Reading Fair Winners

We are very proud to announce the winners of this years HNCE Reading Fair.

Kindergarten –

1st Place – Ezra Cuevas
2nd Place – Waylon Grant
Honorable Mention – Dustin Seawright

1st and Second Grade Family –

1st Place – Dawson Ahlers
2nd Place – Wyatt Grant

3rd Grade –

1st Place – McKaylin Cuevas

4th and 5th Grade –

1st Place – Raleigh Seal
2nd Place – Steven Frierson
3rd Place – Gage Ferrell
Honorable Mention – Drake Ferguson

4th and 5th Grade Group –

1st Place – Brynn Ladner & Kamdyn Shaw
2nd Place – Emma Atwell & Laila Ladner

All participants were entered into a drawing for a $40 gift card. The winner was Caroline Bruce.

Congratulations to all of the winners and good luck to all of those advancing to the next level of competition.

Just a few of the amazing boards entered in the Reading Fair.


Red Ribbon Week @ HNCE

We had so much fun celebrating Red Ribbon Week at HNCE (October 22nd thru October 26th). This celebration was established as a national drug awareness campaign in 1988 after the death of Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. This week represents taking a stand against alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. It also means that people all over the country are dedicating themselves to healthy lifestyles.  We should exercise, eat right, get plenty of rest, and try to help our friends stay free of drugs.

Students “Put Drugs to Sleep” and were “Tackling Drugs” on some of the dress up days during this fun filled week.

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!


beauty & beast


Rainbow over HNCE

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

rainbow panaroma HNCE rainbow

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

ribbon cutting

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