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Haverhill High School
Newsletter February 5-9, 2024

Tue Feb 6, 2024 – MCAS Biology Test Retakes – Session 1

Wed Feb 7, 2024 – MCAS Biology Test Retakes – Session 2

Thu Feb 8, 2024 – Site Council Meeting – HHS Main office Conf room 4:30PM (please note time change). Contact Mike Downs for more information

Fri Feb 9, 2024 – Due to low ticket sales the Winter Formal has been cancelled Winter Formal– 5:30PM-8:30PM Tickets in room 217 & 218. $5pp 

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)

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


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!

Do you have a student SHOUTOUT to share?

Please email so we can add it into the newsletter!

HHS Shoutouts!

Another freshman record broken! Congratulations Miles Bunyar (2027)


The Valley Patriot BASH Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Dan Strange Memorial Scholarship for a Haverhill High School Student going into the field of public safety/first responder: Lizeth DeFeria, a senior at Haverhill High
ABOUT LIZETH: She loves this Country!
Lizeth has been enrolled in the HHS MCJrROTC program since she was a freshman; during this time she has earned awards from the American Legion, Scottish Rite, and National Sojourners, which are all nomination awards and extremely competitive awards, others include, outstanding cadet, student leadership, officer leadership, NCO leadership, civic service, distinguished scholastic awards, arts and academics, distinguished military training, physical achievement, athletic participation award, longevity and fidelity, distinguished conduct and best drill squad, to name a few.
She is part of the color guard, and drum and bugle corps.
She has volunteered at the MSPCA and she is a licensed CNA and has her Basic Life Support Certification and Basic and Advanced Dementia care certifications.
She has enlisted in the Massachusetts Army Reserves and will be attending college upon completion of basic training. She has applied to URI, FSU, Emmanuel, Penn State, Syracuse University, University of Tampa, and Rutgers University, and her acceptance letters will arrive soon.

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.

We have some amazing news to share. There has been a HUGE outpouring of support from so many parents and community members who have stepped up to help our most vulnerable students. Nancy Burke, with the help of Jason Burns has been leading this charge for many years, and this is the first time that she has received so many donations from so many different places. We feel extremely lucky to be a part of the Hillie family, and to be able to help some of our most struggling families. Thank you!

New Hydroponic Growing Tower moves into Haverhill High School

Boys Ski Team fought hard Friday Feb 2, 2024. Fastest time for the team was 27.22 seconds.


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


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


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!


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

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!