For Families

Dover High School Family Information Update

February 21, 2018

There will be no school next week for Winter Recess.  Classes will resume on March 5th.  Have a safe and enjoyable break. 

     Attention all DHS juniors! Prom tickets will be sold from Monday, March 5th through Friday, March 16th for $65. Ticket price includes the cost of a meal. Tickets will be available to DHS juniors only for the first two days and then may be purchased for students in all other grades and visitors from other schools.  Visitors from other schools must have a completed guest form before a ticket can be purchased. All obligations, including lunch balances, must be cleared up before you purchase tickets. Tickets will be sold in Room 208 before and after school only. Be sure to purchase your ticket early to ensure you get one! Contact Ms. Detroia or Mrs. Stancel with any questions.  The prom will be held on April 7th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Regatta Banquet and Conference Center in Eliot, Maine.

     There are only two weeks left to apply for one of AEOP’s STEM apprenticeships for the summer of 2018.  Participating students receive stipends while they work with a mentor in a university or DoD lab.  An attachment highlighting the program is included in this email and more information can be found at

     Registration is now open for Destination College, to be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Southern New Hampshire University for New Hampshire high school juniors and their parent(s)/guardian(s).  Families may register now at  Please be aware each attendee will need their own registration.  Please go to the website for more information.

     College-bound seniors are encouraged to check out the Scholarship Wall in the School Counseling Office.  All the scholarships listed on the Scholarship Wall in the School Counseling Office are also posted online. The link is:

Repeated Information 

     Last week in Advisory students received a consent form to participate in Year Two of the University of New Hampshire’s Community Action and Mattering Initiative Survey which seeks information on how communities can prevent relationship problems.   Dover High School participated in Year One last year and will administer the Year Two survey on Friday, March 9, 2018 during Block 1.  The entire process takes about 30 minutes.  This is an Active Consent Survey that requires parental consent to participate.  On the back of the consent form are three ways to submit a completed consent form: email, text message, or by returning to the Main Office at Dover High School.  We ask that you consider allowing your student to participate.  Completed forms must be submitted by Friday, March 2, 2018.

     The course selection process for next year has begun.  The Program of Studies can be found on the Dover High School website.  Beginning February 1 students may begin making appointments with their counselors to complete the course selection process. 

            *Students interested in a CTC Program can apply now on the CTC website and follow up with their counselors for selection of other courses.

            *Questions concerning course recommendations that appear on the Quarter Two report card should be addressed to the specific teacher.

            *Counselors welcome parent questions regarding course selection, requirements, and academic planning.  Pleae reach out to your student’s counselor with any questions. 

     Now that the Second Semester has arrived, we begin preparations for graduation and other activities that will celebrate the Class of 2018.  The graduation date is normally set at the March School Board Meeting as we need to take into consideration snow days when determining when graduation will be held.  When that date it determined and approved by the School Board, we will share that information with families to help with planning.

 Yearbook News:

Reserve your copy of Dover High School's 2018 Yearbook today!!  Order online at; or pay cash/check in Room 328.  Cost $65.00

     The Dover Police Department wishes to pass along a friendly reminder to both students and parents that the use of any handheld mobile electronic device while driving is against the law.  The use of handheld electronic devices while driving causes significant distractions to the driver and increases your chances of being involved in an accident.  The Dover Police Department strictly enforces all laws pertaining to the Use of Mobile Electronic Device While Driving.

     We ask that you do not stop to drop off or pick up students on Alumni Drive.  We only want students crossing the street in crosswalks.  This practice is dangerous and negatively impacts traffic flow.



Peter Driscoll
Dover High School Principal

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