Feb/March, into April Council Report  Submitted by the Council* Community Representative, Kathy Marshall.

  • Community Service Graduation Requirement Motion:  Council is getting very close to voting on this motion as it currently stands- which would add 10 hours per year of community service as a graduation requirement. The hours would be accounted for by Common Ground teachers, with heavy support from Youth in Action, and would allow for any kind of community service, be it a Y.I.A. run or sanctioned service, service for/with some other organization or individually driven (i.e. helping a neighbor) activity. Although the motion has been fine-tuned to the point where it is ready for a vote- even this week, there were comments suggesting that 40 hours over 4 years might be more amenable, though no amendment was proposed, so we will see what happens next. COME THE 26TH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CONVERSATION.

  • Athletics Over Break Motion: A revised Athletics over Break Motion was passed with the improved wording:“All sports teams must have two consecutive days off over the Thanksgiving and February breaks, and three consecutive days off over the Holiday and April breaks. The coach will choose the dates and will notify both the players and the Athletic Director before the start of the season.  If for extenuating circumstances, the coach feels they cannot abide by this policy for a particular break, they must appeal to the Athletic Director and the Principal as early as possible.”

  • Lebanon High School Council Visit: HHS council welcomed the LHS council so they could listen and observe. They were able to offer some comments, as well, on their recent work to incorporate community service into their graduation requirement. The motion did not pass at their school.

  • Council visit to Souhegan High School: Interested members of council visited this high school in Amherst, NH to learn about their school, their council, etc. Students reported that it was extremely productive and that the school provided them with a full day, including class visits, etc.

  • Skip Bean Democratic Citizen Award: The Council sponsors this award that is given to a person or group in the school or community at any time, who furthers the purposes and ideals of a democratic school.  The award was given to Molly Young, Shira Hoffer, Amy Good, and Jasper Meyer, for their individual work on the council.

  • Observances committee: Following the failure of a Religious Holidays Motion, this ad hoc committee formed and is meeting regularly- they seek a community member who is a lawyer to come to their meetings. Anyone interested should contact Shira Hoffer.

  • Handbook Revisions: a motion was passed to update the handbook with a lengthy list of improvements, as recommended by Administration. They are mostly grammatical in nature, but some are to update all references to he/she to they as per the Gender Motion passed last year, as well as a couple other minor changes. Details can be viewed on the council website: https://sites.google.com/a/hanovernorwichschools.org/hhs-council/home

  • Annual Curriculum Survey: The curriculum committee shared the results of their annual survey- I will make sure to share some highlights next time if the committee isn't already planning to.

  • Outright Vermont Visit: The Inclusivity committee (formed as a result of the passed Gender Motion) is hoping to bring this group to the school to speak to students and staff.  Outright Vermont's mission is "to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth ages 13-22."

Nanako Shirai is the HHS Student of the Month for April!

To many it is a surprise how quickly and how deeply Nanako became part of the HHS community.  It feels like she has been a Marauder forever.

In her many upper-level courses, Nanako is described by teachers as “enthusiastic, cheerful, and eager to take on a challenge.”  She is a standout student in many classes in which she demonstrates discipline, analytical thinking skills and insight.  Others report she is “just an awesome student” who cares about the work she does as well as helping those around her.

As a two-term member of council Nanako takes the responsibility seriously and aims to improve the HHS community by encouraging inclusivity and thoughtfulness.  She now serves as the Public Relations representative.  Not surprisingly, she always listens to the HHS community before presenting possible solutions.

When not in the classroom, she follows two other passions: a commitment to others and her music. As a “great leader” on the Unified Basketball program she supports her teammates and their success on the court.  She embodies the Unified spirit.  Around games, practices and schoolwork, she pours herself into the violin.  It is not widely known because she is so humble, but she has been apart of respected groups and orchestras near and far.

Congratulations to another well-deserved Student of the Month!

Attention seniors: three weeks ago, you received an e-mail with a link and an application for Need Based Local Scholarship Opportunities. The application covers approximately 20 local scholarships and is due Friday, April 28th.

Earth Day Celebrations April 28;  The Hanover Environmental Club is hosting a variety of workshops, activities, and guest speakers April 28th.  All staff and students are encouraged to participate in our day of education and environmental stewardship.

May 1 is the hard deadline to join EMPOWER LACROSSE CLUB'S summer tournament teams! Go to empowerlacrosseclub.com for directions to register.  Please e-mail Marianne Bocock Doyle at bocockdoyle@me.com with questions.

Need CPR training for your summer job?

This year we are pleased to announce that we will be offering two different American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR/AED options:

1.  The standard HeartSaver CPR/AED class, in which all of the skills are taught in a classroom setting.  This course takes approximately 3 hours, and includes time to practice while watching the Heartsaver DVD and time to demonstrate proficiency in using these skills in mock scenarios.  *This course will be offered for free.  The Certification card is $5.00.


2.  Independently completing the "classroom" portion of the CPR /AED HeartSaver course online.  You would then print your online certificate and then come in for a one hour "Skills Session", to demonstrate your ability to perform quality CPR.  *There is a $25.50 fee to take the Online course.

Here is the link to access this online course


Please contact the Nurse’s Office if you are interested.


Full Classroom Course:   May 9th, 3:15 - 5:30 PM

Skills Only Course:  May 23 or May 30,  3:15-4:15 PM

Tickets for INTO THE WOODS  The show is May 11, 12, & 13 at 7:00.  Starting Monday May 1st, Tickets can be purchased in the main office between 9:00 and 2:00 everyday (we are not taking email reservations). $8 students/seniors, $12 adults. Please pay by check if possible. Get your tickets early to secure the best seats.

The Hypertherm Technical Training Institute (HTTI) is excited to announce its 3rd year offering the Hypertherm Summer Institute a program for high school students age 16 and older (including graduating high school seniors) who are interested in exploring a career in advanced manufacturing.  Hypertherm will be hiring up to 10 high school students this session.  Interested students should complete the online application at www.vthitec.org.  

A few program highlights:

  • Program begins June 26th and ends August 25th

  • Full-time summer employment for eight weeks (one-week unpaid vacation July 24th – July 28th)

  • Half the day will consist of learning about CNC machining at HTTI; the other half will include job shadowing on the consumables production floor

  • No prior experience is required

Contact Mrs. King or Mr. Hermanson for more information Jeanine.King@dresden.us  thermanson@dresden.us

DHMC paid job training:

The section of Ophthalmology within the Department of Surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center currently has open positions for our next round of Ophthalmic Technician training. This program provides paid on-the-job training as an Ophthalmic Technician with a clear career ladder that goes all the way to Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician.  We are looking for 5 or 6 highly functional students who are interested in working in a fast-paced environment within the medical field. Here is the link to the job description. Poster and OA Training Program


All yearbook orders must be placed by April 30th! Order online by going to http://hanoverhigh.picaboo.com/ . If you prefer not to order online, you can pay with cash or check. Checks for $65 should be payable to Hanover High School (please put the student(s) name(s) on the memo line). Bring check to Jessica Eakin in the library,  Elizabeth Greene in the art room or mail to Hanover High School, HHS INDE, 41 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH 03755

Price: $65

PARENT ADS! The absolutely final date for parent ads in Friday April 14th. All parent ad proofs have been mailed. If you believe you submitted an ad but have not heard from Jessica Eakin and/or received a proof--contact her right away! jessica.eakin@hanovernorwichschools.org


In this guide, we go over the cost of college and the associated steps to pay for it. There are 6 steps in total, including The Cost of College, The Steps to Paying for College, Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants, College Savings Accounts, and Student Loans.

Guide to Paying for College - Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings, & Student Loans

Pathways Program

We're excited to bring Pathways- a STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Healthcare Exposure Series to Hanover High School. If you have ever considered pursuing a career STEM or Healthcare, want to hear from Dartmouth students about pursuing science in college, or just want to learn more about high school research and volunteer opportunities, please stop by a Pathways Panel held every Tuesday during activity period. Look forward to seeing you there!

What: Healthcare and STEM Career Exposure Series (panelist presentations and one-on-one mentorship opportunities)

When: Tuesdays Activity Period (10:45-11:15AM)

Where: Room 227

Who: Dartmouth graduate students, field experts, and Dartmouth undergraduates

4/25: STEM in High School & College

5/2: Medicine & Medical Care

5/9: Research

5/16: Engineering & Tech

5/23: Sports Medicine

5/30: Public Health

6/6: Global Health

See Mr. Hermanson in the SRC for more information or thermanson@dreseden.us