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 3/25/15 & Minutes 3/11/15

    Agenda 3/25/15

    1. Approval of Minutes

    2. Reports

    3. Political Poster Motion

    4. Plan M Motion

    5. Principal Response Bylaw Revision

    6. Council Forum Motion

    7. Notes & New Business


    “Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.”

    — Alan Dean Foster


    Council Minutes 3/11/15

    1. Approval of Minutes

    2. Reports

      • (Mod): Doctors, nurses and Mr. Campbell will be discussin condoms soon.

      • (A-Mod): Notification of Principal Response Bylaw Revision next week.

      • (PR): Talk to all your friends about Council and condoms.

      • (OEC): Finalized election schedule.

      • (Curric): More work on the course concern form.

      • (COI): Webinar on a new educational aid/platform.

      • (RJ): Worked on presentation to DSB.

      • (SA): Motion to allocate $150 of co-curricular funds to the Women in STEM Club. Motion passes.

      • (Sec): Staff alternate can vote, great committee attendance.

    3. Political Poster Motion

      • Motion to to prohibit the display of political posters by the school.

      • https://docs.google.com/a/hanovernorwichschools.org/document/d/1pG2fLmnpzsNZElbrbvUgubCDwOMesMvXTRQwtyHa8R8/preview for full motion details and supporting material.

      • A locker is personal expression, so can students decorate there?

      • Are we reducing freedom of speech and personal expression?

      • The Opinion Board exists for a reason.

      • This will protect a minority view.

      • The mural in question is just art and not a political message.

      • We should strive to be politically neutral but not in this way.

      • This motion itself is a symptom of the oppression of political minorities.

      • The mural in question was not used as campaigning material.

    Meeting adjourns.

    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 8:45 PM by HHS Council
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