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Bell Schedule

Capistrano Valley High School Visitation: 2/21/19

On Thursday, February 21st, Academic Advisors from Capistrano Valley High School will visit Hankey to meet with 8th graders and present information on the 9th grade registration process  Prior to this visit, all 8th grade students must have a created a Student Portal on Aeries as high school registration will be completed on line.  More information on this will follow.

Student of the Month Assemblies

Each quarter we will honor students who have exhibited the IB traits in outstanding ways.


September 27, 2018

November 15, 2018

January 24, 2019

March 14, 2019

April 11, 2019

May 23, 2019


Parents will be notified if their child is being recognized.  All assemblies are in the MPR at 10:40 a.m.


Michele Hancock

Middle School Academic Advisor

I need to see Mrs. Hancock because:

  • My schedule is messed up
  • I'm in the wrong Math class
  • I am failing a class or classes
  • I have SO many ZEROS!
  • I'm having problems with a teacher
  • I need help with a class
  • I need help with registration
  • I need help with School-Loop
  • I have a question about high school
  • I want to go to summer school

You can contact me to discuss your student's grades and performance at



Academic Party of Excellence

Don't miss out on the super fun APE Party held after the end of each quarter!  Students with no ZEROS for the quarter and no F's are invited to participate in a fun morning of special planned activities and events.  Check your ZEROS on School-Loop regularly.

Honor Roll Assemblies

Students who received a GPA of 3.5 or higher will receive recognition at one of our quarterly Honor Roll Assemblies.  There are two levels of distinction.  Principal's Honor Roll is for students who have achieved a quarterly GPA of 3.5 - 3.79.  Superintendent's Honor Roll is for students who have achieved a quarterly GPA of 3.8 - 4.0.






Are you frustrated with your grades or feel you aren’t working to your potential?   Good study habits will help you in high school, college and even in life.    Here are my top 5 tips to help you be more successful.



The number one reason most students are failing their classes is due to missing assignments or ZEROS!  Nothing will bring your grade down faster than a big ZERO.Most teachers compute their grades on a straight percentage so if you do not turn in an assignment and get a ZERO even an A grade will suddenly become an F.  Keep track of your assignments by using your planner every day, checking assignments on School-Loop and doing your homework every night.  Don’t wait until the last minute! Once you’re behind, it becomes stressful and difficult to get caught up.


Students that are successful in school have a regular study time.  Most kids like to take a short break after school to eat or relax.You should have an hour to an hour and a half of homework M-Th.If this is too long for you, break it up into two sessions. Try to keep it around the same time each day.  Some people need total quiet while others can study well with music in the background. The key is to find a comfortable place where you can regularly study, such as the kitchen table, a desk, a favorite chair, etc.  Make sure it has adequate lighting and keep all your study supplies in reach.


Most students have binders and folders, but often they don’t use them. Many of you stuff every single paper from school into one binder. Papers become misplaced or lost. Do not use the “shove” method when papers are returned. Try to place them in the correct folder.  If you are using a three-ring binder to keep papers organized, take the time to open the metal prongs and place them securely in it.  If you tend to lose your homework or forget to return it, have a special homework folder for each class and put sticky notes in your agenda reminding you to turn in assignments. Use your phone to schedule reminders regarding projects, tests or homework that’s due.  Find a system that works for you and stick to it!


Talk to your parents or Academic Advisor about your grades. Ask about tutoring programs.  At Hankey, most teachers are available to assist students before or after school. We also have tutoring in the library on Wednesdays after school. Other programs are available in the community.


I know most students cringe at the mere thought of having a parent/teacher conference but it really is a valuable tool in figuring out what’s not working and by getting feedback from your teachers you can come up with a plan on how to improve your performance. Don’t think of it as a punishment. Parent/teacher/student conferences are an excellent way to set up a communication system with your teachers.  Teachers are here to help you be the best student you can be.

Mr. and Mrs. Hancock
Mr. and Mrs. Hancock


Mrs. Hancock is in the office on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:15 am - 3:00 pm.  You can call the office at (949) 234-5315 or email her at   Students are welcome to stop by on break, lunch and after school. 

Welcome new and returning students!  This is my fourth year at Carl Hankey IB Academy, and I'm excited about our year.  I've worked in public education for over 20 years, mainly as a school counselor in middle and high school.  I have my Master's in School Counseling from Cal State Fullerton and a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Cal State Chico.  I was born and raised in Southern California, my husband is a teacher and I have one totally amazing daughter. I enjoy reading, shopping, baking, working out and following the Los Angeles Kings!  Feel free to contact me any time as my goal is to help all Hankey students be as successful as possible.

Student Planners

We encourage students to use their student planners to write down their homework assignments.  You can also check School Loop nightly but not all assignments will appear on School Loop.  The planner is the best way to track daily work.

Middle School Teachers

Brianne Aleman:  7th Grade Science, 6th CTE

Kathy Beitz:  8th Grade Humanities

Lisa Boothe:  7th Grade English and 7th Humanities

Scott Cady:  6th Grade Math, Math 7 ACC and Geometry 8

Carol Foote:  6th, 7th and 8th Grade Spanish

Sherrie George:  8th Grade English, ELD and Speech

Nick Langsdorf:  6th Grade English and 6th Grade Humanities

Jeff Long:  Band, Orchestra and Music Appreciation/IB Design

Janet Jarrett:  6th Grade and 8th Grade Science

Negin Nangialai:  Math 7, Math 8 and Algebra 7/8

Rocco Paterno:  6th, 7th and 8th Grade PE, Math Support

Jake Rusinkovich:  Student Support 6/7/8, Direct English, Direct Math


Teacher emails are available through your child's school loop account.