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Chess marathon fundraiser friday saturday

Rudy Abate, president of the N.C. Chess Association and avid encourager for the game in the community, is holding a fundraiser for Michael Brown, a Vance Charter School eighth-grader with a rare form of bone cancer. From 6 Friday night until 6 on Saturday night, Abate will play chess for 24 consecutive hours against all comers at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. He is soliciting monetary sponsors in advance and during the event for each hours he plays. Brown plans to play the first game against Abate to kick off the event. Henderson native John Smithwick, candidate master Read more
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Pinkston street elementary henderson collegiate notch statewide honors

Shaheem Davis (left) and Taeshon Batchelor (right) listen as Evelio Pecaz reads a story he wrote in Deliah Dixon’s fifth-grade class at Pinkston Street Elementary School. Classmates listen as seventh-grader Spotswood Burwell (center) gives his opinion during a group discussion exercise in Emily Cirino’s seventh-grade English class at Henderson Collegiate. Two elementary schools in Vance County have earned the Reward Schools award, which honors schools nationwide for the 2013-2014 school year. Pinkston Street Elementary School and charter school Henderson Collegiate were among the top 10 percent of Title I schools in one of two categories: having sustained the highest performance Read more
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Zoning Board Hears Schools Plan

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 07:04 PM MARTIN FISHER Henderson Collegiate public charter school took a giant step forward Tuesday in their plan to begin teaching to grade 7 and grow by another 100 students next year. The plan is for a 45,000 square-foot, two-story new school construction off McArthur Street in the South Henderson area that would allow the school to fill out as a 500-student middle school for grades 4-8. The full staffing of the school would add 14 new full-time faculty and staff positions plus four new part-time jobs, according to Henderson Collegiate Principal Eric Sanchez. The Henderson Read more
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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