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.

  • Center Court with Jackie MacMullan

    Center Court with Jackie MacMullan will be held on August 29 at DiBurro’s in Haverhill. The famous sports journalist is a television analyst for ESPN, a senior writer for ESPN.com and a correspondent for WHDH Boston. She worked as a writer for Sports Illustrated and for the Boston Globe, where she was the first full-time female sports columnist in the history of the paper.

    A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Haverhill High School Athletics. Tickets can be purchased through the athletic department. The deadline for ticket purchases is this Friday, August 24. For more information please call (978) 374-5732 or email athletics@haverhill-ps.org

    For more information visit: https://haverhillhs.rschoolteams.com/page/hot_news/view/21

  • A Message from the Guidance Department

    Tentative schedules were made available to view in SchoolBrains this past weekend.  We are in the process of balancing classes, which means that while core academic courses are scheduled, the blocks and/or teachers are subject to change.  Every student in grade 9-11 should be scheduled for English, math, science, and world history.  Students in grade 12 must have a minimum of English and math as well as any other required courses for graduation. Final schedules will be updated in School Brains by August 27th, prior to the start of the school year.

    If you have a blank spot in your schedule, please know that we are working to correct as many individual schedules as possible.  If the schedule is unable to be resolved, students will be placed temporarily in a Study Hall.  We ask that if students are placed in a Study Hall, that they attend this scheduled class until we can officially open the Add/Drop period once all other serious scheduling issues have been addressed.  We will notify all students when the Add/Drop period begins.

    Students are able to request a schedule adjustment for the following reasons only:

    • You have a blank spot in your schedule
    • You are scheduled for two classes in the same block
    • You are missing a core course (math, science, history, English, or a world language)
    • You would like to adjust your course level (move from honors to college prep or vice versa). Please be aware that course levels were recommended based on data (grades, test scores, MCAS scores, etc.).   If you are requesting a level higher than what was recommended by your teacher, you must complete a Course Recommendation Override Form that is available in the Main Office.

    During the course selection process, counselors reminded students to carefully choose their electives, as there would be limited opportunity to make any changes once schedules were created.  We do not accommodate or grant requests for schedule changes based on teacher preference, to be in a specific lunch, or for any reasons other than the ones stated above. 

    To submit a request for a schedule adjustment, click on the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/YxGX1OkShd0AJTxH3

    Course Level Override Form 18_19

    Thank you for your cooperation and your patience!

    The HHS Guidance Department

  • HHS Summer Update- August 9, 2018

    The Haverhill Public Schools is pleased to announce the following appointments to the District Leadership Team for the 2018-2019 school year:

    Beth Kitsos – Chief Academic Officer – Secondary Education

    Mrs. Beth Kitsos has been promoted to the position of Chief Academic Officer – Secondary Education. She joined the Haverhill Public Schools in September of 1988 and has held positions at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Previously the principal at J.G. Whittier Middle School, Mrs. Kitsos became the associate principal at Haverhill High School in 2010.  In January of 2014, she was appointed as the interim principal of Haverhill High School, and earned the permanent position in July of 2014.

    Mrs. Kitsos has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and commitment that are essential for success in a district leadership role. She holds a CAGS in Education Leadership from Fitchburg State, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Lowell, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University.

    Glenn Burns – Interim Principal – Haverhill High School

    Mr. Glenn Burns has been appointed as Interim Principal of Haverhill High School. He began his career in Fall River, MA , where he held the positions of history teacher, vice principal for curriculum and instruction, and redesign coach. As a redesign coach, Mr. Burns developed systems and protocols for management of facilities, curriculum, and personnel in turnaround schools.  In 2014, he was appointed principal of the Collins Middle School in Salem, MA.

    Mr. Burns strongly believes that all students and teachers can and should be held to high expectations and that it is the job of the school to support students in reaching rigorous goals. With experience in program initiatives such as expanded learning time, maximizing time on learning, staff development, and promoting a safe learning environment, he has established a proven record for building consensus and collaboration in initiatives and exceeding student achievement goals. In addition to his experience and technical skills, his commitment to children and families and tireless work ethic make him an excellent match for the needs of Haverhill High School. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Providence College and completed the Lynch Leadership Academy at Boston College.

    On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, staff of the Haverhill Public Schools and members of the community are invited to meet Mr. Burns as noted below:

    • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Staff – Main Entrance Conference Room
    • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Community Members – Main Entrance Conference Room
    • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Freshman Orientation – Gymnasium

    Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Mrs. Kitsos and Mr. Burns to their new positions.

    Sincerely,

    Margaret Marotta
    Superintendent, Haverhill Public Schools

  • Welcome Class of 2022

    Haverhill High School is where YOU belong!

    Welcome to Haverhill High School Grade 9 students and families! For those of you that would like to find your way around HHS before our Freshman Orientation night on August 22nd at 6:00 in the HHS gymnasium, Mr. Steinberg, the Grade 9 Assistant Principal, is available for campus tours. He can answer any questions you have about classes and other activities before the school year begins. He will be available on the following days for building tours. Please call in advance to schedule your tour at 978-228-0918

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
    Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
    Friday, August 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Also, after the Freshman Orientation, you are more than welcome to come in and meet with Mr. Steinberg regarding any questions you may have regarding your child’s transition here. Hope to see you soon and welcome to Haverhill High!

  • Find A Summer Meal Site

  • 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 middle of August 2018.  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 (Revised 8.2.18)

    HHS Student Calendar 2018-2019 R 8.2.18      SP HHS Student Calendar 2018-2019 R 8.2.18

    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

     

     

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