What’s new in grades one and two?

Posted January 26th, 2015 by evandesampel

Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with all of the goings on at Hanover as the days fly by and the students are busy! In order to keep up with our first and second graders, check out the latest team newsletter. These newsletters have been a great way to know what is happening so as to best support your child at home.

Art time is all the time…

Posted January 25th, 2015 by evandesampel
Masterpieces in action..

Masterpieces in action..


Ms. Frischolz keeps busy with her students whether it is during their normal art periods, working with students before school, after school or even during her lunch time.



So, as you walk the halls of Hanover, keep y our eyes open as there is most definitely, art everywhere.

More Masterpieces.

More Masterpieces.

Rivera’s Rap…

Posted January 25th, 2015 by evandesampel

It has been another wonderful week of learning!  On Wednesday night, we enjoyed our first and second grade reading night.  During the week, our kindergarten students have been busy learning about a character’s feeling in a story and working on their subtraction skills in math. Our first grade readers are working on the main idea and key details of a text, and their second grade friends are working on comparing and contrasting.  Third and fourth graders have been putting their inferencing skills to the challenge while fifth and sixth grade students have been synthesizing information from different sources. 

As the weather remains to be cold, please make sure your children are dressing appropriately [hats, gloves, winter coats, etc] so that they stay warm and we prevent anyone from getting sick! Also, please check out the latest edition of the PTA newsletter for other updates: Hanover Highlands Jan 23

Mark Your Calendars!

Posted January 25th, 2015 by evandesampel
  • January 27th-Hanover Spirit Wear Forms Due
  • January 28th -Open Enrollment Fair @ Jane Addams Junior High @ 6:00
  • February 10th-P.T.A. Meeting @ 5:00
  • February 11th-Half Day of School.  Students dismiss at 11:40. No school for kindergarten
  • February 11th-Parent Kindergarten Information Night @ 5:30
  • February 12th-Kindergarten Registration (9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-2:30, and 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
  • February 18th -3rd and 4th Grade Reading Night(5:30-6:30)
  • February 25th-3rd and 4th Grade Music Performance

Kindergarten Registration

Posted January 25th, 2015 by evandesampel

Kindergarten registration will take place on February 12th (9:-00-11:00, 1:00-2:30, 6:00-8:00).    Parents may obtain forms for registration from the district website or they may come into the school office.  We are very excited that we will be able to provide a full-day kindergarten program for our students.  We will be having a kindergarten information night on February 11th at 5:30 at Hanover Highlands in our library, we will also have registration packets that night.  Our goal is to provide parents with information about the full-day kindergarten program and answer any questions that parents may have.  Whether you register online or at the school, parents/guardians will still need to  present documentation including – but not limited to - proof of residency, an immunization record and an official birth certificate.  The following website will provide forms and information about registration


Posted January 25th, 2015 by evandesampel

As a staff we are not only working on the academic skills of our students but also the social/emotional skills.  Our staff utilizes quantum strategies and P.B.I.S.  Our social worker and psychologist teach weekly social groups in classes and teachers will use teachable moments to embed these skills throughout the day.  We track behavioral data every month to gauge our students’ successes and to help us gauge what our students may need assistance with.  Our recent behavioral data, from December 1st-January 13th  is as follows:

  • Defiance/Insubordiantion-1 Office Referral, and 13 Classroom Referrals
  • Disruption-10 Classroom Referrals
  • Fighting/Physical Aggression -4 Classroom Referrals
  • Harassment/Bullying-2 Office Referrals, 1 Classroom Referral
  • Inappropriate Language-1 Classroom Referral


Schaumburg Parent University

Posted January 25th, 2015 by evandesampel

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are three evening programs for parents only scheduled for February in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.


If you are interested in attending these event, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at



Posted January 25th, 2015 by evandesampel

District 54 invites parents to its annual Open Enrollment Fair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. The fair will provide parents with information on eight elementary schools in the district: Blackwell, Campanelli, Dooley, Enders-Salk, Hanover Highlands, Lincoln Prairie, Link and MacArthur. Each school houses a unique program and School District 54 anticipates a few openings at each site next year. Applications will be available on January 28th, but decisions for placement will not be made that evening.   If parents are interested in having an incoming kindergarten participating in our dual language program they may pick up an application at our school office after January 28th.  Decisions on placement will be made at the end of February. 

All School Field Trip!

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by evandesampel

 The first –sixth grade students will be enjoying an all school field trip on the 13th of March.  We will be attending a musical at Frost Junior High.  The field trip will take place in the morning.  Permission slips will be given today at conferences for parents to sign.  We are very fortunate that our PTA will be providing lunch that day for our students as well.  We will be sending home a permission slip for the PTA lunch within a week or two.  If parents do not give permission for the field trip students will not be able to participate. 

First & Second Grade Newsletter

Posted January 21st, 2015 by evandesampel

If you’re a parent of our first and second graders, you may find the Newsletter for the Week of Jan 20-26 interesting reading. It’s always nice to know what is happening in the classroom!