Hancock Central School District

Hancock Valedictorian and Salutatorian (5/2022)
Hancock seniors (5/2022)
Hancock Prom Court (5/2022)
Earth Day group photo (4/2022)
Frozen Jr. Crew (4/2022)
Frozen Jr. Cast (4/2022)
Read Across America Group photo (3/2022)
Hancock Spring Concert (3/2022)
Students clapping (2/2022)
Hancock students group pic (10/2021)
Two girls on playground (9/2021)
Girl skips with family (9/2021)
Striving for excellence as an innovative, advanced and reflective school community.

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Thank you for voting!
Thank you for voting!
The Hancock Central School District thanks residents for their overwhelming support during the 2022-2023 Budget Vote on Tuesday at HCS. Please click to read more.
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Voters pass 2022-2023 Budget
Voters pass 2022-2023 Budget
Voters in the Hancock Central School District passed the District’s 2022-2023 Proposed School Budget of $12,300,741 by a margin of 116 YES votes to 50 NO votes on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Click for more information.
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Eagles to host sectional quarterfinals
Eagles to host sectional quarterfinals
The Deposit-Hancock baseball and softball teams have earned first-round byes for their respective Section IV Class D tournaments and will both host quarterfinals early next week. Click to find out who the Eagles will play!
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Free webinar for HCSD families 5/19!
Free webinar for HCSD families 5/19!
Our Parents as Partners free live webinar series continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, with “Boost Your Child’s EQ: The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Social Relationships.” Click to find out how you can participate for free.
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HES Third-Quarter Awards!
HES Third-Quarter Awards!
Congratulations to Hancock Elementary School students who made our high-honor, honor and merit rolls during the third-quarter marking period of the 2021-2022 school year! HES also recognized students for perfect attendance and for being “Koalaty Kids!” Click to read more!
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Senior Bolster, mentor Gross honored
Senior Bolster, mentor Gross honored
Congratulations to Hancock senior Lindsey Bolster and mentor Danielle Gross, who were honored Wednesday night, May 11, during the 2022 Business and Education Partnership Scholar Recognition ceremony! Click to read more!
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Hancock welcomes new administrator!
Hancock welcomes new administrator!
The Hancock Central School District has appointed Binghamton native Thomas Durkot as Elementary School Principal/Director of Professional Learning and Staff Development. Click to learn more about our new administrator!
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HCS Third-Quarter Awards!
HCS Third-Quarter Awards!
Congratulations to Hancock Central School award-winners for the third quarter of the 2021-2022 school year! Click to read more!
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Superintendent's Blog

Superintendent Terry Dougherty
Communication is
the key at HCSD!
Hello, friends! We are pleased to welcome all of our students and staff back for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year. We are excited for what lies ahead of us over the next five months!

I am extremely grateful for the ongoing, amazing show of support HCSD has received from the community throughout the implementation of our ’Cat Restoration reopening process for the 2021-2022 school year. And, although it seems as though our battle against COVID-19 has been never-ending, I am pleased to report there appear to be some extremely encouraging possibilities to look forward to over the near horizon.

Specifically, it appears as though the Omicron variant has reached its peak and we are hoping the New York State Education Department (NYSED) will soon begin to ease face-covering mandates as the days grow longer and temperatures warm. And while there are no certainties moving forward, we choose to remain optimistic and hope for the best! We will be sure to quickly communicate and disseminate all updated COVID-19 regulatory information as it is made available to us by NYSED and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

I encourage you to read and enjoy the next edition of the Hancock Wildcat News, where our theme is communication. In the human services industry in general, and in public education more specifically, the ability to effectively communicate is an extremely important skill. At the Hancock Central School District, we take great pride in utilizing various analogous and digital communication tools as to proactively seek to engage our many, and varied, internal and external stakeholders.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.

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

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