Athletic Department Honors Those Who Gave All

RCF  Representatives of The Red Circle Foundation accept a check from the "Jar Wars" fundraising efforts of the Hanover Central Athletic Department and other athletic departments in the Greater South Shore Conference.  
During the month of September, the Hanover Central Athletic Department as well as all of the athletic departments in the Greater South Shore Conference participated in a service project called “Jar Wars.”  Proceeds from the service project were presented to the Red Circle Foundation on Friday, October 2nd during halftime at the Hanover vs. Wheeler football game.
Hanover Central Athletic Director Kevin Bachinski called the project; “A great way to hold a friendly competition between schools, but also to show the unified support that our conference schools have in giving to a tremendous and worthwhile cause.”
The Red Circle Foundation is an organization that was started by Brandon Webb, former Navy Seal, when his best friend was killed in Benghazi.  This foundation assists in providing support to families who have lost a loved one in the military by purchasing Christmas gifts, helping with medical care expenses, as well as many other needs that families have incurred since their loss.
During the month of September, at all home high school and middle school athletic events, loose change was collected from fans, parents and students in jars located at ticket tables and booths.  100% of the funds collected were donated to the Foundation.  Hanover Central contributed $273.50.  The Greater South Shore Conference collected and donated a combined total of $4,120.73.
Congratulations to the Hanover Central Athletic Department and the GSSC for stepping up to fill a need.  The contributions will go a long way in assisting the families of those men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  For more information on the Red Circle Foundation, visit their website at www.redcirclefoundation.org


  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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    Hallway Decorating Contest--Monday, Oct. 5th at 7:30-8:00am

    Homecoming Parade--Thursday, Oct. 8th @ 5:30 (American Legion to HCHS) ---All Fall Sports and players will be introduced

    Powder Puff Game will begin at 6:30pm (HCHS Football Field)
    Homecoming Speaker--Kathy (Shaw) Uchman will speak the dangers of drunk driving and the impact it has had on her life.  on Wednesday, October 7th at 10:30am (West Gym).  Kathy is the daughter of the former Hanover teacher and sister to one of three students who lost their lives to a drunk driver on Rt 41 in September 1991.
    Homecoming Spirit Games--Friday, Oct. 9th @ 1:00pm (East Gym)
    Homecoming Football Game--Friday, Oct. 9th at 7pm - Homecoming Court Presentation (during half-time)
    Homecoming Dance--Saturday, October 10th from 7:00-10:00pm (East Gym)
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  • Reminder Regarding Dress Code

    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.

    Student Handbook Dress Code Reference

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  • Transcript Requests 

    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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  • Work Permit 
    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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