2nd Grade News

Posted April 25th, 2016 by evandesampel

April showers bring May “soon to be third graders, but still second graders” working hard in their classrooms. Curious to what maybe happening in our very busy end of the month? Check out the latest edition of their newsletter to find out and enjoy talking with your children about their day, here at Hanover! Enjoy the weather!


Posted April 22nd, 2016 by evandesampel
It’s official! The 2016 – 2017 PTA Executive Committee was elected at the April 12th PTA
General Membership Meeting. Our officers for next year will be:
Secretary – Christine Razzak
Treasurer – Lili Jimenez
2nd Vice President – Monique Rivera
1st Vice President – Cindy Galer
Co -Presidents – Pilar Vences and Theresa Banks
Many thanks to everyone who attended the meeting. Opportunities for next year to serve as a Committee
Chairperson or a Committee member are available:
Book Fair
Family Nights
Hot Lunch
Pizza Thursday
The success of our PTA depends on you ~ if you would like more information please contact any of our current PTA Officers for details. Many thanks to everyone who has already come forward to volunteer on a committee for next year!


Posted April 22nd, 2016 by evandesampel

Check out the latest edition of the PTA Newsletter.  They have done such a great job this year keeping us informed about upcoming events.  Our PTA is busy looking ahead to next year and planning committees and events.  If you are interested in helping out in any capacity please connect with our PTA officers.


Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by evandesampel

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit To register for the town hall meeting,



Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow!

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by evandesampel

The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities.  Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first three rounds of meetings, is available online at:


Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes

Posted April 22nd, 2016 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 two upcoming evening programs.

  • The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.
  • Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at

Acting + Reading + Writing = Reader’s Theater

Posted April 18th, 2016 by evandesampel


Recently the students in Mrs. Howard’s fourth grade classroom had spent a good deal of time working on the writing of their own Reader’s Theater scripts. In doing so, they learned how to develop the plot of a story as well as allow characters to grown. On top of that, they needed to include all of the stage directions and “behind the scenes” writing that goes into the creation of a script. In culmination, the students were able to get together in groups and present their Reader’s Theaters to the class. Nice work kids!


Representing: Art!

Posted April 18th, 2016 by evandesampel

Fifteen students were chosen to have their artwork displayed for the entire month of April at the Hanover Park Village Hall for the STAARS art show. On April 14th, a reception was held to congratulate the students and honor them for all of their hard work! =)





Going Green – step, by step!

Posted April 12th, 2016 by evandesampel
Compost Bucket, Recycle then Garbage.

Compost Bucket, Recycle then Garbage.


Here at Hanover, we are trying to make an effort to be as green as possible. The Environmental Club, run by Mr. V, is in the process of creating a butterfly garden for the front of the school. The students in this club are currently working on small informational videos or public service announcements as it relates to our lunch time garbage habits. That being said, this week we started a new habit – one that we hope is maintained on a daily basis here at Hanover. Mr. V was able to get his hands on a composter for the building. Now during lunch, students will have to categorize [talk about higher level thinking] their waste into compostrecycleable, and finally garbage. This is new to our building, yet we hope this will help our school lesson our waste while turning most of it into something else. Down the road, we hope to be able to utilize this compost-fertilizer in our butterfly garden. If we end up with extra, which is always possible, it may need a home! If that’s the case and you have vegetable or flower gardens, we’ll let you know that compost maybe available!


First day of collection - compost action!

First day of collection – compost action!


UPDATE: In two days, how much compost do you think Hanover was able to save? Guesses anyone? How about 22 lbs! Think about that. Normally, that would have ended up in a landfill! That means – if we can keep up our efforts – our building will be removing approximately 55 lbs of waste from landfills, and turning it into something useable! Good job Huskies!

Butterfly Garden

Posted April 11th, 2016 by evandesampel



Believe it or not, regardless of what the weather is like…Spring is here. Soon, Operation Butterfly Garden will truly be underway. The Environmental Club was able to sell 300 plantable seed bracelets to the students and staff here at Hanover in order to help fund the implementation of our first phase of the butterfly garden. In the upcoming weeks, one may notice that a portion of the ground nearest to the building’s entrance may have been tilled. This will be a sign that we are close to planting. With proper care and a bit of time, our garden will have some beautiful plants growing!