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.

  • Haverhill High School August 22, 2016

    Bus Schedules:

    The Transportation Department has finalized the Haverhill High School bus schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. There have been some minor changes to the times some students will report to their bus. Please take a moment to review the schedule below. Revised 8.22.16

    Haverhill High School Bus Routes 2016-2017


  • Haverhill High School Freshman Orientation

    Thank you to all who participated in the Class of 2020 HHS Freshman Orientation. We had over 270 students attend with their families with a grand total of over 500 guests for the evening. Thank you to our 42 Hillie students who volunteered and gave tours of the campus. A special thanks to all of our faculty and support staff who joined us. Below you will find the information packet shared with those who attended the event.

    HHS Freshman Orientation Packet 8.18.16

    HHS Freshman Orientation 2016-2017

  • Haverhill High School: August 8, 2016 – Updates

    Freshman Orientation:

    Students, Parents and Guardians – Class of 2020

    A meeting will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium at Haverhill High School. This session will be filled with valuable information to all that Haverhill High School offers. We look forward to meeting you on this special event!

    2016-2017 Student Schedules:

    We have finalize the Haverhill High School master schedule and we wanted to take a moment and tell you how much we appreciate your patience in this process. All schedules have been printed and mailed.  We request that you follow the instructions on the Guidance Department information sheet that was included in the mailing if you have any questions on the schedule. The schedules have also been uploaded into the parent portal. For those who have reviewed the schedule in the portal, below please find the HHS Guidance Department Request for Schedule Adjustment form.

    HHS Guidance Department Request for Schedule Adjustment 2016-2017

    Also, included in this first mailing are the student information sheets for parents/guardians to complete and return to the high school by Friday, August 12, 2016.  Please take a moment to review the information, write in any new information and return in the enclosed envelope. Our goal is to have all student records updated in our student database prior to the start of the school year.

    A final version of all schedules will be mailed just prior to the first day of school.


    Summer Reading Lists:

    Summer Reading 2016 for Students Entering Grades 11 and 12

    Summer Reading 2016 for Students Entering Grades 9 and 10

    Exciting News!! Haverhill High School is offering Summer Reading enrichment in the Teen section of the Haverhill Library at 99 Main Street on Tuesdays this summer. Please join us from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on: July 5th, July 12th, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, and August 23rd.  We encourage all Hillies in need of some extra help to join us!

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending June 17th

    Another school year in the books. Final exams were completed today. Teachers have corrected and entered grades. Next week we will be running the report cards and completing the master schedule. The plan is to mail home both final report cards and tentative student schedules for the next school year, 2016-2017.

    Please keep checking the HHS website for information and updates as that is where we will post information concerning things here at HHS. Both myself and the associate principal, Kevin McLaughlin will be working over the summer months as will the administrative assistants. If you have questions or concerns you can contact the main office via phone call to 978-374-5700 xt. 1101 or 1102, or email me at bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org or Kevin McLaughlin @ kevin.mclaughlin@haverhill-ps.org

    Students in grades 8-11 were given the summer reading list. Students can choose from a long list of fiction and non-fiction titles. At minimum, all students must read one book from each category. When students return in August there will be a follow-up assignment in their English class that will be related to the one of the books they chose. These lists are also on the HHS website as well as posted at the Haverhill Public Library.

    Students who will taking an AP course during the next school year must make sure to complete the assigned summer work.

    I would like to give a shout out to the HHS Girls Track team that are down at UNC running in the Nationals! Good luck to our Hillie ladies!

    Finally, from all of us here at HHS, it has been a pleasure to work with your children and to be part of their learning and growing. It is a privilege to work with such an awesome group of students and families. All of us here at HHS will continue to work to ensure all of our students have choice and opportunity in their education.

    Have a safe and wonderful summer break!

  • National Business Honor Society Comes to Haverhill High School

    The Haverhill High School Chapter of the National Business Honor Society (NBHS) was formed in 2016 to honor the achievement of students in business classes and will be established for the 2016-2017 school year. In order to be inducted students must meet three criteria: students must have a minimum career GPA of 3.0; students need to have completed at least 2 business courses and be enrolled in a third by the end of sophomore year; and students need to have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in business courses (incoming seniors are eligible this year only). When we return in September there will be an induction into the Business Society and officers will be selected.

    The National Business Honor Society focuses on involvement, leadership, and achievement. Students will be required to set an example in each of these areas for the remainder of their high school experience if they choose to accept the invitation into the National Business Honor Society. They will also participate in a year-long group-based community project.

    This is a great honor for our business students. They can get recognition for high achievement and commitment to community and school. If you would like to learn more about the qualifications, please feel free to email sfinn@haverhill-ps.org

  • Students Use Growth Mindset Skills to Face Challenges

    This year our Photoshop and Illustrator students excelled in their competitions. We went from the bottom 5 to the top 5! The rankings are first place, second place, third place, and other awards for 4 and 5. Our students used their skills to not only join the competition, but they also learned to receive constructive criticism. We followed the Effective Effort Rubric to promote Growth Mindset, and you can see this in the projects below where we are given a few lines and had to create a drawing out of those lines. Students used imagination and persistence to take on challenges and were not derailed by feedback, mistakes, or challenges. In both classes, we also designed t-shirts to hopefully sell in the school store.

    I will mention a few of our successes below but want to congratulate all the others in the class who took on these challenges. Enjoy our work.

    Jimmy Page made the famous Bill Murray over-young in a contest entitled “Over Photoshopped Pictures.” Jimmy used his Photoshop skills to create the following photo that ended up in the top five “Other Awards”!

    John Cox used his Photoshop skills to design the cover page for the R. Elaine Croston Poetry reading contest. John worked hard at perfecting the “small world” Photoshop technique and his work can be seen below.

    Keegan Ingersoll and Kaisha Gonzalez designed their creations out of two lines. This was part of a series of challenges where students were given two lines/shapes and had to create a drawing with them. They could not move them or resize the line. Below you will see two drawings that placed fourth and fifth and received the “Other Awards.” You will see the before and after.

    We also had another student, Andy Hernandez, who used his Illustrator skills to create the design for the Haverhill High School Hall of Fame display. You can see that outside the gym. Andy also did work for the VIP club to create posters for the VIP anniversary events. You can see these designs below. He also created a beautiful poster card for retiring teacher Mr. Reed,s for students to sign.


    Student Jacob Dion worked a whole year on his video game. Again, he was not intimidated by challenges, risks, feedback, or mistakes. He learned to see mistakes as a temporary set back and a way to learn and question. He used the skills he learned in Illustrator (drawing) to create his own game characters and he imported them into his GameSalad video game entitled Emoji Run. Jake designed and created this game from scratch. Please enjoy playing (click on the following link):
    Emoji Run

  • 2016 HHS Summer Reading Lists

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending June 10th

    Next Tuesday, June 14th starts final exam week. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM Tuesday 6/14 through Thursday, 6/16 and on Friday, 6/17 dismissal will be at 9:30 AM. Students will be allowed to eat from 7:00 AM- 7:25 AM on the final exam days. The exam schedule is posted on the HHS website. It goes as follows:Tuesday 6/14: Period A- 7:30 AM9:30 AM, Period B- 9:40 AM- 11:40 AM- Buses will pick up at 11:45 AM. Wednesday, June 15th- Period C- 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM, Period D- 9:40 AM- 11:40 AM. Thursday, June 16th- Periods EF or FG- 7:30 AM- 9:30 AM followed by periods GH or HI- 9:40 AM-11:40 AM, Buses leave at 11:45 AM. On Friday, June 17th- there is one final exam- Period J- 7:30 AM- 9:30 AM. Teachers are in school for a full day every day and students can schedule make ups with them if necessary.

    HHS will be sending home the Summer Reading Lists. All students are required to read at least 2 books from their grade level list. The lists will also be posted on the website next week as well as at the Haverhill Public Library. Students will have an assignment related to their readings during the first few weeks of next school year.

    Kaplan Test Prep is offering free SAT and ACT practice tests online this summer. This is a great opportunity for rising Junior and Senior students. Along with the practice test Kaplan will provide a score review which will be extremely helpful as you prepare to take the SAT or ACT next school year. Visit www.kaptest.com/hsevents to register for a session. Kaplan also provides other helpful prep courses and workshops.​ Please see your guidance counselor with any questions.

    The AP scores will be available online in July. Directions for students to access their AP scores can be found in the student packs provided during the AP testing in May.

    HHS is in the final stages of completing the master schedule. For current HHS students, the tentative schedule will be mailed home with the final report card. For incoming grade 9, students will have a list of the courses and electives they have selected. The tentative schedules with teacher names and periods will be mailed home during the summer.

    As a comprehensive high school and a leader in STEM education, HHS is proud to announce that is launching two new career technical education (CTE) programs for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. There are still spaces available for our existing NAF Academy of Information Technology program, as well.
    Healthcare Occupations NEW!
    Healthcare workers make a positive impact on patient’s lives by providing clinical support to a healthcare team in medical offices and clinics. They provide direct patient care, collect and prepare lab specimens, perform basic tests and update medical records. Students may be eligible for professional certifications such as EMT or CNA.

    Programming & Web Development NEW!
    Programmers use algorithms and logic to design, write, test and debug code that is used to control computer systems and build apps. Web developers use code to build and control the behavior of websites.

    NAF Academy of Information Technology Spaces Available!
    Students will gain a variety of skills across a broad spectrum of hardware and software solutions that drive technological innovation in a modern society. Upon completion of the program, students earn a NAFTrack Certification, which entitles them to preferential hiring opportunities with NAFTrack partners such as Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems, HP, AT&T, EMC2, Verizon and Xerox.

    CTE programs are sequence of rigorous technical courses aligned with industry standards. Students travel together as a cohort. College and career planning activities and work-based learning opportunities are embedded into all programs.

    Unlike private schools, HHS is able to offer a wider variety of technical courses and electives to round out a student’s education. Additionally, HHS offers rigorous Advanced Placement® courses and concurrent enrollment opportunities for those students interested in attending highly competitive universities and colleges. Alternatively, students will be positioned to complete post-secondary certificate programs or immediately enter the high-demand STEM workforce.

    An information session will be held on Wednesday, 6/15 at 6 pm in the HHS Library. Applications will be posted on the web on Monday.
    Applications will be accepted through July 30, 2016. For more information about the programs and the application process, visit http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/cte/ or email us with questions: cte@haverhill-ps.org.

    Enjoy the week end and the warm weather!!!

  • Haverhill High School – Bell Schedule – Finals – Early Release

  • Week of August 30, 2016

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