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Welcome Back

Welcome back to a new school year.  It was a bittersweet ‘Farewell’ to 174 graduates of the Class of 2018 on Sunday, June 3, 2018.  The Class of 2018 earned close to $1.5 million in college and career scholarships.

As we celebrate our 51th Anniversary this year, our mission is to continue to build on our rich history.  We pledge to continue to make our school, its facilities, and our students ‘FIRST CLASS’.  The new class offerings/initiatives/staff for the upcoming year are as follows:

  1. All student washrooms have been renovated.
  2. Our Media Center has been renovated and will be accessible to all students before and after school hours.
  3. We have added a Computer Tech Support class for students interested in learning about repairing  computers and receive A+ certification.
  4. We have brought back Interpersonal Relationships and Adult Roles elective courses.

We are also excited to be adding a number of NEW teachers to our staff: Mrs. Kristina Fleming (Business), Mr. Charles Ross (Building Trades), Mrs. Colleen Willett (Business), Mrs. Myssir Isa (Math), and Mr. Tim Mollett (Special Education).  PE Teacher, Ms. Fakes got married over the summer and her new name is Mrs. Scally.

Freshman/Transfer Student Orientation

We will be welcoming the Class of 2022 (176 students) to the high school for a Freshman/Transfer Student Orientation on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to -12:30 p.m. (Lunch will be served).  Students will be orientated to the high expectations of Hanover Central High School, its programs.  They will tour the school with a current HCHS Ambassador. All incoming freshman and transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Summer Reading

All students in Grade 9-12 are required to read a summer reading book by August 24, 2018.  Book titles and study guides are available for download on the High School website under ‘Summer Reading’.  Students will be assessed on their required book, and it will count as 10% of your child’s 1st quarter grade.

Picture Day

Picture Day will be on Thursday, September 7, 2018  (ALL DAY). All students will take a photo for the yearbook and have the option to purchase their photo.  This is also the OFFICIAL PICTURE DAY for all senior photos. Seniors (ONLY) will receive picture proofs at a later date for purchase ONLINE.

Back-to-School Night

Hanover Central High School Back-to-School Night will be on Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m.  All parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend.

Chromebook Distribution

Chromebooks will be distributed to all returning students on the first day of school.  All Freshman/New to the District Students MUST ATTEND a Mandatory Chromebook Orientation on Thursday, August 9th at 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Auditorium at the rear of the school.   New students will receive their chromebook at the conclusion of the Chromebook orientation in the Cafeteria.

Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018 is early this year.  All events will take place the week of Sept. 10-14, 2018.  More specific information regarding the parade, dance, and other festivities will be announced as we get closer to Homecoming Week.


Weekly Phone Blast—I will make every effort to do a weekly phone blast announcement every Monday evening with the upcoming school-related announcements for the week.  Athletic events will be posted on the high school web page under the “Athletics” tab in the Parent/Community Directory. The phone call and email blast will occur between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Required Immunizations

Special Immunizations are required for all SENIORS.  12th graders are REQUIRED to get a Hep A and a 2nd Meningococcal, also know as MCV4 by September 28, 2018.  A Men B is recommended but not required.  Please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Jeannine Rochon if you have questions or concerns. Students not in compliance by the deadline will be excluded from school the following school day.

Just a couple of reminders—School begins DAILY for students at 8:05am and ends at 2:50pm. If your student is going to be absent for any reason, please contact our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Lynn Almaguer, ext. 3825.  A student is considered a chronic truant if they are tardy to school more than three times and/or absent from school more than 10 days. Violators could be referred to the Lake County Juvenile Division on truancy and lose/not receive their IN Drivers License.

It is our sincere hope that you will continue to partner with us in the education of your child.  The success of your child at the high school is dependent upon you regularly checking your child’s progress via PowerSchool and communicating with your child’s teachers as problems arise.  If I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to call me, Ms. Mary Ann West, HCHS Principal at (219) 374-3868 or via email at


See you on the First Day of School--Wednesday, August 15th

Mary Ann West

Principal, Hanover Central High School