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.

  • A Haverhill Community Discussion on School Success

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. – Hunking School – Free to all community members.

    Please see attachment below for additional details. Hope to see you there.

    A Haverhill Community Discussion

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending 4/14/17

    Senior Shout Outs!

    We are daily receiving updates from our seniors! Here is what has been shared this week!

    Cassandra Reyes: Quinnipiac University

    Veyli Ortiz Solis: UMASS Lowell

    Jorge Laboy: Has been accepted to Salem State, Eastern Nazarene and has committed to Fisher.

    Josselyn Rodriquez: Has been accepted to UMASS Boston, UMASS Amherst, Wheelock College and Merrimack.

    Michael Murphy: South Carolina and has committed to Ole Miss

    Mason Ocasio –Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Louis Oller – WPI, RPI, UMASS Amherst, and has committed to UMASS Lowell.

    Andy Alexander:- Going into the Military!

    Freshman Shout Out

    Haverhill High is proud to announce that freshman Tara Thompson has been selected to participate in the 2017 Naval Academy Summer STEM Program!  This Summer STEM Program provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with the exceptional Naval Academy education provided to Midshipmen as well as to interact with other students interested in STEM fields. This is a great honor to be selected in such a competitive selection process and is an experience she will cherish for a lifetime. GO NAVY!

     2017 Student Athlete Award Finalists

    The Eagle Tribune has announced the 2017 Student Athlete Award Finalists and our own Mikayla Sargent has been recognized. Congratulations Mikayla! Way to represent Hillie Nation!

    Nancy Burke – MTA ESP of the Year!

    I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Nancy Burke, paraprofessional,  who was honored last weekend at the Massachusetts Teachers Association annual convention as the MTA ESP of the Year! In addition to having her family around her during this event , she was joined by members of the Haverhill Education Association including their President Lisa Begley. Nancy has been instrumental in bringing the Farm to School program to our campus and is now working on improving our second courtyard creating a science lab through a grant awarded . Congratulations Nancy and thank you for everything you do every day for the students of Hillie Nation!!

    The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

    The Youth Risk Behavior Survey will be conducted for all students on April 27, 2017 during ALL period D classes. This is a very important survey that we conduct once every other year. Students can take the entire class period to finish if needed. and it is completely anonymous. This year’s survey will be administered differently and will now be done through an online survey. Students will use their own personal devices to complete the survey. The survey is designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta,  and the YRBS is used around the country to measure behaviors that may compromise the health, safety and well-being of youth.  These activities include tobacco, alcohol and other drug use; behaviors leading to injuries, such as drinking and driving, fighting and suicide attempts; dietary behaviors and physical inactivity; and sexual behaviors that may lead to sexually transmitted disease or pregnancy. The data from YRBS can be primarily helpful when assessing and revising the health education curriculum, but also when engaging with other community partners and when seeking funding opportunities  (e.g., grants) to address student needs. Parents can opt their child out by contacting Tom O’Brien @ tobrien@haverhill-ps.org or contacting their child’s guidance counselor.

    Spirit Week: April 24th-28th

    When we return from Spring Break we have a full week of activities!

    Spirit Week Attire!

    Monday: Red, White, and Blue Day

    Tuesday: Beach Day

    Wednesday: Decade Day

    Thursday: Blue Day (for Autism Awareness; Student Council will be making a donation to an Autism-related organization to support this day)

    Friday: Hillie Madness! Wear that brown and gold with Pride!!

     During Spirit Week – Student Council is hosting a Drive-In Movie Night in the back parking lot on Thursday, April 27th! The movie we will be viewing is “Grease.” The cost is $20 per car, with $5 for walk-ins. We want to remind our students that it is illegal to be a passenger in a car and not wear a seatbelt so please do NOT pile in a car for this event – trunks included.  Movie night is for HHS students only and students must have their student ID. Parking lots open at 7:00 pm; the movie starts at 7:45 pm. Popcorn, ice cream, and other treats will be available!

    The Powderpuff Football Game: Friday, April 28th at 7:00 pm at Trinity Stadium. Watch the junior girls against the senior girls in flag football! Admission to this event is free!

    On April 29th at the conclusion of Spirit Week there will be a Spring Fling dance hosted by the Senior Class. The charge will be $5 at the door and will be from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please be sure to bring your student ID.

     On April 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the senior class is having a yard sale. If you or your family would like to donate to the yard sale there will be a senior class table and they are accepting donation!  If you would like your own table the cost is $20 and to sign up for a table please contact Mrs. Beaudoin.

    Creative Career Day

    The Fine Arts Academy Creative Career Day was held on Wednesday morning and I truly want to thank our guests who participated. Ms. Mullane thank you and your team for all of your hard work putting this together for Hillie Nation!

    Aliana de la Guardia

    Opera Performer – Director Guerilla Theater Company

    Amanda Murrin

    Graphic Designer

    Dale Rogers

    Sculptor

    Dave Spaulding

    Professional Musician Studio Owner

    Erin Erler

    Cakes by Erin

    James Wlodyka

    WCVB Channel 5 Audio Technician

    Jenny Arndt

    Art Advocate/Creative Haverhill

    Katie Kozlowski-Ferris

    Graphic Designer

    Keith Zizza

    Composer

    Larry Dysart

    Theater Lighting Designer

    Peter Conrad

    Filmmaker/Author/Musician

    Pristine Pazzanese

    Forgetta’s Flowers

    Shadow Days

    Thank you to all the 8th grade students who visited our CTE and Classical Academy programs and shadowed our students over the last few weeks! We so appreciate your time and we hope we will see you next year as a member of Hillie Nation Class of 2021!

    China Exchange

    This week, 7 HHS students and History Teacher Victoria Pettis are half way around the world visiting The #1 International School of Studies in Chongqing, China.  Back in February, 15 of their students visited Haverhill High and stayed with our families and now our students have journeyed there.  They have visited the Imperial Palace, the Great Wall of China, sampled local Chinese cuisine and have attended classes alongside their Chinese student host, learning Caligraphy, arts, and Chinese history. They are also staying in the homes of their host families.  We are thrilled to provide this type of opportunity for our students through the history department at HHS and it is our hope that this is just the beginning of a long term partnership between our High School and theirs.

    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.  
    • All final balances for AP exams must be paid in full by April 28th.  The cost per AP exam is $93.  Students who meet eligibility criteria qualify for a reduction in fees.  The reduced fee amount as determined by CollegeBoard and state funding  is $53 per exam for non-STEM exam subjects and $15 for STEM-related subjects.  The qualifying STEM exams are Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physics, and Statistics.  Any student with a remaining balance will be notified next week.  
    • All students taking AP exams in May are required to attend a pre-administration session.  Any student who was unable to attend one of the six scheduled sessions must contact Mrs. Dion in the School Counseling Office ASAP. 
    • The Merrimack Valley Credit Union is hosting a FREE seminar on how to pay for college on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10am-12pm at the MVCU Corporate Office, 500 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA.  Topics covered in this workshop include financial aid, the cost of college attendance, student loans, and loan consolidation for graduates.  To register for this event visit www.mvc.com/student-seminar.    

    Summer Opportunities

    • The Public Health Museum in Massachusetts is inviting students to apply to their “Outbreak! 2017” summer program for high school students entering their junior and senior year.  This is a week-long interactive program in August that is designed to introduce high school students to the history and importance of public health.  Students learn about epidemiology, investigate a simulated disease outbreak, learn about the wide range of health careers, and more.  For more information and to complete the application, visit www.publichealthmuseum.org.  The application deadline is June 1st.
    • Boston University is hosting an admissions event called “Inside the Application Process” on May 17th beginning at 6:30pm.  Students and parents will be able to review sample applications and participate in BU’s application review process to discover firsthand what makes a student’s application competitive for admission.  Admission representatives from the university will offer tips on how students can make their applications stand out as well as gain valuable insight into the application process.  Students/families interested in attending should RSVP at http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/schedule-your-visit/?date=2017-05-17.

    I will be out of town next week. Have a wonderful vacation week!

    School re-opens 4/24!

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending 4/7/17

    Term 3 marks closed today. Report cards will be issued on Monday, April 24th. PTC will be held Thursday, April 27th from 6:00-7:30. The administrative team will also be available as well.

    Upcoming Important Dates:

    April 2017

    10  Term 4 Begins

    11  Freshman Meet and Greet 6:00 HHS Gymnasium (for all current 8th grade students)

    12  Creative Career Day – Fine Arts Academy 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    14  Good Friday – No School – All

    17  Patriots’ Day – No School – All

    18-21 Spring Recess

    24  Report Cards Issued

    25  Academic Awards Grade 9-11 6:00 p.m. Auditorium (By invitation only)

    26  Italian Night 7:00 Auditorium

    27  Parent/Teacher Conferences 6:00 -7:30 p.m.

    27 Drive-in Movie Night – F-Wing parking lot- 7:00 p.m.

    28 Powder-puff Game Trinity Stadium – 7:00 p.m.

    29 Spring Fling Dance – HHS Cafeteria – 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

    Senior Shout Outs: HHS Proudly Announces…..

    Senior Andrew Bell has been accepted St. Anselm’s, Emmanuel College, UMASS Lowell, and Assumption

    Senior Ryan Lord has been accepted to UMASS Amherst, UMASS Lowell, Roger Williams University, Merrimack College and Penn State University

    Senior Alexia Lamparelli has been accepted to San Marcos College in California

    Freshman Shout out:

    Freshman Vikhyara Fermin has been accepted to Philips Andover (MS)2 summer program. The application process was extremely selective. This year 381 students from the surrounding communities applied to this summer STEM opportunity. Out of this number, 81 students had been invited to the interview process. This year 38 students were accepted, only one was accepted from Haverhill. Vikhyara Fermin is only the second student from Haverhill High School to be accepted into this summer STEM program at Phillips Academy. Congratulations to Vikhyara!

    NAF Academy

    NAF AOIT Lenovo App Inventor Challenge

    On Tuesday, March 28, the students of the NAF Academy of Information Technology (NAF AOIT) participated in the MIT / Lenovo Scholar Network App Inventor Challenge. Grade 9 and 10 students in the NAF AOIT were given Lenovo PCs and tablets and were challenged with designing, coding, developing, and testing a mobile app. Students worked in teams to:

    • identify a problem;
    • develop a solution to address the problem;
    • design & implement a prototype;
    • test the app; and
    • present their app at a competition.

    Students worked with industry mentors to design their apps and prepare for the competition. The freshman class winners were Hunter Bourassa, Emma Eramo, Lindsay Joubert and Shea Vadeboncoeur with their app “Shake and Go” and the sophomore class winners were Olivia Bene’, Declan Dean, Mina Girgis, Grace Michitson and Robert Russell with their app “ZenGarden”.  Two apps, “ZenGarden” and “To The Rescue”, were chosen overall to move on to the national competition. “To The Rescue” is the app created by sophomore class members Nicholas Bell, Tyler Daigneault, Justin Falcone, Domingo Houston, Emily Kelley, John Wholley and Treyton Wolcott. With over 100 people in attendance, the current students were able to showcase their final products to family, friends, mentors, teachers and incoming NAF AOIT students. We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our mentors who guided the teams through the entire process and served as judges in the competition:  Vadim Beliak,  HydraCor LLC, Andrew Dysart, DEKA Research & Development,  Jeff Rask, Utility Cloud, Gordon Reynolds, Haverhill High School, Richard Smyth, Stoneham Public Schools, Joe Veilleux, Google, and Chris Valliere, HydraCor LLC.

    VIP TEAM INDUCTION

    On Thursday evening, during a candle light ceremony,  10 students were inducted into VIP.  New members: Isaiah Williams, Xzavier Pizzaro, and Greer Candage earned induction into the VIP 2017 Team. Seven students were also inducted in as leaders: Tyler Byram, Keighley Credit, Savannah Croft-Levin, Francisco Gonzalez, Miguelina Huertas, Grace Michitson and Courtney Venditti. Also six graduating seniors were also recognized for their participation over the past four years: Natasha Santana, Natalie Santana, Cassandra Gaff, Angelique Fernandez, Josselyn Rodriguez and Breijanna Ward. Congratulations to all of these student leaders!

    Key Club Update from Mr. Hickey:

    The Haverhill High School Key Club members attended the New England and Bermuda District of Key Clubs Convention in Springfield Ma. Friday March 31-Sunday April 2. This convention is student run throughout the weekend. Eight members attended including Lieutenant Governor Lauren Rostosky, Incoming Lieutenant Governor Sean Cokely, Key Club President Jennifer Magee and 2017-2018 Key Club President Allison House. They attended general meetings and state caucuses where they chose people to represent the district next year. In addition the attended workshops designed for the positions the will hold next year. Haverhill’s Allison House received the secretary’s award. We also received for the third year in a row a top three award for donations per member. We got involved at the cubby bear auction. We had set an initial ceiling price at $100.00. This got intense between Haverhill and one other Key Club. The bid kept climbing due to changing our ceiling price and donations from other key clubs that wanted to support our cause. We finally gave up the ghost at $780.00; it sold for $800.00. We got a great ovation; especially when we donated the money in hand ($560.00) to the Key Club supported charities. This convention left those who attended fired up for next year and looking to compete in more Key Club projects that offer recognition.

    Work-Based Learning – Career Awareness

    On March 31st, the Freshmen in our new CTE Healthcare Occupations program attended a career awareness event held at Lawrence General Hospital.  The hospital allowed students to tour their new, high-tech Surgical Services building, the clinical laboratory and simulation (SIM) lab.  Students also had the opportunity to meet with representatives from various departments throughout the hospital, enabling the students to quickly learn about many different options within the healthcare field.  We would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff who took time out of their day to share their information with students.  Special thanks to Brenda LeBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator at the hospital, who spearheaded this informational event!

    Model United Nations Update from Mr. Simmons

    The Model United Nations Team had its final conference of the year. The entire program is student run. The year included a Middle School Model UN (all of Haverhill’s Middle Schools attended ) hosted and run by HHS students at HHS in December, the two National High School Model United Nations Conferences held in NYC at the Hilton/United Nations, and our final regional competition against 11 regional high schools at UMass, Lowell this week. To attend any of these conferences the students must research and create a long research paper (a position paper) on the topic based on their assigned country’s point of view. They research their country’s history and current status on the topic. They also must learn and follow the international rules of debate and finally create written solution with collaboration of other countries called a Resolution. It’s closely modeled after how the actual process of international law is done. This week at UMass, Lowell our team did very well. Attending, with the countries that they represented and the committees they were in were Anna Rossi-Russia, ECOSOC, Jon Basile-Russia Security Council, Ryan Wynn-Mynanmar, ECOSOC, Sean Cokely-Denmark, NATO, Connor Ferguson-Australia, ECOSOC, Stephano Tarentino-Afghanistan, UN Women, Sean O’Leary- Russia, WHO, Natalie Plourde-Russia, UNEP, Megan Fitzgerald-Australia, UN Refugees, Michael Murphy-Kazakhstan,Security Council, Meredith Budds-Australia,WHO, Alyssa Foresta-Afghanistan, ECOSOC and Ann Mary Girgis-Australia, UNEP. Some of the many topics debated included the Territorial dispute of islands in the South China Sea, Refugee Physical and Mental Health of Refugees, International Waste Reduction, NATO Expansion, Unaccompanied Minors in Syrian Refugee Camps, Gender Gaps in STEM field, Woman’s Voting Rights in Developing Nations, and many more real life issues. Five of our students placed in their committee rooms. Anna Rossi won First Place, Jon Basile won Third Place, Sean Cokely won Second Place, Sean O’Leary won Second Place and Meredith Budds won Third Place. All the students did extremely well. Additionally, Haverhill High School 2014 Graduate Alejandro Lopez was selected to lead UMass, Lowell’s conference next year as the Secretary General!! Go Hillies!!

     Junior Social:

    Juniors Class of 2018, Junior Social tickets will be on sale through Thursday, April 13th.  Tickets will be on sale during 2nd and 3rd lunch or you can purchase them before or after school in Mrs. McIntyre’s room, K30. Tickets will be $75 each and checks can be made payable to Haverhill High School. 

    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!
    • We are still receiving new scholarships.  Seniors, be sure to check Naviance!  There are several scholarships with deadlines approaching soon, including the Haverhill Education Association Scholarship.  Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!
    • All final balances for AP exams must be paid in full by April 28th.  The cost per AP exam is $93.  Students who meet eligibility criteria qualify for a reduction in fees.  The reduced fee amount as determined by CollegeBoard and state funding  is $53 per exam for non-STEM exam subjects and $15 for STEM-related subjects.  The qualifying STEM exams are Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physics, and Statistics.  Any student with a remaining balance will be notified next week.  
    • Any student taking an AP exam in May must attend one of six scheduled pre-administration sessions.  The purpose for holding a pre-administration session is to save time on exam day by having students complete required demographic information on their first AP exam answer sheet.  Pre-administration sessions last approximately 40 minutes and will all be held directly after school in the library.  It is the student’s responsibility to inform the AP Coordinator if they cannot attend a pre-administration session for any reason.  Students should contact Mrs. Dion in the School Counseling Office no later than April 10th to schedule an alternate session.  The remaining dates available for pre-administration are as follows:
      • Monday April 10
      • Wednesday April 12
      • Thursday April 13   
    • The Merrimack Valley Credit Union is hosting a FREE seminar on how to pay for college on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10am-12pm at the MVCU Corporate Office, 500 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA.  Topics covered in this workshop include financial aid, the cost of college attendance, student loans, and loan consolidation for graduates.  To register for this event visit www.mvc.com/student-seminar.    

    Summer Opportunities

    • UMass Amherst will host a week long summer pre-college program from July 23rd – July 29th.  The Media Maker Academy is an exciting opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience utilizing state of the art technology.  Students will learn about remote and studio video, podcasting, lighting, special effects, Premiere editing, storyboarding, scripting, and more.  All students will be provided with an SD card and a finished project for their own portfolio.  For more information visit mass.edu/summer/precollege.
    • Haverhill High School students have the exclusive opportunity to register for summer classes at Northern Essex Community College for only $110 per credit.  Any student interested in taking a course for college credit is invited to attend NECC’s Registration Day on May 11th from 11am-1pm in the HHS Guidance Office.  Eligible students must take the Accuplacer exam and meet established benchmark scores.  For more information please contact Mr. Adam Cutler at acutler@necc.mass.edu or Ms. Samantha Massahos at samantha.massahos@haverhill-ps.org.  
    • The Public Health Museum in Massachusetts is inviting students to apply to their “Outbreak! 2017” summer program for high school students entering their junior and senior year.  This is a week-long interactive program in August that is designed to introduce high school students to the history and importance of public health.  Students learn about epidemiology, investigate a simulated disease outbreak, learn about the wide range of health careers, and more.  For more information and to complete the application, visit www.publichealthmuseum.org.  The application deadline is June 1st.

     

    Have a safe and restful week-end!

    Beth Kitsos

    Principal 

     

  • Haverhill High School Annual College Fair

    Please join the guidance team on Wednesday, April 5th for our Annual College Fair from 6-8 p.m. in the HHS library. We have over 60 colleges & programs joining us for this wonderful event! We hope to see you there!

    College Fair 2017

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- week Ending 3/31/2017

    Winter will just not go away!!!

    All HHS Activities Cancelled Tomorrow, Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Term 3 Grades close next Friday, April 7th

    MCAS Math Tutoring – March 28th-May 11th

    The after school MCAS Math Tutoring program began on Tuesday, March 28th. The students have been assigned to either a Tuesday or a Thursday from 2:15-3:30. There is a late bus available for those who need transportation. The program runs until May 11th. There are still openings if you have a 10th grade student who would like to participate. The goal is for all students to score either proficient or advanced.

    Model United Nations Team

    This year the Model United Nations team took two trips for four days and three nights each, to the National High School Model United Nations conference in New York City. The conference is now split into two because of the high interest in the conference. Over 45% of the delegates are from countries outside of the US.  Each Haverhill group was about 15 students to accommodate the enormous interest in the team here in Haverhill.  Highlights included meeting and questions and answers at the Portuguese Embassy Mission to the UN, keynote speaker former US General and  Director of the CIA David Petraeus, celebrity UN Spokespersons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Demi Lovato, Mandy Patinkin and Joe Manganiello. Closing and opening (depending on the first of second conference) in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. Haverhill also has two HHS graduates who were selected to work at the conference as well. Our students wrote research position papers upwards of 14 pages long and spoke, debated and collaborated with peers from around the country and around the world. Our students primarily represented Portugal, Australia. The program is student lead and our Head Delegate was Senior Vice President Anna Rossi.

    Early College/Dual Enrollment

    On Tuesday April 4th join us in the HHS library starting at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about the new Early College Program Model. Be sure to bring your parents and learn how you can get ahead of the game and earn college credits while still in high school!

    Senior Shout Outs

    Madison Boucher who was accepted to UMASS Lowell for Chemical Engineering

    Sarah Tavitian who was accepted to both Endicott and UMASS Amherst for Business Marketing

    Olivia Cassidy who was accepted to Endicott College, Stonehill College, UMASS Amherst, Westfield State University,  University of New England and Merrimack College for Biology!  

    Ashley Galloway who was accepted to Norwich University

    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!
    • The HHS Scholarship Portal closes today, March 31st.  However, scholarship applications continue to arrive in the Counseling Office.  Seniors, be sure to check Naviance for new scholarships!
    • The HHS School Counseling Department is hosting the annual College Fair on Wednesday April 5th at 6pm in the Library.  Many colleges and universities will be in attendance.  We hope that you can join us!  A full listing of colleges/universities attending the fair is posted on the School Counseling tab of the HHS website.  
    • Any student taking an AP exam in May must attend one of six scheduled pre-administration sessions.  The purpose for holding a pre-administration session is to save time on exam day by having students complete required demographic information on their first AP exam answer sheet.  Pre-administration sessions last approximately 40 minutes and will all be held directly after school in the library.  It is the student’s responsibility to inform the AP Coordinator if they cannot attend a pre-administration session for any reason.  Students should contact Mrs. Dion in the School Counseling Office no later than April 10th to schedule an alternate session.  The dates available for pre-administration are as follows:
      • Monday April 3
      • Wednesday April 5
      • Thursday April 6
      • Monday April 10
      • Wednesday April 12
      • Thursday April 13   
    • The Merrimack Valley Credit Union is hosting a FREE seminar on how to pay for college on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10am-12pm at the MVCU Corporate Office, 500 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA.  Topics covered in this workshop include financial aid, the cost of college attendance, student loans, and loan consolidation for graduates.  To register for this event visit www.mvc.com/student-seminar.    

    Summer Opportunities

    • UMass Amherst will host a week long summer pre-college program from July 23rd – July 29th.  The Media Maker Academy is an exciting opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience utilizing state of the art technology.  Students will learn about remote and studio video, podcasting, lighting, special effects, Premiere editing, storyboarding, scripting, and more.  All students will be provided with an SD card and a finished project for their own portfolio.  For more information visit mass.edu/summer/precollege.
    • Haverhill High School students have the exclusive opportunity to register for summer classes at Northern Essex Community College for only $110 per credit.  Any student interested in taking a course for college credit is invited to attend NECC’s Registration Day on May 11th from 11am-1pm in the HHS Guidance Office.  Eligible students must take the Accuplacer exam and meet established benchmark scores.  For more information please contact Mr. Adam Cutler at acutler@necc.mass.edu or Ms. Samantha Massahos at samantha.massahos@haverhill-ps.org.  
    • Cornell University is offering two Summer College programs for high school students.  The Cornell Engineering Experience is open to current juniors and seniors and provides insight into the engineering design process and emerging engineering developments. Fabricating the Future: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors and allows students to experiment with 3-D printing and other tools to create small robotic devices.  The application deadline for both programs is May 5th. For more information visit https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/programs/index.php. If you have any questions please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or jdion@haverhill-ps.org

     Important Dates

    April 2017

    4    Site Council 3:00 p.m. – Main Entrance Conference Room

    4    Early College Information Session 6:00 Library

    5    Annual HHS College Fair 6:00 Library

    6-8 Spring Musical – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    7    Term 3 Grades Close

    10  Term 4 Begins

    11  Freshman Meet and Greet 6:00 HHS Gymnasium (for all current 8th grade students)

    12  Creative Career Day – Fine Arts Academy 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    14  Good Friday – No School – All

    17  Patriots’ Day – No School – All

    18-21 Spring Recess

    24  Report Cards Issued

    25  Academic Awards Grade 9-11 6:00 p.m. Auditorium (By invitation only)

    26  Italian Night 7:00 Auditorium

    27  Parent/Teacher Conferences 6:00 -7:30 p.m.

    27 Drive-in Movie Night – F-Wing parking lot- 7:00 p.m.

    28 Powderpuff Game Trinity Stadium – 7:00 p.m.

    29 Spring Fling Dance – HHS Cafeteria – 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Have a safe and restful week end!

    Beth Kitsos

    Principal

     

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending 3/24/17

    Tonight, Friday night, March 24, 2017, Athletic Director, Tom O’Brien and a dedicated group of Haverhill High School Athletic Boosters have put together the annual Fundraiser Comedy Night. It will be held at DiBurro’s Function Facility beginning at 7:00 p.m. Before our AD, Tom O’Brien  came to Haverhill we had about 800 students involved in the Athletic program. Because of the combined efforts of both the AD and the HHS Athletic Boosters, HHS has close to 1450 students participating in an expanded and very successful athletic program that have proven to regenerate community support for our schools.

    Grade 10: After School MCAS Math Tutoring Program

    Our MCAS Math Tutoring program starts next Tuesday, 3/28 and will run from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm. The program will run Tuesday’s and Thursday’s until May 11, 2017, which is the week before the May Math MCAS Testing dates. Students will be assigned to either a Tuesday or a Thursday and the group they are assigned to will based on their skill level as well.We do provide a late bus for those who need transport. The bus often comes between 3:40-3:50 and the stops are at different areas across the city. The route is posted on the back of the letters mailed home today with the day your child has been assigned. We have invited any student who did not receive a score of advanced on their last state assessment as well as teacher recommendation. The tutoring is intended to score in either the advanced or proficient category. It is not too late to sign up your student by either phone call at 978-374-5700 xt 1101 or 1102 or email me at bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org. Students who do not pass the 3 MCAS Assessments, ELA, Math and Science will not be able to receive a diploma.

    HHS 2017-2018 Program of Studies (POS)

    We have posted the 2017-2018 POS online for all to view. There are several new and exciting courses for students to participate in. We are currently looking for at least 12 seniors who are interested in taking the EMT Certification course. Students must be 18 years old by next June to be able to sit for the test. Currently there is a $2,000. tuition cost however, if we can get a minimum of 12 students to participate we can offer this course at a cost that is significantly lower than $2000. Once certified students would be able to be employed as an EMT. If your child is interested please have them see their guidance counselor immediately.

    Lab Fee: $90.00- due in 3 payments

     Due at the time of testing:

    Cognitive Exam: $80.00

    Psychomotor Skills Exam: $150.00 

     Due after you pass both cognitive and psychomotor Exam

    State EMT Registration: $150

    Attention Seniors Class of 2017 – “Oh the places you’ll go.”

    Senior year is an exciting time and most of you are getting your college decisions in the mail! Guidance is asking that you please update your Naviance account with all college decisions! Please be sure to do this as they come in. Once you have decided on your college be sure to update Naviance and stop by guidance to fill out a flag to place on our map! “Oh the places you’ll go.” 

    Congratulations to Maddie Buco who was accepted into Holy Cross!

    Congratulations to Matt Connolly who was accepted into Emerson!

    CAPA

    If you guys could help us get the word out we would really appreciate it! We’re using Signup Genius again this year. It worked really well last year. Here is the link.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aa9a723a0fa7-tagging

     Spring Sports

    Our spring sports season kicked off last Monday and is in full swing. We have included in our handout a schedule for each of you if you would like to attend a game or meet in the weeks ahead. We thank  Mr. Scully who regularly attends so many of our sporting events. It is always great to see him in the crowd.

    Class of 2021 – Freshman Meet and Greet

    On Tuesday, April 11th in the gymnasium, we are holding a Freshman Meet and Greet for all 8th graders who would like to hear more about becoming a member of Hillie Nation. We will have speakers from our administration, athletics, our academies, transportation, food service, club advisors, along with our freshman teachers and a student panel to talk about all that HHS has to offer. We thank Mr. Faircloth for coordinating the event and we invite all 8th grade students, parents and guardians to the Meet and Greet starting at 6:00.  

    Spring Musical

    Our Spring Musical – The Mystery of Edwin Drood – performances will be held on April 6th, 7th and 8th. Our students on stage and behind the scenes along with our faculty members from the Fine Arts Department have worked so hard over the last three months to prepare for the shows.

     Creative Career Day

    The Fine Arts Academy is proud to present its first ever Creative Career Day!

    We will be hosting over a dozen professionals in the creative arts fields; spanning from local sculptor Dale Rogers to WCVB channel 5 Audio Technician, James Wlodyka. It is our mission to show our students that there are many creative career paths for them to explore, and that their creative talents are valuable. 

    Senior Countdown

    After almost 13 years…about 2,286 school days…our Seniors…Class of 2017 have only 36 school days remaining. We are savoring every minute and are excited about all our events ahead which I will share in April with all of you!

    March 2017

    28   Lenova App Development Competition – NAF Academy of IT – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Library

    29  Classical Academy

     April 2017

    4    Site Council 3:00 p.m. – Main Entrance Conference Room

    4    Early College Information Session 6:00 Library

    5    Annual HHS College Fair 6:00 Library

    6-8 Spring Musical – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    7    Term 3 Grade Close

    10  Term 4 Begins

    11  Freshman Meet and Greet 6:00 HHS Gymnasium (for all current 8th grade students)

    12  Creative Career Day – Fine Arts Academy 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

    14  Good Friday – No School – All

    17  Patriots’ Day – No School – All

    18-21 Spring Recess

    24  Report Cards Issued

    25  Academic Awards Grade 9-11 6:00 p.m .Auditorium (By invitation only)

    26  Italian Night 7:00 Auditorium

    27  Parent/Teacher Conferences 6:00 -7:30 p.m.

    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!

    On Tuesday March 28th and Wednesday March 29th, the School Counseling Department will be conducting SBIRT screening (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) for grade 9 students enrolled in Health I classes as well as any grade 9 student who was not scheduled for a Health class this year.  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 the March 2016 legislation requiring public schools in the Commonwealth to engage in substance use prevention and education.  Screening will be taking place during A, B, HI, and J periods on both days.  

    HHS will host ASVAB testing on March 31st beginning at 7:30am.  The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is a 3 hour exam that is used for two purposes.  The ASVAB is the exam students must take for eligibility determination for military enlistment and job selection.  The ASVAB can also be used by any student, regardless of interest in the military, to asses skills in four major domains (verbal, math, science/technical, and spatial).  This test can also be used as a career exploration tool to help students make informed decisions about potential occupations.  Student scores are not released to the military though this exam.  Any student interested in taking this test should sign up in Guidance by March 24th.

    Northern Essex Community College will be holding “College For A Day” on April 12th at the Haverhill Campus and May 3rd at the Lawrence Campus. Students are invited to experience life in a college setting, follow a college schedule, go to classes and learn more about NECC. Students interested can sign up with their HHS counselor.  

    Important Information for Seniors!  

    • Attorney General Maura Healey launched an education campaign to help students and families in Massachusetts better understand financial aid packages offered by colleges.  In particular, there is a new hotline for students to call and online resources to help them better understand their financial aid award letters.  Students and families with questions or concerns about financial aid award letters should call the Student Loan Assistance Unit’s hotline at 1-888-830-6277  or visit the website  www.mass.gov/ago/StudentAwardLetter.
    • The HHS Scholarship Portal will close on March 31st.  Directions on how to access the portal can be found on the School Counseling Department page on the HHS website http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/scholarship-database-directions/.
    • Seniors, be sure to check the available scholarships on Naviance each week.  We receive many different scholarship applications and we will post each one on Naviance.  Don’t miss out!

    Upcoming Events/Important Dates

    • March 31st- 7:30am- ASVAB testing  
    • April 4th- 6pm- Early College Information Night in the HHS Library.  Come to learn about the Early College Program and its new dual enrollment options!
    • April 5th- 6pm- Annual HHS College Fair in the HHS Library.  We hope that you can join us to learn about opportunities after high school!

    Summer Opportunities

    • UMass Amherst will host a week-long summer pre-college program from July 23rd – July 29th.  The Media Maker Academy is an exciting opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience utilizing state of the art technology.  Students will learn about remote and studio video, podcasting, lighting, special effects, Premiere editing, storyboarding, scripting, and more.  All students will be provided with an SD card and a finished project for their own portfolio.  For more information visit mass.edu/summer/precollege.
    • Haverhill High School students have the exclusive opportunity to register for summer classes at Northern Essex Community College for only $110 per credit.  Any student interested in taking a course for college credit is invited to attend NECC’s Registration Day on May 11th from 11am-1pm in the HHS Guidance Office.  Eligible students must take the Accuplacer exam and meet established benchmark scores.  For more information please contact Mr. Adam Cutler at acutler@necc.mass.edu or Ms. Samantha Massahos at samantha.massahos@haverhill-ps.org.  
    • Cornell University is offering two Summer College programs for high school students.  The Cornell Engineering Experience is open to current juniors and seniors and provides insight into the engineering design process and emerging engineering developments. Fabricating the Future: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors and allows students to experiment with 3-D printing and other tools to create small robotic devices.  The application deadline for both programs is May 5th. For more information visit https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/programs/index.php. 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

    Have a safe and restful weekend!

    Beth Kitsos

    Principal

  • Haverhill High School Program of Studies FY18

  • Haverhill High School Freshman Meet and Greet – Class of 2021

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending 3/17/17

    Updated 3/18/2017- New information in bold italics

    March has not been good to us in terms of weather. But we will continue to be hearty New Englanders and carry on! 

    Six Snow Days

    Our last day of school is now scheduled on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. 

    IMPORTANT: ELA MCAS

    All Sophomores and others: The ELA MCAS will be administered next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 21, 22 and 23. Student room assignments have been posted in the mall outside the cafeteria and in the corridor outside the 200’s office.  Students should check the posting for their testing room.  

    All students taking the ELA MCAS next week should report to their assigned testing room no later than 7:25 a.m. next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    Spring Dodgeball Tournament

    Hat’s off and congratulations to all the participants who played in the Spring Dodgeball Tournament yesterday. Congratulations to the winning team: Prestige Worldwide wide..wide..wide..

    Captain: Jack Ouellette, Tom Vaillancourt, Kyle O’Neil, Cooper Gibbs, Owen Keegan, Tyler Campbell, T.J. Corliss, Connor Alessi, Matt Nadeau, Patrick Fitzgibbons and on the injured reserve…Joe Giampa.  The Senior Class especially Mrs. Beaudoin would like to send an enormous thank you to staff: Mr. Ryan Brown, Mrs. Koorapaty, Mrs. Jenkinson, Ms. McLeod and All the Junior Class Officers in the tournament and a special thanks to Audrey Therriault for without her help we could not have run the tournament.

    Parking Concerns

    We have been very fortunate to have available to us for overflow parking the lot at Veterans Memorial Ice Skating Rink during the day for student parking. We have had several instances where students park in the wrong lot. We have notified those students immediately and have made several announcements reminding them to park in the parking area assigned to HHS. Effective Monday cars will be towed if they choose to park in the wrong lot again.

    Freshmen Class Pastry Fundraiser

    Class of 2020! This is the last big weekend push for your Pastry Fundraiser. You have until the end of the day on Monday!

    HHS Senior Singers

    Congratulations to HHS Chorus members Emily Forisso,  Joseph Pazzanese and Chloe Reynolds on their excellent performance on Thursday night, March 16, 2017 at Maria’s Restaurant where they participated in the celebration of 97.9 WHAV Inauguration Ceremony. The event celebrated the tremendous job WHAV President and General Manager, Tim Coco has with the only Haverhill based news source. A shout out to HHS choral director, Mr. Joseph Gori who made sure our students were able to be there.

    2017-2018 HHS Courses

    As you know we have been working hard to continuously improve the academic opportunities for our students. We have made great strides in giving our students the tools, experiences and choices to reach their goals. We have developed a strong academic culture, which helps ensure that students can pursue their post-secondary options.  As part of this natural evolution, I am excited to share that starting in the 2017-2018 school year we will offer a multitude of new semester-long courses. Many of the courses at HHS are already designed by semesters and others will be converted. All core-required courses still necessitate students to take both semesters for graduation purposes. My colleagues and I will be available during our parent-teacher conference on April 27, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to answer any questions on grading or any other matters that you may have questions on. Please contact me at 978-374-5700 ext. 1101/1102 or via email bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org if I can provide any further clarification.

    Work-Based Learning Experiences

    On Friday, March 10th, students from our CTE programs (Healthcare Occupations, Academy of IT, and Programming & Web Development) as well as our after school Robotics Team went on a field trip to Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.  Their orthopedic surgeons provided the students with a demonstration of the MAKOplasty robotic machine that is used for knee and hip replacements.  Some of our students were even able to try the machine!  It was a very good demonstration explaining both the anatomy as well as the technology behind these operations.  It was a great day for all involved, including the staff and chaperones.  Thank you Holy Family Hospital for coordinating a wonderful day for our students.

    On Monday, March 13th, we held Round Two of the 2nd Annual Interview Challenge sponsored by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.  The five top students from Round One participated in panel interviews with three representatives from local businesses; Ashley Moore from NECC, Alison Colby-Campbell from the Heartbeat of Haverhill and Penny Hamel.  Congratulations to our top three students moving on to Round Three, the final round – Sarah Tavitian, Isabela Yepes and Emily Kelley!  We wish them well in the final round, in which they are competing against the top three students from Timberlane High.  As always, special thanks to Beverly Donovan, President/CEO of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce for her help in coordinating this competition. If you have any questions about these opportunities please contact , Lisa Hunt, HHS Internship Coordinator @ 978.494.4221 or via email @ lhunt@haverhill-ps.org

     Kudos to HHS Cheerleaders

    Congratulations go out to our HHS Varsity Cheerleaders. They finished 7th this weekend in Division One at the MSSAA 2017 Winter Cheerleading State Competition and won a bid to the Nationals! These girls have worked so hard and finally met their goal of making it to Nationals which has alluded them for years. I would like to recognize the Haverhill High Varsity Cheerleaders and their coaches, Congrats to Head Varsity Coach Laura Murphy and the Assistant Varsity Coach is Maria Francis and cheerleaders: Danielle Barton, Courtney Brown, Darby Connolly, Jacqueline Connolly, Emily Delaney, Olivia Destefano, Jenna Dutton, Morgan Link, Alex Lord, Mary Beth Miller, Grace Morgan, Serina Nunez, Samantha Ovalle, Sierra Rogers, Anna Rossi, Rachel Spencer, Hayley Sullivan, Kayla Thistlewood, Emma Thompson, Abigail Wolfe, and Isabela Yepes.

    Incoming Freshmen Meet and Greet

    Save the date to come to our Incoming Freshmen Meet and Greet. It is scheduled for 4/11 @ 6:00 pm in the HHS Gymnasium. We will have teachers, administrators, the Athletic Director, Academy Representatives, Guidance, student panels, Food Service, and Club Advisors. You will have an opportunity to speak with a panel of current grade 9 students and hear about HHS from the students point of view. Brochures will be sent to middle schools next week to send home to grade 8 students.If you have questions please contact Dan Faircloth, Grade 9 Assistant Principal @ 978-374-5700 Xt. 1138 or via email dfaircloth@haverhill-ps.org

    School Counseling Update

    Despite the snow days, the majority of freshmen met with counselors this week to review their options and select their courses for the 2017-2018 school year.  All remaining freshmen will meet with their counselors on Monday March 20th.  

    The Counseling Department is hosting a College Information Night for the parents/guardians of current juniors.  This presentation will be held on Wednesday March 22nd from 6-8pm in the HHS Auditorium.  Topics will include an overview of the college search process, standardized testing, Naviance, and more. 

    HHS will host ASVAB testing on March 31st beginning at 7:30am.  The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is a 3 hour exam that is used for two purposes.  The ASVAB is the exam students must take for eligibility determination for military enlistment and job selection.  The ASVAB can also be used by any student, regardless of interest in the military, to asses skills in four major domains (verbal, math, science/technical, and spatial).  This test can also be used as a career exploration tool to help students make informed decisions about potential occupations.  Student scores are not released to the military though this exam.  Any student interested in taking this test should sign up in Guidance by March 24th.

    Northern Essex Community College will be holding “College For A Day” on April 12th at the Haverhill Campus and May 3rd at the Lawrence Campus. Students are invited to experience life in a college setting, follow a college schedule, go to classes and learn more about NECC. Students interested can sign up with their HHS counselor.  

    Important Information for Seniors!  

    • Attorney General Maura Healey launched an education campaign to help students and families in Massachusetts better understand financial aid packages offered by colleges.  In particular, there is a new hotline for students to call and online resources to help them better understand their financial aid award letters.  Students and families with questions or concerns about financial aid award letters should call the Student Loan Assistance Unit’s hotline at 1-888-830-6277  or visit the website  www.mass.gov/ago/StudentAwardLetter.
    • The HHS Scholarship Portal will close on March 31st.  Directions on how to access the portal can be found on the School Counseling Department page on the HHS website http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/scholarship-database-directions/.
    • Seniors, be sure to check the available scholarships on Naviance each week.  We receive many different scholarship applications and we will post each one on Naviance.  Don’t miss out!

    Upcoming Events/Important Dates

    • March 22nd- 6pm- Junior Parent College Information Night in the HHS Auditorium.
    • March 31st- 7:30am- ASVAB testing  
    • April 4th- 6pm- Early College Information Night in the HHS Library.  Come to learn about the Early College Program and its new dual enrollment options!
    • April 5th- 6pm- Annual HHS College Fair in the HHS Library.  We hope that you can join us to learn about opportunities after high school!

    Summer Opportunities

    • UMass Amherst will host a week long summer pre-college program from July 23rd – July 29th.  The Media Maker Academy is an exciting opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience utilizing state of the art technology.  Students will learn about remote and studio video, podcasting, lighting, special effects, Premiere editing, storyboarding, scripting, and more.  All students will be provided with an SD card and a finished project for their own portfolio.  For more information visit mass.edu/summer/precollege.
    • Haverhill High School students have the exclusive opportunity to register for summer classes at Northern Essex Community College for only $110 per credit.  Any student interested in taking a course for college credit is invited to attend NECC’s Registration Day on May 11th from 11am-1pm in the HHS Guidance Office.  Eligible students must take the Accuplacer exam and meet established benchmark scores.  For more information please contact Mr. Adam Cutler at acutler@necc.mass.edu or Ms. Samantha Massahos at samantha.massahos@haverhill-ps.org.  
    • Cornell University is offering two Summer College programs for high school students.  The Cornell Engineering Experience is open to current juniors and seniors and provides insight into the engineering design process and emerging engineering developments. Fabricating the Future: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors and allows students to experiment with 3-D printing and other tools to create small robotic devices.  The application deadline for both programs is May 5th. For more information visit https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/programs/index.php. If you have questions please contact the Supervisor of Guidance K-12, Jami Dion @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org

    Please have a safe and restful week-end!

    Beth Kitsos- Principal

    978-374-5700 xt. 1101/1102 or via email @ bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

     

     

     

     

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending 3/10/2017

    Attention Band Members

    Attention: All student who were to participate in the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade has been canceled due to the cold weather approaching the area. Mr. T. will let us know if they plan to reschedule.

    Cheyton Test Prep

    The Cheyton S.A.T. and A.C.T. prep courses continue this Saturday. All students are to enter through the main entrance and I thank them all for participating in this excellent opportunity.  

    Spring Sports Season

    Our spring sports season begins on March 20th. The Athletic Department will be holding a spring sports pre-season meeting on Monday, March 13th at 6:00 starting in the main gym.

    HHS Internship Program- Interview Challenge

    On Wednesday, March 8th, HHS Internship Program held Round One of the 2nd Annual Interview Challenge sponsored by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.  Fourteen students were interviewed by area business people and five will move on to Round Two, which takes place on Monday, March 13th.  Congratulations to our five students moving on to Round Two: George Dimopoulos, Emily Kelley, Leah Maguire, Sarah Tavitian and Isabela Yepes!  Thank you to the business representatives that took time out of their busy day to interview our students: Lisa Brady from Modern Woodmen of America, Melissa Cerasuolo from Haverhill Bank, Alison Colby-Campbell from The Heartbeat of Haverhill, Martin Corona from Bethany Community Services, Michael Joy from Opportunity Works, George Moriarty from Northern Essex Community College and Jim Smith from MTM Insurance.  Special thanks to Beverly Donovan, President/CEO of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce for helping to coordinate this valuable experience for our students. If you have questions about the HHS Internship Program please contact our Internship Coordinator, Ms. Lisa Hunt @ lhunt@haverhill-ps.org

    Spring Musical

    We want to thank everyone who has been participating in the rehearsals on stage and behind scenes for the Spring Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. We are hearing that it is a hoot and holler and we look forward to opening night on April 6th.

    Pastry Fundraiser

    Class of 2020: The Pastry Fundraiser is running through March 20th. Please be sure to ask your family, friends and neighbors and do all you can to support your class! Any questions please see Mrs. Foster in the guidance suite.

    Comedy Night

    The Haverhill High School Athletic department is holding their 9th Annual Comedy Night on March 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at DiBurro’s Function Facility. Tickets are $25.00. To purchase tickets on-line please visit www.hillies.org and click on the Athletics tab.

    Spring Dodgeball Tournament

    Back by popular demand our Dodgeball Tournament will be held on Tuesday (weather permitting). We would love for you all to come out and watch our teams in action after school.

    The Yellow Dress- Sophomores

    This week a dating violence prevention play called The Yellow Dress was viewed by the sophomore class. The Yellow Dress is a powerful one woman play that stimulates a thought-provoking discussion about relationships. Two sessions were held and it truly was impactful. I hope that parents and guardians have an opportunity to speak with their student about this event.

    School Counseling Update

    All sophomores met with counselors this week to review their options and select their courses for the 2017-2018 school year.  Freshmen are scheduled to select courses next week.  In the meantime, all members of the freshmen class should log in to the Student Portal and choose their potential electives.  Parents are encouraged to log in to the Portal as well to review the courses and help your son or daughter elect classes that best meet his/her interests.  Directions on how students and parents access course recommendations can be found on the HHS website.    

    The Counseling Department is hosting a College Information Night for the parents/guardians of current juniors.  This presentation will be held on Wednesday March 22nd from 6-8pm in the HHS Library.  Topics will include an overview of the college search process, standardized testing, Naviance, and more. 

    HHS will host ASVAB testing on March 31st beginning at 7:30am.  The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is a 3 hour exam that is used for two purposes.  The ASVAB is the exam students must take for eligibility determination for military enlistment and job selection.  The ASVAB can also be used by any student, regardless of interest in the military, to asses skills in four major domains (verbal, math, science/technical, and spatial).  This test can also be used as a career exploration tool to help students make informed decisions about potential occupations.  Student scores are not released to the military though this exam.  Any student interested in taking this test should sign up in Guidance by March 24th.

      Important Information for Seniors!  

    Scholarship Information

      • The HHS Scholarship Portal will close on March 31st.  Directions on how to access the portal can be found on the School Counseling Department page on the HHS website http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/scholarship-database-directions/.  
      • Seniors, be sure to check the available scholarships on Naviance each week.  We receive many different scholarship applications and we will post each one on Naviance.  Don’t miss out!

    Upcoming Events/Important Dates

    • March 22nd- 6pm- Junior Parent College Information Night in the HHS Library.
    • March 31st- 7:30am- ASVAB testing  
    • April 4th- 6pm- Early College Information Night in the HHS Library.  Come to learn about the Early College Program and its new dual enrollment options!
    • April 5th- 6pm- Annual HHS College Fair in the HHS Library.  We hope that you can join us to learn about opportunities after high school!

    Summer Opportunities

    • UMass Amherst will host a week long summer pre-college program from July 23rd – July 29th.  The Media Maker Academy is an exciting opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience utilizing state of the art technology.  Students will learn about remote and studio video, podcasting, lighting, special effects, Premiere editing, storyboarding, scripting, and more.  All students will be provided with an SD card and a finished project for their own portfolio.  For more information visit mass.edu/summer/precollege. If you have questions about guidance please contact the Supervisor of Guidance K-12, Jami Dion, @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org

             Please have a safe and restful week end! 

             Beth Kitsos, Principal- 978-374-5700, xt: 1101 or 1102 or email: bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

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