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East Henderson High Creates Memorial for 20th Anniversary of 9/11

On the morning of Friday, September 10, students at East Henderson High filed out from their classrooms to gather solemnly around their school’s entryway, to the sound of Taps being played by a classmate. In the grass at the center of the school’s entrance, 2,977 small wooden crosses bore hand-written names of the casualties of […]

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Two Hendersonville Middle Performances Featured in National History Day Showcase

Two projects created and performed by Hendersonville Middle School (HMS) students are being featured in the first-of-its-kind National History Day (NHD) National Contest virtual performance showcase! Hosted online by the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) through June 28, the virtual showcase features 20 performances researched, written, staged, and performed by middle and high school students […]

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HCPS Receives 2nd National Board Accomplished District Designation

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (June 16, 2021) – Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) has once again been acknowledged by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) as a National Board Accomplished District, which recognizes districts in which at least 20% of teachers have achieved National Board certification. Henderson County Public Schools is one of 79 districts […]

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New Principals for Bruce Drysdale, Etowah Elementaries Named

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (June 14, 2021) – The Henderson County Board of Public Education is moving forward in naming a new administration team at Bruce Drysdale Elementary (BDS), following Principal Eric Gash’s decision to take a one-year leave of absence to pursue a political career. Effective July 1, Jason Joyce will be Bruce Drysdale’s new full-time […]

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Rugby’s Women’s Teams Sweep Blue Ridge Conference

In what Rugby Middle’s Athletic Director calls “one of the most competitive girls athletics seasons,” the Lady Raiders managed to clinch a full-conference sweep of the Blue Ridge Conference women’s team sports championships. That means, in addition to achieving strong winning seasons across the board, the women’s volleyball, cross country, basketball, softball, soccer, and track teams […]

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HCPS Honors 67 Top Scholars in Class of 2021

After an unfortunate hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, the annual Top Scholars celebration is returning to Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS), albeit in a new form. Sixty-seven of the district’s highest-achieving graduating seniors will be honored this evening at 6 p.m. during 2020-2021 Top Scholars recognitions held throughout the county. An annual celebration […]

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100% of 4th Grade Class Achieves i-Ready Goal

This week, district leaders and representatives from Curriculum Associates have been celebrating Marcie Burlett’s 4th grade class at Upward Elementary for an accomplishment that would be cause for recognition anytime – but is even more impressive given the challenges of hybrid and remote learning this school year. In Burlett’s class, 100% of students reached the […]

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Ryan Mitchell is HCPS’ 2021 Teacher of the Year

Ryan Mitchell, a 2nd grade teacher Mills River Elementary, was named Henderson County Public Schools’ 2021 Teacher of the Year on Thursday at the award luncheon sponsored by AdventHealth and Boyd Chevrolet at Jeter Mountain Farm. Mitchell joined the HCPS Family in 2012 when he began teaching at Sugarloaf Elementary, and earned the designation as […]

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Community, Students Collaborate to Build Outdoor Classroom for Edneyville Elementary

When Edneyville Elementary’s STEM Specialist, Sharon Searcy, applied for a Facebook Community Action Grant in October 2020, she had a vision: an outdoor classroom below the school’s nature trail, complete with convertible bench-desks where students could study, record, and analyze their projects. This spring, she was thrilled to learn she’d been awarded the grant, but […]

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