February 28th, 2020
Dear Hanover High School Community,
March Intensive is coming soon and several groups are planning to travel abroad. We are continuing to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus along with our School Physician and our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Badams. We will reach out to our entire community to share our recommendations early next week. Below is an update from our Nursing staff.
I wish you a pleasant and enjoyable weekend,
Notes from the Health Office:
Updates regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV):
A number of parents and teachers have expressed their concern regarding travel safety, specifically in regard to March Intensive trips. As of 2/24/20, there are no travel bans for any of the countries our students will be visiting. We will continue to monitor the health risks for our students. Let us know if you have specific questions.
How to Stay Informed:
Candace Nattie, Kathryn Bonyai, Lynn McRae: Hanover High School Nurses
Upcoming Dates of Importance
3/3/20 & 3/4/20 - Masterworks 7pm
3/6/20-3/16/20 - Assignment free “weekend”
3/10/20-3/13/20 - March Intensive
3/25/20 - School Day SAT for Juniors, no school for grades 9,10,and 12
3/27/20 - End of Quarter 3
3/27/20 & 3/28/20 - Acapelooza 7pm
Spring Sports Registration - NOW OPEN
Registration is now open for all spring sports. All students that plan to participate in a spring sport must register online with FamilyID. FamilyID is new to HHS this year and is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient.
Spring sport registrations must be completed by March 15, but we encourage early registration so we can plan accordingly for teams based on interest. The first official practice/tryouts for spring sports is March 23. The following spring sports are offered at HHS:
We are still in need of host families for the New England Music Festival-being hosted at Hanover High School March 19-21. Please email our housing chair Bettina Read at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can host 2 students or more for their stay!
Insight Podcast and transcript with Chris Seibel and Katie McDonnell
This week, Katie and Chris we're joined by West Central Behavioral Health clinician Dr. Erin Barnett. Erin shares her work around trauma-informed care and how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact teens and adults physical and emotional health.
Hanover High School is honored to host this year's New England Music Festival (March 19-21) and we need YOU to make it a success.
Please join the hospitality committee, which is responsible for providing meals for our guest musical directors. You don't have to cook! We'll welcome you with open arms no matter how much or little you want to contribute. If you'd like to help, here is the link to Sign-Up Genius
There are still many open slots. Thank you in advance for helping us show a warm welcome to our guests.
Items needed for March Intensive
Do you have fleece, blankets, and/or flannel sheets (full size or larger) that you no longer need? The March Intensive that is working with the Lutheran Church to make quilts for disaster relief is in need of these items to use as filler for the quilts. We are also looking for lengths of new cotton fabric for use in backing.
You may drop items off at the high school or contact Jeanine King to arrange for pick up.
It's hard to believe but it's time to schedule your courses for next year!
Conversations about Youth Mental Health
The End the Silence Club, formerly known as the Suicide Awareness Committee, is a student-run organization at Hanover High School. We aim to spread awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health in our school and community through holding and having a presence at fun events as well facilitating Mental Health First Aid certification courses for students and staff. We've partnered up with Circle UP! to spark more discussion about mental health in young adults! Join us at the Montshire Museum on Wednesday March 18 at 6pm to listen and participate in a quick crash course on youth mental health and panel with health care experts, high school counselors, teachers, parents and students. Free Boloco dinner will be provided for the first 50 attendees! We look forward to seeing everyone there.
Together, we can end the stigma around mental health!
Bike Rehab for the Greater Good
Do you have any old or unused bikes gathering dust? The Bike Rehab for the Greater Good March Intensive group at Hanover High School is looking for used bikes in need of TLC to fix up and give to folks who need transportation, including: kids bikes, mountain bikes, and road bikes. Bikes can be in poor condition, but should be fairly good quality to start so we have good components with which to work.
We are collecting bikes now until the course starts March 10th. Please contact Deb Robinson at HHS if you have a bike to donate to arrange drop off.
Community News and Notes: The items below may be of interest to our community but are not directly connected to HHS.
Sonia Kovalevsky Day - May 9, 2020
More information to follow.
If this is your first time hearing about Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for girls at Dartmouth follow the link below last years agenda. Registration is now open!
Scholarship for students planning to attend an engineering program
The New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers (NHSPE) annually sponsors a competitive merit and need based scholarship program (John Alger Memorial) that awards a minimum of $1,000. The NHSPE Scholarship is open for in-state (NH) residents attending or planning to attend an engineering program that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC). Preference will be given to students attending or planning on attending a NH university or college.
Applications are taken until April 30, 2020. All information is available on the NSPE-NH Website
Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication
Students aged 15 to 18 are invited to apply for the Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication to share their love of math with the world! Cash prizes will be awarded for compelling math communication projects, with winning entries recognized online. Send us your podcast, school newspaper column, art exhibit, YouTube video, website, song, play, or project (or any other mode of public communication) celebrating the universality of math; entries will be judged based on content, creativity, and communication. The submission deadline is April 22. Learn more and submit your entry at MoMath.
Paid internship opportunity.
Every year, The Prouty, a large charity challenge that raises funds for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, in the Upper Valley hires interns. They’re looking for mature high school students (16+) to serve as Prouty Interns to help with general office and event support from the end of May through mid-August. This is a paid internship and an excellent opportunity to experience event fundraising firsthand. Here is the full description.
To all Vermont 17 year-olds who will be 18 before Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
You have the right to register and vote in the upcoming Vermont Presidential Primary on March 3, 2020. Even if you are 17 years old today, voting in the primary and helping to choose the candidates for the November Presidential Election is your right in Vermont.
If you have a current Vermont Driver’s License or Permit you can register on-line in under 5 minutes.
To register on-line go to: sec.state.vt.us, select the drop-down menu under elections. Choose “I have a valid VT driver’s license/Permit/ID#”. Complete the form and submit.
If you do not have a VT driver’s license or permit, you can still register. See instructions at sec.state.vt.us, elections.
Welcome to the first responsibilities as an adult!
Afraid March winds blowing through the cracks and holes in your house will make you shiver? Getting tired of cold feet? It is not too late to warm up your house. Weatherize Hanover is an easy way to get started.
The program will end on March 31st, but in the meantime, we are here to help you.
The goal of Weatherize Hanover is to make it an easier process for you. Contractors are vetted by NHSaves and Vital Communities. All contractors in the program charge the same thing for the same service and their work is randomly checked for quality control. No need to get recommendations or compare prices. That has already been done for you.
If you schedule an audit by March 13th you will be entered into a drawing to win $100 toward the cost of your project.
Go to the Hanover Weatherize website to find out what weatherization is, find step by step guides to applying for weatherization rebates from your utility, learn how to choose a contractor and what you learn from an energy audit.
With Weatherize Hanover there are many ways to get answers to your questions easily and quickly. A Drop-in Help Session will be held on Wed., March 4th, at Still North Books from 5:30 to 7 PM.
When you weatherize, you are helping move Hanover toward its goal of using all renewable electricity by 2030 and all renewable heating and transportation by 2050.
Efficiency is the first step! Be part of the solution!
Environmental Research Grants! The Marjot Foundation supports environmental education at the high school level. Each year they award $5000 to individuals or teams of high school students conducting scientific research projects. Projects may focus on any area of environmental research, and must be designed by the student applicant. Applications are due April 20. Check out other STEM programs and opportunities here.
Upper Valley Racial Literacy Fellowship
The Upper Valley Racial Literacy Fellowship is an innovative experiential education opportunity for students and educators of the greater Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont.
Are you interested in deepening your own understanding about race, racism, and power in today’s society with high school students and teachers from around the Upper Valley? Would you like to visit historical sites in Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire? Considering applying for the (completely free!) Upper Valley Racial Literacy Fellowship, organized by Groundswell Change and the Upper Valley Educators Institute. Info Session Wednesday 3/4, Room 302 during Activity Period. Application due 3/20.
We are looking for 6-7 HHS students to be part of this program (open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors).If selected, the commitment involves:
From Devin Walker, Asst Professor of Physics at Dartmouth:
Shep Doeleman, Founding Director of Event Horizon Telescope, is going to give a special lecture at Dartmouth next week. The Event Horizon Telescope is a worldwide collection of telescopes which imaged the first supermassive black hole.
This is a special event. The lecture will be in Wilder Hall, Room 104 at 3 PM on Friday, March 6th.
In May 2020, the fifteenth annual ASM International Materials Experience New England will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester MA and another event at Boston University in Boston, MA. The Materials Experience is a one-day Materials Science and Engineering camp offered to high school sophomores and juniors, where they attend hands-on learning stations related to the field of Material Science and Engineering. The camp is free to students who apply and are accepted to attend. Our goal is to encourage students to pursue studies in this field, or perhaps a related engineering discipline.
Help Youth-in Action and the More Foundation plant trees in Africa by donating gently-used athletic shoes to a box located in the atrium! The donated shoes will be sold to provide basic supplies, tools, seeds, and agroforestry training to poor farming families and rural villages. Each pair of used shoes generates enough revenue to produce over one million tree seeds! For more information, contact Beth at email@example.com.
Check out the 2020 Nordic in Norwich Saturday February 29th!