Ready, Set, Play
Due to a deficit among other outstanding debts at the entrance of academic year 2011, severe cuts were made in the daily operation of schools including education, administrative positions, hiring practices, and athletics. Because of meticulous and thrifty financial spending and a strong request from members of the board, baseball, softball and cross country sports are returning to the District beginning the 2014 school year in Hancock Central Middle and Hancock Central High Schools ...Read more
Three Bulldogs Commit on
National Signing Day
CCGPS – A Consistent, New,
and Rigorous Curriculum
Georgia began its transition to the Common Core State Standards on July 8, 2010, when the Georgia State Board of Education adopted those standards. The plan is to have full implementation in English/Language Arts and Mathematics in Kindergarten through ninth grade in the 2012 – 2013 academic year. As a result, the state is preparing teachers with professional learning for successful implementation through Regional Educational Service Agencies (Oconee RESA). Below is the Common Core State Standards Timeline…
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M.E. Lewis Elementary School and
Hancock Central Middle School
The AdvancED Accreditation Commission has awarded M.E. Lewis Elementary School and Hancock Central Middle School accreditation with the Southern association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. We are proud of the Hancock County School family, parents, stakeholders and significant citizens for their efforts of achievement and support. Please read the article below highlighting the specifics.
Hancock County School Family
Please join us on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Parent Resource Room at M.E. Lewis Elementary School for our monthly Parent Advisory Council Gathering. We look forward to seeing you there as well as hearing any suggestions and concerns that you may have. Door prizes will be given away, and refreshments will be served. Immediately following the meeting, there will be a Workshop entitled, “Supporting Your Child at School.” As always, we look forward to seeing you there. For further information please contact Ms. Natasha Mapp, Community/Parent Liaison at 706-444-5775 ext. 272 or Mr. Linton Ingram, Community/Parent Involvement Coordinator at 706-444-5775 ext. 298. Thanks for your continued support!
Hancock Central Middle/High School Scholars
Will Soon Bid Farewell to Printed Textbooks
Economics students in Jessica Letze’s class use their iPads regularly in class to research and aid in classroom discussion.
The members of the Hancock County Board of Education, (Annie S. Ingram, Chair, Azzalee W. Askew, Vice Chair, Anthony Gilchrist, District 1, Denise Ransom, District 2, and Pamela Ingram, District 4) have advocated for classrooms to provide a window into high technology which can be used successfully to help our scholars learn. In 2012, the Board of Education approved and supported each scholar in grades in 6th – 12th and instructional educators in grades Head Start to 12th grade to have individual iPads. As a result of this high tech device, End – of – Course Economic Test scores increased 62% percent passing rate in 2012 to 77% passing rate in 2013 yielding a 15% gain. This is also true for passing rate of the writing assessment mandatory for graduation. In 2012, 87% of the scholars passed. In 2013, 91% of scholars passed yielding an increase of 4%. Although technology has played a viable role in this increase, the instructional staff has also utilized powerful practices such as a guaranteed and viable curriculum, challenging goals and effective feedback to parents and scholars, safe and orderly environment, parent and community involvement, and collegiality and professionalism ...Read more
Superintendent Gwendolyn Jefferson Reeves motivated middle school scholars through selected literature. Superintendent Reeves used the book, “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” by John Steptoe, to motivate and urge scholars to realize the greatness they possess.
Pictured from left to right: Rep. Bill Hitchens, Rep. Jan Jones, Senator Buddy Carter, Rep. Alisha Thomas-Morgan, Dr. Susie Jones, Rep. Randy Nix, Superintendent Gwendolyn Jefferson Reeves, Rep. Joyce Chandler, Senator Lindsey Tippins, Rep. Brooks Coleman, Rep. Jason Spencer and Rep. John Burns
Take A Road Trip
On Tuesday, November 19th, selected members of the Georgia Legislature scheduled listening sessions throughout the state of Georgia in key areas addressing and listening to the concerns of school related issues from parents, stakeholders, members of the Board of Education, superintendents and others. Topics of interest included austerity restoration, funding formula, flexibility/accountability with the CCRPI, guns in schools, teacher/leader evaluation system, governance with charter, waiver allowances, effectiveness of Common Core, SPLOST dollars to fund schools, and proposed House Bill (HR 550) election of local school superintendents... Read More
New School Vaccination Requirements
In our on-going efforts to keep parents apprised of issues affecting the educational status of our scholars, the Hancock County School District submits the following notice concerning vaccinations received from the Georgia Department of Public Health North Central Health District.
Effective July 1, 2014, children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade must have received one booster dose of pertussis containing vaccine (TDaP) and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine. This new rile also applies to new entrants who are entering grades 8 through 12 in a Georgia school ... Read more
Hancock Central High School
Ranks High on Graduation Rate
Hancock Central High School graduation rate ranks amongst one of the highest in the state of Georgia with 91.1 percent. Georgia’s 2013 public high school graduation rate increased almost 2 percentage points over the previous year from 69.7 percent in 2012 to 71.5 percent in 2013. And, over 4 percentage points from 2011 (67.5 percent) recorded...Read more
March 3 - 14, 2014, End of Course Test Mid-Month
Board of Education Meeting
Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:00 p. m. in the Hancock Central Middle/High School Media Center.
Middle School Track Meet
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Oak Hill Middle School, Milledgeville
Head Start / Early Head Start Board of Education Meeting
Hancock Central Middle/High School Media Center, March 20, 2014, 5:00 p. m.
3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards Distributed
Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
April 14 - 18, 2013, all Schools and Central Office closed.
April 29 - May 9, 2014
It Is Our Duty to Care, Too
A nursing home is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. Scholars in the Hancock County School District know the importance to see how people age and what happens when we are unable to continue caring for ourselves in old age, and to gain both appreciation for this process and respect for the patients in the healthcare facilities. The administration of Providence and Sparta Healthcare Centers described the many wonderful things about their patients in reference to what they have accomplished in life and the nature of now living in a nursing home. “The administrators are upbeat, positive, and respectful,” according to one of the scholars. Dr. Tanger Ward, principal of Hancock Central/Middle High School asserted, “Our scholars know the meaning of service and goodwill to all men. We are preparing them to be of service to others and change agents of the world.” ...Read more
Special Education Department
Hancock County School District’s Special Education Department: Pictured left to right back row: Nastassia Cobb, Minnie Roberson, Renette Binns, Brigget Andrews, Tracee Scott, Calandra Jones, Ree Barnes, Annie Usry and Rashad Abad. Front row left to right: Adrienne Harris, Shonquita Horton, Sarranda Scott, Janice Redden, Elishia Smith, Tulsi Nakka, Jamey Johnson, Mary Cumming, Raquel Jones, LaTonja Davis, Natasha Mapp and Charissa Harris. Not Pictured: Moira Acree, Cynita Flournoy, Charles Forrest, Calea Jackson, Taka Taylor, Patricia Thomas, Lillie Webb and David Wells.
Receives A Perfect Score
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that states review the data of each Local Educational Agency (LEA) to evaluate the LEA’s performance in meeting requirements and purposes of the IDEA. After a review of the data, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is required to make the following LEA determinations: Meets Requirements; Needs Assistance; Needs Intervention or Needs Substantial Intervention...Read More
Special Education & Supports
Taka Taylor (Parent Mentor)
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs (8am-1pm)
706-444-6652 ext. 299
Parent Satisfaction Survey
: M.E Lewis Elementary and Hancock Central Middle School has been chosen by the Georgia Department of Education to complete Parent Satisfactory Surveys for the 2013-2014 School Year...Read More
Taka Taylor (Parent Mentor)
Hancock County Schools Awarded 21st CCLC Grant
At the July 19, 2013 State Board of Education meeting, Hancock Central Middle/High School was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant in the amount of $439,898 for the 2013-2014 school year. As a result of the grant, students attending Hancock Central Middle/ High School will be afforded the opportunity to participate in academic and enrichment courses during after school and summer school tutorial programs ...Read more