Happy Friday, it was nice to have a hint of Spring these past two days and I look forward to having continued warmer weather. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s going to last. Cold weather is scheduled to be back in the forecast this weekend with some possible snow.
With the warmer weather students and staff are starting to head outside for classes. We remind students to dress appropriately. I’m amazed at the number of students who do not wear what I consider weather appropriate clothing to school. Tee-shirts, shorts, and sandals in cold and inclement weather. I guess I must be getting old and not as tough as I once was.
I also want to remind all students to stay the path and focus on academics as the school year progresses. June will be here before we know it. The administration is discussing the end of year events and will be sharing the details soon.
I want to again thank everyone for everything they’re doing to keep our students and staff safe, and the nurses for all they do for us. Please make sure you read their update below.
Have a peaceful, restful, and safe weekend.
Health Office Notes:
Please contact us if you believe your child has any COVID symptoms or has had a COVID test.
Please also keep your child home if your child has had a COVID test and you are waiting for results.
We have received the test results from last week’s event and all COVID tests are reported to be negative. This means that even with close contacts we have had no detectable in-school transmission of COVID.
Thus, we are able to continue to have in person education in our district, which is truly a credit to all students and families who continue to observe the necessary precautions.
We thank you all for this observation and reporting when necessary during this extraordinarily difficult time.
Athletics - Spring Registration - Register Now
Registration is open on FamilyID for HHS spring sports. Spring sports begin on March 29.
Here is the link to register - Register for spring sports on Family ID.
We ask that everyone please register as soon as possible for spring sports. Registration will close on Monday, March 22.
COVID-19 Spring Note:
At this time, Hanover High School will plan on offering the usual spring sports programs as allowed per state and NHIAA guidelines. Given the ever-changing nature of our world at this time, we will adapt and adjust as necessary. Athletics is an integral part of the high school experience for many students and we are committed to keeping our students active and connected in the safest way possible.
Due to COVID-19 and facility restrictions, some teams may run in a modified manner or need to make cuts. There is a possibility that some programs may be cancelled, however we plan to offer as many options as possible given the current limitations.
The NHIAA has approved official tryouts/practices to begin on March 29, 2021 for all spring sports. Competitions can begin April 12, 2021 for all sports. All programs will have COVID protocols in place including masks at all times.
If you have questions, please contact Megan Sobel, Athletic Director or call the Athletics Department at 643-0655.
HACTC Applications Open
The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center is currently accepting applications for the 21-22 school year. To learn more about their programs, check out their Town Hall. The HACTC application can be found on this online form. Applications are due on March 19, 2021.
Save the date for the winter show:
This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing
Saturday, March 20
Watch Party details to come
This winter the Footlighters made a video adaptation of a the fable “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing,” by Finnegan Kruckemeyer. It will be available for free, streaming for 3 “watch parties,” premiering on March 20.
This imaginative take on the story involved a great number of students both in front of and behind the cameras, along with alumnus Seamus Good ‘14, who was director of photography and video editor.
Footlighters will provide the link in next Friday’s update, via Schoology, and eblast. Watch this space!
River Valley Community College Dual Credit Courses
River Valley Community College will be closing the Spring 21 registration period the week of March 15. Any additional students registering for Spring 21 courses should do so by Friday March 19, this includes parental approval, payment for non-STEM courses. Contact Mrs. King if you have questions.
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) annually sponsors the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP). This program provides a unique opportunity to area high-school juniors with an aptitude for math and science.
We regret to inform you, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) for FY21.
Due to uncertainties associated with COVID-19 and in following safety guidelines, unfortunately we are unable to bring students onto the CRREL campus this year.
Summer Workshop in Math (SWiM)
Summer Workshop in Math (SWiM) is a free 7-day online workshop for rising high school seniors who are interested in mathematics, with a particular focus on advancing female participation in math. SWiM is particularly interested in increasing diversity in mathematics and in science and technology opportunities more broadly, so SWiM strongly encourages students to apply who are female or female-identifying. Please go to this link for more information.
Applications are due March 15, 2021.
UNHash ‘21 Results
On March 6, a team of CS students competed in an "online cyber competition" sponsored by the UNH Cyber Club. Despite a smaller team size and fewer years of CS study, they placed 2nd overall! The "Bit by Bit" team was composed of Adam Gilbert-Diamond, Lauren Hall, Sarah Hall, Rose Luttmer, and Spencer May. Full results are available at http://unhash.cyber-unh.org/scoreboard.
Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) free summer program
The Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) free summer program for high school students is now accepting applications for summer 2021. PAN participants will learn about scientific research in nuclear astrophysics through conducting their own experiments, as well as the impact of nuclear science and its applications for society. The HS student program will be online only during the week of July 25-30, hosted by Michigan State University. To learn more and fill out an application, visit https://www.jinaweb.org/educational-outreach/physics-atomic-nuclei-pan.