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 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 democratic process and the common good.
Dear Parents and/or Guardians of HHS Students,
A few weeks ago I wrote a message discussing a few of my thoughts regarding homework. I solicited feedback from parents and received MANY responses which are helping to guide our next steps. I’m writing today to give you an update on our work in the weeks that have followed.
Our staff formally adopted a goal stating that we will assess our use of homework. From here, the challenge for all of us is to turn a critical eye towards not only our instructional practice but also towards all other aspects of our students’ day which lead to the time crunch that nearly 200 of you described in your email responses. We have big questions to wrestle with: Is our school day structured to best serve our students’ needs? What sorts of homework assignments help cement learning? Above all we want to work to structure a change in practice that is meaningful, based in sound educational research and is of lasting benefit to our school, our staff and our students. This won't happen quickly but I do think it can happen this school year.
So, we have begun the following efforts:
More to come…
Justin M. Campbell
Strategic Planning at Hanover High School
Do you know what Hanover High School plans for the next five years? Check out the school's initial findings in its Strategic Plan by clicking here. Public forums on the strategic plan will be held at 7:00 p.m. October 29 and November 6 in the HHS Library.