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Important information for 2022-2023!
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Dr. Terrance Dougherty, Superintendent of Hancock Central School, has released pertinent information concerning the school and plans for the 2022-2023 school year. Personnel and the teaching staff are listed herein, as well as a schedule of the bus routes.

The Hancock Central School District Board of Education is comprised of President Gene Homer, Vice President Christopher “Jake” Geer Sr., Todd Jacobs, Cliff Johnston, and Wayne Highlands representative Lothar Holbert.

In addition to Dr. Dougherty, Hancock’s administrative staff includes MS/HS Principal Julie Bergman, ES Principal/Director of Professional Learning and Staff Development Thomas Durkot, and CSE Chairperson/School Psychologist Kaila Gamble.
Hancock Elementary School
Pre-K/ELA AIS, Mrs. Melissa Karcher; Kindergarten, Mrs. Marjorie Hull; Grade 1, Mrs. Kerrie Bass; Grade 2, Ms. Candice Milk; Grade 3, Mrs. Kathryn Cooper; Grade 4, Mrs. Roseann Prescott; Music, Mrs. Loa Noyd; Art, Miss Autumn Kellam; Special Education, Mrs. Patricia Robinson and Mrs. Heather Saxby; Library, Ms. Kristin Webber; Physical Education and Computers, Mr. Jackson Miller; Reading Specialist, Ms. Lori Rosendale; School Counselor, Mrs. Lori Rajoppi; LPN, Mrs. Cindy Alderman.

Hancock Middle School
Grade 5, Mrs. Kristen Rice and Mrs. Roberta Vasconi-Smith; Grade 6, Mrs. Gloria White; Grades 7-8 Math, Mrs. Jodi Wormuth; Grades 7-8 English, Mrs. Denise Dirig; Grades 7-8 Science, Mr. James Kelly; Grades 7-8 Social Studies, Ms. Karin Nyberg; Spanish, Mrs. Veronica Heesh; Instrumental Music, Mr. Michael Massaro; Vocal Music, Mrs. Loa Noyd; Physical Education, Mr. Devon Bedient and Miss Brooke Sherburne; Special Education, Mrs. Kristina Dufton, TBD, and Mrs. Angie Hazen; Special Education Teaching Assistants, Ms. Brenda Smith and Mrs. Tish Drumm; Art, Miss Autumn Kellam; Middle School Computers, Mr. Chance Charles; Home & Careers, TBD; Technology, Mr. Ken Held; School Counselor, Mrs. Joan Rice.

Hancock High School
Social Studies, Ms. Kelly DaBrescia and Mr. Matt Davis; English, Mrs. Denise Dirig  and Ms. Patricia Gross; Math, Mrs. Kim Makowski, Miss Ann Mangefrida, and Ms. Kristy White; Instrumental Music, Mr. Michael Massaro; Vocal Music, Mrs. Loa Noyd; Library, Ms. Kristin Webber; Science, Mr. James Kelly, Mr. Jeremy Mann and Mr. Thomas O’Boyle; Business, Mrs. Kim Makowski; Special Education Teaching Assistants, Mrs. Jackie Petriella and Ms. Brenda Smith; Art, Miss Autumn Kellam; Health, Miss Brooke Sherburne; Home & Careers, TBD; Technology, Mr. Ken Held; Foreign Language, Mrs. Veronica Heesh; Special Education, TBD, Mrs. Kathryn Herzog, Mrs. Ariel Skotch, and Miss Ann Mangefrida; Distance Learning, Mr. Matt Davis; Physical Education, Mr. Devon Bedient and Miss Brooke Sherburne; Athletic Coordinator, Mr. Devon Bedient; School Counselor, Mrs. Joan Rice; School Nurse and Attendance Officer, Mrs. Jennifer Hunt; and Dean of Students, Ms. Judy Ellis.

The secretarial staff includes Mrs. Tammi Wadeson, superintendent’s office; Mrs. Vicky Kravetsky, MS/HS main office; Ms. Jennifer Brock, ES office; Ms. Audrey Price, health office; Mrs. Randi Appley, guidance office; Mrs. Jennifer Gill, business office; Mrs. Cindy Gill, CSE office. 

Others in support roles are Mrs. Bonnie Robinson, HS/MS Library; Mrs. Brenda Sherburne, special education aide; Mrs. Barbara Christian, Mrs. Betsy Poborsky, Mrs. Michelle Rutledge and Mrs. Amy Wormuth, ES monitors; Mrs. Tonia Hollen, IT Coordinator; Mr. Joshua Roenfeldt and Mr. Jason Moreno, PC/LAN Tech I.

Mrs. Jo-Anne Smith returns as School Lunch Manager, with Mrs. Stephanie Kuehn and Ms. Lisa Rieman on her cafeteria staff.
Jodi Newman is Transportation Director, with Kelly Czapnik as automotive mechanic and Gary Miller as mechanic’s helper. Randi Appley, Brianne Cobb, Sara D’Elia, Melissa Newman, Linda O’Brien, Karen Soulier, Paul Vetrone, and Michelle Wormuth are our bus drivers, and Carolyn Rhinebeck is a bus monitor.

Jodi Newman also serves as Director of Facilities and Maintenance, with Greg Gill, Shaun Gotthardt, Jason Mead, Anthony Miller, Edward Mitchell and Shaun Shannon assisting as custodians.
School Meals: For the 2022-2023 school year, all students – regardless of family income – are eligible to receive one breakfast and one lunch every regular school day at no cost to their families. Students can purchase additional items, including a second full lunch in grades K-4 for $2.50 and in grades 5-12 for $2.75. Students also can purchase a second full breakfast in grades K-12 for $1.50.

School Pictures: All students must sit for the school photographer for an official 2022-2023 picture. Students/families are not obligated to buy a photo package from the studio, but current student photos are required to be on file at the district. School pictures are scheduled for September 20 (Grades 5-12) and September 27 (PK-4).

Student Planners: 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 hall passes printed in their planners to sign into and out of classrooms. All students will receive a copy of the Student Handbook, which includes the HCS Code of Conduct, on the first day of school. Students are to review the handbook with their parents/guardians and return a signed Statement of Understanding to their homeroom teacher by Friday, September 16. The Statement of Understanding is located at the back of the handbook.

BOCES Opportunities: 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.

Distance Learning: Hancock High School continues to offer distance learning courses which provide our students with the opportunity to earn college credits while attending high school.

Student Arrivals/Departures: Students may not enter HCSD buildings until 7:50 a.m. (breakfast is available at that time). For students in Grades 5-12, drop-offs and pick-ups are only allowed at the front of the high school. For students in PK-4, parents/guardians must park in the designated parent/visitor lot, in front of the playground or in the overflow staff/faculty lot for drop-offs and pick-ups. As per the fire code, parking in front of the Elementary School building is prohibited for any reason.
School will begin at 8:05 a.m. during regular school days for the 2022-2023 school year. Bus routes are as follows:
Bus #133: Fishs Eddy, Klondike
Bus #137: Readburn, Tar Hollow
Bus #132: French Woods, Route 97, LaBarre 
Bus #140: Sands Creek Road, Dry Brook Road, Bus Garage Stop
Bus #135: Silver Lake, West End, Peas Eddy Rd., Academy St.
Bus #143: Apex, Cadosia, Dug Road
Bus #131: Lordville, Stockport Road, Baudendistal Road
Bus #136: Special Education/DCMO
Use our online directory at to email HCSD teachers and staff directly. You also may mail us at 67 Education Lane, Hancock, NY 13783, or call the following numbers for help:
District Office: 607-637-2511
District Office Fax: 607-637-1380
MS/HS Main Office: 607-637-1305
MS/HS Health Office: 607-637-1310 
Elementary Main Office: 607-637-1219
Elementary Health Office: 607-637-1220
Posted 9/7/2022