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 – Newsletter 12.9.18

  • Haverhill High School – Newsletter 12.3.18

  • Last Minute Yearbook Photo Opportunity – Dec 13th

     

  • Haverhill High School Newsletter 11.25.18

  • Haverhill High School – Weekly Update 11.16.18

    Mayor’s Excellence in Education Award

    We thank Mayor James Fiorentini,  Mrs. Margaret Marotta, Superintendent of Schools and Attorney Richard Rosa, School Committeeman for spending some time with us Wednesday morning during our MCAS Pep Rally. Mayor Fiorentini presented the staff and students with the Mayor’s Excellence in Education Award for the outstanding achievement in increasing the MCAS scores in the 2018 school year.

    Haverhill High School Cheerleaders

    Congratulations to our Varsity Cheerleaders! They are the Division 1 North Regional Champions! We are so grateful for the difference they make on our sidelines, at our Pep Rally’s, and in the energy and spirit they carry with them each and every day! Congratulations and thank you all!

    Student Drop Off

    We are concerned at the number of parents parking in the student drop off lane during the morning rush. Please pull up as much as you can and have your child depart safely but in a timely fashion so not to delay others behind your vehicle. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation on this important matter.

    Fire Lanes

    We also have great concerns over parents and guardians who drive in the fire lanes around the building. These are not to be used and we ask that while driving on campus you do not exceed 10 m.p.h. Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this important matter.

    The Good Doctor

    The Haverhill High School Drama Club and Fine Arts Academy are proud to present Neil Simon’s ‘The Good Doctor’ with two final performances on Saturday November 17th at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students/seniors, $10 for general admission, and seating is limited! Come support our talented and creative Hillies! SOLD OUT!

    Winter Sports Update

    Students interested in playing Winter Sports are asked to attend with their parents an informational meeting on Monday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Coaches will review information regarding tryouts, participation requirements, rules & regulations and much more. Please complete the winter sports registration prior to the meeting. Winter sports includes: Basketball, B/G (V/JV/FR),  Wrestling (V/JV), Ice Hockey, B (V/JV), G (V), Skiing, B/G, Swimming, B, Indoor Track, B/G, Cheerleading (Basketball), Gymnastics

    Text Less Live More Cold Turkey Thanksgiving

    Ms. Sabella and the SADD club (Students Against Destructive Decisions)  invite all of Hillie Nation to participate in the first annual Text Less Live More (TLLM) Cold Turkey Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving day, it is phone down and gratitude up. Starting at midnight on November 22nd, our phones are off, out of sight, and out of mind.

    R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness Assemblies on Tuesday

    R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness

    Mental Health Assemblies – Start Time
    A: Freshman 7:30
    B: Sophomores 8:25
    C: Juniors 9:20
    D: Seniors 10:13

    Upcoming Events –  November 2018
    Saturday, November 17, 2018
    The Good Doctor – Performance 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

    Monday, November 19, 2018
    AV Club – Meeting 2:15 p.m.
    Winter Sports Meeting – 6:00 p.m. Auditorium

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness Campaign – Four Class Assemblies
    Annual Dodgeball Tournament 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    HHS Thanksgiving – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    RSVP by 11.16.18 – Ms. Lobo tamara.lobo@haverhill-ps.org

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Annual Turkey Toss – 90 Seniors  – 4:15 a.m. Departure
    Early Release – 10:30 a.m. Periods A, B, C, D

    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    No School

    Friday, November 23, 2018
    No School

    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Winter Sports Season Begins

  • Haverhill High School – Weekly Update 11.9.18

    No School
    There is no school for staff and students to observe the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, November 12th. Students return to class on Tuesday, November 13th.

    Term I Report Cards
    First term report cards are available after 3:00 p.m. in the Parent Portal today. Students needing a paper copy can request one from the main office or their Assistant Principals office.

    The Parent Portal
    The parent portal is a great resource for students, parents and guardians. Once in the portal you will be able to view: Current Assignments, Attendance, Behavior, Classes Grades, Report Card, Calendar, Schedule, Printable Schedule. Students who need a password to view their information can visit any of the offices at HHS to request their password. Parents and Guardians if you have not used the portal please contact the main office to verify your e-mail address on file in SchoolBrains. Login information can only be sent to the email address on file. Once that is verified then please email Support at portalsupport@haverhill-ps.org.  Please have the following included in any email to Portal Support:

    • Full Name
    • Full name of child(ren)
    • Full email address (be sure to contact Portal Support from this same email)
    • Your child(ren)’s Grade Level(s) and School(s)
    • Detailed explanation of issue

    Parent Teacher Conferences
    The Term I Parent-Teacher Conference night is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Students will receive a blank appointment schedule during A block on Tuesday to schedule parent/guardian appointments with their teachers. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening on campus!

    Golden Book Trophy Award
    Monthly a Golden Book Trophy Award from one staff member to another is awarded for their contributions to the school, positively influencing our working environment and boosting morale in a meaningful way. In October it was award to Ms. Samantha Aiello, English Language Arts Teacher. This week for the month of November it was awarded to Ms. Sylvia Harrison, Moderate Special Education Teacher. Congratulations and thank you both for all you do for the students at Haverhill High!

    A Message from Lorna Marchant -Supervisor of Attendance
    Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

    We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

    The Good Doctor
    The Haverhill High School Drama Club and Fine Arts Academy are proud to present Neil Simon’s ‘The Good Doctor’ which debuts on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m., and continues Friday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday November 17th at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students/seniors, $10 for general admission, and seating is limited! Please come support our talented and creative Hillies!

    Winter Sports Update
    Save the Date! Students interested in playing Winter Sports are asked to attend with their parents an informational meeting on Monday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Coaches will review information regarding tryouts, participation requirements, rules & regulations and much more. Please complete the on-line winter sports registration prior to the meeting. Winter sports includes: Basketball, B/G (V/JV/FR),  Wrestling (V/JV), Ice Hockey, B (V/JV), G (V), Skiing, B/G, Swimming, B, Indoor Track, B/G, Cheerleading (Basketball), Gymnastics

    Text Less Live More Cold Turkey Thanksgiving
    Ms. Sabella and the SADD club invite all of Hillie Nation to participate in the first annual Text Less Live More (TLLM) Cold Turkey Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving day, it is phone down and gratitude up. Starting at midnight on November 22nd, our phones are off, out of sight, and out of mind.

    A Hillie Thanksgiving
    You’re invited to join the Haverhill High School staff for a Hillie Nation Thanksgiving! Please see the attached invitation and please RSVP by Friday November 16th.  We hope to see you all there!

    HHS_Thanksgiving

    School Counseling Update
    AP exam deposits were due on 10/31/18.  Any students enrolled in an AP course who have not paid their deposits should do so as soon as possible.  Payment can be in the form of cash or check. Checks can be made payable to Haverhill High School.

    Northern Essex Community College is debuting an exciting opportunity to study in Ireland this summer for high school students looking for dual enrollment opportunities.  Students will take English Composition for 3 transferable college credits while traveling through Ireland from June 24-July 5, 2019.  The all-inclusive price of $3,650 includes housing, meals, activities, excursions, and course costs.

    R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness
    R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness

     

    Upcoming Events –  November 2018
    Friday, November 9, 2018
    Report Cards issued in the Parent Portal after 3:00 p.m.

    Monday, November 12, 2018
    No School – Veterans Day

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Students begin to schedule Parent / Teacher Conference appointments

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Concussion Testing 2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. S-Wing Computer Lab
    The Good Doctor – Performance 7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Deadline to Register for the Classical Academy Exam
    GREAT Block – Session 3 – Period D
    Term I Parent Teacher Conferences 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Friday, November 16, 2018
    Freshmen Elections – A Block
    GREAT Block – Session 3 – Period D
    RSVP by 11.16.18 for the HHS Thanksgiving Dinner
    The Good Doctor – Performance 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, November 17, 2018
    The Good Doctor – Performances 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Winter Sports Meeting – 6:00 p.m. Auditorium

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness Campaign – Four Class Assemblies
    Annual Dodgeball Tournament 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    HHS Thanksgiving – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. RSVP by 11.16.18

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Early Release – 10:30 a.m.  Periods A, EF/FG, GH/HI and J

    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    No School

    Friday, November 23, 2018
    No School

    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Winter Sports Season Begins

     

  • Haverhill High School – Weekly Update 10.29.18

    Late Bus
    There will be no late bus on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Haverhill High School.

    SEPAC Basic Rights Training

    The Haverhill Massachusetts Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will kick of the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Haverhill High School library! Please drive around to the back of the building, park in lot E or F and enter through the library doors.

    Basic Rights Training 10-30-2018

    The following link has more information: https://www.haverhillsepac.com/news/haverhill-sepac-basic-rights-training-october-2018

    The Haverhill High School Fine Arts Department Proudly Presents:

    Seniors Class of 2019 – Yankee Candle Fundraiser
    The Yankee Candle deadline has been extended to November 1st! Please return all orders to Mr. Simmons in K32. This is a great fundraiser to help lower student class dues and remember the Hillie that sells the most will receive a FREE prom ticket!

    Upcoming Events – November 2018
    Thursday, November 1st
    Term 1 Marks Close
    Scrubs Club – Access 21 – 2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Begins
    Yankee Candle Fundraiser – All forms and money must be submitted to Mr. Simmons K32

    Friday, November 2nd
    Term 2 Begins

    Monday, November 5th
    Site Council Meeting 3:00 p.m. – Main Entrance Conference Room

    Tuesday, November 6th
    Election Day – No School for Students
    Staff Professional Development

    Wednesday, November 7th
    Class of 2021 Fundraiser at Five Guys – 15% goes to HHS Class of 2021
    86 Plaistow Road, Haverhill, MA
    4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Friday, November 9, 2018
    Report Cards issued in the Parent Portal after 3:00 p.m.

    Monday, November 12, 2018
    No School – Veterans Day

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    The Good Doctor 7:00 p.m. – Auditorium

    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Term I Parent Teacher Conferences 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Friday, November 16, 2018
    The Good Doctor 7:00 p.m. – Auditorium

    Saturday, November 17, 2018
    The Good Doctor 2:00 p.m. – Auditorium
    The Good Doctor 7:00 p.m. – Auditorium

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Dodgeball Tournament 2:30 p.m. – Main Gym

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Early Release – 10:30 a.m.

    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    No School

    Friday, November 23, 2018
    No School

    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Winter Sports Season Begins

  • Haverhill High School – No Late Bus 10.25.18

    There will be no late bus on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Haverhill High School.

    Thank you.

  • Haverhill High School – Weekly Update 10.19.18

    Attendance Matters – Daily Class Attendance
    It is the expectation that Haverhill High School students arrive to every class, on time, and ready to learn everyday! We will be communicating with parents and students daily via email in reference to students who arrive late to class. Students who arrive late will be expected to serve a detention within 48 hours. Failure to serve this detention will result in Saturday school and a parent meeting. Any questions please contact your child’s Assistant Principal and we thank you in advance for your partnership in this very important matter.

    Foreign Language National Honor Society Induction
    In our first year in 2016, we had twenty-nine Hillies join the Foreign Language National Honor Society. The following year in 2017 thirty-two Hillies were inducted.  We are so proud to announce that this week we held our 2018-2019 induction ceremony in our auditorium and witnessed forty-nine Hillies join the HHS Foreign Language National Honor Society. Congratulations to all of our students! Thank you to Mrs. Diskin and Mrs. Laffey for all you do for our students and your energy and enthusiasm put forth to grow this important program.

    Seniors Class of 2019 – Yankee Candle Fundraiser
    The Yankee Candle deadline has been extended to November 1st! Please return all orders to Mr. Simmons in K32. This is a great fundraiser to help lower student class dues and remember the Hillie that sells the most will receive a FREE prom ticket!

    Academy Night – Grades 6, 7, and 8
    Academy Night is just around the corner scheduled for October 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It will be starting in the library and move to the mall and cafeteria. We invite all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, parents and guardians to join our Haverhill High School faculty and students for an informational event! This is open to all middle school parents and students regarding our Academies and Extra Curricular opportunities at Haverhill High School. Our School Store, the iSchool, and more will be open for all to visit. This is always a big night for us and we welcome everyone to our campus.

    Marine Corps JROTC
    The Marine Corps JROTC has been training for 10 weeks to compete in the Regional Raider Fitness Challenge that takes place this weekend at Salem (MA) High School.  The competition consist of an obstacle course, 45 pound pack run, first aid evaluation, and a Gauntlet run.  We know the MCJROTC will make Hillie Nation proud this weekend at the Raider Challenge.  Good luck cadets!!

    An early thank you to the Marine Corps JROTC for getting out into the community to support the Pumpkins on Parades event at the Hilldale Cemetery on Saturday, October 20th.  The cadets already have over 500 hours of community service this year, and it’s only October!  Thank you for making our Haverhill even better!

    School Counseling Update
    Advance Placements Exams

    • AP exam deposits and any remaining AP Student Agreement and Expectations forms are due on October 31st.  Any student enrolled in AP course(s) must submit a $45 deposit per exam.  The completed forms should be submitted directly to AP teachers and AP payment can be turned in to the School Counseling Department.  Payment may be made in the form of cash or check (payable to Haverhill High School).  Please contact Mrs. Breslin or Ms. Cannon with any questions or concerns.

     Information for Seniors

    • Northern Essex will be at HHS on November 1st during lunch periods.  Students will have access to an admissions representative where they can participate in an On the Spot Acceptance as well as ask learn more information about NECC.
    • College admission representatives are visiting HHS this fall.  All scheduled visits are listed in Naviance under the “Colleges” tab.  Students can sign up to meet with a college representative directly through Naviance or by signing up in the counseling office.  Students must sign up a minimum of one day in advance and will receive a pass to attend this appointment in their first period class.  Representatives from the following institutions will visit during the week of October 22nd: Johnson and Wales University, Keene State College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Salem State University.

    Upcoming Events – October 2018 and November 2018
    Tuesday, October 23rd
    Italian Club Meeting – K13 after school
    HHS Santa Parade Float – First Planning Meeting – K32 after school

    Wednesday, October 24th
    Ghostbuster Photo-Op Fundraiser 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Auditorium Lobby
    Academy Information Night 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Library, Mall, Cafeteria
        All Students and Parents Grades 6, 7, and 8
    Ski and Snowboard Club Meeting – M23 with Mr. Ladd and Mr. Morris

    Thursday, November 1st
    Term 1 Marks Close
    Scrubs Club – Access 21 – 2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Begins – Applications are still be accepted.
    Yankee Candle Fundraiser – All forms and money must be submitted to Mr. Simmons K32

    Friday, November 2nd
    Term 2 Begins

    Monday, November 5th
    Site Council Meeting 3:00 p.m. – Main Entrance Conference Room

    Tuesday, November 6th
    Election Day – No School for Students
    Staff Professional Development

  • Haverhill High School – Weekly Update 10.12.18

    Attendance Matters

    We are concerned over the amount of students arriving to school late. This week we had the following:

    October 9th: 192 Students late to school
    October 10th: 152 Students late to school
    October 11th: 176 Students late to school
    October 12th: 164 Students late to school

    We are asking parents and guardians for your help in reducing chronic tardiness by making getting to school on time a top priority.

    Our morning schedule:

    7:00 a.m. – Doors open to students

    Three Morning Bells:
    7:20 a.m. – Five Minutes until Period A Begins
    7:23 a.m. – Two Minutes until Period A Begins
    7:25 a.m. – Period A Begins – Students should be seated in class!

    We thank you in advance for your partnership in this very important matter.

    Free and Reduced Lunch Forms

    A reminder to all Hillie families that the Free and Reduced lunch forms are due this Monday, October 15th. That includes the annual renewals. The ones approved last year will expire on the 15th if you have not submitted a new application. At some point in a lifetime, everyone faces hardships. Please do not hesitate to ask for help. The Free and Reduced lunch applications are available on our website, in the cafeteria and in the main entrance. If you have any questions please see Zoraida Jordan in the cafeteria.

    From the Athletic Department

    The fall sports seasons are past the halfway point and many of our programs are having great success. Here are just a few highlights…

    • The girls’ swim & dive team has an impressive 5-1 mark and picked up recent wins over North Andover and Methuen.
    • The girls’ volleyball team started the season with five straight wins and is now 8-3 on the year. The team needs just two wins in its last nine matches to qualify for post-season play.
    • The girls’ soccer team has won four straight games, including a big 1-0 win over previously unbeaten Dracut. The Hillies are now 6-3-1 and will travel to Tewksbury on Saturday.
    • The football team climbed back above the .500 mark with a win over Lawrence last week. The Hillies are 3-2 heading into a huge game at home tonight against Andover.

    For all results, scheduled and more information on Hillie athletics, please visit www.haverhillhillies.com

    PSAT’s

    This week we had 277 Hillies in grades 10 and 11 take the PSAT’s at HHS. Thank you to the Guidance staff for the successful preparation and execution! We know the students are eagerly looking forward to getting their results back!

    Academy Night – Grades 6, 7, and 8
    Academy Night is just around the corner scheduled on October 24th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. It will be starting in the library and move to the mall and cafeteria. We invite all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to join our Haverhill High School faculty and students for an information event! This is open to all middle school parents and students regarding our academies and extra curricular opportunities at Haverhill High School.

    Supper Club
    On Wednesday, October 17th from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., Haverhill High School will be presenting our first potluck dinner called “Supper Club”.  Students and parents are encouraged to bring their favorite dish and to see some of the GREAT work that Haverhill High School students are completing in their classes.  Child care will be provided.  This event is free and will be located in the HHS cafeteria.  Sign up at https://goo.gl/48T8Fo .​

    School Counseling Update

    • AP exam deposits and any remaining AP Student Agreement and Expectations forms are due on October 31st.  Any student enrolled in AP course(s) must submit a $45 deposit per exam.  The completed forms should be submitted directly to AP teachers and AP payment can be turned in to the School Counseling Department.  Payment may be made in the form of cash or check (payable to Haverhill High School).  Please contact Mrs. Breslin or Ms. Cannon with any questions or concerns.

    Information for Seniors

    • Attention Class of 2019!  If you have November 1st deadlines you must submit your Transcript Request Form to your counselor no later than Monday, October 15th.  Failure to submit your transcript request forms could delay the release of your school application materials.
    • College admission representatives are visiting HHS this fall.  All scheduled visits are listed in Naviance under the “Colleges” tab.  Students can sign up to meet with a college representative directly through Naviance or by signing up in the counseling office.  Students must sign up a minimum of one day in advance and will receive a pass to attend this appointment in their first period class.  Representatives from the following institutions will visit during the week of October 15th: Roger Williams University, Springfield College, Nichols College, Saint Joseph’s College, Westfield State University, UMass Boston, and the University of Southern Maine.

    Upcoming Events – October 2018
    October 13th
    Homecoming Dance – 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Cafeteria
    Haverhill High School Students Only – $5.00

     October 15th
    FY18 Free and Reduced Lunch Forms EXPIRE – All New and Renewed Due

     October 16th
    Foreign Language National Honor Society – Induction Ceremony – Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

     October 17th
    Picture Retake Day – 8:00 a.m. – Auditorium – Students will be called down.
    Mock Trial Club – Room M12 at 2:15 p.m.
    Supper Club with Faculty and Parents – 6:00 p.m. – Cafeteria

    October 24th

    Academy Information Night 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Library, Mall, Cafeteria
    Grades 6, 7, and 8

    October 23rd

    Italian Club will be meeting on Tuesday, in room K13.

    October 26th

    Zombie Dress and Draw – 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Auditorium Lobby

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