There is a great deal of excitement in our building in anticipation of the break. We hope all of our students enjoy the time off.
Every once in a while, I like to reach out to our kids and families with a safety message. We spend a great deal of time together as a community and enjoy each other's company. We love hearing about the hopes and dreams of our students. We are incredibly proud to be part of their growth and the journey towards a future they imagine.
The older I get however, the more aware I become of the obstacles along the way and how fragile life can be. None of us want to see anything get in the way of a bright future and while we cannot clear every barrier out of the way, we do take precautions, like wearing bike helmets, learning how to swim, wearing seatbelts, discussing how to treat people respectfully and noticing when other people are in distress.
Students, we would like to remind you to seek out people who encourage and support your health and well-being. We have many adults at school who can aid in this process and give you suggestions. You just need to reach out.
Parents, I would like to provide the following suggestions that might help limit obstacles around underage drinking/substance use:
- Have a discussion with your young person about your expectations around substance use. Teenagers are less likely to engage in risky behaviors if parental expectations are clear.
- Provide parties and suggestions for activities that are substance-free.
- Provide transportation to and from student gatherings.
- Take part in your young person's preparation for those gatherings.
- Ensure that your teenager leaves your house sober and comes home sober.
- Wait up for your teenager. A teenager is least likely to binge drink if a parent is waiting for them.
- Oftentimes "sleeping out" provides young people with the opportunity to use substances without their parents knowing. Limit sleepovers to family friends where you are assured that a parent will be greeting your teenager when they come "home.”
- If your teenager is going to a party, speak with the family who is hosting the party and ask if it is a substance-free party.
- Have the expectation that your teenager will not attend a party where underage drinking is allowed/encouraged.
- Even when it is a “special occasion,” family norms should still apply.
As parents, I am one too, we are all in this together. We are shaping our future community. The more we talk to each other the better. Don’t be shy.
For the students, know that you are loved. LOVED!
Have a great break,
SPRING SPORTS REGISTER NOW
Spring sports registration is 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 winter sports can be found at Hanover High School Spring Sports Information.
Please reach out to the Athletic Department at 603-643-0655 or nikkiboyle@
for next year will occur via students’ PowerSchool portal between 2/27 – 3/3. All students have been asked to schedule an appointment with their Counselor to assist in the process.
Paid Summer Internship at CRREL!
CRREL will be offering the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
This paid opportunity is for a high-school junior with an aptitude for math and science.
Application due March 10, 2023 and the package must include:
- SEAP application form (attached)
- Signed recommendation form from teacher and/or counselor (attached)
- Copy of current high school transcript
- Only completed applications will be considered and will need to be submitted via e-mail to Michele.B.Hammond@usace.army.
Environmental Club Event
The Hanover High School Environmental Club is co-sponsoring the Mascoma Audubon Society’s Nature Series Talks, the second of which will be held in Hanover High School’s library on Tuesday, February 21. At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, naturalist and author Ted Levin "sheltered in place” at his beloved “Coyote Hollow” in the hinterlands of Thetford, VT. In those early pandemic days, he began keeping a daily nature journal. At the urging of friends, he turned his ruminations into a blog called Homeboy at Home During the Corona Virus. Those daily missives now have turned into a book tentatively titled The Solace of Sunrise, thoughts about "falling in love with the seasons on the stage outside your front door.”
Please join members of NH Audubon’s Mascoma Chapter in Hanover High School’s library on Tuesday, February 21 as Ted reads and discusses excerpts from his forthcoming book. The event begins at 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.
Community Service Team had a winning season serving many organizations since October including the Upper Valley Humane Society, Listen Services, David’s House, Cradle and Crayon, and Special Needs Support Center - to name a few. Our season has ended but the season of volunteering never ends. It is always a good time to be kind, to go out of our comfort zone to help another. If you’re having a bad day or week, spend some time visiting a shut-in or helping at a shelter; see if Spark!, the Haven, Listen Services, Listen Community Dinner, David’s House, or any other nonprofit organization could use your help. You will find the intrinsic value of giving your time can make any day brighter.
My apologies for issues with the calendar sent out last week. This link has been tested multiple times and should work without issue, however, a box might pop up as a reminder not to type over an existing entry. Of course, please let me know if you have any issues.
Lastly, YIA was selected as the recipient of the February Hannaford Bloom for Good donation. YIA receives a portion of the Bloom for Good flower sales made at the West Lebanon location.
Enjoy the break and come back ready to volunteer throughout the Upper Valley.
Order a Yearbook!
Online yearbook orders are open. Go to: https://store.shopyearbook.
Parent Ads for Seniors!
Parent Ads: Go to Picaboo to purchase and design your parent ad. Parent ads go at the end of the yearbook and are a message you send to your child or to the class of 2023. Learn about purchasing and designing your ad. Parent Ads are due March 31, 2023 and cannot be accepted after that date.
This week Council had a discussion about the Powerschool Motion that was proposed to CPP. This motion will make it so that Powerschool is only accessible for students and parents between Friday at 3 pm and Monday at 8 am, every other week. Although Council was unable to vote on the motion because as of now, it is not considered in our jurisdiction, CPP wanted to hear student perspective on the matter. Although many students expressed their belief in the intent of the motion, many felt that it would not solve the excessive stress that exists at HHS around grades and would instead be attempting to solve the problem in the wrong way. Council then passed the Religious Holidays Motion granting students who need to miss school to celebrate a religous holiday a one week extension on any of the work that they will miss, as long as they give their teachers notice by using a Golden Rod.
Council will meet after break on Wednesday from 11:00-11:50 in the HHS auditorium. The full agenda and minutes of Wednesday’s meeting will be found here.
Have a restful and fun break!
- Anna (Secretary) and Shayna (Public Relations Officer)