Pride on Every Face

Lincoln Vet Day 1  

Veteran's Day at Lincoln Elementary began with the posting of flags by both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and was followed by a welcome from Principal Melissa Walley.
Lincoln Student Council Members read a poem they had written.  Participating Council Members were; Caleb Baer, Jack Donovan, Jackson Giacolona, Kaylie Krooswyk, Emma Lane, Trey  Mueller, Clark Nobel, Mitchell Oostman, Brenna Pacheco, Grace Robertson, Adrian Rodriguez, Anais Rodriguez, Paige Schultz, Brianna Sears, and Madison Twiddy.

Lincoln Vet Day 2  
After a great deal of practice, Music Teacher Jackie Klear and her students offered a variety of musical selection beginning with "For the Good of Many" by all students and featuring solos by Makenna Liming and Brenna Pacheco.
The winning "Heroes" essay was read by 4th grade author, Thomas Bonner.  The Kindergarten class followed with a performance of the song, "There are Many Flags."  The winning "Veteran" poem was read by author and third grader, Audrey Zuzich.  
Lincoln Vet Day 3  
Each class sang the anthem of a service branch and Lincoln family veterans were introduced and received a flower with a toy soldier attached.  
Lincoln Vet Day 5  
Before  closing the program 1st Grade Teacher, Alicia Darnstaedt offered a word of thanks which was followed with a video presentation entitled; "Thank You Veterans."  The presentation was a collaborative effort between 5th grade students and Mrs. Boer, Mrs. Myszkowski and Mrs. Miedema.   

  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. 


  • December Dates To Remember

    Now through January 13 - Speak Up Survey (Please visit "District Home" for details and to participate)

    Nov. 21 through Dec. 8 - Pajama Drive

    Dec. 8 - 2nd Grade Concert @ 6:30 p.m.

    Dec. 13 - Hanover Community School Corporation Board Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

    Dec. 19 through Jan. 2 - Holiday Break


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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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