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 Getting To Know Principal West

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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.”


Top Ten

Top Ten  

Congratulations are in order to the top ten students of the Class of 2015.  With a tie for eighth place, eleven students were actually honored at a banquet at the Lighthouse Restaurant earlier this month and were recognized again at the May meeting of the Hanover Community School Corporation Board of Trustees meeting. 

At the banquet, each student was asked to honor someone who had impacted their lives.  The students chose coaches, family members, teachers and others to pay tribute to.  “It was very impressive and very emotional,” said Tom Taylor, Superintendent of Schools.  Those recognized at the banquet were Valedictorian Nicholas Zak, Salutatorian Bridget Cavanaugh, Luke Bathurst, Nicholas D’Onorio, Hanna Blue, Nicole Szumigalski, Alec Nirtaut, Margaret Lanham, Jonathan Metcalfe, Joseph Trichak and Jessica Kolanowski.  Students also read heartfelt letters of appreciation to their parents and presented them with a rose.  

In addition to the recognition of the School Corporation the students will also reap the rewards of their hard work during their Hanover academic careers.  At the banquet, students identified the colleges they plan to attend, their chosen fields of study and scholarships earned.  At the Board Meeting, Nicholas Zak and Jonathan Metcalfe acknowledged that they had both earned impressive scholarships.  Zak has been award a $30,000 scholarship to Trine University where he will study Civil Engineering, while Metcalfe, who will attend Valparaiso University, earned $25,000 per year for each of his four years of study in Actuarial Science at the school. 

A remarkable top ten has been recognized and rewarded and will leave a lasting legacy of success for future classes to follow. 


 
 
 
Hanover Community School Corporation Mission, Vision, and Beliefs 
 
Mission

Making a difference…realizing potential

 Vision

 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.

Beliefs:  

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 Diane 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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    We can issue them during office hours.  Please bring your "Intent to Employ" form (found at www.in.gov/dol/2400.htm) and report card. 
     
    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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Wildcat Week
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Week of May 25, 2015
Monday 
 
Tuesday
1  NHS meeting during SRT in Mr. Gustas's room  
 
Wednesday 
 
Thursday
 1 Key Club Meeting in the Auditorium @7:30 am 
1  Student Council Meeting during SRT in the Media Center
 
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