Today is the first day of school for most public school students across Washington County, and Hancock is no exception. Generations of citizens remember their school days in this town - once at the school on High Street, now the Community Center; next at the school "in the park," no longer there; and now up on "Blue Hill," where the elementary and the middle-senior high schools face each other, each boasting a view across the Potomac River.
Hancock schools have remained fairly small, and without any "feeder schools," quite community-oriented. We are fortunate that many of our teachers live in the local community, and those who don't often participate in community activities and festivals. We are very proud of our schools and of the staff and teachers who maintain them, lead them and teach in them. Hat's off to our local schools!
Meet the teachers
Speaking of schools, remember that "Meet the Teachers Night" will take place tomorrow evening for Hancock Middle School (grades 6-8) students and parents; and next Tuesday, the 29th, for High School (grades 9-12) students and parents. Each evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium with an introduction from the administrative staff. Then students and parents can move from classroom to classroom to "meet the teachers," and learn firsthand about procedures, expectations, and objectives for the new academic year. Representatives from various groups, such as the Band Boosters, PTA and Athletic Boosters will also be on hand to encourage parents and students to participate and support the co-curricular activities. If you have any questions, you can contact the school office at 301-766-8186.