Hancock Central School District

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Striving for excellence as an innovative, advanced and reflective school community.

Latest News

Wormuth honored as Akshar All-Star
Wormuth honored as Akshar All-Star
Days after earning a Senior Recognition Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Owen Wormuth received special recognition from Senator Fred Akshar as Hancock’s 2019 Akshar All-Star. More +
HCSD launches new website!
Welcome to our new website! We hope you enjoy the updated look and feel, as well as the new features designed to keep you up to date with everything in the Hancock Central School District. We appreciate your patience while we continue to improve our user-friendly site and encourage you to click around and report anything that looks off. Feel free to call the district office at 607-637-2511 or browse the staff directory to email us. More +
Wormuth breaks record
Wormuth breaks record

Congratulations to Hancock senior wrestler Owen Wormuth for breaking the school record for varsity wrestling victories on Monday, January 28, at Deposit High School. Owen’s first-period pin during Deposit/Hancock’s non-league match against Maine-Endwell marked his 141st varsity victory, breaking the Hancock record of 140 set by his older brother Levi.

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Drake scores 1,000th point
Drake scores 1,000th point
Congratulations to Hancock sophomore guard Laycee Drake for scoring her 1,000th point as a varsity girls basketball player during Deposit/Hancock's 61-43 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Unadilla Valley on Wednesday, January 16! More +
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education

This school year, the entire Hancock Central School District will be participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program.

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Dog Search Letter
Dear Parents/Guardians/Caretakers,


Ensuring Hancock Central School District students have a safe, drug-free and healthy environment in which to learn and grow is a top priority for the Board of Education and all who work in your schools. We believe this is a true reflection of our community's core values and expectations.
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Hancock releases 2019 Regents schedule
The Hancock Central School District will hold Regents testing from January 22-25, 2019.
The times listed are Hancock-specific and, thus, differ from those listed on the New York State Education Department website. The times listed here are the correct times for Hancock students.
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Wildcats compete at Upstate Academic Competition
Hancock rebounded from a slow start Tuesday, January 8, with back-to-back wins during the Catskill Area School Study Council's annual Upstate Academic Competition at SUNY Oneonta. More +

Superintendent's Blog

Superintendent and student

Hello, friends. I can hear and feel the typical howl of a harsh, windy winter day in Upstate New York as I draft my comments for the 2019 Winter edition of the Wildcat News. We have nearly made it through the long, dark days of January and, like many of you, I am anxiously awaiting the relative warmth, light and hope that February often brings.

On the school front, we are hard at work in preparation for the 2019-2020 budget planning cycle. In his annual address to the residents of New York state in mid-January, Governor Cuomo echoed a positive message with respect to his support of public education in the year ahead. As we prepare the proposed 2019-2020 spending plan, the Board of Education and I remain cautiously optimistic the Governor and Legislature will rightfully and courageously ensure that adequate and equitable school aid revenue will flow from Albany to Hancock and to all other school districts across New York. We will keep you updated and informed as the 2019-2020 budget development process unfolds.

In addition, the recently convened HCS Facilities Planning Committee will continue to meet throughout the course of the school year as the District seeks to confirm the final size, scope and sequence of a potential capital project referendum vote in September of 2019. Upcoming planning meetings are open to the public. Please check our redesigned District website (www.hancock.stier.org) for additional details.

In closing, the theme of this edition of the Wildcat News is focused on service and giving – service and giving to one another within the organization, but even more important, service and giving back to the community. To this end, as District employees, we remain deeply committed to offering our collective time, talent and effort across a wide variety of school and community-based ventures, many of which are reviewed on the pages that follow. Enjoy!

As Superintendent of Schools, I would like to personally thank all of our stakeholders for your ongoing support of the Hancock Central School District! Please be sure to stay in touch.

Respectfully,
Terrance Dougherty, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Hancock Central School District
Tdougherty@hancock.stier.org
Twitter: @SLUDAD2017

Core Beliefs

The Hancock Central School District believes that every child can learn and challenges all students to reach their full potential in a caring and supportive atmosphere.  Our school and community partnership provides high expectations for achievement and opportunities to develop the social, emotional, physical and intellectual well being of every student.

We are committed to excellence through ongoing assessments and revisions of programs and goals, thus continuing to meet the changing needs of our community while assuring that our children are successful and prepared to be tomorrow’s leaders.
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