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HCPS 2022-2023 Principal of the Year Appointed as New Director of Student Services

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (June 20, 2023)–Following approval by the Henderson County Board of Public Education, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) announces a new Director of Student Services, effective July 01, 2023. Shannon Auten, the current Principal of Innovative High School, will serve as the Director of Student Services. Auten fills the position vacated by Matthew Gruebmeyer, […]

Laura Bruegger New Principal at HHS

HCPS Appoints Laura Bruegger as New Principal of Hendersonville High School

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2023)– Following approval by the Henderson County Board of Public Education on Monday, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) announces a new principal at Hendersonville High School (HHS), effective July 01, 2023. Laura Bruegger, the current Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Hendersonville High School, will lead the Bearcats. Bruegger fills the […]

Students standing in front of a mountain celebrating getting Lighthouse status.

Edneyville Elementary Joins Prestigious Group in Being Designated a Leader in Me Lighthouse School

Photo credit: North Henderson High School drone photography students. During Edneyville Elementary’s annual end-of-school-year hike to Bearwallow Mountain, nearly 430 students gathered at the top of the mountain with banners that read, “The HIVE has reached the LIGHTHOUSE” and “We Are Edneyville!” HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 31st., 2023) – Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) and the […]

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HCPS Honors 66 Top Scholars in Class of 2023

HENDERSONVILLE,N.C. (May 26, 2023) – Sixty-six of Henderson County Public Schools’ highest-achieving graduating seniors were honored Thursday, May 25, during the 2022-23 Top Scholars Banquet at Blue Ridge Community College. Held annually for 19 years, the Top Scholars ceremony recognizes the academic and athletic successes and strong leadership of seniors at the top of their […]

Mr. WHHS Contestants in a circle celebrating.

Mr. WHHS Brings the Community Together to Raise Funds for HCPS Families

(Photo by Blue Ridge Expressions Photography) HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 22, 2023)- On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the West Henderson High School DECA chapter hosted their Inaugural Mr. WHHS Pageant. The pageant was held in honor of the Aidan Burnette and Sydney Bailey families. Students set a goal to raise $6,000 and exceeded their goal with […]

2023 CTE Scholars

Henderson County Public Schools Recognizes 84 CTE Scholars

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 18, 2023) — The 25th Career & Technical Education Scholars’ Reception sponsored by Pardee UNC Health Care recognized 84 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 […]

2023 Teacher of the Year Dylan King

Dylan King is the HCPS 2023 Teacher of the Year

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 11, 2023) – North Henderson High School’s Dylan King was named the district’s Teacher of the Year on Thursday at the award luncheon sponsored by AdventHealth and Boyd Chevrolet. A 19-year veteran of HCPS, King teaches 10th through 12th grade science. He holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Western Carolina University. […]

HCPS Migrant Education and Instructional Staff

HCPS Migrant Education Program Named Best in the State for 2023

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 10, 2023) —  The North Carolina Migrant Education Program (NCMEP) has named Henderson County Public Schools winner of the Outstanding Migrant Education Program for 2023. The designation recognizes Henderson County Public School’s ongoing efforts to bring support and educational services to the migrant families who work in the local agricultural industry each […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Community Youth Mental Health First Aid Training and Resources

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (April 4, 2023) – The community is invited to join teachers, support staff, community partners, medical and mental health providers, faith-based leaders, parents, and other concerned individuals for a day of training around how to recognize, understand and support young people facing a behavioral health concern or crisis. Through a collaboration between the […]