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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Jane Ball Elementary School.  We are proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic learners!

As the demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to insure that our children reach their fullest potential.  We believe that all of us, the school and the community, must work together in an extended family environment to insure success for all our students.  We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.  With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Jane Ball.  Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a member of the PTO, participate in a special event, or follow up on your child’s academic progress, you are encouraged to be involved!  Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in a child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.

It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at Jane Ball Elementary School.  Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you though a weekly newsletter.    Our teachers will utilize various types of technology to stay in contact with families.  Both PTO and Jane Ball have a Facebook pages to communicate upcoming events, as well as the great things that are happening in our school and in the Hanover School Corporation community.   If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call.  I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.

 

Getting to Know Principal Snedden
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Deborah Snedden has been the Principal at Jane Ball Elementary School since the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year.  Mrs. Snedden is a native of Crete, Illinois with a special tie to Cedar Lake.  Her husband, Mark Snedden, is a former Hanover alumni.  They are the parents of a blended family of seven and currently reside in Crown Point.

Prior to becoming the Principal of Jane Ball, Mrs. Snedden served as the Curriculum Director at Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, following fifteen years of teaching in the Crown Point schools.  She is a graduate of Crete-Monee High School with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue Calumet,  a Master’s in Educational Administration from Ball State and is currently working on her PHD from Indiana State University.    Mrs. Snedden has been a presenter at professional development workshops and has worked with the Mathematics Department at Purdue Calumet to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning to life at Jane Ball. 

As she walks through the halls of Jane Ball the students smile and high five’s are the norm rather than the exception.  “I’m here to make sure these kids are 21st century learners.  What they’ll need to know to succeed in life starts right here,” said Snedden.   “I have a passion for collaborating with students, teachers and parents.”


Announcements

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    The Hanover Central Athletic Department will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 16th at 6:30 pm in the Hanover Central High School cafeteria for all parents/athletes interested in competing in 5th grade volleyball or 5th/6th/7th/8th grade soccer this fall.  This meeting will cover the season schedule and information required by the Catholic Youth Organization.

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  • Student Resource Officer 

    In an effort to continue to provide and maintain a safe learning environment in the Hanover Community School Corporation, we have begun a School Resource Officer program.  This program will continue to establish positive ways of communication between students, parents, the community, and the school corporation.  If you have any pertinent information you feel is worth sharing that will help us on this mission, please contact us using the below email address.  All contact information will remain confidential and will only be used for the betterment of the Hanover Community School Corporation.
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Office Staff:

Principal 
Mrs. Snedden
219-374-3700 Ext. 3702
 
Secretary
Mrs. Micic
219-374-3700 Ext. 3701
 
Bookkeeper
Mrs. Kouder
219-374-3700 Ext. 3723
 
Nurse
Mrs. McNeil
219-374-3700 Ext. 3703
  
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