November 2016
HANOVER PRINCIPAL’S ARTICLE
November 3, 2016

Congratulations to our Hanover Volleyball team who finished 2nd at the Class 1A-Division I State Tournament in Hays last weekend.  They qualified to State by beating St. John’s Beloit/Tipton in the finals of the sub-state tournament which was hosted in Hanover.  At State they went 3-0 in pool play beating Lacrosse, Centralia, and Pretty Prairie.  In the Championship bracket they beat South Barber in the semi-finals and lost to Centralia in the championship match for the 2nd place plaque. Also, congratulations to Ashton Jueneman (Sr.), Katelyn Jueneman (Sr.), and Macy Doebele (So.) who were selected to the Twin Valley All-League Volleyball first team.  And to Riley Doebele (Sr.) who was selected to the All-League 2nd team.

The Hanover Schools Scholar’s Bowl team will be hosting a varsity tournament on Tuesday, November 29th.  They will be inviting ten teams to participate and it will begin at 4:00pm.  Should any parents or community members like to help judge, time, etc. please contact our Scholars Bowl sponsor Ramona Tiemeyer.  Below is this year’s Scholars Bowl schedule – all the meets start at 4:00pm and parents and friends are always welcome to attend.
Nov. 3rd Varsity @ Blue Valley-Randolph
Nov. 7th Fr./So. @ Frankfort
Nov. 15th Fr./So., @ Blue Valley-Randolph
Nov. 28th Varsity @ Marysville 
Nov. 29th Varsity @ Hanover
Dec. 5th Fr./So. @ Centralia
Jan. 12th Varsity @ Washington County
Jan. 25th TVL @ Frankfort
Feb. 2nd Regionals - TBD
Feb. 11th State - State

The Hanover High School National Honor Society members assisted with the sponsoring of the American Red Cross Blood Drive last Wednesday.  The students’ collective efforts included setting up, registering donors, monitoring the donor canteen, escorting individuals after donating blood, and cleaning up.  Even though the Blood Drive results did not quite reach the goal quota, the American Red Cross staff was indeed grateful for the people who generously gave.  The charge nurse was also very complimentary of the benevolent efforts of the student volunteers who assisted in making this blood drive a positive experience.     

Red Ribbon Week was celebrated throughout last week.  Red Ribbon Week activities included the handing out of YOLO bracelets to all Hanover Public and St. John’s students on Monday.  Students were encouraged to wear these all week.  Highlights of additional week-long activities included all K-6 students participating in rotational stations which included the Red Ribbon Week pledge which involved setting and reaching positive goals, including occupational goals; creating a shield which displayed student-created drawings of items which defined them and made them feel good about themselves;  and decision-making role playing which allowed students to demonstrate solid and appropriate decision-making skills in real-life situations.  On Thursday, all K-8 students celebrated with a treat.  The National Honor Society assisted with the successful and commendable administration of these activities.   

Our Fall activities are quickly coming to an end.  The only activity that is still participating is our high school football team.  They went undefeated in regular season play with a perfect 8-0 record.  As I write this article, Hanover hosted the first round of playoffs (Bi-Districts) against St. Johns-Beloit/Tipton Tuesday evening.  If they won they will play in the regionals this Saturday afternoon.

Congratulations to all of our students and student athletes for some very successful weeks on and off the playing surfaces.  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