From the Principal
We hope to see many of you on June 1st, to celebrate the Arts at HHS. Don’t forget that we are offering tours at 5:30pm, for anyone who feels they would like to see the inside of our building. The Visual Arts show is from 5:30-7:00pm and the Mega Concert starts at 7:00pm. Feel free to celebrate with us.
I am currently with a group of HHS students (64 of them) and their laughter is infectious. These moments can be exhausting, but they are so hopeful and fun. As a school, we will continue to work hard to give our students the support they need to reach their potential. We trust you are doing the same. This generation will help us progress as a nation. This is very clear to me!
The news this week from Uvalde, Texas and the racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo, NY on May 14th is likely on all of our minds. Our students planned a very powerful “walk out” this week and their thoughtfulness and heart was evident. I want to remind everyone that our Counseling office is always open to anyone who would like a place to process or talk through what they are thinking and feeling. We welcome parent phone calls too! Please take care of yourselves and one another.
I hope to see many of you out and about during this busy season.
HHS SPANISH STUDENTS SCORE WELL ON THE 2022 NATIONAL EXAM
Every April, Spanish students at HHS take the National Spanish Exam and, now that we are moving past the era of the pandemic, we once again took on that academic challenge along with 73,000 other students nationwide.
The results this year were impressive and are a testament to the strong program the SAU has supported, the dedicated work by teachers from Ray School (K-5), RMS (6-8), and HHS (9-12), and the curiosity and persistence of the budding linguists among us.
Spanish students from HHS earned gold, silver, and bronze medals based on their percentile score compared with others across the country. The medals were handed out to the students this week in Spanish classes.
We congratulate the following students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2022 National Spanish Exam:
Hannah Gardner, Cassidy Goodwin, Jolie Reznek, Nora Williams
Anna Aaron, Sam Ames, Eva Bell, Theo Burdick, Josie Dennis, Felix DiGeorge, Bella Discipio, Zach Edson, Lauren Evans, Rex Gleason, Lucia Gomez, Reese Hamlin, Ian Holmes, Jasper Holtzheimer, Clancy Killebrew, Taehan Kim, Sarah Lackley, Andrew McGuire, Krrish Mishra, Gabe Mucha, Liam Murphy, Sean Nam, Isaac Novosad, Alex Orsino, Hailey Pastel, Eleanor Press, Rachel Rockmore, Sadie Ross, Andrew Rudd, Tirza Savellano, Dylan Simpkins, Skylar Spiro, River Terami, Kat Tullar, Alex Valentino, Andrew Valentino, Nicholas Van Citters, Mya Veraka, Josh Warner, Owen Welch, Campbell White, Nandeesh Jain, Amara Fuchs, Julia Lawe, Jade Nigriny, Immy Sangha, and Eleanor Edson.
Sayan Bhattacharya, Christian Blix, Ada Callaway, Jack Gardner, Finn Gleeson, Lucian Gleiser, Noah Glenney, Michael Jia, Erin Kirkpatrick, Wyatt Lake, Allyson Lee, Diego Lee, Maeve Lee, Jessica Lobb, Elena Mierke, Frederick Mierke, Aaron Nyhan, Will Parker, Kavi Patel, Ian Press, Shayna Rockmore, Sydney Sandor, Oscar Solberg, Joshua Stearns, Peter Stover, Davey Tolliday, Emilia Torresani, Rhea Veerareddy, Ayla Wager
Nell Casey, Finn Duncan, Meg Frost, Ian Goldberg, Caroline Healy, Xavier Khan, Peter (Mack) Levy, Trevor Lichtenstein, Olivia Phipps, Sam Sacerdote, Owen Smith, Soren Stettenheim, Freddie Tagupa, Kate Valentino, and Liam Worden.
Eric Ashton, Riley McGuire, Amelia Berthold, Dill Eisendrath, Molly Hackett, Danielle Rudd, Nariya Tanoukhi-Bell, Lily Terry, Lily Versteeg, and Livy Trummel.
Students from HHS have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were supported by the following Spanish teachers:
Ray: Ana Utell, and Alma Garcia Barbosa
RMS: Rebecca Jones, Bethann Swartz, Silvia Hoffman, (Erin Madori and Sara Mills)
HHS: Penelope Prendergast, Eric Picconi, Jarrod Shaheen, and Jean Essex
Hanover High School - ARTS NIGHT
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Visual Arts Show, HHS Art Studio, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Mega Concert, HHS Gymnasium, starts at 7:00 pm
Hello! My name is Anna Healey and I am the new Council Secretary for the 2022-2023 School year.
We had our first meeting of New Council on Wednesday! Kavi Patel (‘24), the new Council Treasurer, brought the 2022-23 Budget Allocation, which would allocate requested funds to HHS clubs from the Council Co-Curricular Budget. After a few clarifying questions, the body decided to trust the Treasurer and club leaders and allocate the requested money by passing the motion.
Next, the Student Life Committee brought a Student Life Committee Bylaw Revision - 2021-2022. This motion would tweak Student Life’s responsibilities by adding the job of maintaining a Council Chalkboard. If the motion passes, a chalkboard will be put out every week to share what Council is currently working on and allow space for students to add their thoughts and opinions. The motion would also require the committee to meet with the Caf staff at least once quarterly to discuss student-Caf feedback. The meeting adjourned during discussion on the motion.
View the full agenda and minutes of Wednesday’s meeting. We meet from 11 to 11:50 am every Wednesday in the HHS Auditorium (vaccinated community members are encouraged to attend).
Anna Healey (Council Secretary)
Thank you to all who donated books and gear for Books4Zambia. We are going to extend it until June 1 in case folks could not get to it this past week. Drop off in the Atrium or email Beth for pick up.
Proud Senior Class Families: We are so excited for this crew of graduates. One way we would like to celebrate them is hosting a breakfast for the seniors on Wednesday, June 8. We want to make sure they have plenty to eat. View the sign up sheet for this treat for them, we could also use a couple volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up.
YIA will have community service opportunities all summer. Please follow our Instagram page and email Beth to get on the distribution list so you know what is coming up. June and other summer items will be on our calendar on June 1st.
Students on Stage (SOS) Show!
SOS will be performing the musical Ordinary Days June 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 in the Auditorium. Admission by donation. Due to language, we recommend this show for ages 14+. The student directors are Johnny Lang and Eli Cowie. Come see all of their hard work!
Videos from HHS Events
This last two week have been busy with school events, most of which were filmed and are available for you to watch!
Lillian Bailey Recitation Contest: This long-standing recitation contest is held in honor of Lillian Bailey, a teacher at Hanover High School from 1948-1985. All students taking US History were allowed to participate. Students selected poems, speeches, letters, diaries, and other words from American history and brought them to life through their recitations. Representatives from each US History class were invited to the final. The winners will be announced at the 9-11 class day awards. The Bailey family provides a class award.
Watch the Recitations: https://vimeo.com/714461723/
The Talent Show: The Talent Show returned to HHS on Thursday. Check it at: https://vimeo.com/714505749
HHS Orchestra: At lunch on Monday the HHS Orchestra treated us with a performance. Watch at: https://vimeo.com/714443836
Memorial Day: In lieu of our annual in person assembly, students watched a video-version in their Advisories. https://vimeo.com/714310532/
The HHS Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be joining forces with the Dartmouth Wind Ensemble. We will perform the show opener and a few other numbers with their group tonight, May 27th, 7:30 PM at the Hopkins Center. This first of its kind collaboration is part of a larger two day event, "Music Mexico Symposium." Please consider joining us at tonight's concert.
Thank you for your support of music at HHS.