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Haverhill High School
Newsletter February 12-23, 2024

2 week edition

February 12-16 – HHS BIPOC Union SPIRIT WEEK! – see flyer below with more information

Thu Feb 15, 2024 – White Ribbon Kickoff Night at the Boys Basketball game at 7PM at HHS Gymnasium, in collaboration with the YWCA (see flyer below)

Thu Feb 15, 2024 – Junior Parent Information night! 5:30PM HHS Auditorium

Fri Feb 16, 2024 – Come out to watch “The Color Purple” in the HHS Auditorium – 5:30PM (see flyer below)

Feb 19-23, 2024February Vacation Week – No SCHOOL

Mon Feb 26, 2024 – HPD & ICAS Task force Presents: CYBER CRIMES – 6-7PM in the HHS Auditorium (Spanish translation provided)

Wed Feb, 28, 2024 – Half Day for students – 725AM-1025AM

Wed Feb 28, 2024 – TRIVIA NIGHT – Hosted by Student Council – 6-8PM in the Library $5

Get involved in CLUBS!!






If interested in signing up, go see Mr. Burns in Rm A10 or text Maria 603-818-0590 or you can use this link!


The GEMS (Girls Empowered Means Success) speak at Haverhill School Committee Meeting!

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On Thursday, February 8, 2024, HHS Principal Michael Downs, and Superintendent Dr. Marotta were excited to be able to share with these students their letters from Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The letters were to congratulate them on their exceptional performance on the 2023 MCAS test scores. These students are among the top students in Massachusetts. Congratulations: Katherine Dalphin (gr. 11); Alexis Pernilla-Roche (gr. 09); Janine Alcivar (gr. 11); James Modeen (gr. 09); Ava Acosta (gr. 09); William Becker (gr. 11); Azlyn Lavin (gr. 11); Isabella Likas (gr. 09); Carlos Segura (gr. 09); Emmalynn Proia (gr. 09); Lilly Russo (gr. 09); Trinity McCormick (gr. 11); Aya Elkadmiri (gr. 09); Shannan Hatch (gr. 11); Christina Decoteau (gr. 11); Cayden Lessard (gr. 09); Jovan Soto (gr. 11); Makayla Miller (gr. 09); William Jimenez (gr. 09)

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Also one of our students recently received a College Board BigFuture Scholarship. BigFuture Scholarship rewards students for taking action steps on their journey to college, rewarding effort and initiative. You can learn more about the scholarship at:
Student:  Vasiliki Gioldasis
School:  Haverhill High School
Scholarship:  Build
Amount: $500
Month: May 2023




Ski Team


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Boys Swim & Dive Team

Do you have a student SHOUTOUT to share?

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District Calendar / En Espanol

HHS Bus information:
HHS – AM Bus routes/numbers
HHS – PM Bus routes/numbers

District is adding text messaging (SMS) to SchoolMessenger Communicate!!

 We have also included this information on the District website.


After School Tutoring!

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30PM to 4PM
Room M11

Late bus available at 4PM. All are welcome to stay for extra help.


Late Bus information:
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

Featured Scholarship: Pentucket Kiwanis Scholarship

Criteria: Student who attends Haverhill High School. The award is based on scholastic ability (B-C grade average), character, activities/community service, and financial need. Applicants must complete the application and submit it along with a copy of your high school transcript, a character reference letter from a core subject teacher, and proof of acceptance from the school you plan to attend next year.
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday April 3, 2024
How to Apply: This application can be found in Naviance. (Go to the Colleges section and select Scholarship Search). Scholarship is listed as The Pentucket Kiwanis Scholarships.

Patrick T. Jordan Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating senior who plans to attend a 2- or 4-year college/university to pursue a career in the field of education. Additional consideration given to students who have been active in HHS Student Council or other extracurricular clubs/activities.
Deadline to Apply:  March 22nd
How to Apply: Naviance or the Patrick T. Jordan Scholarship Application




Franklin Pierce University
Location: Rindge, NH
Mascot: Rocky the Raven

Franklin Pierce University delivers programs and educational experiences that develop essential intellectual and professional skills; promotes close community connections; and empowers our students to realize their potential through the intersection of highly personalized liberal learning, innovative engagement, and professional programming

Admission Criteria:

  • Online application (online or Common Application)
  • Official high school transcripts: Include senior year first-quarter grades
  • Letter of recommendation: Can be from a teacher or counselor (or a professor or employer if you’re transferring)
  • Essay on the topic you choose: 250 words or more—see the application for more info
  • SAT/ACT scores (optional): College transcripts (transfers only): Include transcripts for any colleges you’ve attended

Average GPA: 2.97
Average Standardized Test Score:  Test Optional
Average: 970-1130, ACT 17-24 


Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter

Education Required: licensure obtained through apprenticeship or technical program

Typical Tasks Associated with This Career:

  • Install pipes and fixtures
  • Study blueprints and follow state and local building codes
  • Determine the amount of material and type of equipment needed
  • Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines
  • Troubleshoot systems that are not working
  • Replace worn parts

Expected Income: Average: $40/hr.
Massachusetts and New Hampshire may not have the highest employment levels, but it pays way more than some states, as mentioned above, with an annual mean wage of $72,200 to employees from trade schools. Boston, Cambridge, and Nashua are the major cities and metropolitan statistical areas comprising more jobs.

US States With The Highest Employment In Plumbing/Pipe Fitter Jobs:

  • California
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Wisconsin
  • Texas
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Florida


Cinderella’s Closet Donation Alert for Haverhill High students: Prom season is coming up and there will be both boys and girls who could use help getting ready for this event. Donations of suits, dresses, dress shirts, ties, shoes, purses and jewelry would be greatly appreciated! All sizes and all colors are welcome! I can pick items up or they can be dropped off at Haverhill High to the attention of Nancy Burke. Thank you in advance!

This was the YES TO THE DRESS event last year!

Check out the latest edition of the Brown and Gold.

Our own student run newspaper!

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HEF Trivia is Back!
A long time ago, before Covid changed the game, Haverhill Education Foundation hosted the most epicly awesome trivia night Haverhill had ever seen! Were you there? If not, you’re in luck! This April 6, 2024 at 6PM at the Amvets Post 147, you’ll have another chance to flex your big bad brain muscles, win some great prizes, and help raise money for a good cause! Start recruiting your smartest friends and keep checking back for details on how to register in the coming weeks!


SchoolBrains | Parent Portal Access

Gain access to the Haverhill Public Schools Community Portal, where you can look up your student’s information related to schedules, grades, attendance, and more.

Step 1 – Contact Your School – Contact your child(ren)’s schools and make sure your email address and other relevant contact information is up to date.  Without this, you will not be able to receive a Portal Account.

Step 2 – Check Your Email – You may already have a message from the SchoolBrains Portal Support with the link and initial login information in your email. It may be in Junk/SPAM, so check there just in case! – The email will be from with the subject “SchoolBrains Community Portal Account.”

Step 3 – Login and Access! – You can find the Portal website link from the welcome email, as well as on the HPS LaunchPad at underneath “Admin/Community Links.”

Troubleshooting – If you did not receive an automated email, simply contact Portal Support by emailing from the email address you have on file with the school.  

Please also include the following in the email:

  • Your Full Name
  • The Full name of your child(ren)
  • Your Full email address
  • Your child(ren)’s Grade Level(s) and School(s)
  • Detailed explanation of issue