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Haverhill High School
Newsletter March 25-April 2, 2024

2 week edition

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

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

Fri Mar 29, 2024NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

Thu Apr 4, 2024 –  Sophomore Parent/Guardian Information Night Moved to April 23, 2024

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 Apr 9, 2024CINDERELLA’s Closet open! 2:15PM in the Mall area

Mon Apr 15-19, 2024 – APRIL VACATION — NO SCHOOL (see flyer below for some great activities!!)

Tue Apr 30, 2024CINDERELLA’s Closet open! 2:15PM in the Mall area

Tue May 14, 2024CINDERELLA’s Closet open! 2:15PM in the Mall area

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

MCAS Testing Information: AP Classes will meet! Please check out link for class times and locations: AP SCHEDULE

Please see below for the MCAS testing day schedule:


Directions on how to sign up!

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 until the end of March 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!



Five Haverhill High students were the recipients of the nations longest -running most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. The annual Scholastic competition founded in 1923 awards students grades 7-12 regional and national honors for their creativity in 28 art and writing categories, sponsored by the Boston Globe Foundation in partnership with Tufts University. The awards are Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention. There were five Haverhill High students who received awards!

Gold Key: Niko Henry, Laura Paris
Silver Key:  Jay Faxon
Honorable Mention:  Ava Votto, Isabelle Leger, Laura Paris

Haverhill High Teacher John Travlos

Your Marine Corps JROTC Marksmanship team finished 2nd place out of 12 teams in the New England Metro Marksmanship League.  Adding another Trophy on the table which brings our total for the year to 40.  We have 4 more Competitions for the year.







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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.


image.pngSophomores in the HHS CTE Healthcare Occupations class had the opportunity to learn about the work of a Birthing Doula from Tara Campbell of Birthing Gently. This engaging lesson demonstrated how a professional Doula supports mothers during the birthing process as well as home care immediately following.  Students enjoyed activities which related valuable information about caring for mothers and babies.  Thanks Tara for another great presentation for our students!


HHS students had the opportunity to visit the Annual Student Job Fair during their lunches. Students learned about summer opportunities as well as possibilities for graduating seniors.  We appreciate the commitment from the businesses who attended: Brightview Senior Living, City Year, Continental Pools, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, High Sierra Pools, Lawrence General Hospital, Lindt Chocolates, North Shore Bank, Whittier Health Network, Whittier Tech Evening and Summer Education Programs, and the YMCA!

Opportunities can be found on the Student Job Board

SAT  exam at  Haverhill High  School!

We are excited to offer the opportunity for our students to take the SAT exam at HHS on Saturday June 1st! Registration is currently open. Please have your student login to their College Board account and access this link to register: Students must login to their College Board account and choose Haverhill High School as their testing center for the June 1st exam. The deadline to register is May 16th.

Below you will find more information about the SAT Digital exam. Please reach out to your child’s school counselor if you have any questions.

The SAT measures the knowledge and skills your student is learning in school and that matter most for college and career readiness. Even if they’re not planning to apply to college, or only planning to apply to test-optional colleges, the SAT can help get them to where they want to go.

The SAT will be delivered in a new digital format that provides a better testing experience. Some of the benefits include:
• The test is just over 2 hours instead of 3.
• Students will have more time per question.
• Questions will have shorter reading passages.
• Students will have access to a built-in graphing calculator—or can bring their own approved calculator- that can be used on the entire math section.

In addition to the benefits above, your student will have access to free full-length practice tests in Bluebook™, College Board’s digital testing application, and Official Digital SAT Prep with Khan Academy. And, when they receive their score report, it will have personalized insights on career options. Learn more about the SAT at


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


Philip J. Zuber Scholarship
Deadline: Extended to April 1, 2024
Criteria: Graduating senior, priority for a student who graduated from Silver Hill
How to Apply: Philip J Zuber Scholarship

Chris Drelich Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Extended to April 1, 2024
Criteria: Graduating senior attending a 2- or 4-year college/university and plans to pursue a degree in music education, music, performance, sound recording technology, visual arts, or graphic design.
How to Apply: Chris Drelich Memorial Scholarship

Michael Gray Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Extended to April 1, 2024
Criteria: Graduating senior, member of HHS hockey team
How to Apply: Michael Gray Memorial Scholarship



University of New England
Location: Biddeford, ME
Mascot: Nor’Easters
Enrollment: 4,423 Undergraduate
About: The University of New England prepares students to thrive in a rapidly-changing world and, in so doing, to improve the health of people, communities, and our planet.  UNE is committed to a distinctive approach to education that will make this university among the most experientially driven institutions of higher education in the nation. UNE is an institution that challenges students to learn broadly, master their professional skills, and ask probing questions.  In this way, they will prepare themselves for further study and successful careers, deeply rewarding lives, and meaningful contributions to their communities and the world.

Students at UNE’s two beautiful seaside Maine campuses are supported by an exceptional commitment to experiential, on-site learning; undergraduate research opportunities; a dedication to fostering an inclusive, welcoming community; and their belief in the importance of cross-cultural fluency. UNE students study abroad at five times the national average, participating in programs that include partnerships in Spain, France, and Iceland, and on UNE’s campus in Tangier, Morocco.
Admission Criteria: 

  • A Common Application, a Coalition Application or a UNE Application with the $40 application fee
  • SAT or ACT scores (see their test-optional policy)
  • Official copy of high school transcript

Average GPA: 3.2
Average SAT Score: 1070 
Average Combined ACT Score: 23


Occupational Therapist

  • Education Required: Master’s degree and licensure
  • Typical Tasks Associated with This Career:
    • Evaluate a patient’s condition and needs
    • Develop a treatment plan for patients, identifying specific goals and the types of activities that will be used to help the patient work toward those goals
    • Help people with various disabilities perform different tasks, such as teaching a stroke victim how to get dressed
    • Demonstrate exercises—for example, stretching the joints for arthritis relief—that can help relieve pain in people with chronic conditions
    • Recommend special equipment, such as wheelchairs and eating aids, and instruct patients on how to use the equipment
    • Assess and record patients’ activities and progress for patient evaluations, for billing, and for reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers
  • Expected Income: Average: $83,000
  • Job Growth: 18% next 10 years!
  • Related High School Coursework
    • anatomy and physiology
    • biology 
    • AP biology
    • English
    • psychology/sociology


Are you or do you know a civic-minded, 14 – 22 year old Haverhill Resident?
Volunteer at Ruth’s House and let us help you with the cost of camps, classes, workshops, athletic programs, and more!

Call us at (978) 521-5575
Email us at
Ruth’s House
11 Lafayette Square
Haverhill, MA 01832


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. *


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

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

Hillies Shop

Catch up with the Hillies student run newspaper!

The Brown & Gold

Does your student need a work permit for a job in Massachusetts?

Here is the information: and the MA Work Permit Application

Students can get their workers permit issued (with fully completed application and proof of age) at Haverhill High School in the M Wing Office and the C Wing Office before and after school or during lunches.

They can also get it issued at City Hall M-F 8AM-4PM.



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