Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 5th grade teachers Mr. Lee and Mrs. Mumme's classes participated in an "Escape the Room" activity to learn about the three states of matter. We love science!
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock celebrates our staff with an award thanking them for their hard work and dedication to our students!
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 2nd graders performed their Pajama Party play for Pre-K, kindergarten and 1st grade classes.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 2nd graders learn about how to care for Arizona's water.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Mrs. Katz's 3rd grade class knows how to create their own food chain after learning about producers, consumers, and decomposers.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Ms. Hannah Burkhardt's Class is learning about the Ancient Egyptian's way of mummification by mummifying Twinkies.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock staff honors and remembers 9/11.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 5th grade teachers are ready for the Decades Dance!
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 6th graders play a game in gym class that requires teamwork and cooperation called "Learning how to survive."
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Who says ratio and proportion review can't be fun?! It's time for BINGO in 6th grade!
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Mrs. Katz 3rd graders are working on an Arizona project. They learned about Arizona landforms, the 5 Cs, natural resources and important events in AZ history.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 6th grade students are learning to answer the question, "How would you use a graduated cylinder to find the volume of a rock?"
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Mrs. Gritz 6th graders had fun practicing their inquiry skills with their Observation vs. Inference activity!
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Our students are enjoying their STEM lessons. They had a chance to build their own robots because of a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Students in Mrs. Gritz's science classes were challenged to design backpacks to help make their target audience's lives easier!
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) What better way to get to know each other than through a back to school STEM project making aerodynamic amphibious cars in Ms. Burkhardt's class?!
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock Elementary fifth grader Sam Saliba was the winner in his division in this year's Drug Awareness Poster, "Drugs Take Away..." The judges chose his entry out of 48 essays received from students all over the city. Sam was honored Wednesday, May 15 at The Youth Awards Nights Banquet, held at the Chandler Elks Lodge.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Ciara Hurtado from Patty Chambers' 4th grade class who was one among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Ciara's work will be displayed in the City of Chandler calendar next year. The contest is designed to illustrate the importance of reducing waste, conserving water and preventing pollution. It is also an opportunity for students to learn more about environmental stewardship in their community and can become a catalyst for environmental education in the classroom. City of Chandler: Environmental Art Contest website
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock 3rd graders programmed Ozbots with Ozo Blocky to go through an obstacle course they designed.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock fifth graders tried out the new field at Tonto Creek Camp during their Science Camp Trip.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Our 6th grade students got a visit from Sun Lakes Rotarians to hear about the problems our neighbors on the Navajo Reservation have with access to clean water and about the global grant our school has been supporting to help bring the Navajo clean, running water. Authentic learning and real world connections are happening in 6th grade!
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Hinojosa-Chun 1st and 2nd graders are learning about the life stages of a butterfly by experiencing it firsthand. They released their butterflies in our school garden.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Janella Flores Rodriguez, Kids Express worker at Hancock Elementary, who was named the Program Line Staff - Rookie of the Year by the Arizona Community Education Association.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock students participated in the Agriculture in the Classroom project and April presentation called "Compost Stew: An A-Z recipe for the Earth."
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Patty Chambers' gardening club at Hancock Elementary is learning how to grow their own vegetables. Most recently, their crop consisted of radishes and lettuce.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock's student council enjoyed fun times learning about science and technology at the 2019 Student Council Convention. Student Council Convention 2019 Photo Album
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock Elementary fifth grade students recently took a field trip to the Halle Heart Center. They are learning how to take care of their hearts with a healthy nutritional plan.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Pauline Gray who was honored by the Sun Lakes Rotary as the Teacher of the Month for January. She received a framed certificate, a $100 personal award from the Sun Lakes Rotary and an additional $100 from Trust Bank to be used in her classroom.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) All Hancock students who participated in the recent Boosterthon fund raiser had their names entered in a drawing to conduct a STEM activity with Principal Connie Hull. This lucky group was the first to have the opportunity to use Hancock's new VEX Robotics kit.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Ms. Ricklef's kindergarten class recently celebrated 100 Days of school.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Hancock Elementary teacher Juei Ping "Tina" Chiu who recently earned her National Board recertification, the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. The process was rigorous, but worthwhile. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock teachers enjoyed meeting the City of Chandler chief of police Sean Duggan on their scavenger hunt. They also enjoyed having some time getting to know other staff members better.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) We're so proud of our Hancock 3rd and 4th grade basketball team. The team did well this year. They had a blast and learned so much about basketball. Thank you, Coach Hewitt!
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) How fast can you eat a piece of chocolate? In Kathleen Villaorduna's sixth grade class at Hancock Elementary, they used rates, times, and fractions to figure it out!
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock Elementary kindergarten students in Laura Lopez' class celebrated being thankful and grateful!
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock Elementary sixth graders tested the movement of thermal energy in models they built of residential homes by taking thermal images with an iPad and digital temperature readings of their homes when placed over a heat source. Now, they will be challenged to reduce the loss of energy by improving their models with insulation.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulation to Ms. Gray who received a grant for new library books from the Chandler Education Foundation. This diversity book project was titled, We are all Different We are all the Same. Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulation to our 5th grade team for being awarded a grant from the Chandler Education Foundation. The grant will provide STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) materials and activities for our students at Science Camp. Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Third grade teacher Mrs. Meghan Bovard welcomed her father, Sergeant Gregg Girard, who spoke to students about his time in the Vietnam War. Students gained an appreciation and understanding of Veterans Day.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock's sixth graders in Hannah Burkardt's reading class became "doctors" for a day during text feature surgery. Luckily, every surgical team was successful! (Future doctors of America in training!)
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) The staff at Hancock Elementary School would like to thank Representative Weninger for participating in Take Your Legislator to School on Monday, September 17th 2018. Representative Weninger visited several classrooms. He hosted a mock House committee meeting with students in Mrs. Villaorduna's 6th grade class, read Career Day aloud to Mrs. Lopez's Kindergarten class and talked with students about their future plans. Student council's favorite question for Representative Weninger was, "What's the weirdest law you've heard of in Arizona?"
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Sixth graders in Mrs. Villaorduna's class are Space Farming! They are testing whether basil will grow without Earth's soil by growing a plant in a nutrient rich fluid - hydroponically - and with just water. The students used Perlite to stabilize the plants growing with just water as the material is lighter and could more easily be transported to outer space. They will compare their results to the basil they planted in a similar system with potting soil. Students were also challenged to calculate the amount of nutrient solution they needed to add to the water.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock Elementary students are flag duty trained and ready to go. Great job, Hancock!
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) First grade music students at Hancock enjoy conducting the class using their four voices.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock teachers Mrs. Mumme and Mrs. Haenchen learned about innovation and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) at the Chandler Innovation Fair. Ask your kids, "What problems do you want to solve when you grow up?!?"
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Students in our kindergarten classes celebrated "Color Days," practicing their colors and learning color words. Pictured: Ms. Cook's class (yellow day), Ms. Rickels' class (blue day) and Mrs. Lopez's class (red day).
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Principal Connie Hull and Dean Josh Cagle welcomed our 2018-2019 students at Meet the Teacher.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock Principal Connie Hull welcomes students on the first day of school! Students pictured: Addi and Sammy Hewitt.
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Hull greets new students to Hancock, Brynn and Hannah Harris.
Hancock Elementary - (2017-2018) Hancock Elementary student council collected 324 non-perishable food items to donate to the Chandler Care Center. This time of the year is most difficult for the Care Center to come by donations, and they are grateful for the support! We are so proud of our students, and we want to thank our community for your generosity.