PTA Newsletter and Updates

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by evandesampel

Our P.T.A. is rather busy getting ready for field day and preparing for next year.  The P.T.A. continues to provide strong opportunties for our students and families.  Check out the latest edition of the PTA Newsletter  If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the P.T.A. board members.

Summer Bookmobile Reading Opportunities!!

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by evandesampel

Looking for something good to read, but having trouble getting to the library or a book store? How about stopping by Hanover Highlands sometime this summer! We are having the Bookmobile from the Schaumburg Library back at Hanover again this summer.  It is literally a van from the library that they pull up to the school and pull out some blankets and baskets of books to set out on the lawn.  Students don’t need library cards to borrow the books, and no fines are charged if books come back late. If you interested check out Bookmobile letter English or the Bookmobile letter Spanish for more information!

Looking Ahead

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by evandesampel

As you begin to make your summer plans there are a few events that I would like to bring to your attention.  The first activity is our bookmobile visits that will occur throughout the summer and the second activity is our Back to School Night that will take place in August.

The Schaumburg Library will be sending a bookmobile to visit our school three days this summer.   During that time students can check books out, listen to a story from one of our teachers and then do an activity.  Each visit will begin at 1:30 and the event will take approximately one hour.   The dates of the bookmobile are June 30th, July 14th and July 28th.

Back to School Night will take place on August 18th.  This event will allow parents to meet their child’s classroom teacher, learn about the curriculum, understand classroom procedures and drop-off school supplies.  Our PTA will also be in the gym for parents to drop off lunch-forms, membership forms, and sign-up to volunteer.  We have two separate time frames for parents to attend.  This first time-frame is at 5:30 and the second session is at 6:15.  We ask that parents arrive on time and stay for the entire session.  More information about the event in a flyer attached within this email.

Proud to Be Bilingual: Creating a Strong Native Language Environment in Your Home Bilingual Parent Advisory Council| May 25, 2016|6:30-7:30p.m.

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by evandesampel

You are invited to join us on May 25th as Maria Barba, a Golden Apple Award Winning Dual Language teacher in District 54, shares how her parents created a strong native language environment in the home and the positive impact it had on her life. We will also be sharing results from this year’s ACCESS test and information regarding the 2016-2017 Title III state grant. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 25th and hearing your ideas as we begin to plan for the upcoming school year! Click here for an informational flyer.

Location:   Professional Learning Center |524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

Please enter through door C2

Report Cards

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by evandesampel

Students in early childhood through seventh grade will not be bringing home their report cards in their backpacks on the last day of school, as in years past. Instead, District 54 will be printing and mailing report cards to student homes the week of June 6.  Eighth-grade students will receive their report cards on May 31.

We do encourage parents to visit the parent portal at any time during the year to check grades, assignments and more. Contact the school office if you do not have a sign-on for the portal.

Enrollment Forms

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by evandesampel

Recently, the district mailed home Student Enrollment Forms for the 2016-2017 school year.  Forms need to be returned to the school office with any updated information.  This will allow our office to update your information for the upcoming school year.  If the Student Enrollment Forms are not returned to the school office students will not be enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year.  All families must also have an updated lease on file for residency to maintain their child’s enrollment for the upcoming school year.  

Gallery of Learning

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by evandesampel

As we are finishing the 2015-2016 school year we have one more event that we would love for all of our parents to attend!  Our Gallery of Learning is on May 25th at 5:30 until 6:30.  This is a wonderful opportunity to come to Hanover and look through the amazing work your child has done.  Many of our students are excited to show-off their projects, and show you what they have learned.

The Butterfly Garden

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by evandesampel

Plants, mulch, trees and butterflies!  Our butterfly garden is almost complete and our students in our environmental club couldn’t be more excited.  Mr. VandeSampel has done a great job working with community members, businesses, district personnel and students.  Our environmental club also took a trip over to the water reclamation plant to receive free tree saplings to plant here at Hanover Highlands and for some students to plant at home.  We are very excited to not only have students learn about our environment but to improve our environment through creating a butterfly garden and planting trees.

Now a little watering and a little weeding! Hanover's Butterfly Garden - 2016!

Now a little watering and a little weeding! Hanover’s Butterfly Garden – 2016!


Posted May 23rd, 2016 by evandesampel


This summer Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music is hosting A Quest for Quarter-Sized Quaver! Choose from any of our summer themed, printable Quaver’s and bring him to any of your summer activities. Then take a picture of you and Quaver enjoying the famous sites, sitting at the beach, eating ice cream, going for a swim – it’s up to you!  The most creative photo entry will win a school visit from the real, life-sized Quaver!


Math Olympiads Celebrate

Posted May 12th, 2016 by evandesampel

Starting in August, a group of what started out as twenty seven students [unfortunately, two moved away] began meeting every Wednesday at Lunch. The conversations could be heard throughout the room. They were focused. At times, they were loud. But the entire time, they were thoughtful. This group of students were honing their problem solving strategies as they worked on the Math Olympiad practice problems, three to four times a month, in order to be prepared as a thinker for each month’s contest. Monthly, for five straight months, students would delve into these thought provoking, and at times, mind numbing problems looking for solutions. Out of our final twenty five students, 15 placed in the top 50%, 4 of the 15 in the top 40%, 1 in the top 30% and 1 in the top 25%, 5 in the top 20%. This was a great showing for a great group of kids. Unfortunately, a few of our team members will be moving on to Frost Junior High next year, hopefully to continue on with their Math Olympiadness; yet we hope to see many returning members next year. That being said, we’d like to congratulate the entire group on a job well done, and especially to both Adrian and Wayne who tied for the overall highest point total of 18/25 for the year! Excellent work!



Congratulations Wayne and Adrian! Job well done boys!!