Haverhill High School

  • 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
(978) 374-3400
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