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Grant For Area Teachers

by ALLIE RAE MAUSER 11.29.12 each for America in eastern North Carolina recently received increased funding with a $100,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation. The money is expected to support recruitment for a greater number of Teach for America teachers in Vance, Warren, and Granville counties. “It’s used for recruitment selection, training, and support of teachers in the rural counties of which we work,” said Robyn Fehrman, executive director of Teach for America eastern North Carolina. Currently Vance County has 16 TFA corps members, nine of whom work in the public school system, and seven who teach at the Read more
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Earning and Learning

Article courtesy of ALLIE RAE MAUSER of the Daily Dispatch In a school where success is cultivated through character, accountability for one’s actions has become well recognized by students. At Henderson Collegiate, building character is a priority, and success on an academic level is something that has naturally followed. Eric and Carice Sanchez founded the school three years ago with 100 fourth graders. Since that time they’ve added a grade and 100 more students annually. The school is now fourth through sixth grade, but plans to continue growing at the same rate until reaching the twelfth grade. “I would tell Read more
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A henderson-collegiate twist on dickens ‘read baby read’

Article courtesy by DAVID IRVINE of The Daily Dispatch Ebenezer Scrooge hated books. With a “bah, humbug!” he expressed his displeasure. This twist on the Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was staged by students from Henderson Collegiate Charter School at their annual Parent Pride night. The 200 students and their parents filled the Civic Center at Vance-Granville Community College on Thursday for an evening of entertainment and demonstration of their accomplishments. Principal Eric Sanchez said that Parent Pride Night is a chance for our students to show their parents what they have learned. And the students demonstrated with a math Read more
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Nfl star urges students to read and learn

Article and Photo courtesy of Daily Dispatch Vance County native and NFL center Jason Brown spent Thursday sharing a little wisdom with students at Henderson Collegiate Charter School and the Vance County unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina. According to Brown, the key to success in life is determination and education, never giving up no matter how hard things get. “When I was young, I started recognizing some of the potential I had for greatness, which is something each of you (Boys & Girls Club members) have inside,” Brown said. “Potential energy is built Read more
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Charter school ready to add grade henderson collegiate enrolling students for new year read more the daily dispatch charter school ready to add grade henderson collegiate enrolling students for

Article and Photo courtesy of Daily Dispatch Teacher Carice Sanchez looks over her excited fourth graders before picking one to answer a question during reading class at Henderson Collegiate Tuesday afternoon. The charter school is currently taking enrollment applications. (Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE) Enrollment is in full swing at Henderson’s newest charter school, with two grade levels now being offered. Henderson Collegiate Charter School’s original class of fourth graders, who started classes on Aug. 18, 2010, is set to move up to the fifth grade next school year, making room for a new fourth grade class. “Out of the 105 Read more
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Henderson collegiate charter school shows off with pride

Article and Photo courtesy of Daily Dispatch Members of the Pride of 2019 react to elements of “Frindle” by Andrew Clements while the group has a book discussion during Henderson Collegiate’s first Parents Pride Night at Vance-Granville Community College’s Civic Center Thursday night. (Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE) Henderson Collegiate Charter School students put on a show with pride on Thursday night. The first Parent Pride Night was held at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center at 6 p.m. The show featured performances by the fourth grade class, the only grade at the school as of now, who creatively told the Read more
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Pride of 2019

The Pride of 2019 has begun the first school year of Henderson Collegiate. What exactly is the Pride of 2019 you may ask?. Any of the 102 fourth-grade students at Henderson Collegiate would answer, we are the Pride. The Pride is a group of lions, and at Henderson Collegiate, it is their motto that the strength of the lion is the Pride, and the strength of the Pride is the lion. Thus, each student is only as strong as the group, thereby encouraging teamwork, support and encouragement of other members of the Pride. As for the year 2019, all of Read more
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School embraces diversity

There have been several articles and editorials in the Dispatch during this past week regarding the debate around school choice and the number of options that students and parents have here in Vance County. One of the more controversial aspects of this discussion is the issue of diversity, in particular a perception among many that some charter schools are not interested in having a socioeconomically or racially diverse student population. This perception is often based upon a lack of knowledge of the guiding mission and values of many charter schools. In an editorial on Aug. 24, your paper articulated this Read more
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Funds needed for pride of 2019 henderson collegiate charter school wants to give its students the extras

Article and Photos courtesy of MEGAN REAVIS of Daily Dispatch Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE School Founder and Principal Eric Sanchez directs after-school traffic for student pickup outside Henderson Collegiate Charter School Thursday afternoon. The school is in the middle of its two-weeks of summer session. Fourth graders today, “the pride of 2019” always. At least that’s how Henderson Collegiate Charter School Principal and Founder Eric Sanchez sees the school’s inaugural class. In 2019 the students will graduate from high school and possibly go off to college. To help students live up to the moniker, Sanchez said he needs financial support Read more
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