The John Hancock Demonstration Schools-Hancock Elementary (K-5) & Hancock Middle@LaBrum Campus(6-8)  K-8

Principal
William Griffin

3700 Morrell Ave/10800 Hawley
Philadelphia PA 19114/19154
Phone: 215-281-2604

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

The John Hancock Demonstration Elementary School and the John Hancock Demonstration Middle School- General J. Harry LaBrum Campus

 Breaking News:

7/18/2017

The Hancock Elementary Main Office will be open for student registration from Monday, August 14, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  The LaBrum Middle School Main Office will be open for student registration from Monday, August 24, 2017 to Friday, August 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  On Monday August 28, 2017 both the Hancock Elementary School and the LaBrum Middle Schools will reopen for registration from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  Please feel free to call the LaBrum School at 215-281-2607 or Hancock School at 215-281-2604 if you have any questions.
 
The first day of school for all grade one to grade eight students is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. All students will receive their homeroom or section assignment on the first day of school. LaBrum students are to report to the LaBrum front school doors by 8:00 a.m. in uniform.  Hancock students are to report to the Hancock schoolyard by 8:28 a.m., in uniform, in lines on their previous/June 2017 room number/positions. The school uniform policy is posted under the Policy’s section of the Hancock or LaBrum School website.  The first day of school is a full day of school; students should bring a lunch.  Students will be dismissed from LaBrum at 2:40 p.m. and Hancock at 3:09 p.m. 
 

School Year Calendar : 2017 - 2018

* 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 2017 - 2018 school year:

August 28, 2017
First Day for Staff
August 28, 2017
School-based Professional Development
August 31, 2017
District-wide Professional Development
September 1, 2017
Reorganization
Academic Year Preparation
September 4, 2017
Labor Day
Schools and Administrative Offices Closed
September 5, 2017
First Day for Grades 1-12
Student Attendance
September 5, 2017
First Day for Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start and Bright Futures
Student Attendance
September 5-11, 2017
Early Childhood Experiences Interviews
Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Interviews
September 12, 2017
First Day for Kindergarten
Student Attendance
September 21-22, 2017
Rosh Hashanah
Schools and Administrative Offices Closed
September 29, 2017
2018-2019 School Selection Process Begins
October 9 - 11, 2017
Interim Reports
October 27, 2017
Professional Development Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
November 7, 2017
Election Day
Schools Closed
November 10, 2017
Veterans' Day Observed
Schools and Administrative Offices Closed
November 13, 2017
2018-2019 School Selection Process Ends
November 20 - 22, 2017
Report Card Conferences
November 23 - 24, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday
Schools and Administrative Offices Closed
December 8, 2017
Professional Development Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
December 25, 2017
Winter Recess
Schools and Administrative Offices Closed
December 26 - 29, 2017
Winter Recess
Schools Closed
January 1, 2018
New Year's Day
Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed
January 2, 2018
Staff Only
Professional Development
January 3 - 5, 2018
Interim Reports
January 15, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Day
Schools and Administrative Offices Closed
February 14 - 16, 2018
Report Card Conferences
February 19, 2018
Presidents' Day
Schools and Administrative Offices Closed
March 14 - 16, 2018
Interim Reports
March 16, 2018
Professional Development Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
March 29, 2018
Spring Recess
Schools Closed
March 30, 2018
Good Friday
Schools and Administrative Offices Closed
April 2, 2018
Spring Recess
Schools Closed
April 27, 2018
Professional Development Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
May 2 - 4, 2018
Report Card Conferences
May 15, 2018
Pennsylvania Primary Election Day
Schools Closed
May 9 - 11, 2018
Interim Reports
May 18, 2018
Professional Development Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
Schools and Administrative Offices Closed
June 8 - 12, 2018
Graduation Window
June 12, 2018
Last Day for Students
June 13, 2018
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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 To see the 2016-2017 School District Calendar click here