February 7th, 2020
Dear HHS Community,
I hope everyone is enjoying the unexpected long weekend, despite the dreary weather. Use this time to rest up because next few weeks will be quite busy with February vacation, Winter Carnival, March Intensive and the athletic playoff season all coming soon.
Justin M. Campbell
Hanover High School
Upcoming Dates of Importance
2/10/20 - 6PM Kickoff to College Night for Juniors and parents (moved from 2/6)
2/11/20 - HHS/RMS Jazz Showcase 7pm
2/14/20 - Blood Drive 9:30 - 2:30, rooms 102 & 103
2/15/20-2/23/20 - February Break
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
COMAP Contest results
This year 792 teams from 324 top high schools internationally participated in the annual COMAP Competition (Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications). Six teams from Hanover High School’s Math Modeling class took part in the competition, each submitting write-ups of about 20 pages for one of the following two questions: What are the impacts of a ban on the sale of single-serving water bottles in a town or city? What are the impacts of plugging in our electronics at free sites in public places, and who pays for it?
Submissions were designated as Outstanding (top 1%), Finalist (next 7%), Meritorious (next 13%), and Honorable Mention (next 31%). This year’s Hanover results were possibly the best that we have ever had. Two teams were selected as Finalists: (Claire Adner, Paula Sedlacek, Ingrid Miller, and Johari Ajwang) and (Diego Aspinwall, Eric Goodney, Katie Naughton, and Hannah Chipman), and one team was selected as Meritorious: (Greg Phillips, Rowan Wilson, and Clay Kynor). These teams were within the top 62 teams nationally, and qualified these students for the IM2C (International Mathematical Modeling Challenge).
The remaining three Hanover teams all received Honorable Mention: (Andrew Enelow, Jack Meehan, and Ian Nolon), (Toño Correa, Ella Edmonds, Sophie Usherwood, and Noah Pikielny), and (Alice Garner, Judy Guo, Meg Snyder, and Miriam Viazmenski).
Order your 2020 Yearbook
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 Photos: The yearbook uses student ID photos, but seniors can submit an alternative photo. The photo does not have to be a professional photo. Send alternative senior photos to Jessica Eakin
Senior Sections: Every senior gets a third of a page to design. Seniors will learn more about creating their senior section at a class meeting in November. Students are responsible for creating their senior sections.
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 for their stay!
From the Counseling Office:
Juniors and parents,
We are pleased to announce registration for Destination College 2020 is now open! NHHEAF's (New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation) FREE signature event will be held Saturday, March 28th at Saint Anselm College in Manchester from 8:30-2:00.
This FREE event is a great way to kick off the official start of the college process for juniors. The day features many different 60 minute sessions that you can attend as a parent, as a student, or as a family; everyone who attends registers individually for their own sessions. Learn more about financial aid, essay writing, social media in the college process, how to choose a major, and many more informative sessions. Visit the Destination College Website for all the details of the day.
Beginning at noon, the event features a large college fair with over 70 colleges from across New England in attendance. It is a great way to meet and talk with college representatives who will be the first readers of your applications in September. Here is a great Destination College video (less than a minute!) to learn more.
Internship announcement for Hanover High School Juniors:
The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) is proud to sponsor the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) to provide a unique opportunity to area high-school JUNIORS with an aptitude for math and science.
Students work on a one-to-one basis with a CRREL scientist or engineer who acts as a mentor. Students learn techniques for dealing with scientific and engineering problems and may have the opportunity to use highly sophisticated equipment. During the summer the students gain valuable on-the-job experience and information to help them make important career choices. Each student presents a poster at an end-of-summer poster session, summarizing his or her project. In the past, approximately 90% of our apprentices have remained in the science or engineering fields.
CRREL commitment: Students accepted into this paid apprenticeship program will be provided the opportunity to return to CRREL during holiday and summer breaks to continue working on projects throughout their undergraduate degree program. Students' pay will be set at a rate of $10.90/hour.
Please see Mrs. King or Mr. Hermanson by 2/13/20 for more information and an application. Only 3 students from HHS can apply.
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.
Pen of Iron 2020 Cover Contest
School Health Office Notes:
Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
We are closely following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and NH Department of Health Human Services (NH DHHS) updates caused by this virus and respiratory illness that was originally detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019.
Sustained person to person spread of this virus has been confirmed in China.
Thus restrictions have been instituted both on travel into the United States and surveillance and screening procedures have been set in place for returning citizens.The public health goal being to identify and contain this outbreak and prevent a sustained spread in the U.S..
Health care providers are alert for any person returning from China or having close contact with a person known to have 2019-nCoV illness. Fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (coughing or shortness of breath) being the primary symptoms. As of 2/3/19 there have been 5 states with 11 confirmed cases and 36 cases under investigation. There are no confirmed cases in N.H. as of today. These numbers will change each day and be posted on the CDC website which we are including below. We see many cases a day of upper respiratory disease at this time of year but none have been associated with travel or contact with a person with a coronavirus. We will continue to be diligent in our observations and reporting when necessary to the NH DHHS.
No specific vaccine or medication exists for this virus and medical care is “supportive”. Globally reported, the respiratory illnesses have ranged from mild, to severe, to death. The best prevention is avoid being exposed to the virus. Also attention to the spread of the illness and avoiding travel to those areas. Common sense actions such as good hand washing, avoiding contact with sick persons,staying home if you are sick, and covering your mouth and nose when coughing all are simple but important measures.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
The best way to stay well informed is to visit the two web sites below.
Candace Nattie, Kathryn Bonyai, Lynn McCrae: Hanover High School Nurses
Youth in Action News
We are hosting a Blood Drive here at HHS on Friday February 14th 9:30 - 2:30. If your student is 16 or 17 they will need a hard copy of the consent form signed by you. Email Beth if you need the form. If you want to donate, register with the Red Cross. We also need folks to register donors and bake treats, if you want to help in this way, please sign up.
Hanover Rec’s Pond Party is this Saturday on Occom Pond! If your student would like to volunteer with Youth-in-Action, please sign up.
Did you know that the Norwich Rec Department has a grant that Hanover High School students can utilize for doing fun things with friends on weekend nights? Hockey on the Norwich Green? Glowball on Huntley Meadow? Game Night? If you think your student would like to rally a group to do any of these and have their pizza and snacks paid for, email Beth.
Community News and Notes:
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.
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 due April 30, 2020.
All information is available on the NSPE-NH Website
JAG Productions is pleased to announce JAGfest 4.0, the fourth annual festival of new works in African-American theatre! Presented February 7-9 at Briggs Opera House in WRJ & Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center for the Arts - the weekend-long festival of staged readings brings 30 Black theatre artists to the Upper Valley from across the nation for a week-long JAG experience! JAGfest 4.0 will include five staged readings over the course of three days, each featuring a post-show conversation with the artists. For more information, please visit JAG Productions.