The John Hancock Demonstration Elementary School K-5

Principal
William Griffin

3700 Morrell Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19114
Phone: 215-281-2604

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The John Hancock Demonstration Elementary School

 Breaking News:

Hancock is Hiring:

 

March 31, 2017

 

Demonstration Teachers

                       

The John Hancock Demonstration Elementary School and the John Hancock Demonstration Middle School – General J. Harry LaBrum Campus are offering the Demonstration Teacher examination for the following positions:

 

  1. Demonstration Teacher of Elementary Education
  2. Demonstration Teacher of Learning Support/ Emotional Support
  3. Demonstration Teacher of Hearing Support
  4. Demonstration Teacher of Middle School Math
  5. Demonstration Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

 

Demonstration Teachers are unique educators. They utilize the most current educational techniques and instructional media, which contribute to effective teaching practices in their specific teaching areas. They are observed at times by personnel from within the School District of Philadelphia as well as visitors from other areas and institutions, both national and international.

 

Examination/Position Requirements
- Each applicant must: 

 

  1. Present a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate.  In order to be considered for this examination/position, you must submit to your resume with a cover letter, a copy of your certificate and two letters of recommendation from supervisory personnel who have direct knowledge of your qualifications. 
  2. Have three years of full time, appointed, paid, post-baccalaureate experience as a teacher. 
In order to be considered for this position, you must provide details of such experience in your resume and cover letter.

 

How to become a Demonstration Teacher:                           

There is a four (4) step process to become a Demonstration Teacher.

Step 1 - Application Procedure

1.     In order to be considered for the Demonstration Teacher Examination, an applicant is required to provide and attach the following documents.

2.     Qualified applicants should submit their application, which includes a current resume and cover letter detailing the extent to which they meet the demonstration teacher requirements to Principal William Griffin at bgriffin@philasd.org Candidates are required to present the following documents in order to be scheduled for the Demonstration Teacher Examination.  Please submit the following with your application:

1.     A copy of your certification or an original letter from a certification officer

2.     A copy of your Bachelor’s degree or a copy of your college transcript that shows the date you earned your bachelor’s degree (Only For External Candidates.)

3.     Two letters of recommendation

4.     A copy of current clearances, or proof that you have submitted for such clearances (FBI Clearance, PA Child Abuse and Criminal Background Check).

 

Step 2- Demonstration Teacher Oral Examination

1.     Oral examination with the Demonstration Principal and Demonstration Teacher Team.

2.     Passing candidates advance to the next step, the Demonstration Teacher Observation/ Lesson.

 

Step 3- Demonstration Teacher Observation/ Lesson

1.     Demonstration Observation/lesson with the Hancock Demonstration Principal and Demonstration Teacher Team.

2.     Advancing candidates are eligible for site selection and ranked based on the oral examination and Demonstration Observation/lesson. 

 

Step 4- Site Selection process at the Hancock Demonstration School

1.     The Hancock Demonstration School Site Selection Committee will review all eligible candidates and then schedule interviews based on the Hancock School’s needs and the candidates’ qualifications. 

 

Please contact Principal William Griffin at 215-281-2604 if you have any questions.

 

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School Year Calendar : 2016 - 2017

* Since the calendar is subject to change during the course of the school year, the web version may contain updates not reflected in the printed version of this publication.

The following is the calendar for all schools and Pre-Kindergarten Programs for the 2016 - 2017 school year:

September 1, 2016
First Day for Staff
Academic Year Preparation
September 1, 2016
9th Grade Orientation Window Opens
September 2, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development
September 5, 2016
Labor Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
September 6, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development
September 6, 2016
9th Grade Orientation Window Closes
September 7, 2016
First Day for Grades 1-12
Student Attendance
September 7, 2016
First Day for Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start and Bright Futures
Student Attendance
September 7 - 9, 2016
Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Interviews
September 12 - 13, 2016
Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Interviews
September 14, 2016
First Day of Kindergarten
Student Attendance
September 29, 2016
2017-2018 School Selection Process Begins 
September 30, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development
October 3 - 4, 2016
Rosh Hashanah
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 12, 2016
Yom Kippur
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 13 - 17, 2016
Interim Reports
October 19, 2016
PSAT Exams
November 2, 2016
PSAT Exams (Alternate Date)
November 8, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development
November 11, 2016
Veterans' Day Observed
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
November 11, 2016
2017-2018 School Selection Process Ends
November 21 - 23, 2016
Report Card Conferences
November 24 - 25, 2016
Thanksgiving Holiday
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
December 20, 2016
Interim Reports
December 26, 2015
Winter Recess
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
December 26 - 30, 2016
Winter Recess
Schools Closed
January 2, 2017
New Year's Day (Observed)
Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed
January 3, 2017
Staff Only
Professional Development
January 9 - 23, 2017
Keystone Exams
January 16, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
January 23, 2017
ACCESS Testing Opens (Tentative)
February 15 - 17, 2017
Report Card Conferences
February 20, 2017
Presidents' Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
March 3, 2017
ACCESS Testing Closes (Tentative)
March 6 - 8, 2017
Interim Reports
March 6, 2017
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
March 31, 2017
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
April 3 - May 12, 2017 
PSSA Assessments (Math, ELA, and Science) and Make-up Days
April 10 - 13, 2017
Spring Recess
Schools Closed
April 14, 2017
Good Friday
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
April 19 - 21, 2017
Report Card Conferences
May 9 - 11, 2017
Interim Reports
May 15 - 26, 2017
Keystone Exams
May 16, 2017
Pennsylvania Primary Election Day - Schools Closed
May 29, 2017
Memorial Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
June 20, 2017
Last Day for Students
June 21, 2017
Last Day for Staff

 

 

 

The Hancock School Mission, Vision, Core Principles and Points of Pride

Vision:

Hancock/Labrum School aspires to create productive global minded citizens by providing an

inclusive safe student centered learning environment where learners are empowered and held accountable for demonstrating meaningful learning and understanding through inquiry driven project based learning opportunities in a culture of care.

 

Mission:

Hancock/Labrum School fosters productive caring citizens by utilizing inquiry driven, project based learning opportunities through the core values of inquiry, collaboration, investigation, and reflection.  

 

Core Principles:

  • Student Centered
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Growth Mindset
  • Solutions Oriented
  • Community
 
Points of Pride 
 
  • High expectations for all learners in an inclusive environment
  • Inviting environment is evidenced through hallway displays
  • Staff and specialists collaborate around curriculum and assessments
  • School wide recognition for student achievement
  • Multi-disciplinary gifted program 
  • Staff professional development and training
  • Active Home and School support 

Hancock/ LaBrum School Calendar

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Message from the Principal

 

 


 

Classroom Observations

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 To see the 2016-2017 School District Calendar click here