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Weekly Announcements

HHS Principal's Weekly, January 12, 2024


From Our Principal

Hello All,

Exam week is underway! 

Here is the exam schedule.

We expect the days to run smoothly, but if the weather has other plans….

If there is a DELAY on an exam day:

  • Exams in the first block will move to the third block of the same day. 
  • The first exam of the day will be the second block
  • Admin will work to arrange rooms and proctoring coverage
  • Exam locations will be posted on Schoology and the monitors in the building

If there is a school CANCELLATION on an exam day:

  • The exams on the day that is canceled will be moved to end of the exam period (Monday 1/22/24)
    • If there is one cancellation, semester 2 will start with a four day week (it will be our typical missing Monday schedule)
  • If there is more than one cancellation in the exam period those exams will move to the next day at the end of the exam period (Tuesday 1/23/24)
    • If there are two cancellations, semester 2 will start with a regular Wednesday schedule

School News and Information

Save the date: Feb. 1,2,3 @ 7pm, Hanover HS Auditorium

HHS Footlighters Theatre Program Presents a North American premiere of a modern Ukrainian play by Nina Zakhozhenko "I'm Fine" with original music by Tommy Crawford.  Directed by Amanda Rafuse. Student band live on stage!

Sara Garr - Dasha
Matt Della Croce - Sasha
Liam Kelly-Thompson - Mike
Catherine Anderson - Chorus /US Dasha
Izzy Doubleday - Chorus/US Liza
Gabriel Huyck - Chorus/US Sasha
Ray Menkov - Chorus /US Mike

Tickets available to the general public at

Refugee Club Winter Clothing Drive

Support refugees in Vermont and New Hampshire by donating winter clothing! Drop off any warm winter clothes to Larry Holdsworth at the front desk in the atrium. The deadline is January 19th! Email Ian Holmes and Alex Orsino if you have any questions. 

-Refugee Club


Yearbook orders are open! Go to 

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

Cram Sessions in the Help Hub!

Open all Finals Week

Tuesday: Science Focus
Thursday: Math Focus

8-10:00, 10:30-12:30, 1-3:00

Come by yourself, bring a group from a class - we'll be here to help!

Counseling Department Updates

11th Grade Kickoff to College Night: January 29th 6 PM on Zoom: Join us on Zoom for a panel discussion about the college application process. HHS counselors and admissions officers from Colby-Sawyer, UNH and Dartmouth will share essential information and answer your questions. We will send out the Zoom link closer to the event.


Opportunities for students

The Vermont Dual Enrollment Program enables Vermont juniors and seniors to take up to two FREE college courses for both college and high school credit! Spring semester course enrollment is open at participating Vermont colleges. See your school counselor to learn more about this opportunity! 


River Valley Community College Bridge2College Program offers 10th-12th graders 2 FREE college courses each year through the Governor’s Scholarship program. Registration is open for the spring semester. See your school counselor to learn more about this opportunity! 

The Challenging Academically Talented Students (CAT) program offers high school learners the ability to enroll in UNH courses to get a head-start on college by earning UNH credits. Start your journey at UNH and preview the CATS application  today. It's free to apply. See your school counselor to learn more!

This doc of Job/Volunteer/Internship Opportunities is posted to all classes’ Schoology pages and is updated regularly. Check back often, if your student is seeking opportunities to get involved! 


Hypertherm Associates will be hosting Girls Technology Day on April 5, 2024 from 9:00am – 1:15pm including lunch.  This event will include opportunities for plasma cutting, tours, hands on activities and a career panel.


Any students in 9th or 10th grade with an interest in Science Technology Engineering and Math are welcome to apply using this form Girls Technology Day application or the attached QR code. Attendance is limited so students must apply no later than February 16th 

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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!


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 is due February 1st! The  VSAC Scholarship booklet describes many scholarships available to Vermonters, and the applicaion can be started. 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.