Welcome to the website of the Hanover High School Council! 
The Council was founded in 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. 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 currently meets in the combined Murray/Tindall classroom from 10:15-11:00 on Wednesdays.


2014-2015 Council Leadership

Kelsey Smith ('15) - Moderator
Max Greenwald ('15) - Assistant Moderator
Tobias Reynolds ('15) - Treasurer
Ben Chaimberg ('15) - Secretary
Ethan Gorman ('15) - Public Relations Person



  • Agenda 2/25/15 & Minutes 2/11/15

    Agenda 2/25/15

    1. Approval of Minutes

    2. Reports

    3. Condom Motion

    4. Notes & New Business


    “To keep the body in good health is a duty.

    Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

    — Buddha


    Council Minutes 2/11/15

    1. Approval of Minutes

    2. Reports

      • (A-Mod): Acting Moderator today.

      • (Admin): Worked on changing schedule to put semester 1 exams before winter break.

      • (Curric): Got staff feedback on course concern form.

      • (COI): Discussed field trips and cell phone usage in class.

      • (SA): Winter Carnival is this Friday!

      • (Mme. Doyle): Bonnie received thank-you note from the Haven.

      • (Sec): Committees need to fill in attendance and all alternates can vote.

    3. Grade Consequences Motion

      • Motion to change base consequences of Academic Integrity Policy violations to not report freshmen or sophomores.

      • https://docs.google.com/a/hanovernorwichschools.org/document/d/1bj20c6yUvepExC11XTHHd0qTJZbTvJU0z7GGa9cGHZ0/edit for full motion details and supporting material.

      • This motion can work in conjunction with the previous RJ AIP changes.

      • Entire guidance department on board.

      • Turns the issue back to black and white.

      • Makes underclassmen less likely to complete RJ.

      • RJ has a better selection than this blanket resolution.

      • RJ will be corrupted if conflated with relieving consequences.

      • By middle school, cheating should be recognized as unacceptable.

      • Each case has its own specificities.

      • Colleges should get everything and determine what information to use.

      • Motion fails.

    Meeting adjourns.

    Posted Feb 24, 2015, 10:01 PM by HHS Council
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