Despite a rough start to the school year, Hanover Superintendent Shelley Amos says it all turned out well in the end. 

She says the year felt similar to a roller coaster ride with ups and downs. 

"In many ways, the start of this year was much tougher than even last year as we were learning to figure things out in remote and in pandemic mode,” says Amos. “This year, people were fatigued and tired and it was just dragging on. And that was really hard for everybody; students, staff, and families.” 

So, when things opened up this spring and restrictions eased a lot, school life became busy. And that seemed to really improve everyone’s mood. 

“We had sports and we had clubs and we had concerts and we had grads and we had tabloids and family picnics and that just felt so good for staff and students and families,” Amos reports. “So, despite the turmoil of the first half of the year, we finished off with a real bang and we're really looking forward to next year.”