Community Information

Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. is a free preschool education and home visiting program dedicated to enriching the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age five. The program offers comprehensive health, nutritional, and other support services to eligible pregnant women, children and families. Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. is a private non-profit organization that provides services in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. We are dedicated to helping children attain school readiness and build a strong educational foundation.

Contact us today! (570)829-6231

To learn more about the services we offer, visit our website:

To contact our Recruitment Office in order to apply for the program, visit our website and select the recruitment image at the top of the page.


Any Hanover Area School District student who becomes homeless needs to inform the Homeless Liason, Director of Student Services.
The Phone Number is 570-831-2300. Ask for Student Services Office. 
Homeless students are provided with a variety of services under the Federal McKinney-Vento Act.

Attention Hanover Area students currently in grades 3, 4 and 5. The WB YMCA along with BELL USA is having year 2 of Power Scholars Academy hosted by Hanover Area School District. This program’s goal is for students to continue their academic achievement during the summer months as well as gain growth in reading and math before the start of the new school year. The program runs at the Hanover Area High School (Transportation to and from Power Scholars provided by Hanover Area) from June 18, 2018 to July 27, 2018. The day is from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Mornings consists of academics and the afternoon entails enrichment activities of art, dance, family consumer science, phys. ed., nutrition and STEM. Field trips are every Friday. Breakfast, snack and lunch are given daily. The Y, Bell and grant funders make it possible for this $1,000 per scholar cost be free to the Hanover Area parents. To see if your child qualifies, please click on the link below to download an application. Return completed applications to the Wilkes-Barre YMCA. Any questions please contact Dawnette Dreyfus at Hanover Area: 570-822-5102 or


The Hanover Area School Board will reschedule its Regular Monthly Board Meeting from Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to June 21, 2018.  The Board Meeting will also include voting on the Final General Fund Budget for 2018-2019.

The meeting will begin with a Work Session at 5:30 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office Board Room followed by the June Regular Meeting in the Auditorium of the Jr./Sr. High School.

Kevin Quaglia, Secretary


Pennsylvania ACT 84 of 2015 requires that public and nonpublic schools receive electronic notice of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on an annual basis no later than August 15. A flyer has been created and is to be shared with every parent or guardian of every student enrolled in the district during the school year.

CHIP covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19. With more than 111,000 uninsured children in Pennsylvania, this is great news for families!

CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care, eyeglasses, mental health, and much more. CHIP covers uninsured kids who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. For most families, CHIP is free – for others, it is low cost.

Please send the CHIP flyer to each school under your jurisdiction at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year as part of parent packets or other information that is prepared for students to take home at that time. By distributing the flyer at the beginning of the year, we ensure that all students, including those new to your district and incoming kindergarten classes, receive the flyer and have information about the program if they are in need.

The flyer and many more resources can be found on the CHIP website at, under CHIP Resources.

CHIP is pleased to partner with school districts in helping families find health insurance coverage for their children. Schools are a valuable partner in this effort. After all, healthy kids are better students.

Thank you for your assistance in helping families in need find comprehensive health insurance coverage for their children.


Patricia M. Allan, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program