East Hanover

Elementary School

  • Welcome Back

    Posted by Gary Messinger at 9/7/2016

    The beginning of every year is very exciting for me.  It is an opportunity to get a fresh start and to work on the things that I want to improve upon.  I am thrilled that the students are back and they have done a fantastic job of getting back into the routines of school.  I am looking forward to a great year and wanted to thank you for all the support you show the school throughout the year. 

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  • The Chocolate Touch

    Posted by Gary Messinger at 5/16/2016

    There was a lot of excitement today as students entered the building.  There is a display in the lobby decorated with a lot of candy bars, a chocolate fountain, and pictures from the book we are going to read together.  I hope your kids enjoy this activity.  The staff is very excited about the opportunities the students will have during the next few weeks. 

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  • Camp

    Posted by Gary Messinger at 5/11/2016

    Yesterday I traveled to camp with the 5th graders.  It is really exciting to see them interact in that setting.  Kids are smiling, supporting one another, and just genuinely enjoying the opportunity to spend time learning outdoors.  I am really proud that our District give students a chance to experience this. 

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  • Wax Museum

    Posted by Gary Messinger at 5/11/2016

    Just wanted to tell the 4th grade students they did a fabulous job with the wax museum.  Thank you to the students and teachers for all your hard work preparing for such a great day!

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Welcome to East Hanover Elementary's website!  I am proud to serve as principal to a fantastic groups of students, families, and staff.  Our students go on to Lower Dauphin Middle and High School where we see them excel in academics, the arts, athletics, and leadership. 
Our website is designed to give you a glimpse of our school and staff and we hope you take the time to explore the site and to come back each month for our "News and Announcements". 
If you would like further information about our school or district, please contact me at anytime at gmessinger@ldsd.org or 717-469-2686.   
With Falcon Pride, 
Gary R. Messinger
Gary Messinger,


East Hanover Elementary School
2673 Sandbeach Road
Grantville, PA 17028
Phone 717-469-2686
Fax 717-469-0539
Mr. Gary Messinger,Principal
Mrs. Heidi Alexander, Secretary
Office Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
School Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm
AM Kindergarten: 9-11:45 am
PM Kindergarten: 12:45-3:30 pm