Haverhill High School

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- October 27, 2017

    Hillie Fine Arts Department Sponsoring Zombie Dress and Draw-a-thon Event Tonight- 10/27

    Our Hillie Nation Fine Arts Department is hosting a Zombie Dress and Draw-a-thon tonight in the auditorium lobby. It is open to all HHS students and it certainly looks like a lot of fun! All work created will be on display at the NECC Art Gallery with an opening reception on November 2nd. Thank you Ms. Mullane for coordinating this event and building this partnership with the NECC Fine Arts Department.

    Important : New Report Cards will be electronically available on 11/8

    During the 2016-2017 school year, a team of HHS teachers worked for several months creating a report card that focuses more grading attention on actual mastery of subject matter than to the “path” to mastery. How much a student knows, understands, and is able to do as it relates to a subject need to be stressed more than “how hard” – or not one tries. While effort, participation, behavior, etc. are all important and worthy of discussion, they should be discouraged from being included in a grading rubric. A letter was sent home to parents in January 2016 informing parents of this plan. This has been communicated on several occasions including the September 15, 2017, Principal’s Weekly Update,

    Our new report card will be electronically distributed via the parent portal on Wednesday, November 8th. If you do not have access to the parent portal then please contact our main office at 978-374-5700 to verify your email address in the database. When that is verified then please email: portalsupport@haverhill-ps.org to request a password. Students without internet access will be given a paper copy. If you need a hard copy please have your student visit the HHS Main Office and add their name to the report card issued log. We would like to remind parents and guardians that students who participate in the National School Lunch Program (Free and Reduced) may be eligible for a low-cost internet service through Internet Essentials from Comcast.

    First Term Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) 11/16

    Term 1 report cards will be issued on 11/9. Term 1 PTC will be held 11/16 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. Sign ups forms will be sent home with students on 11/9 and will also be sent home electronically as well. I encourage all parents to sign up to meet with your child’s teachers. If you need any assistance with signing up please contact me at:  bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

    Senior Theatre

    Save the Date! The Class of 2018 will be presenting an evening of theatre featuring The Philadelphia, The Universal Language and The Real Inspector Hound – Four shows Next Month on November 15th, 17th and 18th in the HHS Auditorium. Tickets are $8.00 at the door and $5.00 for students and senior citizens.

    Freshmen Elections

    It is election time. Freshmen students interested in running for Student Council and/or a Class Officer positions can pick up their nomination forms and all forms must be returned by Monday, November 6th. That is a firm deadline. The election will be held on Friday, Nov. 17th. Students interested can see either Mr. Jordan or Ms. Pettis for more information.

    Fundraiser for Girls Basketball

    The Girl’s Basketball Team is hosting  a fundraiser at  the 99 Restaurant Fundraiser on River Street on November 7 from 4-10pm, for the Haverhill High Girls Basketball Program. See attached coupon.

    99 Fundraiser

    Late Bus

    In September we started running a late bus for students who need to stay after for extra help or for participation in their club meetings. This has been quite successful and we are so grateful to be able to offer this opportunity to our students. On Tuesday, October 31st we will be adding three more stops to the late bus route. Here are the details:

    Ø  Bus will run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    Ø  Bus will depart HHS promptly at 3:15 p.m. from the regular bus lanes.

    Ø  Students must have a LATE BUS PASS from their teacher in order to board the bus.

    Ø  Students are not allowed to roam the hall at the conclusion of their commitment.

    Ø  Student must sign in with the administrator in room S13 prior to boarding the bus.

    Ø  This is not a door to door service. Stops are centrally located throughout the city.

    Ø  LEAVES HHS AT 3:15 p.m.

    1. DUNKIN DONUTS – 614 BROADWAY
    2. VARIETY STORE – 864 BROADWAY
    3. RIVER STREET AT MICHAELS FUNTION HALL
    4. RIVER STREET AT JAFFARIAN MOTORS
    5. TILTON SCHOOL – 70 GROVE ST.
    6. LAFAYETTE SQUARE – IN FRONT OF CVS
    7. CITY HALL – 4 SUMMER ST.
    8. HAVERHILL STADIUM – 17 LINCOLN AVE.
    9. CHARLIES VARIETY – 277 GROVELAND ST.
    10. MILLVALE ROAD AND EAST BROADWAY – NEW
    11. WINNEKENNI CASTLE – 347 KENOZA AVE.
    12. DUNKIN DONUTS – 407 AMESBURY RD.
    13. 10th AVE AND MAIN ST.
    14. 440 NORTH AVENUE – NEW
    15. SMILEY SCHOOL – 969 MAIN ST.
    16. 703 MAIN STREET – NEW
    17. FARRWOOD DRIVE –  BRADFORD
    18. FARRWOOD DRIVE –  BRADFORD
    19. DIBURRO’S FUNCTION HALL – 887 BOSTON RD
    20. ACADEMY LANES -725 SOUTH MAIN ST.
    21. OLD BRADFORD COLLEGE -320 SOUTH MAIN ST.

    Ø  BUS RETURNS TO COPPOLA

    Information for Seniors
    • 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 30th: Westfield State University, Assumption College, Hobart and William Smith College, Lesley University, and Southern Vermont College.
    • Northern Essex will be available to students one Thursday every month in the back of the Guidance Office during lunches.  Students will have access to an admissions representative where they can ask quesitons and learn more information about NECC.  Additionally, admissions representatives come to HHS for On the Spot Acceptance Days.  The first of these will be held on December 11th.
    • Chyten Counselors and the HHS Guidance Department will be hosting a financial aid workshop for students and families in December.  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).  Date and time for this event will be available next week along with an electronic RSVP link.

     

    • 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 guidance related 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 week-end!
    Beth Kitsos, Principal
(978) 374-3400
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