Haverhill High School

Home of the Hillies!

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

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- May 18, 2018

    Tragedy

    Again I find myself trying to wrap my head around two senseless tragedies that we have been notified of today. Last night a student from the class of 2016 passed away and we are all absolutely devastated by this news. Earlier this afternoon we heard of a school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas where at least nine lives were taken. This was the 22nd school shooting this year. I am again reminded that it can happen anywhere and that we all play a role in the safety and security of our students, staff and school.

    It is my hope that over the weekend you will have the opportunity to speak to your child about following the very basic school safety guidelines. For example, it is important that students do not open doors to anyone while on campus during the school day. Remind your child of the power of open and honest communication and when they see something, hear something, have a feeling that something is off with a peer that they report it immediately. Threats of personal or group harm through text messages, social media posts, verbal communication, and images of weapons are to be taken seriously and reported immediately.  This is not gossiping or tattling. This is all of us working together to prevent tragedies of all types at home and on campus.

    If you are seeing a change in your child, please reach out to us. Let us work together to find out what is happening and what we can do together to get them on the right path. We have a strong support system for students here at Haverhill High. Our administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, adjustment counselors, psychologist, support staff, school resource officer, VIP team, MVP team and more are here to help in any way. Please do not hesitate to call on us at any time.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our student and the entire Santa Fe community affected by these terrible tragedies.

    Term 4 Progress Reports

    HHS term 4 Progress Reports have been made available in the Parent/Student Portal. If you need a hard copy please email Eileen Spero @ espero@haverhill-ps.org or Sandra McArthur @ smcarthur@haverhill-ps.org

    Early College

    One of the programs offered to students who attend Haverhill High School is having the unique opportunity to attend Northern Essex Community College and complete the first year of their Associate’s degree while still in high school. The partnership between Haverhill High School and Northern Essex started seven years ago with a small cohort of just nine students. Last Monday we witnessed twenty-seven of our Hillies graduate from our Early College program. We are thrilled for them and congratulate them all on their success!

    Night of Stars

    Thursday night, Seniors from the Class of 2018 attended an event called the Night of Stars. This was by invitation only and is the first of three events awarding scholarships. Last night we saw 146 seniors awarded 302 scholarships totaling over $117,000! Congratulations Hillies!

    HHS Elections Held Today

    Here are the results for today’s student elections:

    For the class of 2019

    President: Meg Sheehan

    Vice President: Keighley Credit

    Secretary: L.J. Trevette

    Treasurer: Francisco Gonzalez

    Executive Committee: Molly McCracken and Lydia Osmer

    Student Council Representatives: Maggie Bourdon, Katherine Hubbard, Neveah Noury, Alex Papanikolaou, Brenna Sullivan, Robert Hardy, Jadynne Hill and Ryan Winn

    For the class of 2020

    President: Sara Ghias

    Vice President: Bheamarie Quinn

    Secretary: Ashley Bocchetti

    Treasurer: Kia Dimakis

    Executive Committee: Emma Willard, Jasmine Varona and Hope Shellene

    Student Council Representatives: Molly Bresnahan, Molly Caron, Kaelee Forman, Shannon Kaiser, Cooper MacKinnon, Naomi McLaughlin, Leah Pearse, Emily Prendergast, Heather Reid, Maggie Fitzgibbons, and Tara Thompson

    For the class of 2021

    President: Nick Leung

    Vice President: Carolin Taveras

    Secretary: Elijah Martinez

    Treasurer: Ashley DiFalco

    Executive Committee: Jacob Martinez and Dale Leone

    Student Council Representatives: Catie Chadwick, Ailish Ferrick, Alyison Gendron, Emma Grenier, Michaela Gunning, Rebecca Hamel, Nina Manzi, Olivia Peterson, Giavanna Torrence, Gabriela Vargas, Sarah Walters, Karyna Ward​

    Garden

    Nancy Burke is at it again and we love it! Please see the attached article from the Eagle Tribune on this wonderful Learning Garden program. We would also like to thank Shoe City Hardware for the generous donation of a wheel barrel for our program. Eagle Tribune Article

    http://www.eagletribune.com/news/haverhill/haverhill-high-s-student-garden-draws-national-attention/article_abc8026b-ab79-539a-97a5-78feae7e6a41.html

    MCAS Testing

    All students taking the MCAS Math Test –students should report to their assigned testing rooms beginning Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday May 24, promptly at 7:25 a.m., for the MCAS Math test. Please be sure your child gets a good night’s rest and healthy breakfast in the morning. ​​

    School Counseling Update

    • Seniors!  Final transcripts will be sent to colleges after graduation.  Seniors complete an exit survey during Senior Sign Out which alerts your counselor as to where this information should be sent.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact your counselor!
    • 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 25th.  Late applications will not be considered.
    If you have question about guidance, please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @jdion@haverhill-ps.org

     Class of 2018 Updates:

    Seniors have been notified that senior dues, cafeteria fees, AP testing fees and lost book fees are due by May 21st.

    Senior Dues: Mrs. Shaffer – 200’s Office

    Cafeteria Fees Ms. Jordan – Cafeteria

    AP Testing Fees:  Mrs. Gravel – Guidance Department

    Lost Book Fees: Teacher/Dean

    Athletic Fees: Please go to the athletic office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and see Mrs. Gallagher.

     What’s Ahead:

     Monday, May 21                   Last day of classes for the Class of 2018

    Monday, May 21                   Term 4 Report Card Grades Close – Seniors Only

    Monday, May 21                   Teachers send Deans and Guidance a list of students who did NOT

    return books and did NOT pass their class for the year/semester

    Tuesday, May 22                   Chapel Practice

    • ALL Graduating seniors need to be in the mall area by 7:30 a.m.
    • Each classroom door will be marked alphabetically and NHS reports to the cafeteria.
    • Teachers will check students in and line up. There will be practice walking to the auditorium and entering.
    • Once we get to the auditorium and administration feels we have the procession complete, we will briefly run through the Chapel program.

     Tuesday, May 22                   R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest — HHS Auditorium

    • 8:30 a.m.

     Tuesday, May 22                   Senior Sign-Out/Senior Cookout

    • When the R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest concludes, students will be called to the gym by rows
    • Guidance, teachers, and administration will be there to assist in the sign-out process and the distribution of the individual senior packages which contains:cap, gown, academy medal, four graduation invitations (field seating) and graduation number.
    • Once a Senior is signed out, he/she will exit through the back gym, secure their senior package in their vehicle, then go to the field for a Senior Breakfast/Cook-Out.
    • At the back field, there will be food! More details to be announced as we get closer to the event.

    Friday, May 25                                  Senior Report Cards Posted in the Portal

     Friday, May 25                                  Chapel – HHS Auditorium – Students and Staff Only

    • Report to assigned room in the 200s promptly at 10:30 a.m.
    • CAP AND GOWN REQUIRED
    • 10:50 a.m. Procession begins
    • 11:00 a.m. Chapel Program begins – program lasts about 90 minutes
    • Parents of Junior award winners invited.

    Tuesday, May 29                   Senior Prom – Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham, NH

    • Prom begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.
    • Tickets on sale – April 23 – May 4 – $85.00 each – Room K30

    Thursday, May 31                 Graduation Practice – Trinity Stadium

    • REPORT AT 8:30 a.m. SHARP
    • Bring graduation number
    • Wear sunscreen – we will be in the sun for a couple of hours
    • You will be given your yearbook at this time
    • Rain date – Friday, June 1 – Time TBD

    Thursday, May 31                 Senior Banquet – Roma Restaurant, Bradford, MA

    • 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
    • Proper Dress Required
    • Tickets on sale May 7 – May 18 and purchased from Mrs. McIntyre K30

    Friday, June 1                                   Graduation – Class of 2018 – Trinity Stadium – 6:00 p.m.

    • Report at 4:30 p.m.
    • Procession begins at 5:45 p.m.
    • Late arrivals will not be permitted to march in the procession once it begins
    • Please note that high heels are NOT allowed on the Trinity Stadium artificial turf.

     

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- May 11, 2018

    A Hero Among Us:

    Over the weekend a baby girl at a local restaurant began choking on her food. A gentleman, who was seated near the mother and her baby, calmly leaped into action and through his training received at Haverhill High School, immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved the baby girls’ life. He is one of our favorite security guards at Haverhill High! To some he is known as Mr. Scovotti, to his peers and friends Benny, and to so many student athletes…Coach!From all of Hillie nation we salute you and are so very proud of you Mr. Scovotti!

    From Mr. Ashbrook:

    We would like to take a moment to thank HC Media and The Haverhill Journal On the Go for visiting our program and putting this together about our Haverhill High Robotics Club.
    HC Media
     .    (Published on May 7, 2018)

    Did you know that Haverhill High School is home to a thriving Robotics club? Did you know that this club is almost entirely student led? It’s true! These students are doing amazing work, and The Haverhill Journal spent an afternoon with Haverhill Robotics, volunteers, and faculty as they prepared for their upcoming regional BotBall competition to learn more!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKqq0FKLONY

    From the Athletic Department:

    The Haverhill baseball team had a big 5-0 win over Lawrence yesterday and has won three of its last four games. The Hillies are now 6-3 in the conference and are in second place.

    The boys volleyball team has won four of its last five games including a 3-1 win over North Andover on Wednesday. The Hillies need one more win to qualify for the MIAA playoffs.

    After some tough weather in the spring, our new popular crew team is now on the water. You will see them rowing on the river every afternoon preparing for some upcoming races.

    The Haverhill girls’ tennis team hosted their annual Coaches vs. Cancer event yesterday in the match with Lawrence. Head Coach Dave Reed and the 35 girls’ on the tennis team all participated to raise money for the American Cancer Society. And the Hillies won the match 4-1!

    The athletic department is excited to host the 2nd annual Haverhill High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Ten former Hillie greats will be inducted at a special dinner on June 9th at Bradford Country Club. Tickets are available through the athletic department.

     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-cigarettes. We will share more information about this session next week.

    E- cigarette Fact Sheet    Fact sheet #2 .   E- Cigarette Parent Tip Sheet

    Summer Stem Program:

    Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is offering a summer program available to students ages 13-16. Students can enroll in the Summer STEM program, and there are scholarships available. Hillie students interested are asked to see their guidance counselor.

    Lost and Found Main Office

    Our main office has a lost and found for small items. We have watches, rings, necklaces, phones, house keys, car keys, and eye glasses that have gone unclaimed. If your student has lost something this school year, please ask them to visit the main office.

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    This week is teacher appreciation week. The entire leadership team is so proud and thankful for how much our teachers do to help make the students reach their greatest potential. Teaching is not an easy job and we wanted to let you know that their efforts are appreciated! As a small token of our appreciation today we served free coffee and donuts to our faculty.

    National Nurses Appreciation Week

    This week we join the nation in celebrating Nurses! We are so very thankful for their commitment to our 1800+ students and greatly appreciate all that they do! So far this year our three Nurses in our nurses office have experienced 16,000 student encounters averaging 100 students per day. In addition to seeing students for unexpected ailments they also distribute medications daily. They coordinate the process of documenting the height and weight of our 10th grade students. They perform back checks on our 9th grade students and will coordinate the vision and hearing tests of our 10th grade students. They are the first called for a medical emergency and move throughout the building at a moment’s notice. They are professional, dedicated and we are so very grateful they have chosen to be part of Hillie Nation.

    We also have two nurses in the building in our special education multiple support program caring for approximately 30 students. We thank them for their commitment to our most fragile students.

    District Wide Art Show

    One of our favorite events at HHS is just around the corner. The District Wide Art Show is this Monday, May 14thfrom 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Parents can enter through the main entrance or through the auditorium. We hope you can come out and tour the various forms and samples of student work.

    2018 Haverhill Art Show Postcard.jpg

    Class of 2018 Updates:

    Seniors have been notified that senior dues, cafeteria fees, AP testing fees and lost book fees are due by May 21st.

    Senior Dues: Mrs. Shaffer – 200’s Office

    Cafeteria Fees Ms. Jordan – Cafeteria

    AP Testing Fees:  Mrs. Gravel – Guidance Department

    Lost Book Fees: Teacher/Dean

    Athletic Fees: Please go to the athletic office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and see Mrs. Gallagher.

    NECC Summer STEM

    NECC is offering a summer program available to students ages 13-16. Students can enroll in the Summer STEM program, and there are scholarships available. For more information see your guidance counselor.

    Here is the website for more information:

    https://www.necc.mass.edu/engage/community-educational-programs/stem-academy/

    School Counseling Update
    Students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes will be finishing with AP testing next week.  Testing will run through May 18th.  The testing schedule along with the exam locations are attached.  Exams times are set at 8am or 12pm by the AP Program.  Any student taking an AP exam must arrive for Check In at the HHS Counseling Office 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the exam.  During Check In, attendance is taken and students will be required to leave any personal belongings and other items not permitted in the testing room.  All personal items will be stored in a locked room for security.  The complete list of what students can and cannot bring with them into the testing room is also attached.  If you have any questions or concerns, or if there is an unexpected circumstance that prevents your student from testing on the scheduled day please contact Jami Dion or Marie Gravel at 978-374-5700 ext. 1134.

    AP Schedule 2018

    Featured Scholarships
    • 2018 Haverhill School Committee Scholarship
      • Deadline: May 25
      • Applications are available in Guidance or in Naviance
    Class of 2018 Reminders
    • Seniors, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decisions in your Naviance account!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are attending and we like to share this news!
    If you have questions about guidance please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email at jdion@haverhil-ps.org

    Calendar of Events:

    Friday, May 11                      Junior Social – DiBurro’s, Haverhill, MA      6:00 -10:00 p.m.

    May 14-18                              Senior Books Collected

     Tuesday, May 15                Red Sox Game

    • Buses will leave for Boston from the school at 4:00 p.m. SHARP
    • Tickets go on sale in the month of March.
    • Limited amount of seats!!!
    • Buses will return to HHS directly after completion of game.

    Thursday, May 17                 Night of Stars – HHS Auditorium

    • This is a student invitation-only scholarship event.
    • Begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

    Monday, May 21                   Last day of classes for the Class of 2018

    Monday, May 21                   Term 4 Report Card Grades Close – Seniors Only

    Monday, May 21                   Teachers send Deans and Guidance a list of students who did NOT

    return books and did NOT pass their class for the year/semester

    Tuesday, May 22                   Chapel Practice

    • ALL Graduating seniors need to be in the mall area by 7:30 a.m.
    • Each classroom door will be marked alphabetically and NHS reports to the cafeteria.
    • Teachers will check students in and line up. There will be practice walking to the auditorium and entering.
    • Once we get to the auditorium and administration feels we have the procession complete, we will briefly run through the Chapel program.

     Tuesday, May 22                   R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest — HHS Auditorium .   8:30 a.m.

     Tuesday, May 22                   Senior Sign-Out/Senior Cookout

    • When the R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest concludes, students will be called to the gym by rows
    • Guidance, teachers, and administration will be there to assist in the sign-out process and the distribution of the individual senior packages which contains: cap, gown, academy medal, four graduation invitations (field seating) and graduation number.
    • Once a Senior is signed out, he/she will exit through the back gym, secure their senior package in their vehicle, then go to the field for a Senior Breakfast/Cook-Out.
    • At the back field, there will be food! More details to be announced as we get closer to the event.

    Friday, May 25                                  Senior Report Cards Posted in the Portal

     Friday, May 25                                  Chapel – HHS Auditorium – Students and Staff Only

    • Report to assigned room in the 200s promptly at 10:30 a.m.
    • CAP AND GOWN REQUIRED
    • 10:50 a.m. Procession begins
    • 11:00 a.m. Chapel Program begins – program lasts about 90 minutes
    • Parents of Junior award winners invited.

    Tuesday, May 29                   Senior Prom – Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham, NH

    • Prom begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.
    • Tickets on sale – April 23 – May 4 – $85.00 each – Room K30

    Thursday, May 31                 Graduation Practice – Trinity Stadium

    • REPORT AT 8:30 a.m. SHARP
    • Bring graduation number
    • Wear sunscreen – we will be in the sun for a couple of hours
    • You will be given your yearbook at this time
    • Rain date – Friday, June 1 – Time TBD

    Thursday, May 31                 Senior Banquet – Roma Restaurant, Bradford, MA

    • 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
    • Proper Dress Required
    • Tickets on sale May 7 – May 18 and purchased from Mrs. McIntyre K30

    Friday, June 1                                   Graduation – Class of 2018 – Trinity Stadium – 6:00 p.m.

    • Report at 4:30 p.m.
    • Procession begins at 5:45 p.m.
    • Late arrivals will not be permitted to march in the procession once it begins
    • Please note that high heels are NOT allowed on the Trinity Stadium artificial turf.

    Saturday, June 2                                   Graduation Rain Date – TBA

    From all of us here at HHS we wish all of our mother’s a happy and restful Mother’s Day!

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

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- May 4, 2018

    HELP: NEASC Parent Survey Responses- HHS at 20%- Need 25%

    I am again asking for more parents to complete the Endicott Survey for our NEASC self-study. If you haven’t had a chance to complete the survey please take a moment to complete. NEASC will visit HHS in November of 2019. The responses from the parent, student and staff surveys will help guide us as we complete the self-study process. HHS  has approximately 1850 students. The needle has moved a bit and we are at  20%.  We are trying t0 get 25%. See attached link below.

    Please go to the website www.endicottresearchcenter.net.  On that page you will see “here to take a survey” Enter the following survey code: P2W20095and click GO. Follow the instructions.  Every statement on the survey must be responded to in order for your answers to be recorded.  Skipped statements will be presented again until they are responded to.  When you reach the last screen, click SUBMIT.

     Thank you for your help with this important work!

    Class of 2018 Update

    Seniors Class of 2018: The dues have been tabulated. Classical Academy students dues are $55.00 and all other Seniors $30. Students are to see Mrs. Shaffer in the 200’s office for payment. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Class of 2018 Agenda 5.2.18

    VIP Team Partners with Savers

    The HHS Violence Intervention Prevention Team has partnered with Savers to raise money for our team. Please see the attachment for more details.

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     Nursing Bus

    On Wednesday April 11, 2018 our Healthcare Occupations and Scrubs Club students were fortunate to have the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Nursing Bus visit our campus.  This is a state-of-the-art Medical Laboratory and Simulation Lab on wheels.  Nursing students from UML organized and hosted three stations to demonstrate and provide hands-on opportunities for various patient care skills to our high school students.  One station included information on pressure ulcers, wound care protocols, and sterile dressings.  Another included a birthing simulation with postpartum mother and baby assessment and care.  The third station discussed central line placement and long-term medication therapies.  High school students were provided an open forum for questioning anything from basic nursing skills to more personal questions about UML student life, professional goals and career readiness.  Thank you, Jennifer Wilbur, RN and UML students for your generous volunteering of time and such positive contributions to our growing program!​

    2018 Powderpuff Game

    Congratulations to our Senior girls for being victorious in the HHS Annual Powderpuff Game! A great night was had by all! The Seniors won 31-28.

    Academic Awards Ceremony

    This past Tuesday, May 1st,  HHS celebrated the academic success of 148 students for this school year. Students received recognition from their teachers for being the Most Improved or Most Outstanding during the Academic Awards ceremony. Congratulations to all our students on their success!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Award of Excellence Presented at Academic Awards

    Last summer, Madison Connolly represented HHS and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston. Madison was surrounded by many fellow high school students who shared her passion, ability and potential. We were able to present Madison with the Award of Excellence for her participation in this program during our Academic Awards Ceremony! All of Hillienation is proud of Madison!

    Anonymous Donation

    This week we were truly grateful to receive at $10,000 donation towards the purchase of a chromebook cart for HHS. The donor requested to remain anonymous. We cannot thank them enough. This generous donation will help students for years to come!

    Girls Lacrosse Team

    The Hillies Girls Varsity Lacrosse team is starting a new tradition, The Hillie Pride Run. The Pride Run will celebrate our season, as well as the culmination of the Seniors athletic and academic careers. The team will depart HHS at 8AM and are estimated to reach Trinity Stadium around 9AM. We would like you to show your support for your student athletes by lining the entrance into the Stadium, starting at Gobbi’s gate! We look forward to your support on May 26! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page for updates! Go Hillies!! Thank You Coach Christina Lynch!!

    School Counseling Update
    AP testing will be conducted at HHS from May 7th through May 18th.  The testing schedule along with the exam locations are attached.  Exams times are set at 8am or 12pm by the AP Program.  Any student taking an AP exam must arrive for Check In at the HHS Counseling Office 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the exam.  During Check In, attendance is taken and students will be required to leave any personal belongings and other items not permitted in the testing room.  All personal items will be stored in a locked room for security.  The complete list of what students can and cannot bring with them into the testing room is also attached.  If you have any questions or concerns, or if there is an unexpected circumstance that prevents your student from testing on the scheduled day please contact Jami Dion or Marie Gravel at 978-374-5700 ext. 1134.
    Featured Scholarships
    • 2018 Haverhill School Committee Scholarship
      • Deadline: May 25
      • Applications are available in Guidance or in Naviance
    Class of 2018 Reminders
    • We still continue to receive scholarship applications in the Counseling Office.  Seniors, be sure to check Naviance for new scholarships!
    • Seniors, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decisions in your Naviance account!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    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
    Have a good week-end!
    Beth Kitsos, Principal
  • Principal’s Weekly Update- April 27, 2018

    HHS Still Needs More Parent Input : NEASC Survey

    I am asking for more parents to complete the Endicott Survey for our NEASC self study. If you haven’t had a chance to complete the survey please take a moment to complete. NEASC will visit HHS in November of 2019. The responses from the parent, student and staff surveys will help guide us as we complete the self-study process. HHS currently has approximately 1850 students. So far we have received 19%.  We are trying t0 get 25%. See attached link below.

    Please go to the website www.endicottresearchcenter.net.  On that page you will see “here to take a survey” Enter the following survey code: P2W20095and click GO. Follow the instructions.  Every statement on the survey must be responded to in order for your answers to be recorded.  Skipped statements will be presented again until they are responded to.  When you reach the last screen, click SUBMIT.

     Thank you for your help with this important work.

    Spirit Week Finale!

    Tonight we hope to see you at the Powderpuff game at Trinity Stadium starting at 7:00 p.m. Our Spring Dance will be held in the HHS Cafeteria on Saturday, April 28th from 7:00 to 10:00. It is a black out dance! Please be sure your children coordinate their rides home. All students must leave campus by 10:00 p.m. Please note that this dance is for Haverhill High School students only!

    Junior Social 2018

    The HHS Junior Social will be held on May 11th from 6:00 to 10:00 at DiBurro’s Function Hall in Haverhill. Tickets sales have been extended and will be available at all three lunches on Monday, April 30th. Tickets will be $80.00 each.

    Prom 2018

    Prom tickets will be on sale from April 23 – May 4th.  Tickets are $85.  Tickets can be purchased in K30 before or after school or during lunches.  The prom is May 29th at Castleton in Windham, NH.

     

    Spring Dodgeball Tournament

    The Spring Dodgeball Tournament has been rescheduled for May 10th at 2:30 p.m.   Please see Mrs. McIntyre in K30 to sign up

    Power Soccer

    Power Soccer, a community athletic team with one of our own Hillies participating, is having their first ever home game on April 28th and it is our hope that Hillie Nation will come out and support this team. Power Soccer is a sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users and is played on a regulation basketball court. Hillies are invited to the first home game on Saturday, April 28th from 2:00 – 4:00 at Haverhill High.

    Youth of the Year

    The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill recently announced their “Youth of the Year” and this year’s honoree was Hillie Nation’s very own Iliyah Rivera. This is the club’s biggest award and the recipient must excel in academics, community service and service to the club. She will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Massachusetts Youth of the Year title in a few short weeks and we wish her the very best. Congratulations to you and good luck in June.

    Coach of the Year

    Hillie Nation! Our wrestling team ended their season with 19-4 record!  With that success we would like to send a huge Hillie shout out to Coach Lawlor for being named the Eagle-Tribune’s Wrestling Coach of the Year last week! So very proud of our team and Coach for all their success!

    Student Athlete of the Year

    Congratulations to Meredith Budds for being named the Eagle-Tribune’s Student Athlete of the Year! Meredith was selected over a tremendous group that included numerous scholarship athletes, three sport captains, class officers and 1400 plus SAT scores. Meredith will begin her collegiate on a pre-med track at St. Anselm’s College, where she has earned a lacrosse scholarship. Congratulations to Meredith for her success in the classroom and on the athletic fields.

    Much to be proud of

    Early College Updates:

    May 4th- NECC will be in our guidance conference room from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. They will be registering Seniors for classes who have applied and plan on attending NECC in the fall.

    May 4th Early College Juniors will be having a presentation in the HHS Library from 12:45-2pm. A staff member from the Deaf Studies program will be presenting on the opportunities available to students.

    May 21st Early College Graduation at NECC- students and families will be receiving invitation with more information regarding time and location. This is only for the current Early College Senior class.

    School Counseling Update
    Any student taking an AP exam must attend one pre-administration session.  The purpose for holding a pre-administration session is to save time on exam day by having students complete required information on their first AP exam answer sheet.  These sessions last approximately 45 minutes and will all be held directly after school in the library at 2:20pm.  Students must bring their school ID and a #2 pencil (no mechanical pencils allowed) to the session.  It is the student’s responsibility to inform Mrs. Dion, Ms. Foster, or Ms. Cannon if they cannot attend for any reason.  The final dates available are as follows:
    • Tuesday May 1
    • Wednesday May 2
    • Thursday May 3
    AP testing will be conducted at HHS from May 7th through May 18th.  The testing schedule along with the exam locations are attached.  Exams times are set at 8am or 12pm by the AP Program.  Any student taking an AP exam must arrive for Check In at the HHS Counseling Office 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the exam.  During Check In, attendance is taken and students will be required to leave any personal belongings and other items not permitted in the testing room.  All personal items will be stored in a locked room for security.  The complete list of what students can and cannot bring with them into the testing room is also attached.  If you have any questions or concerns, or if there is an unexpected circumstance that prevents your student from testing on the scheduled day please contact Jami Dion or Marie Gravel at 978-374-5700 ext. 1134.
    Featured Scholarships
    • 2018 Haverhill School Committee Scholarship
      • Deadline: May 25
      • Applications are available in Guidance or in Naviance
    • Pentucket Kiwanis Scholarship
      • Deadline: April 30
      • Criteria: B/C grade average, good character, community service, and financial need
      • Applications are available in Guidance or in Naviance.  Completed applications should be mailed to the Pentucket Kiwanis Scholarship Committee.
    Class of 2018 Reminders
    • We still continue to receive scholarship applications in the Counseling Office.  Seniors, be sure to check Naviance for new scholarships!
    • Seniors, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decisions in your Naviance account!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    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 wonderful week-end!
    Beth Kitsos, Principal- bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org
  • Haverhill High School – Program of Studies 2018-2019

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- April 13, 2018

    There is no Saturday School tomorrow, Saturday April 14th. The next Saturday School is Saturday, April 28th.

    Term 3 – Report Cards – Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Term 3 grades closed on Tuesday. Our report card will be electronically distributed via the parent portal on Monday, April 23, 2018, after 3:00 p.m. Students without internet access will be given a paper copy. If you need a paper copy please have your child visit the HHS Main Office and add their name to the report card issued log. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Spanish Club

    Spanish Club will be having a fundraiser at Uno Pizzeria and Grill on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Uno will donate up to 20% of the check. Hope to see you there.

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    MCJROTC

    We firmly believe that Spring is here and so does our ROTC Cadets. What a workout! Great energy, focus and determination was witnessed today! Excellent job to Major Martin, Gunny Danis and all our students.

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    Credit for Life

    This was our 5th Credit for Life Fair.  Approximately 60 juniors participated in a “real world” simulated budget activity.  There were 9 businesses that supported us:  Auto Fair Ford Haverhill, Costello Insurance, Coldwell Banker, Salon Riza, Cedardale, Emmaus House, Canobie Lake, Men’s Wearhouse, and Haverhill Bank. Top participants (voted by Haverhill Bank and Men’s Wearhouse) were Emma Atwood and Devon Cunningham, who will receive complimentary junior social tickets.  In addition, Matt Maginnis and Andrew Deluca were awarded a free suit rentals for their great interviewing skills.  Kristen Clohesy, Briana Rodriguez, Isabella Whelan, Lydia Swain, Courtney Venditti, Yenisa Defex, and Alan Millien received consolation prizes for their great effort.  Salon Riza also raffled off a gift card to a updo” for junior social

    Winner of the Credit for Life Raffle from Salon Riza: Ticket #506540

    We would also like to give a shout out to the most outstanding Credit for Life Fair participants: Emma Atwood and Devon Cunningham. They are taking home Junior Social tickets!

    Design Contest

    To all of our creative Hillies: The Haverhill Education Foundation design contest for HHS students continues. Design a new logo for the Haverhill Education Foundation and if selected you could win a $200 Amazon Gift Card. For additional details on the contest and to pick up a submission form please see Mrs. Mullane, Dean of Fine Arts in room A10. The deadline is Monday, April 30, 2018.

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    Spirit Week:

    When we return from vacation on Monday, April 23rd we will be kicking off Spirit Week!

    • On Monday it will be Pajama Day!
    • Tuesday it will be Meme and Vine Day! “You’re not my Dad!”
    • Wednesday it will be Red, White, and Blue Day!
    • Thursday – Your Favorite Sports Team Day and that night will be the Drive in Movie night in the parking lot on campus!
    • On Friday Hillie Nation will be dressed in brown and gold! That night the tradition of the annual Powderpuff Game at Trinity Stadium continues.
    • Spirit week concludes with our Spring Dance! It will be held in the HHS Cafeteria on Saturday, April 28th from 7:00 to 10:00. Students must be picked up promptly at 10:00 p.m. and this is open to HHS students only.

    Early College

    Just a quick reminder to our Early College students that your classes at NECC are in session next week! A bus will run from HHS as regularly scheduled.

    Unified Teams

    We are so thrilled at the athletic opportunities at Haverhill High School. We have over 35 sports programs and field over 55 different teams. We wanted to share how proud we are that two new teams have been added this year. Haverhill High School sponsored last fall a Unified Basketball Team and for Spring a Unified Track and Field team. These teams are supported by the MIAA and by the Special Olympics, and brings together students with and without intellectual abilities on the basketball court and on the track and field. These teams will be competing against other schools in the Merrimack Valley Conference.

    Fine Arts Department

    We would like to take a moment and thank all of Hillie Nation and our community members who came out and supported our students in this years’ musical Mary Poppins! Many rehearsal hours went into this production! In addition to our students singing and dancing  we also had students playing in the live band. The kites were flying…it was quite a production!

    National Letter of Intent

    Congratulations to Mary Rose Sneed on signing her National Letter of Intent to Play Volleyball at New Haven!

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    Hillie Nation is working hard on giving back to our community!

    Earth Day

    One week from this Saturday on April 21st – Mr. Becker a Hillie Science Teacher will be hosting a cleanup at Lake Pentucket also known as Round Pond from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon during the citywide Earth Day event.  It is great way to pitch in and help clean up our city parks and trails! This is a tradition Mr. Becker started during his Nettle Knight days. We hope all community members will join in and make Haverhill beautiful on April 21st!

    Food Bank

    We are collecting nonperishable food items for the local Food Bank. The food bank serves many families in need within our community. Students can drop off  items thru May 21stSo much is needed including canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, rice, beans, pasta, and juice. We thank everyone who has donated so far!

    School Counseling Update
    Any student taking an AP exam in May must attend one pre-administration session.  The purpose for holding a pre-administration session is to save time on exam day by having students complete required information on their first AP exam answer sheet.  These sessions last approximately 45 minutes and will all be held directly after school in the library at 2:20pm.  Students must bring their school ID and a #2 pencil (no mechanical pencils allowed) to the session.  It is the student’s responsibility to inform Mrs. Dion, Ms. Foster, or Ms. Cannon if they cannot attend a pre-administration session for any reason.  The dates available for pre-administration are as follows:
    • Tuesday April 24
    • Wednesday April 25
    • Thursday April 26
    • Tuesday May 1
    • Wednesday May 2
    • Thursday May 3
    Featured Scholarships
    • Christopher Drelich Memorial Scholarship
      • Deadline: April 26
      • Criteria: student who is pursuing a degree in music or music education
      • Students must submit an essay to Guidance on how music has changed your life and your decision to pursue a degree in music or music education
    • Pentucket Kiwanis Scholarship
      • Deadline: April 30
      • Criteria: B/C grade average, good character, community service, and financial need
      • Applications are available in Guidance or in Naviance.  Completed applications should be mailed to the Pentucket Kiwanis Scholarship Committee.
    Class of 2018 Reminders
    • We still continue to receive scholarship applications in the Counseling Office.  Seniors, be sure to check Naviance for new scholarships!
    • Seniors, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decisions in your Naviance account!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    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

    What’s Ahead!

    • April 10: Term 3 Marks Close
    • April 11: Term 4 Begins
    • April 16: No School – Patriot’s Day
    • April 17-20: No School – Spring Recess
    • April 23-27: Spirit Week
    • April 23: Report Cards Issued – Parent Portal
    • April 24: Glee Club Coffee House – Library 7:00 p.m.
    • April 25: Early College Registration – Library 6:00 p.m.
    • April 26: Parent Teacher Conferences – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • May 1: Academic Awards – By invitation
    • May 2: Coffee House – Senior Spotlight – 7:00 p.m. – Library
    • May 2: Italian Night 6:30 p.m. – Auditorium
    • May 3: Mr. HHS 7:00 p.m. – Auditorium
    • May 7 18: AP Testing

    I want to take a moment to thank all of the faculty and support staff at Haverhill High for their daily commitment to the success of every student. Their hard work is recognized and truly is appreciated.

    On behalf of the entire leadership team at Haverhill High School, we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable break! I hope everyone has an opportunity to relax, renew and prepare to finish up the final nine weeks of classes strong.

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    Beth Kitsos, Principal

    bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- April 6, 2018

    NECC – College for a Day

    On Wednesday, April 11th Northern Essex Community College will be hosting an event called “College for a Day.”During this event prospective students have the opportunity to sit in on a real college class and explore everything the campus has to offer! Haverhill High School will be attending this event! A bus will be transporting students to NECC at 8:00 a.m. and returning to the high school at 1:35p.m. If you are interested in learning more about NECC and would like to attend this field trip please stop by the guidance suite and pick up a field trip form! The forms need to be returned by Monday, April 9th.

    Class of 2021 – Pie Fundraiser

    Participate in our Mann Orchard Pie fundraiser. Each pie is $10, order as many as you like. Order forms and money are due to Ms. Pettis in M17 by April 27th. Pies will be delivered on Friday May 11, 2018. All proceeds go to the class of 2021.

    Golden Book Trophy Award

    We want to take a moment to recognize a Hillie Nation Faculty Member! Monthly a Golden Book Trophy Awardfrom one staff member to another is awarded for positively influencing our working environment and boosting morale in a meaningful way. Earlier this week at the monthly Faculty Meeting it was awarded to Ms. Siegfriedt! Congratulations!

    Italy Trip 2019

    The Italy Trip 2019 is on and the students are planning a fundraiser at Uno’s Pizzeria in Haverhill on April 12th. Patrons need to present a coupon to the wait staff in order for us to receive a percentage of the sales for that day.

    Earth Day

    On Saturday, April 21st – Mr. Becker will be hosting a cleanup at Lake Pentucket (Round Pond) from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Any Interested Haverhill High School student or staff member should sign up with Mr. Becker in room 118.  Please consider being part of this citywide Earth Day event.  It is great way to pitch in and help clean up our city parks and trails!

    Model UN

    This week members of our Model UN team participated in the 2018 UMass Lowell Model United Nations Conference. We are so pleased to announce that two Hillies took home awards. On the NATO Council Committee:  – LJ Trevette took second place. The topics included: Addressing the Burden Sharing and Defense Spending Pledge and Nuclear Threats to NATO Member States. In the Security Council session– Sean Cokely earned second place with topics on The Situation in Myanmar, The Situation in Venezuela and Crisis. Congratulations LJ and Sean and to all our Model UN students who participated!

    Power Soccer

    Save the Date:  Power Soccer, a community athletic team with one of our own Hillies participating, is having their first ever home game on April 28th and it is our hope that Hillie Nation will come out and support this team. Power Soccer is a sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users and is played on a regulation basketball court. Hillies are invited to the first home game on Saturday, April 28th from 2:00 – 4:00 at Haverhill High.

    HHS Fine Arts Academy

    Mary Poppins – opening night was quite the success last night! It was a treat to watch our students acting, dancing and singing. We are so thrilled for everyone involved! This is a classic production that you do not want to miss! The show continues tonight at 7:00 p.m. and tomorrow Saturday with a matinee at 2:00 p.m. and the final performance at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: Adults $8 and Students & Senior Citizens $5.  Tickets will be available at the door.

    Canned Food Drive

    Please help us collect nonperishable food items for the local Food Bank. The food bank serves many families in need within our community. Students can drop off your items in Ms. LaBelle’s room 210 thru May 21stSo much is needed including canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, rice, beans, pasta, and juice. Special“Red Noses” will be given out the last week to the most creative givers!

    HHS Campus

    I want to take a moment to share a reminder to all drivers on campus that the speed limit is 10 mph at all times. This includes the evenings and weekends. During the school day and when staffed for special events, all drivers (students, staff, parents, guardians, community members…) are to stop when asked for our Security Guard at our Guard Shack. We also wanted to remind everyone that if you have a meeting in the building during school hours that you must enter through the main entrance. If your meeting is in the building beyond the main office then you must present a valid driver’s license or state ID card and sign in at our security kiosk where a name tag will be issued.  Thank you all in advance for your cooperation.

     Junior Social

    The Junior Social will be held on May 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at DiBurro’s Function Hall in Haverhill. Tickets will be on sale on April 24th, 25th and 26th. More information will be shared at the Junior Assembly on Tuesday.

     Senior Prom

    The Senior Prom will be held on May 29, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham, NH. Tickets sales TBD.

    School Counseling Update
    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 information on their first AP exam answer sheet.  These sessions last approximately 45 minutes and will all be held directly after school in the library at 2:20pm.  Students must bring their school ID and a #2 pencil (no mechanical pencils allowed) to the session.  It is the student’s responsibility to inform Mrs. Dion, Ms. Foster, or Ms. Cannon if they cannot attend a pre-administration session for any reason.  The dates available for pre-administration are as follows:
    • Tuesday April 10
    • Thursday April 12
    • Tuesday April 24
    • Wednesday April 25
    • Thursday April 26
    • Tuesday May 1
    • Wednesday May 2
    • Thursday May 3
    Class of 2018 Reminders
    • We still continue to receive scholarship applications in the Counseling Office.  Seniors, be sure to check Naviance for new scholarships!
    • Seniors, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decisions in your Naviance account!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    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

    April Events:

    April 6:  Mary Poppins – Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

    April 7:  Mary Poppins – Auditorium – 2:00 p.m.

    April 7:  Mary Poppins – Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

    April 10: Site Council – Main Office Conference Room 3:00 p.m.

    April 10: Term 3 Marks Close

    April 11: Term 4 Begins

    April 16: No School – Patriot’s Day

    April 17-20:  No School – Spring Recess

    April 23:  Report Cards Issued – Parent Portal

    April 24:  Glee Club Coffee House – Library 7:00 p.m.

    April 25:  Early College Registration – Library 6:00 p.m.

    April 26: Parent Teacher Conferences – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Have a good week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- March 30, 2018

    Distinguished Service Award

    In January I received notification that Tom O’Brien our Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Wellness, will be awarded the NIAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) Distinguished Service Award.This will be presented to Tom tonight at the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association  (MSSADA) Annual Awards Banquet. Tom truly is most deserving of this honor and we are so very grateful for all he does for the students of Hillie Nation. Congratulations Tom!

    English Language Arts (ELA) MCAS

    Grade 10 students completed the first round of MCAS Testing. Students who missed any of the reading comprehension sessions, (1-3) can make them up next week, April 2-4. If a student missed the long composition there is only one make-up day, which is Thursday, April 5th.

    Autism Awareness

    The month of April is Autism Awareness month! This Monday, April 2nd we ask all of Hillie nation to wear blue in support of Autism Awareness.

    Model UN Alumni

    The alumni in the Model UN Programs are doing amazing! Caroline Mulligan is the Secretary of Suffolk University’s Model UN program! Alejandro Lopez is the Secretary General in charge of the entire program at UMass, Lowell! We are thrilled to announce that next year, Grace Stanton is the Secretary General, again in charge of the program, of the National High School Model United Nations conferences in New York City. This is the biggest one in the world, it works with the actual UN and involves upwards to 60 different countries!! Go Hillies!!

    Hillie Wrestlers:

    Congratulations to our Hillie wrestlers who competed last weekend in Virginia Beach at the National Tournament.  Senior Nick Tejada, Junior Sam Prescott, and Sophomores Jake Nicolosi and Steven Wise each won a match on the national stage, and Jake Nicolosi finished in the top 20 in the nation!!  It was a phenomenal weekend and experience for these four fine young men!! Congratulations Hillies!

    Canned Food Drive

    Please help us collect nonperishable food items for local Food Bank. The food bank serves many families in need within our community. Students can drop off items in Ms. LaBelle’s room 210 thru May 21st.  So much is needed including canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, rice, beans, pasta, and juice. Special “Red Noses” will be given out the last week to the most creative givers!

    Cafeteria Updates:

    Starting Monday, April 2nd:

    • ​Make your own salad bar offered daily!
    • Grab & Go Chicken Nugget station will be located in the Snack Bar.
    • Made to order “Deli Bar” will be located in the main cafeteria.
    • Self-Serve condiments on the Nacho Line!

    New Food Line order in the main cafeteria.  Lines are numbered and in order of the new menu.

    Line #1 – Burger Bar

    Line #2 – Nacho Bar

    Line #3 – Pizza

    Line #4 – Chicken Tenders

    Line #5 – Self Serve Deli & Made to order Deli Bar

    Line #6 – Daily Chef Specials

    • New Decor!

    Mary Poppins – Spring Musical – April 5-7, 2018

    Please gather your family and friends next weekend and come see a performance of Mary Poppins. Our cast includes Olivia Azzarito & Caitlin McCutcheon, playing Mary Poppins, JJ Castillo & Aaron Povenmire, playing Bert. The roles of Mrs. Banks will be performed by Elizabeth George, and the role of Mr. Banks will be played by Ollie Longo and Kam Brooksmore. Jane Banks will be played by Natalie Plourde and Emily Hendrick, and Michael Banks will be played by Jared Filaseta and Elijah Martinez. Wishing the best to all our performers and all of our students working behind the scenes!

    Tickets are available at the door: Students and seniors: $5.00, adults: $8.00

    Career Day at Lawrence General Hospital
    The Freshman students in our Healthcare Occupations program spent March 23rd at Lawrence General Hospital learning about various career opportunities within Healthcare.  The students were able to tour various departments, such as Surgical Services and the Laboratory, as well as participate in Round Table Discussions with professionals from many other departments throughout the hospital including Radiology, EMT, Nursing, Hospitalists, etc.  The students learned a lot and look forward to volunteering for the hospital when they are older!  Special Thanks to Brenda LeBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator, for her efforts in planning this wonderful event for area students.
    Third Annual Job Fair
    Students were fortunate to have several businesses attend this year’s Third Annual Job Fair this past Monday, March 26th.  Representatives from Continental Pools, High Sierra Pools, Home Depot, New England Utility, Renewal by Anderson, Workforce Investment Board and the YMCA were available to discuss possible summer job opportunities during the students’ lunch periods.  Thank you to the businesses for their participation!  Available Job Opportunities can be found at our online Job Board http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/parents/job-opportunities/.  For more information about our Job Board, please contact Lisa Hunt at lhunt@haverhill-ps.org.
    School Counseling Update
    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 information on their first AP exam answer sheet.  These sessions last approximately 45 minutes and will all be held directly after school at 2:20pm.  More information will be sent out next week.  It is the student’s responsibility to inform Mrs. Dion, Ms. Foster, or Ms. Cannon if they cannot attend a pre-administration session for any reason.  The dates available for pre-administration are as follows:
    • Tuesdays: April 10 & 24 or May 1
    • Wednesdays: April 25 or May 2
    • Thursdays: April 12 & 26 or May 3
    Class of 2018 Reminders
    • The HHS Scholarship Portal will close on March 30th.  However, keep in mind that we still continue to receive scholarship applications in the Counseling Office.  Seniors, be sure to check Naviance for new scholarships!
    •  Seniors, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decisions in your Naviance account!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    Upcoming School Counseling Events
    • An AP Potential Information Session will be held on April 4th at 5pm in the HHS Library for the parents/guardians of students interested in taking AP courses for the 2018-2019 school year.  This presentation will take place directly before the College Fair.
    • Annual HHS College Fair will be held on Wednesday April 4th at 6pm in the HHS Library.  Over 60 colleges, universities, and technical programs will be in attendance!  The complete list of schools is attached.

    College Fair 2018 3-20

    • We hope to see you there!
    • HHS will host ASVAB testing on Tuesday April 3rd 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.  
    If you have questions about guidance please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or jdion@haverhill-ps.org

    April Events:

    April 4: HHS College Fair – Library – 6:00 p.m.

    April 5: Mary Poppins – Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

    April 6:  Mary Poppins – Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

    April 7:  Mary Poppins – Auditorium – 2:00 p.m.

    April 7:  Mary Poppins – Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

    April 10: Site Council – Main Office Conference Room 3:00 p.m.

    April 10: Term 3 Marks Close

    April 11: Term 4 Begins

    April 16: No School – Patriot’s Day

    April 17-20:  No School – Spring Recess

    April 23:  Report Cards Issued – Parent Portal

    April 24:  Glee Club Coffee House – Library 7:00 p.m.

    April 25:  Early College Registration – Library 6:00 p.m.

    April 26: Parent Teacher Conferences – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Have a wonderful week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- March 23, 2018

    IMPORTANT: MCAS ELA Assessment for grade 10: March 27-March 29

    This is a reminder to all students taking the MCAS ELA Test –students should report to their assigned testing rooms beginning Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday March 29, promptly at 7:20 AM, for the MCAS ELA test.Testing room assignments will also be posted in the Mall outside the cafeteria and outside 200’s office. I encourage parents to remind their child that this state assessment is a culmination of everything they have learned in ELA for the past 10 years so they should not be stressed about it. This is a graduation requirement as well as one of the qualifiers for the John and Abigail Adams scholarship so students should make sure they do not leave any test questions incomplete.

     More Parent Input Needed: NEASC Survey

    If you haven’t had a chance to complete the NEASC Survey please take a moment to complete. NEASC will visit HHS in November of 2019. The responses from the parent, student and staff surveys will help guide us as we complete the self-study process. HHS currently has approximately 1850 students. So far we have received 210 parent responses which is 11%.  We are trying t get 20%. See attached link below.

    Please go to the website www.endicottresearchcenter.net.  On that page you will see “here to take a survey” Enter the following survey code: P2W20095and click GO. Follow the instructions.  Every statement on the survey must be responded to in order for your answers to be recorded.  Skipped statements will be presented again until they are responded to.  When you reach the last screen, click SUBMIT.

     Thank you for your help with this important work.

    Last Day of School

    Currently with our nine weather related school day cancellations our last day of school is scheduled on Friday, June 22, 2018. This of course will shift with any additional days called. It is hard to believe that the first day of Spring is this Tuesday, March 20th.

    HHS Student Athlete signs her letter of intent 

    A signing ceremony was held Wednesday, March 21st for Senior Megan Carroll who has been accepted at UNH and will dive for their swim team. Congrats to Megan and her parents on this wonderful news. See the link below for a picture.

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    Spring Season Opens March 19th

    Our Spring sports season officially opened on Monday. I thank Tom O’Brien, all of our coaches and student athletes for their hard work, commitment and creativity in trying to find space to practice in these past few days with our fields covered in snow. We have our track students running the halls and around campus. Our Girls tennis team has been working out in the mall. Students trying out for baseball took over parking lot “A” last night doing their drills and were looking sharp. Good luck to all of our Hillies who are participating in tryouts this week and I wish each and every team a successful season. Go Hillies!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    HHS Fine Arts Department Presents: Mary Poppins

    Haverhill High School Fine Arts Academy is proud to present: Mary Poppins – Our four performances will be held on April 5, 6, 7th at 7:00 p.m., and our matinée on April 7th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: Adults $8 Students & Senior Citizens $5.  Tickets will be available at the door and the show will be in the Haverhill High School Auditorium. It has been a treat for us after hours at HHS to hear the songs of the show echoing throughout the halls surrounding the auditorium. A big Hillie thank you to all our students on the stage and behind the scenes for their commitment over last few months to this production.

     

     

     

     

    HAVERHILL VIP (Violence Intervention & Prevention)TEAM INDUCTION-Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Haverhill VIP is a youth violence prevention program that strives to prevent violence and promote peace and respect in the Haverhill schools and community. Utilizing a youth development approach, VIP provides opportunities which engage youth in educational, leadership and community service activities in a safe and supportive environment.

    VIP Team members receive numerous trainings that focus on a variety of topics related to violence prevention and leadership. These trained and motivated youth serve as positive role models, mentors and leaders for their peers throughout the school and community. Congratulations to the following students who earned induction to the 2018 VIP TEAM!

    MEMBERS                  LEADERS                        TEAM CAPTAINS

    Noelia Amadis          Isaiah Williams             Courtney Venditti

    Kilsi Calero                                                             Grace Michitson

    Eric Fila                                                                    Keighley Credit

    Jimmy Kritzas                                                        Savannah Croft-Levin

    Alberto Medina                                                       Francisco Gonzalez

    Alex Mejia                                                                 Miguelina Huertas

    Gabe Nunez

    Raissa Taabi

    Daniel Toothaker

    Gabriela Vargas                                                                    

    Isabela Ward 

    Karyna Ward

    CINDERELLA’S CLOSET

    Cinderella’s Closet is getting a makeover with new paint and a new “closet.” Prom attire and accessories will be available to students starting the first week of April. All is free of charge. We also have a nice selection of men’s attire!

    Key Club Donations

    The Key Club of Haverhill High School voted this week to donate $500 to Cinderella’s Closet. That is an extremely generous donation for one of our service clubs. An alum has also expressed an interest in donating. We are using monetary donations to help seniors of Haverhill High School pay for prom tickets. The cost keeps going up and we want to be sure all students have the opportunity to attend. There are photographs for sale in the school store and all proceeds will go towards Cinderella​’s Closet so go take a look and make a donation. Thank you all for your contributions of dresses, accessories, and suits. It is so appreciated by all!

    Canned Food Drive

    Please help us collect nonperishable food items for local Food Bank. The food bank serves many families in need within our community. Drop off your items in Ms. LaBelle’s room 210 anytime from this Monday March 26th– May 21st 2018, 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Items needed include canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, rice, beans, pasta, and juice. Special “Red Noses” will be given out the last week to the most creative givers!  One out of six students goes hungry daily. Anything that you can do will be appreciated.

    HHS Late Bus

    I wanted to take a moment to share again the information on the late bus provided at HHS that we expanded back in September. Students must stay after school with a teacher to get the bus pass.

    • Bus will run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
    • Bus will depart HHS promptly at 3:15 p.m. from the regular bus lanes.
    • Students must have a LATE BUS PASS from their teacher in order to board the bus.
    • Students are not allowed to roam the hall at the conclusion of their commitment.
    • Student must sign in with the administrator in room S13 prior to boarding the bus. (Sign in sheet and bus stop sheet)
    • This is not a door to door service. Stops are centrally located throughout the city.

    Ø  LEAVES HHS AT 3:15 p.m.

    1. DUNKIN DONUTS – 614 BROADWAY
    2. VARIETY STORE – 864 BROADWAY
    3. RIVER STREET AT MICHAELS FUNTION HALL
    4. RIVER STREET AT JAFFARIAN MOTORS
    5. TILTON SCHOOL – 70 GROVE ST.
    6. LAFAYETTE SQUARE – IN FRONT OF CVS
    7. CITY HALL – 4 SUMMER ST.
    8. HAVERHILL STADIUM – 17 LINCOLN AVE.
    9. CHARLIES VARIETY – 277 GROVELAND ST.
    10. MILLVALE ROAD AND EAST BROADWAY
    11. WINNEKENNI CASTLE – 347 KENOZA AVE.
    12. DUNKIN DONUTS – 407 AMESBURY RD.
    13. 10th AVE AND MAIN ST.
    14. 440 NORTH AVENUE
    15. SMILEY SCHOOL – 969 MAIN ST.
    16. 703 MAIN STREET
    17. FARRWOOD DRIVE –  BRADFORD
    18. FARRWOOD DRIVE –  BRADFORD
    19. DIBURRO’S FUNCTION HALL – 887 BOSTON RD
    20. ACADEMY LANES -725 SOUTH MAIN ST.
    21. OLD BRADFORD COLLEGE -320 SOUTH MAIN ST.
    22. RITE AID – 68 SOUTH MAIN STREET –

    Ø  BUS BEGINS NEW ROUTE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Safety is the first priority of our school. Riding on the late bus is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to follow and adhere to all bus rules. Any violations of our policies and rules by a student may result in the suspension of the student’s privilege of riding the late bus.

    School Counseling Update

    Class of 2018 Reminders
    • The HHS Scholarship Portal will close on March 30th.  Directions on how to access the portal can be found on the School Counseling Department page of the HHS website.  Don’t miss your chance to apply to tons of scholarships!!!
    •  Seniors, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decisions in your Naviance account!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!

    Two Free Classes at NECC

    NECC is offering Free Summer STEM classes! The courses being offered: Human Biology and Computer Applications. For more information students can see Ms. Massahos in guidance. To qualify they must take the Accuplacer and meet the qualifying score. This is open to all Hillies who meet the qualifying score.

    Upcoming School Counseling Events
    • The Junior Parent College Information Night was rescheduled to Tuesday March 27th at 6pm in the HHS Auditorium (please note the location change).  Topics will include the college search process, standardized testing, Naviance, and more.
    • An AP Potential Information Session will be held on April 4th at 5pm for the parents/guardians of students interested in taking AP courses for the 2018-2019 school year.  This presentation will take place directly before the College Fair.
    • Annual HHS College Fair will be held on Wednesday April 4th at 6pm in the HHS Library.  Over 50 colleges, universities, and technical programs will be in attendance!  We hope to see you there!
    • HHS will host ASVAB testing on Tuesday April 3rd 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 29th.

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

    Have a wonderful week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

    bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- March 16, 2018

     Parent Input Needed: NEASC Survey

    If you haven’t had a chance to complete the NEASC Survey please take a moment to complete. NEASC will visit HHS in November of 2019. The responses from the parent, student and staff surveys will help guide us as we complete the self-study process. HHS currently has approximately 1850 students. So far we have received 198 parent responses which is 10.7%.  See attached link below.

    Please go to the website www.endicottresearchcenter.net.  On that page you will see “here to take a survey” Enter the following survey code: P2W20095and click GO. Follow the instructions.  Every statement on the survey must be responded to in order for your answers to be recorded.  Skipped statements will be presented again until they are responded to.  When you reach the last screen, click SUBMIT.

     Thank you for your help with this important work.

    Last Day of School

    Currently with our nine weather related school day cancellations our last day of school is scheduled on Friday, June 22, 2018. This of course will shift with any additional days called. It is hard to believe that the first day of Spring is this Tuesday, March 20th.

    Term 3 Update

    Due to the recent snow days we have adjusted our Term 3 timeline.

    • Term 3 – Last day 4.10.18
    • Term 3 – Report Cards Posted in Portal 4.23.18
    • Term 3 – Parent Teacher Conferences 4.26.18 (NEW DATE – Changed from April 12th due to the snow days)

    From: Nancy Burke, Special Education ESP

    We have many maple trees on school grounds.  Social Studies teacher, Zack Simmons, has tapped a tree for us in the school orchard.  This is such a wonderful experience for the students to see.  Its right outside his class room window, overlooking the new orchard.  Spring is almost here!

    I also wanted to thank and congratulate again Nancy Burke who recently received a $300.00 grant.  With this money, she has purchased many needed items for the school apartment, for cooking purposes.  She has replaced some broken special adaptive cookie scoops, some safety knives, and a special apple peeler that has a hand crank, for students who cannot use a knife.  They received multiples so many students can do the work at the same time.  Pampered Chef, who has helped us over the years, has also donated many items. They should be delivered to the school sometime this week

    Seniors Class of 2018:

    Red Sox Tickets are now on sale for the Senior class trip to Fenway Park on May 15th.  Tickets can be purchased in K30 from Mrs. McIntyre

    Wrestling Team

    Congratulations and hats off to our Hillie wrestling team who won the MVC-Large Team Sportsmanship Award! So very proud!

    Sophomore Class of 2020

    Dining for a Cause – Hope you can join them on Tuesday, March 20th anytime from 4:00 to 9:00 at the Haverhill 99 on River Street. The Ninety-Nine will donate 15% of the guest check to the Class of 2020.

    Spring Sports Begin

    We are all so excited that our Spring sports season kicks off on Monday. Good luck to all our players and coaches.Our Spring Teams include: Baseball, (V/JV/FR), Softball, (V/JV/FR), Tennis, B/G, Track and Field, B/G, Volleyball, B (V/JV), Lacrosse, B/G, (V/JV), Crew, B/G.

    Mary Poppins

    We are just three weeks away from the opening of our Spring Musical  Mary Poppins. Our students have worked so hard for many weeks preparing for the our four shows. The curtain will go up on:

    • Thursday, April 5th – 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday, April 6th – 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday April 7th – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

    School Counseling Update

    · The Counseling Department is hosting an AP Potential Informational Session for the parents/guardians of student interested in taking AP courses for the 2018-19 school year.  This presentation will be held on Wednesday March 21st from 5-6pm in the HHS Library.  Topics will include an overview and the benefits of taking AP courses while enrolled at HHS.

    · The Counseling Department is hosting a College Information Night for the parents/guardians of current juniors.  This presentation will be held on Wednesday March 21st from 6-7:30pm in the HHS Library.  Topics will include an overview of the college search process, standardized testing, Naviance, and more.

    ·The HHS School Counseling Department is hosting the annual College Fair on Wednesday April 4th at 6pm in the Library.  Many colleges and universities will be in attendance.  We hope that you can join us!

    SCHOLARSHIP CORNER

    • Class of 2018, the HHS Scholarship Portal closes on March 31st.  Seniors, you are encouraged to log in and review your submissions prior to the closing date.  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/.
    Featured Scholarship
            The Haverhill Education Association Scholarship: Information and applications are now available in
            the Counseling Office and in Naviance.  Students who have attended Haverhill Public Schools since 5th grade and
            who have been accepted to a 2 or 4 yr college are encouraged to apply.  The deadline to submit this application to
            the HEA is April 13th!

    Seniors: Remember to meet with our two College Access Counselors Ms. Ariella Reidenberg and Mr. Harpreet Singh.  These counselors have been working diligently to find additional scholarship opportunities for students. All seniors are encouraged to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with the College Access Counselors by clicking here (or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://collegeaccesscounseling.setmore.com/.  Our College Access Counselors are located in the back of the Guidance Office.  Students are welcomed to bring a copy of their senior resume and, if they prefer, a personal laptop to work on scholarship applications.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Ariella Reidenberg at ariella.reidenberg@haverhill-ps.org or Mr. Harpreet Singh at harpreet.singh@haverhill-ps.org.

    Have a wonderful week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

(978) 374-3400
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