Weekly News Article

Hanover Principals News Article


Another busy week for Hanover Schools and more ahead with several school activities scheduled.  The week of September 18th all Kindergarten through sophomores were busy taking the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) tests.  MAP tests are interim assessments that are administered in the form of a computerized adaptive test.  MAP tests are constructed to measure student achievement from Grades K to 12th in math, reading, and Language usage.  MAP assessments are scaled across grades and supports direct measurement of academic growth and change.  Ours students take the MAP tests twice per year, once in the Fall and once in late Spring.  Our students’ scores are normed with over 100,000 other students across the nation to use as a comparison and over-all growth from the Fall to the Spring.

As it has been in the past, September 20th was “count” day for all Kansas schools.  The student count will again regulate how much state aide each district will receive from the state of Kansas and it is also the student number each school submits to KSHSAA (Kansas State High School Activities Association).  As of now, we will submit 139 Kindergarten thru 12th grade students to the State of Kansas and 77 students 9th-12th grade to KSHSAA.  I know we will be a class 1A school, the question is, will Hanover High School be a Division I or Division II school this year.

October 2-7th will be Homecoming week for the Hanover students.  Some activities scheduled throughout the week will be; daily theme dress up days, seniors painting the street, Thursday night bon fire, the building and designing of the class floats for the parade (2:30pm, Friday), and the crowning of the king and queen Friday at 6:00pm at the football field.   Friday evening, October 6th, our students will complete the homecoming week with the football game at 7:00pm against Blue Valley-Randolph Rams followed by a dance in the high school gym.  The theme for the week is "Wreck the Rams”. Homecoming candidates for this year are: Tasha Bruna, Baily Liby, Clarie Zarybnicky, Carlos Emanuel, Ryan Luppen, and Brennan Zabokrtsky.  Thank you to Student Council and sponsor, Tyler Deters, for organizing all the activities.   Thank you to all of our students, faculty and staff, parents, business owners, and community members for your contributions to the homecoming week.  Your support will provide our students with a great homecoming experience.

Monday, October 23rd Hanover will be hosting their annual Scholars Bowl Invitational at 4:00pm.  Our Scholars Bowl coach, Ramona Tiemeyer, will need some parent or community volunteers to help in reading, timing, and scorekeeping.  If interested please contact Mrs. Tiemeyer at the school.

The Hanover Band students are in need of good used band instruments. Should any parent or community member like to donate or sell them to Hanover Schools, please let the Hanover office or our band instructor, Mr. Brock know.

On Monday, September 25th, the teachers have an in-service scheduled, thus school will not be in session.  


Thank you,
Brian Cordel,  Hanover Schools Principal