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Hello HHS Community,

We had 35 citizens from 24 countries become U.S. citizens today at HHS. Our auditorium became a federal courtroom and Judge Landya McCafferty presided over the ceremony. What an honor and privilege it was to have our juniors and seniors witness the ceremony. The court staff was nothing but complimentary of our student body. The Constitutional Law class made welcome signs for every citizen in their native language. It is a pleasure to spend our days with the young adults of HHS.

Thank you!

Julie Stevenson




Alzheimer’s Presentation

Kelsey Lefevre will be presenting on the social and biological implications of Alzheimer’s next Friday 9/16 from 12:50-1:25 in the health room.  This presentation includes introductory information about Alzheimer’s disease including the impact of Alzheimers, risk factors, and warning signs. We will also go over what resources exist and ways that students can get involved with the fight to end Alzheimer’s. It also includes a discussion about brain health and stress, first discussing basic information about the brain and then looking at how chronic stress can lead to physiological symptoms. Included are examples of mental health resources and resilience factors that can be used to mitigate the effect of stress on the body. The presentation will end with a game of Kahoot and prizes!

Offered in conjunction with the Upper Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 1.   Step up, step out and help make a difference. Visit act.alz.org/uppervalley


Career Opportunity

A Representative from the United States Air Force will be in the school to discuss Career Opportunities with interested students. There will be a table set up in the Atrium on Tuesday September 13, 2022 from 1100-1200pm.


 

DHMC Program

DHMC is offering a free program starting in October called Staying Connected To Your Teen. It's a very good, evidence based curriculum offered by the New Hampshire Teen Institute designed to help people parent their teens. The program runs on Tuesdays from October 4 - November 1.  Here is a link to the event: https://events.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/event/staying-connected-to-your-teen-series/ [events.dartmouth-hitchcock.org]

9th Grade Parent Night September 13 5:30-6:30

Please join us in the Hanover High auditorium Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30-6:30 for 9th Grade Parent Night, with optional tours of the building from 5:00-5:30. A panel of upperclass students will discuss what it is like to be a 9th grader at HHS and will answer audience questions. Topics we hope to cover include:
  • Differences between 8th and 9th grade
  • How parents can best support their 9th grader's adjustment to high school
  • What to do if your child experiences academic trouble
  • What to do if your child doesn't like a class / is having trouble with a teacher
  • How to manage extracurriculars and academics
  • How Hanover High encourages students to take responsibility for themselves
  • Things students would want parents to know about Hanover High School            
  • March Intensive
  • Options for what to do and where to go during free time in the school day
We hope you can join us.
Elizabeth Keene and Sara Wilmot
HHS 9th Grade Counselors

 

Volunteer Opportunities for parents/caregivers:

We've expanded volunteer opportunities/offerings this year and would love to have you be a part of them!   Please take 2 minutes to check out the many options we have created for parents/guardians in the attached Google Form.  It's as simple as checking off boxes you're interested in or want to learn more about - we'll reach out with more details at a later date.  
 
Thanks!
Teal Parker
Coordinator of Volunteers - SAU 70
We had our first Council meeting of the school year on Wednesday! Council discussed an allocation that was brought by the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Affinity Group (BIPOC) for $700. They requested the allocation because the group needs funds to purchase snacks and merchandise and for giving a gift to the guest speakers that they will be hosting at meetings. After the allocation passed unanimously, Council moved into Notes and New Business, allowing members to bring up motions that they plan to bring in the future, and goals they have for Council this school year.
 
The full agenda and minutes of Wednesday’s meeting can be found here. Council meets every Wednesday from 11-11:50 in the auditorium and all are welcome to attend. We would love to have guests!
 
Anna Healey (Council Secretary)

Council Community Members Needed

We are looking for a few community members to serve on Council. Council meets for 11:00-11:50 on Wednesdays and often has one other committee meeting a week. If you are interested, please send your interest to Linda Addante. lindaaddante@hanovernorwichschools.org

Tech Update

Students have picked up their chromebooks and are ready to sign the AUP/chromebook agreement which will be sent on Monday 9/12. Also out on Friday are parent Schoology codes. If you don’t see a message in your Inbox this afternoon, check your Spam folder or contact helpdesk@hanovernorwichschools.org 
 
Suzanne Lee-Ciambra
HHS Technology Coordinator

PSATs October 12th

Juniors: you have all been signed up to take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 12th here at HHS. If you do not want to take the test, please see Beverly Balch in the Counseling Office. 
Sophomores: if you would like to take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 12th here at HHS, please see Beverly Balch in the Counseling Office between 9/14 and 9/30 to sign up. There are a finite number of tests available for sophomores, and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seniors and Parents

Monday, September 19 at 6:00 PM Counselors will be hosting “Kickoff to College,” a Zoom/virtual presentation for parents and seniors.  We will email you the link the day of the event.  

Safety Update- Ian Caldwell

  • A reminder to SIGN IN/OUT of school each time you leave campus. Off-campus is a privilege and should be treated as such.
  • Please be vigilant in keeping your and our spaces clean. There has been a concerning amount of rubbish left on tables in both the Atrium and Cafeteria to start the year, but I am confident that will turn around.
  • Thank you to everyone for helping make the naturalization run smoothly and with little distraction to the school day!