College Go Week Full of Aspiring Professionals
Second and third grade students had definite opinions on what they want to be, who inspires them, and how they can achieve success.
“I want to be a veterinarian and a doctor,” said Brooklyn Blomquist. “I hate to see people sad or sick and I know I can help them,” she added. “It will take 9 years of college for me to be both,” said a confident Brooklyn who is prepared to study hard and achieve both of her dreams.
Jaden Oparka, a third grader is already participating in his dream career as a motocross racer. “My Dad and brother both do it,” said Jason who knows how to ride and wore his racing gear to school. Jaden’s heroes in the sport are Ryan Dungey and James Stewart.
It was easy to spot the budding photographer at the school as a smiling Mattea Robertson appeared with a camera around her neck. “I love taking pictures of people and putting them in scrapbooks,” said Mattea. She hopes to own her own photography company someday and thinks two years of college might be enough to start her on the road to success.
We wish our budding professionals the best in whatever career they choose and we’ll be here for the next few years of their education to help them along.
Melissa Walley brought many years of teaching experience to Lincoln Elementary when she first arrived as Assistant Principal in August of 2012. Mrs. Walley previously taught at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Chicago, as well as serving the School City of Hobart for thirteen years. She became Principal at Lincoln Elementary in August of 2013. She is a native of Crown Point and continues to reside in her hometown with husband Dennis, two teenage daughters, Hannah and Ella, and her Pomeranian, Tessa.
Mrs. Walley earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Purdue University Calumet, a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. “I believe that one of the most important and exciting things an educator can do is to keep learning,” says Walley. She received the honor of the 1st District American Legion Department of Indiana Educator of the Year in 2016.
She is an avid reader and brings her love of reading and learning to all of the students at Lincoln Elementary School, through events and activities such as the One School, One Book initiative. "For the past two years, this initiative has offered a book to each student to read together with their families. At school, we discuss the book, just like we talk about current events, movies, and video games. To date we have read The One and Only Ivan and Stuart Little. Both books have created new experiences and exciting memories for my students."
September Dates To Remember
September 30th - Immunization Grace Period Ends
The health and safety of Hanover students is one of our highest priorities. Proof of appropriate vaccination/immunization(s) for all Hanover students is due before the student(s) first day of class. If the required proof is not received by Friday, September 30th, student(s) will not be allowed to attend classes until proof is received. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our health care professional, Tiffini Mikulich at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
One More Time!
Picture Re-take Day at Lincoln Elementary will be Wednesday, November 2nd.