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.

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  • Principal’s Weekly Update- June 29, 2018

    Term 4 Report Cards in Portal

    Term 4 Report cards will be visible in the Parent/Student Portal by Friday, June 29 at 3:00 pm. If you need a hard copy of the report card please contact either Eileen Spero- espero@haverhill-ps.org or Sandra McArthur @ smcarthur@haverhill-ps.org or call the HHS main office at 978-374-5700 xt: 1101 or 1102. Please give your student’s name, the student’s DOB, and provide your name.   I have also provided the directions to access the parent/student portal to below.

    Accessing Parent Portal

    Freshman Orientation Class of 2022

    HHS is hosting Freshman Orientation on Wednesday, August 22 @ 6:00 pm in the HHS Gymnasium. Tours of the building will also occur that night. Selected staff will be available to share information on “In Plain Sight” and  “Vaping and e-Cigarettes”. Incoming freshman will be asked to complete a survey on Social Emotional Learning topics. We look forward to meeting the Class of 2022. More details will follow in the coming weeks. If you have specific questions please contact Freshmen AP Matt Steinberg @ msteinberg@haverhill-ps.org

    HHS Summer School

    HHS Summer Credit Recovery program begins on July 9, 2018 and run through August 9, 2018. Classes will be held from 8:00 AM-11:30 AM. Registration is being held from now though July 9th. Please contact Mr. Hugh Morrison @ hmorrison@haverhill-ps.org s you have questions about the courses being offered. Please see brochure attached here.   HHS Summer School – 2018 Brochure

    HHS Summer Reading Lists

    Please see links for grade level lists. It is expected that students will read at least 2 books over the summer break.

    HHS 2018-2019 Summer Reading Grade 9   10th Grade Summer Reading List (2018)

    2018 Summer Reading 11 .    HHS 2018-2019 Summer Reading Grade 12

    School Counseling Update
    2018-2019 Schedules
    Tentative schedules will be mailed home to students by the end of July.  Included in the mailing will be a memo reviewing the process for requesting schedule changes, if needed.  Only requests that meet the stated criteria will be considered for review.  Final schedules will be available closer to the end of the summer.
     
    Senior Summer Boot Camp
    The School Counseling Office is once again offering Senior Summer Boot Camp sessions to all students who are entering their senior year at HHS.  These sessions will help prepare students for the college application and admissions process. Sessions are limited to 20 students and are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Students can sign up through the Google form  at https://goo.gl/forms/DRRM4jVOvbncan6i1.  Students may also call the guidance office at 978-374-5700 ext. 1134 and sign up with the guidance secretary. When you are added to a session you will be notified by email.
    At Boot Camp students will create a Common App account, learn the ins and outs of Naviance, review college essay prompts, begin their senior resume and familiarize themselves with scholarship opportunities. Students will also have the opportunity to work with an English teacher and a college admissions representative to help them further prepare their applications.
    We highly encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity. Boot camps will be offered August 9th, 13th & 16th from 9:oo am-1:00 pm.  Students only need to attend ONE of these sessions as they will all cover the same agenda and topics.
    If you have questions about guidance please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12
    978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org
    HHS Main Office Summer Schedule
    The main office will be open Monday- Friday from 7:00 am-3:00 pm. If you need to contact an administrator:
    Principal- Beth Kitsos- bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org
    Gr. 12 AP- Anthony Curet- anthony.curet@haverhill-ps.org
    Gr. 11 AP- Ryan Brown- rbrown2@haverhill-ps.org
    Gr. 10 AP- Tamara Lobo- tamara.lobo@haverhill-ps.org
    Gr. 9 AP- Matt Steinberg- msteinberg@haverhill-ps.org
    Enjoy the upcoming warm weather! Have a good week!

     

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- June 22, 2018

    Haverhill High School 2018-2019 School Calendar

    HHS Student Calendar 2018-2019 .     SP HHS Student Calendar 2018-2019

    Haverhill High School Summer Reading

    Summer reading is a great opportunity for students to enjoy literature and strengthen the literacy skills necessary for academic achievement. Students are expected to read a minimum of two books as there will be an assignment given out the first few days when we return in August related to their reading. Books are available at the Haverhill Public Library and at local books stores. For more details about summer reading please see the attached document for your child’s grade level below.

    HHS 2018-2019 Summer Reading Grade 9                        10th Grade Summer Reading List (2018)

    2018 Summer Reading 11.  HHS 2018-2019 Summer Reading Grade 12

    Report Cards Grades 9-11

    The student report cards for term 4 and final grades will be issued in the parent portal by Friday, June 29, 2018. If you need a hard copy please contact either Eileen Spero @ espero@haverhill-ps.org or Sandra McArthur @ smcarthur@haverhill-ps.org

    Freshman Orientation Class of 2022

    Students, parents and guardians are invited to join us on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, in the Haverhill High School Gymnasium starting at 6:00 p.m. Tours will be given immediately following a presentation by administrators and faculty members.

     2018-2019 Student Schedules

    Stay tuned for more information about course requests and recommendations. In July I will send a communication out about the 2018-2019 student schedules. Currently, incoming grade 9 students received a list of course requests and recommendations.

    Haverhill High School Summer Credit Recovery Program 2018

    See attached brochure for summer school. Registration is open. All information is in the attached brochure.

     HHS Summer School – 2018 Brochure

    Parent Portal Access

    Please make sure you have access to the HHS Parent Portal to stay current and on top of any updates for your student over the summer. Working together we can make sure your child is successful and taking advantage of all the opportunities that HHS has to offer! Your email address must be in the SchoolBrains database. If you do not have access yet please email: portalsupport@haverhill-ps.org

    You must provide them with your students name and grade. Please note that the email address used must be the one on file in the database.

    HAVERHILL’S ERIDANIA NIEVES HONORED AS UNSUNG HEROINE AT STATE HOUSE

    Kiara Tringali

    Legislative Aide | Office of Representative Andy X. Vargas, Third Essex District

    HAVERHILL, MA—State Representative Andy X. Vargas today honored Eridania Nieves of Haverhill by nominating her as an Unsung Heroine of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s class of 2018. Vargas recommended Ms. Nieves for this recognition because of her commitment to Haverhill’s most at risk youth. Ms. Nieves was honored with 130 other Unsung Heroines for her outstanding contributions to Haverhill High students and for committing herself to be a foster parent multiple times. The ceremony took place today, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 1-4 p.m., in the Great Hall at the State House in Boston.

    Nieves has dedicated her life to serving youth. She has made it a professional and personal goal to positively impact the lives of young people who are most marginalized by society. Her ability to navigate inequities in order to get students in Haverhill on the right track has changed the lives of many. At Haverhill High School she works with students facing difficult academic and personal challenges. However, her mission has also made it into her own home. She has been a foster parent multiple times. Her empathy, dedication, and unwavering optimism in young people has inspired so many in the Haverhill community.

    “Ms. Nieves continues to have a profound impact on the lives of Haverhill youth. Through Haverhill High’s Violence Intervention Program (VIP), in her classroom and home,” Representative Vargas said in a statement. “Eridania is blessed with the ability to understand and empathize with young people in a way that has changed their lives for the better.”

    The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference.  They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community is better because of their contribution.

    The ceremony included a program emceed by MCSW Chair Margot Parrot, acknowledging each of the 2018 Unsung Heroines, along with remarks from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, Senate President Harriette L. Chandler and Representative Colleen M. Garry, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators.

    This event was made possible with the generous support of the following sponsors: Baystate Health, Eastern Bank, Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Jacqueline’s Gourmet Cookies, Kerry Goodwin Photography, Polar Beverages, and SM Lorusso and Sons, Inc.

    The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.

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    All of us here at HHS wish you a safe and happy summer. Enjoy the warm weather. I will send updates out during July and August but if you have any questions please contact us at the emails below:

    Beth Kitsos- Principal- bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

    Matt Steinberg- AP Grade 9- msteinberg@haverhill-ps.org

    Tamii Lobo- AP Grade 10- tamara.lobo@haverhill-ps.org

    Ryan Brown- AP Grade 11-rbrown2@haverhill-ps.org

    Anthony Curet- AP Grade 12-anthony.curet@haverhill-ps.org

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- June 15, 2018

    Track and Field Nationals

    I wanted to take a moment to share that four Hillie athletes from the Track and Field team will be representing Haverhill at the Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend.  They qualified for their SMR and will be running that at Nationals.  They are Matthew Milne – Class of 2018, Sean Glass – Class of 2019, Keith May – Class of 2019 and Hayden Makarow – Class of 2020. We are all just bursting with pride and are so excited for their journey ahead! Safe travels and good luck Matthew, Sean, Keith and Hayden.

    MCJROTC Update

    Congratulations to the new CO of JROTC Michael Roy and the new Executive Officer Andrew Harrison. We look forward to your success in leading your peers!

    GREAT: GLOBAL, RESPONSIBLE, ENGAGED, ACCEPTING and TENACIOUS!

    We had a school-wide poster contest and all participants needed to submit their poster to the NEASC Steering Committee by Thursday, June 14th! GREAT: GLOBAL, RESPONSIBLE, ENGAGED, ACCEPTING and TENACIOUS! The student poster must: Encourage follow classmates to embody being GREAT and inform anyone who walks into the building what it means to be GREAT.

    The steering committee reviewed all of the posters submitted and has made its decision on the poster contest:

    1st place – Giovanna Fonseca – 9th grade – $100

    2nd place – Eric Fila – 11th grade – $50

    3rd place – Olivia Burns – 9th grade – $25

    Thanks to all who participated in this contest. We really enjoyed seeing what everyone came up with and the work that went into each poster.

    Young Women Career Day at Haverhill High School

    We are just so grateful for all who contributed to this event. I would like to thank Rashaun Martin, Lori Capra, Victoria Kelley and Sandra McArthur for their efforts assisting putting this together. Below please find a wonderful article from WHAV on the event!

    http://www.whav.net/cms/dizoglio-hosts-first-ever-young-women-career-day-at-haverhill-high/

    8th Grade Move-Up and Chalk-a-thon

    Yesterday the HHS Fine Arts Department hosted 8th grade students for the annual 8th Grade Fine Arts Move-Up day combined with our annual Chalk-a-thon. This day was a creative outlet for our students to show the incoming freshman what Hillie Nation is all about. It was a positive and uplifting note for our students to carry their summer break. There were musical performances, poetry readings, food and more. I would like to thank Ellen Mullane, John Salvi, Susan Blim, Jeffrey Paszko, Ashley Polson, Dan Hickey, Bob Brandon, Melissa Kiessling, Andy Polanco, our student council members, Mr. Scully for spending some time with us and of course all of Hillie Nation who participated.

    School Counseling Final Update 

    • Tentative schedules will be mailed home to students in July.  Included in the mailing will be a memo reviewing the process for requesting schedule changes, if needed.  Only requests that meet the stated criteria will be considered for review.  Final schedules will be available closer to the end of the summer.

     

    • Parents of the Class of 2019, the counseling office will once again run College Bootcamps this summer.  Dates/times of each session and sign ups will be announced shortly.  We are very excited to be able to offer these sessions and look forward to helping our students prepare for their senior year!
    • Juniors!  Don’t forget to utilize Naviance as you begin to consider colleges/universities.  Naviance has a great college search tool as well as an organizer where you can keep a running list of those schools you are most interested in!

     

    • Roger Williams University will host two summer events for prospective students and their families.  These events will be held on Monday July 30 and Friday August 17.  Students will see mock classes, learn college applications tips and tricks, eat lunch with members of the academic staff, and more.  To learn more or RSVP visit: https://connect.rwu.edu/portal/Summer_BBQ
    If you have questions about guidance please contact Ms. Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org

    Calendar of Upcoming Events:

    18 Great Attendance Breakfast – By Invitation Only – 7:00 a.m. – Main Entrance Conference Room
    18 Fall Pre-season Meeting 6:00 p.m. – Auditorium / K-Wing

    All students interested in playing a fall sport next year are required to attend along with at least one parent or guardian. Information regarding tryout schedules, participation requirements, rules and regulations and much more will be covered at the meeting. This includes current eighth graders our incoming freshman too! Falls sports include Cheerleading, Cross Country, Crew, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Girls Swimming and Girls Volleyball.

    19 Day 1 for Finals

    7:30 – 9:30 – Per A

    9:40 – 11:40 – Per B

    *Breakfast will be served and the Snack Bar will be open until 11:30

    19 Last Day for Middle School Students – Period A
    20 Day 2 Finals

    7:30 – 9:30 – Per C

    9:40 – 11:40 – Per D

    *Breakfast will be served and the Snack Bar will be open until 11:30

    21 Day 3 Finals

    7:30 – 9:30 – Per EF or FG

    9:40 – 11:40 – Per GH or HI

    *Breakfast will be served and the Snack Bar will be open until 11:30

    22 Day 4 Finals

    7:30 – 9:30 – Per J

    *Breakfast will be served and the Snack Bar will be open until 11:30

    22 Last Scheduled Day of School

    ·         Half Day for Students

     

    Have a wonderful week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- June 8, 2018

    FIRE IN BACK PARKING LOT

    I wanted to share that today just after 8:00 a.m. we received a call that a car was on fire in our back parking area – lot F. Our School Resource Officer William Mears immediately responded, checked the vehicle and secured the area. The Haverhill Fire Department was contacted and the fire was extinguished without incident. There were no injuries or damage to other vehicles. We thank everyone involved and are truly grateful that no one was harmed.

    STUDENT PARKING

    I just want to remind all HHS students that they are not allowed to park on campus without first processing the appropriate paperwork and receiving a parking sticker. Security will be sweeping the parking lots daily to check for the parking passes on the vehicles. In additional please remember that the speed limit is 10 m.p.h. on campus all day and all night.

     HAVERHILL LIFE ARTICLE – Volume 2, Number 1 June 2018

     We would like to thank Haverhill Life – Greater Haverhill’s Good News Publication for regularly featuring Hillies and doing positive stories in their newspaper. This month they have a wonderful article on Major Martin and our MCJROTC program. Hope you are able to pick up a copy. Here is their link below:

     http://haverhilllife.com/

     HONORS COLLEGE AT UMASS LOWELL

    This week I received a wonderful letter from Mr. James T. Canning, Dean at The Honors College at UMass Lowell. His letter stated:

    I wanted to share the good news that Yonnie Collins, Alexander Manjounes and Victoria Albanese, three of your alumni, recently graduated from UMass Lowell with Commonwealth Honors Distinction.

     As a member of the Honors College, Yonnie, Alexander, and Victoria created and presented their Honors Thesis under the direction of a faculty mentor, earned a B or better in a number of honors classes, maintained a solid GPA, and participated in co-curricula events.

     Thank you for preparing and inspiring them to embrace the pursuit of knowledge. Nice job Haverhill High School.

     We look forward to having additional Hilltoppers join the Honors College at UMass Lowell in the years to come.

    Congratulations Yonnie, Alexander, and Victoria!

     2018-2019 – ADVANCED PLACEMENT MEETINGS

    Tuesday, June 12th: AP Microeconomics with Mr. Maguire in room 221 at 2:15 p.m.

    Tuesday, June 12th: AP Environmental Science with Ms. Ferreira in room K23 at 2:15 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 13th: AP Language & Composition  with Mrs. Quinney in room 216 at 2:15 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 13th: AP Literature and Composition with Mr. Lavieri and Ms. Baker in the library at 2:15 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 13th: AP Computer Science Principles with Mr. Gomes in room S18 at 2:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 14th: AP Latin with Mr. Eldridge in room F10 at 2:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 14th: AP Government with Mr. Jordan in room M19 at 2:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 14th: AP U.S. History with Mr. Kempinski and Mr. Craven in the library at 2:15 p.m.

     

    No Meeting: AP Statistics will not have a meeting but students must check in with Mrs. Giampa in room C-17 to get google classroom code for summer work and provide email address.

    No Meeting: AP Calculus will not have a meeting but students must check in with Ms. Siegfriedt in room S-16 to pick up summer work

    PERFECT ATTENDANCE BREAKFAST

    We would like to recognize the students who attend daily and thank the parents who get them to school every day.  Students will be receiving attendance certificates next week and with that an invitation for them and their parents  to our Great Attendance Breakfast on June 18th.  Just our way of saying thank you for all you have done.

    THE MASSACHUSETTS CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY

    From the MIAA Webpage:

    “May 15, 2018, is the Massachusetts Celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, a day that recognizes the positive influence of sports participation on the lives of girls and women, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.”

    We are proud to announce that representing all female athletes for Haverhill High School at this event were Kerrin McLaughlin (Class of 2019) and Jadynne Hill (Class of 2019). This event was held at Gillette Stadium. Thank you ladies and congratulations!

    GREAT: GLOBAL, RESPONSIBLE, ENGAGED, ACCEPTING and TENACIOUS!

    We have a school-wide poster contest happening right now and it is open to all Hillies! GREAT: GLOBAL, RESPONSIBLE, ENGAGED, ACCEPTING and TENACIOUS! The student poster must: Encourage follow classmates to embody being GREAT and inform anyone who walks into the building what it means to be GREAT. First place takes home $100. Second place is $50 and Third place is $25.00. All final products must be submitted by Thursday, June 14th . If you have any questions please see Miss Willwerth in K29 or Mr. Brown in room F20.

    FALL SPORTS PRE-SEASON MEETING

    The Fall Sports Pre-Season Meeting will be held on Monday, June 18th at 6:00 in the auditorium. All students interested in playing a fall sport next year are required to attend along with at least one parent or guardian. Information regarding tryout schedules, participation requirements, rules and regulations and much more will be covered at the meeting. This includes current eighth graders our incoming freshman too! Falls sports include Cheerleading, Cross Country, Crew, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Girls Swimming and Girls Volleyball.

    INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Has your child considered a career as a journalist, editor or broadcaster?  Opportunities exist at WHAV over the summer and during the Fall semester.  Please have them stop by the Internship Room – Library Room 6 to learn more!

    NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL INTERNSHIPS

    The purpose of a Career Internship is to provide students with a meaningful workplace experience working closely with a professional in a chosen field.  The student will also participate in classes where they will build a career portfolio, including resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills and ultimately letters of recommendation.  The student will also learn about labor laws and their rights in the workplace.  This course runs two afternoons a week from 2:15pm – 5pm.  Students will receive ½ credit per semester for satisfactory completion of all requirements.

    To view a sampling of previous worksite locations or to download an application, visit our website: http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/internship-program/.  For more information, students can stop by the Internship Room – Library Room 6.

    YOUNG WRITERS CONFERENCE CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE – MAY 25-27

    We are thrilled that four of our students participated in a residential weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic at the prestigious Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference held in Burlington, Vermont. Juniors Isabel DaRosa and Gianna Valenti and freshmen Karyna and Isabella Ward were selected from a highly competitive pool of young creative writers from throughout the nation to study and refine their writing under the mentorship of dozens of renowned writers.

    School Counseling Update

    • Juniors!  Don’t forget to utilize Naviance as you begin to consider colleges/universities.  Naviance has a great college search tool as well as an organizer where you can keep a running list of those schools you are most interested in!

     

    • Roger Williams University will host two summer events for prospective students and their families.  These events will be held on Monday July 30 and Friday August 17.  Students will see mock classes, learn college applications tips and tricks, eat lunch with members of the academic staff, and more.  To learn more or RSVP visit: https://connect.rwu.edu/portal/Summer_BBQ

     

    • On Tuesday June 12th and Thursday June 14th, the School Counseling Department will be conducting SBIRT screening (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) for grade 9 students.  This is an evidence based prevention model as well as a way to open an honest dialogue between students and counselors around decision-making and substance use.  SBIRT is part of the March 2016 legislation requiring public schools in the Commonwealth to engage in substance use prevention and education.  Screening will be taking place during the students’ scheduled Biology class on both days.  Letters were mailed home to all grade 9 parents this week.  As a parent, you may opt your child out of the screening.  If you choose not to have your child screened, please contact Jami Dion at jdion@haverhill-ps.org by Monday June 11th at 2pm.  
    If you have questions please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Beth Kitsos, Principal
  • Principal’s Weekly Update- June 1, 2018

    Graduation – Class of 2018

    Tonight we will see 393 seniors graduate at Trinity Stadium.  I look forward to sharing many statistics about this class in our next weekly update. I wish everyone safe travels in and out of the stadium and look forward to a wonderful event. In all probability, graduation will happen tonight. If there is a need to postpone due to rain, there will be a decision made by 5:15 pm. We suggest that grads and families and friends bring an umbrella or a raincoat just in case.

    Biology MCAS

    The Biology MCAS will be given on Wednesday, June 6th and be completed Thursday, June 7th. All students in grade 9-10 will be taking this assessment on these two days. Please make sure your student is on time and well rested. Students have been given their room assignments this week and should report to their assigned location promptly at 7:25 a.m. If they are not sure where to go there are signs throughout the building or they can go to any office and find assistance with this.

    E-Cigarette Seminar:

    On Tuesday, June 5th Haverhill High School will be hosting an informational meeting for parents in our Family Resource Center located near the library on E-Cigarette use among youth and young adults. This session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and we hope that parents from our community will participate in the discussion centered around e-cigarette

    AP Mandatory Meetings – June 2018

    Tuesday, June 5th: AP European History with Mr. Harvey in room K34 at 2:20 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 6th: AP Computer Science with Mr. Gomes in room S18 at 2:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 7th: AP Chemistry with Ms. Thomas in room 110 at 2:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 7th: AP Biology with Ms. Johnston in room K28 at right after school.

    Tuesday, June 12th: AP Microeconomics with Mr. Maguire in room 221 at 2:15 p.m.

    Tuesday, June 12th: AP Environmental Science with Ms. Ferreira in room K23 at 2:15 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 13th : AP Language & Composition  with Mrs. Quinney in room 216 at 2:15 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 13th: AP Literature and Composition with Mr. Lavieri and Ms. Baker in the library at 2:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 14th: AP Latin with Mr. Eldridge in room F10 at 2:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 14th: AP Government with Mr. Jordan in room M19 at 2:15 p.m.

    No Meeting: AP Statistics will not have a meeting but students must check in with Mrs. Giampa in room C-17 to pick up summer work and provide email address.

    No Meeting: AP Calculus will not have a meeting but students must check in with Ms. Siegfriedt in room S-16 to pick up summer work.

    Savers Fundraiser

    Hillie Nation it is time to clean out the closets. Support the HHS 2019 Italy Trip by donating accessories, clothing, shoes, small electrical appliances, toys, linens and more! Please visit us on campus in the bus lanes on Sunday, June 3rd from 12:00 to 2:30 to make your donations.

    Support the 2019 Italy Trip

    HHS VIP TEAM

    In response to the recent violence in Haverhill many local community groups including HHS VIP team and new to Haverhill Utec (United Teen Equality Center) will be collaborating with many others to put together aCommunity Response to Violence and gathering at GAR park on Tuesday June 5th from 6pm-7pm there will be community speakers talking about how violence has affected them and the community. Then from 7pm-8pm we will be walking from GAR park to HC Media where there will be a presentation from Utec then short breakout groups to have further discussion on next steps.  All voices are needed specially the voices of our youth. Please join us in this community effort to curve violence in Haverhill, Peace !!

    School Counseling Update

    • Seniors!  Final transcripts will be sent to colleges after graduation.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact your counselor!
    • Juniors!  Don’t forget to utilize Naviance as you begin to consider colleges/universities.  Naviance has a great college search tool as well as an organizer where you can keep a running list of those schools you are most interested in!
    If you have questions about guidance please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12@ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org
    On behalf of all faculty here at HHS, we wish good luck to all of our 2018 graduates! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Beth Kitsos, Principal

     

     

  • HHS Prom 2018

     

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- May 24, 2018

    Late Bus:

    We are so grateful to have been able to offer the late bus to students three days a week this year. Please note that the last late bus will run on Thursday, May 31st. Thank you to all the students who took advantage of this great opportunity.

    Half Day Friday:

    Reminder that this Friday is a half day for grades 9-11 for the Class of 2018’s Senior Chapel. Students will be released at 10:30. This half day session is for HHS students only it is not district wide. We will have period A, B, C and an abbreviated D on Friday. This is a half day for students only and a regular work day for staff.

    No School Monday:

    In addition, all staff and students are off on Monday, May 28th for the Memorial Day holiday.

    Finals/Last Day of School:

    The last day of school is scheduled on Friday, June 22, 2018. Finals are scheduled the last four days of the school year. Early release for students only.

    Finals Schedule

    7:25 Morning Announcements

    Day 1: 7:30 – 9:30 – Per A

    9:40 – 11:40 – Per B

    Day 2: 7:30 – 9:30 – Per C

    9:40 – 11:40 – Per D

    Day 3: 7:30 – 9:30 – Per EF or FG

    9:40 – 11:40 – Per GH or HI

      Day 4: 7:30 – 9:30 – Per J

    School Counseling Update

    • Seniors!  Final transcripts will be sent to colleges after graduation.  Seniors complete an exit survey during Senior Sign Out which alerts your counselor as to where this information should be sent.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact your counselor!
    • School Committee Scholarships are now available.  Copies can be obtained in the Counseling office or on Naviance.  Completed applications and all supporting documentation are due no later than May 25th.  Late applications will not be considered.
    If you have question about guidance, please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @jdion@haverhill-ps.org

    Senior Agenda:

    Friday, May 25                                  Senior Report Cards Posted in the Portal

     Friday, May 25                                  Chapel – HHS Auditorium – Students and Staff Only

    • Report to assigned room in the 200s promptly at 10:30 a.m.
    • CAP AND GOWN REQUIRED
    • 10:50 a.m. Procession begins
    • 11:00 a.m. Chapel Program begins – program lasts about 90 minutes
    • Parents of Junior award winners invited.

    Tuesday, May 29                   Senior Prom – Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham, NH

    • Prom begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.
    • Tickets on sale – April 23 – May 4 – $85.00 each – Room K30

    Thursday, May 31                 Graduation Practice – Trinity Stadium

    • REPORT AT 8:30 a.m. SHARP
    • Bring graduation number
    • Wear sunscreen – we will be in the sun for a couple hours
    • You will be given your yearbook at this time
    • Rain date – Friday, June 1 – Time TBD

    Thursday, May 31                 Senior Banquet – Roma Restaurant, Bradford, MA

    • 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
    • Proper Dress Required
    • Tickets on sale May 7 – May 18 and purchased from Mrs. McIntyre K30

    Friday, June 1                        Graduation – Class of 2018 – Trinity Stadium – 6:00 p.m.

    • Report at 4:30 p.m.
    • Procession begins at 5:45 p.m.
    • Late arrivals will not be permitted to march in the procession once it begins
    • Please note that high heels are NOT allowed on the Trinity Stadium artificial turf.

     

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- May 18, 2018

    Tragedy

    Again I find myself trying to wrap my head around two senseless tragedies that we have been notified of today. Last night a student from the class of 2016 passed away and we are all absolutely devastated by this news. Earlier this afternoon we heard of a school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas where at least nine lives were taken. This was the 22nd school shooting this year. I am again reminded that it can happen anywhere and that we all play a role in the safety and security of our students, staff and school.

    It is my hope that over the weekend you will have the opportunity to speak to your child about following the very basic school safety guidelines. For example, it is important that students do not open doors to anyone while on campus during the school day. Remind your child of the power of open and honest communication and when they see something, hear something, have a feeling that something is off with a peer that they report it immediately. Threats of personal or group harm through text messages, social media posts, verbal communication, and images of weapons are to be taken seriously and reported immediately.  This is not gossiping or tattling. This is all of us working together to prevent tragedies of all types at home and on campus.

    If you are seeing a change in your child, please reach out to us. Let us work together to find out what is happening and what we can do together to get them on the right path. We have a strong support system for students here at Haverhill High. Our administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, adjustment counselors, psychologist, support staff, school resource officer, VIP team, MVP team and more are here to help in any way. Please do not hesitate to call on us at any time.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our student and the entire Santa Fe community affected by these terrible tragedies.

    Term 4 Progress Reports

    HHS term 4 Progress Reports have been made available in the Parent/Student Portal. If you need a hard copy please email Eileen Spero @ espero@haverhill-ps.org or Sandra McArthur @ smcarthur@haverhill-ps.org

    Early College

    One of the programs offered to students who attend Haverhill High School is having the unique opportunity to attend Northern Essex Community College and complete the first year of their Associate’s degree while still in high school. The partnership between Haverhill High School and Northern Essex started seven years ago with a small cohort of just nine students. Last Monday we witnessed twenty-seven of our Hillies graduate from our Early College program. We are thrilled for them and congratulate them all on their success!

    Night of Stars

    Thursday night, Seniors from the Class of 2018 attended an event called the Night of Stars. This was by invitation only and is the first of three events awarding scholarships. Last night we saw 146 seniors awarded 302 scholarships totaling over $117,000! Congratulations Hillies!

    HHS Elections Held Today

    Here are the results for today’s student elections:

    For the class of 2019

    President: Meg Sheehan

    Vice President: Keighley Credit

    Secretary: L.J. Trevette

    Treasurer: Francisco Gonzalez

    Executive Committee: Molly McCracken and Lydia Osmer

    Student Council Representatives: Maggie Bourdon, Katherine Hubbard, Neveah Noury, Alex Papanikolaou, Brenna Sullivan, Robert Hardy, Jadynne Hill and Ryan Winn

    For the class of 2020

    President: Sara Ghias

    Vice President: Bheamarie Quinn

    Secretary: Ashley Bocchetti

    Treasurer: Kia Dimakis

    Executive Committee: Emma Willard, Jasmine Varona and Hope Shellene

    Student Council Representatives: Molly Bresnahan, Molly Caron, Kaelee Forman, Shannon Kaiser, Cooper MacKinnon, Naomi McLaughlin, Leah Pearse, Emily Prendergast, Heather Reid, Maggie Fitzgibbons, and Tara Thompson

    For the class of 2021

    President: Nick Leung

    Vice President: Carolin Taveras

    Secretary: Elijah Martinez

    Treasurer: Ashley DiFalco

    Executive Committee: Jacob Martinez and Dale Leone

    Student Council Representatives: Catie Chadwick, Ailish Ferrick, Alyison Gendron, Emma Grenier, Michaela Gunning, Rebecca Hamel, Nina Manzi, Olivia Peterson, Giavanna Torrence, Gabriela Vargas, Sarah Walters, Karyna Ward​

    Garden

    Nancy Burke is at it again and we love it! Please see the attached article from the Eagle Tribune on this wonderful Learning Garden program. We would also like to thank Shoe City Hardware for the generous donation of a wheel barrel for our program. Eagle Tribune Article

    http://www.eagletribune.com/news/haverhill/haverhill-high-s-student-garden-draws-national-attention/article_abc8026b-ab79-539a-97a5-78feae7e6a41.html

    MCAS Testing

    All students taking the MCAS Math Test –students should report to their assigned testing rooms beginning Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday May 24, promptly at 7:25 a.m., for the MCAS Math test. Please be sure your child gets a good night’s rest and healthy breakfast in the morning. ​​

    School Counseling Update

    • Seniors!  Final transcripts will be sent to colleges after graduation.  Seniors complete an exit survey during Senior Sign Out which alerts your counselor as to where this information should be sent.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact your counselor!
    • School Committee Scholarships are now available.  Copies can be obtained in the Counseling office or on Naviance.  Completed applications and all supporting documentation are due no later than May 25th.  Late applications will not be considered.
    If you have question about guidance, please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @jdion@haverhill-ps.org

     Class of 2018 Updates:

    Seniors have been notified that senior dues, cafeteria fees, AP testing fees and lost book fees are due by May 21st.

    Senior Dues: Mrs. Shaffer – 200’s Office

    Cafeteria Fees Ms. Jordan – Cafeteria

    AP Testing Fees:  Mrs. Gravel – Guidance Department

    Lost Book Fees: Teacher/Dean

    Athletic Fees: Please go to the athletic office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and see Mrs. Gallagher.

     What’s Ahead:

     Monday, May 21                   Last day of classes for the Class of 2018

    Monday, May 21                   Term 4 Report Card Grades Close – Seniors Only

    Monday, May 21                   Teachers send Deans and Guidance a list of students who did NOT

    return books and did NOT pass their class for the year/semester

    Tuesday, May 22                   Chapel Practice

    • ALL Graduating seniors need to be in the mall area by 7:30 a.m.
    • Each classroom door will be marked alphabetically and NHS reports to the cafeteria.
    • Teachers will check students in and line up. There will be practice walking to the auditorium and entering.
    • Once we get to the auditorium and administration feels we have the procession complete, we will briefly run through the Chapel program.

     Tuesday, May 22                   R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest — HHS Auditorium

    • 8:30 a.m.

     Tuesday, May 22                   Senior Sign-Out/Senior Cookout

    • When the R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest concludes, students will be called to the gym by rows
    • Guidance, teachers, and administration will be there to assist in the sign-out process and the distribution of the individual senior packages which contains:cap, gown, academy medal, four graduation invitations (field seating) and graduation number.
    • Once a Senior is signed out, he/she will exit through the back gym, secure their senior package in their vehicle, then go to the field for a Senior Breakfast/Cook-Out.
    • At the back field, there will be food! More details to be announced as we get closer to the event.

    Friday, May 25                                  Senior Report Cards Posted in the Portal

     Friday, May 25                                  Chapel – HHS Auditorium – Students and Staff Only

    • Report to assigned room in the 200s promptly at 10:30 a.m.
    • CAP AND GOWN REQUIRED
    • 10:50 a.m. Procession begins
    • 11:00 a.m. Chapel Program begins – program lasts about 90 minutes
    • Parents of Junior award winners invited.

    Tuesday, May 29                   Senior Prom – Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham, NH

    • Prom begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.
    • Tickets on sale – April 23 – May 4 – $85.00 each – Room K30

    Thursday, May 31                 Graduation Practice – Trinity Stadium

    • REPORT AT 8:30 a.m. SHARP
    • Bring graduation number
    • Wear sunscreen – we will be in the sun for a couple of hours
    • You will be given your yearbook at this time
    • Rain date – Friday, June 1 – Time TBD

    Thursday, May 31                 Senior Banquet – Roma Restaurant, Bradford, MA

    • 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
    • Proper Dress Required
    • Tickets on sale May 7 – May 18 and purchased from Mrs. McIntyre K30

    Friday, June 1                                   Graduation – Class of 2018 – Trinity Stadium – 6:00 p.m.

    • Report at 4:30 p.m.
    • Procession begins at 5:45 p.m.
    • Late arrivals will not be permitted to march in the procession once it begins
    • Please note that high heels are NOT allowed on the Trinity Stadium artificial turf.

     

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- May 11, 2018

    A Hero Among Us:

    Over the weekend a baby girl at a local restaurant began choking on her food. A gentleman, who was seated near the mother and her baby, calmly leaped into action and through his training received at Haverhill High School, immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved the baby girls’ life. He is one of our favorite security guards at Haverhill High! To some he is known as Mr. Scovotti, to his peers and friends Benny, and to so many student athletes…Coach!From all of Hillie nation we salute you and are so very proud of you Mr. Scovotti!

    From Mr. Ashbrook:

    We would like to take a moment to thank HC Media and The Haverhill Journal On the Go for visiting our program and putting this together about our Haverhill High Robotics Club.
    HC Media
     .    (Published on May 7, 2018)

    Did you know that Haverhill High School is home to a thriving Robotics club? Did you know that this club is almost entirely student led? It’s true! These students are doing amazing work, and The Haverhill Journal spent an afternoon with Haverhill Robotics, volunteers, and faculty as they prepared for their upcoming regional BotBall competition to learn more!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKqq0FKLONY

    From the Athletic Department:

    The Haverhill baseball team had a big 5-0 win over Lawrence yesterday and has won three of its last four games. The Hillies are now 6-3 in the conference and are in second place.

    The boys volleyball team has won four of its last five games including a 3-1 win over North Andover on Wednesday. The Hillies need one more win to qualify for the MIAA playoffs.

    After some tough weather in the spring, our new popular crew team is now on the water. You will see them rowing on the river every afternoon preparing for some upcoming races.

    The Haverhill girls’ tennis team hosted their annual Coaches vs. Cancer event yesterday in the match with Lawrence. Head Coach Dave Reed and the 35 girls’ on the tennis team all participated to raise money for the American Cancer Society. And the Hillies won the match 4-1!

    The athletic department is excited to host the 2nd annual Haverhill High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Ten former Hillie greats will be inducted at a special dinner on June 9th at Bradford Country Club. Tickets are available through the athletic department.

     E-Cigarette Seminar:

    On Tuesday, June 5th Haverhill High School will be hosting an informational meeting for parents in our Family Resource Center located near the library on E-Cigarette use among youth and young adults. This session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and we hope that parents from our community will participate in the discussion centered around e-cigarettes. We will share more information about this session next week.

    E- cigarette Fact Sheet    Fact sheet #2 .   E- Cigarette Parent Tip Sheet

    Summer Stem Program:

    Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is offering a summer program available to students ages 13-16. Students can enroll in the Summer STEM program, and there are scholarships available. Hillie students interested are asked to see their guidance counselor.

    Lost and Found Main Office

    Our main office has a lost and found for small items. We have watches, rings, necklaces, phones, house keys, car keys, and eye glasses that have gone unclaimed. If your student has lost something this school year, please ask them to visit the main office.

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    This week is teacher appreciation week. The entire leadership team is so proud and thankful for how much our teachers do to help make the students reach their greatest potential. Teaching is not an easy job and we wanted to let you know that their efforts are appreciated! As a small token of our appreciation today we served free coffee and donuts to our faculty.

    National Nurses Appreciation Week

    This week we join the nation in celebrating Nurses! We are so very thankful for their commitment to our 1800+ students and greatly appreciate all that they do! So far this year our three Nurses in our nurses office have experienced 16,000 student encounters averaging 100 students per day. In addition to seeing students for unexpected ailments they also distribute medications daily. They coordinate the process of documenting the height and weight of our 10th grade students. They perform back checks on our 9th grade students and will coordinate the vision and hearing tests of our 10th grade students. They are the first called for a medical emergency and move throughout the building at a moment’s notice. They are professional, dedicated and we are so very grateful they have chosen to be part of Hillie Nation.

    We also have two nurses in the building in our special education multiple support program caring for approximately 30 students. We thank them for their commitment to our most fragile students.

    District Wide Art Show

    One of our favorite events at HHS is just around the corner. The District Wide Art Show is this Monday, May 14thfrom 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Parents can enter through the main entrance or through the auditorium. We hope you can come out and tour the various forms and samples of student work.

    2018 Haverhill Art Show Postcard.jpg

    Class of 2018 Updates:

    Seniors have been notified that senior dues, cafeteria fees, AP testing fees and lost book fees are due by May 21st.

    Senior Dues: Mrs. Shaffer – 200’s Office

    Cafeteria Fees Ms. Jordan – Cafeteria

    AP Testing Fees:  Mrs. Gravel – Guidance Department

    Lost Book Fees: Teacher/Dean

    Athletic Fees: Please go to the athletic office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and see Mrs. Gallagher.

    NECC Summer STEM

    NECC is offering a summer program available to students ages 13-16. Students can enroll in the Summer STEM program, and there are scholarships available. For more information see your guidance counselor.

    Here is the website for more information:

    https://www.necc.mass.edu/engage/community-educational-programs/stem-academy/

    School Counseling Update
    Students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes will be finishing with AP testing next week.  Testing will run through May 18th.  The testing schedule along with the exam locations are attached.  Exams times are set at 8am or 12pm by the AP Program.  Any student taking an AP exam must arrive for Check In at the HHS Counseling Office 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the exam.  During Check In, attendance is taken and students will be required to leave any personal belongings and other items not permitted in the testing room.  All personal items will be stored in a locked room for security.  The complete list of what students can and cannot bring with them into the testing room is also attached.  If you have any questions or concerns, or if there is an unexpected circumstance that prevents your student from testing on the scheduled day please contact Jami Dion or Marie Gravel at 978-374-5700 ext. 1134.

    AP Schedule 2018

    Featured Scholarships
    • 2018 Haverhill School Committee Scholarship
      • Deadline: May 25
      • Applications are available in Guidance or in Naviance
    Class of 2018 Reminders
    • Seniors, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decisions in your Naviance account!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are attending and we like to share this news!
    If you have questions about guidance please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email at jdion@haverhil-ps.org

    Calendar of Events:

    Friday, May 11                      Junior Social – DiBurro’s, Haverhill, MA      6:00 -10:00 p.m.

    May 14-18                              Senior Books Collected

     Tuesday, May 15                Red Sox Game

    • Buses will leave for Boston from the school at 4:00 p.m. SHARP
    • Tickets go on sale in the month of March.
    • Limited amount of seats!!!
    • Buses will return to HHS directly after completion of game.

    Thursday, May 17                 Night of Stars – HHS Auditorium

    • This is a student invitation-only scholarship event.
    • Begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

    Monday, May 21                   Last day of classes for the Class of 2018

    Monday, May 21                   Term 4 Report Card Grades Close – Seniors Only

    Monday, May 21                   Teachers send Deans and Guidance a list of students who did NOT

    return books and did NOT pass their class for the year/semester

    Tuesday, May 22                   Chapel Practice

    • ALL Graduating seniors need to be in the mall area by 7:30 a.m.
    • Each classroom door will be marked alphabetically and NHS reports to the cafeteria.
    • Teachers will check students in and line up. There will be practice walking to the auditorium and entering.
    • Once we get to the auditorium and administration feels we have the procession complete, we will briefly run through the Chapel program.

     Tuesday, May 22                   R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest — HHS Auditorium .   8:30 a.m.

     Tuesday, May 22                   Senior Sign-Out/Senior Cookout

    • When the R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest concludes, students will be called to the gym by rows
    • Guidance, teachers, and administration will be there to assist in the sign-out process and the distribution of the individual senior packages which contains: cap, gown, academy medal, four graduation invitations (field seating) and graduation number.
    • Once a Senior is signed out, he/she will exit through the back gym, secure their senior package in their vehicle, then go to the field for a Senior Breakfast/Cook-Out.
    • At the back field, there will be food! More details to be announced as we get closer to the event.

    Friday, May 25                                  Senior Report Cards Posted in the Portal

     Friday, May 25                                  Chapel – HHS Auditorium – Students and Staff Only

    • Report to assigned room in the 200s promptly at 10:30 a.m.
    • CAP AND GOWN REQUIRED
    • 10:50 a.m. Procession begins
    • 11:00 a.m. Chapel Program begins – program lasts about 90 minutes
    • Parents of Junior award winners invited.

    Tuesday, May 29                   Senior Prom – Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham, NH

    • Prom begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.
    • Tickets on sale – April 23 – May 4 – $85.00 each – Room K30

    Thursday, May 31                 Graduation Practice – Trinity Stadium

    • REPORT AT 8:30 a.m. SHARP
    • Bring graduation number
    • Wear sunscreen – we will be in the sun for a couple of hours
    • You will be given your yearbook at this time
    • Rain date – Friday, June 1 – Time TBD

    Thursday, May 31                 Senior Banquet – Roma Restaurant, Bradford, MA

    • 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
    • Proper Dress Required
    • Tickets on sale May 7 – May 18 and purchased from Mrs. McIntyre K30

    Friday, June 1                                   Graduation – Class of 2018 – Trinity Stadium – 6:00 p.m.

    • Report at 4:30 p.m.
    • Procession begins at 5:45 p.m.
    • Late arrivals will not be permitted to march in the procession once it begins
    • Please note that high heels are NOT allowed on the Trinity Stadium artificial turf.

    Saturday, June 2                                   Graduation Rain Date – TBA

    From all of us here at HHS we wish all of our mother’s a happy and restful Mother’s Day!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal- bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

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