Haverhill High School

  • Principal’s Weekly Update- week Ending 3/31/2017

    Winter will just not go away!!!

    All HHS Activities Cancelled Tomorrow, Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Term 3 Grades close next Friday, April 7th

    MCAS Math Tutoring – March 28th-May 11th

    The after school MCAS Math Tutoring program began on Tuesday, March 28th. The students have been assigned to either a Tuesday or a Thursday from 2:15-3:30. There is a late bus available for those who need transportation. The program runs until May 11th. There are still openings if you have a 10th grade student who would like to participate. The goal is for all students to score either proficient or advanced.

    Model United Nations Team

    This year the Model United Nations team took two trips for four days and three nights each, to the National High School Model United Nations conference in New York City. The conference is now split into two because of the high interest in the conference. Over 45% of the delegates are from countries outside of the US.  Each Haverhill group was about 15 students to accommodate the enormous interest in the team here in Haverhill.  Highlights included meeting and questions and answers at the Portuguese Embassy Mission to the UN, keynote speaker former US General and  Director of the CIA David Petraeus, celebrity UN Spokespersons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Demi Lovato, Mandy Patinkin and Joe Manganiello. Closing and opening (depending on the first of second conference) in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. Haverhill also has two HHS graduates who were selected to work at the conference as well. Our students wrote research position papers upwards of 14 pages long and spoke, debated and collaborated with peers from around the country and around the world. Our students primarily represented Portugal, Australia. The program is student lead and our Head Delegate was Senior Vice President Anna Rossi.

    Early College/Dual Enrollment

    On Tuesday April 4th join us in the HHS library starting at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about the new Early College Program Model. Be sure to bring your parents and learn how you can get ahead of the game and earn college credits while still in high school!

    Senior Shout Outs

    Madison Boucher who was accepted to UMASS Lowell for Chemical Engineering

    Sarah Tavitian who was accepted to both Endicott and UMASS Amherst for Business Marketing

    Olivia Cassidy who was accepted to Endicott College, Stonehill College, UMASS Amherst, Westfield State University,  University of New England and Merrimack College for Biology!  

    Ashley Galloway who was accepted to Norwich University

    School Counseling Update

    • Class of 2017, don’t forget to update your counselor and enter the college application decision in your Naviance account!  If you receive any scholarships from a college, please bring us a copy of your merit scholarship letter so that we can brag about your accomplishments!  We are eagerly waiting to see which colleges students are being accepted to and we like to share this news!
    • The HHS Scholarship Portal closes today, March 31st.  However, scholarship applications continue to arrive in the Counseling Office.  Seniors, be sure to check Naviance for new scholarships!
    • The HHS School Counseling Department is hosting the annual College Fair on Wednesday April 5th at 6pm in the Library.  Many colleges and universities will be in attendance.  We hope that you can join us!  A full listing of colleges/universities attending the fair is posted on the School Counseling tab of the HHS website.  
    • Any student taking an AP exam in May must attend one of six scheduled pre-administration sessions.  The purpose for holding a pre-administration session is to save time on exam day by having students complete required demographic information on their first AP exam answer sheet.  Pre-administration sessions last approximately 40 minutes and will all be held directly after school in the library.  It is the student’s responsibility to inform the AP Coordinator if they cannot attend a pre-administration session for any reason.  Students should contact Mrs. Dion in the School Counseling Office no later than April 10th to schedule an alternate session.  The dates available for pre-administration are as follows:
      • Monday April 3
      • Wednesday April 5
      • Thursday April 6
      • Monday April 10
      • Wednesday April 12
      • Thursday April 13   
    • The Merrimack Valley Credit Union is hosting a FREE seminar on how to pay for college on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10am-12pm at the MVCU Corporate Office, 500 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA.  Topics covered in this workshop include financial aid, the cost of college attendance, student loans, and loan consolidation for graduates.  To register for this event visit www.mvc.com/student-seminar.    

    Summer Opportunities

    • 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.
    • Haverhill High School students have the exclusive opportunity to register for summer classes at Northern Essex Community College for only $110 per credit.  Any student interested in taking a course for college credit is invited to attend NECC’s Registration Day on May 11th from 11am-1pm in the HHS Guidance Office.  Eligible students must take the Accuplacer exam and meet established benchmark scores.  For more information please contact Mr. Adam Cutler at acutler@necc.mass.edu or Ms. Samantha Massahos at samantha.massahos@haverhill-ps.org.  
    • Cornell University is offering two Summer College programs for high school students.  The Cornell Engineering Experience is open to current juniors and seniors and provides insight into the engineering design process and emerging engineering developments. Fabricating the Future: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors and allows students to experiment with 3-D printing and other tools to create small robotic devices.  The application deadline for both programs is May 5th. For more information visit https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/programs/index.php. If you have any questions please contact Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 @ 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or jdion@haverhill-ps.org

     Important Dates

    April 2017

    4    Site Council 3:00 p.m. – Main Entrance Conference Room

    4    Early College Information Session 6:00 Library

    5    Annual HHS College Fair 6:00 Library

    6-8 Spring Musical – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    7    Term 3 Grades Close

    10  Term 4 Begins

    11  Freshman Meet and Greet 6:00 HHS Gymnasium (for all current 8th grade students)

    12  Creative Career Day – Fine Arts Academy 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    14  Good Friday – No School – All

    17  Patriots’ Day – No School – All

    18-21 Spring Recess

    24  Report Cards Issued

    25  Academic Awards Grade 9-11 6:00 p.m. Auditorium (By invitation only)

    26  Italian Night 7:00 Auditorium

    27  Parent/Teacher Conferences 6:00 -7:30 p.m.

    27 Drive-in Movie Night – F-Wing parking lot- 7:00 p.m.

    28 Powderpuff Game Trinity Stadium – 7:00 p.m.

    29 Spring Fling Dance – HHS Cafeteria – 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Have a safe and restful week end!

    Beth Kitsos



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