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.
Summer Reading Lists
Summer Reading is a great opportunity for students to enjoy literature and to strengthen the literacy skills necessary for academic achievement. Please find enclosed a brochure of Summer Reading books that are appropriate for your child’s grade level. Visit the Haverhill Public Schools website for the complete list of all approved books and reading logs.
Students are required to read at least one book, but are encouraged to read as many as possible. Books are available at the Haverhill Public Library and at local bookstores, such as Barnes & Noble. Many of these titles are also available as eBooks and/or audiobooks.
In September students will be given an assignment related to their summer reading. Teachers create assignments that address plot, character, setting, theme, conflict, etc. Students may be asked to write a brief essay, interview each other about their books, present a book report to the class, or create a project (i.e., book jacket, book cube, collage, poster). To help with these assignments, students are encouraged to take notes as they read.
Please encourage your child to read as many books as possible, but bear in mind that many families rely on the Haverhill Public Library. In consideration of others, please check out only one or two books at a time, and return them as soon as possible. This will allow all children to benefit from the local public library – a wonderful resource.
Thank you for supporting our Summer Reading Program.
Dr. Mary Malone, Assistant Superintendent
Nannette Farrell, District Supervisor of ELA
High School Students in Germany
Haverhill students are traveling to Karlsruhe Germany from June 19 – July 4, 2014, a 16-day stay. Wondering how our student travelers are enjoying their stay in Germany? Read their blog posts about their experiences: hhsgapp2014.wordpress.com/
May at Haverhill High School has been a busy month. We have completed Mathematics MCAS Testing for sophomores. AP Testing has been completed as well. I would like to thank Northern Essex Community College for allowing us to utilize some of the classrooms on the campus for AP Testing. Seniors are wrapping up their year with the R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest to be held Friday, May 23rd at 7:30 a.m. Seniors will get their sign out sheets after the contest. Senior Prom is being held May 28th at the Atkinson Country Club from 6:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
June starts off with the Science MCAS Testing on June 2nd and 3rd. Senior Chapel is June 4th, followed by Graduation of the Class of 2014 on June 6th at Trinity Stadium at 6:00 p.m. Finals begin for grades 9-11 on Friday, June 13th. Finals will be completed by June 18th. Students have a 10:30 a.m. dismissal on that day. We are in the process of building the 2014-2015 Master schedule. The plan is for students to get schedules before they leave on June 18th so that they can meet with their guidance counselor to make any necessary changes before leaving for summer vacation.
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank students, parents, and faculty for the support I have received this year as Interim Principal. I am excited about some of the work that we have begun and hope to continue it next year.
Haverhill High School Students to participate in German Exchange in June
Haverhill students are traveling to Karlsruhe Germany from June 19 – July 4, 2014, a 16-day stay. German students will travel to Haverhill in October 2014 for a 3-week stay. All exchange students are hosted by German/American families, respectively, and will attend German/American schools while shadowing their host partner’s schedule (school is still in session in June/July in Germany). Since students are welcomed as a part of the host family during their visit, there is no charge for room and board. Therefore, the total projected cost for the American student’s stay in Germany would be $1,800, $300 of which is suggested for spending money.
By traveling, students will be immersed in the German language and culture and will gain experiences and memories that will hopefully impact them positively for the rest of their lives. GAPP, The German American Partnership Program, sponsors high school exchange programs in both Germany and the United States.
Update: Our HHS German Exchange Participants have recently benefitted from $5,800 in individual travel grants to travel to Karlsruhe, Germany on June 19, 2014! Frau Dr. Sabina Margalit, Executive Director of the German American Partnership Program in New York, has awarded our students with an unusual amount of financial support for their travels. Students have received anywhere from $200 – $1000, depending on individual need.
Join Haverhill High School’s V.I.P. Club for the Walk for Peace
Saturday May 17th, 10:30AM to 2:00PM
Meet at the Salvation Army: 325 Main Street
To read the Flyer, click here
HHS STEM Academy / Purdue University night April 15th
Dear Parents and Students,
On April 15, 2014, the Haverhill High School STEM Academy is welcoming Purdue University to meet our current as well as prospective STEM Academy students for an evening of presentations and an informational exchange.
This presentation will begin at 6:30PM in the HHS Auditorium.
Purdue University, located in West Lafayette Indiana, consistently ranks among the top universities worldwide and specifically its programs in engineering, business and technology/computer science all have received considerable acclaim. Purdue University is seeking STEM students who are interested in “expanding their horizons”. Purdue aims to connect its graduates with the exciting job opportunities related to STEM discipline majors. Purdue is a “stepping stone” to these stimulating careers and the role they play in solving global challenges.
The STEM Academy at Haverhill High School is for students interested in careers in many fields that utilize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This even includes students preparing for health occupations and the medical sciences, using specialized instruction. By integrating technology with curriculum across multiple disciplines, this academy will prepare students for the global economy of the 21st century.
This meeting is open to ALL current Haverhill High School students, STEM Academy and STEM explorers as well as Haverhill middle school students interested in
exploring the STEM Academy.
Questions? Email email@example.com for more information
Summer School Registration Begins for 2014
June 23-July 2, 2014 Haverhill High School 137 Monument Street Main Office Haverhill, MA 01832 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Please contact Mr. Morrison at 978-374-5700 x4733
Senior David Drossos wins Chef of the Quarter at the Coffee Cafe
April is a busy month here at HHS. Students have gone into their portal to make requests for classes for next year. In the four middle schools, the grade 8 teachers are making their course recommendations for their grade 8 students that will be entering grade 9. Guidance is working with Hillview Montessori and the two parochial schools to help teachers and students with the registration process. A parent workshop is planned for April 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the HHS auditorium, to inform grade 8 parents the process of course selection their children will be participating in later this month.
ELA MCAS testing went well last month. Math MCAS testing is scheduled for May 13-14. Some Freshman and sophomores will take the Science MCAS June 2-3. The second round of PARCC Testing will take place May 6-7 with two of the Algebra I classes.
Plans for graduation for the class of 2014 are underway. The ceremony will take place at Trinity Stadium on June 6th at 6:00 pm. More details will follow next month.
Hillies To Compete In Regional Robotics Competition
The 2014 Botball tournament invites schools from all over the US to compete in an autonomous robotics competition. The New England competition will be held April 12, 2014 at Umass Lowell.
In case you didn’t know, HHS has a very successful Robotics program having competed in another competition called Zero Robotics in 2012/13, where the HHS Robotics team won 1st in the USA and placed 3rd in international competition.