As Hancock M/S High's school year has progressed, teacher leaders have worked hard to implement our school improvement plan, focusing on our instructional technology initiative and our transition to the Common Core State Standards to deliver more rigorous instruction for all students. We believe that a strong curriculum, quality instruction, data informed decision-making, and continuous feedback will improve teaching and learning that will lead to college and career readiness. All of our teachers, with the help of Jennifer Malcolm as Lead Teacher, have developed individualized Student Learning Objectives and this has served to perpetuate our staff as one of the most experienced and excellent groups in the county.
We continue to emphasize and see high participation rates in athletics and after-school activities. I strongly encourage parents to consider getting their son/daughter involved in at least one of these activities. Whether it’s a club, team, music group, or service organization, participation in one of these extracurriculars significantly strengthens school connections, often improves self-esteem, and fosters character building and life skills that bring success, both now and in the future.
There have been a number of initiatives developed this year to serve our students and cement our bond with the community--most importantly, the Food Pantry project and the important work the Interact Club does under the advisorship of Mrs. Norris.
I know I speak for the entire Hancock Middle Senior High staff in stating what a privilege it is to work with the parents and children in this community. We are continually impressed with the quality of the people here and look forward to continuing to partner with our parents to ensure another successful school year.
Sabrina McCoy, Principal