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Hancock Central School District News Article

We're ready for 2020-2021!

Hancock Central School: Mission and Core Beliefs

PLEASE NOTE: THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Pre-K through 6th Grade: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th
Grades 7-12 (GROUP A IN-PERSON/GROUP B REMOTE): THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Grades 7-12 (GROUP B IN-PERSON/GROUP A REMOTE): FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Dr. Terrance Dougherty, Superintendent of the Hancock Central School District, has released pertinent information concerning the school and plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Personnel and the teaching staff are listed herein as well as a schedule of the bus routes.
 
The Board of Education of the Hancock Central School District includes Terry Whitt, President, Rebecca Smith, Vice President, Gene Homer, Todd Jacobs, Christopher “Jake” Geer, Sr. and Lothar Holbert- Wayne Highlands representative.
 
The administrative staff is Terrance Dougherty, Superintendent; Julie Bergman, PK-12 Principal; and Jackie Beamer, Director for Pupil Personnel Services/CSE Chairperson.
 
The teaching staff for the 2020-2021 school year is:
Elementary School:  Pre-K/Kindergarten, Mrs. Marjorie Hull; Kindergarten, Mrs. Melissa Karcher; 1st grade, Mrs. Kerrie Bass; 2nd grade, Mrs. Kristen Rice; 3rd grade, Mrs. Katherine Cooper and Ms. Candice Milk; 4th grade, Mrs. Roseann Prescott; Music, Mrs. Loa Noyd; Art, Mrs. Christi Jordan; Special Education, Mrs. Patricia Robinson and Mrs. Heather Saxby; Library & AIS English, Mrs. Sandra Barnes; Physical Education and Computers, Mr. Anthony Pascarelli; LPN, Mrs. Cindy Alderman.
 
Middle School: 5th grade Mrs. Roberta Vasconi-Smith and Mrs. Kristina Dufton; 6th grade Mrs. Gloria White; 7th and 8th grade Math, Mrs. Jodi Wormuth; 7th and 8th grade English, Mrs. Denise Dirig; 7th and 8th grade Science, Mr. James Kelly; 7th and 8th grade Social Studies, Ms. Karin Nyberg; Spanish, Mrs. Danielle Gross; Physical Education, Mr. Devon Bedient & Mrs. Ann Messenger; Special Education, Mrs. Angie Hazen and Ms. Colleen Dulay; Special Education Teaching Assistants, Ms. Brenda Smith and Mrs. Tish Drumm; Art, Mrs. Christi Jordan; Middle School Computers, Mr. Chance Charles; Home & Careers, Mrs. Kay MacDonald; Technology, Mr. Ken Held; School Counselor, Mrs. Joan Rice.
 
High School: Social Studies, Ms. Kelly DaBrescia and Mr. Matt Davis; English, Mrs. Denise Dirig  and Ms. Patricia Gross; Math, Mrs. Kim Makowski; TBD and Miss Ann Mangefrida; Instrumental Music, Mr. Nicholas Murray; Vocal Music, Mrs. Loa Noyd; Library, Mrs. Kathryn  Herzog; Science, Mr. James Kelly, Mr. Jeremy Mann and Mr. Thomas O’Boyle; Business, Mrs. Kim Makowski; Special Education Teaching Assistant, Mrs. Sabrina Kenyon and Ms. Brenda Smith; Art, Mrs. Christi Jordan; Health, Mrs. Ann Messenger; Home & Careers, Mrs. Kay MacDonald; Technology, Mr. Ken Held; Foreign Language, Mrs. Danielle Gross; Special Education, Ms. Colleen Dulay, Mrs. Kathryn Herzog, Miss Ariel Kravetsky, Miss Ann Mangefrida, and Ms. Kristy White; Distance Learning, Mr. Chance Charles and Ms. Judy Ellis; Physical Education, Mr. Devon Bedient and Mrs. Ann Messenger; Athletic Coordinator, Mrs. Ann Messenger; School Counselor, Mrs. Joan Rice; School Nurse and Attendance Officer, Mrs. Jennifer Hunt; and Dean of Students, Ms. Judy Ellis.
 
SUPPORT STAFF
The secretarial staff includes Mrs. Tammi Wadeson, superintendent’s office; Mrs. Vicky Kravetsky, middle school/high school main office; Mrs. Jennifer Brock, elementary office; Ms. Audrey Price, health office; Mrs. Meghan Smith, guidance office; Mrs. Jennifer Gill, business office; Mrs. Cindy Gill, CSE office; Mrs. Gail Schoonmaker, HS/MS Library; Mrs. Amy Wormuth, Mrs. Brenda Sherburne, and Mrs. Jackie Petriella, Special Education Aides; Mrs. Michelle Rutledge, Mrs. Barbara Christian, and Mrs. Betsy Poborsky, elementary monitors; Mrs. Jalene Allen, IT Coordinator with Mr. Josh Roenfeldt, PC/LAN Technician I.
 
Mrs. Jo-Anne Smith will be returning as School Lunch Manager, with Mrs. Stephanie Kuehn and Ms. Lisa Rieman comprising the cafeteria staff.
 
Jodi Newman is Transportation Director with Kelly Czapnik as automotive mechanic and Gary Miller as mechanic’s helper. Bus drivers for 2020-2021 are Randi Appley, Brianne Cobb, Sara D’Elia, Melissa Newman, Linda O’Brien, Karen Soulier, Paul Vetrone, and Michelle Wormuth. Bus monitors are Carolyn Rhinebeck and Vicki Czapnik.
 
Paul Bartholomew will serve as Building Maintenance Mechanic II with Brian Drumm, Dan Gales, Greg Gill, Shaun Gotthardt, Jason Mead, Anthony Miller, and Shaun Shannon assisting as custodians.
 
Students can purchase a full lunch in grades K-4 for $2.35 and in grades 5-12 for $2.60.  
 
Hancock High School continues to offer distance-learning courses, which provide our students with the opportunity to earn college credits while attending high school.
 
Students in grades 3-12 will receive a student planner to assist with organizing assignments and school related events. Students in grades 5-12 will have their hall passes printed in their planners to sign in and out of classrooms.

All students will receive a copy of the Student Handbook on the first day of school, which includes the Hancock Central School Code of Conduct. Students are to review the handbook with their parents/guardians and return a signed Statement of Understanding to their homeroom teacher by Friday, September 18. The Statement of Understanding is located at the back of the handbook.

Select high school students have the opportunity to pursue occupation education courses on a half-day basis through a cooperative program with other schools at DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus on Route 206 between Trout Creek and Masonville.
 
All students are reminded that you must sit for the school photographer so the school district can obtain your official picture for the 2020/2021 school year.  You are not obligated to buy a photo package from the studio.  
 
School pictures dates are as follows:  
Grades PK-4: September 22
Grades 5-12 (Group A): September 29
Grades 7-12 (Group B): October 2

Students are not permitted to enter the building until 7:50 a.m., except for those students purchasing breakfast in the cafeteria.
 
ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF STUDENTS IN GRADES 5-12: 
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP OF STUDENTS IS AT THE FRONT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL ONLY.
 
ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF STUDENTS IN GRADES PK-4:
NO DROP-OFF/PICK-UP OF STUDENTS IN FRONT OF THE ELEMENTARY BUILDING IS ALLOWED AS PER THE FIRE CODE. YOU WILL NEED TO PARK IN THE DESIGNATED PARENT/VISITOR LOT, IN FRONT OF THE PLAYGROUND, OR IN THE OVERFLOW STAFF/FACULTY LOT.  
 
REGULAR BUS ROUTES
School will begin at 8:05 a.m. for grades 5-12 during the 2020-2021 school year. Bus Routes are as follows:
                                    Bus #133          Fishs Eddy, Klondike
                                    Bus #137          Readburn, Tar Hollow
                                    Bus #132          Route 97, French Woods, LaBarre 
                                    Bus #140          Sands Creek Road, Bus Garage Stop
                                    Bus #127          Silver Lake, West End, Peas Eddy, Academy St.
                                    Bus #128          Cadosia, Apex
                                    Bus #131          Lordville, Stockport, Baudendistal
                                    Bus #136          Spec. Ed./Guilford, Sidney

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