Hancock Grammar School

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News and Announcements

coming events
Monday 4/7 - MDI HS registration for 8th graders interested in attending MDI HS

Thursday 4/10 - Hancock School Committee meeting 6:30

Friday 4/11 - Grade check for baseball/softball players on academic ineligibility

Wednesday 4/16 - HGS Speech Contest at 1 p.m.

APRIL BREAK - 4/21-4/25

Our very own Jane Snider has been recognized as the Maine Middle School Art Teacher of the Year for 2014!!! Congratulations Mrs. Snider - thanks for all the wonderful things you do, and we are so happy you are getting this recognition!!

Another congratulations to Jacquie Leighton who has been nominated for the Hancock County Teacher of the Year for 2014. Congratulations and thank you for all you do Mrs. Leighton!!
Jane Snider recognized as the 2014 Maine Art Education Association - Middle Level Art Educator of the Year
Congratulations to Jane Snider! The Maine Art Education Association Recognitions Committee has announced that Jane Snider has been recognized as the 2014 Maine Art Education Association - Middle Level Art Educator of the Year.
News for mid-March
PENNIES FOR PATIENTS: We are in the middle of collecting change to fundraise for "Pennies for Patients" which raises money for people with blood cancers. This is our third year participating in Pennies for Patients. The deadline is the end of the month, the winning class will have a party! Donation jugs are in the library.

PTO BOXTOP CHALLENGE: This month is also our PTO boxtop challenge. Boxtops are due 4/1 at the latest. The winning classroom will be announced at the end of the week, and will have a party! These boxtops are one way the PTO helps support the students at HGS, so please contribute!

Wednesday 3/19 - 6 pm Winter Sports Awards, 7 pm Hancock School Committee Meeting

Saturday 3/22 - State Middle School Jazz Festival in Westbrook - Go Hornets!!

Thursday 3/27 - Trimester 2 Bricktivity Day

Friday 3/28 - No school for staff inservice day
Scholarships and Summer Camp
College Scholarships - Hancock Point Chapel Society Scholarship

Each year the Hancock Point Chapel Society awards scholarships to town of Hancock students who are going on to higher education. The scholarships are available to students who are graduating this spring and anyone who graduated last year but put off attending college for a year. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis a judged on academic record, extracurricular participation and financial need. Scholarship applications must be submitted by May 5, 2014 and may be obtained from the student's high school guidance counselor, the Hancock Town Hall, or Peter Bryant, 154 West Shore Road, Hancock, Maine 04640.

Summer Camp Scholarships Attention: Students & Parents: Grades 6-8

Summer camp can be a wonderful way to meet new friends, learn new skills and learn a lot about yourself. The Hancock Point Chapel Society offers scholarships to Hancock kids in the 6th-8th grades who are interested in attending an educational summer camp. There are several camps in Eastern Maine that offer a variety of programs including science, mathematics, conservation education, musical study, art, theater production and drama. Camp brochures, applications, and scholarship forms can be obtained from Ms. Megan Stetler. Ms. Stetler is conducting an information session at the Grammar School Wednesday, March 5th, between 4:00-6:00 pm. Additionally, she is at the Grammar School each weekday, except Monday and can also be reached at mstetler@rsu24.org. She welcomes any questions you may have and we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
1. The Reading Olympics have begun! Your child can be shooting for a medal - bronze, silver, and gold - by reading! Encourage them to spend a little extra time with a book as we celebrate reading and the spirit of the Olympic games.

2. Hancock School Board meets at HGS on Tuesday night at 6:30

3. The Lady Hornets will play in the Championship Basketball game at 5 pm on Thursday night at SMHS. Please note admission is charged for the Championship Game

4. Winterfest is this Friday - students will enjoy a morning of activities followed by our annual tradition of the staff v. 8th grade volleyball game in the afternoon. Please let the school know if you are interested in volunteering, or send in snack supplies!

Next Week: February Break!!
***IMPORTANT CORRECTION*** An earlier post stated our championship games (if we make it) would be tuesday 2/11 - that is not correct. The championship games are Thursday 2/13 at SMHS, 5 and 6:30 p.m.. Again, thursday, not tuesday!!
Spelling Bee and Snowdate
In case of a snow storm, here are the details on our upcoming county spelling bee:

Spelling Bee - currently planned for Wednesday, February 5th 6:30 at Cave Hill School. Spellers should be here by 6:15. Snow date will be Monday, February 10th, same time same place.
Events to know about!
PTO meets tonight at 5:30

Tomorrow, tuesday, there is a 3rd-6th grade assembly at 2 pm about College Aspirations

The County Spelling Bee is Wednesday night at Cave Hill School

Thursday our Hornets are in playoff games at HGS - Good luck to the girls and boys!

Friday - our Reading Olympics kicks off with opening ceremonies at 1:!5

Next week: Tuesday 2/11 the Hancock School Board meets at 6:30, the Basketball Championship Games are at Sumner High at 5 and 6:30

Week of 2/17 - February Break!!
Coming Events at HGS!
This Tuesday is our last HOME basketball game of the season - come root for our Hornets, and come enjoy parent recognition night for our 8th grade players!

Tuesday is also the 2nd meeting of the new Hancock School Board - this is an open public meeting if you want to attend - 6:30 at HGS.

Thursday 1/30 the Hornets last regular season game is away, at Mountain View School

Monday 2/3 PTO meets in the HGS library at 5:30 - please join us!

Wednesday 2/5 is the County Wide Spelling Bee at Cave Hill School

Thursday 2/6 - Hornets will be in playoff games - right now it looks like boys will be playing at Cave Hill and girls at Ella Lewis, but this depends on final standings

ALSO COMING: Be watching for information about our HGS Reading Olympics - coming home soon!!
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Principal's Corner

Welcome to Hancock Grammar School! We are pleased you are taking the time to visit our webpage.  We are in the midst of another excellent year at HGS.  We have 215 students, and 22 teachers, as well a numerous support staff.  We have some of the greatest students and parents around also! Our school community is an active, thriving one that makes wonderful things happen.

Hancock Grammar is a school with proven success.  Together, we will continue to strive for student success academically, socially, and in other arenas as well.  We work very hard to keep our school culture positive, to keep behavior and school citizenship in the forefront, and to keep our eyes and minds focused on the academic goals we are trying to reach.  The Hancock Hornets are getting it done! 

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