Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. We are ready for year three in this new building. The custodians have done an amazing job getting the building ready for another year. Sixth grade orientation was a big success with approximately 150 new sixth grade students in attendance. The teachers are filtering in to get their classrooms ready. The excitement of a new school year fills the air.
There are a few changes the students can expect this year. We will be operating on a 7 period day with 45 minute classes. All students will get the opportunity to experience Family and Consumer Sciences, Computer Applications, Fine Arts and Physical Education during quarterly rotation classes. For their seventh class, all students not in Band and Chorus will be provided remediation and/or enrichment opportunities in a class called Explore. This is still a work in progress and more details will be forth coming. The SRT period has been shortened to 25 minutes and moved to the middle of the day.
When classes start on Wednesday, August 27, the students will notice some familiar faces but in new locations as some teachers are taking on different assignments this year. We also welcome some new faces. Returning to Hanover Central Middle School after 2 years filling positions elsewhere in the district is Mrs. Kelly York who will be teaching American Studies. Also coming to us from Jane Ball is our new art teacher, Ms. Margaret Ryan. Also joining our staff are Mrs. Rebecca Wos, who will be teaching 7th and 8th grade math, and Mr. Stephen Kubik who will be teaching 8th grade science. We also welcome Mrs. Bethany Hernandez teaching 6th and 7th grade English, Mr. Aaron Mullinax teaching 7th and 8th grade science, Mrs. Tiffany Carr and Mrs. Sheila Ling who are working with many of our special needs students, and Mrs. Aimee Jewett who is covering a maternity leave for Mrs. Franco and is teaching 7th and 8th grade English.
There is also a major change in the HCMS office. Mr. Ross has moved on to become the Principal at Rochester Middle School. The new assistant principal is Ms. Denise Cordrey. Ms. Cordrey comes to us from George Rogers Clark Middle School/High School in Hammond. She is also is a graduate of Hanover Central High School and claims that she "bleeds Cardinal Red and Columbia Blue." We are happy to welcome back a Wildcat alumna.
Welcome Ms. Denise Cordrey, Assistant Principal