Hancock Elementary is proud to offer many before and after school opportunities for academic and extra-curricular exploration through these clubs and activities:
The Hancock Student Council includes members from the 4th - 6th grade. Each grade has 2 class representatives that inform their class on student council sponsored events, spirit days, and fundraisers.
Hancock encourages students to participate in a number of tutoring programs on campus.
Math and Science ClubHancock Elementary has partnered with college students from the American Medical Student Association at ASU to form a Science Club. The ASU students come each week and perform science experiments, games and activities with 3-5 grade students at Hancock. The forty Hancock students are very excited each week to interact and learn from the ASU students. The goal of the club is to engage children from an early age in S.T.E.M. activities and build an excitement for science.
Kindness Club is a student club for grades 4-6. Student representatives are selected within the classroom. Kindness Club members meet monthly to review "kind acts" nominations and select winners for each month. At monthly assemblies, Kindness Club members honor the kind acts with a PowerPoint presentation of the student's picture and reason for kind act as well as giving each student a "Caught You Being Kind" t-shirt.
Young Rembrandts teaches basic drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. We provide all materials and teach new lessons each week in a positive and nurturing environment, which brings out the best in each child. You’ll see increased art abilities, learning skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. Cartooning takes drawing to another level by teaching students how to put excitement and movement on paper.
Battle of the Books
All fifth and sixth graders are invited to join the Battle of the Books club. Our BOB club meets at least once each week at lunchtime to discuss the books we are reading. Students read four books each quarter for three quarters. A competition is held after each intersession break with questions about the four books from the previous quarter. The team with the most accumulated points at the end of the third quarter goes on to the District Semi-finals competition. Students that sign-up must stay on their three-member team for all three quarters.
Heat Harmony Chorus
The Hancock Heat Harmony Chorus meets on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.. Choir members include 4th, 5th and 6th Grade students at Hancock. No audition is required - if your mouth can make a sound and you like to sing, you're in! We will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Performances include an evening concert in the spring and a trip to the CUSD Annual Choral Festival. There is no Chorus 4th Quarter due to after school clubs, sports, and the Artist in Residence Program.
Running ClubRunning Club has been organized to promote fitness and encourage sportsmanship and positive mental attitude. We will be teaching basic techniques, skills, and strategies of running. We will also stress important values, such as dedication, commitment, and perseverance. The students will participate in different running activities and games. The club will also participate in several races against other Chandler schools. Having fun, trying your best, and good sportsmanship are stressed at all times. The Hancock Running Club is open to any student in Kindergarten through 6th grade
The Garden Club is a Science Club at Hancock that provides an opportunity for 5th and 6th Grade students to design, plant, and then maintain a real vegetable and flower garden right here at Hancock! Students will learn about soil preparation, plant selection, seed planting and germination, garden maintenance and garden-related ecology (conservation and protection of the environment).