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.
The HHS Council began a very interesting, lively, and meaningful discussion this week. A motion was brought forward which would modify our Academic Integrity Policy (the current policy can be viewed on the HHS website, click on the Student Handbook link). The crux of the motion, as it currently reads, is to introduce a restorative justice practice into the process we use to deal with academic dishonesty.
In the coming days/weeks I will be forwarding information, statements from participants and, perhaps, circulating surveys as a means of judging support. I will be sure to keep our community informed as to the language and implications of this important work. Most notably I’ve been very proud of the thought and effort students, staff and parent Council members have given to the effort. As always, please feel free to contact me directly with your thoughts on this, or any other subject.
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend,