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From Hand to Mouth – Community Partnership Feeds HCPS Young Minds with Knowledge of Farming One Book at a Time

While most of us think little about how a bowl of fruit, a glass of milk, or a plate of scrambled eggs arrive on our morning breakfast plate, North Carolina’s Ag in the Classroom (AITC) wants to ensure that Henderson County’s youngest students do think about it. Ag in the Classroom is a unique educational […]

Students eating breakfast

HCPS Students at all 23 Schools Can Now Get a Healthy Breakfast at No Charge

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2023) – With innovation and a goal to ensure that all HCPS students begin their day with a nutritional breakfast, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) has expanded its Universal Breakfast program to all 23 schools in the district. Universal Breakfast means breakfast is available for any and all students, free of […]

Brent Stepp, new principal Flat Rock Middle

New Principal for Flat Rock Middle School Named

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2023)–Following approval by the Henderson County Board of Public Education on Monday, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) announces a new principal at Flat Rock Middle School, effective January 23, 2023. Brent Stepp, the current Assistant Principal at Apple Valley Middle School, will lead the Flat Rock Eagles. Stepp fills the principalship […]

Christopher who won a national essay contest

Christopher, a student at Apple Valley Middle School is an Optimum and TelevisaUnivision Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Winner

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 16, 2022) –We are proud to announce that one of our students is a grand prize winner of the 2022 Optimum and TelevisaUnivision Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest. Christopher at Apple Valley Middle School received a $3,000 cash scholarship for writing an essay about a person (or group) of Hispanic heritage who […]

Etowah student with voting sticker

“Students Voting for Democracy” Mock Election Results 2022

The results are in! Despite the fact that the district-wide student mock election results don’t match up exactly with the real 2022 election results, the purpose of the exercise remains the same: to teach students about local, state and federal government, how to research and make informed voting decisions, and about civic responsibilities. Grades K-2 […]

Matthew Haney new principal of Fletcher Elementary

HCPS Announces a New Principal for Fletcher Elementary

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Following approval by the Henderson County Board of Public Education on Monday, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) announces a new principal at Fletcher Elementary, effective November 28, 2022. Matthew Haney, the current Principal at Flat Rock Middle School, will lead Fletcher Elementary. Haney fills the principalship vacated by Tammy […]

Students with signs of appreciation

Henderson County Public Schools Honors America’s Veterans

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 10, 2022) – In honor of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, staff and students from across Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) are pausing to recognize those who have so clearly demonstrated the values of service, sacrifice, inclusion, and love of country. Throughout the month of […]

Outstanding Science teacher

Nicole Riddle receives 2022 NCSTA District 8 Outstanding Elementary School Science Teacher Award

Etowah Elementary’s Nicole Riddle received the 2022 North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) District 8 Outstanding Elementary School Science Teacher Award on November 3rd. A 5th grade Math and Science teacher at Etowah, Riddle is always researching and employing instructional methods that will intrigue and inspire her students. She has taught at Etowah for the past […]

Day of the Dead Celebration

Sugarloaf & Upward Elementary Honor Multilingual Families through Día de los Muertos

While the name, “Day of the Dead” might sound a little somber to the uninformed, this 3,000 year-old cultural tradition is the complete opposite of fearful or depressing. For the second year in a row, the Amig@s Club of Sugarloaf Elementary School is celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead as just […]

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