Home of the Hawkeyes
The Hanover Area School District, located in the scenic Wyoming Valley, is comprised of Hanover Township, and the boroughs of Warrior Run, Sugar Notch and Ashley. The School District encompasses approximately 30 square miles. The district consists of the Junior/Senior High School (grades 7-12), Memorial Elementary (grades 4, 5,6), Lee Park Elementary Center (grades 2,3), and Hanover Green Kindergarten Center (grades K,1).
Hanover Area is a comprehensive K-12 school district. The district offers basic and advanced placement courses in several subject areas. With the cooperation of the Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational-Technical School (WBAVTS), the district offers vocational training in building trades, power mechanics, food service, cosmetology and data processing. The curricular offerings at Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School have been designed to provide a strong core of skills, enhanced by electives oriented towards personal interests and career goals. The district's goal is to prepare our students for post-secondary experiences, whether in further education, the armed forces or as a member of the work force.
Thirty school buses, owned and operated by Churnetski Transportation, transport elementary students who live beyond 1.5 miles, and secondary students who live beyond 2 miles. Other students may qualify for busing because they live along routes declared hazardous by the PA Department of Transportation.
********TEMPORARY CLAUSE IN THE DRESS CODE POLICY********
A light weight outer garment of a solid color may be worn over an approved shirt. Logos may not be over 3in x 3in. Outer garment may not be ripped or torn. Outer garment may not be excessively baggy or tight.
*** Coats, hoods remain articles of non-compliance.
The purpose of this is to allow appropriate tops (such as fleece) to be worn to allow for those students who may be cold in some buildings.
STUDENT HARASSMENT, BULLYING, and DISCRIMINATION
All students are expected to treat one another in courteous and respectful manner. Under no circumstances are students permitted to harass, bully, or discriminate against other students or staff members through conduct or communication that is sexually-oriented or based on race, ethnicity, religion, handicap, physical differences, socio-economic status, or sexual preferences. Sexual harassment is specifically defined as unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other inappropriate verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Hanover Area School District.
Bullying means an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or students, which occurs in a school setting, and/or outside a school setting.
Bullying includes cyber bullying.
School setting means in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated bus stop, or while a student, is going to or from school or at any activity sponsored, supervised, or sanctioned by the school.
The School Board prohibits all forms of bullying by district students.
The School Board encourages students who have been bullied to promptly report such incident(s) to a building administrator or guidance counselor.
The School Board prohibits all forms of harassment of students and third parties by all district students, contracted individuals, vendors, volunteers, and third parties.
Harassment shall consist of verbal, written, graphic or physical conduct relating to the individual's race, color, national origin/ethnicity, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
Sexual harassment shall consist of unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors, and other inappropriate verbal, written, graphic, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
The School Board prohibits all forms of dating violence in order to maintain a safe positive learning environment for all students.
The student or third party who believes he/she has been the subject to conduct that constitutes a violation of this policy is encouraged to immediately report the incident to a building administrator or guidance counselor.
The district Compliance Officer is the Superintendent, District Office (1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township, PA 18706, and phone number is 831-2313.)