Haverhill High School

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending 5/5/17

    Reminder: Tonight 5/5 @ 7:00pm  “HHS Alumni Talent Show” 

    The show, titled “React & Reaction” is tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium, 137 Monument St. The show will feature more than a dozen acts ranging from pop and punk bands to singers and soloists. Haverhill High School band alumni will reenact talent show acts from the past along with performances by the HHS Band, “The TAKE,” featuring our band director Dean Tsioropoulos and many more!  Admission is $10, or $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased online at hhsalumnitalentshow.weebly.com/. Donations are appreciated and can be made online as well.  All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new band uniforms.”

    The Haverhill Girls Lacrosse team is having a car wash fundraiser this Sunday, May 7th, from 9 :00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Water Street fire station! Hope you can come out and support the team.

    We are holding our first HHS Fashion Show next Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. Items included will be apparel from community businesses as well as student-made apparel! Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door! Hope to see you there!

    A Message Coach Melissa Tarpy – Haverhill High Girls Basketball

    Senior Abbey Battaini has been names to the Massachusetts basketball Coaches Association Girls North All-Sectional-senior Team.  Her selection signifies her outstanding accomplishments as being one of the top basketball players in the state of Massachusetts for the 2016-2017 basketball season.  Not only did Abbey have a great season this year, leading the area for girls in 3 -Point shooting, but she also had a stellar 4 year career here as a Hillie.  As a 2 year Captain and 4 year starter, she scored 871 points and earned numerous awards, including a two-year Boston Globe All-Star, two-year Eagle Tribune All-Star, MVC All-Star and two-year MVC All-Conference. Abbey will be honored at the MBCA Senior Awards Breakfast on May 7 at Holy Cross College.  Abbey has committed to attending Framingham State, studying Education and playing basketball for the Rams.

    First Annual HHS Hall of Fame

    On Saturday, May 13, 2017,  for the first time Haverhill High School will be honoring graduates who have achieved success on the sport and academic performance at Haverhill High School by success on courts, fields and classrooms. Haverhill has so much to be proud and sometimes we lose sight of the “gems” within the city.  As a community we always need to look for the good in all and build on the achievements of many. I encourage all to join us for this event the “last call” for tickets will be Monday, May 8, 2017. Thank you for your continued support of the Haverhill Public Schools. Please see the information below on this wonderful event.

    Law Day

    Today, students from Mr. Pike’s Constitutional Law class participated in Law Day. Law Day is a holiday that has been celebrated in the U.S.A since 1958 to show that we are a nation of law and order.  Each year at the Haverhill Bar Association’s celebration of Law Day, Haverhill High Students argue a real Supreme Court Case in front of several judges from the Haverhill District Court.  This year, two students, seniors Audrey Therriault and Michael Murphy (see pictures below) presented the oral arguments to a panel of local judges. Both of these students did an excellent job and impressed all of the judges and lawyers that participated in this program to commemorate the day.  Thanks to Social Studies teacher Mr. Rob Pike for his continued participation in this exciting event.

     Seniors Class of 2017: Prom Ticket sales continue through May 10th in the cafeteria during all three lunches and in room K12. This year your prom will be at Seaglass is Salisbury on May 30th from 6:00 to 11:00. Tickets are $80.00 per student. Guest forms need to be submitted by May 19th.

     There is a paid summer internship opportunity available for graduating seniors interested in working with the developmentally disabled.  This is a great opportunity for students pursuing careers in special education.  Interested students should stop by the Internship room – Library Room 6 for more information.

     For all students we have created a new job opportunities webpage to find out about available job opportunities with local employers. The page is on the HHS site under Parent/Student Resources.

     Congratulations again to Nancy Burke who has been awarded $300.00 dollars, from The Haverhill Education Foundation, for our new “Outdoor Science Center” and Garden courtyard.  The K-wing, “Outdoor Science Center” is going to be a “True Green” spot, with the support of a “farm to School” program at Haverhill High School.  It is also the first school in the country, to have an Orchard.

    Thank You!

     All of Hillie Nation would like to thank Target, located on Computer Drive in Haverhill for their contribution of a $50 gift certificate for the purchase of a new microwave oven for our Culinary Arts Program. 

    We also would like to thank Thomas Mortimer, President and Chief Executive Officer and Haverhill Bank for their $2000 contribution to the Haverhill High School Literacy Programs Credit for Life Fair 2017. We are so very grateful for our community partners.

    A Shout Out!

    Congratulations to sophomore Sarah Lawson on her acceptance into the 2017 Advanced Emergency Medicine, in Collaboration with Stanford! She received the following from Jan A. Sikorsky, Ph.D., Vice President, Education: Advanced Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, gives you direct interaction with the top-ranked faculty of Stanford University’s Department of Emergency Medicine. These preeminent medical professionals are committed to enriching your future by imparting medical pearls of wisdom and providing hands-on instruction, collegiate-level lectures, case studies, workshops and true-to-life emergency medical simulations. Immersed in the world of Stanford University’s School of Medicine, you’ll have access to state-of-the art medical labs, technology and research, as well as valuable mentoring from Stanford personnel. With this unparalleled caliber of setting and staff, Advanced Emergency Medicine is a premiere medical learning experience unlike any other. We look forward to meeting Sarah at this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience!

    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 

    • The final week of AP testing runs from May 8th through the 12th. 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.

    Updated May 2017 Calendar


    5/6 -SAT Testing – Scheduled through College Board

    5/6-5/12- National Nurses Appreciation Week

    5/9 -Seniors Term 4 Progress Reports Issued

    5/10- Fashion Show 6:30 Auditorium

    5/11- Coffee House 7:00 Library

    5/12- Junior Social 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. DiBurro’s Banquet Hall

    5/13- HHS Sports Hall of Fame Induction 5:00 p.m. at Hunking Middle school

    5/15- District Art Show hosted at HHS

    *5/16-5/17 -Math MCAS Grade 10

    5/17 -Grade 9-11 Term 4 Progress Reports Issued

    5/18- Night of Stars – by invitation – Senior Scholarship Night

    5/19- Accuplacer Test – Early College/Dual Enrollment NECC

    5/22 -Summer School Enrollment Begins

    5/22- Last Day of Classes – Seniors Only

    5/23 R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading 9:00 a.m. HHS Auditorium- Seniors Only

    5/23- Senior Sign Out 9:00 a.m.

    5/23 -Senior Cook Out 11:00 a.m. HHS Track

    5/23 -Senior Trip – Red Sox Game – Bus Departs HHS 4:00 p.m.

    5/24- Senior Chapel Practice 9:00 a.m.

    5/26 -Senior Chapel Students Report 10:30 a.m. – Start 11:00 a.m.

    5/29- Memorial Day – No School

    5/30 -Senior Prom – Seaglass, Salisbury 6:00 p.m.

     Have a wonderful week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

(978) 374-3400
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