Weekly News Article
HANOVER PRINCIPAL’S ARTICLE

Congratulations to the Hanover FBLA sponsor, Morgan Reinhart and all the FBLA competitors that participated at the State FBLA Competition in Topeka on March 30th  & 31st.  Out of the 31 students, 10 placed at the state level and 6 of the 10 qualified for the National Conference in Anaheim, California at the end of June.  The following students placed at State:  Computer Applications - Emily Hendrickson,  (8th Place); Emerging Business Issues - Nicole Hendrickson, Michael Jueneman & Ali Sedlacek, (7th Place).  National Qualifiers were Jared Gerleve, Katelyn Jueneman & Adam Zarybnicky  who place 2nd  over-all in 3-D Animation and Tasha Bruna, Taylor Klipp & Claire Zarybnicky who placed 3rd over-all in Business Financial Plan.

Congratulations to Hanover’s girl’s basketball coach, Chris Beikman, who was recognized by “Sports In Kansas” as the Class 1A Girls Basketball Kansas Coach of the Year.  Hanover had never won a basketball game at the state tournament prior to this year. This year’s girls program finished with a 24-2 record as the 1A-division I state champion. Congratulations to following Hanover basketball players who received Twin Valley All- League Honors: 1st Team – Riley Doebele, Macy Doebele, Will Bruna & Michael Jueneman; 2nd Team – Ashton Jueneman.  

Also, congratulations to the Hanover Girls program, coaches, student body and fans who displayed great sportsmanship during the state basketball tournament as they were awarded the Class 1A D1 Sportsmanship Award!  Many of you may wonder why the boys team didn’t also receive the Sportsmanship team.  The teams are voted on separately by 3 KSHSAA judges per game.  The rating is broken down into five categories; Cheer Squad, Student Body, Players, Coaches, and Adult Fans (parents, non-high school followers).  The main discrepancy between the boys and girls rating was in the Adult Fan category.  The Adult Fans at the girl’s games were given a total of 24 points out of a possible 45 for the three games. The Adult Fans at the boy’s games were given a total of 10 points out of a possible 45 points for the three games at the State Tournament.
Hanover hosted this year’s Kindergarten Roundup on Thursday, March 16th. I would like to welcome our new kindergarteners next year as we currently have 22 students planning on attending their first day of school with us.  

Hanover’s National Honor Society would like to thank all the volunteers that helped at the Blood Drive at the Kloppenberg Center on March 27th.  They met their goal of 31 pints and thus would also like to thank all the donors that took time out of their busy day to donate blood and help save a life.  Thank you!
Hanover’s FFA will have a plant sale on Saturday, April 22nd from 9:00am-1:00pm, on April 26th from 5:00-6:30pm and on Saturday, April 29th from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Hanover Schools greenhouse.  They will be selling vegetables and annual flowers.

Hanover will host a Freshman Orientation meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 4th in the Hanover cafeteria.  This is for the“new” Freshman class of 2017-18.  We will share information with the parents and students about schedules, school activities, credit requirements, etc. 

School will not be in session at Hanover Schools on Friday, April 14th and Monday, April 17th for Easter break.  Because we had such mild weather over the winter months and didn’t have to use any scheduled snow days, the USD223 School Board has approved that there will not be school in session on Friday, May 5th.

With May right around the corner comes several school activities to wrap up the school year.  Other than the regular scheduled track and golf meets - we have the following end of the year activities, promotions and graduations:
Fri., Apr. 14th No School – Easter Weekend
Mon., Apr. 17th No School – Easter Weekend
Mon., May 1st K-12th Gr. Spring Music Concert @7:00pm
Fri., May 5th No School
Tues., May 9th FFA Brisket/Chicken BBQ from 4:30-7:00pm
Senior Scholarship Night @ 7:00pm
Wed., May 10th Elementary Field Day @ 10:00am
Thur., May 11th Seniors Last Day of School
Sun., May 14th Senior Graduation @ 1:00pm
Tues., May 16th Kindergarten & 8th Grade Promotion @ 7:00pm
Thur., May 18th Last Day of School

Thank you!
Brian Cordel, Hanover Schools Principal
          USD223 Superintendent