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Dr. Marsha Justice Named 2022 Western Region Principal of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 20, 2022)  – For the second time in four months, the Edneyville Elementary School Yellow Jackets are buzzing with pride over their principal, Dr. Marsha Justice. Justice has been named the 2022 Western Region Principal of the Year, surprised Friday by state and local leaders, her family, and bagpipes. In October, Justice […]

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Face Coverings Required Effective Jan. 11

Effective Tuesday, Jan. 11, all Henderson County Public Schools students, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face coverings in all indoor settings during scheduled instructional hours. This policy change was approved by the Henderson County Board of Public Education at their regularly scheduled meeting this evening. On Monday, Jan. 10, the board voted […]

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East’s McDade Selected as State Finalist in 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence

An East Henderson High School teacher has been selected as a state finalist in mathematics for the prestigious 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Maggie McDade, NBCT, is one of three math teachers and six teachers overall tapped as a state finalist out of 145 North Carolina nominees for the national […]

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Supt. Dr. Bryant Honored by Land of Sky Regional Council

HCPS Superintendent, Dr. John Bryant, was one of five public school superintendents in the Western North Carolina region to receive the “Extraordinary Public Service Award” from the Land of Sky Regional Council, as part of their Annual Awards conferred last month. Dr. Bryant was surprised with the award on Monday, Dec. 13, during the regularly […]

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Cluster Confirmed at North Henderson High

Dear Henderson County Public School families, The Henderson County Department of Public Health has notified us that to date, 5 students at North Henderson High have lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 that are epidemiologically linked, meeting the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) definition of a “cluster.” We are working in close coordination […]

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Students’ “Top 10” Gingerbread Creation Teaches More Than Teamwork

In between sneaking bites of colored sugar sprinkles, a focused group of 3rd-5th grade students with faces covered in bright green icing spent weeks in November exercising a willingness to compromise, working through challenges as a team, and demonstrating an impressive use of fine motor skills. It wasn’t a home economics class or even a […]

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Best in the West: Ryan Mitchell is 2022 NC Regional Teacher of the Year

Under the guise of a Monday morning pep rally for a canned food drive, district administrators gathered the Mills River Elementary school community to surprise 2nd grade teacher Ryan Mitchell with the news that he is the 2022 North Carolina Regional Teacher of the Year for the Western Region. The jig was up as soon […]

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Face Coverings Required in Pre-K to Grade 6, Effective Nov. 29 – Jan. 1

Effective Monday, Nov. 29 upon return from the Thanksgiving break, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) students, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face coverings in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6 during instructional hours, through the end of December. The requirement will apply to all students, staff, and visitors in K-6 spaces during instructional hours. […]

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HCPS Theatre Students Win 19 Awards at 2021 NCTC High School Play Festival

November 17, 2021 – The theatre departments at all four of Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS)’ traditional high schools are celebrating their recognition in the 2021 NCTC High School Play Festival regionals held Nov. 5-6 at Gardner-Webb University, having brought a total of 19 group and individual awards home to Henderson County. This year, HCPS […]

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