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Sugarloaf & Upward Elementary Honor Multilingual Families through DĂ­a 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 DĂ­a de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead as just […]

graphic with HCPS logo and text "Wall of Honor" with American Flag background

Wall of Honor: Recognizing HCPS Veterans

In Observance 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.  United States Army SGT Keith Deese, West Henderson High SGT Phyllis Bailey, Bruce […]

Shannon Auten 22-23 principal of the year with family

Shannon Auten Named HCPS Principal of the Year for 2022-2023

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept.30, 2022) –Walking through the front door to a cheering crowd of Innovative High School students, staff, and family, Principal Shannon Auten was surprised with the news on Thursday that she has been named the 2022-23 Principal of the Year for Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS). Everyone gathered in the atrium with posters, balloons, […]

Educator of Excellence Dena Rashkover

Dena Rashkover is the HCPS 2022 Exceptional Children’s “Educator of Excellence”

Dena Rashkover, an Exceptional Children’s teacher at Upward Elementary School has been named the district representative for North Carolina’s Exceptional Children’s Educator of Excellence. She will represent Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) at the statewide annual conference this November in Greensboro. Rashkover is a National Board Certified teacher with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from […]

Mr. & Mrs. Harris

A Mainstay of East Henderson High School Retires After Four Decades

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2022) –For anyone who has spent even a little bit of time on the campus of East Henderson High School over the last forty years, the name Nancy Harris will ring a bell. What began in 1979 as a temporary custodial position following college, developed into a dedicated career of working […]

22-23 Beginning Teacher of the Year Breeana Clayton

Breeana Clayton Named Henderson County Beginning Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2022) – Breeana Clayton, an Exceptional Children’s teacher at Hendersonville Middle School, is named the Henderson County Beginning Teacher for 2022-2023. HCPS Superintendent Mark R. Garrett and the District’s leadership team surprised Ms. Clayton while she was teaching Friday morning. Clayton is a proud product of HCPS where she is a […]

Mrs. Moret Mills River

Mills River Teacher, Rahni Moret, Receives Golden Apple Award

Rahni Moret, a fourth grade teacher at Mills River Elementary, received the Golden Apple Award from WYFF News 4 this morning. The Golden Apple Award celebrates local teachers who are making a huge impact on their students. While serving as an interim teacher, Mrs. Moret was nominated for the award by a student she instructed […]

Book signing September 24 announcement

Hendersonville High School History Buffs are in for a Treat with Weekend Book Signing for two Local Authors

Hendersonville, NC (Sept. 20, 2022). For fans and followers of all things Hendersonville High School, a book signing event this Saturday promises a double header of sentimental history and local lore. This Saturday, Sept. 24th at 1 pm., the Henderson County Heritage Museum will host its first book signing event in two years, featuring Wilsontown […]

Jennifer Abel 2022 Media Coordinator of the Year

Jennifer Abel Named Henderson County Media Coordinator of the Year for 2022-2023

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2022) –Described as an exceptional educator, Jennifer Abel, the media and technology coordinator at North Henderson High School, is Henderson County Public Schools’ Media Coordinator of the Year. Abel was made aware of the honor in a surprise visit to North Henderson High School this morning by HCPS Superintendent Mark Garrett, […]

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