Haverhill High School
Principal’s Weekly Update- February 2, 2018
A Message from Our School Nurse:
From the Center for Disease control:
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
* It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
If your child is feeling unwell, and/or exhibiting symptoms listed above, please keep him or her home from school and notify the school of the absence. Vigilance in keeping unwell children home will limit exposure to other students and staff.
Children should be fever free, and feeling well, without the aid of medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen) for 24 hours before returning to school.
CDC continues to be a valuable resource for information regarding prevention and management of the flu. It is not too late to get your flu shot! For additional information utilize the link follows: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
I wanted to share with each of you that our custodial staff is on alert and has been taking extra precautions in the building. Tuesday evening our staff cleaned and disinfected all door knobs and banisters and they continue to stay vigilant and sanitize surfaces that are touched daily.
HHS Healthcare Occupations Programs thanks generous donors
The Healthcare Occupations Program students and teachers extend their sincere and enthusiastic thanks to members of our Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and their organizations, parents for the amazing and generous donation of supplies for use by our healthcare students in the Medical Lab at Haverhill High School.
Through the PAC committee members and Parents, donations have been made by:
Birthing Doulas (Tara Campbell); Elder Services of Merrimack Valley (Christine Tardiff); Lawrence General Hospital (Brenda Leblanc); StarFire EMS (Jane MacArthur); Steward Health (Holy Family, Craig Jesiolowski, Paul Smith); Trinity EMS (Kirk Brigham); UMass – Lowell/Nursing Program (Jennifer Wilbur); Parent (Erika Cook); and Whittier Health Network (Christopher Olenio).
The purpose of CTE/CVTE Program Committees is to support and guide program curriculum and development. Committee members have been incredibly generous with their commitment and time as well as their on-going support of our program efforts. Thank you hardly seems enough.
HHS Healthcare Occupations Programs thanks generous donors
The Healthcare Occupations Program students and teachers extend their sincere and enthusiastic thanks to members of our Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and their organizations for the amazing and generous donation of supplies for use by our healthcare students in the Medical Lab at Haverhill High School.
The 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners
The 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners have been announced. Congratulations to the following Hillies who were recognized:
Honorable Mentions receiving a certificate:
- Olivia Azzarito for her sculpture, “Artificial Heart”
- McKayla Barlow for her photograph “Cancer Between Her Fingers”
- Pal Patel for her Jewelry
Recipient of a Silver Key Award receiving a certificate and pin:
- Alison Leavitt for her Jewelry
Recipient a Gold Key receiving a certificate and pin:
- Emma Willard for her Short Story “Solace”
Congratulations Oliva, McKayla, Pal, Alison, and Emma!
Juror’s Portfolio Award
Ula Grabski had five pieces accepted into the Norwich University School of Art and Architecture’s Juried High School Art Show. The Show was on display all month and this week she was awarded the “Juror’s Portfolio Award”! Positively thrilled for her success! Congratulations Ula!
MCAS Biology Test
Reminder to all students taking the MCAS February Biology test –students should report to the Cafeteria on Monday and Tuesday, February 5th and 6th promptly at 7:25 a.m., for the MCAS February Biology test.
2nd Annual Comedy Show
On February 8th the Model UN team we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Comedy Show – both for stand up and improv – by our own Hillies! Show starts at 7:00 in the auditorium. Tickets will be $5.00 at the door.
Master Stage Hypnotist
The Class of 2018 presents Joe DeVito – Master Stage Hypnotist – on Thursday February 15th at 7:00 in the auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $6.00 at the door. All proceed go towards lowering class dues.School Counseling UpdateBeginning next week, all teachers at HHS will be recommending course levels for their students for the 2018-2019 school year. Students will be assigned a specific week by grade in which they can go into the Student Portal to review the recommendations of teachers as well as select additional classes and electives. The Class of 2019 will be the first to select courses. All juniors will be able to log in to the Student Portal and choose their classes from Monday February 5th through Friday February 9th. Directions on how students and parents can access course recommendations can be found on the HHS website. Juniors will meet with their school counselors individually to review course selections during the week of February 12th. Sophomores will meet with their counselors during the week of February 26th and freshman will meet with their counselors during the week of March 5th.SCHOLARSHIP CORNER
- The HHS Scholarship Portal re-opened on Friday January 12, 2018! If you logged on to the portal prior to January 6th, you are encouraged to log back in if you haven’t already as there have been updates to the demographic information required as part of the portal as well as additions to the list of scholarships. Directions on how to access the portal can be found on the School Counseling Department page on the HHS website http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/scholarship-database-directions/. The portal will remain open until March 30th but don’t wait until the last-minute to apply!
If you have questions please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ firstname.lastname@example.orgHave a wonderful week-end!Go Pats!!!Beth Kitsos, Principal- email@example.com
- Our two College Access Counselors Ms. Ariella Reidenberg and Mr. Harpreet Singh have been working hard to find additional scholarship opportunities for our seniors and are eager to help them find those scholarships that are good match. All seniors are encouraged to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with the College Access Counselors by clicking here (or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://collegeaccesscounseling.setmore.com/. Our College Access Counselors are located in the back of the Guidance Office. Students are welcomed to bring a copy of their senior resume and, if they prefer, a personal laptop to work on scholarship applications. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Ariella Reidenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Harpreet Singh at email@example.com.