Haverhill High School
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The Mission of Haverhill High School is to produce self-directed learners who read, write, and speak effectively in Standard English and who apply analytical and technological skills to interpret information and problem solve.
HHS STEM Academy / Purdue University night April 15th
Dear Parents and Students,
On April 15, 2014, the Haverhill High School STEM Academy is welcoming Purdue University to meet our current as well as prospective STEM Academy students for an evening of presentations and an informational exchange.
This presentation will begin at 6:30PM in the HHS Auditorium.
Purdue University, located in West Lafayette Indiana, consistently ranks among the top universities worldwide and specifically its programs in engineering, business and technology/computer science all have received considerable acclaim. Purdue University is seeking STEM students who are interested in “expanding their horizons”. Purdue aims to connect its graduates with the exciting job opportunities related to STEM discipline majors. Purdue is a “stepping stone” to these stimulating careers and the role they play in solving global challenges.
The STEM Academy at Haverhill High School is for students interested in careers in many fields that utilize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This even includes students preparing for health occupations and the medical sciences, using specialized instruction. By integrating technology with curriculum across multiple disciplines, this academy will prepare students for the global economy of the 21st century.
This meeting is open to ALL current Haverhill High School students, STEM Academy and STEM explorers as well as Haverhill middle school students interested in
exploring the STEM Academy.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Summer School Registration Begins for 2014
June 23-July 2, 2014 Haverhill High School 137 Monument Street Main Office Haverhill, MA 01832 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Please contact Mr. Morrison at 978-374-5700 x4733
Senior David Drossos wins Chef of the Quarter at the Coffee Cafe
Spring Musical – Fiddler on the Roof – Friday and Saturday Eve: SOLD OUT
Haverhill High School presented Fiddler on the Roof! It was a spectacular performance! More info can be found here.
April is a busy month here at HHS. Students have gone into their portal to make requests for classes for next year. In the four middle schools, the grade 8 teachers are making their course recommendations for their grade 8 students that will be entering grade 9. Guidance is working with Hillview Montessori and the two parochial schools to help teachers and students with the registration process. A parent workshop is planned for April 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the HHS auditorium, to inform grade 8 parents the process of course selection their children will be participating in later this month.
ELA MCAS testing went well last month. Math MCAS testing is scheduled for May 13-14. Some Freshman and sophomores will take the Science MCAS June 2-3. The second round of PARCC Testing will take place May 6-7 with two of the Algebra I classes.
Plans for graduation for the class of 2014 are underway. The ceremony will take place at Trinity Stadium on June 6th at 6:00 pm. More details will follow next month.
Hillies To Compete In Regional Robotics Competition
The 2014 Botball tournament invites schools from all over the US to compete in an autonomous robotics competition. The New England competition will be held April 12, 2014 at Umass Lowell.
In case you didn’t know, HHS has a very successful Robotics program having competed in another competition called Zero Robotics in 2012/13, where the HHS Robotics team won 1st in the USA and placed 3rd in international competition.
Mr Lienhard’s Web 1 and Computer Tech Classes Search for Missing Indonesian Airliner
Mr. Lienhard’s students learned a valuable lesson on “crowdsourcing” by helping search for missing Malaysian Air Flight 370. With a search area of 27,000 square miles, “every eye counts” he told his students. “We’re searching for something the size of the K-Wing in a search area slightly larger than the size of Massachusetts.” With thousands of eyes, and such a large search area, crowdsourcing is a great tool for scaling the search effort and increasing the likelihood of success.
The students in the new Mac Lab in K-15 used a web-based tool called Tomnod.com. The students were shown ultra high resolution satellite imagery taken just hours earlier. They were invited to mark or flag anything they found that was extraordinary.
“This morning we found several ships, two oil rigs and some large questionable debris which we subsequently flagged in our search… the kids were thrilled to be actually helping from half way around the world. It was exciting! I invited them to continue their search after class and after school. Perhaps one of our Hillies can solve the mystery of the missing plane and its passengers.”
YOU can help too by going to Tomnod.com and lend a hand.
Gabriel Waters (’14) White House Film Festival Submission
Gabriel Waters, HHS Class of 2014, submitted a highlight video to the White House Film Festival entitled “Hand in Hand.” The video explains how technology helped him to learn – and showcases the HHS iSchool. It’s very well done and worth watching!
UPDATE April 2014:
“The Burden”, a powerful and creative short film created by Gabriel Waters and Jacob Grandmaison, has been nominated for best Drama at CineYouth, the Chicago International Film Festival’s student festival! Both Gabriel and Jacob will be traveling to Chicago in early May to attend the festival. We wish them the best of luck!
Interested in Haverhill High School’s Academies?
Interested in Classical Academy, Humanities Academy,or Fine Arts Academy?
Contact Deb Sasso-Flanagan at email@example.com
Classical Academy Website
Fine Arts Academy Website
Selecting Classes for the 2014-2015 School Year
Watch the video below to learn how to select classes via Aspen X2 for the 2014-2015 school year.