January 10, 2020
Dear HHS Community,
Are you curious to know what your kids are doing on their devices this month? Beginning in 2020, the HHS Information Services Department will publish a “what’s trending” section in the Principal’s Weekly (think of this like our own New Year’s resolution!). We will attempt to both educate and partner with families on what we are seeing in terms of technology use in our school spaces. We welcome your feedback/questions at any time via email@example.com. We appreciate the generous support of our community to afford our students the tools needed to prepare for their 21st-century futures but realize the use of these devices and applications often spans school-to-home environments. Please partner with us as we work to graduate strong digital citizens.
Tick tock, tick tock, it's almost Semester 2! A recent up“tick” in the amount of web traffic dedicated to the Tiktok app (www.tiktok.com) has provided us with many opportunities to discuss digital citizenship with our students. Tiktok is a social media platform that allows users to share multimedia content across hundreds of thousands of users instantaneously. Our recent concern involves the posting of classroom activities without the permission of the individuals in the room, their parents (if minors), or the teacher. While there are many positive outcomes to the sharing of educational activities, we must ask that students respect our guidelines (as well as Board policies and NH RSA’s) and always receive consent from their teachers and other students. The HHS network does offer some protection against live streaming, this does not extend to personal devices that use their own data. Please help us educate our students about the risks and benefits to sharing of school-related content on social media, and to help keep our community safe! For more information on this app, please refer to https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok.
Lastly, I would like to thank the information services department for their hard work in helping our students to be good digital citizens. I wish our entire community an enjoyable weekend!
Upcoming Dates of Importance
- 1/13/20-1/17/20 Exam week
- 1/20/20 - No School
- 1/21/20 - First day of second semester
- 1/23/20-1/27/20 - PowerSchool Portal Closed for Term Grading
- 1/30/20 - American Mathematics Competition
- 1/30/20-2/1/20 Footlighters Production of The Diary of Anne Frank
PowerSchool Portal Closing
The public PowerSchool portal will be closed from 3pm on the 23rd until grades are stored on the 27th. During this window, student and portal access will be unavailable. The portal will reopen once grades are stored and report cards created.
American Mathematics Competition
If you are interested in participating in the AMC 10/12 on January 30 from 8-10 please contact your math teacher or Mrs. King by January 10.
Here is a link to all previous AMC 10/12 tests and solutions since 2000 if you are interested in some test practice.
Order your 2020 Yearbook
Online yearbook orders are open. Go to: https://hanoverhigh.picaboo.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com if you can host 2 students for their stay!
Attention Juniors, Seniors, and Parents
Please preregister at the following link if you plan to come:
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 strogatzprize.momath.org.
HHS World Languages Department - Poetry Recitation Contest 2019 Winners
Our annual Poetry Recitation Contest, held on Tuesday, December 10, was an enormous success, thanks to the many staff members and all the students who prepared so vigorously for the event. With 210 students from 14 schools competing across our four languages, we’re very pleased to announce the names of the award winners:
Congratulations to the following students who were accepted to attend the New England Music Festival March 19-21 here at Hanover High School: Riley Chin, Kathryn Davis, Macy DeMara, Adam Gilbert-Diamond, Ian Goldberg, Mirriam Herron, Juli Kang, Jackson Lake, Matias Lee, Rose Luttmer, TOJ Marceau, Lauren Pidgeon, Kaia Randolph, Aidan Samwick, Nathan Subrahmanian, Minnue Uhm, Max Zaslaw and Justin Zhou.
Seniors and Parents: Save the Date and Request for Committee Help
The 41st Baccalaureate Service and Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held the Sunday before graduation (June 7, time tbd) at Rollins Chapel. This beloved tradition is a time for celebration and gratitude for seniors and their families and is often remarked upon as the most meaningful of the graduation season.
How you can help: we are in need of a small group of parents and a few students to help put the program together. The time commitment is minor, and prior year plans are available to help guide your efforts.
If interested, please contact our treasurer, Elisabeth Curtis, at firstname.lastname@example.org . We'll be meeting in the coming weeks to begin planning. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Community News: the items below are not directly associated with Hanover High School but may be of interest to our community.
A student intern is needed to work with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission in Lebanon this spring/summer. Flexible hours. Pay is $15/hour.
DEPENDING ON INTERN INTERESTS AND GOALS, THE INTERN WILL POTENTIALLY ASSIST WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMIC BOOK ANIMATION, BICYCLE REUSE PROGRAM, DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN CLEANING & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT WORKSHOPS, RECYCLING CONTAMINATION WHITE BOARD VIDEO AND EDUCATION, POSTINGS FOR FACEBOOK PAGE, MAKING VIDEOS….
PAY WILL BE $15 AN HOUR FOR UP TO 225 HOURS AND REIMBURSEMENT OF ANY MILEAGE ACCRUED ON A PERSONAL VEHICLE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF PROJECT WORK.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CONTACT
VICTORIA DAVIS, UPPER VALLEY LAKE SUNAPEE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION, 10 WATER STREET, SUITE 225, LEBANON, NH 03766 603-448-1680 VDAVIS@UVLSRPC.ORG
Don’t forget Hanover’s Weatherize Campaign. Let us help you reduce your carbon footprint, make your house more comfortable, reduce your energy bills and set a good example for your kids!
Come to our Meet the Contractors Night*
You can meet the contractors who have been vetted by Vital Communities to do energy audits for homes and then to offer the services to complete recommended projects. Of course you can do as much or as little as you choose and you can choose any contractor you want. This is an opportunity to get more information to help you get started. We will also be available to answer questions about rebates.
Increasing energy efficiency through weatherization is probably one of the least expensive and most impactful ways to contribute to your own comfort as well as to help move the town toward its goals of using 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and !00% renewable energy for transportation and heating by 2050. These are the goals the Town of Hanover adopted in 2017.
Visit our website at: hanovernh.org/weatherize.
*Snow date: Wed., Jan. 22nd, 6:30-8 PM
Black Community Center
Have a great Science project to share or want to race your awesome mousetrap car? Register for the NH Science and Engineering Expo. Deadlines for this and many other great winter and summer STEM programs are coming up soon. Check out the links below, or come to the 2nd floor Resource Center for more info. Summer in Greenland; Astrophysics at Yale, Summer Research at SUNY StonyBrook, Winter weekends studying Neuroscience, AstroPhotography, Microcontrollers or Space Mission Design; Genetics and genomics research in Maine or Connecticut; Astrophysics or Biochemistry in Colorado, New Mexico or Indiana; Research in Science & Engineering at BU; Research Science at MIT; Girls on Ice, Rock, and Water; Marine Science in the Gulf of Mexico Health Careers at Dartmouth; Outer limits of STEM at WPI. _
Notes from HHS Theatregoers Club:
There are a couple of great theatre-related opportunities listed below:
Zerphy Showcase Friday: Theater and Activism
A message from senior Zofia Zerphy:
Over the past 6 months I've been working on a senior project called "Theatre and Activism". I've read plays, educational texts, written original pieces, and interviewed some pretty amazing artists. My culminating event will be this showcase, where students and community members will be performing pieces that have a special connection to their communities, lives, and themselves.
The event will be at the Hanover High School auditorium on January 10 at 7:00 PM
Admission by donation will go towards the International Center for Women Playwrights, an organization with a mission to achieve equality on the world stage.
Please join me for this stunning event and to help me celebrate the culmination of this project tackling an issue close to my heart.
(please email email@example.com if you are interested in participating in this event)