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HHS Principal's Weekly, January 5, 2024

Hello All,

It was a pleasure to host the ceremony for Anisa Rasooli and Geeti Roeen as it gave many of us a chance to reflect. We all walked away from the event with different thoughts, but here are a few of mine.

  • We are so lucky that members of our staff and students have worked hard to make connections with people in our local government and made them feel welcome during their past visits. Their warmth and flexibility have given the rest of us the chance to witness amazing events like these. Lucky us!
  • We live in a place where we all have rights so thoroughly established that they can sometimes be taken for granted, but we were reminded this is not the case for everyone and we have to work hard to not just maintain, but improve our country and the world for all.  
  • We heard from many people, but I was particularly impressed by Anisa Rasooli, Geeti Roeen and Nazir Ekhlass, their translator. All are natives of Afghanistan. The two judges were incredibly humble, resilient, gracious and incredible. I really appreciated how they understood all the people, women and men who helped to make their country stronger and all the people who helped them in the U.S. Even though they are “mighty” humans, it was clear they understood that we do not stand alone. We are propped up by each other and we need everyone to help make meaningful change in our communities. And Ekhlass was a superhuman in his ability to translate accurately and effectively to us. The seven giants image was my favorite!
  • We also heard about a web of human connections that was established well before 2021. This web allowed Anisa Rasooli and Geeti Roeen to end up in our auditorium yesterday. It was a story about the power of humanity. The power to work towards something larger than ourselves. The power of empathy and connection. It is a superpower we all possess and if used, can move mountains by winning the hearts and minds of people. 
  • I also feel so lucky to be involved in the field of education. The true competence of the people speaking in our auditorium yesterday was on full display. We are training our future generation to be competent, connected, and empathetic. True purpose. Lucky!


The schedule next week is a bit different because exams start on Friday. The exam schedule is here!

Screenshot of the schedule, please call the HHS front office for a paper copy at 603-643-3431

School News and Information


Support Our High School Shop Program!

As we gear up for an exciting second semester in the shop program, we're reaching out to the community for a little assistance. If you have any unused or leftover hardwood lumber gathering dust in your garage or barn, we would greatly appreciate your generous donation to help fuel the creativity of our budding carpenters! Please email if you have wood you would be willing to donate to the program. Thanks for your support!

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


Youth in Action

The Youth in Action volunteer opportunities are a little sparse this month because of exams. We should be back in full swing in February. Reach out to if you have any ways to help out the community that you are excited about.

Counseling Department Updates

9th grade counselors met with students in PE classes on Wednesday to  review students’ YouScience aptitudes and interest profiles and explore associated career pathways. Students emailed parents their full 30+ YouScience report. We encourage you to review these with your students!


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. 


Opportunities for students

Students interested in exploring a career in HVAC can attend FREE Saturday HVAC101 Classes this Winter and Spring at Manchester Community College. The classes are free and all textbooks and materials are free. Students will receive three college credits when they’ve completed the course. Check out the HVAC Program video! Students can speak with their counselor for more information.


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

Where There Be Dragons offers immersive Summer and Gap Year Programs

for students aged 15-22 seeking an alternative to mainstream travel. Small

group adventures are mentored by expert instructors and offer homestays,

language learning, rugged travel, and more! Programs are offered in Asia, Latin America,

Africa, and North America. Dragons will be visiting Hanover High School on Tuesday 1/9 during lunchtime. Students can stop by the Dragons’ table in the Atrium for more information, or see their counselor.


Seniors & Families Only

Scholarship & Award OpportunitiesThis resource list is our HHS repository. It is updated monthly throughout the fall, then weekly in the spring semester. Seniors also have access to this document on their class Schoology page. Check it often!


Current College Application Process to-dos:

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.

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:


Council This Week

This week in Council, discussion was finished on the Course Concern Form Revision Motion brought by the Curriculum Committee which promotes a dialogue between students and teachers by eliminating the course complaint form. The Handbook revision passed. As with all Handbook revisions they need to be passed by Council and Admin in order to create the change. Stay tuned!

Have a great weekend.

New FAQ for Students & Families!

We have developed new Student and Family pages to answer some of our most frequently asked questions. You can access them from the top of our home page by clicking on either Families or Students. 


Also, did you know that Hanover High is on social media? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram

And remember to follow Hanover Bears while you’re there! 




Cram Sessions!

Come to the Help Hub to prepare for midterms!