Hancock County Schools
Receives Five Year Grant
by Gwendolyn Jefferson Reeves
According to Dr. Angela Primus, Director of Head Start, Hancock County Schools Head Start Program has successfully received its grant for another five years. “I am so excited,” exclaimed Dr. Primus. “We did not do it alone. We worked together. The policy council, superintendent, members of the board of education, staff, community supporters, and our distinguished parents knew of the challenges we had before us. We met on Saturdays developing strategies with senior writer and editor of the grant, Ms. Miranda Wilson, who was phenomenal. She took the helm with ardent passion to accomplish the task with victory.” ...Read more
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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No Priority, Focus or Alert Schools
in Hancock County
The administration owes a debt of gratitude to all the team of teachers, parents, stakeholders, and particularly scholars who contributed their ideas, suggestions, devotion, and hard work to help shape the education initiative of not being listed on the list of Alert, Priority, and Focus Schools. As a matter-of-fact, there are no schools listed in the district in these areas. The district diagnosed their needs and delivered support.
Under the state’s No Child Left Behind waiver, Georgia’s given flexibility in the way it measures school accountability and works to improve schools, elevated us to this milestone.
To be designated as a Priority School, the school must be in the bottom 5% of lowest achieving Title I Schools. There are three ways a Title I School may be identified: 1) by having a school improvement grant, 2) by having a graduation rate lower than 60% for the past two years in a row, or 3) by lacking progress on student achievement for the past three years. Hancock County has no Priority Schools.
Back to Business
As the day dawned on Monday, August 4th, buses trundled up and down the highways and homes buzzed with the furious activity of the beginning of a new school year. Countless young scholars in Hancock County greeted the day with eager anticipation at the prospect of the beginning of a new school year.
The halls of M.E. Lewis Sr. Elementary, Hancock Central Middle and Hancock Central High Schools were filled with the hustle and bustle of parents and students ... 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
Official notification of availability of
Annual Asbestos Management Plan
Hancock County School System
July 24, 2014
Head Start / Early Head Start Board Meeting
September 24, 2014 @ 5:00 p. m. , Hancock Central Middle/High School Media Center
Oct. 16, 3:30 - 7 p. m., Oct. 17, 8:00 - 11:30 a. m. All Schools
October 17, 2014
October 20 - 24, 2014 (Schools & Central Office Closed)
Mrs. Gloridine Walker
Presents at the
Data Collections Conference
by: G. Jefferson Reeves
Mrs. Gloridine Walker, Director of Information Personnel, was selected by the Georgia Department of Education to present at the FY 2015 Data Collections Conference, August 27-29, 2014, at the Athens Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. Mrs. Walker’s presentation description was as follows:
“You’ve just been given the exciting news that you are the new FTE and/or Student Record Coordinator… and then reality sets in and you begin to panic. What does a coordinator do? This session is designed to get you going in the right direction. Are you ready?”