Haverhill High School
Principal’s Weekly Update- Week Ending May 26, 2017
School will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017.
Class of 2017
Senior Chapel was held today in the HHS Auditorium. Four Hundred and thirty graduates in the class of 2017 participated in their last walk through the halls of HHS. The guest speaker was Mrs. Jean Ray, who is retiring from HHS this year from her position as a Spanish teacher. Ms. Ray graduated from HHS in 1971. She began teaching in Haverhill in 1983. Ms. Ray taught 19 years in the middle schools and fifteen years here at HHS. Ms. Ray’s late husband Dennis was also a graduate of HHS in 1971. Ms. Ray was the Spanish Club Advisor, the coordinator of the annual Dr. Seuss Day and in the past several years has been chairperson of the prom committee. Ms. Ray awards a scholarship in her late husbands name to a senior every year. We will miss Ms. Ray greatly!
Senior Shout Outs
Congratulations goes out to Class of 2017 Senior Amy Hunt who has committed to Northeastern University in the fall!
Shaina Perates – She was accepted to all schools she applied to and will be attending UMass Lowell in the fall.
Kirk Murray – Got accepted to and will be playing football at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.
The class of 2017 dedicated this yearbook to Social Studies teacher, Marilyn Caradonna. Ms. Caradonna is a dedicated teacher and former administrator at the Consentino Middle School, and is the Hillie’s #1 fan. She attends almost every event and takes many photographs at each event. There are over 100,00 pictures she has taken at these events. Her photo’s are displayed on HHS TV’s, Facebook, the 99 Restaurant and in the yearbook. Students can receive guidance and comfort from Ms. Caradonna, who is a confidante to many. To her colleagues, she is known as a tech guru. Because she is patient and kind, every member of the HHS community feels comfortable asking he for advice and support. Ms. Caradonna, thanks for all you do every day to for the students, parents and staff at HHS.
Senior Trip to Boston Red Sox Game
On Tuesday, May 23rd approximately 125 seniors attended Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Although the day started out rainy, the evening weather changed and it was a beautiful night. The Red Sox beat Texas Rangers 11-6 and our students represented HHS a
School photos will be taken in the auditorium on June 8, 2017. All freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be photographed. All students will be provided a picture form to complete for school pictures. Brochures will be distributed to 1st period classrooms on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
Interview Challenge – Awards Breakfast
On Friday, May 26th, two HHS students will be honored at the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Municipal Update Breakfast with Mayor Fiorentini. Sarah Tavitian, Senior won first place; while Isabela Yepes, Junior won second place. Third place went to a student from Timberlane Regional High School. We are so proud of our students who made it through three rounds of interviews to get to this point! Special thanks to the Chamber for coordinating this amazing opportunity for our students. For more information about the Interview Challenge, contact Lisa Hunt, Internship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 978-494-4221.
The HHS Internship Program is now accepting applications for the Fall semester. Internships are a great way for students (Juniors and Seniors) to explore a career they think they might be interested in pursuing after high school. Students build resumes and cover letters and spend the majority of the semester at a local business learning directly from their mentor. See the website for more information (http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/internship-program/ ) and stop by Library Room 6 with questions and applications. Contact Lisa Hunt, Internship Coordinator, for more information at email@example.com or by phone at 978-494-4221.
Riverside Bradford Baseball League – Buddy Ball Baseball
I am so proud of our Freshman, Junior Varsity, Varsity players and Coaches who have participated over the last three weeks volunteering their time to such an incredible organization. Buddy Ball Baseball brings together many volunteers including our students and coaches to work with young players with physical and learning disabilities teaching them the basics of America’s favorite pastime. Thank you Hillie Nation for once again giving back to your community. We are just so proud of all of you!
HHS Courtyard Gardens:
The Class of 2017 has donated an apple tree as their class gift. If others want to donate to this project, here is the link to donors choose and the “Sponsor-a-Chair” page.
Thank you for your continued support of the gardens!
HHS Softball Team Fundraiser
Here’s another great fundraiser the softball team is running. Painting with a Twist in North Andover is hosting a paint night FUNdraiser on Thursday, June 1st to benefit the HHS softball team. The picture is beach themed and there is also a raffle where you can win a beach tote filled with lots of beach items. Please go to: https://m.paintingwithatwist.com/north-andover/ for details and to sign up. Cost is $35.
School Counseling Update
- Seniors! Final transcripts will be sent to colleges after graduation. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your counselor!
- The Accuplacer Test was held last Friday. Over 35 students took this exam which is the first step in determining eligibility for participation in Early College or Dual Enrollment opportunities through Northern Essex. Test results were mailed home to students and parents and should arrive soon!
Northern Essex Community College is offering a Summer Bridge English and Math Enrichment program for recent high school graduates who will be attending NECC in the Fall. This is a one week, FREE program and looks to be a valuable opportunity for students to further strengthen their academic skills. See the flyer below for more information!
If you have any guidance related questions, please contact Ms. Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance K-12 at 978-374-5700 ext. 1133 or via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful long Memorial Day week-end!
Beth Kitsos, Principal