Haverhill High School

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- May 11, 2018

    A Hero Among Us:

    Over the weekend a baby girl at a local restaurant began choking on her food. A gentleman, who was seated near the mother and her baby, calmly leaped into action and through his training received at Haverhill High School, immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved the baby girls’ life. He is one of our favorite security guards at Haverhill High! To some he is known as Mr. Scovotti, to his peers and friends Benny, and to so many student athletes…Coach!From all of Hillie nation we salute you and are so very proud of you Mr. Scovotti!

    From Mr. Ashbrook:

    We would like to take a moment to thank HC Media and The Haverhill Journal On the Go for visiting our program and putting this together about our Haverhill High Robotics Club.
    HC Media
     .    (Published on May 7, 2018)

    Did you know that Haverhill High School is home to a thriving Robotics club? Did you know that this club is almost entirely student led? It’s true! These students are doing amazing work, and The Haverhill Journal spent an afternoon with Haverhill Robotics, volunteers, and faculty as they prepared for their upcoming regional BotBall competition to learn more!


    From the Athletic Department:

    The Haverhill baseball team had a big 5-0 win over Lawrence yesterday and has won three of its last four games. The Hillies are now 6-3 in the conference and are in second place.

    The boys volleyball team has won four of its last five games including a 3-1 win over North Andover on Wednesday. The Hillies need one more win to qualify for the MIAA playoffs.

    After some tough weather in the spring, our new popular crew team is now on the water. You will see them rowing on the river every afternoon preparing for some upcoming races.

    The Haverhill girls’ tennis team hosted their annual Coaches vs. Cancer event yesterday in the match with Lawrence. Head Coach Dave Reed and the 35 girls’ on the tennis team all participated to raise money for the American Cancer Society. And the Hillies won the match 4-1!

    The athletic department is excited to host the 2nd annual Haverhill High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Ten former Hillie greats will be inducted at a special dinner on June 9th at Bradford Country Club. Tickets are available through the athletic department.

     E-Cigarette Seminar:

    On Tuesday, June 5th Haverhill High School will be hosting an informational meeting for parents in our Family Resource Center located near the library on E-Cigarette use among youth and young adults. This session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and we hope that parents from our community will participate in the discussion centered around e-cigarettes. We will share more information about this session next week.

    E- cigarette Fact Sheet    Fact sheet #2 .   E- Cigarette Parent Tip Sheet

    Summer Stem Program:

    Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is offering a summer program available to students ages 13-16. Students can enroll in the Summer STEM program, and there are scholarships available. Hillie students interested are asked to see their guidance counselor.

    Lost and Found Main Office

    Our main office has a lost and found for small items. We have watches, rings, necklaces, phones, house keys, car keys, and eye glasses that have gone unclaimed. If your student has lost something this school year, please ask them to visit the main office.

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    This week is teacher appreciation week. The entire leadership team is so proud and thankful for how much our teachers do to help make the students reach their greatest potential. Teaching is not an easy job and we wanted to let you know that their efforts are appreciated! As a small token of our appreciation today we served free coffee and donuts to our faculty.

    National Nurses Appreciation Week

    This week we join the nation in celebrating Nurses! We are so very thankful for their commitment to our 1800+ students and greatly appreciate all that they do! So far this year our three Nurses in our nurses office have experienced 16,000 student encounters averaging 100 students per day. In addition to seeing students for unexpected ailments they also distribute medications daily. They coordinate the process of documenting the height and weight of our 10th grade students. They perform back checks on our 9th grade students and will coordinate the vision and hearing tests of our 10th grade students. They are the first called for a medical emergency and move throughout the building at a moment’s notice. They are professional, dedicated and we are so very grateful they have chosen to be part of Hillie Nation.

    We also have two nurses in the building in our special education multiple support program caring for approximately 30 students. We thank them for their commitment to our most fragile students.

    District Wide Art Show

    One of our favorite events at HHS is just around the corner. The District Wide Art Show is this Monday, May 14thfrom 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Parents can enter through the main entrance or through the auditorium. We hope you can come out and tour the various forms and samples of student work.

    2018 Haverhill Art Show Postcard.jpg

    Class of 2018 Updates:

    Seniors have been notified that senior dues, cafeteria fees, AP testing fees and lost book fees are due by May 21st.

    Senior Dues: Mrs. Shaffer – 200’s Office

    Cafeteria Fees Ms. Jordan – Cafeteria

    AP Testing Fees:  Mrs. Gravel – Guidance Department

    Lost Book Fees: Teacher/Dean

    Athletic Fees: Please go to the athletic office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and see Mrs. Gallagher.

    NECC Summer STEM

    NECC is offering a summer program available to students ages 13-16. Students can enroll in the Summer STEM program, and there are scholarships available. For more information see your guidance counselor.

    Here is the website for more information:


    School Counseling Update
    Students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes will be finishing with AP testing next week.  Testing will run 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.

    AP Schedule 2018

    Featured Scholarships
    • 2018 Haverhill School Committee Scholarship
      • Deadline: May 25
      • Applications are available in Guidance or in Naviance
    Class of 2018 Reminders
    • 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 attending 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 at jdion@haverhil-ps.org

    Calendar of Events:

    Friday, May 11                      Junior Social – DiBurro’s, Haverhill, MA      6:00 -10:00 p.m.

    May 14-18                              Senior Books Collected

     Tuesday, May 15                Red Sox Game

    • Buses will leave for Boston from the school at 4:00 p.m. SHARP
    • Tickets go on sale in the month of March.
    • Limited amount of seats!!!
    • Buses will return to HHS directly after completion of game.

    Thursday, May 17                 Night of Stars – HHS Auditorium

    • This is a student invitation-only scholarship event.
    • Begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

    Monday, May 21                   Last day of classes for the Class of 2018

    Monday, May 21                   Term 4 Report Card Grades Close – Seniors Only

    Monday, May 21                   Teachers send Deans and Guidance a list of students who did NOT

    return books and did NOT pass their class for the year/semester

    Tuesday, May 22                   Chapel Practice

    • ALL Graduating seniors need to be in the mall area by 7:30 a.m.
    • Each classroom door will be marked alphabetically and NHS reports to the cafeteria.
    • Teachers will check students in and line up. There will be practice walking to the auditorium and entering.
    • Once we get to the auditorium and administration feels we have the procession complete, we will briefly run through the Chapel program.

     Tuesday, May 22                   R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest — HHS Auditorium .   8:30 a.m.

     Tuesday, May 22                   Senior Sign-Out/Senior Cookout

    • When the R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading Contest concludes, students will be called to the gym by rows
    • Guidance, teachers, and administration will be there to assist in the sign-out process and the distribution of the individual senior packages which contains: cap, gown, academy medal, four graduation invitations (field seating) and graduation number.
    • Once a Senior is signed out, he/she will exit through the back gym, secure their senior package in their vehicle, then go to the field for a Senior Breakfast/Cook-Out.
    • At the back field, there will be food! More details to be announced as we get closer to the event.

    Friday, May 25                                  Senior Report Cards Posted in the Portal

     Friday, May 25                                  Chapel – HHS Auditorium – Students and Staff Only

    • Report to assigned room in the 200s promptly at 10:30 a.m.
    • 10:50 a.m. Procession begins
    • 11:00 a.m. Chapel Program begins – program lasts about 90 minutes
    • Parents of Junior award winners invited.

    Tuesday, May 29                   Senior Prom – Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham, NH

    • Prom begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.
    • Tickets on sale – April 23 – May 4 – $85.00 each – Room K30

    Thursday, May 31                 Graduation Practice – Trinity Stadium

    • REPORT AT 8:30 a.m. SHARP
    • Bring graduation number
    • Wear sunscreen – we will be in the sun for a couple of hours
    • You will be given your yearbook at this time
    • Rain date – Friday, June 1 – Time TBD

    Thursday, May 31                 Senior Banquet – Roma Restaurant, Bradford, MA

    • 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
    • Proper Dress Required
    • Tickets on sale May 7 – May 18 and purchased from Mrs. McIntyre K30

    Friday, June 1                                   Graduation – Class of 2018 – Trinity Stadium – 6:00 p.m.

    • Report at 4:30 p.m.
    • Procession begins at 5:45 p.m.
    • Late arrivals will not be permitted to march in the procession once it begins
    • Please note that high heels are NOT allowed on the Trinity Stadium artificial turf.

    Saturday, June 2                                   Graduation Rain Date – TBA

    From all of us here at HHS we wish all of our mother’s a happy and restful Mother’s Day!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal- bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

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