Haverhill High School

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The Mission of Haverhill High School is to produce self-directed learners who read, write, and speak effectively in Standard English and who apply analytical and technological skills to interpret information and problem solve.

  • Haverhill High School – Update 1.13.19

    Haverhill High School
    Semester I Finals 

    Regular Schedule

    HHS Semester I Final Exam Period

    Reminder: The semester 1 final exam period will begin January 15, 2019, through January 18, 2019. The schedule is as follows:

    Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 7:25 a.m.

    Announcements and Attendance –7:25 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
    1/15 – Period A-7:30-9:30 a.m. (Including 8th Grade Loop Program)
    Period B- 9:45-11:45- Bus pick up 11:55 a.m.

    1/16 – Period C- 7:30-9:30 a.m. (No Loop Program)
    Period D-9:45-11:45- Bus pick up 11:55 a.m.

    1/17 – Periods EF & FG -7:30-9:30 a.m.  (No Loop Program)
    Periods GH& HI- 9:45-11:45- Bus pick up 11:55 a.m.

    1/18 – Period J- 7:30-9:30 a.m.  (No Loop Program)
    Bus Pickup 9:45 a.m.

    Second Semester – Term 3 will start on January 22nd.  8th Grade Loop Program students will return as scheduled.

    Q and A:

    1. How much will this count toward their final semester 1 grade?
    – Each HHS department has calculated the value of their exam.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher.

    2. Will breakfast and lunch be served? 
    – Breakfast will be served from 7:00 – 7:25.  Following the finals scholars will be able to go into the cafeteria snack bar line and receive a grab and go lunch.

    3.  What is the process for making up a test if my child misses school?
    – Finals must be taken on the day they are scheduled.  In the rare circumstances that a child will miss their final a parent needs to contact their child’s Assistant Principal.

    4.  Will the Tutoring Center be open during finals?
    – The Tutoring Center is closed during finals. It will be open to select students with scheduled appointments.

    5.  Will the late bus be running? 
    – The late bus will not be running.

    6.  Will Night School and Gateway programs run?
    – Night School and Gateway will run.  Gateway program start time will change to 2:30 January 15 – January 17.

    7. What is the cell phone procedure?
    – Cell phones are not permitted to be used at anytime during the testing session(s).  Scholars will be asked to keep them away for the two hour window and leave them in the classroom if they need to leave the classroom.  This is part of a protocol to ensure that scholars are not able to share answers or look them up.

    8.  What if my child finishes early?   
    – If your child finished their final early they are expected to remain in the classroom and work quietly until everyone has finished.  We encourage them to bring a book to read,
    study for upcoming final(s), and/or complete any end of the semester work they are making up.

    9.  What if my child is in a full year course?
    –    Scholars in full year courses which include Advanced Placement (AP), EMT and some CTE classes will have class during their assigned period.

    10.  May I call and dismiss my child? 
    – We respectfully ask that you do not dismiss your child during class time.  We want to be respectful of all scholars and allow them uninterrupted time to complete their final.

    11.  What if my child has a study during on of the periods?
    – If your child has a study they will be encouraged to make up work or study for future final(s).  Check your child’s SchoolBrains grade book and encourage them to talk to their
    teachers and see if they can complete any makeup work to demonstrate mastery of the standard(s).

  • Haverhill High School – Newsletter 1.6.19

    Good Evening,

    This week’s newsletter has some important information regarding semester two schedules and Senior’s early action next steps.  HHS is making great strides this year in strengthening the CVTE program and building out a Biomedical Pathway for our scholars.  We look forward to your continued support and input in order to make HHS the school our staff and scholars deserve.

    Attached to this email is also the Unified Sports fundraiser.  Come out for a dinner at 5 Guys and support HHS Unified Sports  on January 28th from 4-9.  15% of your bill will come back to support HHS Unified Sports.

    Tomorrow at 3:00 PM is the HHS Site Council.  Come by and lend your input as we discuss our schools next steps to engage our community and scholars in thinking about careers and college.

    Best,

    Glenn Burns

    Jan 6 – 12 HHS newsletter (2)

    FiveGuys

  • Haverhill High School – Newsletter 1.1.19

    Good Evening,

    I hope that you all enjoyed a Holiday Season that brought you time with loved ones.  In these times that are so fast paced, we often forget to take a moment and take stock of all the incredible things that are going on in our lives.  I hope that 2019 provides you some time to do the things you most enjoy!

    As we enter 2019, connect your child to the many opportunities offered at Haverhill High School.  Haverhill is an outstanding school that is increasing its outreach to families so that they better understand the many college and career connections available to our scholars.  If you have any questions or need to connect your child to a program or opportunity but are unsure of the process, please email me at glenn.burns@haverhill-ps.org.  I will make sure your email reaches the right person.

    Again, I hope that 2019 makes your dreams come true and provides you with the opportunity to spend time with your loved ones.

    Happy New Year,

    Glenn Burns

    January-2019 1.2.19

    Jan 1-5 HHS newsletter

  • Haverhill High School – Newsletter 12.9.18

  • Haverhill High School – Newsletter 12.3.18

  • Last Minute Yearbook Photo Opportunity – Dec 13th

     

  • Haverhill High School Newsletter 11.25.18

  • Haverhill High School – Weekly Update 11.16.18

    Mayor’s Excellence in Education Award

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

    Haverhill High School Cheerleaders

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

    Student Drop Off

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

    Fire Lanes

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

    The Good Doctor

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

    Winter Sports Update

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

    Text Less Live More Cold Turkey Thanksgiving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    No School

    Friday, November 23, 2018
    No School

    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Winter Sports Season Begins

  • Haverhill High School – Weekly Update 11.9.18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    HHS_Thanksgiving

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

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

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

     

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

    Monday, November 12, 2018
    No School – Veterans Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    No School

    Friday, November 23, 2018
    No School

    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Winter Sports Season Begins

     

  • Haverhill High School – Weekly Update 10.29.18

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

    SEPAC Basic Rights Training

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

    Basic Rights Training 10-30-2018

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

    The Haverhill High School Fine Arts Department Proudly Presents:

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

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

    Friday, November 2nd
    Term 2 Begins

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

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

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

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

    Monday, November 12, 2018
    No School – Veterans Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    No School

    Friday, November 23, 2018
    No School

    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Winter Sports Season Begins

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