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District Newsletter (September)

Hanover School District #28

“Home of the Hornets


School Board Election Information

The community will be voting to elect three (3) school board seats this November. The five community members who submitted petitions and are certified to be on the ballot are: Robyn Diaz, Paul Ricks, Danielle Combs, Randy Underwood and Charity Garrett.

Two Board Candidate Q&A Sessions are scheduled

Monday, October 7, 2019 @JSHS Cafeteria (6:00-7:30pm)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @PHE Gym


Come to the events with question(s) ready to submit, submit your question(s) during the event on a provided notecard OR email your question(s) in advance to HanoverSD28@gmail.com


District Accountability Committee Members Needed

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) is in need of members. The committee meets once per month for 60-90 minutes per meeting. The DAC reports directly to the Board of Education. Membership is approved by the Board of Education. 

Click here for the application to be considered for this very important committee.


SAFE2TELL is designed to help YOU anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, or your community.  LINK TO SAFE2TELL

Interactive Calendar

  Prairie Heights Elementary Student Supply 2019-20

Hanover Jr/Sr High School Student Supply List 2019-20


State Report Cards Go Up!

Every year in August the state of Colorado gives each school and district in the state a report card called, performance framework. The top two ratings for schools and districts is the goal. The report cards are based on the 2018-19 school year’s student achievement and growth on the state assessment, SAT and PSAT assessments, graduation rate, and second language learner language development growth.

Prairie Heights went up one rating, Hanover Jr-Sr went up a rating, and the district’s rating went up one rating. Our schools and our district is performing at the top two ratings.


See the report cards (frameworks) here: PHE  JSHS  DISTRICT


Prairie Heights Fundraiser Information (click)



The 2019-20 school year brings leadership roles for Dr. Grant Schmidt (Superintendent/Principal) and Mr. Tim McNerney( Principal).

Mr. McNerney will represent Region 6 (Pikes Peak area) on the Board for the Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals, a department of the Colorado Association of School Executives. He was selected by peers.

Dr. Grant Schmidt just finished his one-year term as President of Colorado Association of Education Specialist, a department of the Colorado Association of School Executives. For 2019-20 he serves as Past-President. He is a member of the Colorado Association of School Executives’ Coordinating Council. For the second year in a row Dr. Schmidt is the Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Colorado Association of School Executives. Additionally, Dr. Schmidt serves as the Chairperson of the NEED Foundation in Colorado Springs. Finally, Dr. Schmidt is serving a second year as the Treasurer of the Board for the Colorado Rural School Alliance.



Due to damage from the hail storms and wind over the last 9-months our insurance company replaced the playground structures at Prairie Heights Elementary School and Kirk Hannah Park.

Prairie Heights Playset Rendering

Hannah Park Playset Rendering


Hanover School District Career Opportunities  click here

Hanover is seeking classroom substitute teachers. If you are interested in being considered as a substitute review the information at the Colorado Department of Education website HERE

Hanover pays substitute teachers $115 per day, provide free breakfast and free lunch. Once you substitute for the district the fifth time you will be reimbursed for your substitute license fee ($60).


Contact Cindy Hinojos, Director of Human Resources = 719-382-1260 ext 412



Hanover School District 28 Strategic Plan

During the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years 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 district communications plan is being reviewed by the District Accountability Committee this winter/spring. The updated plan will be posted when complete.

Click here to view plan.


Hanover Buzz

The Hanover Buzz is our district’s monthly newsletter to update our community about district happenings. There has not been a newsletter from June, 2018 through February, 2019. Starting March, 2019 Jr-Sr High School students will begin publishing the Hanover Buzz.



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


Immunization Requirements for 2018-19

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 for K-12th Grade – Spanish

Immunization Information for K-12th Grade – English

Immunization Information for Pre-K – Spanish

Immunization Information for Pre-K – English

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.


Performance Evaluation of Teachers and Administrators information can be found through the Colorado Department of Education at this web link: https://www.cde.state.co.us/educatoreffectiveness/randa 

The district policies related to the evaluations is found in the PERSONNEL section of the Board Policies found at the top menu bar under Board of Education.