Vance County Schools – End of Year

Students in Vance County Schools are already involved in state testing that will now stretch through the end of the school year with the last day of classes set for Wednesday, June 10.

The Early College High School has been administering state end-of-course and end-of-the-semester exams throughout this week. The Early College Class of 2015 graduation ceremony is Friday, May 22, and the school’s last day of classes for this year is Thursday, May 28.

State testing began in middle schools on Wednesday, May 20, and will go on each day until Tuesday, June 9. Students in the eighth grade are already taking the N.C. Science exam online. All students in grades 6-8 at Eaton-Johnson Middle, Henderson Middle and the STEM Early High School will take the state end-of-grade tests in reading and mathematics on Wednesday, June 3, and Thursday, June 4. Students who miss testing during these days will take their make-up exams on subsequent days.

The state end-of-grade test in mathematics will be administered to students in grades 3-5 in all 10 elementary schools on Wednesday, May 27, and the state end-of-grade test in reading will be administered to the same students on Thursday, May 28. Make-up exams will be administered to students on Friday, May 29, and subsequent days as needed. The N.C. Science exam will be given to fourth and fifth-grade students at each elementary school on either June 1, 2 or 3. Finally, the N.C. Read to Achieve exam will be administered to third-grade students in all elementary schools on Monday, June 8.

Testing at Northern Vance and Southern Vance high schools begins on Thursday, May 28, with the American History II N.C. Final Exam given to students online, as well as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Post Assessments and teacher exams administered to students in grades 9-12. The English II exam will be given online and students will take CTE Post Assessments, teacher exams and needed make-up exams at Northern Vance and Southern Vance on Friday, May 29. On Monday, June 1, the two high schools will administer the English III N.C. Final Exam online to affected students, as well as CTE Post Assessments, teacher exams and needed make-up exams. On Tuesday, June 2, Northern Vance and Southern Vance students will take the Civics and Economics N.C. Final Exam online, as well as CTE Post Assessments, teacher exams and needed make-up exams. The World History N.C. Final Exam will be given to students online on Wednesday, June 3. Any needed make-up exams also will be given on this day at Northern Vance and Southern Vance.

On Wednesday, June 3, state end-of-course tests and English II exams will be given to students in grades 9-12 at Western Vance High School.

Thursday, June 4, and Friday, June 5, state end-of-course tests and Math 1, Biology and needed make-up exams will be given to students in grades 9-12 at Northern Vance and Southern Vance high schools. The high school students will be dismissed on these days by 12:20 p.m. after they have completed their testing and eaten lunch. Students in selected courses that must have N.C. Final Exams will take these tests in the afternoon and be dismissed by 3 p.m. each day. State end-of-course tests and Math 1 and Biology exams will be administered to students in grades 9-12 at Western Vance High School on these days.

On Monday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 9, state end-of-course tests and Math 1, Biology and needed make-up exams will be given at Northern Vance and Southern Vance high schools. The high school students will be dismissed on these days by 12:20 p.m. after they have completed their testing and eaten lunch. Students in selected courses that must have N.C. Final Exams will take these tests in the afternoon and be dismissed by 3 p.m. each day. Make-up exams as needed will be given to students on these days at Western Vance High School.

On Wednesday, June 10, make-up exams will be given to students if needed at Northern Vance, Southern Vance and Western Vance high schools.

During the days for high school exams, all elementary and middle schools will continue to operate on a normal schedule.


Hurricane Preparedness

The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season is about to begin. Are you prepared?

Henderson-Vance County Emergency Operations Hurricane Preparedness

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Henderson-Vance County Emergency Operations
156 Church Street Suite 002 Henderson, NC 27536
252-438-8264 Office
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252-492-0202 Comm. Center
Brian K. Short, Director


Southern Vance High School Graduation Marshals

Southern Vance High School has selected its sophomore and junior graduation marshals for 2014-2015. They will assist with ceremonies for the Class of 2015 Class Night on May 19, and the Graduation ceremony on June 13.

SVHS Sophomore Marshals

The graduation marshals are shown in the accompanying photos and include as sophomores in the first photo, front row from left, Ariana Aguirre, Luis Amaya-Villa, Brittany Bennett, Dasia Burrell, Viridiana Chavez, Yasmene Clark, Alyssa Dickerson and Dalton Elliott. On the second row, from left, are Gavin Eutsler, Kenia Gomez Jimenez, Cynthia Harrington, Kendall Harris, Anna Hernandez, Krystal Jones, Alexis Lowery, Antonia Loyd, and Carrington Matias. On the back row, from left, are Lizeth Nieto, Vianey Nonato, Heidy Reyes, Shaqundra Richardson, Jasmine Rodriguez, Samya Susewell, Jordan Thomas, Logan Waite and Autumn Wortham. Others selected as sophomore marshals who were not available for the photo are Jan Aldana, Daniel Faulkner, Datasha Hedgepeth, Brandon Lawrence, Angela Martinez, Tyler Patrick and Yahnae’ Quinn.

SVHS Junior Marshals

Junior marshals include in the second photo, front row from left, Nigoria Alston, Dominique Anderson, Ayzha Burwell, Samaria Carter, Canaan Dale and Logan Edwards. On the second row, from left, are Julissa Isidro Arellano, Maya Kearney, Cayla Ranes and Alicia Shearin. On the back row, from left, are Joseph Strickland, Kaliyah Tunstall, Brittany West and Keena White. Those junior marshals not pictured include Brielle Barrow, Monica Branch, Jhan’e Palmer, Megan Penny and Jacqueline Peoples.


Northern Vance High School National Honor Society Inductions

A total of 23 students who attend Northern Vance High School were inducted into the school’s National Honor Society chapter for their high academic achievements during special ceremonies held in the school’s cafeteria on May 14. Those inducted into the chapter are shown in the photo and include, seated from left, Megan Andrews, Donye Burwell, Charlie Chiem, Tamiya Davis, Brooks Falkner, Alliya Gadsden, Savannah Hester and Holly Hilliard. Inductees standing, from left, are Nora Martinez, Chaquella Mason, Hannah Mason, Shadi Nagi, Courtney Parham, Connor Pendergrass, Turner Roberson, Jade’jah Robinson, Bailey Shelton, Imani Simmons, Marissa Vaughan and Jeffrey Zheng. Additional students, who were inducted but not present, were Joel Royster, Nathaniel Stevenson and Sherie Whitfield.

NVHS Honor Society Inductees


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Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society

The Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson is dedicated to helping the homeless animals at the Vance County Animal Shelter in finding the loving homes they deserve. They are in need of items and donations. There are several shelter dogs and cats that need immediate vetting and there are several animals in boarding awaiting transport to rescue groups. Items that are in need include crates, flea/tick medication, puppy pads for travel and much more. Due to the economy, a record number of animals are being surrendered to the shelter.

***If there is any way you can donate, even a small amount, it would be greatly appreciated. Please donate to:

Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson
301 Pine Trail
Henderson, NC 27537


Vance County Animal Shelter

The shelter is full of dogs, cats and kittens in urgent need of adoption. Please call or visit the shelter if you are interested in fostering or adopting.

The Vance County Animal Shelter is in need bleach in order to disinfect and keep a disease free environment. If you are interested in donating the shelter is open Mondays 12:30-4:30, Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm and Saturdays 8am-12 noon.

The Animal Shelter is located at 165 Vance Academy Rd in Henderson. Phone number is 252-492-3136.