November 1, 2019
Dear HHS Community,
The athletic playoff season is upon us! Like many in our community, I am an avid sports fan and enjoy cheering on our teams. I am also very aware that normal fan behavior at professional sporting events as well as many college or high school events includes berating the opposing team and/or jeering the officials.
I hope our student fans will attend in large numbers and cheer wildly for our teams. And, I want to be perfectly clear - I expect that our students will in no way negatively target the opposing team or officials. Further, we should not be calling out opposing players even in ways that, taken at face value, are positive. Yelling “...nice hair #114” is not appropriate. In my opinion, it’s important that we always treat others with respect, even when we are competing against them and even if we are met with disrespect (I’m not suggesting this will be the case). I look forward to being there with you to cheer on our teams.
Have a great weekend!
Justin M. Campbell
Hanover High School
Upcoming Dates of Importance
October 30 - March Intensive course offerings available on the website
November 1 - End of Quarter 1
November 7 - March Intensive sign-up deadline for juniors and seniors
November 7-9 Footlighters Fall Production, Two Gentlemen of Verona
November 11 - Veteran’s Day - No School
STEM Pathways Speaker Series
People, Parasites, and Patterns - My work in Anthropology and Biology
The speaker series continues on FRIDAY 11/8 during Activity Period in room 313.
Theresa Gildner is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biological Anthropology at Dartmouth College. Her research focuses on the effects of human behavior and the environment on infectious disease, especially parasitic infection. Theresa's work examines how economic development alters hormone levels and immune function. She is also interested in understanding how these interactions can be used to design more effective disease intervention programs.
Snacks will be provided.
Winter Sports Registration - DEADLINE APPROACHING
All winter sport athletes must register online by 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.
Please register as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly for teams based on interest. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 643-0655. More information can also be found on the Athletics website at https://hanoverathletics.com/.
Juniors and Seniors:
Dartmouth winter term forms are due in the Counseling Office by 3:00 on Friday November 8. To be eligible for a Dartmouth course a student must have:
- completed all course work at the A level at HHS in the chosen field
- academic performance that is strong in all areas, generally at least an A-
- met with their counselor
Questions? Come see your counselor!
The Footlighters Present
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
Come see Shakespeare’s hilarious Rom Com as you’ve never seen it before! Enjoy “The Outlaws,” our live band, onstage with the cast playing your favorite tunes from the ‘80s. Don’t miss this!
Thursday, November 7
Friday, November 8
Saturday, November 9
Adults: $8, Students/Staff/Seniors: $5
Is your student looking for a winter activity? The YIA/HHS Community Service Team is looking for new and dedicated members. Our Team commits to meeting Mondays and Thursdays for the winter season serving others. We will cook for the Upper Valley Haven, David’s House, the Listen Center. Do trail work for the Upper Valley Land Trust, enjoy making crafts with patients at CHaD and more. Interested in learning more?
Contact Beth Kopp.
Coming up next week: the Howe Library could use help and YIA will be setting up for the Listen Center’s Christmas sale. All profits go to Listen Center’s free dinners six nights a week as well as fuel oil assistance. Your student (and you?) can sign up HERE.
Freshman & Sophmores: Interested in Trying an "Outside the Box" Opportunity?
What: "Outside the Box" Exploration Day
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Where: The Hartford Area Career and Technical Center
Why: Explore HACTC programs with hands-on activities.
Contact your school counselor for more details and to sign up by November 8th.
More inform at hactc.com
Living with Bears - Free talk by Ben Kilham Thursday November 14th from 6-8pm at Hanover High Auditorium.
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: 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.
This year’s Trash on the Lawn Day, run by the Environmental Club, was a fun, if not rain filled day. For the first time, we were able to add the new compost buckets’ waste into the measurements. However, while 86 lbs of compostable material were collected in total, only 26% of that actually came from the compost buckets. On a similar note, 119 lbs of recyclable materials were put out in front of our school, 71% of which were actually found in the recycling bins. While this is encouraging, this is 8% less recyclable materials found in recycling bins than in 2013. Based upon this data, I encourage all students to be more thoughtful as to what they are landfilling and what they should be recycling or composting. If you aren’t sure, find a friend or teacher and ask them. It will be a learning experience for both of you, and will encourage the healthy discussions on environmental topics that are necessary to foster a green, environmentally friendly atmosphere.
The parent and student Powerschool Portal will close at the end of the school day on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 in order to allow teachers to finalize grades and comments. The portal will open after grades have been stored and report cards created on Tuesday, November 12th.