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.

  • Strides: The HHS Fashion Show

    Join us Wednesday, May 10th at 7 pm in the Haverhill High School auditorium for our first HHS fashion show. The event will include pieces from local businesses The Color Mint, Southwick and in particular, Lioness Boutique. The highlight of the show will be apparel made by our own HHS students.  Fashion students, as well as the new Fashion Club, have been working diligently to bring you works that showcase their skills. See students model their own fabulous works as well as introduce you to items the community has to offer. Come meet our future famous designers! Tickets are $5 at the door.

     

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

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

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

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

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

    A Message Coach Melissa Tarpy – Haverhill High Girls Basketball

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

    First Annual HHS Hall of Fame

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

    Law Day

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank You!

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

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

    A Shout Out!

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

    School Counseling Update

    • Class of 2017, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decision in your Naviance account!  If you receive any scholarships from a college, please bring us a copy of your merit scholarship letter so that we can brag about your accomplishments!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    • School Committee Scholarships are now available.  Copies can be obtained in the Counseling office or on Naviance.  Completed applications and all supporting documentation are due no later than May 24th.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  
    • Students interested in next year’s Early College Cohort or Dual Enrollment opportunities through Northern Essex should sign up for the Accuplacer Test.  This test will be held in the HHS Library on May 19th.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.  Students can sign up for the test with their school counselor.

    AP Testing 

    • The final week of AP testing runs from May 8th through the 12th. Any student taking an AP exam must arrive for Check In at the HHS Counseling Office 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the exam.  During Check In, attendance is taken and students will be required to leave any personal belongings and other items not permitted in the testing room.  All personal items will be stored in a locked room for security.  The complete list of what students can and cannot bring with them into the testing room is also attached.  If you have any questions or concerns, or if there is an unexpected circumstance that prevents your student from testing on the scheduled day please contact Jami Dion or Marie Gravel at 978-374-5700 ext. 1134.

    Updated May 2017 Calendar

     

    5/6 -SAT Testing – Scheduled through College Board

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

    5/9 -Seniors Term 4 Progress Reports Issued

    5/10- Fashion Show 6:30 Auditorium

    5/11- Coffee House 7:00 Library

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

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

    5/15- District Art Show hosted at HHS

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

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

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

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

    5/22 -Summer School Enrollment Begins

    5/22- Last Day of Classes – Seniors Only

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5/29- Memorial Day – No School

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

     Have a wonderful week-end!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

  • Haverhill High School – Dining for a Cause – May 1, 2017

    Hope we will see you at the Ninety-Nine!

    Dining for a Cause 05.01.17

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending 4/28/17

    2017 Chamber of Commerce Interview Challenge

    I am proud to share that two students from HHS took both 1st and 2nd place in the the 2017  Chamber of Commerce Interview contest.  Congratulations to: First Place– Sarah Tavitian, Haverhill High School, Second Place – Isabela Yepes, Haverhill High School and Third Place – A student from Timberlane High School. These deserving students will be invited to an upcoming Chamber event, along with their parents, where they will be presented with a certificate and prize pack! Thank you to ALL who participated in this year’s Interview Challenge – it’s a lot of work and takes a lot of time, but there is so much to be gained!

    Senior Shout Out: 

    I am proud to announce that senior Liam McCracken has been accepted by seven schools. UMass Amherst, Emmanuel College, Mass Collage of Liberal Arts, Keene State University, Plymouth State University, University of Maine, University of Vermont. He has chosen to attend UMass Amherst in the fall. 

    Academic Awards Ceremony

    On Tuesday, HHS celebrated the academic success of over 100 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! 

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

    Netflix Series focused on Teen Suicide

    There continues to be a great deal  of appropriate concern around the message and potential impact of 13 Reasons Why, which is a book and now a series on Netflix. Attached below are some links to materials that provide guidelines for how we talk with youth about suicide about media portrayals and social media messages that affect them and other vulnerable individuals. As we know, students who receive guidance and education about these issues can be powerful allies in cultivating and maintaining a safety net.

    The Haverhill High School Band needs new uniforms!

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

    Spirit Week Wraps Up

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

    On Saturday, 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 the dance will be from 7-10 in the cafeteria. Students must have their ID! Please make sure your child has a ride promptly at 10:00 p.m.

    Saturday April 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the senior class is having a yard sale here at Haverhill High.

    Haverhill High School Girls’ Tennis Team will be having a car wash on Saturday, April 29th, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Water Street fire station.  Any donation will be accepted to have your car washed by our Hillie girls’ tennis team players!

    We will be offering the Accuplacer Test on Friday, May 19th in the HHS Library at 8:00 a.m. for all students interested in the Early College Cohort or Dual Enrollment opportunities at NECC. This is a wonderful opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Students who are interested are to sign up for the test with their guidance counselor! 

    Work-based Learning – Tour and Job Shadows

    On Tuesday, the NAF Academy of Information Technology students went on a field trip to Juniper Networks.  The Freshman cohort toured the various departments available within Juniper, while the Sophomores had the opportunity to shadow a professional in a department they had found interesting during their tour last year!  It was a great learning opportunity for all of the students.  We would like to thank Juniper Networks for their support of our students.  Special thanks to Marci Barnes of Juniper Networks for coordinating this day; and to Tiffany Barfield of NAF for connecting us with this wonderful partner company! If you have questions about work based opportunities please contact Lisa Hunt, HHS Internship Coordinator @978.494.4221 or via email: lhunt@haverhill-ps.org

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

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

    School Counseling Update

    • Class of 2017, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decision in your Naviance account!  If you receive any scholarships from a college, please bring us a copy of your merit scholarship letter so that we can brag about your accomplishments!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    • School Committee Scholarships are now available.  Copies can be obtained in the Counseling office or on Naviance.  Completed applications and all supporting documentation are due no later than May 24th.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  
    • Students interested in next year’s Early College Cohort or Dual Enrollment opportunities through Northern Essex should sign up for the Accuplacer Test.  This test will be held in the HHS Library on May 19th.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.  Students can sign up for the test with their school counselor.

    AP Testing – See attached schedule

    • 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.  
    •  AP testing will be conducted at HHS from May 1st through May 12th.  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.

    Upcoming Events in May

    1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week

    1-12 AP Testing

    2 Site Council 3:00 p.m.

    4 Mr. HHS – 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Auditorium

    6 SAT Testing – Scheduled through College Board

    6-12 National Nurses Appreciation Week

    9 Seniors Term 4 Progress Reports Issued

    10 Fashion Show 6:30 Auditorium

    11 Coffee House 7:00 Library

    12 Junior Social 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

    13 HHS Sports Hall of Fame Induction 5:00 p.m. at Hunking

    15 District Art Show hosted at HHS

    17 Grade 9-11 Term 4 Progress Reports Issued

     Have a great weekend!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

     

  • Class of 2017 Chapel

  • Haverhill High School – Youth Risk Behavior Survey Grades 9-12 – Parent Letter

  • 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

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