra programs that they can continue through their high school years. However, “The cost of instruments […]

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