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Weekly Announcements



 Principal's Weekly


Dear Hanover High School Community,


I would like to thank the Hanover Fire Department publicly for their assistance yesterday.  Their skilled response and professional demeanor remedied our situation (smoke in building from a malfunctioning HVAC unit) quickly and safely.  I would also like to thank our building staff who were in close radio contact as we swept the building to ensure all were evacuated.

Yesterday’s events also made me want to share a bit more about our emergency procedures as we start our school year.  HHS has a standing emergency management committee that meets regularly to develop, review and practice procedures for all manner of situations.  We work hard to be prepared for extreme weather events, human-caused events, personal tragedies and all other extreme situations. The Hanover Police and Fire Departments are our close partners in emergency planning and we value their input, wisdom and expertise.

Throughout the year all students and staff will be practicing building evacuations, an off-site evacuation (we use Thompson Arena as our backup location should the school be uninhabitable), bus evacuations and lock-down drills.  Our emergency planning committee uses data gathered from our drills along with best practices to continually refine our protocols.



This weekend is our annual Homecoming event.  There are many home athletic contests and a dance on Saturday night (semi-formal; 8 - 10 pm).  I hope to see lots of our community at the various events.  


I hope you enjoy the gorgeous weather this weekend,


Justin M. Campbell


Hanover High School



Upcoming Dates of Importance

September 20-21 Homecoming

September 24 - Senior College Night

October 10 - Open House

October 10-15 Assignment free weekend

October 16 - PSATs (no school for grades 9, 10 and 12)

October 17 - Student Flu Clinic

November 1 - End of Quarter 1




Exchange Program


Want to be part of an exchange program?


If you would like to be part of the Rotary Exchange for the 2020/2021 school year, please contact Julie.Stevenson@dresden.us


We will need to know who is interested by the end of September!


An adventure awaits you!



Requesting A Goldenrod (HHS Planned Absence Form)


If you are aware that your student will have a scheduled absence, please be sure to follow the procedure below.

You can contact the office one of three ways. 

  • Phone 603-643-3431 

  • Email to: hhsadminoffice@hanovernorwichschool.org

  • Written note

In order to complete a goldenrod:

  1. A student's parent or guardian informs 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.

Students that have completed the goldenrod process are able to take part in their co-curricular activities.


You can view the full attendance policy if you  click here



Mountain Bike for Community Service

Come ride the course for the Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Race and help pull signs on Sunday, September 29. You can also drive around and gather signs instead.  This event is a fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. If you are interested, contact Mr. Bourne: harrison.bourne@dresden.us





AP Test Registration begins on Monday, September 23rd. Students should bring this form with payment to Stacey Smith in the Counseling Office to register.  Each test costs $94 and must be paid in full at the time of registration.  Make checks payable to “Hanover High School – AP Exams.”  Fee waivers are available for students with financial need. Full refund if test cancelled by November 8. If, for any reason, a student does not take the AP exam(s) partial refund if test cancelled by April 1st. Maximum refund $54 per test. Students must request a refund through Stacey Smith. AP Exams will begin on Monday, May 4th and end on Friday, May 15th. 


Tuesday, 9/24/2019: Seniors & Parents, please join the 11/12 Counselors for Senior Family College and Financial Aid Night

5:30pm • Senior Family College Night in the Auditorium presented by the 11/12 Counselors

6:30pm • Financial Aid Night in the Auditorium presented by NHHEAF (NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation) and VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)


Wednesday, 9/25/2019: The last day to drop a semester 1 class without penalty.


Wednesday 9/25/2019: PSAT Registration begins for Sophomores (through 10/9). Juniors can also still register. Cost is $20 cash or check made out to Hanover High School.


College Visits Next Week:

(subject to change; please check Naviance or in the Counseling Office to confirm)

9/23 • 8:00 • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (ME)

9/23 • 8:55 • Marist College (NY)

9/23 • 9:50 • Bennington College (VT)

9/23 • 1:10 • Maine College of Art (ME)

9/23 • 2:05 • Kalamazoo College (MI)

9/24 • 8:00 • University of Puget Sound (WA)

9/24 • 8:55 • Bates College (ME)

9/24 • 9:50 • Vanderbilt University (TN)

9/24 • 11:20 • University of Vermont

9/26 • 8:00 • Colby College (ME)

9/26 • 11:20 • Canisius College (NY)

9/26 • 12:35 • Columbia University (NY)

9/26 • 2:05 • Kenyon College (OH)

9/27 • 8:00 • Whitman College (WA)

9/27 • 8:55 • Muhlenberg College (PA)

9/27 • 9:50 • Warren Wilson College (NC)

9/27 • 11:20 Colby Sawyer College (NH)

9/27 • 12:15 • Rutgers University (NJ)

9/27 • 1:10 • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

9/27 • 2:05 • New York University (NY)




The JUNIOR/SENIOR classes desperately need 1-3 parents to plan this year's Holiday Dance!

Parents of Sophomores also welcome!

The Holiday dance is a parent run event that has been held at the Top of the Hop for more than 50 years, but without 1-3 new parent co-chairs, there will be no dance this year, as our kids have all graduated and we must pass the planning baton on to some other enthusiastic parents !

Please email or call me to find out more or volunteer. It is actually REALLY fun.

We had great responses and feedback from the last two years that we organized the dance, so you don't have to reinvent the wheel if you don't want to.

Be in touch please. Planning usually begins in the beginning of October just to get all the balls rolling.

Thank you in advance !! Kathy Marshall and Maria Parrado

Kmarshallvt@gmail.com 802/698-3767


Save the Date! We’re happy to report that the Top of the Hop has been booked for this year’s Holiday Dance, which will be held on Saturday, December 14th. We hope all the juniors and seniors will mark their calendars to attend, and all the parents will save the date to volunteer. If you’d like to sign up to volunteer (even if you can only give one hour) please email us. 


Jaimie Seaton, Co-Chair      Maggie Minnock Taylor, Co-Chair

jbaseaton1@msn.com         mrminnock@gmail.com






The New England Music Festival Association (NEMFA.ORG) organizes an annual weekend of choral, band and orchestra concerts featuring the most talented high school musicians throughout New England.  Hanover High School will be hosting the event on March 19, 20 and 21, 2020.  The students attending the event stay with local families who provide accommodation, meals and transportation over the course of their stay.


We need local host families for 400+ participants from pick up at 8pm Thursday through final drop off Saturday morning.   The hosts’ responsibilities include giving two or more students a place to sleep Thursday and Friday night, a breakfast on Friday and Saturday morning, a dinner on Friday evening, and transportation at the following times (schedule is subject to change):


  • Attend a mandatory host family meeting at 8pm at Hanover High School, Thursday March 19th,

  • Pick up students Thursday evening at 9pm at Hanover High School (following the host family meeting); curfew 11p.m.,

  • Ride to Hanover High School on Friday morning to arrive by 8am,

  • Pick up students at 5:15pm on Friday evening for dinner and evening activities at host family home (pick up is Hanover High School for chorus students and Dartmouth’s Spaulding Auditorium for band/orchestra students). No evening rehearsal. Curfew 11pm.

  • Final ride to rehearsals/performances Saturday at 9am. All students will need to drop luggage at Spaulding Auditorium in Alumni Hall upstairs and then band/orchestra members will need to be dropped off at Hanover High School with their instruments and dress clothes (chorus students stay at Spaulding).  This will complete your responsibility.


Host volunteers must complete a Housing Form and provide names, social security numbers, birth dates and phone numbers for all adult members of the household for a background check.

If you are interested in supporting New England teen musicians in this way, please email 2020nemfahousing@gmail.com to request a Housing Form. Also, please share this request with anyone you think may be interested.


Thank you for supporting our young musicians!



Circle Up!


Some of you may already know about Circle Up!, a parent-led group made up of Dresden School District parents. For those of you who are new to HHS, our goal is to provide healthy educational opportunities and activities for the families of the Dresden School District in an effort to reduce substance misuse and other risky behaviors. Circle Up! is building their Listserv to include more Dresden families.  If you would like to receive Circle Up! news and event information, please send your name and email address to UVCircleUp@gmail.com. Expect to receive 1-2 Circle Up! emails a month. 




Are you interested in creating "Theater Magic" behind the scenes?

Check out the Northern Stage Technical Apprentice Program (TAP)


Northern Stage believes the artistry that happens behind the scenes is just as important as the artistry that happens on stage.  We pride ourselves in having a fully professional and exceptionally gifted production staff, from our technical director to our scenic artists, to our props master.  TAP is designed for students in grades 9-12 with an interest in technical theater. Students will participate in six master classes from September through April, which will include an education experience from production staff members and attending a performance.  They will also participate in the technical crew for the Youth Ensemble Studio (YES) productions of Metamorphoses and Frozen Jr.


A few spots still remain for this year's program which begins on Sunday, September 29th with a Master Class in Scenic Carpentry where students will learn about the gorgeous set of Northern Stage's production of A Doll's House, Part 2 before seeing the production.


For more information, and to register for this year's program, visit https://northernstage.org/technical-apprentice-program/


Registration & Tuition

2019-20 TAP Tuition is $400. Click here or call (802) 296-7000 to register.
Scholarships & Payment Plans In an effort to ensure our programs are accessible to all, Northern Stage offers need-based scholarships for the Technical Apprentice Program. The deadline for all scholarship applications is September 20. Click here to print and mail/email your scholarship form. We are grateful to Janet Miller Haines, Heywood Alexander, Michael Aycock and Barry Baker, Education Fund donors, and our entire family of supporters for making education scholarships possible.
If you would like to set up a payment plan, please email Box Office Manager Robin Lynch at rlynch@northernstage.org.
Questions? contact Director of TAP Melissa Robinson at mrobinson@northernstage.org or (802) 296-7000 x. 130. For questions about registration, contact the box office at boxoffice@northernstage.org or (802) 296-7000.


Thank you to all your YIA volunteers this year has been off to a terrific start. HERE is what we have coming up. 

If you would like to learn more about supporting a YIA dinner at the Haven or David’s House ($75), please contact Beth yia@hanovernorwichschools.org

Hooded HHS sweatshirts continue to be for sale for $35, contact Beth for that as well!


Allstate Driving Instruction 

Now Offering TEEN DRIVERS ED SESSION in Norwich

Course Starts  

JANUARY 7th thru  MARCH 14th

Classes will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Dates: January-- 7, 9, 14, 16

February--- 11, 13, 25, 27, 29

March-- 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14

Class time Tues & Thurs: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday:   10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Drive Times: TBD

Course fee:--$700/-

For more info please call: 802-775-9218 or email: allstatevt1@gmail.com

Or web:   http://www.allstatevt.com/norwich-vermont.html 

To register, for this session please print application form from the website and mail it with $250 deposit to guarantee a spot. Deadline for sending in applications is 12/15/19.

Mailing Add: Allstate Driving Instruction, 375 Notch Road, Mendon, VT 05701




Greece Trip

APRIL 10-18, 2020


HHS's Latin teachers are organizing a 9-day trip to Greece over April Break this spring, and we're looking for LATIN, ART, HISTORY, and MYTHOLOGY students excited about the ancient world and eager for adventure. 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, see Mr. Eskilson or Mr. Glenney soon.

Applications are due Oct. 1, and the trip is filling up!

For more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1azVlng1T4OSiF2uVkN1BgBLotKBmnrSC4HeDS_L9A1U/edit?usp=sharing



Free Student Influenza Clinic:

The Health Office will be offering a free student Influenza clinic again this year on:

October 17th from 9A.M. until 12 Noon

We are attaching the Vaccine Information Sheet and the Parent Consent Form. Please read and sign the consent form and return it to the Health Office. We will not be mailing these home this year. These forms may also be picked up in the Health Office. 

Influenza vaccine can prevent influenza (flu).

The Center for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get the vaccine. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Candace Nattie

Lynn McRae

Kathryn Bonyai

School Nurses


Free Student Influenza Clinic:

The Health Office will be offering a free student Influenza clinic again this year on:

October 17th from 9A.M. until 12 Noon

 We are attaching the Vaccine Information Sheet and the Parent Consent Form. Please read the information sheet and sign the consent form and return it to the Health Office. We will not be mailing these home this year. These forms may also be picked up in the Health Office.  Please read and sign the consent form and return it to the Health Office. We will not be mailing these home this year. These forms may also be picked up in the Health Office. 

Influenza vaccine can prevent influenza (flu).

The Center for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get the vaccine. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Candace Nattie

Lynn McRae

Kathryn Bonyai

School Nurses