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Weekly Announcements

Dear Hanover High School Community,

I wish all of our staff and students (and their family members who might also be off) a restful vacation. I hope everyone is able to spend lots of time with family and friends. You’ve earned the time away!


Justin M. Campbell


Hanover High School

Important Dates:

April Vacation April 15-April 19

Long period days are Tuesday April 23 & Wednesday April 24.

Last day of school June 14

The STEM Pathways speaker series continues on Tuesday 4/23 in room 313. Join us for snacks and a talk on Face Perception: A Window into the Mind and the Brain.

Brad Duchaine is a professor of psychological and brain sciences. His lab uses neuropsychology, psychophysics, neuroimaging, and twin studies to explore the cognitive, neural, developmental, and genetic basis of social perception. Much of his work focuses on prosopagnosia, a condition defined by severe face recognition deficits.

There is a Schoology Group set up that you can join to get updates, materials from speakers, and connect with others interested in STEM and Healthcare career paths.

There will also be drop-in advisory sessions for resume writing, email writing, internship opportunities, and other related work during Friday activity periods during the weeks of the program in the SRC.

Contact Mr. Hermanson thermanson@hanovernorwichschools.org for more information.

HHS People of Color Affinity Group Meeting: Monday, April 22nd 10:45 in Room 302

If you identify as a person of color at HHS, we are interested in hearing about your experiences at school and your ideas about the mission of this group moving forward.

The adult facilitators this week will be:

Ron Hill, Nicole Hansen, and Subha Srinivasan.


The Footlighters are still seeking old, white clothes and fake flowers for their production of Little Shop of Horrors. Please contact Terry Samwick at footlighters@hanovernorwichschools.org if you have any you would like to donate. Thank you!


The HHS Footlighters are sponsoring the Literature-to-Life performance of The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, on April 27th at 7 PM in the HHS Auditorium. From the producer:

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a one-man play based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The play chronicles the life of Oscar de León, an overweight Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, New Jersey. Oscar is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels, falling in love, and the curse that has plagued his family for generations. This production shows the importance of facing fear with love. The show runs approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.

Please note that the show contains strong language and mature themes and is therefore recommended for mature audiences only.

There will be a post-show discussion.

The Footlighters will be sponsoring a bake sale beforehand.


The HHS Footlighters present:

Little Shop of Horrors

May 9, 10, and 11

7 PM

HHS Auditorium

Students/Seniors/Staff* $8

Adults: $12

*staff get first two tickets at student price

A HeartSaver CPR/AED course will be offered to Staff and Students, by the HHS School Nurses staff on Thursday, May 16th from 3:15pm - 5:30pm. This is an American Heart Association certified course, as required by some summer jobs. There will be no charge for this training, but there will be a $5 fee for the certification card. Please sign up in advance in the Health Office.

Attention seniors: the 2019 Local Need Based Scholarship Application is now live. Although a majority of scholarships are determined with need in mind, a few awards include specific criteria that are not need based. By submitting this one application, you will automatically be considered for approximately 20 local scholarships. Due date Friday, April 26th, 3:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 8th at 5:30, Hanover High School will be hosting an event for students with disabilities and their parents to learn about navigating the college process and accessing support services once a student has been admitted to college. Ward Newmeyer, Director of Student Accessibility Services at Dartmouth College, will talk about rights for students with disabilities in the college setting and the process for accessing accommodations. This session will be most valuable for students in their junior and senior years.


Extended Learning Opportunities

Applications due by June 1st

ELO Application

Would you like to complete an independent study?

Would you like to have an opportunity to dig into a topic that matters to you and direct your own learning?

Independent Study A student wishing to enroll in this program must discuss their goals and ideas with the ELO Coordinator. They will identify an appropriate advisor who will assist the student to complete a guide sheet identifying long and short term goals as well as the necessary steps to meet the goals, projected deadlines, and the criteria for success. Wherever possible, the work should result in some product, such as a major paper, a presentation, or observable project or performance. The student must meet with the advisor weekly and keep a written record of progress in the study. For more information, contact: dick.lloyd@hanovernorwichschools.org

Senior Bridges Seniors are invited to engage in independent study projects in any subject area, perhaps extending beyond the boundaries of our current curriculum. Although Senior Bridges interdisciplinary projects can be in any area of student interest, each will require that the student research the topic, work with community members, write a substantial paper, create a tangible project illustrating what was learned/accomplished, and prepare a presentation about the topic for an audience of teachers and students. Credits and course hour commitments will be determined on an individual basis, depending upon the scope of the project. For more information, contact: shannon.pogue@hanovernorwichschools.org

If you want to complete work in the summer for a fall project, apply now!

Examples of past projects include: building a solar bicycle, researching cultural and agricultural history through baking, studying the affordable housing movement, making a video or CD, learning a new language, designing a video game, an internship with an IT company, or community service etc. The opportunities are unlimited.


Benefit Piano Concert presented by Stephen Wang

Saturday April 27, 2019


Norwich Congregational Church

Stephen, a member of the class of 2020, is presenting a piano concert to benefit the class. Stephen is an accomplished pianist who has performed all over the east coast including venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Boston Conservatory. Stephen will be performing pieces by Chopin, Listz, Bach and Beethoven.

All donations are welcome and there will be refreshments after the performance.

Please come and enjoy this wonderful event!


The Class of 2022 is sponsoring a Teacher Talent Show on Friday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the HHS Band Room. Admission is $5; spread the word!


Interested in baking for a good cause?????

The Food Committee for the 2019 All Night Party (ANP) is seeking donations from parents of underclassmen. The ANP is a substance-free night for graduating seniors and runs from 9pm until 4 am the night of graduation.

We are looking for help in providing food for the kids that evening.

Please contact chair Sudie Watson at sudiewoodstock@gmail.com for details and if interested in helping out! Thank you!

YEARBOOK ORDERS : Pay online by going to: https://hanoverhigh.picaboo.com/inde-2019/

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 student('s) name(s) on the memo line). Bring check to Jessica Eakin in the library or mail to Hanover High School, HHS INDE, 41 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH 03755 The last day to order a yearbook will be Friday May 3rd

Yearbook Parent Ads for Seniors: All parents who have submitted a photo for a parent ad should have been contacted by Jessica Eakin. If you have not, please contact her immediately at jessica.eakin@hanovernorwichschools.org. If you have not yet paid for your ad, please mail a check for $35 payable to Hanover High School (please put the student('s) name(s) on the memo line) to Yearbook Hanover High School, HHS INDE, 41 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH 03755

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.


This summer on the Dartmouth College campus, the Institute for Security, Technology, & Society (ISTS) is offering TWO summer programs for high school students interested in cybersecurity and privacy. Funded by the NSF/NSA joint GenCyber program and Dartmouth College, these programs will explore current interdisciplinary research in cybersecurity and privacy.

ISTS GenCyber 2019

Introductory Program: July 8 - 12

Advanced Program: July 29 - Aug 2

9am – 3pm

There is no charge – this community outreach program is generously funded by Dartmouth College and the GenCyber program, a partnership between the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation to help young people learn about cybersecurity and how skills in that area can pay off for them in the future: http://www.gen-cyber.com/

The deadline to submit applications and teacher recommendations is April 15, 2019.

For more information on the program and to apply, visit


If you have any questions about the program, please email ISTS at info.ists@dartmouth.edu.


Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day

Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day is a fun-filled day of mathematics with hands-on workshops and talks for middle and high school female students and their teachers, both women and men. Originally started and funded by the Association for Women in Mathematics, the purpose of the day is to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics and to assist the teachers of female mathematics students.

Free and Fun! Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

When: May 11, 2019

Sponsored by:

Dartmouth College, Department of Mathematics

Dartmouth College, Office of the Provost

Dartmouth College, Dean of Faculty for the Sciences


Hanover’s 2nd Annual Energy Forum

April 24, 2019

6-8 pm

Richmond Middle School

63 Lyme Rd., Hanover

Hanover made history two years ago with a vote to transition to 100% renewable energy. Come see progress to-date with exhibits, speakers and local residents who are going green.

Learn what pathways you can take to be part of the transition. Pre-register at this link and visit www.hanovernh.org to learn more.

We’re in this together—let’s make it happen!

HHS Theatregoers Club would like to invite you to enjoy two wonderful shows in the Upper Valley. You will have a great time!

The Taming at the Shaker Bridge Theater

March 28th - April 14th Last weekend to catch the play!

In this hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" inspired by Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Miss America contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator's aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. Here's lookin' at you, America. For tickets go to https://www.shakerbridgetheatre.org/buy-tickets

ONCE the Musical at Northern Stage

April 10 – May 19, 2019

Winner of eight Tony Awards and a truly original theatrical experience, Once transports audiences to Dublin, where a struggling street musician meets a beautiful young woman who is captivated by his haunting love songs. With unforgettable melodies and an incredible ensemble of actor-musicians, Once speaks to the power of music to connect us all. Hansard and Irglová’s Oscar-winning music will take audiences on a heartbreakingly romantic journey. For tickets go to https://northernstage.secure.force.com/ticket/

Hartford Area Career and Technology Exploration has just announced their summer program for rising 7th-9th graders. From June 17-21 students will do hands on exploration of HACTC programs, including 10 hands-on activities such as: Basic welding; Forces of flight; Photography; Making homemade pasta; Basic engine operation; Basic direct current circuits; Community service; Micro computer programming; Health and wellness; Building toy catapults; and more! More info and online applications can be found at: http://www.hactc.com/students/summer-camp



On Friday, May 17th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the HHS band room there will be a jam session with current Hanover High School band members, band alums, and any community members who would like to sit in for an evening of fun and entertainment. The evening is intended as an opportunity to bring back Hanover alumni and their family and friends to share good music with current students, but anyone with a skill or love of music is invited. Audience members are certainly welcome.

If interested, please contact Ian Gollub, Band Director, or Bill Murphy, alumni relations, at the high school. Or just come!

Congratulations to the Hanover High School Quiz Bowl Team that recently won the New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League State Championship for the second year in a row. Members of the winning team are Liam Szczepiorkowski, Oliver Minshall, Wright Frost, James Eiler, and Daniel Bender.

Congratulations to the HHS Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band on successful performances and competition results.

900 students from 10 schools from 8 different states attended the 2019 Heritage Festival Competition in Williamsburg VA.

The HHS Wind Ensemble took 1st place in their division with a score of 91/100.

The HHS Symphonic Band tied for 1st place in their division with a score of 89/100.

Jazz Band received a special judges choice award and an exceptional score of 93/100.

There were 6 individual awards given to students for extraordinary music ability. Emily Bregou received one for her flute solo with the Wind Ensemble and Ellie Hackett for her vocal performance with the Jazz Band.

Hanover High School received the 2019 Spirit of Williamsburg award for enthusiasm, cooperation and support of other groups. I am most proud of this achievement.