We have been busy in classrooms, on the field and court, in the theater, writing college recommendations and filling out applications, taking the PSATs, supporting our family and friends, trying to figure out what we believe in and who we are, and so much more. So much is happening in and around HHS. When one takes the time to sit back and watch the hard work and effort that goes into the development of humans that are going to make this world a better place, it is hard not to be in awe of the process. Thank you to all who are putting in this effort including our students. It is hard but rewarding work!
To that end, the letter below is from Athletic Director Megan Sobel about fan behavior. I have been impressed by the support our student body gives to our teams and my hope is that the same support will be there for our fall concerts and shows. Let’s continue to support each other by building each other up rather than tearing others down.
Please check your PowerSchool for the slight change in schedule on Tuesday (10/19).
Dinner Table Conversation #3 (otherwise known as Dinner Table Smackdown)
Fan Behavior at Sporting Events
We started the year talking about fan behavior at sporting events. Given this has recently been in the local news (see Hartford girls soccer ends game over sexual harassment from the Fair Haven stands) we want to reiterate the importance of student behavior at games.
We love having students at games! There is nothing better than a huge student section enthusiastically supporting our teams. The student-athletes playing in games (both ours and our opponents) deserve our best. This means positive behavior by fans.
Verbally making fun of or harassing those in the game is unacceptable, whether by name, number or distinguishing characteristics. Some chants are funny, but some cross the line. You likely have seen poor fan behavior at a professional or college game and while it may be tolerated there, it will not be at Hanover High School. Our athletes do not play for money or scholarships (although even then - no one should be harassed while playing). Our athletes compete because it’s fun and a way to represent their school. They should never be subjected to verbal abuse at a game.
PLEASE REMEMBER - THESE ARE GAMES...HIGH SCHOOL GAMES. It should be fun for fans, players, coaches, and officials. Come cheer and have as much fun as possible while abiding by these guidelines.
Support OUR team! We ask that you cheer for our team, not against the other team.
Taunting, deriding, or chanting directed at a single player, coach, or game official by name, number, or appearance will not be tolerated.
Cheers, chants, signs, or gestures that are obscene, mocking, or derogatory will not be tolerated.
Use of profane, vulgar, or abusive language or name calling will not be tolerated.
Show respect and concern for an injured player, no matter the team.
Respect the decisions made by game officials - no heckling or criticizing officials.
These are high school students playing a game. Be kind and supportive. And, don’t be a bystander. If one of your friends gets carried away, use your influence to discourage their inappropriate behavior. It will take all of us to make Hanover known for amazing, supportive fans. Please be a part of the solution.
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AP Test Registration is open, and the deadline to sign up is November 5th.
There are three steps that must be taken:
1) Each test costs $96 and must be paid electronically using MealTime.
2) Students must return this form to the Counseling Office (after payment has been made using MealTime).
3) Students will receive an email with a join code for each exam (sent by Tom Eberhardt). Registration will not be complete until students have "enrolled" using these join codes.
Questions? Please see your counselor.
Visiting Colleges the Week of October 18 to Oct 22, 2021
Monday: Oct 18, 2021
Wednesday: Oct 20, 2021
Thursday: Oct 21, 2021
Grinnel - “in person” 8am
Friday: Oct. 22, 2021
Health Office Notes
COVID Vaccine Clinic in School 10/19/21
There will be an in school COVID vaccine clinic in school for students on Tuesday October 19th from 8-10AM.
The Pfizer Vaccine or the new marketing name “Comirnaty” will be administered. This is approved for all children 12 years of age and over.
We are still hoping to increase our numbers of vaccinated students to increase our chances of staying healthy and keeping our school open all year.
We continue to hear of local schools closing and we continue to have substantial community spread of COVID in our geographic area.
Please read the VIS (vaccine information sheet) and then read and sign the Consent Form and bring it to the Health Office if you wish to participate in the clinic. Or you may send the signed consent form electronically to the HHS Nurses.
We will be holding our annual Student Flu Clinic on Tuesday, November 2nd
Below is the Flu Consent Form. Please read the Vaccine Information Sheet. Then please make a copy of the Consent Form, fill it out, and have your child bring it to the HHS Health Office. Please help us organize our Flu Clinic by signing up your child in advance so that we can order the correct amount of vaccine. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Winter Sports Registration - Now Open
If your student plans to participate in a winter sport at HHS registration is now open. Although fall sports are still in full swing, winter sports will be here soon. Please register as soon as possible so we have an idea of numbers in all programs and can process registrations so everyone is ready. The deadline to register is Sunday, October 31.
Here is the link to register: Hanover High School FamilyID Winter Sports Registration
The sports and levels listed below will be offered during the winter season. The official start date is also listed.
Some sports may start earlier with voluntary workouts or skills sessions. Please register on Family ID to make sure you are contacted by the coaches.
She’s the First
She’s the First is selling Halloween candy grams to raise money for girls’ education! They will be sold on Tuesday, October 19th, during advisory lunch and distributed on the following Tuesday, October 26th, during advisory lunch. Each bag will contain candy and you will have the option to write a personalized message when we come around on Tuesday. The cost of each bag will be $5.
We hope you will support this cause, and we’ll see you next Tuesday!
Kangaroo Math Competition
Enrollment is now open though through the next week until December 15th for the Kangaroo Math competition hosted at Crossroads Academy on Thursday March 17 at 5 pm. Kangaroo Math is an international mathematical competition established in 1991 with over 50 participating countries. There are twelve levels of participation, ranging from grade 1 to grade 12. This is an individual competition and you do not need to be on a school team to participate. For more information, go to mathkangaroo.org, enroll and select NH, Lyme will be one of the testing site options. Once they select Lyme, they will see Crossroads Academy.
The American Physical Society is hosting a virtual event for middle and high school students to showcase the unique careers available in Quantum Information Science (QIS). Students will get a chance to take virtual tours of quantum technologies and facilities and chat with scientists working in the quantum industry, all while traveling video-game style on the platform throughout the day! October 26, 2021, 11 am - 5 pm. Registrations due Oct. 20.
Registration is now open for teachers and students! Please visit our webpage for more information: https://www.aps.org/careers/