Happy Friday, I hope everyone enjoys the last days of summer! I believe that HHS is off to a great start and continue to be amazed at how well the students are adhering to the new protocols and the daily routines of being back at school. We will continue to assess and refine procedures as necessary and remain hopeful that everyone's diligence will enable us to have a great school year.
Please note that this Wednesday, September 23, all seniors will be taking the state mandated SAT assessment at Hanover High School. This assessment was required for all juniors and, due to COVID, it was postponed in March and rescheduled for this coming Wednesday. All seniors have already been notified. Underclass students in grades 9-11 will not be required to sign-in for remote Wednesday and will have the day to catch up on their studies and get organized.
If your child is absent as a result of travel outside of New England, they will be treated as though they are absent and at home. They will be expected to check in with their teachers and keep up with their work. They will not be able to join a remote class for the period of the quarantine; those are separate classes that are ongoing.
Drop off procedure
Families, when you drop your student off in the morning, please do not make a u-turn in the parking lot. Please drive all the way to Hovey Lane, turn right onto Lebanon Street. Thank you!
Remote Wednesday Library Sign-up
Starting Wednesday September 16th, the library will be available for students who have internet access issues. Students must sign-up by 3:00 the Tuesday prior by completing this form. If you have an emergency on a remote Wednesday and need somewhere to work, call the main office.
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Affinity Group
Affinity groups provide opportunities for people to connect with other people who share aspects of their identity, especially in situations in which aspects of their identity are in the minority or are marginalized. Starting on Tuesday, Sept 22 from 1:45-2:15, there will be a meeting for any students of color to gather, share experiences, make friends, identify allies, get support, wrestle with questions of self-image, and strategize solutions to common problems. We meet in room 302. Please consider joining us!
Zoe Onyango, Brian Tso, Deb Beaupre, Ms. Hansen
Yearbook Cover Contest
The theme for the yearbook this year is: Comics! Submit a cover that fits the theme. Covers are due November 2nd in the art room. For more information visit our website.
Students - Need a tutor?
Are you a student at RMS or HHS and would benefit from on-line tutoring from your peers? Please contact me.
Tutoring - Can you help?
If your HHS student is interested in tutoring at RMS or HHS, please contact me. I will match all peer-tutoring requests individually and will be in touch as soon as there is a match.
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.
Driver’s Ed is back!
Vins Hawk Watch
Are you a birder? Do you like to be outside? Join the VINS hawk watch on Mt Ascutney (20 minutes South of Hanover) on one of the following Saturdays: September 26th, October 3rd, October 10th. Weather dependent. Meet at Park gate at 10:45 am. We will be taking data for this citizen science project from 11-1. Bring lunch and water and a mask.
Contact Mrs. Postans if interested.
On Sunday, September 20th at 1:00pm, the NCC will host an outdoor workshop, run by Danielle Taylor, to participate in the "Circles" project in collaboration with the Norwich Historical Society. Participants will receive a plate sized and prepared canvas circle on which to paint a personal design with the themes of hope, gratitude, and community. Here are some design ideas. Individual circles will then be incorporated into a large mural that will be placed at Dan and Whit's to offer inspiration and hope during this challenging time. Danielle, who holds an MFA in painting, will be there to assist and support participants as they meditate on these important themes. Sign up through this website
Materials provided but $5 donation is welcome
All ages welcome!
Fall is around the corner. Would you like to purchase your student a maroon HHS hoodie? Proceeds support Youth-in-Action’s community service projects. Only $35! Email Beth for a pic or to arrange pick up.
Since April, Youth-in-Action has increased our dinner preparation for local organizations to a weekly basis. If your family would like to make meals or provide financial support for YIA volunteers to do the preparation for David’s House or the Upper Valley Haven, please contact Beth.
Wow, we have had so much interest from new and returning students for helping the community. Thank you! Here are upcoming events.