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


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.

see you at the pole 2015

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.


Happy Thanksgiving!


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!

Fall Festival! (TIME CHANGE)



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 Book fair

WINGS will host our Fall Book Fair Nov. 9-12, 2015.  Students are invited to shop during their library day – MondayTuesday, 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.

Book Fair Family Night 2

Rotary Dictionary Delivery

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!

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