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Weekly Announcements

Dear HHS Community,

The links below are to summaries of a two different stories I caught on NPR. I recommend reading, or listening to, both when you have a free minute. I try to think deeply about the context in which our students are immersed in while they grow, learn and develop. I also spend lots of time reflecting on how we (me personally, our school and our community) can tweak or adjust things to give our students the best possible conditions in which to thrive.

In the coming months I will be working hard to help our school think about who and what we want to be. Our first concrete step will be to adopt a daily schedule that best helps us achieve this self image. I will be looking for input from all of our community. Thanks for taking a moment to read through the articles below and for sharing (request coming soon!) your thoughts.

Links to articles:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/28/727509438/college-students-and-their-parents-face-a-campus-mental-health-epidemic

https://onbeing.org/programs/abraham-verghese-and-denise-pope-how-do-you-want-to-be-when-you-grow-up/

Have a great weekend,

Justin M. Campbell

Principal

Hanover High School


Important upcoming Dates:

Awards Ceremony for grades 9-11 June 7

Senior Exams June 6-10

Senior Trip June 11-12

Final Exams June 10-14

Last day of school for students June 14

Graduation June 14 6pm

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Students On Stage presents... Godspell in the HHS Auditorium on June 6 and 8 at 7:00!!Admission is by donation and all that is collected goes towards future years for the program. Support your peers!!


Hanover High School’s Art and Literary Magazine, Pen of Iron 2019, is now available to order, shipped to your home. Hardcover ($28.99) or softcover book ($15) plus shipping. You may also order a FREE eBook without ordering a paper copy of the book.

Use the following link to order: http://penofiron2019.picaboo.com


HHS Trip to Greece: April 2020


HHS's Latin teachers are organizing a 9-day trip to Greece over April Break next year, and and it's time to start recruiting a crew! We're looking for Latin, history, and art students excited about the ancient world and eager for adventure. A quick glimpse of our itinerary: Our group will explore the Acropolis and the Agora, visit Agamemnon's palace ruins in Mycenae, climb the slopes to the Oracle's shrine at Delphi, and sail Homer's "wine-dark sea" to the volcanic island of Santorini. If this trip of temples and museums, grape vines and olive trees — all in the light of the Mediterranean sun — is sweet music to your ears, recruitment starts now and will continue through October 1. For more information, please see either Mr. Glenney or Mr. Eskilson.


Looking to earn college credit at a reduced cost?

Bridge2College registration is currently underway up through the Summer 2020 semester.

Bridge2College is a dual enrollment program at River Valley Community College that enables high school juniors, seniors, and home school students to take college classes at 50% off our regular tuition. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to earn general education credits that are transferable to other two and four year colleges.

Online classes are also available. Unlike most early college programs Bridge2College allows high school students to take courses the summer after they graduate at the same reduced tuition rate. Most courses in our RVCC catalog can be taken through Bridge2College provided the student has the appropriate prerequisites and competencies. A Governor's Scholarship provides 100% reimbursement to New Hampshire students for two STEM related courses per year.

Please see Mrs. King if you would like more information about the Bridge2College Program.

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Interested in spending 10 days in France next March?


Interested in spending 10 days in France next March?

New French School-to-School Exchange in Brittany, France

Quick Introductory Meeting Tuesday June 4 during Activity

10:45 to 11:00

Chez Mme Vigneault Room 243

With Mme Doyle

Any one with any interest at all is welcome


Coming soon! New French School-to-School Exchange in Brittany, France in March 2020. Students will spend nine days living with a host family and attending morning classes in a French high school. In the afternoons, we’ll make excursions to places like Carnac and Mont St. Michel. We will end this adventure with a visit to the Beaches of Normandy and Belle Paris. This exchange is open to all advanced French students. Priority will be given to students in French 4 and above (including those who have finished the program) and Juniors and Seniors. The estimated cost is $1500, Please tell your French teachers a.s.a.p., if you’re at all interested, and stay tuned for more information soon.


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From the Tech Department:

With the year coming to an end, Chromebooks are due. Here’s what you need to know:


There will be a $250 fee and withheld diploma/grades if students don't return their Chromebooks on time. If you have any questions you should come see us in the Upstairs Lab.


For Seniors:

-Your Chromebook is due no later than 1 pm on June 10th (last day of finals).

Remember to export any Google content from your school email using Google Takeout (See Email from Ms. Campbell).


-Your Chrome accounts (including email) will be closed 14 days after graduation. Please be sure to forward/change any emails with your colleges prior to this date.


For All other Students:

-Your Chromebooks are due by 6/16 - don't forget your chargers!


-If you are not returning for the 19-20 school year, please use Google Takeout to transfer your data to a personal account. Your Chrome accounts (including email) will be closed 14 days after your last day of school.

-If you are going to be away temporarily (exchange, study abroad, semester program), your email will stay active in your absence but you will lose access to other platforms (PS, Schoology, etc).



Calling a few organized and motivated parents !

For fifty years, HHS parents have organized the Holiday Dance, to take place at the Top of the Hop, the last Saturday before Holiday Vacation.

We are looking for a few parents who would like to run this year's HD (2019). (ideally 2 co chairs).

This is not a school run dance, it is exclusively a parent run event.

That said, there is a process in place that makes the organizing relatively easy (or you can reinvent the wheel, your choice!).

We know the holidays are a long ways away, but we need to pass off the baton before school ends !

Please email me if you are interested and we can pass off all the details

(most of which have been simplified and moved to google drive in the last couple of years).

Kathy Marshall/ Maria Parrado - kmarshallvt@gmail.com



HHS DIVERSITY DISCUSSION

Join the conversation! Our last meeting is on Monday, June 3rd!

We all know that Hanover High is a bubble. Join our conversation and share your unique thoughts on and experiences about diversity at HHS and in the Upper Valley. Help us change and integrate diversity in our school for the better. Open to all! Light snacks provided! Monday, June 3rd, Activity Period, Room 302. Facilitated by students from HHS Racial Literacy Group. Contact Ms. Subha, Ms. Hansen or Mr. Hill (Ron) if you have any questions!

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Seniors, the following steps need to be completed in order for your final transcript to be sent to your college.

  • Please update your Naviance account with your college decisions and the college you plan to attend.
  • Please complete the Future Plan sheet in Naviance, the details on how to do this is posted in schoology.
  • The data we collect is confidential and will help us advise future students.

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Completed paperwork to take a Fall term Dartmouth course is due to Stacey Smith, HHS Registrar, by 3:00 on Thursday, June 13th. For more information, talk with your counselor.

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TRY SOMETHING NEW - SIGN-UPS HAPPENING NOW!

Borderline Racing, a new co-ed mountain bike team for Grades 5-12 featuring group rides and racing in the late summer through early October.

There is no expectation of prior racing, just a willingness to try! We will participate in the Vermont Youth Cycling League. This is not a school sponsored or affiliated team.


More details on Borderline Racing team may be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BvYG0m5tepxpcje0cVHh_PWgb1D076abwyrNcNaYdsA/view


Registration deadline is June 8th.

Here's the quick link to registration & purchase clothing:

https://www.bikereg.com/vtyc-team-borderlineracingmtb#Register


Questions, please contact Jane & John Phipps at borderlinemtb@gmail.com


Attention HHS Senior Families: Youth in Action has a tradition of sending our seniors off on their trip with a delicious breakfast. If YOU would like to contribute food or drinks to this event, please sign up HERE.

YIA also has a number of community service events coming up. If your student is interested in that s/he can sign up for that HERE. Thank you all for your support of giving back to the community!