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.

  • Week of August 31st

    Tuesday, Sep 1st

    Wednesday, Sep 2nd

    Senior Class Play “Deathtrap” Auditions, 2:15 – 4:00, Auditorium

    Drama Club Production “A Christmas Carol” Auditions, 2:15 – 4:00, Auditorium

    Thursday, Sep 3rd

    Senior Class Play “Deathtrap” Auditions, 2:15 – 4:00, Auditorium

    Drama Club Production “A Christmas Carol” Auditions, 2:15 – 4:00, Auditorium

    Accepting applications for Fall 2015 Internship Program, room 6 Library (Classes start week of Sep 22nd)

    Friday, Sep 4th

    Accepting applications for Fall 2015 Internship Program, room 6 Library (Classes start week of Sep 22nd)

    10:30 am  Release

    Monday, Sep 7th

    Labor Day Recess – No School




  • UPDATE ON HHS STUDENT SCHEDULES 2015-2016 Guidance available for help, changes

    HHS administrators have mailed student class schedules for school year 2015-2016.

    When they received schedules, students may have discovered that they weren’t enrolled in all courses that they selected. Members of the Guidance Department will be at HHS on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every day during the week before school (August 24 to 27) to correct schedules as needed.

    Here is an explanation of the course selection schedule:

    The course selection process starts in April. Students put in requests for courses they would like to have. All must take core courses of English, Math, Science and History and the other graduation requirements of Wellness, Fine Arts Languages, school to career, etc.

    The other classes are the electives, and students get to choose from a long list. They are encouraged to put in many choices for electives, in case the ones they request don’t fit.

    Administration looks at each course in the system and sets a maximum number of students that can be in one section. For example, the maximum for any computer course is 24, because the computer labs only have 24 computers. The maximum for a cooking course is 18 because there are only six stoves in each room and not more than three students can work at one stove.

    In the next step, a computer program, in this case Aspen/X2, builds the number of sections based on the number of requests. Unfortunately, for some of the courses, the number of requests is low and only one section of the course can be built. This happens for some of the elective and AP courses such as AP Art History, AP Microeconomics and print making.

    Because there are only seven periods in a day, this means sometimes there will be conflicts and students will have to choose among the elective courses. If the number of requests is too low, the class will not run this year.

    Next, the computer loads the students into the classes, making sure the students get into the core courses first. Schedules are then printed and mailed out.

    Check the HHS homepage for more information as it becomes available.

  • Early College American Literature Summer Reading Assignment

    Please find the assignment for Mr Kucker’s American Literature class:

    Early College Summer Assignment


  • Unique Replicating the Future- 3D Printer Assembly Class Ends on a High Note

    HHS students in Mr. Lienhard’s “Replicating the Future in 3D” class completed their final exams and projects today, June 22.  The final exam consisted of an oral walk-through whereby students had to demonstrate proficiency in the start to finish process of loading, converting, adapting STL and G-Code files, connecting the printer and making changes to the software to replicate an object through the open source Reprap Prusa 3-D printers they assembled.  The students also took an online final exam to validate their deep understanding of the terms and terminology of the 3-D replication process. While the assembly process took many weeks and required very advanced skills from frame assembly, soldering to wire termination and Arduino controller programming, the student feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the students printed objects were spectacular!  If you teach in Haverhill in the Middle School, look for an Essay Contest in the coming weeks for your chance to win one of our available 3-D printers.



  • Two HHS Students Receive Adobe Certification

    Fantastic news!  Connor Johnston and Isabella Callahan passed the certification exam for Photoshop becoming the school’s first ACA Certified students. What does this mean to them—college credit, a recognized world-wide certificate of accomplishment, a plus on  college applications and/or a resume, and eligible to enter scholarship-winning contests.

    To read the rest of the article click HERE

    for more information contact Sue Finn at Sfinn@haverhill-ps.org


  • HHS Unveils New IT Pathway – Kickoff Event a Great Success

    Haverhill High School was proud to host the kickoff event for its new IT Pathway Monday evening, as incoming freshmen and their parents, School Committee member Joe Bevilacqua, Principal Beth Kitsos, classroom teachers, local business owners, and more gathered to celebrate this new addition to the STEM Academy.




    Meet the first cohort of students in the IT Pathway in the STEM Academy at HHS. They’re our very own STEM pioneers! There are still a few seats left. If you’re an eighth-grader and you’re interested in learning more, contact the STEM Academy dean Ed Roberts at eroberts@haverhill-ps.org
















    WHAV, Haverhill’s local news and information station has also posted an interesting article on the launch of the IT Pathway here at HHS.

    Click HERE to read the article 



  • Senior Chapel Time-Lapse

    Haverhill Seniors walk into the Auditorium for the last time!

  • HHS Finals Schedule for June 2015


    June 19, 2015:  Periods 1 & 2

    June 22, 2015:  Periods 3 & 4

    June 23, 2015:  Periods 5/6 or 6/7, and 8/9

    June 24, 2015:  Period 10

  • Haverhill Public Schools Mathematics Teachers 6th Annual Math Museum

    Math Museum Invitation 6-9-2015

  • HHS Continues Its Work On Financial Literacy Programs

    On May 5, 2015, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg met with financial literacy teachers, students, Mayor Fiorentini, School Committee President Scott Wood, Principal Kitsos, Associate Principal Fleming, and representatives from Haverhill Bank for a round table discussion on Financial Literacy. Students had the opportunity to discuss what they learned in their Financial Literacy classes and how it will benefit them in the future and in college.  
    Haverhill was one of the 10 schools to receive a Financial Literacy Grant to implement financial literacy into the classrooms. Following, please find a pamphlet​ outlining the programs and achievements.
    Haverhill High School was represented by Lori Capra at the State House on May 22, 2015. She presented​ Haverhill High School’s work towards making financial literacy a requirement in schools.  
    State Treasurer Goldberg will be attending, and she has created a Treasurer’s Task Force on Financial Literacy.
    “As we prepare to build a statewide financial literacy program in Massachusetts, this task force will offer valuable insights, research and guidance,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “I look forward to working with this diverse group as we create a blueprint for economic security and financial stability that works for everyone throughout our state.”
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