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Academic

My child is struggling in a course, what do I do?

If your child is struggling in a course the first step is for your child to meet with the teacher. If your child has met with the teacher and is still struggling, your child should schedule a meeting with his or her counselor. While parents are always welcome to contact teachers, we feel that it is important for students to speak directly with teachers first.

How do I check my child's grade?

The PowerSchool Portal is the official grade of record. You can view this grade by logging into your child's portal. Although some teachers may enter and/or grade in Schoology, the official grade of record is in PowerSchool as PowerSchool is where student transcripts are generated and GPA is calculated. If you're having trouble logging into your child's portal please email Help Desk.

How do I contact a teacher?

Check our website's directory for teacher contact information.

How do I get my child a tutor?

The Hanover/Dresden volunteer coordinator can help find local student tutors, or you can contact one of the local tutoring services.

How do I know if my child qualifies for academic services?

There are many different types of supports available to students at Hanover High School; the best place to begin this conversation is with your child's counselor. You can find the name of your child's counselor in Parent Portal.

How do I know who my child's school counselor is?

Starting in 2017-18, there will be two school counselors dedicated to 9th & 10th graders and three school counselors dedicated to 11th & 12th graders. You can find the name of your child's school counselor in the portal.

How do I access my child's report card?

Hanover High School has an electronic report card. Report cards are usually available two weeks after the end of the quarter. Posting of report guards is announced in the Principal's Weekly. Report cards can be viewed in your child's portal.

What is the exam schedule ?

Exams are held twice a year at the end of 2nd and 4th quarters. Once finalized, the exam schedule is posted on the HHS homepage.

What library resources are available?

The library hours are 7:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. After hours, students have online access to research databases, online encyclopedias, research guides, citation generators, and audio books in the catalog. Passwords are required to access online sources when off-site. Students can find database passwords shared in their Google Drive under "Database Passwords." A few online subscriptions, such as NY Times access, is only available in the school building. Each HHS student can receive a Howe Library card which allows them access to Howe materials.

How do I see my child's course assignments?

Parents have access to Schoology which allows parents to view course materials. Teachers will post upcoming major assessments in their Schoology course calendar, but materials may be handed out in class or otherwise distributed to students. Daily homework may not always appear on Schoology course calendars.

What if my child needs to reschedule an exam?

A student who needs to reschedule an exam should appeal to the Principal in writing. If a reschedule is approved, a form will be issued to arrange a new time to take the exam between the student, the student's parent/guardian, the teacher, and the department coordinator.

Once an agreement is made and all parties have signed the form, the form is due to the attendance secretary in the main office.

How do I know if my child made honor roll or high honor roll?

The Hanover High School honor roll is no longer is published in the newspaper. The honor roll is posted in the guidance office. In the PowerSchool Portal there is an icon on the left that allows parents and students to see which quarters a student has met the criteria for honor roll or high honor roll.

How do I sign my child up for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP?

As an alternative to Smarter Balance Testing, Hanover High School 11th graders take the PSAT in school in October and the SAT in school in March. The costs for these two tests are covered by the school. AP exams occur in early May. Students are responsible for the cost and must register with the College Board. HHS may not be able to offer all available AP exams and students may have to take exams at another site. Students taking the SAT additional times, the SAT II or ACT must register and pay online with the College Board.

How do I see my child's test scores?

PSAT scores are sent directly to Hanover High School. School counselors will meet with students to distribute their scores.
SAT (including the April in-school SAT), SAT II, ACT and AP scores can be accessed and viewed through the student's College Board online account that the student created when they registered for the test.

When will my child get their schedule?

Current Hanover High School students will receive their schedules in June. New students will not receive their schedules until fully registered as a student at Hanover High School.

Co-curricular

What is the Code of Conduct?

The Co-curricular Code of Conduct is a HHS policy developed by Council, the staff and school board which contains the minimum standards and procedures that apply to all students who participate in co-curricular activities and Council.

Where do I turn in my child's physical form?

Physical forms should be uploaded or turned into the Athletic Office.

How do I pay athletic fees?

At this time, athletic fees are collected by the Athletic Office. Checks for athletic fees should be made payable to Dresden School District.

Where are athletic events held?

Athletic events are held at various locations depending on the sport, team, and weather conditions. Be sure to confirm event locations. Below, is a list of home sporting event locations organized by sport.

Alpine Skiing
BaseballDresden Athletic Fields
BasketballHanover High School Gym
CrewWilson's Landing
Cross-Country RunningStorrs Pond Recreation Area
Cross-Country SkiingGaripay Field
Field HockeyMerriman-Branch Memorial Field & Dresden Athletic Fields
FootballMerriman-Branch Memorial Field
GolfHanover Country Club
Ice HockeyJames W. Campion III Ice Rink
Indoor TrackLeverone Field House
LacrosseMerriman-Branch Memorial Field and Hanover High School
Outdoor TrackHanover High School Track
Ski JumpingOak Hill at Storrs Pond Recreation Area
SoftballDresden Athletic Fields
SoccerMerriman-Branch Memorial Field, Hanover High School, and Dresden Athletic Fields
SwimmingUpper Valley Aquatic Center
TennisStorrs Pond Recreation Area, Boss Tennis Center, and Huntley Meadows
VolleyballHanover High School Gym

What are the co-curricular activities are available at HHS?

There are numerous co-curricular activities at Hanover High School from theater and athletics to student-led musical groups and clubs. More detailed information about co-curriculars can be found under the Enrichment portion of our website.

Physical & Mental Health

My child has been diagnosed with a concussion by a doctor, what do I do?

Contact the nurse and the health office will help create a concussion plan for school and be the liason between families and teachers.
If your child plays sports and has a concussion contact the athletic director for information about the approval to play procedure.

I have a question about my child's health and whether they should come to school.

If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or more, please keep him/her home until he/she has been fever free (without medication) for at least 24 hours. For additional questions, contact the Health Office.

My child needs mobility assistance, how can they better navigate the school?

My child has been diagnosed a physical or mental health condition, is there someone to notify and what are the resources?

My child is having interpersonal relationship issues, who can they talk to?

If your child is having interpersonal relationship issues and is looking for someone at school to talk to, our school counselors and/or our student assistance counselor available to students.

What if my child needs to have an extended absence?

If it is a health-related absence, contact your child's school counselor. If it is a non-health related extended absence, contact the main office.

What community resources are available for substance abuse?

If you have concerns about substance abuse, this guide can help connect you and your family with community resources. Click here for information about area support groups and substance misuse prevention.

Student Life

Why is my child's portal locked?

Any students who owes over $100 (for a parking ticket, unreturned book, cafeteria bill, etc), will have their portal locked.

How do I pay a fee?

To pay fee contact the main office.

Where do I pick-up/drop-off my child?

Student pick-up and drop-off is available along Lebanon Street between the entrance to Hovey Lane and the school bus parking.

How do I report an absence?

To report an absence, call 643-3431 x3535 and leave a message. The NH Dept. of Health requests at the start of the academic year that all schools track possible cases of the flu.
If your child is sick with the following symptoms, please report it to the front office when you phone to say your child will be absent.
  • Fever >100 degrees
  • Cough
  • Sore throat and a runny nose
  • Body aches or headache and fatigue
  • Sometimes nausea and diarrhea

How does my child get a goldenrod?

Notifying teachers prior to a planned absence encourages students to communicate proactively with their teachers. Students who complete the goldenrod process learn to communicate and manage time more effectively. As a result, students that have completed the goldenrod process are able to take part in their co-curricular activities.
In order to complete a goldenrod:

  1. A student's parent or guardian calls the Main Office of the absence indicating their approval.
  2. The student picks up the goldenrod form in the Main Office.
  3. The student brings the goldenrod to the teachers of the classes they are going to miss.
  4. Teachers must be given advance notice of an absence equal to the number of days a student will be missing. i.e. a one-day planned absence requires notification one day in advance, a two-day absence requires notification two days in advance, and so on.
  5. The student turns in the completed goldenrod form to the main office.

How early and late can my child be in the school building?

Students can expect to have access to the building between 7am-5pm Monday-Friday. The Hanover High School library is supervised from 7:30am-4:30pm.

My child has had an academic integrity incident, what happens now?

If your child is involved in an academic integrity incident the student speaks with the teacher and the Dean of Students and parents of notified. Students can chose to take the base consequence outlined in the handbook, restorative practices, or can appeal to the Judiciary Committee.

How can I get involved in school activities?

There are several ways parents can participate in the school:

  • Become a community member on Council which meets Wednesdays from 10:10-11:15. For more information contact the Council Moderator.
  • Become a parent representative on HHS' Committee on Policy and Procedure (CPP), meetings are Mondays from 3:10-4:00. For more information contact Justin Campbell.
  • Keep in touch with volunteer opportunities in the community with Youth-In-Action.
  • Volunteer to be a community leader for March Intensive.
  • Attend HHS events such as concerts, plays, athletic events, and guest speakers.
  • Check the Principal's Weekly for other volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

My child has been involved in a disciplinary action, what happens?

Students involved in a disciplinary incident meet with the Dean of Students and something the Principal. Depending on the severity of the incident parents may or may not be contacted. The handbook outlines base responses to disciplinary issues.

How does my child get lunch at school?

Hanover High School uses MealTime Online so you to make credit card deposits into your student's cafeteria account or view your student's purchase history via the internet. Before you proceed, you will need to get your student’s account number. To get this number please email Melissa Candon.

Please note that online deposits are processed overnight and will be automatically reflected in your student’s account the following morning at that Deposits made after 2:00 a.m. will be processed the following night.

To inquire about Free & Reduced Lunch call the school nurse.

MealTime Instructions

  • Go directly to: www.mymealtime.com
  • First Time Users of MealTime Online:
    1. Create a MealTime Online profile. Click on the "Create new profile" link and enter a Username and Password that you will use to login to MealTime Online. The Username and Password must be at least 6 characters. For example, Username: jsmith Password: pty845.
    2. Add your student. Login to your MealTime Online account (using the Username and Password that you created in Step 1), click on “Meal Account Deposits” then click the "Add New Student" link and add your student by entering their first name and student ID number. The Student I.D. number is a different number than the one the students use in the cafeteria, you will need to contact your food service director for assistance.
  • To make a Deposit, click on the "Make Deposit" link to make a deposit into a school account.
  • Click on the "View Details" link next to your student's name to view their cafeteria account balance and purchase history.

Can my child bring a car to school? Is there parking?

We do not have enough parking for every student to drive a car to school. Students wishing to park in our limited parking spaces must apply for a parking permit.
Students applying for a parking permit must have a valid license by the date of issue. All designated student spaces will be distributed in the following order of priority:

  • Hardship Students
  • Seniors (by lottery if spaces available)

Hardship parking is defined as a situation that is out of the control of the student. This burden would require a student to drive their vehicle to school in order to attend their classes on a daily basis. The following circumstances DO NOT apply for Hardship:

  • Extracurricular activities (before or after school)
  • Sports
  • Carpooling
  • Students that have access to bus routes

Hardship applicants should come with a letter from their family, signed by themselves and their guardians, stating their hardship. Acceptance of Hardship situations is at the discretion of the Dean of Students.

My child is having a problem with their school Chromebook, what do we do?

If your child is having a technical issue with their Chromebook, they should bring their Chromebook to the Computer Lab. If your child has left their Chromebook at home, your child may borrow a Chromebook from the departmental resource center of any class that requires them to use their Chromebook. Students should bring their Chromebook to school charged. Chargers are not available to be borrowed, but charging stations are located in the library and computer lab.

What is the dress code?

The following guidelines are to be encouraged while students are on school property during school hours:

  • Clothing that contains words or graphics referring to alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and tobacco should not be worn.
  • Clothing with obscene or sexual references in words or graphics should not be worn.
  • Students must wear sufficient clothing so that no bare skin or underwear is visible in the front or back of the torso from the upper chest to below the buttocks.
  • Footwear is required.

More information

Back to School Information 19-20

New Student Orientation Information

Dear Students,

We are excited to welcome you to Hanover High School for the 2019-2020 school year.   Starting a new school comes with both excitement and nervousness, so we’d like to have you come a day early to meet other students, find out where all your classes are, and meet your teachers and peer leader.

Orientation day will be Tuesday, August 27th, from 8:45-12:00 and is facilitated by our peer leaders. Our peer leaders have been selected by the Common Ground teachers and will have weekly contact with students throughout the year during the Common Ground period. Peer leaders will lead tours and direct students to their classes during the mock schedule.


               Orientation Schedule  *Transportation will not be provided for orientation 

               8:30-8:45    Arrive in the gym and pick up your schedule

               8:45-8:55    Welcoming remarks and meet your peer leader

               9:00-10:15    Tour, school pictures, and technology policy information

               10:15-12:00    Walk through your schedule and meet each of your teachers

               Orientation ends at noon. If you are not coming from Richmond Middle School, there is a        training on our learning management system and grading portal from 12-12:45 pm in the Computer Lab. Parents are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Martha Campbell at marthacampbell@hanovernorwichschools.org 
             
We look forward to meeting you!

Julie Stevenson Elizabeth Keene Wendy Kares Chris Seibel
Dean of Students School Counselor School Counselor School Clinician



 

P.S. Participating in a sport or Footlighters (our theater program) during the fall season is a great way to get to know other students and we highly recommend you getting involved early! For information about when the various fall teams begin practice (usually in the 2 weeks before school begins), please visit our athletics web page at hanoverathletics.com or contact our athletics director, Megan Sobel, at hhs-athletics@hanovernorwichschools.org.

The first Footlighters meeting will be Friday, August 30th. All who audition are given parts or you can choose to join the set building or tech crew. For more information about this, please contact our theater advisor, Terry Samwick, at terrysamwick@hanovernorwichschools.org.

19-20 Athletics Registration & Information

Dear Student-Athletes and Families,

We are excited to begin the 2019-20 school year and are looking forward to working with our students, coaches, and faculty to make HHS Athletics an engaging and positive experience for all. 
Every student-athlete’s parent/guardian, whose child wishes to participate in an HHS sport at any time during the school year, must register online with FamilyID where you can read our Policies and electronically sign all necessary forms.  This is our first year using FamilyID and we hope the athletic registration process is as seamless as possible.  Registration for fall sports is open now.  Winter and spring registrations will open at a later date.  

During the registration process, you may upload your athlete’s current physical.   Please be aware that all students MUST have a physical exam on record in the Athletic Office.  The exam date must be within the last two years and cannot expire prior to the last date to play of the current sport season in which they are participating.  

There is also a link to pay the Participation Fee of $150.00 which each student-athlete must pay for the sport they play each season. You will find information on that during the online registration process. We will use the PayPal system with the hope that this online payment option makes things more convenient for families.  

FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient.  It is very important that any student wishing to play a sport at HHS, complete the registration process. Failure to properly register will postpone a student’s eligibility and ability to participate.  Registration must be completed before tryouts and we must have a current physical on file. Participation Fees must be paid prior to the first in-season event in order for your athlete to remain eligible.  Athletics registration is a separate process from school registration through the PowerSchool portal.

To register for a fall sport, please go to Fall Athletics Registration FamilyID.  From there, you will create a new account or log in to your existing FamilyID account.  More detailed information and instructions for online Athletics Registration can be found here.  Fall sport tryout dates and information is also available at this link.

Please make sure that your registration is submitted, a current physical has been supplied and the participation fee has been paid. Incomplete registrations may affect student-athlete’s eligibility to participate. Please feel free to call the HHS Athletic Department at 603-643-0655 with any questions or concerns.

Welcome to 2019-20 Hanover High School Athletics!
Go Marauders!


Megan Sobel
Athletic Director
 

Welcome to Parents of 9th Grade Students


Dear Parents and Guardians of the Hanover High School Class of 2023,

My wife and I have two children, ages six and eight.  Life at these young ages is full of firsts - starting school, going to camp, trying a new activity, or simply taking swimming lessons with other children they don’t know.  Each of these firsts can be anxiety provoking, especially for one of our two kiddos who’s tends to be more introverted.  At this age their trepidation tackling something new tends to be evident in their behavior (please share any and all tips you might have to navigating the first ‘drop off’!).

Though the behavioral and developmental challenges are entirely different, the transition to high school is yet another in the series of firsts that you have experienced with your child.  It is important the adults in their lives recognize that new ninth grade students are excited, anxious, scared, confused and filled with questions and self-doubt.  No matter how confidently they might present externally, they all feel this way.  No matter how independently they might present externally, they need the adults who surround them to express and demonstrate, over and over again, our love and support for them.  They also need us to talk with them about what they are going through.  Don’t be dissuaded by the teenage eye-rolling or other forms of posturing, they are listening and need to know that we all find transitions to be challenging.  I encourage us all to share the strategies we use for stepping into something new.

We will have significant programming in place to help your child to be wrapped into their new school.  Our Peer Leaders will lead the new students through an orientation and will be visible and available throughout the year to assist with whatever is needed.  Your children will be surrounded by a warm, caring and highly talented staff.  Our community has generously provided its students with a facility that is robustly equipped, beautiful and safe.  We have many clubs and co-curricular activities that offer opportunities to interact with folks who have a shared interest/passion. 

Finally, please do not hesitate to reach out to me for any reason.  Nothing is more important to me professionally, or to our staff, than the success of each individual student.  I can be reached at justin.campbell@hanovernorwichschools.org or by calling (603) 643-3431 x2100.  I look forward to meeting you in person quite soon.

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You recently received a message from our Superintendent’s office with information regarding our registration process.   It is very important that we begin the new school year with the information we need to support your child.  Please complete the registration prior to the start of school. In addition, if your student is participating in a fall sport, they must complete the online registration using Family ID.  When a second, non-custodial or co-custodial, parent is identified on the registration forms, HHS will send copies of all information to both households.  Please be sure to notify the school if a court or other legal order bars a parent/guardian from receiving information about your child.

You will receive periodic communications from HHS throughout the rest of the summer and we will post all of this info on our website (www.hanoverhigh.org) in case anything is lost in the haze of warm weather.  The HHS Handbook is also available on our website.  The Handbook contains information including school district policies and procedures, FERPA (records privacy) notification, and our confidentiality statement.  I encourage you to review the information in the Handbook with your student.  
Thank you in advance for your attention to these important details surrounding the start of school.  I’m looking forward to a great year.

Sincerely,
Justin M. Campbell
Principal
Hanover High School

Welcome Back to Parents of 10th Grade Students

Dear Parents and Guardians of the HHS Class of 2022,

There is a predictable ebb and flow to the pace of a student’s high school career.  The newness of ninth grade is exciting and a bit scary as students make the transition to high school.  The junior year tends to be one of focus - students are finding and exploring their interests in the classroom, on the stage, on the playing fields and throughout the community.  The senior year revisits the scary excitement of grade nine as students think about, and work towards, their next transition.  The sophomore year stands out to me as frequently confusing to students, a place where it’s possible for them to lose direction.  Our staff is well aware that for some students, their path is least clear during the 10th grade year.   

We work hard to give the sophomores the level of support, encouragement and direction that they so need and we need your assistance.  A strong partnership between parents and the other adults in students’ lives - teachers, coaches, mentors, and even principals - is a critical factor in their achieving success.  Nothing is more important to me professionally, or to our dedicated staff, than your student’s success.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have.  I assure you we will do the same.

It was a pleasure to watch the class of 2022 enter our school last year.  They are a talented, interesting and energetic group.  It will be thrilling to see what they are capable of given our combined support, advice and loving encouragement.

                                                                                             ********

You recently received a message from our Superintendent’s office with information regarding our registration process.   It is very important that we begin the new school year with the information we need to support your child.  Please complete the registration prior to the start of school. In addition, if your student is participating in a fall sport, they must complete the online registration using Family ID.  When a second, non-custodial or co-custodial, parent is identified on the registration forms, HHS will send copies of all information to both households.  Please be sure to notify the school if a court or other legal order bars a parent/guardian from receiving information about your child.

You will receive periodic communications from HHS throughout the rest of the summer and we will post all of this info on our website (www.hanoverhigh.org) in case anything is lost in the haze of warm weather.  The HHS Handbook is also available on our website.  The Handbook contains information including school district policies and procedures, FERPA (records privacy) notification, and our confidentiality statement.  I encourage you to review the information in the Handbook with your student.  
Thank you in advance for your attention to these important details surrounding the start of school.  I’m looking forward to a great year.

Sincerely,

Justin M. Campbell
Principal
Hanover High School

Welcome Back to 11th Grade Parents

Dear Parents and Guardians of the HHS Class of 2021,

There are a few indicators that, to me, clearly show a student’s healthy progression through the developmental stages of high school.  During the junior year, I want to see that a student is ‘hooked’ by something that’s happening here.  It could be in the classroom, in the art studio, the chorus room, on the athletic field, in a club or activity, etc.  The location isn’t important.  The activity isn’t important.
 What’s important is that students build a meaningful connection to our community.  

It is my sincere hope that a Hanover High School education helps each student to move on to his or her next best place in life.  To do this, students need to engage with the community, resources and expertise that exists here.  This process of connecting builds in students a pattern that will occur time and time again at each stage of their lives - when they enter college, when they start a new job, and when they undergo other major life changes or challenges.  At each stage they will know how to access the personal and professional resources that surround them.  

So, our shared goal is to make sure that each and every student, specifically the 11th grade given the context of this letter, is connected to our school.  We are very lucky that the community has supported us with a robust facility and a talented staff.  We are, therefore, able to offer a lot but we can always do more.  Please reach out to me to let me know if you are aware of a student who is struggling to find a connection.  Please also let me know if you have ideas about opportunities we could be making available.

I have genuinely appreciated coming to know the junior class over the past two years.  I look forward to seeing what they accomplish this year.  Please know that I am always available to you should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child.

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You recently received a message from our Superintendent’s office with information regarding our registration process.   It is very important that we begin the new school year with the information we need to support your child.  Please complete the registration prior to the start of school. In addition, if your student is participating in a fall sport, they must complete the online registration using Family ID.  When a second, non-custodial or co-custodial, parent is identified on the registration forms, HHS will send copies of all information to both households.  Please be sure to notify the school if a court or other legal order bars a parent/guardian from receiving information about your child.

You will receive periodic communications from HHS throughout the rest of the summer and we will post all of this info on our website (www.hanoverhigh.org) in case anything is lost in the haze of warm weather.  The HHS Handbook is also available on our website.  The Handbook contains information including school district policies and procedures, FERPA (records privacy) notification, and our confidentiality statement.  I encourage you to review the information in the Handbook with your student.  
Thank you in advance for your attention to these important details surrounding the start of school.  I’m looking forward to a great year.

Sincerely,
Justin M. Campbell
Principal
Hanover High School

Welcome Back to 12th Grade Parents

Dear Parents and Guardians of the HHS Class of 2020,

The senior year is made of two distinct halves - many of you with older children have experienced this already.  The first half of the year is a frenzy of schoolwork, athletics, etc. all superimposed on the college application/post-high school planning process.  Then, approximately mid-year everything changes and the unimaginable glacial pressures evaporate overnight as plans and acceptances fall into place.  The second half of the year is different, dominated by a lack of pressure which, for many, is just as difficult to navigate as the first half of the year.

Our seniors need us to constantly interject reality into their lives.  The college application process is important, but not all-important.  Similarly, fun spring-of-senior-year activities are important, but not all-important.  Now, more than ever, it’s necessary for our seniors to keep a balance in their lives.  They will be pulled in many directions and I, for one, will encourage them to remember to rest, to spend time with family and friends, and to work hard to realize the incredible potential we see within each of them.  I know you will join the entire HHS staff in helping the stressed out first-half-of-the-year-seniors and the relaxed second-half-of-the-year-seniors to flourish academically and personally.  They are a remarkable group!!

Finally, please do not hesitate to reach out to me for any reason.  Nothing is more important to me professionally, or to our staff, than the success of each individual student.  I can be reached at justin.campbell@hanovernorwichschools.org or by calling (603) 643-3431 x2100.  

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You recently received a message from our Superintendent’s office with information regarding our registration process.   It is very important that we begin the new school year with the information we need to support your child.  Please complete the registration prior to the start of school. In addition, if your student is participating in a fall sport, they must complete the online registration using Family ID.  When a second, non-custodial or co-custodial, parent is identified on the registration forms, HHS will send copies of all information to both households.  Please be sure to notify the school if a court or other legal order bars a parent/guardian from receiving information about your child.

You will receive periodic communications from HHS throughout the rest of the summer and we will post all of this info on our website (www.hanoverhigh.org) in case anything is lost in the haze of warm weather.  The HHS Handbook is also available on our website.  The Handbook contains information including school district policies and procedures, FERPA (records privacy) notification, and our confidentiality statement.  I encourage you to review the information in the Handbook with your student.  
Thank you in advance for your attention to these important details surrounding the start of school.  I’m looking forward to a great year.

Sincerely,
Justin M. Campbell
Principal
Hanover High School

Summer Reading

The Hanover High School English Department is requiring that you select at least one (1) book to read over the summer. The book can be fiction or non-fiction and should be something you are eager to read—what you select is up to you. If you enjoy history, music, or sports, you might select a work that investigates those topics. If you are thinking of taking the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Exam, you might want to select a work from the list of COMMONLY APPEARING TITLES  Conversely, if you enjoy history, music, or sports, you might select a work that investigates those topics. Read for reading’s sake, but don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.

When school begins after summer vacation, your English teacher will give you an assessment on your summer reading choice, worth no more than a quiz grade. Your teacher may also have you use your summer reading for assignments later in the course.

 

Students enrolled in honors literature classes: You may have different expectations for summer reading and assessments. If you are enrolled in an honors class, you should contact your teacher for the assignment.

Seniors, we also recommend that you get started on the college essay process by reading several sample essays—readily available online—to get ideas.Here are some NEW YORK TIMES SELECTIONS The more thought and effort you can give this task in advance, the easier the process will go for you. The 2019-2020 COMMON APPLICATION ESSAY PROMPTS are:

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
 

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
 

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
 

4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
 

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
 

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
 

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
 

Enjoy your summer and your summer reading!
-The Hanover High School English Department

Parking Information 19-20

 

Hello Hanover High School Community,

We are now collecting applications for parking privileges for 2019-2020 school year.  If your student wishes to apply for a parking permit please download, print and fill out the Parking Application along with copies of their driver’s license and vehicle registration by Monday, August 9th.  Please note that HHS has limited parking spots - 30 to be exact.  The parking permits are given to those most in need.  

The Town of Hanover has parking available - please see attached document with details of locations and fees.

There is a designated  student parking areas. Failure to park in approved student parking areas and to display parking sticker will result in disciplinary consequences. This policy will be strictly enforced. Please note that if you drive an alternate vehicle to school you must share that vehicle information to Angela Mowbray in the Atrium.  

In the case, you are not awarded a HHS parking permit, we suggest a backup plan of getting on the Town of Hanover Hovey Parking Permit wait list.

Thank you very much for your support as we prepare our students for their happiness and success. 

Sincerely,

Julie Stevenson
Dean of Students