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It is time to complete your child(ren)'s Annual Permission and Medical Forms. It is important that we have all of your correct contact, medical and permission information each year, so we ask that you confirm and update your child(ren)'s information annually. These forms are completely separate from any PTO emails and forms you may receive asking you to confirm your contact information.
You access these forms via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once logged into PowerSchool, you will complete the forms by clicking InfoSnap (this saves you from having to log in to more than once to access your child(ren)'s information and account(s)).
Please visit our Enrollment page found here.
Dear HHS Community,
Welcome to the 21-22 school year! There are still many days of summer left to enjoy, but I wanted to share with families how we have been preparing to make the 21-22 school year a success.
To begin, I, Julie Stevenson, will be your principal for the year. This is my 25th year at Hanover High School. Before this new role, I was the Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at HHS, taught Social Studies and was the Department Coordinator and the March Intensive Coordinator, was a Council member and Council Executive, and am the Head Crew Coach. I get excited at the start of each school year as I witness and help our students become healthy, educated, democratic citizens. The line to that goal is not free of curves and bumps (how else does learning happen?), but it is one of the most important jobs that one could be part of on a daily basis. Society depends on us and that gives me energy and purpose each day.
This time last year, we were hammering out the basics of if and how we would have in-person school, so it feels like a luxury to have time this summer to take what we learned last year, reflect on it and see what could make this year better. The challenge of last year made us change some of our practices and some of them are continuing on into this year; we now have a dedicated lunch period each day, one of which is an Advisory Lunch to maintain the connections we created in these groups last year. Wasn’t it fun to play local teams in VT again, can we preserve that? Outdoor concerts for all of us to see! Can we continue that? Sitting down and eating lunch, what a pleasure! Zoom, could it be useful some of the time? Could masks be useful some of the time? A different way of looking at exams? A different way of looking at prom? I am sure your list is different from mine, but we should consider all of this as we start to develop a more normal rhythm. I am sure we all did things a little differently at home too and I believe there is a great deal to be learned. Let’s make sure to consider those valuable lessons.
We have a new schedule this year. Our hope is that this schedule will give us more breathing room and the ability for each subject area to teach at a frequency and duration they think fits best. Once a week on Tuesdays, our lunch will be with our Advisory and once a week on Thursdays, students have the opportunity to have lunch with clubs. And a dedicated Activity Period for clubs to meet on Tuesdays. We will still have Advisory Circle time on Fridays which will allow us to continue our SEL curriculum. Each student will have a Study Hall once a week. We are hoping this will be an improvement from our last schedule. As always, we will reassess as the year progresses.
We came together as a community last year; took care of each other and nurtured the young people we all value and will depend on for a happy and successful society in the future. We are stronger when we act as a community and can achieve more together than on our own. We can do more when we listen and take care of each other and can make it through really hard times. Personal connection is essential for all of us. The past year, however, showed us how essential it is for the well-being of our youth. It is with that frame of community that I wish to start off the 21-22 school year. How can we each contribute to this community to make it the healthiest place for the development of our young people? What can we each contribute to The Common Good of Hanover High School?
I am excited to be your principal for the 21-22 school year. In addition to myself, we have a number of new staff in new roles this year, who I will share with you in future communications. Lastly, please register your student ASAP. Registration needs to be done each year. Please pay particular attention to the permission section. If your child’s permissions are not updated, we will not be able to let your student go on a walking field trip, have off campus, administer medication etc. To register, follow the registration link from the SAU which you should have received today.
Please enter your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. This will allow us to assess new COVID protocols.
Also attached are:
Please enjoy the rest of your summer,
August 20, 2021
Dear Hanover High School Community,
We are asking for your help with two tasks before the school year starts that will help make the year more smoothly.
Please fill out your student’s COVID vaccination status form. Our practices this year in school will depend on vaccination rates among our student body and current cases in the community. Our magic number is 80% of the student body with full vaccination. Our current records indicate that we are at roughly 60%, but we suspect this is because not all forms have been completed. Please help us get accurate numbers so we can plan accordingly.
We are currently missing 37% of high school student registration forms. These were sent by the SAU at the beginning of August. We are behind the other schools in the district, and we want to WIN! These need to be done before school begins.
On August 25th, we will do a drawing for students whose families have completed the registration. There will be four prizes, one from each of the administrators in the building. If you are confused about where to find the registration forms in your email, please call the main office at Hanover High School, 603-643-3431.
We are looking forward to seeing your students on August 30th!
HHS Admin Team
Links to past communications:
The Hanover High School English Department is requiring that you select at least one (1) book to read over the summer. The book can be fiction or non-fiction and should be something you are eager to read—what you select is up to you. If you enjoy history, music, or sports, you might select a work that investigates those topics. For those thinking of taking the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Exam, you might want to select a work from the list of Commonly Appearing Titles. Read for reading’s sake, but don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.
When school begins after summer vacation, your English teacher will give you an assessment on your summer reading choice. Your teacher may also have you use your summer reading for assignments later in the course.
Students enrolled in honors literature classes: You may have different expectations for summer reading and assessments. If you are enrolled in an honors class, you should contact your teacher for the assignment.
Seniors, we also recommend that you get started on the college essay process by reading several sample essays—readily available online—to get ideas. Here are some New York Times selections. The more thought and effort you can give this task in advance, the easier the process will go for you. The 2021-2022 Common Application essay prompts are:
- Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
- The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
- Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
- Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
- Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
- Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
- Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
Enjoy your summer and your summer reading!
-The Hanover High School English Department
Hanover High School is an active learning community that provides broad academic and co-curricular programs. We engage students’ minds, hearts and voices so that they become educated, caring and responsible adults. All students are given the opportunity and encouragement to use their
Minds to pursue excellence, academic challenge, and personal success.
Hearts to respect and care for the emotional and physical well being of themselves and others, and for the environment.
Voices to contribute to the academic process and the common good.