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May 16, 2014

posted May 21, 2014, 7:15 AM by   [ updated May 21, 2014, 7:15 AM by Michael Lepene ]
1. Congratulations to the newly elected rising 9th grade representatives to the Hanover High School Council: Johanna Bandler, Sarah Bozuwa, Aisling Kelly, Harrison Silbert, and alternate Colin Rozzi.

2. From Student Council:
* RMS T-Shirts and Sweatpants are coming! We will soon be selling T-Shirts and Sweatpants with a new RMS logo. T-Shirts will be $10; sweat pants will be $15. More details next week.

* We are planning for the last RMS dance of the year. Our festive Children Helping Children dance and fair. The dance will be on Friday, May 30th.

3. Colors Day: This year's Colors Day is scheduled for Friday, June 6th. Colors Day is a school wide “Field Day”, - a highlight of the year for many staff and students. It is not a great day for doctors/dentist appointments or early dismissals as most kids don't really want to leave. If possible, it would be great to reschedule appointments that don't have to occur on that day.

4. As the end of the year approaches, we want let the staff at RMS know how much we appreciate them! We will be serving lunch and holding a raffle for staff on FRIDAY, MAY 23rd, from 11:30am-2pm. A snowstorm got in the way of our February Staff Appreciation event, so let’s make this an event to remember! The lunch and raffle will recognize front office staff, teachers, ed assistants, cafeteria staff, custodians, support staff, guidance counselors, nurses, crossing guards and bus drivers.

We would love your help! Please click here to add your name to the Google doc. Some suggested raffle item ideas are gift certificates, homemade gifts, car washes, farm fresh eggs, or movie tickets. Items can be sent in on May 23rd with your child or can be dropped off in office by 11am. The staff really appreciates these celebrations! Thank you!  Carolyn Higgins and Sheryl Stotland

5. The Empty Bowls Project dinner will be taking place during Open House on May 29th, from 5:30-7:00 pm. The ceramic bowls, made by the students in Ms. Glass' art room, and the dinner, prepared by the students in Anissa's class, are available for purchase that evening. The dinner supports the efforts of three of our classes who are raising money for families who are facing food insecurity. Hope to see you there!

1. Science teacher Deb Schaner will host a Science Café next Wednesday, 5/26. The topic: lizards that can squirt blood out of their eyes! As part of her presentation, Deb will explore with her students two questions that relate to overarching concepts in the course: (1) do all lizards have the ability to do it (form follows function); and (2) was the blood-squirting machine used for anything else before it was used for blood-squirting (evolution)?

2. Glen Passow, a 7th grade student, is developing parts of a game about actions that reduce our carbon footprint. He led the game for Ms. Wallis's students this week and got their feedback. He'll be continuing the revisions and leading it for community groups this summer for an Eagle Scout Leadership Project. Students will be checking out several websites such as, Instructables, Treehuggers, and to stimulate their ideas for proposals for opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint at RMS and/or to make it more fun.

1. The Upper Valley's Empower Lacrosse Club is offering a Memorial Day Lacrosse Clinic for girls in 3rd - 8th grade. Monday, May 26th, 2 - 5 pm, at Huntley Meadows in Norwich. All Hanover and Norwich girls playing lacrosse this spring are encouraged to attend! Empower clinics are coordinated with the in-season programs and coaches to be complementary/supplementary to the spring lacrosse schedules. Empower's head coach is Sarah Martin, former Dartmouth Women's Lacrosse coach, with Dartmouth players/former HHS players assisting. Empower Lacrosse Club offers girls in the UV region clinics and other developmental opportunities to meet for skill building, scrimmaging, and other small game play; the club strives to include any/all regional girls lacrosse players and playing opportunities without requiring regular long-distance driving. Empower supports multi-sport girl athletes and focuses on keeping it fun, team-building, sportsmanship and leadership as well as skill-building. Details at the web site below: