Hancock Middle - Senior High School

August 17, 2007

289 W. Main St.

Principal: Eric Michael

Phone: 301-766-8186

Fax: 301-678-7218

Web site: None

Starting time: 8:45 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.

Grades: 6-12

Date of construction: 1956

Age of building: 51 years


Latest renovation: 2000

Size of building: 96,809 square feet

State-rated capacity: 594

Projected 2007-08 enrollment: 358

From the principal

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. 1. Traditionally, our students score very well in assessed areas; we need to work collaboratively to implement effective programs and intervention strategies in order to ensure continuous improvement in the performance of our students in order to maintain our adequate yearly progress.

2. HMSHS will work toward the collaborative vertical teaming model between staff to effectively transition students from middle to high school curriculum and provide appropriate programs.

3. The high school will work to implement an adviser/advisee program to mentor students with school and career opportunities.

4. HMSHS, with support of the guidance department and our intervention specialist, will introduce the WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) Program to ensure a smooth transition for our new sixth-graders to middle school.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. 1. Teamwork: Working collaboratively with staff, students, parents and stakeholders.

2. Expectations: We will maintain high standards for student achievement, attendance and conduct.

3. Communications: We will work to maintain a high level of communication/involvement with parents, community and stakeholders.

4. Celebration: We will celebrate successes of our students, staff and community.

5. Panther Pride!

Q. Can students and staff expect any changes this school year?

A. 1. There will be several new teachers in both the middle school and high school.

2. We can expect some upgrades to our facilities, as work will begin on new auditorium seating and the installation of air conditioning for the school.

3. Staff will have a keyless card reader entry system to the school.

4. We will be offering a new technology education program for our ninth-graders.

5. We will be offering a new Project Lead the Way class for our high school students.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. I would like for students to enjoy the rest of the summer and look forward to an exciting year of learning, fun and success. Together, we can make this one of the best years ever at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. The staff and I look forward to your return as school starts on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

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