Newsletter October 2-6, 2023

Haverhill High School

Newsletter – October 2-6, 2023

Wed. Oct 4, 2023 – Stat Geek in Natick performance for grade 11 during C/DE

Thur Oct 5, 2023 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, HHS 6PM-730PM

Fri. Oct 6, 2023 – College Essay Workshop in the Library at 12:30

Mon. Oct 9, 2023NO SCHOOL – Indigenous Peoples Day

Tue. Oct 10, 2023 – Progress Report Term 1 posted to SchoolBrains Portal

Fri. Oct 13, 2023Haverhill High School Blood Drive – Back Gym 8AM-1PM

Mon. Oct 16, 2023 – AP Gov’s City Council Forum 6PM-730PM HHS Auditorium

Wed. Oct 18, 2023 – Haverhill District Court Cultural Appreciation Day
Sat. Oct 21, 2023 – 
Homecoming Dance at HHS; Please see flyer below

Tue. Oct 24, 2023 – HPS Job Fair at Haverhill High School in the Library 230PM-5PM
Thur. Oct 26, 2023 – AP Gov’s School Committee Forum 11AM-1230PM HHS Auditorium
Thur. Oct 26, 2023HHS Fall Fest – Please see flyer below
Frid. Oct 27, 2023 – Homecoming Football Game at Haverhill Stadium 6PM

Wed. Dec 6, 2023 – Coffee House! Save the Date – plan a performance

Want to send a shoutout? Feel free to email:

District Calendar / En Espanol

Does your student need a work permit for a job in Massachusetts? Here is the information: and the MA Work Permit Application



Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Thursday, October 5, 2023 – 6PM-7:30PM

Come out and meet with your students teachers!

Need to attend parent-teacher conferences but don’t have a sitter for your younger kids? Interact Club has got you covered! Drop them off in the library with our responsible and engaging team while you meet your high schooler’s teachers—just note we have a cap of 15 kids, so act fast!  Please email Ms. Kimani at to sign up.

Don’t forget the Senior Bake Sale! Stop by and grab a treat.



Kick off Homecoming week at the Homecoming Dance. The dance is on October 21st from 6 to 9pm
at HHS. Tickets must be purchased in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $5 and
can be purchased the week of October 2nd during all lunches or in rooms 205, 217, 218, M23 or M11.
Tickets are also sold online for $6 – link to online sales can be found on Class Google Classroom or on
fliers throughout the school. Students must bring their school ID or show their SchoolBrains account and
must arrive by 7:30pm. Please talk to your class advisors or officers with any questions.



FALLFEST – October 26, 2023; 7PM-9PM

Prepay only, $7 per ticket


Please contact Anna Sabella or Sam Aiello for more information.

** Anyone can purchase a yearbook, however it will only feature seniors **



Yearbooks can be purchased using the information below.

Yearbooks are currently $45 — prices will increase on SATURDAY, 9/30.
code: 6716

Senior Portraits:
Senior portraits must be uploaded to the Herff Jones website by November 26th.

Students who do not upload a portrait will have their current SchoolBrains photo uploaded.

If no photo is in SB, they will be listed under “not pictured”.

We do not accept photos via email, hard copies, etc.
select — > PORTRAITS


_______________________________________________________If you missed our Senior Family Night to prepare for life after High School, please check out our presentation!

Please contact your guidance counselors with any questions!

Stay up to date on College representatives who will be visiting with students at Haverhill High School.

HHS College Visits Calendar

High School Transcript Request Form


Are you interested in announcing at school sporting events?

Please come see Principal Mike Downs in the main office. 




Great news! Yesterday, our Haverhill High School Career Technical Education students attended the Haverhill School Committee meeting. They did an outstanding job representing the CTE program. They expressed their joy of being a part of CTE, with all the distinctive experiences it has brought them—including internship opportunities. We are so proud of their hard work and dedication. Way to go, CTE students!  For more information. About the Haverhill High School Career Technical Education Program and Work-Based Learning opportunities, please get in touch with Lisa Hunt Work-Based Learning Specialist or visit us at


Updated Chromebook Policy

We offer an outside company for an insurance plan for chromebooks. Please follow this link. **

The deadline for returning students to purchase Chromebook insurance has been extended to December 1st, 2023

** Please remember to have your students charge their chromebooks every night! And bring their charged chromebooks to school every day. 

We will no longer be able to give loaner devices. If your students’ chromebook is broken, or missing, please have them alert their

AP offices as soon as possible so that they can get a replacement device. Lost/missing chromebooks are $200 each, without insurance.

Lost chargers are $40 each. Invoices will be added to your students account.

** The only exception to this policy is if the student has an assessment on a specific block/day. **


Attention Juniors!

Complete the form below and return to Ms. Sirignano in room M11 by Friday, October 6


Wellness Caregiver Series Webinar

Here is the presentation for those who may have missed it:  

Wellness Caregiver Series Webinar recording-Vaping 101

We will be following up on this important discussion soon. Please look for our upcoming events.

Thank you for your time and attention on this important matter.


Haverhill District Court Cultural Appreciation Day; October 18, 2023

Featuring Haverhill High School students: Band/Choir/JROTC and the BIPOC members will be participating in this annual event.


Due to poverty levels in Haverhill, all students receive free breakfast and lunch at school.

But there are 68 hours between lunch on Friday and breakfast on Monday when many students go hungry.

* If you are in a position to help, please reach out to Nancy Burke at Haverhill High School. *


National Honor Society Information

Sam Aiello


Message to families who drop off/pick up students by car

Hello Families,

We are writing to communicate information about the drop off and pick up procedures at Haverhill High School for the 2023-2024 school year. We will begin the year keeping the same drop off/pick up procedures as last year. This means families will continue to drop off and pick up their students around the back side of the building and students can enter the building under the green awning. This pick up and drop off procedure will be changing once the construction of the pickleball courts begins. The start date is yet to be determined but we will be sending out notice of any  changes as soon as we become aware.  Reminder, during pick up and drop off times, parents can not use the circular drive in the front of the building by the flagpole near the main office. We will be having bus numbers 7, 12, 15, 21 pick up students here at the end of the day

Parents also should not be dropping off or picking up students along Monument St, this is a huge safety issue.


Please follow map for drop off/pick up information:

Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures

For the safety of our students/staff, please follow these directions.

Drop Offs

Please enter the main entrance on Monument Street, go around the pool building and pull into the student Lot C to drop off your student. Please do not use the D or E lots! Students and staff park there.

No waiting for pick up in the Main Entrance loop, this is restricted to buses and emergency vehicles only!

Pick ups

As with drops offs, please go around the pool building to the student Drop Off/Pick Up location.

Please stay with your car so your student can find you in a timely manner.

During drop off/pick ups the Brooks St. gate will be open.


Bus information:

If students have not done so yet, please have them pick up their bus passes in their AP offices:

12th – C Wing; 11th – F Wing; 10th – S Wing; 09th – M Wing

HHS – AM Bus routes/numbers

HHS – PM Bus routes/numbers

Late Bus information:

Late buses will start on Monday September 18, 2023. Your student will need a bus pass from a teacher, coach, or club advisor in order to be able to access the late bus.

The bus picks up at 4PM. Students are not allowed to stay in the building to roam the hallways, they must have a reason to be here,

or they will be escorted out of the building. They will be able to wait in the cafeteria from the time they are finished until 4PM.

HHS – Late Bus routes/numbers


Locker update:

All lockers that were requested have been assigned.

If your student still needs a locker, please see Mrs. Zbitnoff in the M Wing Office.


Hillie Sports

Hillie Sports Calendar

Come out and show your HILLIE pride!



** All home games are free to students – bring your student ID or show your School Brains account on your phone **


Check out our very own on campus store for all of your

Hillie gear!

Hillies Shop

Come check out our HILLIE gear at our very own HILLIES SHOP

Open Parent/Teacher Conference night in the MALL


Catch up with the Hillies student run newspaper

The Brown & Gold


Reminder: Grade 11 students will have the opportunity to participate as audience members for a special performance by the Firehouse Center Performing Arts Theatre from Newburyport during C-D/E Block at HHS on October 4th. This play focuses on the true story of a local sports fan’s journey and struggle with disordered eating. These are important and relevant health topics that students learn about in Health classes.  Guidance counselors, lead adjustment counselors, and the District Coach of Health & Wellness will attend as a resource to students who may require support following the performance. These individuals in addition to the Wellness Dean and Health Teachers are available for students to access on their own for resources and to answer any questions. Local organizations supported this play last Spring and are also available to families who seek more information about disordered eating and suicide: YWCA, Cedardale (nutrition), Lahey Behavioral/CSA, the Samaritans of the Merrimack Valley. Contact Megan Arivella, District Coach of Health & Wellness with any questions regarding this performance: