Haverhill High School

Home of the Hillies!

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.

  • Principal’s Summer Update 6-26-17

    Happy first full week of summer vacation!

    The HHS report cards and tentative 2017-2018 schedules should be mailed out by the end of this week. The final report cards are available in the portal now. See the School Counseling update below for specifics on criteria for requesting course changes.

    The summer reading lists are also posted on the HHS website. Students MUST read 2 books from the list as there will be an assignment given out the first few days back in August related to their reading. I attached the lists by grade to this email.

    2017-9thGradeSummerReading  10thGradeSummerReadingList2017 2017SummerReading11 2017SummerReading12

    Summer school begins July 6, 2017 and will be held at HHS. Core courses offered based on enrollment. There is a cost for summer school. The brochure with all the details is below.

    HHS Summer School – 2017 Brochure

    Important: Class of 2019 Students and Parents

    HHS is again offering the Chyten Test Prep program to all juniors. See attached letter below with details.

    Chyten 6-26-17

    School Counseling 

    • Tentative schedules for first semester classes will be mailed home to students with final report cards.  Included in this 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.  Keep in mind that we are still in the process of balancing classes so there is a chance that while core academic classes will not change, it is possible that the class period or classroom will be different.  Final schedules will be available closer to the end of the summer and will also be posted to the student/parent portal on SchoolBrains.
    • Parents of the Class of 2018, for the first time the counseling office will be running several College Bootcamps in the month of August.  Topics covered during these sessions include Naviance, The Common App and other college application systems, scholarships, FAFSA, and the college essay.  The final bootcamp session will also involve a panel of admission representatives to answer questions about the college application process and what they look for in a potential applicant.  Bootcamp sessions will be offered on August 10, 11, 17, and 18 and will run from 12pm-2pm.  Sign ups for this great opportunity will be advertised in early July.  Students will be able to sign up by calling the department and registering with Ms. Gravel or through an online registration form which we will send out via email in July.  Each session will be capped at 20 students and so we encourage students to sign up once we release our program invitations.  We are very excited to be able to offer these sessions and look forward to helping our students prepare for their senior year!  

    Enjoy this summer weather we have waited so long for!

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

  • Haverhill High School 2017-2018 Calendar

  • Haverhill High School 2017 Summer School Brochure

  • Principal’s Weekly Update-Week Ending June 16, 2017

    HHS is Honored to Host The Wall That Heals

    The Haverhill Veterans Council and the City of Haverhill brought The Wall That Heals to the HHS athletic field on Wednesday, June 14th. The Wall That Heals will be here from June 14-Jun 18. There will be staff from the Vet Center on site 24/7 during this exhibit. I encourage all to visit this exhibit which honors the many sacrifices made by so many young men and women so we are all able to enjoy the freedoms we have!

    Shout Out to Rising Hillie Senior Jayden Ireland

    Earlier this year, rising senior Jayden Ireland had completed an Independent Study with Technology teacher Cliff Ashbrook. Because of this independent study, he was able to secure an internship at a medical company in Salem NH. Because of his excellent work, the medical company turned the internship into a hired position. Not only did they hire him, this medical company has offered to pay for him to go to UMass Lowell following his high school graduation. This is another example of the wonderful opportunities available for our students! Congratulations to Jayden and a big thank you to Mr. Ashbrook!

    Middle School Foreign Language and Fine Art Loop Program

    This week we said goodbye to our 8th grade students who joined us every day this year for first period. We are looking forward to having them join us next year full-time.  The staff was quite pleased with their success and excellent behavior.

    Summer Reading Lists

    All students MUST read at least 2 books over the summer. The summer reading lists for grades 9-12 are attached below.  The lists will also be posted on the HHS website starting next week. The grade 9 reading list will be sent home with the incoming grade 9 students report cards that they will receive on June 20th. Grade 10-12 summer reading lists will be mailed home with the students’ report cards and tentative 2017-2018 schedules.

    2017-9thGradeSummerReading    10thGradeSummerReadingList2017  2017SummerReading11 2017SummerReading12

    Finals Finish Up 6/19-6/20

    Monday, June 19th

    Period EF or FG – 7:25 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    Break 9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

    Period GH or HI 9:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

    Bus – 11:45 a.m.

    Tuesday, June 20th

    Period J – 7:25 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    Bus – 9:40 a.m.

    The Freedom Shrine – Rededication

    Madeline Melvin – Brown and Gold Newspaper Reporter and Editor

    Marilyn Caradonna – Photographer – Pics will soon be up on the website

    “I Have A Dream” added to Exchange Club’s Freedom Shrine at High School

    By Brown and Gold reporter and editor Madeline Melvin

    On June 14, 2017, a plaque commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, “I Have A Dream” speech was added to the high school’s Freedom Shrine. The modest ceremony was also followed by a moving rededication service led by Exchange Club representative Bob Harb.

    The Freedom Shrine, a series of plaques commemorating moments of various artifacts symbolic of liberation throughout American history, has been on display outside the high school gym since 2011. The shrine was installed in the high school to strengthen citizen appreciation of American heritage and to recognize the sacrifices responsible for our freedom.

    Associate Principal Kevin McLaughlin stated, “This town makes a great effort to show its patriotism, which is why the Shrine within Haverhill High is so appropriate.”     

    The story behind the installation of the Freedom Shrine, as told by Harb, was an interesting one: it once was that a “Freedom Train” traveled the United States with authentic  historical U.S. documents that were available to be accessed by the public. As so, the Freedom Shrine was born when the train stopped running, and Freedom Shrines were installed around the nation to commemorate and acknowledge U.S. history, ensuring citizens would not  “…forget the cost of freedom, or what makes us free,” said Harb.

    As far as installments go at Haverhill High School, it is a shame that this one goes overlooked, often rushed past as students leaving gym bustle hastily to their other classes. Nonetheless, Harb insisted on reminding us how important it is “to reflect and not just walk by [the Freedom Shrine].”

    To question what it means to be free and to view the documents that led to our freedom is vital to being a conscientious citizen of a thriving democracy. This rededication ceremony was particularly important due to the significance, popularity, and relevance of MLK’s powerful “I Have A Dream” speech, which speaks more clearly to the modern world than many of the more antiquated documents also contained in the Shrine.

    Commenting on the phrase painted above the Shrine itself, “Let Freedom Ring,” History teacher Tom Jordan said that the MLK installation and rededication was “appropriate,” as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quoted the phrase verbatim in his speech.

    As said on the plaque itself, MLK’s speech was not a logical legal brief on civil rights. It was a mastery of spoken word that moved a nation. Haverhill High School’s Freedom Shrine is one of the most important commemorative installations within the school, as it allows students to look history in the face and realize exactly what it is that makes them free.

     Lions Club Scholarships

    Last week the Lion’s Club awarded two of our seniors scholarships. Congrats to Class of 2017 student Jennifer Magee who received the Haverhill Lions Scholarship Award and Kyra Sevene who received the Haverhill Lions Military Appreciation Award!

    HHS Summer School

    All course offerings are contingent upon the availability of an instructor and an adequate number of registrants.

    July 6, 2017 – August 10, 2017

    8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Hugh Morrison – Coordinator

    Course Offerings 

    English I, II, III, IV        Algebra I and II         Geometry     Wellness

    U.S. History I and II        World History I and II     Physical Science/Biology/ Earth Science

    Gradpoint- Online credit recovery

    Course Fees:

    Registered Haverhill High Students…$275

    Out-of-District Students………………$300

    School Counseling Final Update 

    • Tentative schedules will be mailed home to students with final report cards.  Included in this 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.  Keep in mind that we are still in the process of balancing classes so there is a chance that while core academic classes will not change, it is possible that the class period or classroom will be different.  Final schedules will be available closer to the end of the summer.
    • Parents of the Class of 2019, in the next week you will receive an email from Chyten Premier Tutors, Test Prep and Admission.  This email will contain a link for a mini survey that we ask all rising juniors to complete.  This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and will assist Chyten in determining which standardized test (SAT or ACT) would be the best fit for your child.  All rising juniors will partake in test prep for either the SAT or ACT during the 2017-2018 school year. 
    • Parents of the Class of 2018, for the first time the counseling office will be running several College Bootcamps in the month of August.  Topics covered during these sessions include Naviance, The Common App and other college application systems, scholarships, FAFSA, and the college essay.  The final bootcamp session will also involve a panel of admission representatives to answer questions about the college application process and what they look for in a potential applicant.  Bootcamp sessions will be offered on August 10, 11, 17, and 18 and will run from 12pm-2pm.  Sign ups for this great opportunity will be advertised in early July.  Students will be able to sign up by calling the department and registering with Ms. Gravel or through an online registration form which we will send out via email in July.  Each session will be capped at 20 students and so we encourage students to sign up once we release our program invitations.  We are very excited to be able to offer these sessions and look forward to helping our students prepare for their senior year! If you have any questions in regards to guidance please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org

    Important Dates for Next Year 2017-2018:

    Freshman Orientation – Class of 2021 – Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – Gymnasium

    HHS Meeting the Faculty: Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Term 1: Progress Reports Issued – Thursday, September 28, 2017 (Day 22)

    Term 1: Marks Close – Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (Day 45)

    Term 1: Report Cards Issued – Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Parent Teacher Night – Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Term 2: Progress Reports Issued – Thursday, December 7, 2017 (Day 22)

    Term 2: Marks Close – Thursday, January 18, 2018 (Day 45)

    Term 2: Report Cards Issued – Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Parent Teacher Night – Thursday, February 1, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

     Term 3: Progress Reports Issued – Monday, February 26, 2018 (Day 22)

    Term 3: Marks Close – Thursday, March 29, 2018 (Day 45)

    Term 3: Report Cards Issued – Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Parent Teacher Night – Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

     Term 4: Progress Reports Issued – Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (Day 22)

    Graduation – Friday June 1, 2018

    Term 4: Marks Close – Monday, June 11, 2018 (Day 45)

    Term 4: Report Cards Issued – Mailed Home

     Have a wonderful week-end! 

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

     

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending June 9, 2017

    Final Exams-June 15th-June 20th

    The final exam period begins Thursday, June 15th through Tuesday, June 20th. All students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. from June 15th through June 19th and on June 20th students will be dismissed at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will be available from 7:00 a.m.-7:25 a.m. during the final exam period. Buses will transport students home at 11:40 a.m. June 15th-June 19th and at 9:40 a.m. on June 20th. Report cards will be mailed home shortly after June 20th. The final exam schedule is as follows:

    Thursday, June 15th -Final exam for Period A- 7:30-9:30 followed by Period B- 9:40-11:40

    Friday, June 16th- Final exam for Period C- 7:30-9:30, followed by Period D- 9:40-11:40

    Monday, June 19th- Final exam for Period EF or FG- 7:30-9:30 followed by Period GH or HI-9:40-11:40

    Tuesday, June 20th- Final exam for Period J- 7:30-9:30

    Fall sports Pre-Season Meeting

    With one year closing we are already looking at the new school year. The 2017 Fall Sports pre-season meeting has been scheduled on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m. 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.

    Reminder: Fundraiser for the class of 2020

    The Class of 2020 is having a fundraiser at the 99’s on June 13th from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Please help support the Class of 2020. See the link below for the coupon to present to the 99 Restaurant for the class to get the donation. 

    Organization Flyer 06.13.17

    Our AP teachers have been meeting with students for the new school year coordinating the expectations and summer work for their classes.

     VIP

    Our VIP team and the Epilepsy Foundation are looking for donations of clothing, shoes, jewelry, linens, toys, books, sports equipment, and more for a fundraiser. They are taking donations now through June 15th.

      HHS Glee Club

    The Haverhill High School Glee Club is having a show next weekend on June 15th and 16th at 7:00 in the Auditorium. Tickets are $7 and $5 for Seniors and Students at the door.

    Summer School 2017

    The brochures for summer school are out in the main office. Students who have failed a core course are encouraged to attend. The summer sessions begin July 6th and end August 10th. Students can take up to 2 courses. All courses are contingent upon enrollment. Tuition is $275.00 per course for HHS students and $300.00 per course for out of district students. There is no financial aid for summer school courses. If you have questions please contact the summer school coordinator, Hugh Morrison @ hmorrison@haverhill-ps.org –  See the link below for more detailed information.

    Summer School brochure 2017 

    School Counseling Update

    • Boston University’s College of Communication is offering high school students the opportunity to develop their cinematic or journalistic storytelling skills at the Academy of Media Production (AMP) from July 10th through August 4th.  Students participating in this program will create videos, webcasts, multi-camera productions and more.  Students will also have the chance to live on campus and get a sense for college life.  The deadline to apply is June 10th.  For program information and application materials visit bu.edu/amp.
    • Northern Essex Community College is offering a 3-week FREE Summer Technology Academy camp for rising 7th through 10th graders.  This program will run Monday through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Transportation will be provided one way.  For an application for this program, please contact Ms. Samantha Massahos at samantha.massahos@haverhill-ps.org.  
    • Northern Essex Community College is offering a Summer Bridge English and Math Enrichment program for recent high school graduates who will be attending NECC in the Fall.  This is a one week, FREE program and looks to be a valuable opportunity for students to further strengthen their academic skills.  See the link below for the flyer for more information!

    Summer Bridge ENGMATH for SENIORS Flyer

    This has been a difficult week here at Haverhill High School. These past couple of weeks had been filled with so much excitement and happiness from all our senior events to graduation for the Class of 2017. We also have had great sadness with the sudden passing of Bryce Finn.  We truly thank our counselors and administrators for guiding our students through this very difficult time. We ask all of Hillie Nation and our Haverhill community to keep Bryce’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

    Have a safe and restful week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending June 2, 2017

    HHS Class of 2017- Graduation Ceremony , Friday, June 2nd @ 6:00 pm @ Trinity Stadium

    431 seniors will graduate tonight at Trinity Stadium.  Some statistics about this class include: 27% of the senior class was awarded the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship,  4.4% of the senior class plan to enlist in the military, 32 seniors earned the distinction,  of AP Scholars as a result of their high performance on AP exams 75% of the senior class plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college, which is up 4% from last year’s class and finally the class of 2017 has received a total of 815 college acceptances. We are all very proud of all 431 students. 

    Biology MCAS

    The Biology MCAS will be given on Monday, June 5th and be completed Tuesday, June 6th. 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.

    Grade 9-11 School Photos

    School photos will be taken in the auditorium on June 8th in the auditorium. All freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be photographed. ALL STUDENTS have been given a picture form to complete for school pictures. Brochures were distributed to 1st period classrooms on Thursday June 1st for students to bring home.

    Final Exams

    The final exam period begins Thursday, June 15th through Tuesday, June 20th. All students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. from June 15th through June 19th and on June 20th students will be dismissed at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will be available from 7:00 a.m.-7:25 a.m. during the final exam period. Buses will transport students home at 11:40 a.m. June 15th-June 19th and at 9:40 a.m. on June 20th. Report cards will be mailed home shortly after June 20th. The final exam schedule is as follows:

    Thursday, June 15th -Final exam for Period A- 7:30-9:30 followed by Period B- 9:40-11:40

    Friday, June 16th- Final exam for Period C- 7:30-9:30, followed by Period D- 9:40-11:40

    Monday, June 19th- Final exam for Period EF or FG- 7:30-9:30 followed by Period GH or HI-9:40-11:40

    Tuesday, June 20th- Final exam for Period J- 7:30-9:30

    Summer School 2017

    The brochures for summer school are out in the main office. Students who have failed a core course are encouraged to attend. The summer sessions begin July 6th and end August 10th. Students can take up to 2 courses. All courses are contingent upon enrollment. Tuition is $275.00 per course for HHS students and $300.00 per course for out of district students. There is no financial aid for summer school courses. If you have questions please contact the summer school coordinator, Hugh Morrison @ hmorrison@haverhill-ps.org –  See the link below for more detailed information.

    Summer School brochure 2017

     Fundraiser for the class of 2020

    The Class of 2020 is having a fundraiser at the 99’s on June 13th from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Please help support the Class of 2020. See the link below for the coupon to present to the 99 Restaurant for the class to get the donation. 

    Organization Flyer 06.13.17

    Fall Internships

    The HHS Internship Program is now accepting applications for the Fall semester.  Internships are a great way for students (Juniors and Seniors) to explore a career they think they might be interested in pursuing after high school.  Students build resumes and cover letters and spend the majority of the semester at a local business learning directly from their mentor.  See the website for more information (http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/internship-program/ ) and stop by Library Room 6 with questions and applications.  Contact Lisa Hunt, Internship Coordinator, for more information at lhunt@haverhill-ps.org or by phone at 978-494-4221.

    HHS Courtyard Gardens:

    Here is the link to donors choose and the “Sponsor-a-Chair” page. https://www.donorschoose.org/HHS-sponsor-a-chair Thank you for your continued support of the gardens! 

    School Counseling Update

    • Boston University’s College of Communication is offering high school students the opportunity to develop their cinematic or journalistic storytelling skills at the Academy of Media Production (AMP) from July 10th through August 4th.  Students participating in this program will create videos, webcasts, multi-camera productions and more.  Students will also have the chance to live on campus and get a sense for college life.  The deadline to apply is June 10th.  For program information and application materials visit bu.edu/amp.
    • Northern Essex Community College is offering a Summer Bridge English and Math Enrichment program for recent high school graduates who will be attending NECC in the Fall.  This is a one week, FREE program and looks to be a valuable opportunity for students to further strengthen their academic skills.  See the link below for more information!
    • Summer Bridge ENGMATH for SENIORS Flyer

    If you have any guidance related questions, please contact please contact Ms. Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending May 26, 2017

    Memorial Day

    School will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017.

    Class of 2017

    Senior Chapel

    Senior Chapel was held today in the HHS Auditorium. Four Hundred and thirty graduates in the class of 2017 participated in their last walk through the halls of HHS. The guest speaker was Mrs. Jean Ray, who is retiring from HHS this year from her position as a Spanish teacher. Ms. Ray graduated from HHS in 1971. She began teaching in Haverhill in 1983. Ms. Ray taught 19 years in the middle schools and fifteen years here at HHS. Ms. Ray’s late husband Dennis was also a graduate of HHS in 1971. Ms. Ray was the Spanish Club Advisor, the coordinator of the annual Dr. Seuss Day and in the past several years has been chairperson of the prom committee. Ms. Ray awards a scholarship in her late husbands name to a senior every year. We will miss Ms. Ray greatly!

    Senior Shout Outs

    Congratulations goes out to Class of 2017 Senior Amy Hunt who has committed to Northeastern University in the fall!

    Shaina Perates – She was accepted to all schools she applied to and will be attending UMass Lowell in the fall.

    Kirk Murray – Got accepted to and will be playing football at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.

    Yearbook Dedication

    The class of 2017 dedicated this yearbook to Social Studies teacher, Marilyn Caradonna. Ms. Caradonna is a dedicated teacher and former administrator at the Consentino Middle School, and is  the Hillie’s #1 fan. She attends almost every event and takes many photographs at each event. There are over 100,00 pictures she has taken at these events. Her photo’s are displayed on HHS TV’s, Facebook, the 99 Restaurant and in the yearbook. Students can receive guidance and comfort from Ms. Caradonna, who is a confidante to many. To her colleagues, she is known as a tech guru. Because she is patient and kind, every member of the HHS community feels comfortable asking he for advice and support. Ms. Caradonna, thanks for all you do every day to for the students, parents and staff at HHS.

    Senior Trip to Boston Red Sox Game

    On Tuesday, May 23rd approximately 125 seniors attended Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Although the day started out rainy, the evening weather changed and it was a beautiful night. The Red Sox beat Texas Rangers 11-6 and our students represented HHS a

    School Pictures

    School photos will be taken in the auditorium on June 8, 2017. All freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be photographed. All students will be provided a picture form to complete for school pictures. Brochures will be distributed to 1st period classrooms on Thursday, June 1, 2017. 

    Interview Challenge – Awards Breakfast

    On Friday, May 26th, two HHS students will be honored at the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Municipal Update Breakfast with Mayor Fiorentini.  Sarah Tavitian, Senior won first place; while Isabela Yepes, Junior won second place.  Third place went to a student from Timberlane Regional High School.  We are so proud of our students who made it through three rounds of interviews to get to this point!  Special thanks to the Chamber for coordinating this amazing opportunity for our students.  For more information about the Interview Challenge, contact Lisa Hunt, Internship Coordinator at lhunt@haverhill-ps.org or by phone at 978-494-4221.

    Fall Internships

    The HHS Internship Program is now accepting applications for the Fall semester.  Internships are a great way for students (Juniors and Seniors) to explore a career they think they might be interested in pursuing after high school.  Students build resumes and cover letters and spend the majority of the semester at a local business learning directly from their mentor.  See the website for more information (http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/internship-program/ ) and stop by Library Room 6 with questions and applications.  Contact Lisa Hunt, Internship Coordinator, for more information at lhunt@haverhill-ps.org or by phone at 978-494-4221.

    Riverside Bradford Baseball League – Buddy Ball Baseball

    I am so proud of our Freshman, Junior Varsity, Varsity players and Coaches who have participated over the last three weeks volunteering their time to such an incredible organization. Buddy Ball Baseball brings together many volunteers including our students and coaches to work with young players with physical and learning disabilities teaching them the basics of America’s favorite pastime. Thank you Hillie Nation for once again giving back to your community. We are just so proud of all of you!

    HHS Courtyard Gardens:

    The Class of 2017 has donated an apple tree as their class gift.  If others want to donate to this project, here is the link to donors choose and the “Sponsor-a-Chair” page.

    https://www.donorschoose.org/HHS-sponsor-a-chair

    Thank you for your continued support of the gardens!

    HHS Softball Team Fundraiser

    Here’s another great fundraiser the softball team is running. Painting with a Twist in North Andover is hosting a paint night FUNdraiser on Thursday, June 1st to benefit the HHS softball team. The picture is beach themed and there is also a raffle where you can win a beach tote filled with lots of beach items.  Please go to: https://m.paintingwithatwist.com/north-andover/ for details and to sign up. Cost is $35.

    School Counseling Update

    • Seniors!  Final transcripts will be sent to colleges after graduation.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact your counselor!  
    • The Accuplacer Test was held last Friday.  Over 35 students took this exam which is the first step in determining eligibility for participation in Early College or Dual Enrollment opportunities through Northern Essex.  Test results were mailed home to students and parents and should arrive soon! 
    • Northern Essex Community College is offering a Summer Bridge English and Math Enrichment program for recent high school graduates who will be attending NECC in the Fall.  This is a one week, FREE program and looks to be a valuable opportunity for students to further strengthen their academic skills.  See the flyer below for more information!

    Seniors Only 201704031Summer Bridge ENGMATH for SENIORS Flyer

     If you have any guidance related questions, please contact Ms. Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 at 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org 

    Have a wonderful long Memorial Day week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending May 19, 2017

    MCAS

    Grade 10 Math MCAS testing was completed on Wednesday, May 17th. Make-ups will continue until Monday, 22. The next round of MCAS will be June 6-7 when students in grade 9-10 will take the biology MCAS.

    Fourth Term Progress Reports for grades 9-11 were issued Wednesday, May 17th. If you did not receive one please contact the main office at 978-374-5700 xt 1101 or 1102 or email espero@haverhill-ps.org or tparker@haverhill-ps.org

    Write Away Ceremony

    The District Parent Council is hosting their 26th Annual Write-Away ceremony on May 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of city hall in the auditorium. Award winners invitations were mailed home today.

    District Wide Art Show

    Hats off to the students of the Haverhill Public Schools! This week Haverhill High School hosted the District Wide Art Show on Monday. It was quite the success and has been such a pleasure to have the artwork of all ages showcased in the halls. So many warm and kind comments have been made by staff, students and community members. We thank Mrs. Mullane and the entire Fine Arts department at all grade levels for their hard work coordinating this event. 

    Career Technical Education Updates:

    The Career Technical Education programs at Haverhill High School have released their Spring 2017 newsletter. Read about the growth of the program, student achievements and the awards/recognitions earned this year.  Click the link to read the newsletter:

    https://goo.gl/Gf0qrD

    HHS Attire:

    The warmer weather has arrived and we want to remind our students that Hillie Nation has a dress code. Students are not permitted to dress in any manner that is distracting to teaching or other students or disrupting to the educational process or environment of the school. Attire that distracts, disrupts, intimidates or provokes can be deemed inappropriate by the Principal, Associate Principal, or Assistant Principals. If that happens a parent/guardian may be called to bring a more appropriate outfit to wear. If you need clarification please see the student handbook for additional details.

    Senior Shout Out!

    Shaina Perates was accepted to all schools she applied to and will be attending UMass Lowell in the fall.

    Kirk Murray was accepted to and will be playing football at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. Congratulations Shaina and Kirk!

    Class of 2017 Updates:

    Seniors have been notified that senior dues, cafeteria fees, AP testing fees and lost book fees are due to Mrs. Shaffer in the 200’s office by May 23rd. If money is owed for athletic fees they are to go the athletic office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and see Mrs. Gallagher.

     Night of Stars

    Last night at Haverhill High School we held our annual Night of Stars event for the Class of 2017. This was by invitation only and open to the families of the recipients. We celebrated 148 Seniors who received a total of 305 scholarships totaling over $115,000. The Night of Stars is the first of three award ceremonies. This will be followed up by Senior Banquet and Senior Chapel where we will give other awards and scholarships. We thank Mr. Fulgoni, Assistant Superintendent of Schools and Mr. Wood, Vice-President of the Haverhill School Committee for attending. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Attention Senior Parents!!!!  Are you looking for a way to help celebrate your son or daughter’s graduation?  

    You can order Commencement Flowers for your graduate!    

    Just follow these three easy steps: 

    1.  Visit the website:https://www.thecommencementgroup.com/haverhillhs/  

    2.  Submit your online payment 

    3.  Flowers will be at stadium for pick up the day of graduation

    If you have any questions please email gmcintyre@haverhill-ps.org

     Class of 2017 – Calendar of Events:

    Monday, May 22                                Last day of classes for the Class of 2017

     Tuesday, May 23                            Class Dues:

                                                                 $58.00 Classical Academy Students/ $30.00 All Others  Checks, Cash or Money Order

     Checks and Money Orders made payable to “Haverhill High School”-Please submit to Mrs. Shaffer in the 200’s office.

     Tuesday, May 23                                R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading/Senior Sign-Out/Senior Cookout

    All HHS Seniors should be in the auditorium by 8:30 a.m. to attend the competition. Readings begin at 9:00 a.m.

    When competition is over, students will be called to the gym by alphabetical order. Guidance, teachers, and administration will be there to assist in completing the sign-out process. Once they are signed out, seniors are asked to go through the back gym to the field for a Senior Breakfast/Cook-Out. At the back field, there will be food and much more!

     Tuesday, May 23                                Red Sox Game- Buses will leave for Boston from the school. Busses will leave HHS at 4:00 p.m. SHARP. Ticket price includes ticket and t-shirt. Buses will return to HHS directly after completion of game.

     Wednesday, May 24                          Chapel Practice9:00 a.m. SHARP in the 200s. 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 admin feels we have the procession complete, we will quickly run through the chapel program. At completion of the chapel practice, seniors will be instructed to report to the main gym to pick up caps and gowns and then EXIT THE CAMPUS.

     Friday, May 26                                      Chapel – HHS Auditorium. Seniors will report to assigned room in the 200s promptly at 10:30 a.m. CAP AND GOWN REQUIRED. At 10:50 a.m. Procession begins. ]11:00 a.m. Chapel Program begins – program lasts about 90 minutes.

     Tuesday, May 30                                Senior Prom Seaglass, Salisbury, MA. Prom begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m. Please note if you leave the facility you will not be allowed back in.

     Thursday, June 1                               Graduation Practice – Trinity Stadium. Seniors 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 2

     Thursday, June 1                               Senior Banquet – Roma Restaurant, Bradford. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Proper Dress is Required. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Beaudoin in Guidance. Tickets are $30.00 each.Tickets were on sale starting May 10th  through May 24th

     Friday, June 2                                     Graduation – Trinity Stadium – 6:00 p.m. Seniors must report at 4:30 p.m. Procession begins at 5:45 p.m. No one is 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 3                                 Graduation Rain Date – 6:00 p.m.

     Sunday, June 4                                    Graduation Rain Date – 2:00 p.m.

     All books and/or money owed by seniors must be collected by May 23. If not paid in full, or materials returned, the student will not receive a cap and gown and may not march in Chapel and Graduation Ceremony. Strictly enforced.

    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!
    • Class of 2017, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decision in your Naviance account!  If you receive any scholarships from a college, please bring us a copy of your merit scholarship letter so that we can brag about your accomplishments!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    • 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 24th.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  
    • Students interested in next year’s Early College Cohort or Dual Enrollment opportunities through Northern Essex should sign up for the Accuplacer Test.  This test will be held in the HHS Library on May 19th.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.  Students can sign up for the test with their school counselor. If you have questions please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12, @978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email at jdion@haverhill-ps.org

    Enjoy the warm weather!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

  • Haverhill High School – Seniors Class of 2017 – Events

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending May 12, 2017

    Sophomores: MCAS Math Assessment

    On Tuesday, May 16th and May 17th all sophomores will be taking the Math MCAS. Students should be in school on time, by 7:20 AM and report to their assigned locations in the 200’s. Students who do not know where to report can find the student room assignments posted on the doors to the 200’s, or ask in the main office. Please tell your child that they have been preparing for this assessment since elementary school and should feel confident in their abilities. They should sit for this test with a positive outlook. On Tuesday, May 17th students are allowed to use a calculator so we have encouraged students to bring one from home on Tuesday, May 17th only.

    K-12 Fine Art Showcase- Monday, May 15, 2017 – 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

    The HPS K-12 Fine Art Department will host the annual showcase of both visual art and musical performances from our students in the Haverhill Public Schools. Students representing our elementary, middle and high school have worked all year on creating visual art work as well as musical performances that will be showcased on Monday, May 15th at HHS. Starting at 4:00 pm the HHS auditorium and main entrance hallway at the high school will be open to the public to view all of the wonderful creations and performances. A big thank you to the dedicated HPS fine art instructors who work diligently with our children to showcase their talents! Hope to see you on Monday, May 15th.

    Senior Shout Out!
    Breijanna Ward has accepted a full Chancellor’s Scholarship to attend UMass Boston in the Fall. In addition she has been accepted to the Brown University Summer Study Abroad Program which is taking her to Rome at the end of June.
    Federico Leon will be attending  Newbury College in the fall!  

     Donation

    I want to give a big Hillie thank you to Larry Trevette, Hillie parent and Site Council member for securing and personally delivering a donation of flowers, plants, herbs and tools from Home Depot as a donation to our new courtyard!

     Kiwanis Club- 58th Annual Honors for Academics

    I was proud to attend the 58th Annual Honors for Academics Night – Sponsored by the Haverhill Kiwanis Club and witness twenty-two Hillie Seniors honored for their academic success.  Those honored were:

    Madison Boucher, Iris D’Urso, Alexander Dickopf, Alana Filaseta, Samantha Giurado, Amy Hunt, Samuel Kiernan, Shauna Mahan, Heather Mansfield, Declan McDermott, Holly McGrath, Emily Murrin, Nhan Nguyen, Veyli Ortiz Solis, Chloe Reynolds, Christopher Sanders, Mikayla Sargent, Samantha Savoy, Sasha Severino, Connor Wertz, Aidan Wertz, and Julia Zuber.

    From the Athletic Department

    The Haverhill High School Athletics Hall of Fame will be officially launched this weekend.  The inaugural induction ceremony and dinner will  be held on Saturday night at the new Hunking School. Ten former student-athletes and coaches will be inducted, including former Major League baseball star Carlos Pena. The inductees are all truly honored and many are looking forward to coming back to Haverhill for the first time in many years. There is a great evening planned and we look forward to making this an annual tradition. 

    Crew

    Good luck to Coach Hayden and the Hillie Crew team on their first Spring regatta on Saturday in Lowell.

    Coaches vs. Cancer

    Please join the Haverhill High School Girl’s Tennis Team as they fight cancer. On Wednesday, May 17th @ 3:30 pm the Hillies Girls Varsity Tennis Team will compete against Methuen Girls Varsity Tennis Team. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

    Seniors: Class of 2017 Updates

    Caps and gowns have arrived. The graduation invitations are in. We have a busy couple of weeks ahead and are truly so excited for each and every event.  

    We have a second assembly planned on Monday to review with all seniors their event schedule. A full schedule with details will be shared at that time.  Here are some of the highlights. We will post the final revised agenda on the webpage on Monday.

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, May 18        Night of Stars – HHS Cafeteria. – This is a student invitation-only scholarship event.  Begins at 6:00 p.m.

    Friday, May 19             Classical Academy Breakfast – Haverhill Country Club – 7:30 a.m.

    Monday, May 22          Last day of classes for the Class of 2017

    Tuesday, May 23          R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading…Senior Sign-Out…and Senior Cookout – Students arrive at 8:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, May 23           Red Sox Game – Busses depart at 4:00 p.m.

    Friday, May 26             Chapel – HHS Auditorium – 11:00 a.m. – Students arrive at 10:30 a.m. (For students only)

    Tuesday, May 30          Senior Prom Seaglass, Salisbury, MA 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

    Thursday, June 1         Senior Banquet – Roma Restaurant, Bradford from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Friday, June 2              Graduation – Trinity Stadium – 6:00 p.m. – Students arrive at 4:30 p.m.

    Healthcare CTE Program Welcomes New Students
    On Tuesday, 5/19, Haverhill High School welcomed the Class of 2021 Healthcare Occupations students (see group picture). The event included a health-themed college and career fair with participation by local hospitals, healthcare providers, colleges and universities. Students completed a scavenger hunt focused on health-related issues and college and career readiness. The new students also got to meet and interact with current students who had set up a blood pressure station (see picture).

    Students had the opportunity to discuss health-related careers with professionals from Lawrence General Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Hallmark Health, Trinity EMS, Birthing Gently, Whittier Health Network and StarFire EMS. Students also discussed potential post-secondary options with UMass Lowell, Northern Essex Community College, Middlesex Community College, Regis College, Rivier University.

    Many thanks to our advisory board members, local businesses, colleges, universities and district professionals for their support of the program!

     2017 National App Development Competition Finalists

    Lenovo Scholar Network

    We are excited to announce that both Haverhill’s apps made it to the top 50 for the final round of judging.

     To the Rescue

    Haverhill High School AOIT, Haverhill, MA

    To The Rescue is an app designed to send medical information and geolocation to licensed emergency professionals.

     

    ZenGarden allows users to draw and customize their own zen garden to relieve everyday stress on the go.

     

      

    School Counseling Update

    • Class of 2017, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decision in your Naviance account!  If you receive any scholarships from a college, please bring us a copy of your merit scholarship letter so that we can brag about your accomplishments!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    • 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 24th.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  
    • Students interested in next year’s Early College Cohort or Dual Enrollment opportunities through Northern Essex should sign up for the Accuplacer Test.  This test will be held in the HHS Library on May 19th.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.  Students can sign up for the test with their school counselor.

    AP Testing

    AP Testing window officially closed today, however, we will have a few make up tests next week. Students who need to take a makeup are already aware of the day, time and location.

    Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother’s Day!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

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