Happy Friday, it’s another hectic day at HHS. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to view a documentary titled It's Criminal over the past couple of weeks. The film examines the criminal justice system in New Hampshire through the lens of a joint course with students from Dartmouth College and the Sullivan County Department of Corrections. Today HHS had an all- school panel discussion about the film. I would like to thank Marie D’Amato for all her work with planning this event along with the students and panelists for their participation.
I have received a number of inquiries about making up time for the Tuesday snow day. Making up missed time from a snow day is complicated and can come in many variations. We will be monitoring the amount of days that have been missed and discussing options with the admin team. There is talk about a pending snow storm this coming Tuesday. If a snow day is called for Tuesday we will be forced to adjust our schedule to balance the curriculum. We will update you on the amended schedule.
Pen of Iron 2021 Final Contest
The Pen of Iron 2021 Final Deadline Contest (with Co-op Gift Cards for prizes). Seeking artwork, photos, creative narrative essays, vignettes, fiction stories, and poetry. Deadline for submissions is February 26, 2021. Email submission to Pen of Iron.
HACTC Virtual Town Halls
Attention sophomores: the Hartford Area Career & Technology Center (HACTC) plans to hold three virtual town halls for sophomores and parents; the dates and links to these Google Meets are below:
This information can also be found on the homepage of the HACTC website (under HACTC Calendar).
The Outdoor Academy at Hanover: Feb 8 at 11:15 AM
The Outdoor Academy is an accredited, residential semester school for 10th and 11th graders in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina. Each semester, 28 students from around the country come together for 16 weeks of rigorous academic classes combined with outdoor programming (backpacking, whitewater paddling, and rock climbing), creative arts (including traditional crafts like blacksmithing, woodcarving and weaving), and environmental education in a close-knit community. At OA, your honors-level classes will be small and always in person, your teachers will also be blacksmiths and rock climbing experts, and your new classmates will become lifelong friends.
To learn more, check out this glimpse into life at OA and these testimonials from parents and students at the end of a recent semester, and find us on Instagram. Applications for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters are currently open with a first round, priority admissions deadline of February 15.
Admissions Counselor and OA alum Katie Rowlett will be holding an info session about The Outdoor Academy during Advisory period on Monday, February 8 at 11:15 for any 9th or 10th grader at Hanover who is interested in learning more about OA. Parents are welcome to attend the session as well.
Contact Katie Rowlett with any questions.
Meeting ID: 842 2968 1802 Passcode: OA
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,84229681802#,,,,*120324# US (New York)
3 Free Community Prevention Workshops
From Andrea Smith, a Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator for the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
1. Vaping Unveiled: 2/16/21 from 6:30-7:30 pm via Zoom Register here.
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 837 3657 2627 Passcode: 079642
This is a great resource for people to learn about vaping trends in NH and what we can do to help prevent it.
2. Staying Connected with Your Teen®: Tuesdays - Feb 23 - March 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm via Zoom. Register here
3. Staying Connected with Your Teen®: Wednesdays - Feb 24 - March 24 from 9:30-11:30 am via Zoom. Register here
This workshop is for parents of teens to increase communication skills, improve family management, and strengthen family bonds which can help result or prevent participation in high risk behaviors.