Haverhill High School
Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending 3/10/2017
Attention Band Members
Attention: All student who were to participate in the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade has been canceled due to the cold weather approaching the area. Mr. T. will let us know if they plan to reschedule.
Cheyton Test Prep
The Cheyton S.A.T. and A.C.T. prep courses continue this Saturday. All students are to enter through the main entrance and I thank them all for participating in this excellent opportunity.
Spring Sports Season
Our spring sports season begins on March 20th. The Athletic Department will be holding a spring sports pre-season meeting on Monday, March 13th at 6:00 starting in the main gym.
HHS Internship Program- Interview Challenge
On Wednesday, March 8th, HHS Internship Program held Round One of the 2nd Annual Interview Challenge sponsored by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. Fourteen students were interviewed by area business people and five will move on to Round Two, which takes place on Monday, March 13th. Congratulations to our five students moving on to Round Two: George Dimopoulos, Emily Kelley, Leah Maguire, Sarah Tavitian and Isabela Yepes! Thank you to the business representatives that took time out of their busy day to interview our students: Lisa Brady from Modern Woodmen of America, Melissa Cerasuolo from Haverhill Bank, Alison Colby-Campbell from The Heartbeat of Haverhill, Martin Corona from Bethany Community Services, Michael Joy from Opportunity Works, George Moriarty from Northern Essex Community College and Jim Smith from MTM Insurance. Special thanks to Beverly Donovan, President/CEO of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce for helping to coordinate this valuable experience for our students. If you have questions about the HHS Internship Program please contact our Internship Coordinator, Ms. Lisa Hunt @ firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to thank everyone who has been participating in the rehearsals on stage and behind scenes for the Spring Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. We are hearing that it is a hoot and holler and we look forward to opening night on April 6th.
Class of 2020: The Pastry Fundraiser is running through March 20th. Please be sure to ask your family, friends and neighbors and do all you can to support your class! Any questions please see Mrs. Foster in the guidance suite.
The Haverhill High School Athletic department is holding their 9th Annual Comedy Night on March 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at DiBurro’s Function Facility. Tickets are $25.00. To purchase tickets on-line please visit www.hillies.org and click on the Athletics tab.
Spring Dodgeball Tournament
Back by popular demand our Dodgeball Tournament will be held on Tuesday (weather permitting). We would love for you all to come out and watch our teams in action after school.
The Yellow Dress- Sophomores
This week a dating violence prevention play called The Yellow Dress was viewed by the sophomore class. The Yellow Dress is a powerful one woman play that stimulates a thought-provoking discussion about relationships. Two sessions were held and it truly was impactful. I hope that parents and guardians have an opportunity to speak with their student about this event.
School Counseling Update
All sophomores met with counselors this week to review their options and select their courses for the 2017-2018 school year. Freshmen are scheduled to select courses next week. In the meantime, all members of the freshmen class should log in to the Student Portal and choose their potential electives. Parents are encouraged to log in to the Portal as well to review the courses and help your son or daughter elect classes that best meet his/her interests. Directions on how students and parents access course recommendations can be found on the HHS website.
The Counseling Department is hosting a College Information Night for the parents/guardians of current juniors. This presentation will be held on Wednesday March 22nd from 6-8pm in the HHS Library. Topics will include an overview of the college search process, standardized testing, Naviance, and more.
HHS will host ASVAB testing on March 31st beginning at 7:30am. The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is a 3 hour exam that is used for two purposes. The ASVAB is the exam students must take for eligibility determination for military enlistment and job selection. The ASVAB can also be used by any student, regardless of interest in the military, to asses skills in four major domains (verbal, math, science/technical, and spatial). This test can also be used as a career exploration tool to help students make informed decisions about potential occupations. Student scores are not released to the military though this exam. Any student interested in taking this test should sign up in Guidance by March 24th.
Important Information for Seniors!
- The HHS Scholarship Portal will close on March 31st. 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/.
- Seniors, be sure to check the available scholarships on Naviance each week. We receive many different scholarship applications and we will post each one on Naviance. Don’t miss out!
Upcoming Events/Important Dates
- March 22nd- 6pm- Junior Parent College Information Night in the HHS Library.
- March 31st- 7:30am- ASVAB testing
- April 4th- 6pm- Early College Information Night in the HHS Library. Come to learn about the Early College Program and its new dual enrollment options!
- April 5th- 6pm- Annual HHS College Fair in the HHS Library. We hope that you can join us to learn about opportunities after high school!
- UMass Amherst will host a week long summer pre-college program from July 23rd – July 29th. The Media Maker Academy is an exciting opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience utilizing state of the art technology. Students will learn about remote and studio video, podcasting, lighting, special effects, Premiere editing, storyboarding, scripting, and more. All students will be provided with an SD card and a finished project for their own portfolio. For more information visit mass.edu/summer/precollege. If you have questions about guidance please contact the Supervisor of Guidance K-12, Jami Dion, @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ email@example.com
Please have a safe and restful week end!
Beth Kitsos, Principal- 978-374-5700, xt: 1101 or 1102 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org