"On The Left Side" at Camp Wagner

Teacher, Jenny Wagner...a.k.a...Counselor at 'Camp Wagner' explains to students how their subject notebooks should be identified.
Just imagine how delighted 4th grade students are to find their teacher dressed as the counselor of 'Camp Wagner.'  Benjamin Alvarado's smile says it all! 
4th grader, Brody Quinn helps out in 'Camp Wagner' by identifying the student responsible for being the "Paper Passer."  Everyone's included and everyone helps! 
High energy on the first day at "Camp Wagner!" 

There is nothing more fun and innovative than 'Camp Wagner" at Lincoln Elementary School.  Students arrived to find out that this fourth grade class is led by Camp Counselor, Jenny Wagner, splendidly attired in her 'Camp' clothes.   Mrs. Wagner began by explaining what their supplies would be used for, how they would be identified and where they would be stored.  As the students wrote the subject names, "On the left side," of each notebook, Mrs. Wagner answered question after question without ever losing a step or her smile.  

After completing the notebooks, Mrs. Wagner went on to take individual photographs of her new campers while the students completed questionnaires to help Mrs. Wagner get to know each one of them a little better.  A busy morning to be sure, but one that started the year off on a happy note and ensured that each student knows they are an important part of Camp Wagner.

  Getting to Know Principal Walley


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."

Introducing new initiatives and expanding learning opportunities for students are hallmarks of Melissa Walley's career and she continues to serve the Hanover School Corporation as one of its innovative administrators. 



    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 tmikulich@hanover.k12.in.us.  Thank you.

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  • Back To School Night


    Wednesday, August 24th

    6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

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  • SMILE!


    Picture Day at Lincoln Elementary will be Wednesday, September 14th. Order forms for parents will be going home approximately 9/6/16, after Labor Day. Orders need to pre-paid, and students should bring in their order with payment envelope on picture day.

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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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  • Contact Info:

    Mrs. Walley
    219-374-3600 Ext. 3602
    Mrs. Trepton
    219-374-3600 Ext. 3601
    Mrs. Larson
    219-374-3600 Ext. 3612
    Medical Assistant/Attendance
    Mrs. Mikulich
    219-374-3600 Ext. 3603
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