Red Ribbon Week

Hancock North Central Elementary will be taking part in a week long, district-wide program called Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon Week was designed to create an awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.  The national theme this year is “YOLO(you only live once). Be Drug Free.”  Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 as a means of honoring D.E.A. agent Enrique Camarena, who lost his life in the line of duty.  Today, Red Ribbon Week has grown into a national observance- a time for schools and communities across the nation to come together in the fight against drugs.  At HNCE, we will focus on the many aspects of health and safety.  You can take advantage of this time to open a dialogue at home and discuss issues like peer pressure and making the right choices for a healthy future.


HNCE Red Ribbon Week Activities

Monday, October 24: Too Tired to Worry About Drugs (PJ Day)

Tuesday, October 25: Drugs are Not a Winning Game (Favorite team shirt/jersey/school spirit shirt)

Wednesday, October 26: Too Bright for Drugs (Bright colored clothing)

Thursday, October 27: Boot Out Drugs (Western Wear)

Friday, October 28: Happy, Happy, Happy! To be Drug Free! (Camouflage)


*If students are not dressed in clothing which adheres to the corresponding daily theme, they must wear uniform attire.

HNCE Parent Information Night

Have you been wondering what your child or children have been accomplishing these past few weeks of school?  We have your answers!  Please join us as we welcome all parents to our annual Parent Information Night on Thursday, September 1st, from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M.  See the attached schedule for rotation places and times.  We hope to see you there!

*Locations of stations in bold.

Station 1: Understanding Math Curriculum- K. Saucier    (Library)

Station 2: Specials        (Art Room)

  • Art- grade level t-shirts, recycled art contest, personalized art fundraiser, featured artists, yearbook
  • Library/Media
  • P.E.- Project fit, FitnessGram, archery

Station 3: School & Home Programs & Resources        (Large Computer Lab)

  • Lexia
  • AR
  • Suggested Apps

Station 4: Grade Level Meetings

  • K- Room 212 (Mrs. Stovall’s Room)
  • 1st- Room 208 (Mrs. Ball’s Room)
  • 2nd- Room 202 (Mrs. Thompson’s Room)
  • 3rd- Room 105 (Mrs. Ladonna’s Room)
  • 4th- Room 107 (Ms. Shaw’s Room)
  • 5th- Room 111 (Mrs. Spiers’ Room)

Station 5: Federal Programs (Title), MKAS Testing (Kindergarten & 3rd grade gate) (Cafeteria)     -C. Moseley

Section 6: WINGS (For Parents of Gifted Students)  (Room 302)

Session Times:








Get Ready to Run!

We can’t wait for you to join us this Saturday at USM LongBeach for BlueCross BlueShield’s Get Ready to Run! This race is an opportunity for schools across the coast to be active together! The top three schools with the most participants will be given $2,000 in support of their school’s P.E. program! You and your students should arrive at USM LongBeach at 9:30am, and you should find your colored grade level banner. For more information on this race, please visit the link below…

Parading Through the Storm

Vocabulary Parade


Hancock North Central Elementary School once again, made vocabulary fun and engaging.  For the second consecutive year, HNCE celebrated their Vocabulary Parade on Friday, March 11th.  Each student was assigned a vocabulary word, and their teachers challenged them to create a costume illustrating the word’s meaning.  Students proudly marched in their creations showing off what they learned to their parents and community friends. HNCE turned this rainy day into a remarkable one!


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Beauty & the Beast PAC

Prince & Princess Par-tea!

The Hancock Middle School Performing Arts will present Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Thursday, March 3rd  and Friday, March 4th at HCSD’s new Performing Arts Center. Both shows will begin at 6:00 PM. Admission is $5 with tickets available at the door.


Before each show, a “Par-tea” will be held for little princesses and princes.  Our HNCE students have been invited to attend! If you would like to attend with your student, please ask the front office or your student’s homeroom teacher for a form!


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Rainbow over HNCE

This morning a double rainbow shown over our baby hawks! What a beautiful creation after last night’s rain!

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Performing Arts Center Grand Opening

Hancock County’s Performing Art Center Grand Opening

Performing Arts Center Hancock County

The Performing Arts Center is located in the front of Hancock High School, 7140 Stennis Airport Drive, Kiln, MS.

This past Saturday, Feb. 20th, Hancock County celebrated the grand opening of its Performing Arts Center. The PAC has been under construction since August of 2014. Its 24,000 square feet were filled with performers and onlookers as the representatives from the four elementary schools, middle school, and high school took the stage.

HNCE’s Beta & Art Clubs
take the stage




HNCE’s 5th grade beta club performed Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World. Sadie Sekinger read an illustrated copy of the song while members of the art club displayed hand painted props. Following the reading, the beta club sang What a Wonderful World with black light sign language. A special thanks to Mrs. Higginbotham, Mrs. Mindi, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Katrina, & Mrs. Breeland for helping our students prepare.

Ribbon Cutting

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Superintendent Alan Dedeaux prepares to cut the ribbon at the PAC grand opening. Photo-WLOX


HNCE Spelling Bee

Today, HNCE conducted its first school-wide spelling bee! Each student was given the chance to participate in their grade level bee, and the top spellers from each grade were given the chance to compete in today’s bee!

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All of HNCE was on the edge of its seat as the number of competitors dwindled down to the final two! The champion (and first alternate) are third grade students!


Congratulations to Bryce Ladner! We wish you the best of luck in the district spelling bee tomorrow!


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Celebrating MLK with our year in review


As HNCE closes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we hope

that you and your family remember the importance of equality, love, and friendship.

May we spend this day thinking of ways to out do one another in love and kindness.

We also want to wish you a happy 2016 and review our happenings so far this school year.

Community Playground Build

On Friday, August 15th our HNCE parents and PTO came together to build a wonderful new

playground for K-2 students. This playground was funded through the PTO’s 2014-2015

cookie dough fundraiser and was designed by the 2014-2015 5th grade student council.


Grandparent’s Day

On Friday, September 11th grandparents flooded HNCE to read with students, meet teachers, and see classrooms. It was a fantastic way to celebrate the day!

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See You At The Pole

On Wednesday, September 13th HNCE participated in the nationwide student led prayer at the flag pole. A song was led by a former HNCE student and a message was given by James Reardon.

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see you at the pole 2015

Project Fit

This exciting week at HNCE continued with a ribbon cutting opening ceremony for our project fit playground on Thursday morning. Mrs. Cuevas and Coach Ball opened the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MS Foundation grant funded playground with keynote speakers Eugenia King and Alan Dedeaux and fitness demonstrations from 5th grade students.

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Veteran’s Day Assembly

HNCE’s 5th grade student council took part in honoring veterans from all over the gulf coast with an assembly and breakfast with students on Wednesday, November 11th.


Fall Festival 

Another fun packed week at HNCE continued with our annual fall festival on Thursday, November 12th and Friday, November 13th. This year our PTO presented a carnival themed festival filled with games, inflatables, concessions, a photo booth, and even a sampling of our grade level gardens’ harvests! This delight filled evening concluded with grade level song performances and a “pieing of the principals” fundraiser.


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