Today is the last formal day of the first semester, congratulations to everyone for a job well done! I believe we should all be grateful for the work everyone has done to provide a great opportunity to our students during these very trying times and to the students and families for their patience as we navigated these unchartered waters. It wasn't easy but we prevailed. I am optimistic that the second semester will be just as productive as the first semester.
A reminder that only those students that need to make up work should be present at HHS on Monday. Your student should make arrangements with their teacher if a make-up is needed. Students only have to report to HHS at the designated make-up time.
Thanks again for everything you do to support Hanover High School and have a great weekend!
Start of Second Semester:
Tuesday 1/26 - All semester 2 classes will meet on an abbreviated schedule:
Wednesday 1/27 - Remote Wednesday: All classes will meet with an extended mid day break for lunch/council/activities (1, 5, 2, 6, Activities/Lunch, Council, 7, 3, 4).
Thursday 1/28 - Regular Monday/Thursday Bell Schedule (1, 2, Lunch, 3, 4)
Friday 1/29 - Regular Tuesday/Friday Bell Schedule (5, 6, Lunch, 7, Study Hall)
Second Semester Bell Schedule:
Remote Student Semester 2 Book Pick-Up & Semester 1 Book Return
Remote students can pick up their books for semester 2 and drop off their semester 1 books in the vestibule starting Monday January 25th between 8-3. Books can be picked up/dropped off after the 25th during school hours.
Online yearbook orders are open. Go to Picaboo to place your order and pay online. Or you can place your order by sending in a check for $65 payable to Hanover High School to Jessica Eakin (in the library).
The yearbook has several features specifically for seniors:
Parent Ads: Go to Picaboo to purchase and design your parent ad. Parent ads go at the end of the yearbook and are a message you send to your child or to the class of 2020. Learn about purchasing and designing your ad.
Senior portrait and Senior Sections were due 1/20. However, while I am working on formatting and editing, I’ll accept late submissions, so submit them in the Class of 2021 Schoology course asap. If your senior portrait file is too large, email it to Jessica Eakin
Long Term Goldenrods for Second Semester
Our semester classes will be changing next week and student schedules will be shifting. As a result we have the following message about Long-term Goldenrods:
The following long term goldenrods only will be extended into the second semester: Study Hall for Tuesday and Friday afternoons. If you have already excused your student for these periods we will extend it to second semester unless you call us and say you no longer wish to have it for your student.
The expectations around a long term goldenrod, especially for study hall, is that the student is going home for the day.
All other Long-Term Goldenrods will be void for 2nd semester. You will need to apply again as class schedules have changed with the new semester. There are a few rules surrounding this request.
Advisory Lunch on Tuesdays are not available on a long term basis, as this is the time for Circle (our social emotional curriculum).
Advisory lunch is only available for a long term goldenrod if the student does not have class before or after that day. For example, a student has no morning classes on Mondays and Thursdays, they could request a goldenrod for lunch on Mondays and Thursdays. A student can not be called out on a long term basis for lunch alone while their classmates have a closed campus.
Please reach out to the HHS Admin Office with any questions or requests.
Tutoring Services for High School Students
The state of New Hampshire has partnered with Khan Academy to offer math tutoring and SAT prep to students. Please see this article for more information and for a link to set up an account for your student.
Share Your Wealth Food Drive
As you may know, COVID19 has been a huge setback for some families and children; businesses are hurting, jobs are cut and sometimes there's not enough food on the table.
Through a partnership with the Church of Christ at Dartmouth, we hope to help fill the need for food in our community. Their pantry is a resource available to anyone, no questions asked. They know there is food insecurity in our schools and it is their hope that more local families will avail themselves to this new resource.
Items that are needed include: canned fruits and vegetables, 100% juice in bottles or cans, shelf-stable milk, healthy snacks (including nuts), low-sodium prepared foods, microwaveable meals, soups, canned meats and fish, dried soup beans/mixes, hot and cold cereals, pasta and sauces.
Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 19 - Friday, Feb. 5
All food donations should be brought to the designated table in the library hallway.
Advisory Competition: Tally your donated items for your advisory. The winning advisory group will receive a pizza lunch, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12. Please see the flyer for more information.
This food is given out to anyone who needs it and will be given out at the Church of Christ in Hanover. Saturdays 11am-1pm. 40 College St, Hanover, NH, 03755.
Students - Need a tutor?
Would your student benefit from on-line tutoring from your peers?
Tutoring - Can you help?
Is your student interested in tutoring virtually at RMS or HHS? I will match all peer-tutoring requests individually and will connect them as soon as there is a suitable match.
If the answer is yes to either of the above, please contact me. Please be advised that all tutoring will be remote at this time, and that all minors, either their parent or legal guardian, are required to complete the Parent Consent Form for on-line tutoring.
13th Annual High School (Virtual) Exhibition - January 22 - February 26
Online community voting today! Please vote for our art students!
We have several students participating in a virtual art exhibition hosted by the AVA Gallery. Each year, we have been fortunate enough to have several students recognized in this show for their amazing artwork. This year, because the exhibition is virtual, all members of the community can vote for award winner. I hope that you participate and encourage students and families to weigh in.
To preview the entries now, click here: https://avagallery.org/2021-ava-high-school-virtual-art-exhibition/
The webpage will be “live” TODAY (Friday, January 22),
Our students who are participating are:
Support our Boys and Girls Basketball Teams
"Buy a seat" on one of the 15' x 3' banners displayed in the gym and become a virtual fan for the season!
1. Email your image as a .jpg landscape orientation in as large a resolution as you’re able to Mariruth Graham or text 603-727-6172
2. Then send your payment of $20 (per seat) – via check payable to Friends of Hanover High Basketball to:
Each "seat" will be 9" x 15" so please send a .jpg that will be able to be oriented or trimmed down to fit to scale. All pictures will remain displayed throughout the season.
We wish we could all be there to cheer on the teams in person! Let’s pack the wall with our most loyal and supportive “fans!”
High Mountain Institute (HMI) - Semester school in Leadville, Colorado
Hanover High info session on Wednesday, 1/27 at 10:40am (Zoom link here)
Study in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for an academic semester or summer! During the HMI Semester, high school juniors receive full academic credit while participating in backpacking and backcountry ski expeditions through mountains and canyons (students apply the year before, as sophomores). During the HMI Summer Term, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors spend 5 weeks in Colorado backpacking and taking courses in writing and leadership. Located in Leadville, CO at elevation 10,000 ft, HMI brings together students from all over the U.S. The mountains are our classroom--no previous outdoor experience required. Extensive financial aid (including free outdoor gear rental) is available--our top scholarships include free flights to/from Colorado. Applications and financial aid applications are due February 15. For more information visit our website, join an evening admissions webinar this winter, or watch this short video about our fall 2020 semester which we successfully completed in-person.
Opportunity to get involved in local conservation work
While our minds are occupied by social distancing and making it through the coming weeks of staying home for the health of our communities, UVTA would like to turn your thoughts to Summer!
The Upper Valley High School Trails Corps is happening this Summer for high school age students (14-18)! Participants will join the UVTA staff on local trails to learn about trail building, conservation and trail stewardship by working with professional trail builders.
If your kids are looking for an awesome, educational-outdoor opportunity for the Summer (that also looks great on a college application) this is the program for them!
Visit our website to learn more about the program and apply!
Visit uvtrails.org to learn more about the Upper Valley Trails Alliance.
Experience Polar Science in Greenland!
Joint Science Education Program (JSEP) is open to U.S. high school students currently in 11th grade, and will take place for 3 weeks during summer 2021. There is no cost for the program.
Applications open now through January 31, 2021