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HHS Principal's Weekly, May 17, 2024

Important Dates

Saturday May 18th–Prom

Friday May 24th– Memorial Day Assembly (Slightly adjusted schedule)

Friday's adjusted schedule, please call the high school for a hard copy.  603-643-3431

Saturday May 25th–Unified Prom

Monday May 27th– Memorial Day No School

Wednesday May 29th– Art Show 5-7 and Mega Concert HHS Gym 7:00

Monday June 3rd–  Friday June 7th–Senior Exams

Wednesday June 5th– Awards for 9th-11th Grades

Friday June 7th– Seniors assignments last chance to turn anything in by 3:00pm

Thursday June 13th–Senior Class Night HHS Gym 7:00

Friday June 14th– Graduation 6:00 HHS Turf Field

 

Message from our Principal

Hello All,

I have been asked about our student clubs recently and I wanted to share with you the guidelines we, and hopefully most public schools in the United States, follow. 

When approving clubs at HHS, we refer to the federal government’s  EAA (Equal Access Act) of 1984. This law, passed by Congress, gives us guidance on how to deal with non-curriculum high school clubs. A 1990 supreme court case, the Board of Westside Community Schools vs. Mergens, further helps us understand this law. You are welcome to read about both, but based on my education, reading, and literature review, if we allow one non-curricular club to exist at HHS we need to allow all others to exist. If we choose to not approve one club our only answer is to shut them all down. We are also given guidance about the advisor’s roles in these clubs. Club advisors are to serve in a supporting role and can not be from outside the school. The sage on the stage who is running the whole operation is not allowed. The law according to my interpretation is very clear about these issues. 

We do, however, have district policy regarding school-affiliated social media accounts and we are working with all clubs and teams to distance non-approved social media from the school. If an account exists without our approval, we do not want it tied to us.   

As a democratic high school Hanover High, is a learning laboratory for our students. Unlike many high schools, our students have a real voice in decision-making. Like Council, our student-led clubs and activities provide spaces for our students to pursue their interests, learn authentically, and practice discourse. And like Council, clubs are another space where we help students practice their speech as they learn to express themselves and examine different ideas. Like adults, our students don’t always get it right. And when they don’t, those conversations are important learning moments.  If a generation of young people graduate with the ability to engage more civilly and don’t shy away from issues that plague our country and world, maybe they will show us a better path forward.

 

Here is our club list for the 2023/2024 school year:

 

CLUB LIST AT HHS 23-24 School Year
ACAPELLA
AEROSPACE & AVIATION CLUB
AFFINITY FOR ANIMALS
ART OPEN STUDIO
BAKING CLUB
BARBERSHOP QUARTET SINGING CLUB
BIKE CLUB
BIPOC AFFINITY SPACE
BROADSIDE (newspaper)
CHESS CLUB
COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB
CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
DEBATE CLUB
DECA
DIVERSITY CLUB
END OF SILENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB
EXAMINING CINEMATIC GENRE CLUB
EXERCISE CLUB
FASHION CLUB
FEMINISM CLUB
FOOTLIGHTERS
FRENCH CLUB
FRIENDS OF SZAMOTULY CLUB
GIRLS WHO CODE
HANOVER ESPORTS
HANOVER HISTORY CLUB
HANOVER POLO CLUB
HEART 2 HEART
HHS ART FOR EDUCATION
HHS FIGURE SKATING CLUB
HHS GARDEN CLUB
HHS GERMAN CLUB
HHS POLITICS CLUB
HHS SLAVIC CLUB
HHS THEATERGOERS CLUB
IMPROV CLUB
INDOOR SPORTS CLUB
INVESTMENT CLUB
JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE CLUB
JESUS CLUB
JEWISH CULTURE CLUB
KINDNESS CLUB
LEADERSHIP/JROTC
LOST LANGUAGES CLUB
MAGIC: THE GATHERING CLUB
MANIC PROGRAMMERS
MATH TEAM
MEDICAL INTERESTS GROUP
MICROFINANCE CLUB
MINDFULNESS ACTIVITY CLUB
MODEL UN
MOVIE MAKING CLUB
MUSIC ACTIVITIES (Open Practice/Rehearsals)
NEURODIVERSITY CLUB
ORIGAMI CLUB
OUTING CLUB
PEN OF IRON (HHS Art and Lit Magazine)
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
QUIZ BOWL
RAINBOW ALLIANCE CLUB
REFUGEE CLUB
ROCK CLIMBING CLUB
SCHOOL STORE CLUB
SCIENCE FICTION TABLETOP GAMING CLUB
SEWING CLUB
SHE'S THE FIRST
SHIRT CLUB
SQUASH CLUB
STAGE MAGIC CLUB
STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE
STUDENTS ON STAGE
TEXTILE CLUB
THE HOT TAKE
THE RAPID ROUND-UP TIMES
TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY
UNICEF CLUB
UV CUISINES (Try new foods)
WAATS (Unified Program)
WARHAMMER 40K
WHARTON GLOBAL HIGH SCHOOL INVESTMENT COMPETITION
WOMAN UP
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
YEARBOOK
YOUTH CONNECTION STEERING COMMITTEE
YOUTH IN ACTION

 


School News and Information

HHS Student Art Show!!!! 

Wednesday, May 29
5-7 PM
Just before the Mega Concert

 


Congratulations Eli Hoffer

Congrats to Senior Eli Hoffer who is a national semi-finalist in the National Student Auditions sponsored by the National Association of the Teachers of Singing  and will be heading to Nashville in June to compete! He is the voice student of Julie Ness.


Counseling Department Updates

This spring in Advisory, our curriculum has targeted responsible decision-making skills. Students have engaged in a range of activities, from a 9th grade “Survivor” themed game, to more reflective discussions around how they make choices in difficult situations. Here are the lessons from this unit: Quarter 3 Reflection9: Responsible Decision Making 110-12: Responsible Decision Making 1Responsible decision making 2. This week, we began our unit on self-management skills. Self-management skills are the ability to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations; the ability to set and achieve goals; and the capacities to delay gratification, manage stress, and feel motivation and agency to accomplish individual and shared goals. Here is this week’s lesson.

 

Juniors

The March school day SAT scores are available on your CollegeBoard account. Reach out to the College Board if you are having difficulty accessing your scores.

Please complete your parent surveys in SCOIR! The information you share in this survey will help your student’s school counselor write a strong letter of recommendation for your student. Here is information for locating the survey in your parent account.

Granite Edvance is offering an Applying to College 101 Zoom info session on Tuesday, Tuesday, May 21 6:00-7:00 PMHigh school juniors and their families will learn about the college admission process. We’ll cover how to build your college list and questions to ask on a college tour. We’ll also discuss college essay pointers, the application timeline, and the basics of financial aid. REGISTER HERE. For additional Granite Edvance webinars throughout the summer and upcoming school year, please check the website.

 

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. 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.

Seniors & Families Only

Let us know your plans for next year! If you applied to college this year, please login to your SCOIR account to indicate the admissions outcomes for each of your applications. If you are not attending college next year, please email your counselor to let us know your plans!

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!

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.

 

Granite Edvance is offering Zoom workshops to help with your transition to college!

Paying for College 101 Zoom info session, Tuesday, May 21, 6:00–8:00p.m.
This webinar covers the next steps after students receive their financial aid offers from colleges. We’ll break down the different components of the offer letter, explain how to compare multiple offers, and explore options for covering college costs. Attendees are encouraged to have their offer letter(s) available if possible. REGISTER HERE.


Transition to College Zoom info session, Thursday, May 30, 4:00–5:30p.m.
Receive valuable advice from current college faculty and staff to help you prepare for this transition. Explore topics including campus activities, campus resources, financial aid, and work-study, and get a jump start on checklist items for this summer! REGISTER HERE.

Paying for College 101 Zoom info session, Thursday, June 6, 6:00–8:00p.m. REGISTER HERE.