Women’s Basketball Coach April Bryson steps down

Women's basketball coach April Bryson stepped down from her position as coach this morning, and released this statement. "I have thoroughly enjoyed the past year and a half coaching girls basketball at West...

HCPS app out now

Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) has introduced a new app allowing students, parents and teachers access to information found on the county's website, as well as school specific websites. The new app is...

Haywood Road traffic mystery solved

Low chatter rumbled through the halls as a crowd of students surrounded the entrance to the classroom of Spanish teacher Melissa Hannah. It was a Tuesday morning, and the collective feeling of dread caused by...

FFA wins first place in display competition

As the annual Mountain State Fair rolled around, Future Farmers of America (FFA) put the final touches on their display. This display represented each career and technical education (CTE) subject taught in...

Henderson County public school enrollment down

Despite national trends, public school enrollment in Henderson County is declining. Moreover, this is not an isolated issue. Many public schools above the Sun Belt are experiencing a decline in student...

Tropical Storm Florence: what you need to know

The eye of former Hurricane Florence slammed into the coasts of North and South Carolina on Thursday, September 13, bringing massive flooding, storm surge and winds, and leaving coastal residents stranded on...

Interview with school superintendent Bo Caldwell

On Wednesday, September 5, Henderson County school superintendent Bo Caldwell visited West Henderson. Print Editor-in-Chief of Wingspan, Bartel Van Oostendorp, interviewed Caldwell to better understand how the...

Freshman orientation full of surprises

The class of 2022, accompanied by their parents, filled the gymnasium with nervous chatter as they awaited their first glimpse of their home for the next four years. The room was filled with the clicks of...

Reaching the top

The senior opened an envelope from his dream school. He had been working on his college application for four years, spending hours volunteering, studying for every test and joining extracurricular...