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Sometimes a Little Help Can Feel Really Good


The Concession Stand was a popular place to be during the Special Olympics Invitational hosted by the Hanover Central Football and Track teams.  Hot chocolate anyone?
Rain nor cold detoured the Special Olympics athletes in their quest to achieving their personal best.  Tossing a softball into the strong north wind wasn't easy, but every competitor gave it their all.
Members and coaches from Hanover's football and track teams made sure the Special Olympians weren't running alone and offered them plenty of encouragement and warm smiles.
Sometimes making the finish line of a race isn't as hard as getting back.  Everyone needs a little help sometimes.   
 Head Football Coach Pete Koulianos coordinated the first Special Olympic event and plans to make it an annual project for his players.  

Head Football Coach Pete Koulianos believes his players have a responsibility to impact the community, not just with their playing prowess on the field, but with their hands and hearts as well.  “I believe that we have to teach kids to be part of something bigger than themselves,” said the Coach who has instituted a policy of two community service projects per year.  The players took part in the Toys For Tots program this winter and introduced a new project this past weekend, a track invitational for Special Olympians.

The Hanover football team invited coaches and players from Hanover’s track teams to lend a hand and their expertise to the event.  They jumped in with both feet and lots of teamwork to provide a welcoming atmosphere and an opportunity for Special Olympic athletes to compete in ten different track and field events.  Schools from Lake County districts; including Lake Central, Crown Point, Lowell and Hanover sent three dozen athletes of all ages to participate.  

On a cold, rainy, and windy Saturday morning, Special Olympians competed in the 50, 100, 200, 400, and 800 meter track events and one 4x100 relay.  Field events included shot put, softball toss, standing and running long jumps.  More than 40 Hanover players, coaches and parent volunteers were on hand to make sure the events ran safely and smoothly.  Though the weather found many adults and spectators at the event huddled under umbrellas or making frequent visits to the concession stand for another cup of coffee or hot chocolate, the Special Olympians were undaunted and participated with great enthusiasm and amazing smiles.  “The Special Olympians all competed in spite of the poor conditions, and were genuinely having a great time,” said Coach Koulianos. 

If the event meant a lot to the participating athletes, it meant just as much to the athletes who hosted the event.  “The kids were asked to give of themselves to help out athletes that are not as physically gifted as they are,” said Coach Koulianos.  “I think our athletes learned the valuable lesson that no matter how tough it gets, you can push through and be a competitor.  Our kids at Hanover are awesome, and I think they were given an opportunity to have a positive impact in the lives of others and they came through."

Ask Coach Koulianos if the Special Olympians will be invited back next year, and he will quickly tell you, “Yes, this will be an annual event for as long as I am the head football coach!” Sometimes offering a little help can feel really good.  


Mission Statement:
 At Hanover Community School Corporation, we are:  Making a difference…realizing potential.


Vision Statement:


The 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.

Board approved April 17, 2012



  • Please be advised that the Board of School Trustees of the Hanover Community School Corporation will hold an Open Public Work Session on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. in the Hanover Central High School Cafeteria, 10120 W 133rd Ave., Cedar Lake, IN.

    Please see the attached agenda.

    Open Public Session Agenda


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  • Please be advised that the Hanover Board of School Trustees will meet in an Executive Session, closed to the public, on Wednesday,  May 4, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Hanover Administration Building Board Room 9520 W 133rd Ave., Cedar Lake, IN  46303.

    Please see the attached agenda.

    Executive Session Agenda


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  • You're Invited


    The Superintendent of Hanover Schools, Tom Taylor and members of..the Hanover Community School Board are hosting a series of events, “An Evening Out With The Superintendent.”  The next open forum will be hosted at Hanover Central High School on Thursday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. The final event will take place in the Hanover Central Middle cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12th. You are welcome to attend either or both of these evenings. ….You are one of our most important resources when we think about the future of our schools.  Please join us, we need your input on a wide variety of issues, i.e., What is the best way to end overcrowding in some schools, while other school facilities are underutilized?  How important is a one-to-one learning/technology environment for our students?   We can’t wait to hear your ideas!  Due to privacy laws and Corporation policy we will not be able to answer specific questions regarding teachers/students/classrooms and would ask for your understanding.  Please feel free to contact me directly with any individual concerns at ttaylor.hanover.k12.in.us

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  • Substitute Teachers Wanted


    Want to work with the most amazing students in NWI? Want to work with a school corporation that respects and admires great teaching skills? HANOVER COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION NEEDS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS! Please contact Human Resources Specialist, Lori Cordera at humanresources@hanover.k12.in.us

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  • Employment Opportunities


    Hanover Community Schools have employment opportunities for substitute bus drivers and school nurses.  Positions are available immediately.  Please contact Human Resources Specialist Lori Cordera @ humanresources@hanover.k12.in.us

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  • Hanover Community Families:
    Hanover Community Schools are in need of substitute bus drivers and substitute teachers. Both of these positions are needed for both half-days and full-days, Hanover Community School Corporation offers training for those individuals interested in driving a school bus. Those of you interested in becoming a substitute teacher, you will need a current substitute teacher's permit, or can apply for a permit though the Indiana Department of Education. If you or someone you know would be interested in either position, applications are available online at www.hanover.k12.in.us. Then, follow the Human Resource/Employment link to the employment opportunities page, or you can contact the Human Resource Department at 219-374-3507.

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