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!
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!
Rainbow over HNCE
This morning a double rainbow shown over our baby hawks! What a beautiful creation after last night’s rain!
Hancock County’s Performing Art Center Grand Opening
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
HNCE would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that you enjoy your holiday, and we can’t wait to see you again on Monday, November 30th.
We would also like to announce that our student council raised over $1,000 to help feed families in need with its turkey feather fundraiser! There’s been many a plump turkey at HNCE this week, but the plumpest of them all was Mrs. Shaw’s 4th grade class!
Through this fun competition and the can food drive many families received supplies for Thanksgiving. We as a school were able to teach our students the importance of giving back to a community that we are so thankful for. Thank you for all of your help and support in this endeavor and for all that you do for your students to make HNCE great!
This Thursday HNCE’s PTO will be hosting their annual Fall Festival! This is a great time for the community to come together to enjoy games, food, and fun. Each grade level will be performing at the festival, and the WINGS Scholastic Book Fair will be open for the final time of the week. This festival will be from 3:30-5:30pm. We hope to see you there!
WINGS will host our Fall Book Fair Nov. 9-12, 2015. Students are invited to shop during their library day – Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Thursday is a make-up day during specials time. The Book Fair will also be open during Fall Fest Thursday Nov. 12th from 4 – 6 p.m. in Building 300, in our WINGS classroom. The Book Fair will be closed on Friday. You may access and order from our Book Fair Web Site until November 21, 2015
Thank you for your support of our 2015 Fall Book Fair.
This past Tuesday, the Rotary club visited the third grade class of HNCE. For the past several years the Rotary Club of Central Hancock County has generously donated dictionaries to third grade students. This week they were able to join us on campus and watch as students excitedly accepted and plundered through their new gifts!