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Weekly Announcements

Community Forum, October 2nd, 5:30 to 7:00pm, Marion Cross School (Multipurpose Room)

Visioning Norwich’s Future through the lens of VT’s new Marijuana Law

The purpose of this forum is to bring together residents, town officials, and other professional sectors (i.e public health professionals, regional planners, school representatives, employers, law enforcement, etc.) to:

Form a vision around the “Niche of Norwich”

Engage in dialogue specific to what the town wants / needs given VT’s new Law, Act 86 ~ Enhanced decriminalization of Marijuana.

Consider options for the future if VT legislation adopts commercial / retail market for Marijuana

The discussion will be facilitated by partners from the Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership and the Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission.

We hope you can join in the conversation and feel free to bring friends/neighbors/colleagues.

Light refreshments and childcare will be provided. Please plan to arrive at 5:15 to settle in, gather snacks, and settle children, etc. so meeting can begin promptly at 5:30.

For planning purposes and to anticipate childcare needs, please RSVP to melanie.sheehan@mahhc.org by close of business on Friday Sept. 28th, 2018.

Dear HHS Community,


I would like to thank our junior and senior classes for helping make our first dance of the year a success. There were no behavior issues and it was a pleasure to serve as a chaperone and see so many of our students having a great time in a safe environment.


On the topic of behavior - we are entering the athletic playoff season. Our fall athletes have been quite successful so we will have many different contests taking place. I would appreciate everyone’s assistance in making our expectations clear to our students regarding appropriate conduct by our fans. Specifically:

  • Hanover fans will hopefully cheer loudly and energetically for our teams. We will not jeer our opponents. We especially will not direct comments towards any individual opponent.
  • Hanover fans will not direct comments towards any of the officials.
  • Hanover fans will not engage in negative banter with opposing fans.

We have had excellent conduct so far this year and I have every reason to expect this will continue throughout the playoffs. However, past experience has shown that with heightened levels of competition, increase numbers of spectators and, potentially, goading from opponents we can fall into patterns of less than ideal sportsmanship. I, along with staff, will be present at events to help remind students of our boundaries.


I hope everyone has a great weekend! Go HHS!!


Justin M. Campbell

Principal

Hanover High School



HHS Theatregoers Club is planning to attend “Matilda the Musical” at Northern Stage in WRJ on Nov. 29th @ 2pm and Dec. 6th @ 2pm. Both casts feature several HHS student actors! Student tickets are $20 and adult tickets are $35. The club is planning to pay for several student tickets (to help make this performance affordable)

Students and parents, if you would like to join us or have questions please email the club’s advisor Yuliya Ballou for details at yuliyaballou@hanovernorwichschools.org. There is only a limited number of seats available. Reserve your seat (use the email address above) by this Friday 3:00pm. This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment. Here is a link to our current fundraiser if you would like to support our cause of making theatre a part of our students’ lives and making it more affordable. http://shop.meadowfarms.com/index.asp?PID=1648216

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We are happy to announce that the CBYX scholarship application for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available online! The application for students in the northeastern United States is due December 11th, 2018.

Go to the CBYX website to learn more, read through our eligibility requirements, and submit an application! No German language knowledge is required to apply for the program.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship program offers American high school students the chance to live with host families and study for one academic year in Germany. While living with a host family and attending a local school, participants promote mutual understanding between the United States and Germany by forming lasting relationships in their new communities.

We encourage you to visit the CBYX website to learn more about the scholarship and to read stories from students who have participated in the program. Be sure to also take a look at the CBYX program video and a video from one participant's time abroad.


If you have any questions, please contact us at cbyx@afsusa.org or 646-751-2161.

You could also contact Yuliya Ballou (HHS, room 206) at yuliyaballou@hanovernorwichschools.org


The CBYX Team at AFS-USA www.usagermanyscholarship.org

cbyx@afsusa.org 646-751-2161



SENIOR PARENTS: YEARBOOK PARENT ADS

At the end of every yearbook we have a section reserved for parents. This is a chance for you to send your child a message of congratulations or words of wisdom that they'll have forever.

What to do:

1) You can order your parent ad for $35--checks payable to Hanover High School with yearbook ad in the memo line.

Mail to: Hanover High School, Yearbook, 41 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH 03755

Bring into school: to Jessica Eakin in the library

2) Submit a photo and quote by:

  • emailing a photo &/or message to jessica.eakin@hanovernorwichschools.org
  • OR Setting-up a time to come in and see Jessica Eakin to scan a photo and message
  • OR Mailing a photo & message to be scanned & returned (Yearbook, Hanover High School, 41 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH 03755)

3) After the ad has been created, you will be emailed a proof to approve.


PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK:

Online yearbook sales are open!. If you prefer not to order online, you can pay with cash or check. Checks for $65 should be payable to Hanover High School (please put the name of the student(s) on the memo line). Bring check to Jessica Eakin in the library, Elizabeth Greene in the art room or mail to Hanover High School, HHS INDE, 41 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH 03755

Pay online by going to: http://hanoverhigh.picaboo.com/ Price: $65



Table Talk

Table talk is a weekly message from the 9th -10th-grade counseling staff to prime the pump for a discussion with your child at the dinner table or on car rides. Topics shared in the Principal's Weekly will range from what is being discussed in school to current events. This NPR report addresses how anxious parents can break the cycle of familial anxiety.


Wendy Kares

Elizabeth Keene

Chris Seibel




The Council Report : https://council.hanovernorwichschools.org/

This week and every week, learn about what’s happening at Council on the Council website. In particular, note the tabs for Minutes and Motions. If you have any thoughts to share, please attend a meeting or email Council here.

  • Council begins each year with a retreat to bring all members together to discuss goals for the upcoming year. This year was no exception, and the group hit the ground running.
  • Council videos: Prior to this year, recordings of meetings were available on CD in the library, as well as on CATV’s scheduled programming. Please contact council if you know of someone interested in do this for council. It is an important function for the group, and there is no longer a staff member who can do this.
  • Committees of council began work on various initiatives such as: organizing a council trip to observe another high school, clarifying the process for approving a motion,setting up elections for new and tuition students, surveying the student body about this year's winter carnival, and attending the monthly DSB meeting.
  • Fordy Daley offered his time to present ideas to the council members on what it means to be a council member. His insight and guidance is heartfelt and he is passionate about this body and what it means to be part of it.
  • Community Service Motion: The DSB will now vote on this motion in their next meeting Nov. 4th.
  • Freshman Off Campus Motion- a newly minted freshman council member brought forth a motion for 9th graders to have open campus 2nd semester. There has been much discussion and the motion has been amended to allow 9th graders to have open campus for 4th Q only. Council will review results of a survey sent out to parents, in next week’s meeting. The results will guide the discussion further. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VTePHLBarfKWcIMsiHVkrCCx9kkrxXyfQBSZEZp2qg0/edit?usp=sharing
  • Plebiscite Motion: this motion was brought forth by a council member to address those who feel council reps. Don’t always accurately represent the desires of their constituency. It would involve an amendment to Article XI in the student handbook, allowing the council to defer votes to the student body (majority vote would rule). Discussion is underway. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KG2Enr5a82JQPWaBd2iNTDhvbqqidag58G1KI39d8tA/edit?usp=sharing
  • For those interested, the PR representative has created an Instagram account- https://www.instagram.com/hanoverhighcouncil/
  • Finally: catch up on council happenings in real time- by reading Caleb Benjamin’s blow by blow updates each and every week on the HHS Broadside- http://broadside.dresden.us/- Hover over “school news” then click on council to go directly to his reports.

*(The Council is the the governance body at Hanover High School, representative of students staff, & community members. It has the authority to act on all matters at Hanover High School not controlled by school board policy, state law, administrative regulations established by the Superintendent of Schools, and rules and regulations published in the Student Handbook of Hanover High School. )

**The motion now passes to Justin Campbell, who will veto or support the motion, with an explanation, within two weeks.

Please feel free to contact Community and Parent council member Kathy Marshall kmarshallvt@gmail.com with any questions or concerns about council.




Youth-in-Action has more community service opportunities coming up….face painting at the Harry Potter festival! Cheer on CHaD athletes from here at HHS, we could really use a big group for this….could be fun to bring the family to cheer from school! Make dinner at the Upper Valley Haven!! SIGN UP HERE.

** We had sign ups for our winter Community Service Team today during Activity period. If you or your student would like to learn more about this, please email Beth.**




Help us keep up our sponsorship of Partners in Health (see mission below) and sponsor a child in need this holiday season. Many Common Grounds work together to sponsor a child and this year we are reaching out to our community to do even more good! Please encourage your student to sign up their Common Ground or contact Katie (katie.lowery@hanovernorwichschools.org) or Stacey (stacey.smith@hanovernorwichschools.org) if your family is are able sponsor a child. We can provide the child's age, gender, needs and interests. Thank you for considering! Spread the good word!

Our mission...

For several years, HHS students and staff have provided holiday gifts for children suffering from chronic illnesses through the local Partners in Health organization. Common Ground groups, and anyone wishing to help, can support a child by purchasing a few items of clothing and gifts, or by providing monetary donations or gift cards. Families in the Partners in Health program have made significant financial sacrifices to access medical care for their children, who suffer from cancer, leukemia, chronic asthma, and several other illnesses. Providing special meals and gifts at the holidays puts an extra financial burden on them, which is why HHS comes together every year to provide much-needed support.


If you are interested in making a gift card or financial donation to help support the school's effort, you may drop off the donations at the Counseling Office. We will be collecting money and purchasing gifts during the month of November, and donations of any amount are much appreciated. Thank you!


For more information please contact Katie Lowery or Stacey Smith


Health Notes:

The Student Immunization Clinic will be on October 25th from 8:30 until 11:30. We sent the parent consent forms last week. Please fill them out and return them to the Health Office. We will be calling the students by grade starting with the freshman but will immunize students at any time if it better accommodates their day’s schedule. Please consider this preventive health care option.

Thank you!

Candace Nattie

Lynn McRae

Kathryn Bonyai

School Nurses


From the 11/12 Counselors:

Seniors, here are a few Naviance and Common App reminders:

- For letters of recommendation, remember to request teachers in Naviance.

- Request transcripts in Naviance; deadline was October 11th if you have a November 1 deadline.

- Under Colleges I'm applying to, make sure “Delivery type” is edited and shows as “Common App,” etc. Can not show a “?”

- Join us on Mondays during Activity period for drop-in Naviance and Common App support sessions in the Counseling Office.

- If you haven’t yet, make sure to meet with your counselor to go over details about your college process or future plans.

You and your parents can now fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the first step in applying for financial aid to pay for college. Visit this link to learn more.


Please continue to reference the HHS calendar for upcoming dates.


Colleges visiting next week are:

Monday, 10/15

Tuesday, 10/16

Wednesday, 10/17

Thursday, 10/18

8:55am • Thomas College

9:50am • Harrisburg University of Science & Technology

12:35pm Clark University

9:50am • Pomona College

9:50am • Williams College


1:00pm • University of Puget Sound


12:15pm • Pitzer College




Please check with your teachers before missing classes for college visits, and check the bulletin boards outside the counseling office for more information and any updates.

Community News: Messages below are from outside organizations and may be of interest to our community.


Youth Ensemble Studio (YES) Fall Community Engagement Project - A theatrical exploration of protest, activism, and immigration inspired by Katherine Paterson’s novel, Bread and Roses, Too. YES partners again with the Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads program, using Katherine Paterson’s book Bread and Roses, Too. Under the direction of theater artists Hannah Ferguson, Zachary Gottschall, and Virginia Ogden, YES students will engage, challenge, and inspire audiences while learning to create an original piece of theater using music, movement, and community conversations.


FREE Performances:

October 13, Wilder Club & Library, 78 Norwich Ave, White River Junction, VT, 2 PM October 14, Socialist Labor Hall, 46 Granite Street, Barre, VT, 10 AM October 14, Howe Library, 13 South Street, Hanover, NH, 2 PM

October 15, the Byrne Theater at Northern Stage,White River Junction, VT 6:30 PM


Dear HHS Community,


It’s athletic playoff time!! The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association sponsors neutral locations for later playoff games. These locations are exclusively in the southern tier of the state meaning a few hours of driving for fans making the journey. We will provide free fan buses to many (usually semifinals and finals subject to bus availability) of these events in order to provide a safe transportation option for our students. Details on the first such bus of the fall are immediately below...


If we can generate enough interest, we’d like to offer a free fan bus for the championship field hockey game this Sunday, October 28. Hanover will take on Derryfield for the state championship at 11:00 a.m. at Bedford High School. A minimum of 20 people will need to sign up by Friday at noon for us to offer the bus. You can see Carrie in the main office at HHS or call 643-3431 to sign up.


The anticipated bus departure is 9:00 a.m. from HHS with a return time of approximately 2:00. The bus is free and open to the community, but you must sign-up so we can make sure there is enough interest. A decision will be made by 4:00 p.m. on Friday.


Although there is no charge to ride the school bus for fans, you need to sign up and the bus is limited to the first 50 people. You will want to bring along some money, as you will need to purchase your ticket to get into the game and may want food from the concession stand. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors (65+) and $7 per adult.


If you have questions, please contact Megan Sobel at megansobel@hanovernorwichschools.org.

I hope everyone has a great weekend despite the pending rain and wind!


Justin M. Campbell
Principal

Hanover High School



The Brain Processes Information Unlike Any Computers


The Math and Science Departments are working with Dartmouth Professors to present a series of talks we are calling ‘STEM Pathways”. Alireza Soltani, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Science at Dartmouth, is a computational and cognitive neuroscientist. He tries to understand how the brain works and what are the neural bases of our cognitive abilities, using computational modeling. His research is focused on learning and decision making and how these abilities are adjusted according to the environment. He will talk about new methods used to understand how the brain works, and will challenge your thinking about it.


Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

When: Activity Period

Where: Room 302

Snacks will be provided.

See Ms. King or Mr. Hermanson for more information



Thank you families for your support of Day-in-Action, the testimonies keep coming in for how awesome the students were. The funds go right back in to our community service programs, we so appreciate your support!

More service opportunities coming up. SIgn up HERE.

Also thanks for those who purchased sweatshirts, which are still on sale to support our community service programs just $35. Email Beth for details.




Picture re-take day is November 5th! Whipple Studios will be here during activity period, 10:45-11:15. If you did not have your picture taken on the original picture day, please complete an order form (located in the main office) and include payment. If you had your pictures taken and would like re-takes, you will need to bring your original photos with you to turn in to the photographer.


Health Notes:

With influenza season now officially started due to positive cultures in N.H. we are happy to say we have vaccinated 265 students and staff persons during the October in school influenza vaccine clinics. We hope many other students will receive the vaccine at their primary care providers. The cold and flu season is upon us but hopefully our population will remain healthy. Please let us know if your child has influenza symptoms as we do report this to the N.H. Department of Health daily. The symptoms being abrupt onset of fever, cough,sore throat, stuffy nose, muscle and body aches, headache, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. In other words this is a miserable illness!

Cheers,

Candace Nattie

Kathryn Bonyai

Lynn McCrae

School Nurses


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Help us keep up our sponsorship of Partners in Health !

If you sponsored a child this year please bring all items to the Counseling Office by December 6th. It is helpful to label your bag of items with your child’s number found on the google doc.

If sponsoring a specific child is a greater task than your group would like to take on, please consider grocery/gas/Walmart gift cards or cash donations as other ways to help that are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for considering! Contact Katie (katie.lowery@hanovernorwichschools.org) or Stacey (stacey.smith@hanovernorwichschools.org) with any questions.

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SENIOR PARENTS: YEARBOOK PARENT ADS

At the end of every yearbook we have a section reserved for parents. This is a chance for you to send your child a message of congratulations or words of wisdom that they'll have forever.

What to do:

1) You can order your parent ad for $35--checks payable to Hanover High School with yearbook ad in the memo line.

Mail to: Hanover High School, Yearbook, 41 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH 03755

Bring into school: to Jessica Eakin in the library

2) Submit a photo and quote by:

  • emailing a photo &/or message to jessica.eakin@hanovernorwichschools.org
  • OR Setting-up a time to come in and see Jessica Eakin to scan a photo and message
  • OR Mailing a photo & message to be scanned & returned (Yearbook, Hanover High School, 41 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH 03755)

3) After the ad has been created, you will be emailed a proof to approve.


PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK:

Online yearbook sales are open!. If you prefer not to order online, you can pay with cash or check. Checks for $65 should be payable to Hanover High School (please put the name of the student(s) on the memo line). Bring check to Jessica Eakin in the library, Elizabeth Greene in the art room or mail to Hanover High School, HHS INDE, 41 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH 03755

Pay online by going to: https://hanoverhigh.picaboo.com/inde-2019 Price: $65


MUSIC DEPARTMENT CITRUS SALE

See any music student or visit the Music Office for details and an order form!

All proceeds benefit the Music Dept. activity fund.

Orders and payment due: November 8th Approximate Delivery: December 6th Great gift idea!

Thank you for your support of the HHS Music program!

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Counseling News


Please continue to reference the HHS calendar for upcoming dates.


Completed paperwork to take a winter term Dartmouth class is due to Stacey Smith, HHS Registrar, by 3:00 on Thursday, November 15th. For more information, talk with your counselor.


Attention Seniors:

As a reminder, you must speak face-to-face with your teacher before inviting them to write a letter of recommendation through Naviance. At this point, you should have spoken with them, and invited them electronically through Naviance.

If you have not yet invited your recommenders electronically, please do so now. These are the steps:

1) Sign in to your Naviance account

2) Click the Colleges on the top right of the page

3) Click Apply to Colleges

4) Click Letters of Recommendation

5) Click Add request

6) Select your teacher from the drop-down menu

7) Specify whether the letter will go to all the colleges on your list, or only to certain ones

Questions? See your counselor or Ms. Smith, our registrar in the Counseling office.


You and your parents can now fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the first step in applying for financial aid to pay for college. Visit this link to learn more.


Please join us for college visits in the Counseling office. Next week’s guests include:

Monday, 10/29

Tuesday, 10/30

Wednesday, 10/31

Thurday, 11/1

Friday 11/2

8:00am • University of Massachusetts, Boston

9:50am • Stonehill College

8:00am • Boston College

8:00am • University of New Haven

8:00am • University of Maine

8:55am • University of Southern Maine

11:20am • Denison University



8:55am • Merrimack College

9:50am • Salva Regina University

2:05pm • US Air Force



11:20am • University of New England

11:20am • Brandeis University




12:15pm • Binghamton University (SUNY)

2:05pm • Rivier University




1:10pm • Skidmore College

Please check with teachers before missing classes for college visits, and check the bulletin boards outside the counseling office for more information and any updates.


From the 11/12 Counselors:


Please continue to reference the HHS calendar for upcoming dates.


Completed paperwork to take a winter term Dartmouth class is due to Stacey Smith, HHS Registrar, by 3:00 on Thursday, November 15th. For more information, talk with your counselor.


You and your parents can now fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the first step in applying for financial aid to pay for college. Visit this link to learn more.

Attention VERMONT Seniors: As a reminder, after completing the FAFSA, you are encouraged to apply for VSAC scholarships (beginning on November 1st, with a deadline of February 15th; additional information here). If and when you apply, e-mail Stacey Smith, and she can submit your transcript and letter of recommendation, if applicable.




Table Talk

Table talk is a weekly message from the 9th -10th-grade counseling staff to "prime the pump’ for a discussion with your child at the dinner table or on car rides. Topics shared in the Principal's Weekly will range from what is being discussed in school to current events. This article can help start a conversation about healthy online interactions. If you have any suggestions for how our school can support young people in avoiding the pitfalls of sexting, please contact Chris Seibel @ chris.seibel@hanovernorwichschools.org.


Wendy Kares
Elizabeth Keene
Chris Seibel




HHS Parenting Group

Tuesdays, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Begins Tuesday, November 6, runs November 6th-December 18th (no meeting on November 20)

HHS Counseling Office

Led by Chris Seibel, LCMHC, MLADC and Devon Voake, LCMHC


This six-week group is an opportunity for HHS parents to connect with one another in support of their students' healthy development. During each session, the facilitator will begin by sharing relevant information about adolescent development, and group discussion and activities will follow. This group runs for six sessions, and each session will last one hour.


Session topics:

  1. Our values, hopes and fears: Who are our students now? Who do we hope our students will become? What do we fear?


  1. Our teens' development in context: Unpacking HHS school culture and how it impacts our students


  1. Cultivating assets in our students: Resilience, growth mindset, empathy, and healthy boundaries


  1. The parent role when raising adolescents: Teaching autonomy through unconditional love, limit setting, and flexibility


  1. Coping with stress: "Good stress" and "bad stress," common healthy and unhealthy coping techniques among our students, resources for support


  1. Looking ahead: Supporting students' transition from HHS to higher education and/or the workforce


To enroll: email Devon Voake at devonvoake@hanovernorwichschools.org



PODCAST SERIES


This week, the boys’ soccer Coach Rob Grabill and captains, Liam Collins and Dillon Bradley join host Chris Seibel for the playoff segment of the Maraudible


Interested in Engineering?

Vermont Tech is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 27th, on the Randolph Center Campus. Faculty and current students will be on hand to talk and answer questions about the engineering technology programs at Vermont Tech, including:

If students are interested in attending the open house they can use the link below to register.

OPEN HOUSE



Join Lightning Soccer Club!

LSC, a Norwich based non-profit, is now accepting preschool -12 enrollment for winter programming. This winter LSC is offering skill building clinics for youth aged 3 to 10 and team training sessions for youth aged 11 to 19. Winter clinics and training sessions are held indoor at Kimball Union Academy.


For more information visit the LSC website.

www.uvlightning.org

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In the spirit of being thankful for how fortunate many of us are, we are collecting warm items for the Upper Valley Senior Center. Please bring NEW hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, blankets, and/or slippers to the Stacey Smith in the Counseling Office. The Senior Center will distribute our donations on a need basis. Let’s help the seniors in our community stay warm!

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THE POINSETTIA SALE IS HERE!!


Time to decorate your homes and offices for the holidays!


Please see a member of the sophomore class or email Class of 2021 advisors, Melissa Smith (melissasmith@dresden.us) or Wendy Kares (wendykares@dresden.us) to place an order.

**Orders must be placed by November 8th. Deliveries will be made the week of November 26th.


Dear HHS Community,


We are convening a team of staff, students and parents later this month and throughout the school year to evaluate our daily schedule. We will begin our work by listing and ranking our needs for time. We will be gathering input from all constituencies regarding your thoughts on our schedule. I anticipate using a combination of surveys and focus groups to give us both a breadth and depth of feedback. I will also send regular updates regarding our progress, our thoughts, research and best practices, etc.


My goal with this work is for the committee to bring a recommended daily schedule to present to the HHS staff, Dr. Badams and the Dresden School Board. If the committee develops a schedule that differs substantially from our current schedule I would see the earliest possible adoption as the 20/21 school year. Again, I will do my best to solicit regular feedback from our community and also to provide regular updates.


Lastly, thank you to all the veterans in our communities for their service. Our social studies classes spent the morning speaking with local vets about their service - truly an inspiring learning moment for all.


I wish you an enjoyable long weekend,


Justin M. Campbell

Principal

Hanover High School



STEM@TheNugget Movie Series

Free Showing of “Contact”! (One popcorn and drink too!) Monday, November 12 at 12:30pm

Seating on a first-come basis. Post-show discussion about the search for extraterrestrial life and more with Professor Marcelo Gleiser, Dartmouth Department of Physics and Astronomy.


Health Office Notes:

We have had one confirmed case of Influenza A at HHS this fall. This person had not yet received the flu vaccine but had planned to. All of the 209 students and 55 staff persons who received the vaccine were vaccinated against two Influenza A and two Influenza B viruses. It is too soon to tell how efficacious this year’s vaccine will be.

Influenza Vaccine Composition for 2018-19:

An A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09–like virus, an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)–like virus; and. a B/Colorado/06/2017–like virus (Victoria lineage) and B/Phuket virus.

Influenza activity in the United States remains low, although small increases in activity have been reported. Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, influenza A(H3N2), and influenza B viruses continue to co-circulate, with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses reported most commonly by public health laboratories during the most recent three weeks.

It is not too late to receive an influenza vaccine so please consider it as Influenza is a miserable disease. It also may have severe consequences in the very young, the elderly or the immunocompromised. Please remember if you child is staying home with flu like symptoms to inform the office when you call in as we send this information to the Department of Health every day.

Thank you,

Candace Nattie

Kathryn Bonyai

Lynn McRae

School Nurses



Please join us this Friday to support the Band Trip to Williamsburg VA



Congratulations to the HHS Boys and Girls XC Teams for amazing performances under incredibly soggy conditions at the 2018 NH Meet of Champions in Nashua. Both teams raced to 10th place finishes placing them in the top-10 among all divisions in NH for the season.


Leila Trummel stands alone as HHS’s last fall athlete after qualifying for the New England Championship at Derryfield Park in Manchester, NH this coming Saturday. This marks her fourth consecutive NEC appearance. Well done, Leila! Show her your support this week.

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Glass: Now You See It


Note: This will be the last presentation this semester. We will have more presentations second semester.


The HHS Math and Science Departments are working with Dartmouth Professors to present a series of talks we are calling ‘STEM Pathways’. Jane Lipson, Professor of Chemistry at Dartmouth and her research group develop theories and do simulations in order to understand how complicated molecules behave. For example, she has spent many years studying the large (macro)molecules that make up plastics. Lately, her focus has been on liquids that turn into glassy solids. We encounter these in a multitude of everyday objects - not just windows! So, it is a bit surprising that scientists are still arguing about some of their properties - but that is part of what makes them so interesting.


Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

When: Activity Period

Where: Room 302

Snacks will be provided.

See Ms. King or Mr. Hermanson for more information

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For 9th graders:

Are you interested in STEM? (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

4th annual TechWomen Ambassador Day

Date: Thursday November 15, 2018

Time: 8:30-11:00 (leave HHS at 8am and return at 11:15)

Location: Lebanon HS Library

Purpose: Expose 9th grade girls to careers in STEM

The day will begin with a keynote speaker. Students will attend hands-on and interactive sessions with featured presenters from: ANSYS Engineering Simulations, DHMC, FujiFilm, Hypertherm,LHS Makerspace, Red River Computing, SNHU STEM, TomTom, and Upper Valley Robotics. There will be a closing speaker and students will take home some cool swag!


Email jeanine.king@dresden.us or see Mrs. King in the Math Resource Center to register. Space is limited.

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FOOTLIGHTERS NEWS


The winter play:

Dancing at Lughnasa

Directed by Mary Gaetz


AUDITIONS

Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30 PM

Wednesday, November 14 at 4:30 PM


CALLBACKS

Friday, November 16 at 4:30 PM


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In the spirit of being thankful for how fortunate many of us are, we are collecting warm items for the Upper Valley Senior Center. Please bring NEW hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, blankets, and/or slippers to the Stacey Smith in the Counseling Office. The Senior Center will distribute our donations on a need basis. Let’s help the seniors in our

community stay warm!

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Help us keep up our sponsorship of Partners in Health !

Please consider grocery/gas/Walmart gift cards or cash donations as other ways to help that are greatly appreciated!

If you are sponsoring a child this year, all items are DUE to the Counseling Office on 12/6.

Thank you for considering! Contact Katie (katie.lowery@hanovernorwichschools.org) or Stacey (stacey.smith@hanovernorwichschools.org) with any questions.

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The health office is looking for a couple of registered nurses to assist with blood pressure readings for the upcoming 10th-grade health screenings on Tuesday, 11/27. Please email me if you are free from 8:30 - 10:45 and/or 11:55-2:55 that day. Thank you!


Kerry Artman, District Volunteer Coordinator kerryartman@hanovernorwichschools.org

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Community News and Notes: Items below may be of interest to our community but are not associated with HHS. Please don’t hesitate to send this sort of item to me for inclusion.




The Hanover Christmas Mystery has been a tradition for over 100 years. It is a choral reenactment of the Nativity. It involves some Hanover High seniors and juniors, as well as community members. Hanover High seniors serve as angels and shepherds, juniors serve as ushers, and community members take on a variety of roles. Participation is voluntary and students of all faiths, or no faith, join their classmates in this special senior ritual.

This year’s mystery will take place on Sunday, December 16th in Dartmouth College’s Rollins Chapel, with performances at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. There are a few rehearsals at the school and a few at Rollins Chapel, with a mandatory rehearsal the morning of Saturday, December 15th. Sign-ups for senior angels and shepherds and junior ushers have been posted on the wall across from the library for all wishing to sign-up. Parents, please let your seniors and juniors know about this opportunity or if you know any community members who would like to be elder shepherds, have them contact Melanie Golder (melanie.golder@hotmail.com) or Holly Taylor (holly.taylor@tufts.edu).