Has it really been three weeks? It has been delightful to get back to the “regular” business of school. Staff and students have been working hard in their classes and during their extracurricular activities. We have a great deal to be proud of and it is often hard to remember how far we have come. Beyond the hard work happening in each classroom, our staff embarked on our Equity PD book groups, has been working to codify the decision making structure of our school, reviewed a potentially new staff evaluation system, and reflected on the opening weeks of school. Our students were also busy in their classes, on our playing fields, auditioning for our student run acapella groups, building the set for our fall production, and so much more. We are productive, busy, and hopefully happy and hopeful. Please remember if this is not the case for your student, there are many people who can help. Reach out!
Below is a note from Liz Murray about a recent TikTok trend. We only have a small group of students participating in this trend, but please have a conversation with your student about when and if to intervene in inappropriate behavior. In a way, it is nice to deal with a non-covid issue. Be careful what you wish for! We hope our collective conversations will prevent further damage to our school. As always, I love to hear about your dinner time conversations (i.e. dinnertime smackdowns), so drop me a line if you want to share.
A note from Liz Murray-
We would like to take a few moments to talk about a nationwide trend that has made its way to Hanover High School. The social media platform TikTok, has a trending challenge called “Devious Licks”. The challenge is to steal, damage, and show off items that are taken from a school.
Most common items are soap dispensers, clocks, and wet floor signs. There have been other bigger items taken from some schools including microscopes and even COVID tests.
It is important to know that stealing and defacing property are not only against our school policies, but can also carry financial and police consequences.
This trend goes directly against our school mission statement and our goal this year of serving the greater good at Hanover High School. Even if you are a witness, a filmer, or a viewer who does not speak up you have violated our mission statement.
We encourage you to not take up this trending challenge and to stop others who have. You can always come to speak with us in the Main Office if you have concerns. Our priority is protecting your learning environment.
If you have questions about this trend please do not hesitate to reach out in person or by phone/email.
Interim Associate Principal