Weekly News Article

HANOVER PRINCIPAL’S ARTICLE
November 2, 2017

Hanover students have been very busy on and off the playing field the last several weeks.

Hanover HS Scholar Bowl team hosted a Varsity tournament on Monday, October 23rd.  Nine teams competed for medals in a round robin meet.  Placing 1st- Rock Creek, 2nd Rock Hills, 3rd Valley Heights.  Other teams competing were Washington County, Linn, Frankfort, Clay Center, Marysville, and Hanover.  A light meal was served by the Hanover Booster Club.  The scholar bowl team and their sponsor, Mrs. Tiemeyer, would like to thank the Booster Club for their support by serving a meal to the teams, sponsors, and the workers of the meet.  The scholar bowl team will be competing next at Valley Hts. on October 30th and the Freshman/Sophomore team will begin their season at Belleville on November 13th.  Team members included  Leah Schramm, Liam Shroller, Colin Jueneman, and Caden Bruna.

Congratulations to 3rd grader Katie Holle who was the winner of Washington County’s Conservation Districts annual poster contest winner.  She will be awarded a trophy at the February, 2018 annual conservation district meeting.

Mrs. Heiman and her class of 3rd and 4th graders would like to extend a sincere thank you to the community for supporting their Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF project.  They have spent the past few weeks learning about kindness and wanted to take the next step to help out those in need around the world.  "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began 67 years ago as a way to help kids still affected by World War II. Since then, millions of children across the United States have gone door to door on Halloween with UNICEF” collection boxes, calling out, "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!" The annual tradition of Kids Helping Kids® — involving donations big and small — has helped to raise more than $175 million since 1950.  In addition, the donations raised this year will also help those affected by the recent natural disasters including hurricanes and earthquakes. 

The Hanover High School National Honor Society, along with other HHS student volunteers, assisted the American Red Cross in their October 26, 2017 Blood Drive.  The students conscientiously performed duties including setting up and cleaning up, administrating the registration table, serving as ushers for donors, and overseeing the canteen duties.  The Blood Drive effort was successful as 28 units of blood were collected.

The National Red Ribbon Campaign aims to educate individuals, families, and communities on the destructive effects of alcohol and drugs and encourages the adoption of healthy lifestyle choices. Members of the Hanover chapter of National Honor Society have been celebrating National Red Ribbon Week {October 23-31, 2017} with the Kindergarten through 6th grade students from Hanover Public School and St. John’s School.   A Red Ribbon themed bracelet was given to the elementary students last week to remind them to remain drug-free as well as focus on other positive life choices.  In addition, NHS members organized and directed activities with the students to discuss and accentuate the meaning of Red Ribbon Week.  

Congratulations to our High School Volleyball team who qualified last week to the KSHSAA Volleyball Class 1A, Division 1 State volleyball tournament.  The Girls team finished with a 1-2 record in pool play and didn’t advance to the championship bracket.  They finished the season with a 30-12 record over-all.

The High School football team will be playing Rock Hills in the first round of the Division II 8-man football playoffs here in Hanover this Friday, November 3rd beginning at 7:00pm.  The football team was undefeated with a perfect 9-0 record on the regular season.

The school calendar mistakenly placed an in-service day on November 6th.  That in-service day has been moved to Monday, November 27th and school WILL be in session on November 6th. 

Congratulations to all of our students and student athletes for some very successful weeks.  All of our students have done a wonderful job of bringing positive recognition to our school.  Our goal is to help the students become as successful as possible.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your student’s progress at school.  

Brian Cordel, Hanover Schools Principal
USD223 Superintendent