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Weekly Announcements

HHS Principal's Weekly, January 19, 2024

Hello All,

Semester one DONE.

A new semester begins on Monday with a regular schedule. 

Have a great weekend!

School News and Information


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

TONIGHT!  An opening to celebrate the following students who have work 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

And for more Hanover High student art in our community……

k-12 Student Art Show at the Howe Jan 5 - feb 1


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


Quinn Trombley


Matt Della Croce


Liam Kelly-Thompson


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


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.

Science students!

 Now that exams are done, are you starting to think about summer? There are many STEM programs in the area and region, in diverse fields from Engineering, Health and Medicine to Environmental Science, Astronomy… and lots more. Take a look at this 2024 Summer STEM programs database, which is updated regularly. Some application deadlines are in January.

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.


Sophomore Meeting season is here! Sophomore meetings are an opportunity for 10th graders and their families to meet with their 10-12 school counselors to get to know one another better, reflect on their high school experiences thus far, and begin planning for 11th & 12th grade and beyond. Please respond to your school counselors’ email reach-outs and schedule your family’s sophomore meeting!


Opportunities for students

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.


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. Attendance is limited so students must apply no later than February 16th 


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! 


Upcoming visits

High Mountain Institute is a semester school and gap year provider based in Leadville, Colorado with a focus on backpacking, skiing, and outdoor recreation. A Representative will be visiting HHS on Tuesday 1/23 during lunch. Interested students are encouraged to stop by their display in the Atrium or see their counselor for more information.


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 corrected 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 application 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.