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Haverhill High School
Newsletter January 29-February 2, 2024

Mon Jan 29, 2024Special Education Department Virtual Information “Transition Planning 101”  (re: ages 14-22)

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 5PM. Contact Mike Downs for more information

Fri Feb 9, 2024Winter 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

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

Get involved in CLUBS!!




Do you have a student SHOUTOUT to share?

Please email so we can add it into the newsletter!

HHS Shoutouts!

Senior night for the Hillies Boys Swim Team. Blowout v. Central Catholic. Great job boys!

Girls Ski Team

January 23, 2024 – Haverhill – Pentucket girls take their first win versus Andover in a long time, 72-63! Followed by a win versus Manchester-Essex 98-37!! A great start to the girls season!

The Haverhill High School MCJROTC competed and hosted at Hunking Middle School on Saturday against 6 of the best MCJROTC Drill Teams in the North East.  Your Haverhill High School MCJROTC Drill team finished in 2nd place overall and took home a total of 6 trophies and 5 of our Cadets earned Individual medals.  Thank you all for the continued support of our program.  We still have at least 6 more competitions for the year.  So far this year your Cadets have earned 36 trophies.


Haverhill High School Night School Graduation

Thursday, January 25, 2024

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.

HHS CTE Healthcare Occupations


The HHS CTE Healthcare Occupations Sophomores dove deeper into LGBTQIA+ topics during a returning guest speaker presentation, while Biomedical Science Freshmen were provided with an introductory overview.  This is important information for students to be aware of as they are planning to pursue careers in the healthcare industry.  Thank you Renn Duffey for raising awareness!

HHS CTE Healthcare Occupations

Students from the HHS CTE Healthcare Occupations program were fortunate to tour the new free-standing Plaistow Emergency Room, a campus of Parkland Medical Center!  Students saw the laboratory, x-ray and CT rooms, isolation room as well as the trauma room where students heard from Dr. Grossman.  Staff demonstrated how an IV is inserted and removed.  We also learned about all of the opportunities for students to extend their learning with Parkland Medical.  Thank you to the entire team who was so welcoming!  For more information about work-based learning experiences in the HHS CTE Program, contact Lisa Hunt at

College/Career of the Week


Dartmouth College
Location: Hanover, NH
Mascot: Big Green
Enrollment: 4,400 undergraduate, 2,100 graduate


Dartmouth University is a private, Ivy League university founded in 1796.  Dartmouth prides itself on its values of academic excellence, encouraging independent thought, and creating a culture of collaboration.  Students from all majors meet and collaborate with one another to bring new ideas to life.  Areas of study include Fine Arts, Engineering, Business, Humanities, Physical Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies among others.  In addition to its academic offerings, Dartmouth also provides students with the opportunity to take part in a wide array of clubs and activities, with its most popular being the famous Dartmouth Outing Club.
Fast Facts:

  • The Appalachian Trail (Georgia to Maine) runs through the Dartmouth Campus
  • International study opportunities in 25 countries.
  • 48% of undergraduates receive financial aid from Dartmouth
  • Dartmouth offers 35 NCAA Division I varsity sports (18 women’s, 16 men’s, one coed)
  • Notable alumni include Daniel Webster, Robert Frost, Meryl Streep, and Dr. Seuss.

What is Needed to Apply:

  • CommonApp
  • College essay
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official SAT/ACT scores (test optional for high school class of 2021)
  • Application fee: $80.00
  • Some programs may require additional information to be submitted along with the student’s application.

Average GPA: 4.09 Average SAT: 1455     Average ACT: 32

Register for a virtual tour or information session by visiting



Education Required

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • complete at least two years of pre-pharmacy courses in college
  • graduate from a four-year pharmacy program
  • complete an internship
  • pass a state licensing exam

Typical Tasks Associated with This Career:

  • Review prescriptions for accuracy before dispensing.
  • Provide information to patients about dosage, side effects, and drug interactions.
  • Prepare sterile equipment for use by doctors and patients.
  • Analyze prescribing trends to prevent excess usage and harmful interactions.
  • Order drugs and other medical supplies.
  • Maintain proper procedures for quality and security of controlled substances.
  • Maintain records of pharmacy inventory and patient profiles.
  • Manage pharmacy operations, including hiring and supervising employees.
  • Review and monitor drug therapies for hospital patients.
  • Provide services to help patients manage special health conditions.
  • Determine the strength, type, and purity of medication
  • Answer questions and make recommendations to customers about over-the-counter drugs.
  • Advise hospital medical staff on selection and effects of drugs.
  • May compound medications using standard formulas and processes.
  • Provide health promotion and prevention activities.
  • Train pharmacy students who work as interns.
  • Refer patients to other health care workers.
  • Write educational information for patients and other health care workers
  • Dispense drugs prescribed by doctors and health care workers.

Expected Income: Average: $123,530

Job Growth: moderate next 10 year

Related High School Coursework

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Computer Applications
  • Health Education
  • Introduction to Health Care


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



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.

Thank you so much to all the community members who have already reached out! It takes a village!



Note from Nancy:

“I wanted to share, in the school Newsletter that goes out to students and Families, One Mom Jacqueline Lessard reached out to me to ask about Backpack 68.  So I emailed her back yesterday in the morning.  Explained how it worked and Yesterday when she came to pick up her sons Ryan and Cayden grade 9, at 10:30AM, she brought me 8 wonderful bags of Groceries.
Everything from deodorant, pasta and sauce, rice and some really wonderful snacks for the students.  I wanted you to know the newsletter is working and getting out to our families. We are so Grateful for her large Donation.
I would like to share all the positive news.  Have a wonderful day!”
Thanks again
Nancy Burke

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


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


Haverhill SEPAC is very excited to host the first presentation of the new year – “Transition Planning 101” (re: ages 14-22) featuring Andrea Morris, Director of Family Supports at the Arc GHN. This presentation will be held virtually via Zoom. This would be a great benefit to Haverhill families and we are eager to spread the word.
On January 29th, at 7:00 p.m., the Haverhill SEPAC will meet virtually on Zoom for a presentation on Transition Planning 101 by Andrea Morris, Director of Family Supports from the Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport.  We hope you can join!

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!