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Weekly Announcements

HHS Principal's Weekly February 16, 2024

From Administration

Hello All,

The junior class is hosting the snowball dance on Saturday from 7-9pm. This is a semi-formal event.

Enjoy the warm weather this weekend!


School News and Information


Student Art On Exhibit at AVA Gallery from Jan 19-Feb 10

The following students are currently featured in the AVA Gallery Annual High School Art Exhibition:

Jewelry:  Lucia Gomez, Nina Hescock

Digital: Gabe Mucha 

Photography: Spiros Markwood 

Mixed media:  Charlotte Stone, Claire Kull

Printmaking:  Selah Cheng

Drawing:  Josie Dennis 

Painting: Atlas Warren-Lutes


Yearbook orders are open! Go to 

9th Grade Parents:

Please be aware that there is no separate form for Open Campus permission. Open Campus is part of the yearly registration form that you fill out in PowerSchool every August. Email helpdesk@hanovernorwichschools if you have questions. 

Just for Seniors:

Seniors get a few special sections in the yearbook including a 3rd of a page senior section, the ability to submit an alternative portrait, and to choose a senior prediction. All of these items are supposed to be completed by students. A senior class meeting will be held in November where students will learn about all of these items. 


Senior Due Dates:

Learn more about senior yearbook items


Senior Section:

February 1, 2024

Senior Prediction:

1 week after email is sent out

Senior Portrait:

April 15, 2024

Just for Senior Parents:

Senior parents have the option of creating a parent ad in the yearbook. Parent ads go at the end of the yearbook and are a message you send to your child or to the class of 2024. Go to Picaboo to purchase and design your parent ad or learn about purchasing and designing your ad. Parent Ads are due April 15, 2024  and cannot be accepted after that date.


Questions? Email Jessica Eakin:

Footlighters Announcement

It's not too late to sign up to do some Spring Shakespeare at Northern Stage.  Here is the description and this is the link (but one has to scroll down to get to Shakespeare)

“Beware the Ides of March…”
Political unrest and protests in the streets. Feuding influencers and rampant misinformation. Ancient Rome has never felt so close to home…Join us for YES Company’s production of the original political thriller, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Full of action, intrigue and conspiracy – not to mention some of the most memorable speeches in the English language – YES’s Caesar is a wonderful opportunity for young actors to dig into Shakespeare’s language from a decidedly modern perspective. This production places Caesar and his rivals in a world of TikTok and Instagram, and asks us all to consider who we follow and how far we’ll go to protect an idea. Adapted and Directed by Robert David Grant (Northern Stage’s Macbeth and King Lear), this production is open to students grades 6-12. Rehearsal and Performance Dates: March 12 – April 14, 2024

For more info: (rehearsal calendar is included, scholarships are available) If you have any questions please reach out to Yuliya Ballou, Footlighters Advisor: or  to Director of Education at Northern Stage, Rob Grant:


Spring sports registration is now open through FinalForms.  If your student plans to play a spring sport, please register as soon as possible.  Spring sports begin their seasons in mid- March.  Registration is open until March 1.  


If your student has participated in athletics at HHS this school year or already registered on FinalForms, simply log into your parent FinalForms account, choose the spring sport, make sure all the information is up-to-date and pay the registration fee.  If you have not used FinalForms (new athletic registration system as of Fall 2022), you will need to set up an account to register your student.  More detailed information on registration and spring sports can be found at Hanover High School Spring Sports Information.  


Please reach out to the Athletic Department at 603-643-0655 if you have any questions.  



Megan Sobel

YA Black History Month Reading Challenge 

The Howe Library is hosting a YA Black History Month Reading Challenge for teens ages 12-19.  

To participate, read any book by a Black Author or on Black History. Then, complete an entry form and review on their website and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free book! You can learn more details about this reading challenge on their website:

You can choose any book on Black history by a Black author that you like, including a book you’re reading for school. On the Howe’s website you will also find some great suggestions about what to read for the challenge. Of course, you can also always ask your friendly librarians for suggestions!


Congratulations to Sayan Bhattacharya, Felix DiGeorge and Alex Orsino who are representing Hanover High School at the New Hampshire Jazz All-State Festival this weekend at Pinkerton Academy.


TRI-TOWN JAZZ NIGHT at HHS - This Tuesday, February 13th at 7PM.  Come cheer on your very own HHS Jazz Band as we welcome the  Lebanon and Hartford jazz ensembles to join us for this must see and hear jazz spectacular.  Admission by donation at the door.


March 5-6    HHS Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra - HHS Auditorium  7PM

March 20     HHS and RMS Band Concert - HHS Auditorium 7PM

March 28     Acapalooza - HHS Auditorium 7PM

May 9-12     Footlighers Production of Mean Girls

May 29        Mega Concert 


The Upper Valley High School Trails Corps

The Upper Valley High School Trails Corps is happening this Summer for high school age students (14-18)! Participants will join the UVTA staff on local trails to learn about trail building, conservation and trail stewardship by working with professional trail builders.

If you're looking for an awesome, educational-outdoor opportunity for the Summer (that also looks great on a college application) this is the program for them! 

Learn more about the program and apply!  

Visit to learn more about the Upper Valley Trails Alliance.


Youth in Action

Please sign up for the February Youth in Action events! 

Counseling Department Updates

This week’s advisory lesson focused on boundaries. We encourage you to continue this conversation at home!

Our department is focused on connecting with all students this winter. Through a brief check-in form the Counseling Department is screening students to ensure that every student feels safe at school and has at least one trusted adult. We will follow up individually with any students who request a follow-up meeting, or who indicate that either they do not feel safe at school, or that they do not have a trusted adult in their life. Counseling plans to offer optional small group counseling around specific topics during Study Flex. We are using our check-in form to identify interested students and topics of choice.

We began our future planning work with all juniors last week. Here is the information we presented to all juniors in their Science classes. Thank you to all who joined us on Monday evening for the Kick-off to College night! Junior families, please schedule a family meeting with your student’s school counselor to discuss future plans. 


Opportunities for Students and Families

Dartmouth Health Vaping & Tobacco Education Webinar February 27, from 6-7 PM. During this free educational opportunity for parents and caregivers, presenters will explain what vaping is and the dangers of vaping, including brief cannabis information. They will also provide examples of what the products look like, review current trends around vaping, and discuss ways to support youth who vape or who are at high risk of vaping. Presenters will provide quitting resources and share evidence-based conversation starters for talking to youth around substance misuse. Register.


Health Care Volunteer Opportunity available through the Daring to Care Program at Mt Ascutney Hospital. This is a seven-week volunteer summer program for rising juniors and seniors to explore the healthcare field. The online application is available until May 2, 2024. Space is limited to 8 students.


VSAC College and Career Pathways Event March 23

Families are invited to join in-person at the UVM Davis Center or online via Zoom to take part in live workshops, discover free resources, and connect with local experts to help prepare for education or training after high school. Here is  VSAC’s College & Career Pathways schedule.


9th and 10th Graders

9th and 10th grade girls with an interest in STEM are invited to apply to Hypertherm’s Girls Technology Day on April 5, 9:00 AM -1:15 PM.  This event will include opportunities for plasma cutting, tours, hands on activities and a career panel. Apply through this application by February 



Paid Summer Internship Opportunity at CRREL: The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) is proud to sponsor the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) to provide a unique opportunity to area high-school juniors with an aptitude for math and science. Direct your students to the Schoology post for application requirements. 


Early College

Vermont’s Early College program enables Vermont seniors to complete their last year of high school and their first year of college at the same time. Students earn free college credits that also count toward graduation from HHS. Students enroll in a full-time college course load each semester, and are also able to participate in HHS activities such as sports and prom. Priority admission deadline May 1, 2024. See your school counselor if you are interested in this program. The McClure Free Degree Promise is a pathway to a free associate degree for

Vermonters who complete the CCV Early College program and then continue with full-time enrollment at CCV to complete the second year of their associate degree. 

Opportunities for Families

Seniors & Families Only: Futuring Planning To-Dos

Apply for Scholarships and Awards to fund your future plans. 

This Scholarship & Award Opportunities list will be updated weekly throughout the spring semester. Seniors also have access to this document on their class Schoology page. Check it often! In addition, we have hard copies of financial aid and scholarship resources are available to students in the Counseling Office. Students can stop by to browse the selection!


Complete the FAFSA.

The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. The FAFSA is an application for aid money to help pay for college, and the 24-25 form can be found at Here again is the information about the FAFSA that was emailed to you earlier this week. 

Help is available to complete the FAFSA!

New Hampshire families: Granite Edvance (formally known NHHEAF) is hosting FAFSA Financial Aid filing events at River Valley Community College. Students and families are invited to register for individual in-person assistance and support. Here is the link to register.

Vermont families: VSAC offers individual appointments in person and over Zoom for both creating your FSA ID and completing the FAFSA. Here is the link to schedule an appointment.


Vermont families: The VSAC scholarship application deadline is extended to March 1! The  VSAC Scholarship booklet describes many scholarships available to Vermonters, and the application can be started here. We also have hardcopies of these in the Counseling Department. We urge you to carefully review this resource for scholarship opportunities!


Keep SCOIR Updated

Please keep the “My College” section current! Ensure that colleges are correctly sorted into “applying” or “applied. This is how I continued to know where to send things like your transcript, quarter 1 grades, recommendation letters, list of senior year courses etc…


Keep Submitting your Applications

Monitor your application deadlines and submit your apps on time! Let me know if you have any questions about your specific applications.


Send Official Test Scores Through CollegeBoard or ACT (if applicable)

Next on the list is sending your official test scores(SAT, ACT,AP) through the College Board or ACT. If you have chosen to apply anywhere where you are submitting test scores, you will need to send official results from CollegeBoard or ACT directly to a given college. This can be done electronically through the links above.  


Monitor Each Individual College Application Portal

Every college you apply to will provide you with a login to set up an applicant portal after you apply. Create that applicant portal! This is how you will receive updates from your schools (including admissions decisions!) and schools may also request additional information. Please let me know if any documents are appearing in your portals as missing.