Hoover H.S. Student Handbook

Student Handbook for 2019-2020

Hoover Students and Parents:
This student handbook has been developed in order to provide information relative to
school rules/regulations and to help students stay organized. The handbook portion should
be read carefully by the student and his/her parents/guardians. A thorough understanding
of its contents should alleviate any misconceptions of school procedures.
If there are any questions about the student-parent handbook, staff members will provide
further assistance. The administration will also be available to assist you.
Best wishes for a successful year at Hoover High School.
Mr. Eric Bornstine
Hoover High School
Hoover High School
525 Seventh St N.E.
North Canton, Ohio 44720
(330)497–5660 Athletic Office
(330)497–5607 Attendance Office
(330)497–5627 Guidance Office
(330)497–5620 Main Office
North Canton City Schools has an excellent web page. Please feel free to contact
teachers/administrators at: www.northcantonschools.org
Mission: Inspire students and impact our community.
Vision: To be recognized as a trusted, leading organization for learning.
Values: Respect, Grit, Relationships, Integrity
Table of Contents
Academic Information............................................ 12
Activity Fee............................................................ 27
Administration/Board of Education .......................... 1
Alma Mater .............................................................. 2
Announcements, Bulletins, Distribution of Materials ............................................................................... 26
Anticipated Absence-Vacations............................. 19
Athlete Attendance ................................................ 20
Athletic, Club, and Honor Activities ....................... 31
Athletic Code of Conduct....................................... 30
Athletic Department Information............................ 16
Athletic Eligibility.................................................... 17
Attendance ............................................................ 17
Cafeteria/Commons............................................... 23
Cellular Phone ....................................................... 11
Change of Address................................................ 21
Chromebook Information....................................... 25
Clinic...................................................................... 26
College Credit Plus Program (CCP)...................... 15
College Visits......................................................... 19
Computer Network/Internet Acceptable Use Guidelines.............................................................. 24
Crisis Code ............................................................ 21
Crisis/Emergency Procedures............................... 21
Dance Guests........................................................ 26
Dance Rules .......................................................... 26
Detention ............................................................... 27
Directory Information/FERPA................................ 27
Dress Code.............................................................. 9
Driving/Parking ...................................................... 22
Electronic Devices................................................. 11
Elevator ................................................................. 27
Federal League Sportsmanship and Athletic Spectator Conduct................................................. 16
Fire Drill Procedure................................................ 21
Formal Dance Attire............................................... 26
Free and Reduced Lunch...................................... 27
General Attendance Procedure............................. 18
Gifts ....................................................................... 27
Grading Scale........................................................ 15
Grading System..................................................... 13
Guidance ............................................................... 13
Hall Traffic and Hall Passes .................................. 27
Hoover Academic Booster Club ............................ 15
Honors Diploma..................................................... 15
Honor Roll..............................................................14
Inappropriate Use of Technology...........................10
Independent Eighteen-Year-Old Students.............21
Junior Option – Early Dismissal/Late Arrival .........20
Leaving and Returning To School .........................20
Library/INQSPOT Information................................23
Lockers ..................................................................27
Lost and Found......................................................28
Make Up of Semester Examinations .....................19
Make Up Test & Make Up Homework ...................19
National Honor Society ..........................................33
Nonathletic/Cocurricular Code of Conduct ............30
North Canton School Calendar................................3
Parent Internet Access to Grades/Schoology........13
Parent-Teacher Conferences ................................13
Privilege Period......................................................23
Problem-Solvers ......................................................4
Report Cards..........................................................14
Requirements for Graduation ................................14
Safety Glasses ......................................................28
School Safety.........................................................21
Senior Option – Late Arrival/Early Dismissal.........20
Skateboard Use .....................................................28
Sophomore Option – Late Arrival/Early
Student Conduct Code ............................................5
Student Course Load.............................................12
Student Driving Regulations ..................................22
Student Identification Card ....................................28
Student Tickets for Athletic Events........................16
Study Halls.............................................................22
Substitute/Guest Teachers ....................................28
Surveillance Cameras............................................28
Tardiness to Class .................................................20
Teacher Email Address .........................................14
Testing/Assessment ..............................................13
Time Schedule.........................................................2
Tornado Procedures ..............................................21
Unexcused Absence and Tardies..........................19
Valuables ...............................................................29
Visitors ...................................................................29
Withdrawal from School.........................................21
Work Permits .........................................................29
Administration and Board of Education
Mr. Jeff Wendorf Superintendent of Schools
Mr. Todd Tolson Treasurer
Mr. Dave Pilati Assistant Superintendent
Mr. Todd Henne Director of Business
Mr. Eric Bornstine Principal, HHS
Mr. Henry Householder Associate Principal, HHS
Mr. Tom Oakes Associate Principal, HHS
Mr. Rob White Associate Principal, HHS
Mr. Tim Walker Athletic Director, HHS
Board of Education
Mr. Jordan Greenwald President
Mrs. Andrea Ziarko Vice-President
Dr. Bob Roden Board Member
Mrs. Jessica Stroia Board Member
Mrs. Susie Hertler VanVranken Board Member
North Canton City Schools
Mission: Inspire students and impact our community.
Vision: To be recognized as a trusted, leading organization for learning.
Values: Respect, Grit, Relationships, Integrity
Belief Statements
We Believe…
• Every individual is unique.
• Every person has worth and potential.
• Individuals are responsible for their actions.
• Societies and individuals have responsibilities to each other.
• A healthy society is guided by basic truths and values.
• Family is of vital importance to the development of a child.
• Every person deserves respect.
Our objectives are
• to ensure a 100% graduation rate.
• to ensure that 100% of our graduates are employed at a living wage or in continuous education within one year of graduation.
• to achieve and maintain all performance standards on the Ohio School District Report Card.
Hoover Alma Mater
Our strong band can ne’er be broken,
Formed at Hoover High;
Far surpassing wealth unspoken,
Seal by friendship’s tie.
CHORUS: Alma Mater, Alma Mater,
Deep graven on each heart,
Shall be found unwav’ring true,
When we from life shall part.
High school life at best is passing,
Gliding swiftly by;
Then let us pledge in word and deed,
Our love for Hoover High.
School Colors: Orange and Black
Warning Bell 7:30 a.m.
Period 1 7:35 – 8:18 a.m.
Period 2 8:22 – 9:05 a.m.
Announcements 9:09 – 9:16 a.m.
Period 3 9:09 – 9:59 a.m.
Period 4 10:03 – 10:46 a.m.
Period 5A (Lunch) 10:50 – 11:11 a.m.
Period 5B (Lunch) 11:12 – 11:33 a.m.
Period 6A (Lunch) 11:38 – 11:59 a.m.
Period 6B (Lunch) 12:00 – 12:21 p.m.
Period 7A (Lunch) 12:26 – 12:47 p.m.
Period 7B (Lunch) 12:48 – 1:09 p.m.
Period 8 1:13 – 1:56 p.m.
Period 9 2:00 – 2:43 p.m.
Only students who are with a supervised activity may stay after 3:00 p.m.
2019 – 2020 SCHOOL YEAR
19 Convocation/Staff Meeting Day
20 First day of classes, grades 1-6 & 9
21 First day of classes, grades 7-8 & 10-12
26 Hoover High School Parent Night
30 Professional Learning Day (NO CLASSES)
2 Labor Day (NO CLASSES)
2 Parent/Teacher Conferences (9-12)
14 Professional Development Day (NO CLASSES)
25 End of first nine weeks
7 Parent/Teacher Conferences (9-12)
27 Conference Exchange Day (NO CLASSES)
28-29 Thanksgiving Recess (NO CLASSES)
2 Conference Exchange Day (NO CLASSES)
18-20 Exams
23 Winter Recess Begins (NO CLASSES)
6 Classes resume
15 End of first semester
16-17 Staff Work Day (NO CLASSES)
20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (NO CLASSES)
6 Parent/Teacher Conferences (9-12)
14 Professional Learning Day (NO CLASSES)
17 Presidents’ Day (NO CLASSES)
27 Parent/Teacher Conferences (9-12)
20 End of third nine weeks
23 Spring Break Begins (NO CLASSES)
30 Classes Resume
10 No School
25 Memorial Day (NO CLASSES)
29 Last Day of Classes
1 Staff Work Day
If a student has a problem or concern in regard to any of the following areas, please contact the person or office indicated below:
Problem Problem-Solver
Accidents Teacher/Main Office
Activities/Clubs Principal
Assemblies Main Office
Athletics Mr. Walker
Building Use Main Office
Bus Concerns Associate Principal
Career/Technical Information Mr. White
Change of Address Guidance Office
Class Schedule School Counselor
College Information School Counselor
Credit Attendance for a Class Classroom Teacher
Discipline Associate Principals
Early Dismissal Attendance Office
Extended Absence from School Attendance Office
Free and Reduced Lunch Main Office
Graduation Guidance Office
Harassment/Threats School Counselor, Teachers, Associate Principals, Principal, School Resource Officer
Lockers Attendance Office
Lost and Found Security Desk – 7th St. Entrance
AIR/OGT Testing School Counselor, Mr. Oakes
Parking Permits Mrs. Thomas
Report Card (Distribution) Questions Guidance Office
Report Card (Grade) Questions Classroom Teacher
Scheduling School Counselor,
School Safety Principal, School Resource Officer, Security
Social Security Guidance Office
Stolen Property Teacher, Associate Principal
Study Halls School Counselor
Summer School Mr. Householder, Mr. Oakes, Mr. White
Textbooks Classroom Teacher
Transcripts Guidance Office
Voter Registration Mr. Arnold
Work Permits Main Office
The North Canton City Schools District and the North Canton Police Department have agreed to make School Resource Officer(s) available to help resolve problems and concerns involving Hoover High School students.
The North Canton City Schools Board of Education is committed to the proposition that students are entitled to basic civil liberties guaranteed to other citizens, including due process. This has been reinforced by recent court decisions that indicate clearly that whatever may be their precise impact, neither the Fourteenth Amendment nor the Bill of Rights is for adults only. It is further believed that the community is entitled to responsible action in the exercise of these liberties. It is, therefore, the purpose of the North Canton City Schools not only to encourage the exercise of these liberties, but also to develop a sense of responsibility and good citizenship on the part of members of the student body. Statements of policy pertaining to student government are formulated in order to facilitate achievement of these purposes.
At the same time, it is recognized that the traditional role of the school official and teacher has been “in loco parentis” relative to the student. The obligation of this role is that more mature and experienced judgment should be exercised than may normally be expected to prevail in relation to the less mature and less experienced judgment of the student. Further, since school attendance is compulsory, a captive student group does exist, and school officials must often make decisions that protect the health and well-being of all students while at the same time attempting to safeguard individual rights.
This Code of Conduct is in effect while students are under the authority of school personnel or involved in any school activity. This includes, but is not limited to, school buses and property under the control of school authorities, and while at interscholastic competitions, extracurricular events, or other school activities or programs. In addition, this Code of Conduct includes misconduct by a student that occurs off school property but is connected to activities or incidents that have occurred on school district property and misconduct by a student that, regardless of where it occurs, is directed at a district official or employee or the property of an official or employee.
Career/Technical and College Credit Plus (CCP) courses are an extension of our school programs; therefore, students who elect to attend these classes are subject to disciplinary action based upon the Student Code of Conduct of either GlenOak, Hoover, Jackson, or Lake High School. Consequently, conduct and/or involvement in any activity that may or does result in disciplinary action by one school may be grounds for similar disciplinary action by the home school.
DETENTIONS: Students are required to study quietly before or after school in a monitored session for twenty-five minutes.
IN-SCHOOL INTERVENTION: Students are assigned to the In-School Intervention (ISI) classroom from 7:35 a.m. to 2:43 p.m. Students will complete all class work in a structured, supervised environment. Students will receive full credit for all completed assignments. Technology is limited to classroom assignments only. Cell phones/personal devices are to be turned into the ISI monitor upon arrival to the ISI room.
WEDNESDAY SCHOOL: Students are required to study quietly on Wednesday afternoon for 90 minutes after the school day in a monitored session. Students must bring schoolwork or appropriate reading material with them and they may not go to their lockers. Wednesday school will take place in room B-2.
SATURDAY DETENTION: Students are required to study quietly on Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in a monitored session. Students are to pay $10.00 on the morning of the detention. Students must bring schoolwork or appropriate reading material with them and they may not go to their lockers. Students are to enter door #11 and report directly to room L-5.
EMERGENCY REMOVAL: Students may be removed from a class and/or school at the discretion of an administrator.
OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION*: Students are not permitted to attend classes, be on school property, attend school functions, or attend school sponsored events during the determined length of time. Students may be permitted to make up assignments, including tests, quizzes, etc. upon returning to school at the conclusion of the suspension.
EXPULSION*: Following a formal hearing with the superintendent, the student is not to return to classes at Hoover High School, be on school property or at school events, or participate in school functions for the determined length of time. Expulsion may result in the loss of credit for classes being taken in college through the College Credit Plus program.
*Out-of-School Suspension and Expulsion are governed by ORC 3313.66. The principal or assistant principal may suspend a student from school for a period of up to ten (10) days for violations of the Code of Conduct. The superintendent may expel a student from school for up to eighty days (80) days and for certain violations up to an entire year.
APPEALS OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL DISCIPLINE: All appeals of out-of-school suspension may be made to the Principal in writing within three (3) calendar days of the notice to suspend.
1. Drugs of Abuse:
Students shall not, at any time, possess, use, sell, offer to sell, deliver, conceal, consume, be under the influence of or show signs of consumption of any drugs of abuse including alcoholic beverages or any counterfeit or look-alike drugs of abuse on school property, at school-sponsored/related events off school grounds, or during travel to or from school. Counterfeit drugs of abuse include any substance that is directly or indirectly represented to be a drug of abuse. Students shall not possess, use, sell, offer to sell, deliver, or conceal any instruments or paraphernalia (anything that could be used to smoke/ingest substances) for use with drugs of abuse. Students shall not possess any prescription or over-the-counter medication on school property, at school-sponsored events off school grounds, or during travel to or from school.
2. Disruption of School:
A student shall not cause disruption or obstruction of educational programs, whether curricular or extracurricular, by use of violence, force, coercion, threat, words, excessive noise, false alarms, demonstrations, or by inducing panic. A threat against the welfare of the building may result in expulsion for a period of up to one (1) school year.
3. Damage of School Property:
A student shall not be negligent, nor willfully or recklessly cause or attempt to cause damage to property owned by the North Canton City Schools Board of Education. Students who are found responsible for damaged property shall be held liable for the cost of repair or replacement of damaged property.
4. Damage to Private Property:
A student shall not willfully or recklessly cause or attempt to cause damage to private property on school premises, during a school activity, function, events off school grounds, or during travel to and from school.
5. Aggression:
A student shall not fight, intimidate*, threaten, haze, assault, or commit battery upon any person on school property, or at school-sponsored events off school grounds, or during travel to and from school; nor shall a student behave in such a manner which could foreseeably cause physical or emotional injury to such persons at such places and times.
*Intimidation shall include, but is not limited to, threats used to extort money or any other item of value from another student or person.
6. Dangerous Weapons and Instruments:
A student shall not use, possess, handle, transmit, fail to report, or conceal dangerous weapons, substances, or instruments which include, but are not limited to, ammunition, firearms, knives, mace, tear gas, firecrackers, explosives, incendiaries, or other similar devices, (e.g. cigarette lighter/matches) on school property, or at school-sponsored events off school grounds, or during travel to and from school, except as expressly authorized by the superintendent, the principal, or their designees. Possession of such weapons could lead to permanent exclusion from all Ohio schools.
7. Tobacco (Complies with ORC 3313.751):
Use or possession of any form of tobacco product or any imitation tobacco product or paraphernalia (e.g. electronic cigarette/vapor pen/Juul/cigarette lighter/matches) in school, on school grounds, at school-sponsored activities, or within sight of the school is prohibited.
8. Obscenity:
A student shall not use obscenity, profanity, any form of racial or ethnic slurs, or other patently offensive language or gestures, nor shall a student be in possession of patently offensive material on school property, at school-sponsored events off school grounds, or during travel to and from school.
9. Truant:
A student shall not stay away from school, or any assigned class or activity without good and sufficient cause. Truant students may be referred to juvenile court. Truancy is defined as absence from school and/or any part of a class without parents’ and/or a school official’s knowledge or permission.
10. Tardiness:
A student shall not be late to school or to class without a good and sufficient cause. Parking privileges and/or Senior Option privileges may be revoked for excessive tardies. Students tardy to their first class of the day must report to the Attendance Office. Students tardy to their remaining classes will be handled by the classroom teacher and/or their administrator.
11. Forgery/Falsification:
A student shall not fraudulently affix or have affixed parents’ or other authorities’ signatures on notes or official school forms, nor shall students use passes, school forms, false identification, or notes in an improper manner, nor possess such documents. Student may not add names to passes. A student shall not misrepresent himself/herself as any adult either in oral or written form.
12. Theft:
A student shall not wrongfully take, possess, carry away, or exercise dominion and control over property of others.
13. Gambling:
Gambling shall not be permitted on school property or during school activities.
14. Disobedience:
A student shall not be defiant, belligerent, disrespectful, or fail to comply with school rules or directions of teachers, substitute teachers, teacher aides, administrators, or other authorized school personnel during any period of time when the student is properly under the school jurisdiction. Students have the responsibility to cooperate with and/or inform school authorities about dangerous or potentially dangerous situations involving school and/or student safety issues. Students failing to comply with disciplinary penalties may face enhanced penalties for such action.
15. Hazing (Complies with ORC 2307.44):
A student shall not plan, encourage, engage in or witness and fail to report any hazing activity. Hazing is defined as doing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation into any organization that creates a risk of mental or physical harm. Hazing activities of any type shall be prohibited at all times on school property, or at school-sponsored events off school grounds, or during travel to and from school.
16. Loitering:
A student shall not be permitted to remain in vehicles or be standing within sight of the building before or after school unless involved in a school-related activity.
17. Harassment:
A student shall not make unwanted visual, written, verbal, or physical contact toward another student or a staff member on school property, or at school-sponsored events off school grounds, or during travel to and from school.
Harassment can take several forms: sexual, physical, racial, verbal and/or gender. Harassment may not be determined solely by the intent of the action or statement, but can also be determined by how it is perceived.
Students are encouraged to report problems or incidents or harassment (including cyber harassment) to any of the following individuals: guidance counselor, assistant principal, or principal.
Please refer to full NCCS policy 5517 or the district annual notices at northcantonschools.org.
18. Academic Integrity (Plagiarism/Cheating):
A student shall not use the ideas, words, phrases, and/or writings of others and pass them off as his/her own. A writer’s ideas, words, and the way of expressing them are his/her property, and anyone using them without properly citing and crediting the original source is guilty of plagiarism. Students are expected to be responsible for doing their own work, whether it is writing a paper, doing homework, or answering questions on a quiz or test. Students will receive a zero for the assignment with no opportunity to receive credit for the work. Subsequent cheating offenses could lead to loss of credit for the course.
19. Inappropriate Action or Behavior:
Any action or behavior judged by school officials to be inappropriate in a school setting and not specifically mentioned in other sections shall be in violation of the Student Conduct Code.
Nothing in these policies, and specifically nothing in Sections 8, 14, 20, 21, 22, and 23 of this Student Conduct Code, shall be construed to in any way prohibit, allow punishment, for, or limit students in their lawful right to express themselves on or off campus in a manner protected by the First Amendment.
20. Student Expression:
The school recognizes the rights of students to express themselves. With the right of expression comes the responsibility to do it appropriately. Students must present materials to the principal for approval at least 24 hours prior to display or distribution.
Material may not be distributed or displayed if it:
1. is obscene to minors, libelous, indecent, or vulgar;
2. advertises any product or service not permitted to minors by law;
3. intends to be insulting or harassing;
4. intends to incite fighting or present a likelihood of disrupting school or a school event.
Material may not be displayed or distributed during class periods or during passing time between classes. Permission may be granted to display or distribute during lunch periods or after school in designated locations, as long as exits are not blocked and there is proper access and egress to the building.
21. Student Appearance Code (Complies with ORC 3313.665)
Students shall comply with the following dress code that reflects the standards of our school and community. The following restrictions are in effect as governed by the interests of safety, cleanliness, neatness, and appropriateness; however, due to the fact that styles and fads change, it is impossible to anticipate and list all areas where a decision of acceptability must be made. What may be appropriate at home or elsewhere may not be appropriate at school. The determination about whether an item or style is objectionable under the student dress code is left to the judgment of the school administration.
The following is NOT ACCEPTABLE:
A. clothing or tattoos exhibiting words, logos, symbols, trademarks, or other references to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, violence, profanity, cults, Satanism, or death; any garment or style of dress which displays any racial slurs, ethnic epithets, gang affiliations, sexist attitudes (including but not limited to such examples as Hooters, Co-Ed Naked, Bong, etc.), terrorist messages;
B. attire which creates undue distraction, including but not limited to tank tops, spaghetti straps, revealing necklines, off-the-shoulder tops, bare midriffs, backless attire;
C. shorts, cut-offs, skirts, dresses that are shorter than mid-thigh and/or revealing; also any tights, leggings or spandex must be covered by another garment that extends to mid-thigh; (SLITS IN SKIRTS/DRESSES MUST NOT END HIGHER THAN MID-THIGH. SHORTS MUST BE WORN UNDER TEAR-AWAY PANTS.)
D. boxer shorts; athletic shorts used for school sports participation
E. sleepwear (no pajama bottoms or flannel pants), blankets;
F. spandex without a shirt that reaches at mid-thigh level;
G. shorts and pants that sag below the waistline;
I. slippers, dangerous footwear; (SHOES MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
J. headwear, bandannas, sweatbands, visors; (THESE SHOULD NOT BE WORN
K. items that may present physical danger are not allowed (SUCH AS CHAINS OR
L. extreme hairstyles (for example: Mohawks, etc.
M. piercings that are deemed disruptive to the educational process;
N. clothing, styles, devices, paraphernalia, or body piercing that makes a statement inappropriate for a school setting.
Students who violate the appearance code may be referred to the Associate Principal’s Office. Attempts to secure appropriate clothing from home or borrow from the office may be made. According to the discretion of the administrator in charge, students dressed inappropriately may be assigned to In-School Intervention for the day if appropriate attire cannot be arranged. Violators of the appearance code may be assigned detention(s) and repeat violators may face more serious consequences. Class work missed because of inappropriate appearance may receive a grade of zero.
22. Public Display of Affection:
A student shall not exhibit inappropriate display of affection in school buildings, on school property, or at school-sponsored events off school grounds. This includes touching, petting, or any other contact that may be considered sexual in nature. Sexual activity of any nature is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action.
23. Inappropriate Use of Technology:
Student use of the Internet on any computer or other electronic devices should be limited to those areas deemed appropriate by the administration. Students shall not distribute or access inappropriate material or data either directly or indirectly using their technology system or using the school’s technology system, e-mail, or voice mail. Any material distributed by students must be approved by the principal prior to distribution.
Inappropriate computer use includes but is not limited to the following:
- damaging computers, computer systems, or computer networks;
- accessing unauthorized computers, sites, or information databases;
- displaying offensive messages or pictures;
- accessing dangerous information that, if acted upon, could cause damage or present danger to others;
- using the computer for recreational electronic communication (e.g., e-mail, instant messaging, bulletin boards, social media sites such as Twitter/Facebook/etc. during school hours, etc.);
- violating copyright laws and/or the district policy on plagiarism;
- accessing inappropriate chat rooms or news groups;
- using the Internet to buy or sell products;
- interfering with the normal functioning of computers, computer systems, or computer networks.
24. Electronic Devices
Use of certain electronic devices is permitted in Hoover High School as described below. Electronic devices are classified as disruptive, non-disruptive, and mobile phone devices. Permissibility of each type of electronic device is described as follows:
Disruptive Electronic Devices
A. Recording devices, radios, pagers, laser pointers, and other electronic devices are deemed distracting to the educational environment. As such, these devices are not permitted in any area of Hoover High School, including the courtyard.
• Use of cameras on non-disruptive devices and cell phones, to take still pictures or video, is not permitted on school grounds, including transportation, unless under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher.
• Gizmo devices are not permitted on school grounds, including transportation, unless under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher.
B. The misuse of permissible electronic devices in a manner distracting to other students or school personnel is not allowed. The misuse of electronic devices includes, but is not limited to:
i) Use of any electronic device in a classroom or other area of Hoover High School not authorized by school personnel.
ii) Violation of the North Canton City Schools’ Acceptable Use Policy.
iii) Listening to video or audio without headphones or earbuds.
iv) Use of headphones/earbuds at a volume level where others can hear.
Non-disruptive Devices
A. Non-disruptive devices are defined as electronic devices primarily used for educational purposes.
B. The categories of non-disruptive devices are (a) laptops, (b) netbooks, (c) tablets, (d) eReaders, and (e) audio players (MP3 players).
C. These devices may be used:
i) during classroom instruction and in the Media Center as permitted and directed by school personnel.
ii) In study hall, privilege period, and lunch as permitted and directed by school personnel.
Mobile Phones
A. Use of mobile phones for any voice communication is not permitted during school hours. No texting should take place during classroom instruction.
B. Mobile phones must be used as directed by school personnel.
C. Mobile phones may possess advanced functions including Internet access, eReader, and video/audio functions. These functions may be used during study hall, lunch period, and privilege period. Use of these functions during classroom instruction is at the discretion of school personnel.
Consequences for inappropriate use of electronic devices
Violation of the appropriate use of electronic devices, as described above, (1) may results in detentions, Saturday detention, In School Intervention, or Out of School Suspension; and (2) student may be required to turn the device over to school personnel and the student and/or parent may pick up the device from the Attendance Office at the end of the school day.
Internet Connection
Wireless Internet connection will be provided by the North Canton City Schools for students to connect their school issued device (Chromebook) to the Internet. Students must have a completed Acceptable Use Policy signed and on file at Hoover High School. Additionally, students may connect to the Internet using their Internet provider. In this case, the student and family will be responsible for any Internet connection expense.
Lost or Damaged Device
Hoover High School assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage of their school issued and/or personal electronic device brought to school. Students bring their personal devices to Hoover High School at their own risk. Students who bring their personal laptop to school without authorization from staff is not allowed – since all students are issued a Chromebook.
Transporting Devices
Use of bags and cases to transport electronic devices to and from Hoover High School is encouraged. Students must use their school issued Chromebook case to carry their Chromebook around school. However, the bags may not be used to carry books.
25. Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior
The Board of Education will not tolerate any known harassment, intimidation or bullying of any student on school property or at a school-sponsored activity.
Harassment, intimidation or bullying is defined as an intentional, written, verbal or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both (1) causes mental or physical harm to the other student and (2) is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for the other student.
Cyber-bullying is defined as abusive behavior including, but not limited to, taunting, threatening, stalking, intimidation, and/or coercion by one or more individuals against other students or staff, perpetrated with computers, cellular phones, internet websites, and/or any other electronic device.
Any student who believes s/he has been a victim of harassment, intimidation or bullying as defined above should report the incident(s) to the building principal or teacher.
26. Persistent or expanded misbehavior:
For repeated violations against the student code of conduct and/or persistent misbehavior, or other misconduct pertaining to any rules or regulations governing student conduct.
Student Course Load
All students are required to take a minimum of six credits each semester, including a minimum of five academic classes. Senior students are permitted to schedule five credits. In addition, students may not have more than two full periods of study hall. If a student chooses not to take a sixth academic class, the student must then select a non-academic class such as band, choir, orchestra, office aide or physical education. The only exception to this requirement is when a student is taking a science that has a lab that alternates with a study hall. Every other day, these students may have three study halls. However, it should be noted that this would be considered a light schedule for college-bound students.
Academic Achievement/Academic Progress
Student grades in each course will be based on Academic Achievement and Academic Progress assessments. Academic Achievement will make-up 80% of a student’s grade, while Academic Progress will make-up the remaining 20%.
Dropping a Class
Students had until May 30, 2019 to request a “change of mind” schedule change.
After May 30, 2019 only the following changes will be allowed during the first ten (10) days of the first semester and five (5) days of the second semester (semester classes only):
a) Upgrading the schedule – adding a class in place of a study hall.
b) Dropping a class because the student has no study hall.
c) Level Change* – teacher recommendation only. i.e. AP U.S. History to United States History
*Please recall that a course override is binding and no level change will occur.
Grading System
The semester examination grade will appear on the report card and will count 1/7 of the semester average. The semester average is calculated by tripling each nine-week grade, adding the semester examination grade, and dividing by seven. Example below:
1st Nine-Weeks 2nd Nine-Weeks Examination Average
85 90 92 88
Guidance Services
Counseling and guidance services are provided for all Hoover High School students. School counselors are available to every student who wishes to discuss such matters as career planning, educational planning, and personal social development. More information about guidance and counseling services is available in the Guidance Office.
In addition to individual counseling, resources are available in the guidance office and the Hoover Library/Inqspot concerning the areas of career/technical and college planning. Information is also available in the Hoover HS Guidance Schoology Group.
Each student who desires a well-planned school program is encouraged to make an appointment with their school counselor in the guidance office.
Specific information about such tests as the ASVAB, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement tests, etc. can be found in the guidance office or in the Hoover HS Guidance Schoology Group.
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held formally on two evenings during the first semester and two evenings during the second semester of the school year. Other conferences can be scheduled throughout the year by teacher or parent request.
Schoology allows parents and students to monitor progress and assignments in all classes. Teacher grade books and attendance information may be viewed online, and an email notification system may be enabled.
Parents can create their own account to access their students’ grades and assignments. Schoology is found through the North Canton City Schools homepage at www.northcantonschools.org. Help tools are available to get users started.
Parent Internet Access to Grades: Schoology
The Schoology program allows parents and students to monitor progress in all classes. Teacher grade books and information may be viewed online, and an email notification system may be enabled. To access Schoology a student and parent login/access code is required. New student passwords are given out at the beginning of each school year (returning students use the same password as before) and parents can create an account via the Hoover High School webpage. Schoology is found through the Hoover High School homepage at www.northcantonschools.org. Student/parent ID’s and passwords typically remain the same for all 4 years.
Teacher Email Addresses
Email is an excellent way to communicate with your teacher. Each teacher’s email address is listed on the North Canton City Schools’ website.
Report Cards
Report cards are issued four times a year. Report cards are available electronically the week following the completion of the nine-week period. Questions on individual grades should be directed to the course teacher involved.
Honor Roll
Students who maintain a cumulative average of 90 percent for all academic courses throughout the nine-week grading period will be listed on the honor roll.
Requirements for Graduation
Requirements for graduation, as prescribed by the State Department of Education and the North Canton Board of Education, are as follows:
Credit Subject
4 English
4 Mathematics- must include 1 credit of Algebra II or equivalent.
3 Social Studies
• American History
• American Government/Economics
• World Studies
3 Science
• Physical Science
• Biology
• One additional science selected from Chemistry, Environmental Science, Conceptual Physics, Physics, or Anatomy and Physiology
1 Fine Arts
• (Art I, Choir, Band, Orchestra, Theater courses, Speech and Performance)
0.5 Health
0.5 Physical Education (please note PE courses are 0.25 credits each)
Sufficient electives must be taken in order to earn at least 20 credits for graduation.
A. Twenty credits above grade eight shall be required for graduation. Nineteen of these must be academic credits. Credit is granted at the end of each semester.
B. Middle school students successfully completing the first-year foreign language and/or Algebra I course(s) will be granted a high school unit credit for each course. Eighth grade students will also earn high school credit for any other course designated as part of North Canton City School Jump Start program. Such credit will count toward the twenty high school credits required for graduation. Grades earned for these courses will become part of the high school grade point average.
C. The Class of 2018 and beyond must pass seven End-of-Course Exams. The exams are in the following subjects: English IX, English X, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, US History and US Government.
D. Each student is personally responsible for completing all graduation requirements. Seniors attending summer school after the senior year who do not complete all graduation requirements by September 1st will be required to complete the testing requirements for the class in which the student will graduate.
Graduation Testing Requirement: End-of-Course Exams
Students in the Class of 2018 and beyond are required to obtain 18 out of 35 points on the End-of-Course state tests. The seven subjects tested are: English IX, English X, Algebra I, Geometry, US History, US Government, and Biology.
Ohio High School Honors Diploma
High school students can gain state recognition for exceeding Ohio’s graduation requirements through an honors diploma. Students challenge themselves by taking and succeeding at high-level coursework and in real-world experiences. The Ohio Department of Education has established requirements that include:
1. successful completion of the high school curriculum as designated by the state of Ohio and the North Canton City Board of Education;
2. successful completion of End-of-course state testing or its equivalent;
3. meeting criteria set by the state in one of the following areas: Academics, International Baccalaureate, Career Tech, STEM, Arts, or Social Science and Civic Engagement. (See the Course Description Book for details).
College Credit Plus (CCP) Courses
The CCP program allows qualified high school students to take classes at local colleges on a full-time or part-time basis. There is no cost involved with taking these classes (unless a student were to fail a course or take remedial or theological/religious courses – ODE still defining other limits). Students receive both high school and college credit. Grades become part of the high school grade point average. CCP courses allows students to take college level courses for credit while remaining on the Hoover High School campus. At Hoover HS, we are proud to offer five CCP courses. These courses are free of charge and are taught by Hoover High School staff. The CCP courses are offered at various levels of weight. Evening meetings for students and parents will be held in the fall to further explain this program. Please contact the Guidance Office for specific information.
Hoover High School Grading Scale
92-100 A
83-91 B
74-82 C
65-73 D
50-64 F
Hoover Academic Booster Club awards
1. Academic Letter: Awarded in the fall based on the weighted average of 3.750 or greater for the previous school year (beginning with freshmen year grades).
2. A Card: Awarded at the end of each semester based on the semester weighted average of 4.000 or greater.
3. A/B Card: Awarded at the end of each semester based on the semester weighted average of 3.500 to 3.999.
4. GPA Card: Awarded at the end of each semester based on the semester weighted average of 3.00 to 3.499.
5. Norseman Award: Awarded at the end of each semester based on the semester weighted GPA below 3.000 with teacher nomination.
Federal League Sportsmanship and Athletic Spectator Conduct:
1. The Federal League encourages positive cheers that build school spirit through good sportsmanship. Cheers that are vulgar or demeaning to opposing teams or their fans are prohibited.
2. There are to be no gestures or verbal expressions of an obscene, profane, taunting, or vulgar connotation directed toward athletes, coaches, officials, or other fans.
3. There are to be no noisemakers or signs of any kind at inside sports contests.
4. A school administrator, assigned by the building principal, will be present at all varsity basketball and varsity football games. A school administrator will also be assigned to any contest that has the potential for conflict or unsportsmanlike behaviors (adapted from OHSAA bylaw 3-2-1).
5. Recognized law enforcement officials will be present at all boys basketball and football games, as well as any game at which the administrators of the schools involved deem appropriate.
6. Spectators must stay off the playing floor or field during the contest. Anyone who goes onto the field of play during the contest will be immediately removed from the event.
7. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the removal of the individual from the game at which the infraction occurs, as well as any future games as deemed appropriate by the building principal.
In accordance with the Federal League Sportsmanship and Athletic Spectator Conduct rules, Hoover High School offers the following Sportsmanship Guidelines:
*HHS encourages positive cheers at games;
*HHS treats coaches, players, officials, and fans with respect and courtesy;
*HHS does not permit unsportsmanlike conduct such as using profanity, taunting, and making inappropriate gestures and comments;
*HHS ensures the safety of our athletes by not allowing spectators on the gym floor;
*HHS provides a positive atmosphere to promote the highest level of athletic competition.
Student Tickets for Athletic Events:
Pre-sale general admission tickets for all football and select basketball games may be purchased in the Athletic Office. All other tickets for athletic events will be purchased at the gate. In addition:
A. Football tickets will be on sale Tuesday through Friday between 7:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
B. Student general admission tickets purchased at the athletic ticket window will be $4.00. All general admission tickets at the football gates are $7.00.
C. Visit hoovervikings.com for information about spirit passes which allows a student to attend all home high school and middle school athletic contests with the exception of OHSAA tournaments.
Athletic Eligibility:
The Ohio High School Athletic Association and the North Canton City Schools Board of Education each require specific academic standards in order for student athletes to be eligible for playing sports. These requirements include the following:
A. In grades 9-12, the student athlete must have received passing grades during the preceding grading period in a minimum of FIVE one-credit courses, or the equivalent per year, which count toward graduation (OHSAA).
B. Student athletes in grades 9-12 must also maintain a minimum 65% (1.00) grade point average (NCCS Board of Education).
C. Student athletes enrolled in the first grading period after advancement from the eighth grade must have passed a minimum of five of all subjects carried the preceding grading period in which the student was enrolled (OHSAA, NCCS Board of Education).
Athlete Attendance
A student athlete’s primary objective is to receive a quality education. Therefore, student athletes must be in attendance at school at least half of the day of a contest or practice. Half-day attendance is defined as being in school a minimum of 3.5 consecutive hours. Special determinations will be made by the Building Principal in advance of the absence. In addition, student athletes are expected to be in attendance at the start of the school day following an athletic contest.
Regular daily class attendance and punctuality are necessary in order for the learning process to be effective. Frequent absences disrupt the instructional process which requires a continuity of classroom learning experiences, pupil interaction, and study in order to reach the goal of maximum educational benefits for each student. Studies show that students who miss school frequently experience great difficulty in achieving the maximum benefits of instruction. We are aware that there are occasions when a student cannot be present and thus may miss an essential learning experience.
Daily Attendance/House Bill 410
The Ohio State Legislature made significant changes to Ohio’s school attendance laws through House Bill 410 that went into effect in 2017. The two areas that Ohio Revised Code now requires schools to address are absenteeism and truancy. Below is how Ohio Revised Code defines the two types of absenteeism and the actions that will be initiated by your child’s school.
Excessive Absenteeism is when a student is absent with or without legitimate excuse for either of the following for 38 hours in one school month or 65 hours in one school year. In these situations, state law requires the school to send a letter to the parents informing them of their child’s excessive absenteeism. The school may develop an absence intervention plan for the purpose of improving the student’s attendance.
Chronic Absenteeism is when a student is absent with or without legitimate excuse for 10% of the school year. In these situations, the school:
• will inform the parent and schedule a meeting with the parent
• may revise an absence intervention plan if one was previously created
• will require medical documentation in order to excuse future absences
Habitual truancy refers to when a child is absent from school without a legitimate excuse for 30 consecutive school hours or 42 hours in one school month or 72 hours in one school year. In these situations, state law requires the school to seek input from the parent in order to develop an absence intervention plan to improve the student’s attendance. If attendance does not improve, the school will file charges with the court system.
Our concern is with each student’s total participation that is reflected in the attendance procedures that follow:
A. Daily attendance and punctuality are essential to success in school and are necessary habits for later success in life. Daily attendance affords a student the opportunity to reap maximum benefits from the educational environment provided by the North Canton City Schools. Excessive absences and tardies will not be accepted.
B. Each student upon enrollment assumes the obligation and responsibility to attend all assigned classes except when excused by a valid reason. The following are valid reasons for absence from school:
1. Personal illness
2. Medical, dental, or legal appointment (A note of verification is needed upon return to school.)
3. Death of a relative
4. Quarantine of the home
5. Observance of religious holidays (A student may be excused for the purpose of observing a religious holiday, provided it is required by his/her religion. If observance of such holiday requires only attendance at a religious service, the student should attend such service before or after school, if possible.)
6. Needed at home due to absence of parents or guardians
7. Other emergencies or circumstances which constitute good and sufficient cause as determined by the school administration
C. An unexcused absence exists when a student is absent from school with his/her parents’ knowledge, but for a reason deemed unacceptable by the administration. Also, an unexcused absence exists when a parent or guardian does not report an absence.
D. Truancy is defined as absence from school and/or any part of a class without parents’ and/or a school official’s knowledge or permission.
School Related Absences
Students will not be counted as absent from class for the following reasons:
1. Athletic/Extracurricular Related – Athletic Director, Administrator, coach and/or advisor will notify attendance office
2. Field Trip – teacher/staff member will notify attendance office
3. Independent Study Day – student will be recognized by the Hoover Academic Booster Club and complete the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner.
4. Military Service – the branch of service will contact the Principal if an absence is necessary from school.
General Attendance Procedures
In every case of a foreseen absence, an attempt should be made to have the absence excused in advance. Parents are requested to call the school prior to 7:35 a.m. and leave a voice mail message each day their son(s)/daughter(s) are to be absent from school. To report absences, call 330-497-5607; state 1) student’s name, 2) student’s grade, 3) length of absence, 4) reason for absence, 5) the caller’s name and relationship to student, 6) telephone number for confirmation. When returning to school, the student shall present to the attendance office a written statement from the parent giving the date and reason for absence. Post-Secondary Option students should follow the same procedures when absent from a class at Hoover High School.
Parents may request assignments for their children after three days of absence. Requests should be made prior to 8:30 a.m.
Emergency School Closing
In the event of severely inclement weather or mechanical breakdown, school may be closed or starting time delayed. Radio stations WHBC (1480 AM and 94.1 FM) Canton, will be requested to broadcast announcements of school closings as early as decisions to close can be responsibly made. Cable television’s Channel 11 and the North Canton City Schools website will also carry closing information.
Anticipated Absence
A. Vacations – If a student knows in advance that an absence will be necessary, credit for work to be missed will be given only if the associate principal’s office gives advance approval. In the event of family vacations that are scheduled during the school year, the following regulations must be met:
- Vacation excuses should be presented to the attendance office five school days prior to the absence. Every effort should be made to avoid vacations during state end-of-course testing and exam weeks. Students who have excessive absences may not be excused for vacations.
- Students will be required to make arrangements prior to the absence with each teacher in order to complete required assignments.
B. Medical/Dental/Legal Appointments – Written excuses from the parent for doctor, dental and legal appointments shall be presented PRIOR to the appointment and confirmation from the doctor, dentist or courts upon returning shall be presented to the attendance office. This verification from the doctor or dentist will help the student eliminate questionable credit attendance absences. Any school time that is missed due to such appointments will count towards the Excessive Absenteeism and Chronic Absenteeism that is referenced above.
C. College Visits – Students who wish to visit colleges, universities, or other institutions of higher learning must present a permission note from the parents to the attendance office PRIOR to the visit. Verification from the college after the visit should also be turned in to the attendance office. These visits are considered excused absences.
Make-up Tests and Make-up Homework
Students who have missed tests/homework are required to arrange a convenient time for rescheduling the test/homework with the respective teacher sometime other than during the regular class period.
Make-up work is the responsibility of the student and must be completed promptly. It is reasonable to expect all make-up work to be completed within a week of a student’s return to school.
In the event that a student is absent one or two days, the student is responsible for obtaining their missed work from their teachers. Students should access missed work, notes and communicate with their teachers through Schoology or their Hoover email accounts. If a student is absent for three or more consecutive days due to illness, a parent may request homework assignments by calling the Attendance Office at 330-497-5620. Requests should be made prior to 8:30 a.m. The homework may usually be picked up after school the day after the request is made. Students who have missed tests, quizzes or labs, are required to arrange a convenient time for rescheduling those assignments with their respective teacher at a time other than during the regular class period. Make-up work is the responsibility of the student and must be completed promptly.
Make-up of Semester Examinations
If a student is to be absent for semester examinations, the student should understand that examinations cannot be taken early and must be taken upon his/her return.
Unexcused Absence and Tardy
The following reasons (although not inclusive) will be considered an unexcused absence and/or tardy: car trouble (other than involvement in an auto accident), oversleeping, missing the bus, traffic jam, staying out of school an unnecessary length of time because of a doctor’s appointment, job interview, driving school, babysitting in non-emergency situations, running non-emergency errands for parents or others, trips to barber or beauty shop, posing for senior pictures, inability to get a ride, staying up too late working, studying, doing a
project, dress code violation, and/or socializing. Students who are assigned an unexcused absence/tardy may receive a failing grade for each assignment/test missed.
Students who are tardy to first period should report directly to the attendance office to sign in and will be given an admit slip. Students tardy because of a late bus are to report to the attendance office for an excused pass.
Unexcused Tardy Procedure
Tardies #1 and #2 per nine-weeks: no action unless time missed is excessive.
Unexcused tardy #3: one detention
Unexcused tardy #4: two detentions
BEGINNING WITH THE FIFTH UNEXCUSED TARDY IN A NINE-WEEK PERIOD, STUDENTS MAY BE ASSIGNED A WEDNESDAY DETENTION. Repeated unexcused tardies may result in out-of-school suspensions. Parking privileges and Junior/Senior Option privileges may also be revoked.
Tardiness to Class
A. Three unexcused tardies to class shall be considered as one absence from that class.
B. A student who arrives more than fifteen minutes late or leaves more than fifteen minutes early from class will be considered absent from that class.
Leaving and Returning to School
Students who deviate from their regular school schedule must obtain permission from the attendance office, sign out when leaving, and/or sign in when returning. Students violating this process may receive disciplinary action.
Students are not permitted to leave the building without permission. Students who need to go to their cars (for emergencies) should report to the security desk and request the security officer to accompany them to their car.
Athletic/Extracurricular Attendance for Participation
Students must be in attendance at school at least half of the day of an activity or practice. Half-day is defined as being in school a minimum of 3.5 consecutive hours. Special determinations may be made by the building principal in advance of the absence. In addition, students are expected to be in attendance at the start of the school day following an athletic contest and/or extracurricular event.
Junior/Senior Option – Late Arrival / Early Dismissal
Hoover High School juniors and seniors have the option to schedule a first AND/OR ninth period study hall to receive Late Arrival (8:22 a.m.) AND/OR Early Dismissal (1:56 p.m.). This privilege is extended to juniors and seniors and the student’s ability to keep this privilege will be based on administrative review which may include the following criteria:
Reasonable behavior
Passing grades
Responsible attendance
Timely arrival
Passage of the Ohio Graduation Test (Students who have not passed a section of the OGT may be required to participate in OGT test preparation.)
Sophomore Option – Late Arrival / Early Dismissal
Hoover High School sophomores have the option to schedule a first OR ninth period study hall to receive Late Arrival (8:22 a.m.) or Early Dismissal (1:56 p.m.). This privilege is extended to sophomores and the student’s ability to keep this privilege will be based on administrative review which may include the following criteria:
Reasonable behavior
Passing grades
Responsible attendance
Timely arrival
Withdrawal from School
When students are withdrawing from school, they should report to the Registrar in the Guidance Office for a withdrawal form. Students should check with each of their teachers as well as the librarian and guidance counselor. When each has initialed that the student has no violations and owes no fines/fees, the student will present the withdrawal slip to the Guidance Office.
Change of Address
Any change of address or telephone number during the school year is to be reported to the Registrar’s Office or the Attendance Office.
Independent Eighteen Year-Old Students
Eighteen-year-old students must verify their age and provide evidence of residency in the district (rent receipts and cancelled checks) and proof that they are self-supporting (money to pay rent, gas, utilities, and food). The school will then only communicate with the student. If information is to be submitted to the parent, the parent must have a record release form signed by the student each time information is to be released.
Hoover High School has developed procedures to address various crisis/emergency situations. These could include a lock-down procedure in which students and staff are expected to remain in a locked area until other instructions are given. Students are expected to remain quiet, calm and cooperative and are to follow the directions of the staff person in charge.
1. Start as soon as the alarm sounds, teacher leading. First students out of the building are to hold the doors open. Everyone is to exit the building.
2. Move quickly, but DO NOT RUN!
3. Close all doors and windows.
4. Exit in double-file lines.
5. Remain in lines when out of the building.
6. Move far enough from the building so that all students will be out of danger.
7. Be quiet so any new instructions can be heard.
False discharging of fire alarms by students is against the law and will result in maximum disciplinary actions.
Procedures are posted in each classroom. Teachers will give detailed information relative to tornadoes.
In the event that students would need to be detained in a secured safe environment, the following announcement code will be made over the PA system: “We are now in a lock-down situation. Please remain in your classroom or move to the nearest secure area until the all-clear is given.” Doors will be locked, and no student should leave the room or area until an all-clear has been given over the PA system.
Students must remain quiet. All people must remain out of sight.
If you have a school safety concern, do not wait. Contact:
North Canton Police Department 330-499-5911
Say Something Anonymous Tip Line 1-844-5-SAYNOW or
School Resource Officers’ e-mails: [email protected]
Student Driving Regulation:
Driving a vehicle to school and parking in a school lot is a privilege. This privilege may be denied or revoked at any time the student fails to cooperate with these regulations. Cars, motor scooters, motorcycles, mopeds, etc., must be registered in the office.
Cars that are parked on school property are subject to search by the administration with reasonable suspicions of conduct code violations. Random searches may include the assistance of dogs trained to detect the presence of drugs.
To obtain a parking permit, a student must
1. secure an application from the Main Office;
2. present the completed application to the Main Office;
3. verification of a completed Emergency Medical Form submitted online;
4. obtain and display a parking tag on the rearview mirror of the registered car. One vehicle may be registered. There will be a $30 fee for a parking tag. There will be a $5.00 fee to replace a lost tag.
5. Free parking is available to students at the Stadium Parking Lot. Students must obtain and display a parking tag on the rearview mirror of the registered car. One vehicle may be registered.
To retain the parking privilege, a student must
1. park and lock car in assigned space. Each student is assigned to a space. Failure to park in the assigned space is considered a parking violation.
2. drive and park the vehicle which is registered on the application. (A student must notify the main office if they are driving a different car to school than the car registered).
3. hang the parking tag from the rearview mirror;
4. refrain from using or occupying the car during the regular school day;
5. refuse to permit others to use the car during the regular school day;
Student parking violations will result in loss of parking privilege if
1. the driving tag is not properly displayed on the rearview mirror;
2. the student parks in a space that was not assigned;
3. the car is not parked between the lines;
4. the car is parked in the staff/visitors parking area. This is off limits to students.
Students with excessive tardies and/or outstanding fines/fees may lose parking privileges.
* Any damage to a car parked in the school lot is not the responsibility of the school district.
Study Halls
1. Students are to come to the study hall with work to do and materials with which to do it.
2. Students are to be in their assigned seats when attendance is taken at the beginning of the period.
3. Students are to have their materials with them when they report to study hall. Locker passes will be used sparingly.
4. Students are not permitted to leave the room without proper authorization.
5. Students are to have passes from teachers when they report to study hall. Students will not be excused to leave the study hall to obtain a pass.
6. Passes will be collected as attendance is taken.
7. Students are not to wander about the room or leave their seats without permission.
8. Students are not permitted to talk unless staff permission has been given.
9. No hand-held computer games are permitted in study halls.
10. When leaving study hall, students are requested to see that their immediate area is left in an orderly condition.
Privilege Period
Students are permitted in the following acceptable areas:
1. Gym Balcony Bleachers
2. Auxiliary Gym
3. Library – Beat Box, Tinker Tank, Weird Science, reading and research
4. Courtyard/Chill Zone – SENIORS only and weather permitting: 55 degrees
5. Lecture Hall – Silent Study (Freshmen only)
Privilege period can be lost due to grades or behavior. Students are not permitted to leave an acceptable area without proper authorization. Students are not to wander the halls during privilege period.
The cafeteria is to be used by all students during their assigned lunch periods. Board of Education policy states that Hoover High School shall have closed lunch periods. Leaving school without permission may result in an ISI or Saturday Detention.
A regular lunch or an a la carte may be purchased.
No food or drink will be taken from the Commons to other areas of the building.
No food such as pizza may be ordered and/or delivered to the school.
Students are to remain in the Commons during the lunch period.
Students are responsible for returning their trays and plastic ware to the appropriate spot, throwing away all trash, and leaving the tables clean and orderly.
Students should remain in their seats until the bell rings for change of classes.
Students are not permitted to skip lunch or leave the Commons to go to the LMC during their lunch period.
The Library/Inqspot is a materials and technology center for students and staff that supports and enhances the school curriculum.
Student Expectations
Appropriate use of the facility is expected of all students at all times. This includes reading, research, studying, and completing homework. Students are expected to be quiet, courteous and respectful of staff and each other. Students who do not meet these expectations may lose visitation privileges except before or after school or when accompanied by a teacher and class for research purposes. Length of loss of privileges depends on the seriousness of the inappropriate behavior.
Hours: The facility is open during the school day from 7:10 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Circulation Periods of Library Materials:
The regular circulation period is two weeks. Reserved books, periodicals, and most reference books can be checked out overnight. These materials may be reserved at any time during the school day and may be picked up at the end of the student’s school day. Overnight materials must be returned the next school day.
Fines for Library Materials:
Students will be responsible for the replacement cost of any library materials that are checked out and subsequently lost or damaged.
Laminating Services:
Students may have materials laminated at the following rates:
a. Smaller than 8 ½" X 11" $0.25
b. 8 ½" X 11" $0.50
c. Larger than 8 ½" X 11" $1.00
Students with questions about other policies and procedures are encouraged to check with a Library/Inqspot staff member.
Computer Network/Internet Acceptable Use Guidelines
The North Canton City School District (NCCSD), in cooperation with the Stark-Portage Area Computer Consortium (SPARCC), provides students access to its computer network and the Internet for educational purposes only. If a student has doubts regarding whether an Internet site has educational merit, he/she should ask a staff member.
In order for the NCCSD to supervise use of the computer network and the Internet, the Acceptable Use Guidelines must be read and the Guideline Agreement form must be signed by all students who want to have access to educational resources from school computers. Parents/guardians of students under age 18 are also required to read and sign the agreement. Students 18 or older may sign the document themselves. Signing the document indicates that the student and parent/guardian have read and understand the expectations of the North Canton City School District.
Guidelines for Network/Internet Use:
At any time and without prior notice, the NCCSD reserves the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review, and store any and all usage of the network and the Internet, as well as any information sent or received in connection with this usage. Because files remain the
property of the NCCSD, no one should have any expectation of privacy regarding such materials.
Use of the computer network and the Internet is an integral part of research and class work, but abuse of this technology can result in loss of privileges. Students who use the computer network or the Internet inappropriately may lose their access privileges and may also face disciplinary or legal action. The length of time for loss of privileges will be determined by building administrators and/or other staff members. If the user is guilty of multiple violations, privileges can be removed for one year or more.
Inappropriate computer use includes but is not limited to the following:
computers, computer systems, or computer networks
unauthorized computers, sites, or information databases
offensive messages or pictures
dangerous information that, if acted upon, could cause damage or present danger to others
the computer for recreation electronic communication (e.g., e-mail, instant messaging, bulletin boards, etc.)
copyright laws and/or the district policy on plagiarism
inappropriate chat rooms or news groups
the Internet to buy or sell products
with the normal functioning of computers, computer systems or computer networks.
inappropriate conduct as described in the student conduct code
Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued by NCCS. Students are required to have their school issued Chromebook properly placed in their school issued Chromebook cases at all times. Chromebooks that are broken or fail to work properly must follow the building’s procedure for Chromebook repair, as soon as possible so that they can be taken care of properly.
Chromebooks are the property of NCCS and all users will follow these procedures and the NCCS Acceptable Use Policy.
General Precautions and Guidelines
1. Chromebooks are not scratch resistant, they will scratch. Avoid using any sharp object(s) on the Chromebook.
2. Chromebooks do not respond well when exposed to liquids. Students may be responsible for expenses related to repairing or replacing Chromebooks damaged as a result of exposure to any type of liquid.
a. Avoid applying liquids to the Chromebook. The Chromebook can be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth.
b. Avoid getting moisture in the openings.
c. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the Chromebook.
d. Students are responsible to not expose their computer to water, beverages or any other liquid.
3. Do not attempt to gain access to the internal electronics or repair of a Chromebook. If a Chromebook fails to work or is damaged, report the problem immediately to the classroom teacher or library media specialist.
4. There is no “jail breaking” of this device. “Jail breaking” is when you intentionally override the limitations of the Chromebook as established by North Canton City Schools.
5. Students should never carry their Chromebooks while the screen is open, unless directed to do so by a teacher.
6. Chromebooks should be shut down or placed in standby mode before moving them to conserve battery life.
7. Chromebooks must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, or labels that are not the property of the North Canton City School District.
8. Chromebooks must have a North Canton City School District tag on them at all times and this tag must not be removed or altered in any way.
9. Chromebooks should never be left in a car or any unsupervised area.
10. Students are responsible for keeping their Chromebook’s battery charged for school each day.
11. Accidental damage to a Chromebook will be repaired as part of the protection plan covered by the technology fee.
12. Expense for repairs resulting from negligent actions may by the responsibility of the student to pay.
13. Building administrators and staff will research damages to determine if damage was the result of negligence.
14. Students damaging another student’s Chromebook may be responsible for any expenses to repair the Chromebook.
Activity Fee
An activity fee of $21.50 will be assessed to each student. The activity fee will cover assemblies, the school newspaper (Viking Views), class dues, and Naviance. All course fees are subject to change based on board approval.
Announcements, Bulletins, and Distribution of Materials
All notices of club meetings, athletic and social events, general information for the day, and specific instructions are announced over the P.A. system each morning. Students responsible for having notices announced must have these approved by their advisors and in the main office the day preceding the announcements. All posters must be approved by the principal prior to posting. Any literature distributed by students must be approved by the principal prior to distribution.
The clinic is located in the attendance office area. Each student must have the proper emergency medical cards on file in the clinic-attendance office area. The clinic is a holding area for students who feel ill or have a medical emergency and are waiting for a parent or guardian to transport them home or to a medical facility. A student should get a pass from his/her teacher before reporting to the clinic/attendance area.
Students are not to possess prescription or non-prescription medication. If such medication is necessary during school time, the appropriate form must be obtained from the associate principal’s office, completed and signed by the proper authority, and returned to the office with the medication. A parent or guardian must deliver and pick-up all medication to be dispensed.
Applications for new clubs must be submitted by May 15th. Final approval will or will not be granted by June 10th, and the club will begin activity when school begins in the fall. If approved, minimum membership must be met (16 students) and minimum yearly meetings must be held (9 per school year), and a staff chaperone will be required for continued status as a school sponsored group.
Dance Rules
In an effort to make our school-sponsored dances a positive experience for all students, the following guidelines will be followed:
1. All school rules are in effect, whether the dance is on school property or not.
2. Once a student leaves the dance, he/she is not permitted to return. No money will be refunded.
3. Students are expected to obey the requests of all the chaperones, security officers, and other school personnel.
4. No dancing while on someone’s shoulders is permitted. Also, moshing and similar types of dancing which encourage pushing, throwing, etc., are not permissible. Any other inappropriate dancing will not be permitted.
5. Students’ behavior should not be such that it endangers or bothers other students, staff, or guests.
6. Anyone violating these rules will be removed from the dance and will be subject to further disciplinary action.
7. Students dress should comply with the school dress code.
8. Students are required to take a breathalyzer test before being admitted into a Hoover High School dance.
Formal Dance Attire
Although traditional formal wear does not always comply with Hoover High School dress code, students should apply good taste and modesty to their selections. For example, two-piece outfits exposing the torso and other revealing styles are not acceptable dress to semi-formal and formal dances. Formal hats only will be permitted (no baseball hats or other headwear). Students are not permitted to wear sunglasses at school dances.
Dance Guests
At any dance with pre-sale tickets, guests of Hoover students must be approved by the administration. A form must be completed prior to the purchase of tickets. This form may be obtained at the ticket table prior to the dance. Elementary and middle school students are not permitted to attend Hoover High School dances. Adults 21 years of age and older are not permitted to attend Hoover High School dances with a Hoover student.
Detention is held from 7:05 to 7:30 a.m. in Room A-2 and from 2:49 to 3:14 p.m. in Room E-1, except on Wednesdays (please see the attendance office for room assignment). Students should bring study materials with them and should plan to use time constructively or no credit will be given for the detention. Failure to take detentions by the date assigned will result in disciplinary action that could include additional detentions, In-School Intervention, Saturday detention, or suspension.
Directory Information/FERPA
The North Canton City School District follows the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regarding all student records. FERPA, a federal law, limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from a student’s education record for pupils in public schools. The statute prohibits the disclosure of names for any profit-making activity and imposes restrictions on the disclosure of such information for other purposes. An exception is made in the case of “directory information,” which may be released without prior written consent unless the parent (or pupil, if over the age of eighteen) has informed the school, in writing, that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the school district to include information from a student’s educational records in certain school publications like yearbooks, Honor roll or recognition lists, sports activity sheets or programs, drama/choral/music playbills, website, newsletters or other social media properties showcasing student achievements.
“Directory information” is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released and is defined to include the pupil’s name, address, telephone listing, email address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, grade level, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, date of graduation and awards received.
Parents may refuse to allow any information to be released without their written consent by notifying the school in writing no later than August 31, 2019.
Students must have a legitimate need to use the elevator. Students should see the Main Office to obtain a key. No other students are permitted to use the elevator. A fee for the elevator key is $10 and will be refunded upon return of the key.
Free and Reduced Lunch
To get a free or reduced-price meal for a student at Hoover High School, the parent/guardian must complete an application which is distributed to students during the first week of school. (An application may be obtained in the Main Office after the original distribution time.) The completed application must be returned to the Main Office.
Collections will not be taken from students directly or indirectly for the purchase of any gift for a faculty member or others employed by the Board of Education. Collections of money for school-related activities must always be under the supervision of a staff member, club advisor, associate principal, or principal.
Hall Traffic and Hall Passes
Students are not to be disruptive in the halls. Shouting, loud talking, running, inappropriate behavior, and/or loitering will not be tolerated. Students in the halls during classes MUST have a hall pass issued by a teacher. Students who work in a school office should show proper identification.
Lockers are the property of the Board of Education, and the locker and the contents thereof are subject to random searches at any time without regard to any reasonable suspicion. These searches could be conducted without the presence of the student. For the protection of school property and the personal belongings of each individual, the following responsibilities must be assumed by each student:
1. Lockers must be clean, orderly, and locked. Inappropriate pictures and lettering are not acceptable.
2. Lock combinations should remain in confidence and should not be shared with any other student.
3. Only one student is to use a given locker.
4. Broken locks should be reported as soon as possible to the attendance office.
Students will be held accountable for the condition of their lockers and will be required to make monetary restitution for any damage.
Random searches may include the assistance of dogs trained to detect the presence of drugs.
Locker Security
Are you making it easy for others to steal the items in your locker?
1. Telling other people your combination – If you allow others in your locker, you are putting all of your personal items on display.
2. Sharing locker space – By stuffing 2 book bags, 2 purses, 2 coats in your locker, often times the locker door will not properly close. This makes it very easy for someone to pull the door open and steal your belongings.
3. Leaving valuable items in your locker overnight – There is less supervision in the hallways after school.
Lost and Found
The lost and found is located at the Security Desk.
Safety Glasses
Teachers and students who are participating in any of the following courses must wear protective glasses as required by Ohio Revised Code, Section 3313.64.3. Protective glasses shall be offered for sale to students.
A. Career/Technical or industrial arts shops or laboratories involving experience with
1. hot molten metals;
2. milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, or stamping of any solid materials;
3. heat treatment, tempering, or kiln firing of any metal or other materials;
4. gas or electric welding;
5. repair or servicing of any vehicle;
6. caustic or explosive materials.
B. Chemical or combined chemical-physical laboratories involving caustic or explosive chemicals or hot liquids or solids.
Skateboard Use
Skateboards may be ridden to school under the following provisions:
1. Skateboards may not be used on school property at any time, specifically
a. in the building;
b. on sidewalks in front or behind school;
c. in parking lots or turn-around driveway.
2. For safety reasons, skateboards may not be ridden in the street or the sidewalk in sight of the school.
3. Violations of these provisions could result in disciplinary action and losing the individual privilege to ride the skateboard to school.
Student Identification Card
Students are encouraged to have their student identification card with them at all times--in the building and at school-sponsored events. Students should show this card to a staff member upon request.
Surveillance Cameras
For students’ safety and welfare, video surveillance cameras are placed throughout the building, school grounds and on buses. Actions recorded on these cameras may be used as evidence in disciplinary action. Any attempt to damage or interfere with the function of these devices may result in disciplinary action by the school and possible referral to local law enforcement agencies.
Student Behavior for Substitute/Guest Teachers
Substitute/Guest teachers are guests in our school. They do a difficult job and are to be appreciated. Students are expected to give them the utmost respect and cooperation. Students who misbehave for substitute/guest teachers will be disciplined accordingly.
Students are assigned to buses by the Transportation Office according to where they live and are expected to ride only on their assigned buses. For the safety of all concerned, students who ride the buses must adhere to the following rules:
1. No one shall interfere with the driver’s operation of the bus.
2. No unauthorized person shall sit in the driver’s seat or operate any controls.
3. The driver has the authority to assign seats.
4. Students must board and leave the bus at their designated bus stop unless they have parental and administrative permission to do otherwise.
5. Forbidden cargoes include animals, firearms, ammunition, explosives, and flammable substances and all other dangerous materials or objects.
6. No one shall have in their possession any tobacco, alcohol, or other illegal drugs or substances.
7. No one shall throw any objects in, from, or onto the bus.
8. No one shall cause any part of his/her body to project from the bus window.
9. No one shall eat or drink while on the bus.
10. No one shall cause damage to any part of the bus.
11. Profane language and fighting are prohibited on the bus.
12. Noise shall be kept to a minimum at all times to ensure safety.
13. Students are to remain in their seats at all times.
14. Students may carry on the bus only objects that can be held in their laps.
(ORC 3301-83-08)
The driver has the authority to enforce the above rules and regulations. Students shall conduct themselves on the school bus as they would in the classroom. Reasonable conversation is permissible. Continued disorderly conduct or refusal to obey the driver shall be sufficient reason for losing the privilege of riding the bus to and from school and for extracurricular activities and field trips. Failure to comply with the above may result in disciplinary action.
Students are encouraged not to bring valuable items or large amounts of money with them to school. Students should normally carry enough change for lunch or other small expenditures. The school will not be responsible for items which have been taken.
All visitors must report directly to the Security Desk (located in the main lobby off of Seventh Street.) Friends and relatives of students are not permitted to visit during the school day. Prospective students may arrange tours of the school through the Guidance Department. Recent graduates may meet with teachers and staff members after school, provided that an appointment has been approved in advance. All visitors will be accompanied to their destination.
Work Permits
Every minor 14 to 18 years of age must have an age and schooling certificate whether he or she is in a work-study program or is attending school and working full-time or part-time.
House Bill 1002 does not exempt a minor aged 16 to 17 from providing the employer with either age or schooling certificates if the minor is (1) to be employed during summer vacation months after the last day of school term in the spring and before the first day of school term in the fall, and (2) to work in non-agricultural and non-hazardous employment as define by the “Fair Labor and Standard Act of 1938” and similar Ohio statues or in other employment not prohibited minors ages 16 or 17 by law. House Bill 1001, however, requires these minors to provide their employer proof of age and a statement signed by the parent or guardian consenting to the summer employment. Work permits may be obtained in the Main Office.
Hoover Athletic Code of Conduct
Participation in athletics is a privilege, and our student-athletes must uphold the athletic policies at all times. Consequences for misconduct imposed by the athletic department may be in addition to school consequences. Students participating in high school athletics are required to sign an athletic code of conduct prior to the start of their athletic season. The athletic code of conduct can be found on our athletic website, www.hoovervikings.com.
Participation in nonathletic extracurricular/cocurricular activities is a privilege and not a right. Therefore, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent, principals, assistant principals and other authorized personnel employed by the District to supervise or coach a student activity program, to prohibit a student from participating in any particular or all extra-curricular activities of the District for offenses or violations of the Student Code of Conduct/Student Discipline Code.
Students prohibited from participation in all or part of any extra-curricular activity are not entitled to further notice, hearing, or appeal rights.
Participation in any nonathletic extracurricular/cocurricular program’s public performances or activities is denied for 12 months from the date of the violation.
Participation may be reinstated by completing the following measures:
• Loss of participation in the assigned number of public performances or activities (30% of the anticipated yearly public performances or activities).
o Students may practice or attend nonpublic meetings/activities at the discretion of the advisor.
o If the loss of participation is not fulfilled during the current school year, it will carry over to the next school year of participation.
o Only nonathletic extracurricular/cocurricular activities that the student previously participated in may be used to fulfill this loss of participation and the student must complete the current year of participation.
• Within 30 days, the student must complete a professional assessment and attend the Insight program or its equivalent, as scheduled by the school.
Participation in any nonathletic extracurricular/cocurricular program’s public performances or activities is denied for 12 months from the date of the violation.
Participation may be reinstated by completing the following measures:
• Loss of participation in the assigned number of public performances or activities (50% of the anticipated yearly public performances or activities).
o Students may practice or attend nonpublic meetings/activities at the discretion of the advisor.
o If the loss of participation is not fulfilled during the current school year, it will carry over to the next school year of participation.
o Only nonathletic extracurricular/cocurricular activities that the student previously participated in may be used to fulfill this loss of participation and the student must complete the current year of participation.
• Within 30 days, the student must complete a professional assessment and attend the Insight program or its equivalent, as scheduled by the school.
Participation in any nonathletic extracurricular/cocurricular program’s public performances or activities is denied for the remainder of school attendance in the North Canton City Schools.
Academic Challenge
Students selected by the advisor (through two try-out sessions) compete all year against area high school teams. Students involved draw upon strategic skills and wide areas of knowledge.
Agape Girls
The Agape Girls are a group of junior and senior girls who go to the Middle School to mentor 7th grade girls in an effort to reduce relational aggression. An application and teacher recommendation are required for selection to Agape Girls.
American Sign Language Club
The ASL Club is a student organization available to any student whether or not the student is enrolled in ASL classes. The ASL Club works closely with members of the Deaf community to broaden student understanding and acceptance of ASL and Deaf culture.
Art Club
Monthly meetings will allow members to explore a variety of materials, techniques, and seasonal favorites. Various social activities and opportunities are centered on artistic expression and cultural venues. Students involved may help provide art-related school and community services.
Students may participate in any of the following athletic programs:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleaders, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Marching, Concert, Symphonic, & Jazz – The bands consist of students enrolled in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. The bands’ purposes are to give students a good musical background, to participate in the marching band, to perform at football games, and to participate in concerts and other musical programs throughout the school year. Band is a regularly scheduled class.
Buddy Club
The Buddy Club is a student organization available to all students especially those interested in working with and interacting with students who have special needs. Students meet on a monthly basis making crafts and socializing together. Crafts are often given to local nursing homes to enrich the lives of others in the community. Club members also participate in social events throughout the year, attending dances, school plays and Buddy lunches.
Chem Club
Chem Club invites, motivates, and encourages high school students to explore the many ways that chemistry connects to their world. Chem Club provides fun, authentic, and hands-on opportunities for members to: experience chemistry beyond what is taught in the classroom, learn about study and career opportunities in the many and varied fields of chemistry, provide service for the betterment of their communities, discover and pursue connections within the larger chemistry community, and develop leadership and communication skills.
Chess Club
This club provides an opportunity to improve skills and learn strategies beneficial to the game of chess. Any Member of the club will compete in matches and tournaments with the Stark County Scholastic Chess Federation.
Class Advisors
Class officers are elected by their peers at the end of the previous school year. Junior class officers manage prom and its fundraising efforts. Senior class officers are responsible for the senior breakfast. Both groups are consulted by the administration when information needs to be distributed to or from the class body.
Classic Cartoon Club
This is a club in which members appreciate the history of animation by viewing early as well as cult cartoons. Members discuss the cartoon during and after its showing. Examples include Star Trek The Cartoon, Gumby and the 1940’s Tom and Jerry series.
Classic Film Appreciation Club
This Club is open to all students interested in viewing and discussing classic American and foreign cinema. Through exposure of classic films, students will gain an appreciation for film history as well as a better understanding of modern movies and videos.
Drama Club
Drama Club is an organization of students who are interested in theatrical productions such as plays and musicals. It gives students an opportunity to participate in acting, technical
theater, properties, costumes, makeup, publicity, directing, set design and construction, light design and sound.
Educators Rising
Educators Rising is an organization for any student who is interested in pursuing a career in education. It provides students with opportunities to discover more about the educational process for becoming a teacher, to help promote teaching, and to recognize staff members.
F.C.S. - Fellowship of Christian Students
This club meets once each week for a time of Bible study and fellowship. It provides students with support in their personal and spiritual lives as well as some service opportunities.
French Club
The French Club is a student organization available to all students of French who are enrolled in the French classes. Holiday dinners, French films, outdoor activities and a year-end banquet are usual activities. You don’t have to be a current student of French to join this club. We accept anyone interested in the language or culture.
German Club
The German Club is a group of students from present and past German classes who meet to participate in activities designed to broaden their understanding and use of the German language and culture.
GSA Club
Gay Straight Alliance Club is a club devoted to making all students feel safe and welcome at Hoover. Activities focus on bullying prevention, local service projects, and fellowship. In keeping with our mission statement, all are welcome to attend.
HVTV News is the daily production and broadcast of announcements and events in the school. The staff is composed of students who rotate between being on the news and making the stories aired. Students must take Journalism I, then register for HVTV News.
Improv Club
An organization in which students share their passion for drama by participating in improvisational routines and skits.
Leadership/Interact Club
Students may apply and those who are selected may attend two-day leadership skills training; students then participate in three project areas sponsored by Leadership Council. Participation would be in (1) a project for the school, (2) a project for the community, and (3) personal goal planning. Students become very involved and give ideas to decisions and responsibilities affecting Hoover High School. Dues are $10.00. This club is sponsored by the North Canton Rotary.
Literary Magazine
The Literary Magazine staff is open to all students in all grade levels who are interested in publishing student creative work: art, literature, and music. Students are involved in publicizing the magazine, selecting publishable pieces/compositions, editing, preparing for publication, and selling. Staff members may also write original work for publication.
Math Club
Math club in made up of students who enjoy doing math just for its own sake. They enjoy challenging problems, logic puzzles, math-related videos, and practicing for math contests. We meet about once or twice a month, with students sometimes providing a topic or lesson. Or we work on practice contest problems. It is open to students of any grade level who are interested in math or enjoy doing or learning math.
Mock Trial
Mock Trial is a program that promotes a greater understanding and appreciation for the law, court procedures and the judicial system. We gear it toward students who have an interest in the Constitution and the U.S. legal system. Through the study of challenging case materials and participation in a simulated trial, students acquire a better understanding of our legal system and our constitutional rights and responsibilities. In addition, participating students improve basic skills such as critical thinking, listening, speaking and reading. Students have the opportunity to compete against Mock Trial teams from other schools.
Model UN
Students represent various countries as they examine current issues facing the international community. Students research a current issue from the perspective of a particular U.N. member nation. They write, introduce, and vote on resolutions before a mock General Assembly or a mock Security Council session. It is held once or twice a year at Malone University. The General Assembly meets in December while the Security Council meets in April. Hoover High School is one of several county schools to participate in this program.
National Honor Society
The purpose of the National Honor Society is to honor students who show exemplary success in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Any junior or senior who has a 92 cumulative grade-point average or higher (or 4.0 weighted equivalents) is eligible for membership in the National Honor Society. This grade-point average includes all academic grades earned beginning in ninth grade. A 92 grade-point average or higher does not guarantee membership. A student must show evidence of contributions in leadership, service and good character. Members are expected to maintain the standards of the National Honor Society. Falling below the 92 grade-point average, violation of criminal law, school regulations, or the Student Conduct Code may result in the member being dismissed from the National Honor Society. Students should also be aware that a cheating/plagiarism offense may negatively affect National Honor Society consideration. Any student already a
member of National Honor Society may be dismissed from the organization if caught cheating/plagiarizing or additional violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA)
The Speech & Debate team is a competitive organization that provides students the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills and helps build confidence. There are different opportunities for students, based on whether they are interested in politics, acting or social issues and change. The competitive season begins in October and continues through the first part of March. The Speech & Debate team at Hoover is currently ranked among the top 1% in the nation.
The primary purpose of orchestra is to encourage interest in an enrichment of orchestra music. Orchestra is a regularly scheduled credit.
Pep Club
Pep Club is an organization that serves to instill school spirit. Members help make and hang spirit signs around the school. Membership is available to the student body.
Physics Club
Physics Club is primarily designed to expand and enrich student learning by exploring physics beyond the realm of the classroom.
Prom Committee
Prom Committee is a group of juniors who help assist in the planning of Prom and the fundraising events for Prom such as: flower sales and battle of bands.
Robotics Club
Students will learn to collaborate, be creative, and learn critical thinking skills. And it’s all centered on the most vital fields of learning and essential professions needed in the world today and tomorrow. FIRST is what educators call STEM (science, technology, engineer-ing and mathematics). As students participate, they will experience an approach to learning that fuels imaginative thinking, creative problem solving and innovative solutions – just the kinds of skills that will help them succeed in their education and beyond.
Ski/Snowboard Club
One of Hoover’s largest clubs, the Ski/Snowboard Club is open to all student’s grades 9-12 who are interested in learning to either snow ski/snowboard or improving upon their current skills. Buses take students to Boston Mills.
Spanish Club
Spanish Club is an organization open to all present and past students of Spanish who are interested in participating in activities that celebrate the language and culture of Spanish speakers all over the world.
Sports Statisticians/Mat Stats
Students manage the scoring at many sporting events such as wrestling, swimming and basketball. Mat stats also serve as hosts at home wrestling tournaments and may be required to make posters and banners for upcoming matches.
Student Council
Student Council is an organization of students who volunteer to serve as representatives of the student body. It serves as a training ground for future leaders, and we intend it to encourage good citizenship.
Teen Board
Teen Board is a select group of juniors and seniors who review and nominate candidates from Hoover High School for the Repository’s Teen of the Month program. Teen Board meets once a month to review applications from seniors. Members must be nominated by a teacher or counselor for consideration to be on the Teen Board.
Teen Institute
Teen Institute is a drug-and-alcohol-free role model program for high school students. Any student wishing to be a member must commit to a drug-free life style. Students in TI do drug prevention, primarily in the elementary schools, but at other levels as well. Members take part in Red Ribbon Week activities, high school trainings and social activities, first grade visitations, and Prom Promise activities.
Theatre Tech Club
This club helps with all of the behind the scenes work for all of the Hoover High School productions.
The Viking Views
The Viking Views is Hoover High School’s newspaper. We compose the staff of journalism students, past and present, who are responsible for producing 10 issues of the newspaper. To participate students must take Journalism I and then register for the Newspaper Production class. The Newspaper Production class has an honors-level option.
Technology Student Association’s Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Math, and Science provides programs and resources that let students explore, assess, and experiment engineering first-hand. From exciting student competitions to assessment tools and career exploration materials, TSA TEAMS provides multiple pathways for students to discover
their potential for engineering. Students participate in an annual theme-based competition giving students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to discover engineering, through the practical applications of math and science, and how they can make a difference in the world.
Ultimate Frisbee Club
The Ultimate Frisbee Club is a group consisting of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors that meet at Clearmount field on Sundays from 1:00-3:00 during the fall and the spring to play Ultimate Frisbee. As Hoover’s largest club, we welcome all to join the club and play this wonderful sport. There are no prerequisites.
Vocal Music
The Vocal Music Department is organized to provide experiences in performance and the study of vocal music from all historical periods. Students may participate in Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Lo-Notes, Hi-Notes, Hi-Lo’s, Jazz Notes and the musical. Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale & Symphonic Choir are regularly scheduled classes.
Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering is a group for women interested in a possible career in engineering. Members of the group participate in hands on activities and competitions. There will also
be speakers from the profession and trips to allow women to explore the field of engineering.
The Viking is Hoover High School’s yearbook. Yearbook is an organization of advisor-selected students who produce the yearbook each year. It serves as background for future careers in advertising, graphic design, photography and various fields of journalism. Students must take Journalism I and then register for Yearbook class and also go through a required advisor-editor interview.
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