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Weekly Announcements

HHS Principal's Weekly, September 29, 2023

From Our Principal

Hello All,

We hope to see many of you at Open House next week. It will be on October 5th at 5:30pm. Please come early to get your student’s schedule. Here is the link to the schedule.

We wanted to let you know early about graduation. In an effort to improve the end of year experience for our community, we have set HHS graduation for June 14th 2024 at 6:00pm. This change moves our graduation away from the Dartmouth graduation weekend. It allows us to announce the date earlier because it will not be impacted by snow days. This date ensures our seniors will meet the 175 day minimum without adjustment. Seniors will take their final assessments on the week of June 3-7. Senior events will be the week of June 10th. The Class Nights Awards Assembly for seniors will be on June 13th at 7:00pm. We are hopeful that this will be an improvement!

Our first annual fall spirit week/s will start with a pep rally on Monday, Oct. 2nd and culminate with our fall dance on Oct. 14th. We are excited to start this new tradition!

We have different schedules over the next two weeks.

The week of Oct. 2nd is linked here!

The week of Oct. 9th is linked here!


School News and Information

The Hanover High School Council needs YOU!  

Council has 4 open seats for community members who live in Hanover, Norwich, Lyme and other towns that send students to Hanover High School.

The Hanover High School Council is a representative, decision making body that includes staff, students and community members. 

There are a total of 5 Community Representatives on the Council.  

Community members are expected to attend weekly Council meetings and are also encouraged to join a Council Committee.- but this is not mandatory. Council meetings are on Wednesday, 11:00 to 11:50 am at the high school.

Serving as a Community Representative offers a unique and exciting opportunity to be an active participant in shared decision making and civic engagement that strives to include all members of the Hanover High School learning community.

Curious? Want to learn more? Have questions? Contact Linda Addante, Council Executive.

You are welcome to attend a Council meeting. Contact Linda Addante for more information.

After School Tutoring

Falling behind with your Schoolwork?

Email your school counselor or just stop in to see if this could be the tool you need!  

Begins Monday, 10/2, Room 127
Regular Schedule:
Monday 3-4 PM
Tuesday 3-4:30 PM
Thursday 3-4:30 PM

Questions? Please contact Associate Principal Dave Olson.

Counseling Department Updates

We encourage you to ask your students about their experiences in advisory! Advisory is our social emotional learning curriculum at HHS. The Counseling Department prepares our weekly advisory lessons, which target the CASEL competencies. During September, advisory groups focused on fostering connectedness within the group. Throughout the month of October, we will be focusing on self-awareness. Here is this week’s advisory lesson. Also in advisory this week, students taking the PSAT completed the necessary tech pre-registration steps.

Upcoming Counseling Department Dates & Events

  • Paying for College: Wednesday, October 4 at 6pm on Zoom

Meet with a financial aid expert from NHHEAF to learn essential information about how to pay for your student’s college education. Register in advance for this webinar here!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • School Day PSAT (no school for grades 9, 10 & 12): Wednesday, October 11 

  • AP Exam Registration window: Monday, October 2 - Friday, November 3

Hanover High School does not offer AP courses. Some HHS advanced level courses are AP-compatible, however, and the curriculum may include preparation for the national AP exams. As a courtesy to students who wish to demonstrate mastery of AP course content, HHS is an AP testing site. Students interested in taking AP exams are encouraged to ask their teachers whether their courses are AP-compatible. 

Each test costs $98 and must be paid for electronically by selecting the test(s) from within MealTime. Fee waivers are available for students with financial need. Partial refunds are available if the test is canceled by March 1; no refunds are available after this date. Click here for the AP exam registration form and instructions.

Seniors & families only:

  • Paying for College: Wednesday, October 4  6pm on Zoom

Meet with a financial aid expert from NHHEAF to learn essential information about how to pay for your student’s college education. Register in advance for this webinar here! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Here is a video recording of Wednesday’s Senior Family College Night.

  •  Here is the overview of the College Application Process for the class of 2024.

  • Deadlines to add/move your colleges into the “Applying” column in SCOIR: 

    • Applications due November 1: Weds, October 11
    • Applications due November 15: Weds, October 25
    • Applications due December 1: Fri, November 10
    • Applications due December 15: Mon, November 20
    • Applications due January 1-5: Fri, December 8 

Upcoming College Visits - Check SCOIR for times

Monday October 2

  • American University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Connecticut College

Tuesday October 3

  • Furman University
  • Union College
  • Brown University
  • Boston University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (virtual visit)

Wednesday October 4

  • Barnard College
  • University of New England
  • Lewis & Clark College

Thursday October 5

  • Northeastern University
  • Skidmore College
  • Washington and Lee University

There will be a Pep Rally in the Gym on Monday During Activity Period!!!

Students should walk to the gym after Advisory lunch to attend the Pep Rally.
Teams and Fall production performers will be announced.
The Pep Band will play.
Student Activities will be sharing the events of the next two weeks, how to earn points for your class, and information about the dance on Oct. 14th.
Free t-shirts will be launched.
Come join the fun!
Clubs will not be meeting during Activity Period.

Please wear class colors to show your school spirit, and sit with your class in the gym!

(12th graders in section closest to the hall entrance, 9th graders in section closest to outdoor entrance, 11th and 12th should sit in between the two with 11th grade beside 12th grade)

12th grade: Black
11th grade: White
10th grade: Red/Maroon
9th grade: Blue
Staff: Wear HHS Staff t-shirts!

Room in Drivers Ed!

Please be advised that R and R Driving School has made some changes to our October 16th morning session. We have changed the days of classes to be M,T,W and times to be 6am-7:45am. There is still time to enroll for any student aged 15 years 9 months or older by October 16th.

Notes from the Health Office

HHS impetigo alert ~Impetigo (im-peh-TIE-go) is a bacterial skin infection that is most common in young children, but it can affect any age. Our Health Office and a well-known local pediatrician have seen a number of cases of this highly contagious skin infection recently. Be on the lookout!! 

In general, impetigo is a mild skin infection caused by one or both of the following bacteria: group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus. It can occur anywhere on the body but most often affects exposed skin, such as around the nose and mouth or on arms and legs. The bacteria can easily spread to others if someone touches the sores or comes into contact with fluid from them. Impetigo is treated with antibiotics, either topical or oral. 

Close contact with another person with impetigo is the most common risk factor for spread. For example, if someone has impetigo, the bacteria often spreads to other people within a household, sports team, weight room, locker room, between/among couples. If your student plays a sport that involves pads, spray them at home with a diluted bleach solution and wash the jerseys frequently. 

If your student tells you about crusty looking itchy patches on their skin, be on the lookout for  possible impetigo. Or, if you know a friend of your student has an active infection and there has been mutual hang out time, be alert for these -at first- seemingly benign skin eruptions. Last, correctly diluted bleach sprayed onto suspicious surfaces (such as sports pads, not directly on skin!), along with quality laundry detergent for clothing, can kill the bacteria.

SO…1) wash hands with antibacterial soap often; 2) if you have an itchy, suspicious patch of skin, spreading, beginning to weep, or crust over, call your doctor; 3) wear loose fitting clothing covering the lesions while the infection is healing to protect others or spread on your own skin. 

~ HHS Health Office RNs 

Footlighters Fall Play


October 26, 27, 28 at 7PM, HHS Auditorium

Reserve tickets at:

Reach out to Yuliya Ballou with questions.