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Strategic Plan

Hancock Public School exists to develop in all students the skills, knowledge, and passion to be life long learners.

Vision Statement:

Our vision is to see…..
students committed to the learning process through engaged teachers, parents, staff and community…students who learn and demonstrate 21st Century skills and knowledge…students who identify and apply their individual strengths.

Message from the Principal

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Welcome to Hancock Public School’s internet homepage. Our students and staff work hard to update this site regularly so please bookmark it and return often. Here you will find a wealth of information on ISD 768 including: Athletic and activities information, up to date school news and notifications, lunch menus, and access to JMC. If you need additional information please feel free to contact the District office at (320) 392-5621

Our mission at Hancock Public School is simple: To develop in all students the skills, knowledge, and passion to be life long learners. By focusing on our mission along with high expectations, hard work, and active involvement from staff, students, and parents we have been able to create successful learning experiences for our students. We will continue to strive for excellence not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but because our students and community deserve nothing less. There is a direct connection between the success of our public school system and the success of our community. Whether you have children in our school or are simply a resident of our district, everyone plays a vital role in the success of Hancock Public School.

Even after 141 years HHS is striving to find ways to improve and ensure that students are prepared to face the challenges that lie ahead. Therefore, it is imperative that we all work together towards this common goal.

To all the residents of District 768, your energy, your input, and your support are vital to the continued success of Hancock Public School. Thanks for everything you do.

Hancock Elementary School is named a “Reward School”
On August 30th the District was informed by the Minnesota Department of Education that Hancock Elementary School was named a “Reward” School. Being named a “Reward” School is the highest designation that the State of MN can award to a school based on the new Multiple Measurements Ratings. This designation is reserved for the top 15% of Title I schools in the State of Minnesota. HES received 69.04 points out of 75 total points (92.05%). Hancock High School (Not a Title I School) received 71.86 points out of 75 total points (95.82%). This is outstanding. This reaffirms what we’ve known for a long time, that Hancock Public School is one of the best schools in the area thanks to a committed staff, great student body, and supportive community. THANKS for ALL that you do to support Hancock Public School!

Residents of ISD #768:
I would like to thank you for voting to renew our current levy referendum. I understand that for many residents this may have been a difficult decision due to the economic situation in our country, but your overwhelming support of this levy will allow us to continue to provide the quality of education that our students deserve and our community has come to expect. “Strong schools build strong communities and strong communities support strong schools.” Hancock Public School is here to stay! Rest assured that we will continue to be fiscally responsible while providing the educational resources necessary for our students to be successful now and in the future. As I have said many times before, “Thanks to a committed staff, great student body, and supportive community, Hancock Public School is one of the best schools in the area. THANKS for ALL that you do to support Hancock Public School!
Mr. Pahl


Band/Choir Important Dates
Band/Choir Dates To Remember
Monday, November 25th - Band Concert
Monday, December 9th - Holiday Choir Concert
Monday, March 10, 2014 - Cake Walk
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - Band and Choir Concert, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Lg Group Band & Choir Contest
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Solo & Ensemble Contests
Monday, May 12, 2014 - Spring Choir Pops Concert
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Spring Band Pops Concert
Friday, May 16, 2014 - Graduation

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2012-2013 Annual Report on Curriculum,
Annual Curriculum Report

February School Board Minutes
February School Board Minutes

District Revenues and Expenditures Budget 2010-2011
2013-2014 Budget

Owl Sports Links
Owl Athletics
Look under "Owl Athletics" for the MN High School League Sports Physical Form.

Cell Phones
Cell Phone Policy


As determined by the Hancock School Board, school will be in session Monday, April 21st. This student day is being held because of snow days that we have had. Thank you.


Baccalaureate, May 4, 2014 7:00 pm
Graduation, May 16, 2014 7:00 pm


Gr 10 MCA reading tests
Gr 11 MCA math tests
JH & V Bball double header vs Ashby, 4 pm - Cancelled, has been rescheduled to May 6th a DH beginning at 4:00 pm
Elem VB, 6:30 pm


Good Friday, NO SCHOOL


4-H Easter Egg Hunt, Big Gym, 9-12 noon



HANCOCK PUBLIC SCHOOLS-District 768 371 Hancock Avenue, Hancock, MN 56244 320-392-5621