Haverhill High School
Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending May 12, 2017
Sophomores: MCAS Math Assessment
On Tuesday, May 16th and May 17th all sophomores will be taking the Math MCAS. Students should be in school on time, by 7:20 AM and report to their assigned locations in the 200’s. Students who do not know where to report can find the student room assignments posted on the doors to the 200’s, or ask in the main office. Please tell your child that they have been preparing for this assessment since elementary school and should feel confident in their abilities. They should sit for this test with a positive outlook. On Tuesday, May 17th students are allowed to use a calculator so we have encouraged students to bring one from home on Tuesday, May 17th only.
K-12 Fine Art Showcase- Monday, May 15, 2017 – 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
The HPS K-12 Fine Art Department will host the annual showcase of both visual art and musical performances from our students in the Haverhill Public Schools. Students representing our elementary, middle and high school have worked all year on creating visual art work as well as musical performances that will be showcased on Monday, May 15th at HHS. Starting at 4:00 pm the HHS auditorium and main entrance hallway at the high school will be open to the public to view all of the wonderful creations and performances. A big thank you to the dedicated HPS fine art instructors who work diligently with our children to showcase their talents! Hope to see you on Monday, May 15th.
Senior Shout Out!
Breijanna Ward has accepted a full Chancellor’s Scholarship to attend UMass Boston in the Fall. In addition she has been accepted to the Brown University Summer Study Abroad Program which is taking her to Rome at the end of June.
Federico Leon will be attending Newbury College in the fall!
I want to give a big Hillie thank you to Larry Trevette, Hillie parent and Site Council member for securing and personally delivering a donation of flowers, plants, herbs and tools from Home Depot as a donation to our new courtyard!
Kiwanis Club- 58th Annual Honors for Academics
I was proud to attend the 58th Annual Honors for Academics Night – Sponsored by the Haverhill Kiwanis Club and witness twenty-two Hillie Seniors honored for their academic success. Those honored were:
Madison Boucher, Iris D’Urso, Alexander Dickopf, Alana Filaseta, Samantha Giurado, Amy Hunt, Samuel Kiernan, Shauna Mahan, Heather Mansfield, Declan McDermott, Holly McGrath, Emily Murrin, Nhan Nguyen, Veyli Ortiz Solis, Chloe Reynolds, Christopher Sanders, Mikayla Sargent, Samantha Savoy, Sasha Severino, Connor Wertz, Aidan Wertz, and Julia Zuber.
From the Athletic Department
The Haverhill High School Athletics Hall of Fame will be officially launched this weekend. The inaugural induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Saturday night at the new Hunking School. Ten former student-athletes and coaches will be inducted, including former Major League baseball star Carlos Pena. The inductees are all truly honored and many are looking forward to coming back to Haverhill for the first time in many years. There is a great evening planned and we look forward to making this an annual tradition.
Good luck to Coach Hayden and the Hillie Crew team on their first Spring regatta on Saturday in Lowell.
Coaches vs. Cancer
Please join the Haverhill High School Girl’s Tennis Team as they fight cancer. On Wednesday, May 17th @ 3:30 pm the Hillies Girls Varsity Tennis Team will compete against Methuen Girls Varsity Tennis Team. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Seniors: Class of 2017 Updates
Caps and gowns have arrived. The graduation invitations are in. We have a busy couple of weeks ahead and are truly so excited for each and every event.
We have a second assembly planned on Monday to review with all seniors their event schedule. A full schedule with details will be shared at that time. Here are some of the highlights. We will post the final revised agenda on the webpage on Monday.
Thursday, May 18 Night of Stars – HHS Cafeteria. – This is a student invitation-only scholarship event. Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 19 Classical Academy Breakfast – Haverhill Country Club – 7:30 a.m.
Monday, May 22 Last day of classes for the Class of 2017
Tuesday, May 23 R. Elaine Croston Poetry Reading…Senior Sign-Out…and Senior Cookout – Students arrive at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 23 Red Sox Game – Busses depart at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 26 Chapel – HHS Auditorium – 11:00 a.m. – Students arrive at 10:30 a.m. (For students only)
Tuesday, May 30 Senior Prom – Seaglass, Salisbury, MA 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 1 Senior Banquet – Roma Restaurant, Bradford from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 2 Graduation – Trinity Stadium – 6:00 p.m. – Students arrive at 4:30 p.m.
Healthcare CTE Program Welcomes New Students
On Tuesday, 5/19, Haverhill High School welcomed the Class of 2021 Healthcare Occupations students (see group picture). The event included a health-themed college and career fair with participation by local hospitals, healthcare providers, colleges and universities. Students completed a scavenger hunt focused on health-related issues and college and career readiness. The new students also got to meet and interact with current students who had set up a blood pressure station (see picture).
Students had the opportunity to discuss health-related careers with professionals from Lawrence General Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Hallmark Health, Trinity EMS, Birthing Gently, Whittier Health Network and StarFire EMS. Students also discussed potential post-secondary options with UMass Lowell, Northern Essex Community College, Middlesex Community College, Regis College, Rivier University.
Many thanks to our advisory board members, local businesses, colleges, universities and district professionals for their support of the program!
2017 National App Development Competition Finalists
Lenovo Scholar Network
We are excited to announce that both Haverhill’s apps made it to the top 50 for the final round of judging.
To the Rescue
Haverhill High School AOIT, Haverhill, MA
To The Rescue is an app designed to send medical information and geolocation to licensed emergency professionals.
ZenGarden allows users to draw and customize their own zen garden to relieve everyday stress on the go.
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!
- School Committee Scholarships are now available. Copies can be obtained in the Counseling office or on Naviance. Completed applications and all supporting documentation are due no later than May 24th. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
- Students interested in next year’s Early College Cohort or Dual Enrollment opportunities through Northern Essex should sign up for the Accuplacer Test. This test will be held in the HHS Library on May 19th. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Students can sign up for the test with their school counselor.
AP Testing window officially closed today, however, we will have a few make up tests next week. Students who need to take a makeup are already aware of the day, time and location.
Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother’s Day!
Beth Kitsos, Principal