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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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Bus Accident Off Green River Road

9:57 a.m. We are exceedingly sad to confirm that after a bus accident early this morning, Henderson County Public Schools lost one of our beloved bus drivers from East Henderson High. Tina Gordon, 53, has been part of the HCPS Family for 10 years, and our hearts are heavy as we mourn her loss. The […]

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Principal Perspective: Fresh Takes & Seasoned Advice from Local Leaders

Whether it’s their first year on the job or they have decades of school leadership experience, principals face a unique set of challenges each and every new school year – even without a global pandemic thrown in the mix. So how do they do it? What can rookie principals learn from their veteran colleagues? And […]

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Face Covering Exception for K-3 Effective Oct. 18

Effective Monday, October 18, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students and teachers will be permitted to temporarily remove their face coverings during “direct and explicit phonics instruction.” This exception will allow students to observe and practice the mouth’s formation of letters and sounds in limited time periods that will be shorter than when they […]

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Amanda Glover is 2021 Exceptional Children’s “Educator of Excellence”

Amanda Glover, speech language pathologist for Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS), has been named district representative for the North Carolina’s Exceptional Children’s Educator of Excellence, and will represent HCPS at the statewide annual conference November in Greensboro. A homegrown educator and East Henderson High alum, Glover began her career in 2017 as a speech language […]

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