Haverhill High School

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- December 1, 2017

    Term 2 Progress Reports Issued 12-11

    Term 2 progress reports will be issued on December 11th during period J. The progress reports will be in paper form and handed out during period J. An important reminder for  students is that six (6) or more undocumented absences in a quarter for a course will result in an “administrative failure”. Students can make up time during Saturday School. Also, first period – period A – which is also home room – begins at 7:25. For the safety and security of staff and students all doors with the exception of the Main Entrance are locked after announcements at 7:26 and students are required to enter the building through the front entrance, by the Main Office and receive a tardy slip. Students are not allowed through side or back doors at any point in the day and there will be consequences to students that open doors for them.

    Saturday School

    Saturday School is happening tomorrow December 2nd. If students need to make up time, then they need to see Mrs. Irons or Mr. Joyce in the Family Resource Center next to the library to save their seat with our Saturday School happening this Saturday morning at Haverhill High!

    HPS Parent Portal

    The HHS Parent Portal is a great way to stay on top of your child’s grades and attendance. I have attached the directions to access the portal below. Please contact me @ bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org if you have questions or trouble accessing the portal.

    Accessing Parent Portal

    HHS Semester I Final Exam Period

    Reminder: Semester 1 final exam period will begin January 17th through January 22nd. The schedule is as follows:

    1/17– Period A-7:30-9:30  AM               Period B- 9:45-11:45- Bus pick up 11:50 AM

    1/18- Period C- 7:30-9:30  AM                Period D-9:45-11:45- Bus pick up 11:50 AM

    1/19- Periods EF & FG -7:30-9:30 AM  Periods GH& HI- 9:45-11:45- Bus pick up 11:50 AM

    1/22- Period J- 7:30-9:30AM       Bus Pickup 9:45 AM

    Students in full year courses which include AP and EMT will have class during their assigned period.

    HHS Presents “A Christmas Carol”

    The HHS Drama Club will present A Christmas Carol on Thursday 12/14, and Friday, 12/15 @ 7:00 pm, and again on Saturday, 12/16 @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. General admission is $8.00 while students and seniors are admitted for $5.00. All proceeds goto the HHS Drama Cub. See the attached flyer below.

    A Christmas Carol Flyer #1

    Key Cub Accepting Donations for the MSPCA

    The Key Club is also accepting donations for the MSPCA Wish list at Nevins Farm. The wish list will be posted throughout the building starting on Friday. They will also be selling “Blankeys” during all three lunches through the month of December. Donate $3.00 to help purchase a blankey to help animals in need at the MSPCA.

    Haverhill High School Hockey

    In a scrimmage, the Haverhill Hillies are taking on Pentucket tomorrow Saturday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Rink behind Haverhill High. Admission is FREE. During this game the teams will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for children from newborn to 12 years old in support of Ozzie’s Kids of Haverhill. Hillie Nation is giving back to the community again! Thank you to our hockey players for kicking off the season in such a giving way!

    School Counseling Update
    PSAT Score Reports
    PSAT/NMSQT Score Reports will be available online beginning Wednesday December 13th.  Any grade 10 or 11 student who took the PSAT/NMSQT in October and who provided an email address on their answer sheet will be able to log in to the College Board website with the access code and view their score reports online.  Any student who is not able to log in to this site may see their counselor for assistance.  Check your email on December 13th to get this important access code!
    On The Spot Admissions Events for Seniors
    The Counseling Office at HHS has worked hard to establish On the Spot Admission events for seniors this year.  These events provide students with a chance to meet one on one with an admission representative, review application materials and the financial aid process, as well as receive an admissions decision.  See the schedule below for a list of colleges coming to HHS. Interested seniors should see their counselor to sign up!
    • Fitchburg State University: Tuesday December 5th at 10am
    • Northern Essex Community College: Monday December 11th from 9am-12pm
    • Nichols College: Tuesday December 12th at 10am
    • Mount Ida College: Tuesday December 19th at 10:30am
    Scholarship Info
    • Applications are now available for the AFL-CIO annual scholarship program. This is an exam based program on Labor History. The scholarship exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions and one essay with a response of 250-500 words.  The exam will be administered at HHS on Wednesday February 7, 2018.  Any student interested in pursuing this scholarship award must complete an application and must sign up for the exam in advance.  Details about the scholarship criteria can be found in Naviance.  The deadline to sign up and submit your application in Guidance is Friday December 15th.
    Merrimack Valley Credit Union Scholarship Award
    • The Merrimack Valley Credit Union has a great scholarship opportunity.  There are six 2018 Scholarship Awards that will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 to graduating seniors in the Merrimack Valley area this year.  All seniors who intend to enroll full-time in a certificate, associate’s, or bachelor’s program are eligible to apply.  Scholarship applications and detailed instructions are available on the Merrimack Valley Credit Union website at www.mvcu.com/scholarship. All applications must be submitted via email.  The deadline to submit your application is February 28th.
    FAFSA Financial Aid Workshop
    Chyten Counselors and the HHS Guidance Department will be hosting a FREE financial aid workshop for students and families on December 9th from 2-4pm.  At this workshop, representatives from American Student Assistance (ASA) will lead students and families through the process of completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and CSS PROFILE.  If you would like to attend this free workshop, please click on the following link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxWjSklUhruVC4faC0jrm8M_Ld0edSboD0pIARtXpNB-C-0Q/viewform?usp=sf_link   Space is limited so don’t hesitate to sign up.  The link contains a list of information that you must bring with you on the day of the workshop.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ariella Reidenberg at ariella.reidenberg@haverhill-ps.org or Harpreet Singh at harpreet.singh@haverhill-ps.org.  
    FREE College Courses Offered at Northern Essex Community College
    Northern Essex Community College is offering FREE courses to students who qualify this spring. Students are able to choose from a list of available classes including Quantitative Reasoning, Intro to Sociology, Journalism I, Applied Math, Intro to Biology, and Intro to Criminal Justice.  Space is limited and students will need to pass the Accuplacer in order to qualify for the course. For more information please see Samantha Massahos (School Counselor/Early College Coordinator) in the guidance department. She can also be reached via email at samantha.massahos@haverhill-ps.org. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to earn college credit while in high school…..for FREE!
    If you have questions or concerns please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ jdion@haverhill-ps.org
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Beth Kitsos, Principal
(978) 374-3400
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