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.

Special Education Plan (posted 4/3/2018)

Attached is a draft of the Special Education Plan proposed for 7/1/2018-6/30/2021.  The plan will be displayed for 28 days for public review and comment.  If you would like to submit a comment, please e-mail the Director of Special Education, Shannon Bennett, at  If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, you can obtain a copy of the plan in Superintendent's Office.

On April 4th, 11th grade students at Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School attended a Reality Fair in the school’s gymnasium. Volunteers from the credit union represented certain aspects of the students’ budgets and the students went through the fair with their ‘salary.’ This financial education fair is the fourth for Hanover Area.

On Friday, April 6th, sophomores from the high school attended Career Exploration Day at Pittston Area High School. Students had the opportunity to meet with local employers and research careers.

On Friday, April 13, representatives from Domestic Violence Services Center met with juniors and seniors at Hanover area Junior/Senior High School. The topics covered were domestic violence and healthy relationships. Students participated in an open discussion at the end of the presentation. Standing from left to right our Jennifer Dotzel, Supervisor; Tammy Rodgers, Education Coordinator; Michelle Zapotoski, School Counselor.

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 hold a Public Board Meeting for General Purposes, including voting on the Proposed Final General Fund Budget for 2017-2018 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:30 PM in the Auditorium of the Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School.

Kevin Quaglia, Secretary