Haverhill High School
Principal’s Weekly Update- October 13, 2017
HHS Welcomes New Assistant Principal
The new grade 11 Assistant Principal Mr. Anthony Curet joined Hillie Nation on Tuesday, October 10. Mr. Curet comes from Methuen High School where he had experience as a teacher, an interim Assistant Principal and Interim Athletic Director. Mr. Curet is located in the M wing office. All of us here at HHS are happy he has become a member of Hillie Nation!
HHS Hosting Academy Night
We welcome all current HHS students and parents and all Haverhill middle school students and parents to the annual HHS Academy Night on 10/18 from 6:00-7:30pm. The evening will highlight the many different programs that HHS offers to students along with athletics and other extracurricular activities. Students and parents will start in the library for a brief meeting then walk the halls to visit various stations learning more about HHS. Our School Store, the iSchool, our Cosmo room and more will be open for all of them to visit. This is always a big night for us and we welcome everyone to the school. know you will be amazed at all HHS has to offer our students and families. Please come!
Haverhill High School has posted for a Security Guard position. This position will be from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours may shift depending on functions at our school. If you are interested please come to the HHS main office for more information.
Gunny Danis and Major Martin took 20 cadets to Salem (MA) High School to compete in a regional physical fitness type event called a Raider Competition. Our cadets performed extremely well and placed 3rd overall. I’m so proud of them and I can tell they were proud of their hard work and accomplishments as well.
Free and Reduced Lunch
I would like to take a moment to remind our Hillie Families that all Free and Reduced forms were due this week. This for all new and renewed forms. We encourage all families who need assistance to complete this form. It is not too late and we wanted to remind parents that if something financially changes throughout the year they can at any time complete the form to try to receive assistance. Parents and Guardians can get the form from our website, in our main office or they can contact Ms. Jordan in the Food Service department.
Our Tutoring Center opened this week in the A Wing. We have two rooms, one for ELA and one for Math. These are staffed by retired teachers and students are referred there by teachers. We are looking forward to the success it will bring to all students who attend these one on one or small group sessions.
National Honor Societies
In early September, 64 Hillies who were inducted into the National Honor Society and 12 Hillies inducted into the National Business Honor Society. On Thursday October 19th – 32 Hillies will be inducted into our National Foreign Language Honor Society. Congratulations to all our students!
Career Technical Education (CTE)
HHS Career Technical Education Program applications are now available on the Haverhill High School website under the Career Technical Education tab.
CTE programs are a sequence of rigorous technical courses aligned with industry standards. College and career planning activities and work-based learning opportunities are embedded into all programs. Students will be positioned to enter highly competitive college/university degree-granting programs; complete post-secondary certificate programs or immediately enter the high-demand STEM workforce. Current CTE programs include Healthcare Occupations; NAF Academy of Information Technology; and Programming & Web Development. Due to the cohort structure of CTE programs, students cannot be enrolled in both Classical and CTE programs. Requirements: Application, Interview, Cohort Structure
HHS MVP Gamechanger ProgramOn Thursday October 12, HHS students Domingo Houston, Lydia Osmer, Kristen Clohecy and Maggie Huertas from the Haverhill High MVP program traveled to Gillette Stadium for a MVP: Game Change Leadership Summit hosted by the New England Patriots and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Domingo, Maggie, Lydia and Kristen have been named “Captains” of the HHS MVP chapter for the 2017-2018 school year and they networked with other Massachusetts schools in the program. They are excited to bring back fresh ideas for the MVP group, including ways in which the MVP program will be presented in all four Haverhill middle schools in the coming months. A special thanks to Guidance counselor Samantha Massahos and Grade 12 Assistant Principal Matt Steinberg for bringing this wonderful program toHHS.
HHS 2017/18 CTE/CVTE program application dates
Application release date October 16, 2017
Application due date February 7, 2018
Interviews will be held March 5, through March 12, 2018
Application Decisions March 19, 2018
If you have questions please contact Victoria Kelly, Career Academy Coordinator @ email@example.com
School Counseling Update
- AP Student Expectations Agreement forms and AP exam deposits are due on October 20th. Forms were distributed at the AP Kickoff Parent Meeting last night and were given to AP teachers this week for those students who still need a copy. Any student enrolled in AP course(s) must submit a $45 deposit per exam. The completed form and payment can be turned in to the School Counseling Department. Payment may be made in the form of cash or check (payable to Haverhill High School). Please contact Mrs. Dion with any questions or concerns.
- The Classical Academy Entrance Exam will be administered on Thursday November 2nd at 9am in each of the middle schools. If you have a child in the 8th grade who would like to register to take this exam, click on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/GB9Cu3gkegUvoA8X2. The deadline to register for this exam is 5pm today, October 13th.
Information for Seniors
Have a wonderful weekend!Beth Kitsos, Principalbkitsos@haverhill-ps.org
- Attention Class of 2018! If you have November 1st deadlines you must submit your Transcript Request Form to your counselor no later than Monday, October 16th. Failure to submit your transcript request forms could delay the release of your school application materials.
- College admission representatives are visiting HHS this fall. All scheduled visits are listed in Naviance under the “Colleges” tab. Students can sign up to meet with a college representative directly through Naviance or by signing up in the counseling office. Students must sign up a minimum of one day in advance and will receive a pass to attend this appointment in their first period class. Representatives from the following institutions will visit during the week of October 16th: UMass Boston, Great Bay Community College, Bryant University, Brandeis University, Western New England University, St. Joseph’s College-ME, Keene State (rescheduled from previous date), Curry College, and University of Maine- Farmington.
- The second annual Cape Ann Regional Portfolio Night will be held on October 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm in the Hubbard and Maddocks Galleries at the Rockport Association and Museum. This event provides students with the opportunity to meet and have their portfolio reviewed by Admissions Counselors from AICAD Schools (Association for Independent Colleges of Art and Design) and to gain a better understanding of post-secondary opportunities in art and design. Colleges in attendance will include Lesley University College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Montserrat College of Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and more. Students should bring a working portfolio consisting of 10-15 pieces or a sketchbook.
- The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities, and have demonstrated financial need. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African-American, and current high school seniors. Each year, 20 or more students are selected as Ron Brown Scholars and receive $10,000 annually for four years. To be given early consideration students must apply by November 1st. The final deadline to submit scholarship materials is January 9th. Students who are interested in applying should visit the School Counseling Office for a copy of the application.
- If you have questions please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12
@978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or firstname.lastname@example.org