Fabulous Fanta Signs With Purdue

Trenton Fanta is joined by his parents as he signs a national letter of intent to attend and participate in track and field for Purdue University. 

Trenton Fanta began competing in Track & Field events in 6th grade.  “I started throwing (discus and shot put) because I didn’t like running,” said Fanta with a smile.  His throwing career has paid off as he joined his coaches, family members and friends to sign a national letter of intent to attend and participate in track and field for Purdue University.

“This is a nice reward for Trenton for all of the hard work he has put in and his performance at the State meet.  We’re expecting even bigger and better things this spring,” said Athletic Director Kevin Bachinski.  Trenton is a three time letter winner in track and field for Hanover Central High School and was an IHSAA Final participant, taking 4th place in Discuss at the IHSAA State Championships and as a qualifier in Shot Put.  “He’s an explosive thrower and spent a lot of time getting better and working on both shot and discus,” said his coach, Steve Foulds.

Trenton will need his explosive throws and exceptional talent to fulfill his own goals which include competing in the 2020 Olympics.  His first year in college, Trenton will be trying out for the Junior World team and the Pan Am team.  “Those are my goals,” he said.  Trenton has already spent time with his future coach at Purdue, Keith McBride.  “I met him over the summer at the Junior Olympics meet and after that we kept in close contact.  He’s a great coach and a great guy,” said Trenton. 

Trenton knows that there is life after track and field and visited three schools before deciding on Purdue.  When comparing his top three picks, Purdue, IU and Illinois State, Trenton knew Purdue was the right fit.  “When I went to the academic meeting with one of their advisors, they made me feel like I could succeed academically,” he said.  “Every school I went to told me how hard it was going to be, but at Purdue they said we’re going to back you, we’re going to support you, we want you to succeed not only athletically, but academically.  We’re going to make sure you get an education first.”  Trenton plans to enter the pre-dental program, though physical therapy and exercise science are also appealing to the motivated young man. 

Trenton Fanta, another example of the great opportunities offered to Hanover students who work hard with the help of supportive parents and our top-notch athletic and academic staff.  Congratulations Trenton! 


  Getting To Know Principal West


Just prior to coming to Hanover Central High School as Assistant Principal in 2013, Mary Ann West served as the Assistant Principal at Christ The King Preparatory School on the west side of Chicago.  In 2014 Ms. West began serving as Principal of HCHS.  She is a graduate of Crete-Monee High School, earned a B.A. in History from Northern Illinois University as well as Master’s degrees in Education and Education Administration from Governor’s State University.  Ms. West is certified in both Indiana and Illinois and has served as a Teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal and Middle School Principal.  Her experience includes serving the Archdiocese of Chicago, Harvey School District 152, Crete-Monee School District 201-U, Lansing, Matteson and the Cristo Rey Network in Chicago. 

As the parent of a college age daughter, Principal West is well aware of the challenges faced by students today that didn’t even exist a generation ago.  “The influence of social media takes the innocence of childhood away too soon.  Kids are bombarded by so many issues and topics they shouldn’t have to deal with or be exposed to.  It makes it very challenging at times for them to even concentrate in school,” she said. 

Ms. West believes bringing structure to the school is her greatest accomplishment.  “I’m clear about expectations for students.  I look at each student as an individual.  I’ve always been consistent in issuing discipline.  Whether it’s the homecoming queen or the class clown, students know the same consequence is given.  I let them find their way, within parameters, and in a secure environment I build relationships.  

The most important message a child can hear from an educator says West; “We are concerned bout their total well being and success, not just academically.  Everything that goes into making them who they are we care about.” 

Hanover Community School Corporation Mission, Vision, and Beliefs 

Making a difference…realizing potential


 Hanover Community School Corporation realizes the individuality of each student and is committed to providing a safe and positive atmosphere for learning. The collaboration of dedicated staff and the community allows Hanover Community School Corporation to create a literacy-rich environment and facilitate high quality instruction for all students. A challenging curriculum, well-equipped facilities and relevant technology optimize achievement, empowering all students to realize their potential for success in a global society.


1.       Every student has the capacity to learn and grow academically with involvement and support from the school system, the community, and parents/guardians. 

2.       Students are best served by creating multiple pathways leading to a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment opportunities. 

3.       Consistent parent/teacher communication and involvement creates a collaborative relationship that supports the child’s social and academic growth. 

4.       Teaching should have clear goals focused on learning. 

5.      Learning is enhanced by the development of life skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and peer collaboration. 

6.       A strong school staff is reflective and honest, holding each other accountable and supporting one another. 

7.       Staff members, as valuable contributors to the school community, must model ethical behavior, exhibit a strong work ethic, and perform at high levels. 

8.       The community is a core component of a successful school system and respects the dignity, worth, and opinions of every individual in the community. 

9.       Financial expenditures are aligned with the goals of this district. 

10.   Fiscal responsibility is essential to meet and sustain the educational needs of students. 

11.   Students and staff benefit from a safe, orderly and well-maintained learning environment. 

12.   Future facility needs are based on the corporation’s long-range plan. 

13.   Appropriate integration of technology into the curriculum is essential in preparing students to be competitive in a global society. 

14.   Extra-curricular activities are important in providing opportunities for social growth and personal achievement beyond the classroom.  


If you need assistance in other areas,below are some names of staff members that are here and ready to help you:


Principal: Ms. Mary Ann West, mwest@hanover.k12.in.us

Dean of Students: Lori Bathurst
Attendance and Guidance Aide: Mrs. Lynn Almaguer

Guidance Counselor: Miss Monica Kazda

School Resource Officer: Lane Linder

School Nurse: Mrs. Christine Woodward
Guidance Assistant: Mrs. Diana Furman 


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    Leggings As a reminder to all Parents and Students. It was required in the beginning of the school year to read and sign the Student Handbook. This is the section from the Student Handbook about tight-fitting pants, shorts, and shirts.

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    If you are unable to use the Docufide transcript delivery system (on the guidance website) and would like to request a paper transcript. Please make your requests in person during office hours or to Diana Furman at dfurman@hanover.k12.in.us or 374-3800 x3822.  Please allow 24 hours  for your transcript to be ready. 

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    There are many learning opportunities at Hanover Central, including Advanced Placement (the success of whose students is showcased above), dual credit, and career pathway courses.  We also have courses that prepare students for many of the professions and industries that are available to young people in Northwest Indiana.

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