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Hancock Public Schools Foundation

Established in 1987, the Hancock Public Schools Foundation receives and distributes funds for charitable and educational activities that assist in the development, implementation or maintenance of programs that significantly contribute to the education of Hancock Public Schools students. The Foundation is a registered IRS 501 (c )(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Focus on Funding

The Hancock Public Schools Foundation was recently featured on the WLUC-TV6 segment, The UPSide. The series focuses on people, businesses and organizations that make a positive difference in UP communities. It was very rewarding to have our work recognized. Click here to watch the video.

Industrial Arts & Technology

Industrial Education machine shopAlmost a year ago the HPSF approved a grant request to replace decades-old engine lathes in the Industrial Education Department. They arrived this fall and are providing valuable experience for students.

Industrial Education teacher Gary Mishica says, "These replacement machines will greatly assist us in our "hands-on learning" and permit us to again teach a unit on lathe turning with emphases on metal precision and accuracy."

Thanks to all of you who support the Foundation and our Hancock Public Schools!

Make Your Gift Today

Your support of the Hancock Public Schools Foundation truly does make a difference! Programs and scholarships giving students the best possible opportunities are achieved through the generous contributions of people like you. Thank you!

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or click here to download a donation form to complete and mail.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Neil Ahola, Vice President
Kipp Beaudoin, Superintendent
Dave Dow, President
Don Carli
Gregg Fisher
Mike Hauswirth, Treasurer
Karen Hubbard
Jeff Kangas
Robbyn Lucier
Paula Nutini, Board of Education Representative
John Vaara
Dennis Walikainen
Tracie Williams

Honorary Directors

Charles Goodman
William Karry
Linda Letto
Rob Roy
Ruth Ann Smith
Mark Wisti

For Your Information

The Hancock Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly on the fourth Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. The first meeting of the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) is preceded by the Annual Meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Foundation Board, please contact HPSF Administrator Sara Niemeyer at 523-5405 or

Meeting Minutes:
Annual Meeting July 22, 2015
Quarterly Meeting, July 22, 2015
HPSF Updates:
Winter 2015
Spring 2015
October 2014
Winter 2013
Other Documents:
2014-15 Grants


At-A-Glance Calendar for the Week of May 14, 2018

Full Calendar    |    Lunch Calendar    |    HPS District Calendar (PDF)


MON 14


Hot Diggity Hot Dog on WG Bun (optional condiments) Ketchup, Relish and Mustard Pkg


Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust (Cheese-V or Pepperoni*)


4:00 p.m. Varsity Track at Hancock (H)

Golf - Calumet Invite @ Calumet

4:00 p.m. - Softball Double Header at Houghton County Arena

TUE 15


Whole Grain Popcorn Chicken with WG Honey Roll


Italian Pepperoni Calzone


Golf at Portage Lake Golf Course


4:00 p.m. Baseball Double Header vs. Calumet at Wolverine Field

4:00 p.m. MS Track at Hancock

4:00 p.m. MS Track at Agassiz Field CLK

WED 16


Diced Turkey Ham, Melted Cheese Sauce, Fresh Baked Potato, 2 slices WG Bread


Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust (Cheese-V or Pepperoni*)


Golf - Girls Only WIC at George Young Golf Course

THU 17


Vegetarian Whole Grain Cheese French Bread


Whole Grain Chicken Tenders with Whole Grain Garlic Bread


Golf - Lake Linden Invite


Golf - Boys only WIC at George Young Golf Course

FRI 18


V-WG French Toast Sticks, Cheese Omelet & Syrup Cup


V-WG Pollack Fish Patty on WG Bun

Middle and HS Only will be given a Cooks choice of one of the menued items above or Tangerine Chicken Stir-Fry Vegetables & Brown Rice


4:00 p.m. Softball Double Header vs. Lake Linden at Houghton County Arena


4:00 p.m. DII Track Regionals at Iron Mountain (A)

4:00 p.m. Baseball Double Header vs. Jeffers at Hancock Driving Park

SAT 19

SUN 20