Haverhill High School
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Hillie Nation is working hard on giving back to our community!
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!
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 21st. So 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 UpdateAny 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
Class of 2018 Reminders
- 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.
- We still continue to receive scholarship applications in the Counseling Office. Seniors, be sure to check Naviance for new scholarships!
If you have questions about guidance please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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!
- 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.
Beth Kitsos, Principal