Welcome to the website of the Hanover High School Council! The Council was founded during the 1973-74 school year and was endorsed in 1977 by the Dresden School Board. Currently, it is made up of over 40 students, staff and community members. The Council is one of three governmental bodies that make decisions at the high school, along with the Administration and the Judiciary Committee. For more information about Council's operation, please go to the Downloads page to view the latest version of the Council bylaws or click here.

Otherwise, this website is a resource for committee information, member information, important documents and lists of motions that have recently been either passed or failed by Council. Please feel free to explore this website, and if you have any comments, suggestions or the like, please see the Contact page to let us know.

Council meets in the Chorus/Orchestra Room from 10:15am-11:00am on Wednesdays.

2015-2016 Council Leadership

Andrea Sedlacek ('16) - Moderator
Isaac Jacobs ('16) - Assistant Moderator
Mae Butler ('17) - Treasurer
Lilly Cadow ('16) - Secretary
Connor Stafford ('17) - Dresden School Board Representative
Henry Lang ('17) - Public Relations Person

2015-2016 Members


Hal Bourne (Staff)

Mae Butler (2017)

Lilly Cadow (2016)

Felix Herron (2016)

Isaac Jacobs (2016)

Aisling Kelly (2018)

Henry Lang (2017)

Matt Prince (Staff)

Andrea Sedlacek (2016)

Georgia Sparks (2017)

Connor Stafford (2017)

Marco van Gemeren (2016)

Class of 2016

Sarah Bibeau

Hana Dai

Sofia La Porta

Daniel Osofsky

Cece Rooney

Alternates: Nathalie Dragnev and Meredith Ferneau

Class of 2017

Coyote Farrell

Patrick Logan

Henry Mackall

J. Chessie Newbold

Dimitri Somoff

Alternate: Thomas Judd (S1) / Emmie Foster (S2)

Class of 2018

Johanna Bandler

Perrin Milliken

Jasper Meyer

Isabelle Sangha

Harrison Silbert

Alternate: Isabel Loftus

Class of 2019

Dillon Bradley

Will Laycock

Elizabeth Napier

Simon Roach

Alternate: Adam Blackburn


Jon Gentine

Stacey Morse

Warren Tucker

Jenny Chambers(S1) / Karen O'Hern (S2)

Amy Good (S1) / Karen Wahrenberger (S2)

Alternate: Dan Falcone

Council Executive

Maureen Doyle

New and Tuition

Nanako Shirai

Milo Wilcox

Community Representatives

Linda Addante

Jeremy Coylewright

Marc Chamberg

Kathy Marshall

Attendance for Council Meetings
To see committee attendance, please visit the committee pages

Council Attendance 15-16

  • Agenda 11.18.15; Minutes 11.4.15

    Agenda 11.18.15

    1. Approval of Minutes

    2. Reports

    3. Athletics over Break Motion

    4. Money Allocation Motion

    5. Notes and New Business

    Council Minutes 11.4.15

    “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” ~Ronald Reagan

    1. Approval of Minutes

      • “I move to amend the minutes under “I move to refer this motion to OEC” by adding a bullet: “Summary of discussion:”

      • Debate Closes

      • Motion Passes

    2. Reports

      • A-Mod: Discussed winter carnival and athletics over break with administration. Also discussed COOP in the cafeteria — we have no authority over this

      • Treasurer: Current Council Funds $3,616.26. Current Co-Curric $3,604

      • Secretary: Staff Alternate can vote

      • PR: Letter to Broadside about Council

      • SL: Ready to bring the Athletics over Break motion

      • SA: Winter Carnival finalized list of events

      • OEC: Discussed Handbook and Bylaw Revision motion

      • Admin: Discussed moving Wednesday start time, will be meeting with SAU about buses

      • Condom: Working with Mr. Coylewright

      • Curric: Working on homework survey

      • Nick Beard Opinion Board: Guidelines Committee will be Mr. Bourne, Georgia Sparks, and Nanako Shirai

      • J Comm: Meeting Friday Activity Period in Ms. Caldwell’s room to elect a chair

      • March Intensive: Juniors and Seniors will be placed on Friday, so they must register by Thursday Common Ground.

    3. Freshman Open Campus

    • (“I move that eligibility for open campus be changed to include second-semester freshmen.”)

      • “I move to refer this motion to OEC”

      • We are ready to amend and pass this motion so why waste time

      • Motion fails

    • “I move to amend the motion to read: “I move that eligibility for open campus be changed to include fourth-quarter freshmen.’”

      • Maybe add a trial period

        • “I move to amend the amendment to include the language that it would be for a 1 year trial period revisited a year from now in November”

        • Will it be worth it in the end?

        • Who will analyze the trial?

        • Debate Closes

        • Amendment Passes

      • Debate Closes

      • Amendment Passes

    • Motion at this point reads: “I move that eligibility for open campus be changed to include fourth-quarter freshmen for a one year trial period to be revisited in November 2016.”

    • Similar points brought up to those made in past meetings

    • With trial period, we can analyze the success or failure of freshmen going off campus

    • Fourth-quarter freshmen aren’t much different than first-semester sophomores

    • If it is one trial year, then parents might not fight back as much

    • May disrupt the community in the cafe

    • Debate Closes

    • Motion Passes

    1. Meeting Adjourns
    Posted Nov 9, 2015, 3:59 PM by HHS Council
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To register a concern, please refer to the following motion passed by Council on 05/06/2015:

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