Haverhill High School

  • 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

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