For Families

Dover High School Family Information Update

November 15, 2017 

     An email was sent to all Dover High School families on Monday, November 13th asking for your participation in a survey that must be completed as part of our accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  It is an important part of our self-study, providing feedback on the school’s strengths and areas where improvement is needed.  Below is the information needed to complete the survey and we thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Please go to the website  On that page you will see a blue box that states:






Please refer to the email sent to you for the actual access code and survey codes. 

     On Friday, November 24th the final alumni basketball games to be held in this building will take place. The women’s game is being held at 6:15 pm with the men’s game following at 7:30 pm. The night will include displays that look at the history of this and previous Dover High Schools, renderings of the new building, and the opportunity to tour the current facility for a walk down Nostalgia Lane.  We encourage all alumni, whether associated with the basketball program or not, to join us for one of many events that will celebrate the history and traditions of our current building.  Doors open at 5:30 pm with tours beginning at that time and continuing throughout the evening. 

     The Class of 2020 hosted a Student/Faculty Volleyball Tournament on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

     Just in time for basketball try-outs...Dave Hopla is Coming to Dover!  Coach Hopla is one of the top shooting coaches in the United States. He has worked with many NBA, WNBA, college, high school teams and players. In 2006 Hopla was hired as a shooting consultant for the Toronto Raptors.  In 2007, Dave Hopla was hired by the Washington Wizards as an Assistant Coach for Player Development.   His knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm, energy, passion and love of the game are unmatched by anyone. Watching someone put 110 out of 111 shots through the hoop will be astonishing. Even more astonishing is the fact that Dave completes his speech as he shoots.  As good as a shooter as Coach Hopla is, he is an even better teacher. DHS Girls Basketball Boosters are excited to host this amazing and motivational shooting exhibition on Friday, November 17th at 6:30 at DMS.   Tickets will be sold at the door for $4 per person and $10 for a family. 

     The 4th Annual Community Action Partnership of Strafford County Lip Synch fundraiser will take place on Friday, November 17th at 6:30 pm in the Frederick C. Walker Auditorium here at Dover High School.  This is a great and entertaining community event that supports the efforts of CAPSC.

     Dover High School is participating in “I Am College Bound/I Applied” which aims to increase the number of high school seniors submitting college applications as part of the state’s “I Am College Bound” month celebration in November.  On November 16th from 8:00am-noon, seniors will have the opportunity to submit at least one college admissions application with the assistance of representatives from admissions offices from various New Hampshire colleges and universities during the school day at Dover High School. As part of the initiative, students receive information about the additional components of a college application, the college financial aid process, and filing the FAFSA form. All New Hampshire colleges will be free to apply to that day and select Early Action deadlines have been extended for some NH schools to the 16th.  Students will also be eligible to win a $500 college scholarship for participating in the program.   

     Dover High School will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 21st.  Registrations will take place during lunches the Week of November 13th through November 17th.  The public is invited to join us at Dover high School and “give the gift of life.”

Repeated Information

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

     Dover High School participates in the Hannaford Helps School Program that takes place from August 27 through December 2.  When shopping at Hannaford, please deposit your receipt if appropriate in the collection tree.

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



Peter Driscoll
Dover High School Principal


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