Hancock Central School District

Hancock's recently inducted Honor Society Members stand together on a stage.
Veterans stand in front of a flag pole following Hancock School District's Veterans Day service on Tuesday.
Hancock students walking around in Halloween costumes
Hancock Students sit with staff on Halloween
Superintendent with students (10/2022)
Homecoming Parade students (10/2022)
Homecoming Parade students (10/2022)
Homecoming Court (10/2022)
Students at Pep Rally (10/2022)
Fire Safety Day (10/2022)
Student with thumbs up (10/2022)
Students with thumbs up (10/2022)
Students at Safety Day (10/2022)
Hancock student (9/2022)
Striving for excellence as an innovative, advanced and reflective school community.

Latest News

Parents As Partners Webinar Series Continues on December 6
Parents As Partners Webinar Series Continues on December 6
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Student Suspended Following Investigation Unrelated to Lockdown Drill
Yesterday, on November 14, the Hancock Central School District held a pre-scheduled lockdown drill in cooperation with the Hancock Police Department. Unrelated to that drill, an investigation concluded involving a middle school student who was accused of bringing a pocketknife into the school.
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NYS Department of Health Discusses Hancock CSD's Response to Sewage Leak
The attached report summarizes the circumstances of the sewage leak, the cleanup efforts, and the observations of NYSDOG staff during the November 1st inspection of the school.
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New York State Department of Health Completes Inspection of Hancock Elementary School
Comprehensive On-Site Inspection Finds No Odors Related to September Sewage Leak
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HCSD Seeking Grades K-12 Special Education Teacher
HCSD Seeking Grades K-12 Special Education Teacher
The Hancock Central School District is seeking a Grades K-12 Special Education Teacher.  This is a full-time probationary position.  Please click below for more information.
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2021-2022 HCSD External Audit Reviewed - District Reports Healthy Financial Standing
2021-2022 HCSD External Audit Reviewed - District Reports Healthy Financial Standing
The Hancock Central School District Board of Education reviewed and approved the external audit for the 2021-2022 school year during open session at its October 24 meeting.

RBT CPAs, LLC presented the external audit report, a comprehensive review and assessment of the financial activities undertaken by the school district during the 2021-2022 school year.
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Deposit CSD To Host Substance Use Awareness Night
Deposit CSD To Host Substance Use Awareness Night
Deposit CSD is hosting a substance use awareness night on Thursday, 11/3, in conjunction with the Broome County Health Department, state narcotics, and BOAC. The opportunity is available to all, and the presentation would be appropriate for students in grades 7-12 and their parents/guardians.
PESH Air Quality Test Results Come Back Clean
Please note the attached air quality test results, and supporting explanations, offered by Peter Moles from the New York State Department of Labor, PESH Bureau. Per Mr. Moles’ concluding sentences “No strange odors were detected by the hygienist. No visible mold was detected. A possible air contaminant source could not be found.” - Hancock CSD Superintendent Terry Dougherty
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Superintendent's Blog

Superintendent Terry Dougherty
Graduates, state champs made
2021-2022 extra special
Congratulations once again to Hancock Central School’s Class of 2022!

To say your journey to commencement has been an easy one would be a dramatic understatement. Over the past 2½ years, you have faced the unfortunate loss of a valued classmate as well as a multitude of disruptions, inconveniences, and setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, through it all, you have remained resilient and achieved a major milestone in your lives.

As you depart from Hancock and enter into the world, well-equipped with diplomas in hand, I expect all of you believe and trust the knowledge and skills you have acquired throughout the entire spans of your educational experiences will empower and motivate you to actively strive toward achieving your grandest hopes, dreams, and aspirations, knowing your only limitations will be those that you impose upon yourselves. Each one of you has what it takes to be great, and I urge you to believe in yourselves while actively pursuing your heartfelt destinies.

Congratulations are also in order for our Deposit-Hancock baseball and softball teams, which both won Class D state championships in June!

Our Eagles baseball team capped a perfect 23-0 season with a 14-5 defeat of Chapel Field to earn its second state championship. The first D-H state softball title came courtesy of a 17-6 season that closed with an 8-1 victory over Oriskany.

COVID canceled the entire spring sports season in 2020, as well as all state tournaments in 2021. Therefore, 2022 marked the first time D-H softball could compete together for a state title. It also was just the third state-championship opportunity for D-H baseball, which won it all in 2018 – our first season as a merged program.

We couldn’t be any more proud of our D-H Nation teams, which continue to show the many benefits of combining our athletic programs with neighboring Deposit. Our 2022 graduates and athletes are special groups of young men and women, and I applaud each for their outstanding accomplishments.

Respectfully,
Dr. Dougherty - Superintendent of SchoolsTerrance P. Dougherty, Ph.D.
HCSD Superintendent of Schools
[email protected]
Phone: 607-637-1301
Twitter: @SLUDAD2017

Mission, Vision, Core Beliefs

OUR MISSION
Wildcat Pledge
We nurture and empower each learner’s unlimited capacity to become a responsible citizen with a promising future.
 
OUR VISION
 Striving for excellence as an innovative, advanced and reflective school community.
 
OUR CORE BELIEFS
Mindset
We do whatever it takes to ensure continuous growth because we believe each of us can learn.
Collaboration
We work better together, always.
Innovation
We embrace creativity and advancing technology.
Integrity
We trust, respect, support and care for one another.
Learning environment
Our approach is engaging, learner-centered and adaptable to individual needs.
Equity
We ensure equity and create access and opportunity for all.
Student-centered
We put students first.
 
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