2016 HOOPS FOR HEART FUNDRAISER
The Jane Ball Lions are excited to announce that they are once again participating in a fundraising campaign to benefit the American Heart Association.
The students will be actively participating by collecting donations from family members and friends. The funds are collect online and individually by students who bring the funds they collect to school. By raising funds, the students are rewarded and earn “pups” that go on lanyards, as well as other prizes.
Teacher Doug Nelson is spearheading the campaign. “The students enjoy this activity and learn great life lessons, such as working together for a greater cause and actively working to raise awareness about heart disease. We discuss the causes of heart issues and the students have shared touching stories of family members or other people they know who have had, or are currently, battling health issues related to the fundraiser,” he said.
The fundraiser began on April 8th when a representative of ‘Hoops For Heart,’ talked to the students at an assembly. The student’s efforts will end on April 22nd and the activity will culminate in a day of celebration where the efforts of the Jane Ball students will be recognized by exercising, playing together and being active to help fight the dreaded effects of heart issues.
Last school year, Jane Ball raised nearly $9000, which was ranked 6th best in Indiana of the schools participating. “We hope to improve on this as we work together to help raise funds for this worthy cause,” said Mr. Nelson. More information on this super learning opportunity for our student can be found at: www.heart.org/hoops.
Getting To Know Principal Snedden
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 and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Ball State. Mrs. Snedden has been a presenter at professional development workshops and has worked with the Education 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.”
Kindergarten Munching With Moms
2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6th
Thank you to those who attended our "Evening Out With The Superintendent." We appreciate your input and are grateful for the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas. For those who might have missed this opportunity the next open forum will be hosted by Hanover Central High School on May 5th at 6:30 p.m. and the final forum will be held at Hanover Central Middle School on May 12th, at 6:30 p.m. You are welcome to attend either or both of these events. Please join us, we can’t wait to hear your ideas! Due to privacy laws and Corporation policy we will not be able to answer specific questions regarding teachers/students/classrooms and would ask for your understanding. Please feel free to contact Superintendent Taylor directly with any individual concerns at ttaylor.hanover.k12.in.us