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Weekly Announcements

Dear HHS Community,

Recently we piloted two ‘homework free’ weekends. The link below is to a survey regarding the efficacy of this pilot. We will use data from parents, students and staff to decide whether to schedule homework free weekends next year. I anticipate it will take 2 - 3 minutes to complete the survey. Thank you in advance for your time!

Link to survey: https://goo.gl/forms/OoVKfKPcp9lxEC452


I would like to thank Ella Chapman for her incredible work in bringing Senator Hassan to speak at HHS. Senator Hassan spent roughly 40 minutes taking questions directly from our students on a wide range of topics. Great job Ella!!

I hope everyone has a restful weekend. The end of the school year is nearly upon us!!

Justin M. Campbell
Hanover High School

Congratulations to Gabe Brison and Sally Hair and their two teams at the NAQT Quiz Bowl tournament in Atlanta over the past weekend. Team A qualified for the playoffs among top qualifying teams and finished with a 7 and 5 record placing it within the top 22% of all 352 teams. Team B finished with a respectable 5 and 5 record. Hayden Smith was the top individual scorer for Hanover and he finished at 10% of the 1,665 total competitors. Complete statistics may be found at the NAQT home page (they certainly like to keep statistics).

The Hanover A team was Hayden Smith, Simon Herron, Oliver Minshall, and Liam Szczepiorkowski
Team B was Jack Burnham, Wright Frost, Eliza Rodi, Dory Psomas, and Rose Luttmer.

Steel Magnolias: A stunning depiction of the interpersonal relationships of six women in a Louisiana beauty parlor; a saga of sisterhood, love of all sorts, and loyalty beyond measure. Each member of the audience will leave having been told a different story but united in a hope for finding the extraordinary within the everyday. An incredibly talented cast, creative team, and crew bring the show together for students and the community, a glimpse of uplifting love to share with all. Come to support students in the arts, leave changed and astounded that the production was entirely crafted by passionate Hanover High School students.

Experience the magic on June 1st and 2nd at 7:00 pm. Tickets are by donation. The show Steel Magnolias is part of the SOS, or Students On Stage, program: an entirely student run annual tradition. All proceeds go to continuing the show and its legacy.

Dora Spaulding & Wendy Thompson are retiring after 50 and 30 years of service, respectively, at the Marion Cross School. Please join the MCS PTO in honoring them at a Retirement Celebration on the MCS Green on Friday, June 15th, from 3:30 to 5pm.

Contact Susan Simmers (susan_simmers@yahoo.com) with any questions.

Garden Interns for summer - the HHS Garden Club is looking for one or two interns this summer interested in managing the vegetable garden. if you are looking for twenty hours of paid work this summer - $10/hour, please email jeannie.kornfeld@dresden.us

You can also split the job with a friend and each work 10 hours.

“SURPRISE” PARTY FOR MR. JACKSON: Calling all members of the HHS Community! This Sunday at Area 1 (Storrs Pond) from 1:00 – 4:00 PM we are going to celebrate Mr. Jackson’s three-decades-long career as Athletic Director of HHS. If you are interested, please feel free to attend this very informal gathering in Mr. Jackson’s honor. If you would like to give Mr. Jackson a card, there is a wicker basket in Room 250 for cards to be dropped off in advance. Congratulations to Mr. Jackson!

Youth-in-Action would like to thank you for support of your student’s community service work all year. HHS’s Kathleen Skinner sponsored a YIA dinner at David’s House Wednesday night and an awesome group made the dinner.

Next Thursday we are cooking dinner at the Hixon House (the adult shelter at the Upper Valley Haven). This can be rewarding family community service time. Sign up for that HERE.

Senior Class Parents!

  • The Senior festivities are coming up and Youth-In-Action (YIA) would love to help the graduates celebrate their accomplishments. YIA is organizing a simple thank you breakfast for the graduates in the Atrium starting at 7:45 am, Tuesday (6.12). We will be bringing along juice, bagels and cream cheese. In the past the senior class parents have added to the buffet by providing fruit, baked goods, coffee and a wonderful selection of other treats. If you would be willing to contribute to the breakfast, we would be extremely grateful, as will the 169 students. SIGN UP HERE. Food will need to be dropped off by 7:30 am on Tuesday 6.12. Email Beth Kopp if you have questions.
  • A fun part of the graduation All Night Party is the Toddler Photo Contest. Please email a photo of your sweet or goofy toddler-aged senior to toddlerphoto@gmail.com by June 1. Questions? Email the same address. Thank you!

**Community News and Events - items below are not directly organized by Hanover High School but might be of interest to our community**

Avalanche CD release party and concert at the Strafford Town House at 7pm, June 2nd. Bring your friends and family at 5:30 to eat at the taco truck! It’s going to be a fun night! Tickets at the door, 15$ recommended donation. This is a benefit show to help raise money for the Spire Restoration Project! CDs will be on sale, get them signed after the show!