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.
There are many things that make Hanover High a great school, none more important than our talented, dedicated staff. Each spring we have the bittersweet experience of seeing teachers retire. This year we say goodbye to Ms. Alsup and Mr. Wolf.
Ms. Alsup has taught English at HHS for 22 years and has taught for 35 years altogether. She is a former teacher of the year in Vt, was instrumental in starting our Common Ground advisory program, has been the longtime advisor to the Senior Bridges program, among other accomplishments. Most noteworthy to me is the degree to which Andrea is able to connect with and inspire her students. Simply put, they love learning with her.
Mr. Wolf has been teaching band for 42 years in the Upper Valley, 13 at HHS and 29 at Hartford. I see Norm each morning greeting students at the front door. He sings greetings, loudly, to his students - usually a snippet of a song involving their name. This act typifies Norms approach - he sees each kid as an individual to be known, appreciated, challenged and helped to flourish. Norm’s final concert will be the spring Mega Concert (May 5th at 7 pm). I encourage our community to come out to this event to hear some great music and to acknowledge the impact Norm has had throughout his career.
Have a great weekend,