Novmeber 15, 2019
Dear HHS Community,
Recently I’ve been contacted by representatives from several presidential candidates inquiring about the opportunity to address our school. I am very open to having candidates address our students, regardless of political persuasion. Should any of this come to pass, I will work hard to be sure we find ways to present a variety of perspectives to the student body.
I’m well aware that politics can be a sensitive topic in schools. And, I feel it’s very important to build a civic awareness in our developing adults. I will, of course, communicate with the entire community regarding any speakers that come to fruition.
I hope you have a great weekend!
Upcoming Dates of Importance
November 19 notification of March Intensive assignments for all students
November 20-21 Fall Chorus Concert Night 7pm
November 21 - first March Intensive group meeting
November 27-December 1 - no school
November 27-December 2 - Assignment free weekend
STEM Pathways Speaker Series
Cancer - My Work as a Cancer Biologist
Our last speaker for the semester will be on FRIDAY 11/22 during Activity Period in room 313.
As a kid he collected insects, critters, plants, and rocks in my yard, looking for patterns, wondering what made them work, and asking how they came to be. Come learn how that led him to Dartmouth to establish his own research program focused on breast cancer biology and therapeutic development. He works with cancer cells in a dish, mice, human tissues, and patients in clinical trials to understand how cells become resistant to drugs and ways that we can prevent/overcome such resistance.
Snacks will be provided.
This week, Chris talks with Dr. Bill Hudenko, a local clinical psychologist who created the Trusst app., a text messaging-based therapy. Listen now to Dr. Hudenko's conversation with Chris and learn about the benefits of messaging-based therapy.
Transcript of the podcast.
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. To create your ad, you need to create or log into your Picaboo account.
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: email@example.com
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.
Grief group -- the Counseling office will be offering a bereavement support group for any Hanover High School students who have experienced the death of someone close to them. This 8-week group will take place during the school day from 10:15-11:00 on Wednesdays, beginning on December 4th. For more information, please contact Tom Eberhardt or Chris Seibel in the HHS Counseling office.
The class of 2022 is selling Yankee candles as a fundraiser. It couldn't be easier to order the product of your choosing, and it will be shipped to your address. Thank you for considering. Sincerely, Class Committee, HHS class of 2022.
The Hanover High School Chorus, Footnotes, and Acapella groups will be presenting two exciting evenings of vocal music. Concert selections will include songs from West Side Story, a Broadway medley with selections from Rent, Hamilton and many others, and some wonderful popular and jazz numbers.The performances will be November 20th and 21st at 7pm in the HHS Auditorium. Admission by donation.
Congratulations to Ian Nolon and Aidan Samwick for participating in the All Honors National Mixed Choir Ensemble this past weekend in Florida and representing NH!
HANOVER HIGH SCHOOL BENEFIT GALA
It will be a fancy evening of musical theater. All proceeds benefit the 16 member orchestra for our spring musical SHREK! All 3 HHS Acapella groups will be performing, students from Northern Stages Bootcamp program, several faculty members and local talent!
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! Approximately 400 students need to be placed in caring homes.
HOLIDAY DANCE BAKE SALE - SATURDAY
In an effort to defray the cost of this year's Holiday Dance (and reduce the ticket price) we're hosting a bake sale.
Saturday November 16th at the Hanover Coop (across from HHS).
10 am to 2 pm
If you want to contribute a baked item, please contact us or bring it directly to the Coop by 10 am. Otherwise, please come by and shop.
Jaimie Seaton & Maggie Minnock
Holiday Dance Co-Chairs
HOLIDAY DANCE VOLUNTEER MEETING - SUNDAY
The Holiday Dance is just around the corner (December 14th) and we need many more volunteers. Please join us for our first volunteer meeting.
Sunday November 17th, 4-5 pm
Top of the Hop
Even if you only have a little time to spare, or can only help for a few hours during the dance itself, please consider volunteering. Your child doesn't have to be a junior or senior for you to volunteer. We promise you'll have fun!
If you can't make the meeting but want to volunteer, please email us.
Jaimie Seaton (email@example.com) & Maggie Minnock
Holiday Dance Co-Chairs
Help save our oceans!
Reduce your plastic!
The town of Norwich has already banned plastic bags. But when you shop at Hannafords, Shaws or the Co-op, do you use the little plastic vegetable or fruit bags? That makes the amount of plastic in our oceans increase! To help further reduce single-use plastic MCS 6th graders are selling cotton mesh bags. The bags are washable and reusable and are made of 100% certified organic cotton. They make great gifts for family and friends!
The bags come in small-8”x10” medium-10”x12” large-12”x15” sizes. By using these bags you will be helping reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans. The money raised will go toward the end of year class 6th grade celebration and class gift. Pre-orders will be taken through 11/30 and will be ready for pick-up/delivery in December. To order visit our online store: https://marioncrosspto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/11699421
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 4 PM
Please join the cast of The Diary of Anne Frank to hear Heidi Fishman talk of her research and her book, Tutt’s Promise, published by MBPublishing in April 2017. Heidi won the 2015 Joseph Zola Memorial Holocaust Educator Award from The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies of the University of Hartford for the book proposal. She hopes to see Tutti’s Promise used in middle schools to teach Holocaust Studies in the near future.
After her public talk there will be a brief Q&A for the public. At 5 PM the cast will meet with her privately.
Sponsored by The Footlighters
The Sustainable Hanover Energy Committee, in partnership with VitalCommunities and Liberty Utilities’ NHSaves, is set to launch a WeatherizeHanover campaign in December. The goal of Weatherize Hanover is to provide residents with the tools and information they need to complete weatherization projects on their homes.Join us for the following informational events: Rebate Info Night: December 5, Thursday, 6:30-8:00, Howe Library, Mayer Room. Representatives from Liberty Utilities, NHSaves, Vital Communities and Sustainable Hanover will be on hand to answer questions.
Contractor Night: January 15, Wednesday, 6:30-8:00, Black Community Center. Meet and chat with weatherization contractors pre-selected by Sustainable Hanover. Representatives from Vital Communities and Sustainable Hanover will also be available. (Note: Snow date: 1/22, 6:30-8, Howe Library, Mayer Rm. Check website below for possible change if weather is uncertain). Go to: hanovernh.org/weatherize for more information or to get started right away.
Winter Sports Online Registration - Closes TODAY
All winter sport athletes must register online by Friday, November 15 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.
The following winter sports are offered at HHS:
Basketball - Boys
Basketball - Girls
Basketball - Unified
Ice Hockey - Boys
Ice Hockey - Girls
Indoor Track & Field
Swimming & Diving
If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director, Megan Sobel, at email@example.com or 643-0655. More information can also be found on the Athletics website at https://hanoverathletics.com/.
Marauders Girls Soccer defeated Bow 1-0 on Sunday, November 10 to win the NHIAA Division 2 State Championship! The team finished with a perfect record of 19-0-0 and have captured back-to-back state titles! Congratulations to the girls soccer team!
Marauders Boys Soccer defeated Bedford 1-0 on Saturday, November 9 to win the NHIAA Division 1 State Championship! The team finished with a record of 17-2-1 and captured their first state title since 2013. Congratulations to the boys soccer team!
Health Research Live!
Join us for community discussions on health research being conducted in New Hampshire and Vermont. Hear from science researchers, community members, and organizations—all providing their perspectives on important Health issues. Be part of the conversation to influence health research being conducted in your local community.
These events are free and open to the public. We especially encourage parents to attend.
Vaping and e-cigarettes
Montshire Museum of Science
This program is produced and organized by Dartmouth Synergy, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Montshire Museum of Science, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Population on Health.
Community News and Notes: The items below are not connected to Hanover High School but may be of interest to our students and their families.
Christmas Mystery - Dec. 15, 2019
ALL SENIORS are invited to participate in the 103rd annual Christmas Mystery held in Rollins Chapel on Sunday, December 15th. The Mystery, a choral reenactment of the Nativity, is a community tradition with high school seniors participating as Angels and Shepherds. We encourage all seniors, regardless of religious affiliation or musical ability, to take part. If you have questions about the event, stop in to see Jenny Chambers or Amy Good. Adults and students can also email Frieda Meehan or Elena Marshall for information. Sign-Up posters will be displayed in the Atrium during November.
The Norwich Christmas Pageant sign-up sheet is posted in the atrium. It is for Norwich seniors and juniors. The pageant will take place Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 pm. There is one very short rehearsal Sunday, December 8th at 3:00pm at the Norwich Grange on Main Street. Any questions, please email Annmarie Smith firstname.lastname@example.org