November 18-27 — Thanksgiving Break

December 6 — Board of Education Meeting @ JSHS   6:30 

December 13 — Special Board of Education Meeting @ JSHS  6:30

December 22 — Last Day of School Before Christmas Break                                                                     EARLY RELEASE @ 2pm

January 9 — First Day of School After Christmas Break


Board of Education Seat Vacant

On November 15th the Board of Education approved a Resolution of Board Vacancy to fill the Board seat vacated by Mike Lawson. READ RESOLUTION HERE


The Board is seeking residents of at least 12-months within the school district to submit their interest marerials. All applicants for the open Board seat will have a background check done to be sure there is no incident(s) of a crime against a child. All applicants who have a clear background check will be interviewed by the Board at the December 13th Board meeting in Open Session. 


Interested? Submit a letter of interest to include a Vitae and a statement of why you are interested in the Board seat. All materials are requested to be received by 5pm MST on December 12th. Materials can be emailed to: Dr. Grant Schmidt (Superintendent) at gschmidt@hanoverhornets.org OR postal service to: Dr. Grant Schmidt (Superintendent), 7930 Indian Village Heights, Fountain, CO  80817. 


Questions? Call Irene Owens (Board’s Secretary) or Dr. Grant Schmidt (Superintendent) at 719-382-1260.


 Veterans Honored at Assembly

On November 10th Hanover Jr./Sr. High School students and staff recognized Veterans at our school. Different branches of services were honored, as well as those who served in the various branches. Mr. Kyle Clasby had an extremely positive impact on students saying, “There is nothing noble about being superior to your fellow man. The true mark of nobility is being superior to your former self.” Thank you to all of you who have served our country.


Mr. Gilbreth and students honor a flag flown by his son.

Nichole Belcher welcomes students and guests.

Ed Sweazy gives speech honoring Americans.

Kyle Clasby gives inspirational speech for students to be their best self.

Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis talk about their military experience.


Hanover High School Student Athletes Recognized

Seniors Cody White and Eddie Sweazy III were recognized by Coach Luke Decker at last night’s Fall Sports Banquet at Hanover Jr./Sr. High School. Both students are exceptional students as well as athletes. Cody White (pictured left) received an All Conference recognition. Eddie Sweazy III (pictured right)  received an Honorable Mention recognition. In order to be recognized for these honors students must be voted on by coaches other than their own within their conference. In receiving the award the students said, “We wouldn’t have been able to do this without our coaches: Coach Decker, Coach Tyler, and Coach Mason.” Both students will play in the All Star game in June against other students recognized for this honor.



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Archived News and Articles Found Here



Hanover School District #28 had two items on the November 7, 2017 ballot. First, there were six candidates running for 2-seats on the Board of Education. Prior to the results being certified the two top vote getters are Ed Sweazy (157 votes) and Dwight Smith (111 votes). Second, a mill levy override failed to pass by 93 votes.  www.epcvotes.com 


Our community has 1,055 registered voters. This year’s voter turn out was right at 37%. Thank you to all registered voters who were able to vote in this year’s election!



Hanover School District applied for and was awarded two grants: Perkins Act and SRSA!

The Perkins Act will be used to help fund the start-up expenses for the three new skills programs being developed: wood working, solar and electrical. Information on the Perkins Act can be found here.

The The purpose of the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program is to provide rural LEAs with financial assistance to fund initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement. Information on the SRSA can be found here.

The district has applied for Federal Impact Aid funds and will be notified of the award sometime in October. As well, the district will be applying for another GoCo Grant, and applying for a BEST Grant this school year.



Each school year the Colorado Department of Education essentially grades all schools and districts using a Performance Framework. For the second year in a row both Prairie Heights ES and Hanover Jr/Sr HS maintained their rating. LINK CONGRATULATIONS!



Now accepting applications for the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Click here 



Each year, the Colorado Department of Education recognizes public schools  as Centers of Excellence in the state that enroll a student population of which at least 75 percent are at-risk pupils and that demonstrate the highest rates of student longitudinal growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools have demonstrated impressive results on the indicator relating to longitudinal academic growth. This award program was established in 2009 by the Education Accountability Act of 2009. Award recipients were named at a ceremony on March 1st in Denver. Only nine school districts had a school receive this prestigious award, including Hanover Junior-Senior High School in the Hanover School District. Principal, Danielle Van Esselstine, and Superintendent, Dr. Grant Schmidt, accepted the award from State Board of Education members and the Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Education.

Hanover Receives Centers of Excellence Award

center: Mrs. VanEsselstine (Principal) & Dr. Schmidt (Superintendent)




Hanover School District 28 Strategic Plan

The past 18-months community members, district staff and students have been developing a 5-year strategic plan.

Click here to view plan.


Hanover School District 28 Communications Plan

The past year community members, district staff and students have been developing a communications plan.

Click here to view plan.


Hanover Buzz

The Hanover Buzz is our district’s monthly newsletter to update our community about district happenings.



Communication Videos

The superintendent and staff post videos from time to time to communicate with staff and the community on a wide variety of topics. The most current videos are linked below.

EXPLANATION: How to Read Monthly Financial Statements
EXPLANATION: Finances and Budgeting

To view all videos click here


Unified Improvement Plans & Performance Frameworks

Hanover School District, Prairie Heights ES and Hanover JSHS


2017-18-District Calendar

2017-2018 Preliminary Budget

2017-18 Hanover Jr/Sr HS Course Catalog

2017-18 Hanover Jr/Sr HS Master Schedule

Elementary School Supplies List

Middle and High School Supplies List


New Immunization Requirements for 2017-18

Colorado law requires students who attend a public, private or parochial kindergarten through 12th grade school to be vaccinated against many of the diseases vaccines can prevent, unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed.


For full information about requirements, recommendations and exemptions due to medical or non-medical reasons, please visit Colorado Department of Health and Environment’s Immunization page.


Mumps Alert Letter

Facts About Mumps

Immunization Information – Spanish

Immunization Information for K-12th Grade

Immunization Information for Pre-K

Hanover School Wellness Policy


MIC3 – Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission Guide for parents, school officials and public administrators.                              

 Click here for the MIC3 Digital Guide.