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11 Educators Earn National Board Certification

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 16, 2021) – The most nationally respected professional certification available in K-12 education, National Board Certification is an optional intensive certification process with extremely high standards for teachers. This spring, Henderson County Public Schools celebrates 11 educators who have earned the credential from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and joined […]

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HCPS Rolls Up its Sleeves in Vaccine Clinic for Educators

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (February, 24, 2021) – The first 33 of Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) employees scheduled to receive COVID-19 vaccines in a clinic for educators rolled up their sleeves today. HCPS employees vaccinated today are those who have volunteered to work the weekend clinics, in order to directly support the public health of their […]

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Dr. Jan King Wins NCASD “Trailblazer” Award

This afternoon, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Jan King was named the 2021 recipient of the Dr. Frances Jones Trailblazer Award by the North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The “Trailblazer” award is annually presented to an education professional who has dedicated their educational career to […]

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HCPS Earns Statewide Recognition for Excellence in Communications

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (February 5, 2021) – The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) honored Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) for excellence in communications during the 2020 Blue Ribbon Awards, celebrated virtually on Friday. On behalf of the district, HCPS Public Information Officer Molly McGowan Gorsuch won a total of 10 Blue Ribbon Awards for outstanding […]

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Apple Valley Educators Snag NCMLE 2021 Awards

“Team Fortitude,” a three-person teaching team of 8th-grade educators, and a teacher assistant at Apple Valley Middle School (AVMS) have been recognized by the North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (NCMLE) for their outstanding performance in middle level education. Ashley Ruzich, Jessica Reid and Donna Sargent have been named the NCMLE’s “2021 Teaching Team […]

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Kindergarteners Surprised with “Class of 2033” T-Shirts

Continuing a Henderson County Public Schools tradition, kindergarteners across the district – in classrooms and from their work stations at home – were surprised with their “Class of 2033” T-shirts today. Annually, local businesses partner with HCPS to welcome kindergarteners to their first year of formal education with this special gift, which has their unique “Class Of” […]

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Food Box Distribution for HCPS Families on Dec. 17

Through partnerships with Flavor1st and the Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) system, Biltmore Church will be distributing boxes of fresh produce and meat to local families in need on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Flavor1st Growers & Packers reached out to Biltmore Church in early December, looking for an opportunity to donate a total of 2,000 […]

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Isabella’s Back-To-School Success Story

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) has spent the past few months discussing the return to in-person learning, and has encouraged districts across the nation to seek out testimonials from parents, teachers, school officials, and community members sharing their positive experiences – in both virtual and in-person environments. The following is one such “back-to-school success story” […]

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Kaufman Family’s Back-To-School Success Story

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) has spent the past few months discussing the return to in-person learning, and has encouraged districts across the nation to seek out testimonials from parents, teachers, school officials, and community members sharing their positive experiences – in both virtual and in-person environments. The following is one such “back-to-school […]

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