Hancock Central School District

Student stands outside smiling at camera
Student being pushed on the swing
Elementary School students enjoying food during literacy night event
Elementary school student working with crafting supplies
Elementary School students posed with 100 day hats on
Students relaxing in library
Elementary School students enjoying cookies and lemonade in group
Teacher assisting students with classwork
Students stand with teacher near windows in classroom
Students sit and stand near author and illustrator Lee Harper
Students working on art project in high school library
Student cuts paper with teachers help
Students present their favorite books at morning program in Hancock Elementary School
Students in band class pose near instruments with teacher
Students pose with physical education teacher during gym class
Striving for excellence as an innovative, advanced and reflective school community.

Latest News

Emergency Closing Update - March 23rd 2023
Emergency Closing Update - March 23rd 2023
After the March 21, 2023, closure, the district has one (1) emergency closure day remaining for this school year. In the event this remaining day is used for an emergency closure or "snow day," we will switch schools to remote instruction on any emergency closure day thereafter.
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Boil Water Advisory Active For Middle and High School
The Village of Hancock and the Delaware County Department of Health have issued a boil water advisory for the Hancock Middle/High School building. Drinking water stations and cups will be available in the MS/HS cafeteria for all faculty, staff and students.   
We will update you as soon as the advisory has been lifted.
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Mark Your Calendars!
Mark Your Calendars!
The next portion of the Parents as Partners Webinar Series is right around the corner, and we hope community members will take advantage of this opportunity.
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Hancock ‘Cat Safety Planning Committee meets with Teachers Association
The Hancock Teachers Association met with members of the ‘Cat Safety Planning Committee earlier this month and discussed the suggestions they had for keeping students and staff safe.
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Class of 2023 Apparel Sale!
Class of 2023 Apparel Sale!
The HCS Senior class of 2023 is holding a clothing fundraiser at the link below.  Hancock Wildcat and D-H Eagles shirts/sweatshirts/hoodies are available for you to purchase!

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Award-winning author and illustrator visits Hancock Elementary School
Award-winning author and illustrator visits Hancock Elementary School

Illustrator and author Lee Harper visited Hancock Elementary School on Thursday, February 9, and spoke to students in grades pre-k through 6th about the inspirations for his work, and how they too could become illustrators or authors.

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Hancock graduate receives recognition for athletic ability
Hancock graduate receives recognition for athletic ability
A Hancock Central School District (HCSD) graduate scored the game winning throw in a basketball game for the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) late last month, and continues to be recognized for her athletic ability. 
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Hancock discusses cybersecurity in third Safety Committee Meeting
Earlier this month Hancock Central School District (CSD) held its third Safety Committee Meeting and discussed topics including ways the district could increase its cyber security strength.
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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.

Dr. Dougherty - Superintendent of SchoolsTerrance P. Dougherty, Ph.D.
HCSD Superintendent of Schools
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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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