Fall 2022 Volume 2 - Issue 4
Don't Forget These Important Dates
- 11/22: School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
- 11/23-11/25: No School - Thanksgiving Break
- 12/13: School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
Veterans Day at Hanover
Jane Ball Elementary School hosted their program on Thursday, November 10th at 10 am. During their program, Mr. Misecko gave a heartfelt speech to say thank you to our veterans. Students from kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade each performed a song directed by Jane Ball's music teacher, Mrs. Boersma. Mrs. Boersma also sang The National Anthem. Ms. Lakomek and her students created beautiful artwork as the backdrop for the program. The Cedar Lake American Legion members presented how the flag is folded and explained what each fold represents. Students had veteran family members in attendance and gifted them with a handmade creation. Mr. Misecko presented a slideshow of all of our honored veterans and presented them with a flower to thank them for their service. We thank everyone who came to our program and to those that watched our live-stream.
Hanover Central Middle School held its program on Thursday, November 10th at 1 pm. Before the program began, they held a reception with refreshments and conversation with the veterans that we honored during our program. The program included welcoming our veterans by having students and staff applaud veterans upon entry to the program. Mr. Engle introduced our staff that are veterans, including David Moake, Sandy Diaz, and Tom Mambourg. Engle led the Pledge of Allegiance and the HCMS choir performed The National Anthem. Mr. Rossiano began with a welcome speech and thanked our veterans in attendance. Audrey Krocker, 8th grader, played "America the Beautiful" on the piano.
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) introduced the various branches of service and merchant marines. The HCMS band and choir performed "My America" based on "My Country Tis of Thee," directed by Mrs. Dinkins and Ms. Eaton. Guest speaker, Specialist Marty Dzieglowicz, spoke about his time in the Vietnam war, the things he learned, and gave a brief history of Veterans Day. Mr. Engle had all of the veterans in attendance introduce themselves, their branch of the military, years served, and who they represented at HCMS. NJHS acknowledged the history of "Taps" and then the tune was played. We thank everyone who came to our program and to those that watched our live-stream.
Red Cedars Elementary School's program was on Friday, November 11th at 9 am. Their program included an introduction and The Pledge of Allegiance, presented by students. 4th and 5th grade students sang The National Anthem directed by Red Cedars' music teacher, Ms. Reed. This was followed by a student presentation where students thanked each of the branches of military for everything they do. Guest speaker, Ron Gang, spent time in Vietnam in 1969. He was originally in the Air Force, but trained in the Marines, Army, and Navy. He spoke about his time in the war and gave a history of Veterans Day and what it means. Ms. Reed and her father, Mr. Reed, played "Taps" on their trumpets. Our 3rd graders sang "America the Beautiful" before the closing comments. We thank everyone who came to our program and to those that watched our live-stream.
Hanover Central High School hosted their program on Friday, November 11th at 10:15 am. The program was run by our student council of HCHS. The president of the student council, Sarah O'Farril, gave a welcome speech to our students, staff, and guests. Hanover Central PomCats presented the colors and branch flags in the processional, directed by Rebecca Zimmer. Kylie Veroni led The Pledge of Allegiance and co-president of the student council, Peyton Restauri, read the presidential proclamation from President Joseph Biden. The HCHS band and choir performed "Armed Forces - The Pride of America," directed by Mr. Lowry and Mrs. Stanton, which transitioned into The National Anthem, led by vocal soloist, Hailey Schuhmacher.
The lighting of the candles was read by Ashanti Bunton and enacted by Melanie DeVries. Tyler Burroghs read "The Battlefield Cross" and Kaylee Elliot read "The Eleventh Hour." The presentation of "America's White Table," included Dorothy Leep reading while Piper Geiger, Isabel Kijewski, and Maddie Denklau set the table. Natalie Eckart read "What is a Veteran," followed by a video tribute including photos submitted by students, guests, parents, and the community. "The Story of Taps" was read by Steven Zalewski and a trumpet player from the Hanover Central High School band played the piece. Principal, Tami Kepshire, finished up the program with closing remarks and thanked our veterans. We thank everyone who came to our program and to those that watched our live-stream.
Lincoln Elementary School held its program on Friday, November 11th at 1 pm. The program included prelude music performed by our Hanover Central High School band. Our Cedar Lake American Legion presented the posting of the flags to kick off the ceremony. Mr. Zaremba welcomed all of our veterans and their families for joining the program. Lincoln's music teacher, Mrs. Rush, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade performed a song called "On Veterans Day." Parker Lindeman, Becca Matusik, Darryl Flores, Aubree Fant, Michael McFarland, Mallory Millis, Gregory Taylor, and Kamryn Compton presented a poem called "What is a Veteran."
All three grades performed their own songs with Mrs. Rush. Karen Molden, 1st grade teacher at Lincoln, introduced all of the veterans in attendance by the branches of the military. To finish the ceremony, all of the students put on a tear-jerking performance of "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood. Students and staff also presented a video thanking our veterans for their service. We thank everyone who came to our program and to those that watched our live-stream.