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After the Hanover School Board’s decision to have a school-wide evaluation of student capacity, buildings and enrollment in September, the school district has made some headway. But at their Nov. 12 meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations David Myers told the board that there was still a lot of work to do. “The next step in the process is to finalize and calculate capacity— building capacity and functional capacity,”
The annual Hanover County Public Schools Curriculum and Career Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents and their children in fifth through 11th grades are invited to attend the fair, which will be held at Hanover High School, 10307 Chamberlayne Road, in Mechanicsville. Core courses, elective, and specialty courses will be represented, giving students and parents the opportunity to learn about the many programs
Artist Ryan Gothrup first pulled the sphere of molten glass from its fiery origin. While it was still glowing red hot, Gothrup showed a group of Patrick Henry High School students how to shape and mold the primordial art into something recognizable – a glass, a bottle, a vase – as they oohed and ahhed, some recording the demonstration with their iPhones. The art showcase – the first in
Sept. 5, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R, VA-7) got a sneak peak into Hanover’s “first class facility.” “[Hanover Center for Trades and Technology] is readying the [students] in developing the next step of their careers,” the Republican majority leader said. Cantor spoke with a number of students in different programs while visiting HCTAT. Watson Miller, a junior at Patrick Henry High School, is a student in the automotives technology program.
Many schools are close to reaching 100 percent capacity in Hanover, according to enrollment and school capacities data from the school division. But despite the data, Hanover schools still have room to grow. “We are at about 85 percent of capacity across the county,” said David Myers, assistant superintendent of business and operations. In order to have new school additions or expansions, School Board policy says a school must have
The summer sun is fading and the new school year is just around the corner, bringing mixed feelings for school students preparing to return to school. Some may be excited to see their friends or show off new outfits or book bags, while others may not be ready for the barrage of homework and tests. Neither is true for a 13-year-old Hanover student named Andrew, whose last name is being
Since last school year, 105 teachers have left Hanover Public Schools, with only 30 of those retiring, according to data received from Human Resources. “We haven’t done the final analysis, but I don’t see a significant difference from the last years,” said Charla Cordle, assistant superintendent of human resources, in reference to the rate of teacher departures. A final report tracking teacher’s departures and whether they’ve moved on to another