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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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A Day of Tribute: HCPS Students Honor America’s Veterans

In honor of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, students from across Henderson County learned some valuable lessons this week about service, sacrifice, inclusion, and love of country. For Hendersonville Elementary 2nd grader, Ben Pryor, the lessons made a deep impact. “I have learned what a veteran is this […]

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Face Coverings Optional, Effective Nov. 15

Effective Monday, November 15, face coverings are optional for all students, staff, and school visitors in all HCPS school settings. This means that students in all grade levels, staff at all HCPS properties, and visitors to our campuses for school-related activities and extra-curricular events may choose whether or not to wear a face covering while […]

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Wall of Honor: Recognizing HCPS Veterans

In observation of Veterans’ History Awareness Month in North Carolina, Henderson County Public Schools honors the staff members in our HCPS Family who have served our country in the military, and who continue to serve the students and families of our community.  *Afghanistan War Veteran **Iraq War Veteran U.S. Air Force Capt. Gary W. Bay […]

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WHHS Grad Earns Rare Perfect Score on AP Exam

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (November 5, 2021) – Henderson County Public Schools and her Falcon Family at West Henderson High celebrate recent graduate Caroline Maxon for earning a rare perfect score on an Advanced Placement® (AP®) Exam in the spring. Currently studying chemistry at UNC–Chapel Hill, Maxon was one of only 375 students in the world to […]

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Lessons on Fire Safety & Teamwork Land at Etowah Elementary

Through the midday mist of a light falling rain on Friday, Oct. 29, 10-year-old Carson watched in silence as a large green medic’s helicopter descended on the Etowah Elementary field where he and his classmates usually play sports. “My grandfather had to be taken to the hospital in that helicopter last year,” said Carson, a […]

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