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Haverhill High School
Newsletter March 18-22, 2024

Wed Mar 20, 2024Early Release at 10:25AM for most students

Wed Mar 20, 2024 – AP STATS Mock Exam 1030AM-2PM

Thu Mar 28, 2024 – HPS School Committee Meeting at City Hall

Sat Mar 23, 2024 – AP STATS Mock Exam 8AM-12PM

Sat Mar 23, 2024 – Ice Skating Fundraiser – 5-6PM at the Veteran’s Memorial Skating Rink (see flyer below). Only open to HHS Students – must show student ID to enter

Tue Mar 26, 2024 – MCAS ELA Session 1 (ALL grade 10 students)

Tue Mar 26, 2024LATE START for Grades 9, 11, 12 (unless you are in an AP Class or have been given other instructions, such as the 9th grader optional in-school field trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, see below) 10:40AM start time

Wed Mar 27, 2024 – MCAS ELA Session 2 (ALL grade 10 students)

Wed Mar 27, 2024LATE START for Grades 9, 11, 12 (unless you are in an AP Class or have been given other instructions, such as the 9th grader optional in-school field trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, see below) 10:40AM start time

Fri Mar 29, 2024NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

Thu Apr 4, 2024 –  Sophomore Parent/Guardian Information Night

Fri Apr 5, 2024Seussical the Musical at HHS Auditorium at 7PM

Sat Apr 6, 2024Seussical the Musical at HHS Auditorium at 2PM & 7PMPM

Sat Apr 6, 2024 – HEF Trivia Night at 6PM at AmVets

Tue May 21, 2024Senior Prom – Castleton Banquet and Resort in Windham NH. Tickets on sale now in 218, cash only – $60

Get involved in CLUBS!!

Check out the latest edition of the Brown and Gold.
Our own student run newspaper

Check out what our seniors are planning after Haverhill High School!

Seniors, make sure you go to the Instagram Link to add your future plans, Military, Work force, 2 year school, 4 year school!

This world has a place for all of us!






Please take a moment to submit this very important survey.


The School Counseling department will hold Sophomore Parent/Guardian Night on Thursday, April 4th in the library starting at 6pm.

***Parents/guardians please join us to learn about graduation requirements, student opportunities, and more***

We are running a children’s book drive this month in the hopes of distributing children’s books to various places in the community (daycares, shelters, etc..) in the hopes of increasing a love of reading.

Staff can drop off any books in Ms. Aloisi’s classroom (M23), families interested in donating, similar to the coat drive, a box will be placed in the vestibule of the school for the community to drop off children’s books.

Thank you for all of your help in bringing books into our community!



To students past and present, for showing up to play Ultimate Frisbee on the weekends. Great fun!!

The winners of the 3X3 Basketball game:

Eight students attended the 2024 Leadership for the High School Student sponsored by the MIAA. The event was held on Friday, March 15 at the Worcester Boys & Girls Club.

Students in attendance were Kate Vivia Romero, Emily Fermin, Raily Romano Hildago, Joshua Cruz, Cayla Ngunu, Adrian Baez Colon, Jonathan Matumbo, Alejandro Jiminez O’Brien, Cale Wood, and Zamari Jackson.

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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.

UPDATE **** Cinderellas Closet has had so many amazing donations of over 200 formal dresses (Prom and Junior Social!). Thank you to the community for reaching out to help us, help our students prepare for such a milestone event!

What we still need:

  • Men’s suits, shirts, ties, shoes (in all sizes)


The Model UN team participated in the 50th Annual National High School Model UN conference in NYC this past weekend.  Opening ceremonies included a spirited drum line from Brooklyn and an address from Dr. Anthony Fauci, encouraging delegates from around the world to continue to pursue truth.  Over 15 hours were spent in their respective committees, most representing Malta,  collaborating, giving speeches, discussing and resolving important global issues.  Vasiliki Gioldasis, Head Delegate, led the club all year to this point. Freshman Jo Mohns bravely represented Huang Yongsheng, Chief of Staff of the People’s Liberation Army in the 1960s Historical Crisis. We are proud of all the hard, focused work this weekend but a special shout goes to Claire Plourde, who won an “Excellence” award in her delegation. This was HillieNation at its finest.

Haverhill High School is providing an optional in-school field trip for all Grade 9 students to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum via a live (in real time), virtual guided tour on Tuesday, March 26th and Wednesday, March 27th, which are the delayed start days due to ELA MCAS testing for grade 10 students. Haverhill High School is the first school in the United States to offer this opportunity to students so that they can have a similar experience that visitors to the camp in Poland have on site. This trip therefore, is a privilege. The History Department is proud to be able to share this unforgettable experience with the freshman class who have been studying genocides, including the Holocaust as part of the World History II curriculum.

Students have been informed about which day their class will be attending the tour, based on their teacher and block that they have World History II.

Permission slips (English and translated versions) went out Friday, are available for download in this newsletter, and will continue to be available on Monday. Please turn in the permission slip and behavior contract by Tuesday, March 19th. Any questions should be directed to your student’s World History II teacher. We are looking forward to providing this opportunity with our grade 9 students!

Read all about this project, which first started in Haverhill led by HHS History teacher Ted Kempinski.

HHS Career Technical Education Healthcare Occupations students were fortunate to welcome speakers from the YWCA.  Students from various grades participated in the following workshops: Active Bystanding, Boundaries and Bullying; Consent and Rape Culture; Domestic Violence; and Teen Dating Violence. We thank the YWCA for their support and raising awareness of these important topics.

Freshmen Biomedical Science teacher Mary Johnston is proud to announce that Arelis Adames, Michael Seitz, and Leah Aquino won the “Rookie Award” for their Crime Scene Project  and video solving “The Case ofAnna Garcia.”  This prestigious award was given out to on freshmen project among hundreds submitted by schools across the state.  Here’s what one professional had to say to the students,“Your project on the simulated crime scene investigation, as part of the Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS) course, is truly remarkable. The
professionalism displayed in documenting all critical details of the “crime scene” is commendable. Your analysis was not only detailed but
also well-organized, demonstrating an impressive level of engagement and understanding of the task at hand. It’s clear that you’ve meticulously explored every piece of evidence, which has allowed you to draw well-supported conclusions.” In recognition of their hard work, the One Eight Foundation has awarded these students a paid summer internship.
We are so proud of our award winners and their hard work.
Congratulations, Leah, Arelis, and Mikey!

Fun Pi Day Activities by our Math Department!



After School Tutoring!

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30PM to 4PM
Room M12

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



Saint Anselm College
Location: Manchester, NH
Enrollment: 1,959 Undergraduate
Saint Anselm seeks students ready to learn more about themselves and the world. We welcome people who are ready to contribute positively to our community through academics, student activities, athletics, and/or community service. Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889, when the Order of Saint Benedict in New Hampshire was established. Our founding fathers, The Right Reverend Denis M. Bradley, (Bishop of Manchester), and Abbot Hilary Pfraengle, O.S.B. (Abbot of St. Mary’s Abbey in Newark, N.J.) worked tirelessly together in pursuit of their common goal: To create a college in New Hampshire that would educate students in the Benedictine tradition.

Admission Criteria:

  • Completed Common Application & Essay
  • Official high school or secondary school transcript
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (For nursing applicants) Test Optional for other applications.
  • Letter of recommendation – either from teacher or school counselor

Average GPA: 3.35
Average SAT Score: 1195 SAT, ACT 26 *Test optional for non-nursing applicants.
Schedule a Tour:


Real Estate Broker

  • Education Required
    • High School diploma and,
    • Licensure gained through real estate courses and an exam
  • Typical Tasks Associated with This Career
    • Solicit potential clients to buy, sell, and rent properties
    • Advise clients on prices, mortgages, market conditions, and other related information
    • Compare properties to determine a competitive market priceGenerate lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and feature
    •  Promote properties through advertisements, open houses, and listing services
    • Take prospective buyers or renters to see properties
    • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration
    • Mediate negotiations between the buyer and seller
    • Ensure all terms of purchase contracts are met
    • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements, and deeds
  • Expected Income: Average: $80,000 (varies)
  • Job Growth: 5% next 10 years
  • Related High School Coursework
    • business marketing
    • entrepreneurship
    • accounting
    • money matters
    • accounting
    • public Speaking
    • English
    • AP microeconomics


The guidance department is hosting scholarship workshops throughout the school day for who would like assistance applying for scholarships. The HHS Scholarship Portal Deadline is March 22nd Sign up here

Featured Scholarship: Haverhill Exchange Club Scholarships (4 total)

Criteria: The Haverhill Exchange Club and Pentucket Bank have teamed up to award $20,000 in scholarships to local high school students! There are 4 scholarships:
  • Ace Award: student who is successful in the face of adversity ($3,000)
  • Youth of the Year: outstanding individual who excels in leadership and academics ($3,000)
  • Book of Golden Deeds: selfless acts of kindness and community impact ($3,000)
  • Young Citizenship: students who are honest, hardworking, helpful and fair (multiple awards/$1,000)
Deadline to Apply: March 24, 2024


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!

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


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