Now that was quite a snow storm. Hopefully it didn’t take anyone by surprise and you found some time to enjoy a couple of feet of the fresh powder. I want to thank the Buildings and Grounds staff for all of their hard work in clearing the snow and letting us open on time this morning. Please remind your young drivers to be mindful of the road conditions as the winter sets in and not to take any chances.
Monday and Tuesday are the last 2 school days before the holiday break. Students will return to school on January 4th. Please note that the semester ends on January 22nd, leaving 9 class periods of instruction including the Wednesday schedule. Please remind your student(s) to stay up to date with their school work and to reach out to their instructors if they have any questions at all.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend and as always, thanks for everything you do to support Hanover High School.
College Admission Thoughts from the Counseling Office
As promised, here is the final installment from Rick Clark at Georgia Tech Undergraduate Admissions. If you missed the first two on being deferred or denied, you’ll find the links on the bottom right of this page.
Cafe Ordering Form
Please use this google form for any Gluten Free, Dairy Free and any other dietary restrictions or requirements. You may also use this form for quick pick up items when you have a full day or scheduling conflict. (These items will be charged to your Cafe Account) Orders will need to be submitted by 8am for that day!!
Hanover High Quiz Bowl News
Congratulations to the Hanover High School Quiz Bowl team that finished first in the nation on the Avery Covid-19 Fall Tournament. Fifty-three schools competed from across the nation, and Hanover had the best combined score for the three tournaments that composed the event. Hanover won by 12 points over the second place team which is not very close. The tournament involves putting as many students as you want online, and together they answer sixty questions in sixty minutes. Thus it is not easy to single out team members for special recognition. They all did a great job.
History Paper by HHS Student James Eiler
The Concord Review (TCR) had the pleasure of publishing a history paper by HHS student, James Eiler on the “Franco-Prussian War" in their Winter Issue of the journal.
The Concord Review was founded in March 1987 to recognize and publish the exemplary history essays by high school students in the English-speaking world. With the Winter Issue, 1,394 research papers (average 8,500 words, with endnotes and bibliography) have been published from authors in 46 U.S. states and 42 other countries. TCR remains the only quarterly journal in the world to publish the academic history papers of secondary students.
Hanover High school would like to recognize James for his work and accomplishment of being published in the Concord Review. If students are interested in TCR or how to submit writing, please see Ms. Murray in the Social Studies Hallway or visit the Concord Review at https://tcr.org/ where you can also purchase a copy of James's paper.
Staff Appreciation Breakfast
The first staff to pick up their Appreciation Breakfast were there by 7:15am this morning. Thank you HHS families! Because of your generosity, we were able to run a 2nd staff appreciation day. The teachers were commenting on the lovely gesture & how it will help them get over the finish line. Enjoy the snowy weekend.
Please enjoy pictures taken by Emma Cottage, our volunteer coordinator.
The YIA Community Service Team has gotten off to a terrific start. We have been making meals for the Haven and David’s House. Next week we will be making dozens of cookies for the Listen Center’s Holiday meal. Awesome crew we have!
If you would like to make masks for local non profits over the break, email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org, she will connect with you so you get a mask kit. We are also going to be helping
Watch Clara’s Dream, a nutcracker story at home!
From December 18, 2020 – January 31, 2021, experience the moments of joy and the magic of City Center Ballet’s Clara’s Dream, a nutcracker story — virtually! Center Ballet has filmed a virtual experience we are calling Clara’s Sweet Dream that can be enjoyed on almost any device that connects to the internet.
The Pine Park trustees are concerned about an increase in bicycles in Pine Park. Bikes have never been allowed in the park because of the fragile nature of the trails and safety concerns on the steep hills. Please respect this longstanding rule.