HHS Newsletter Nov 6-10, 2023

Haverhill High School

Newsletter – November 6-10, 2023

Mon Nov 6, 2023College Application Assistance!  FG period – library high tops

Tue Nov 7, 2023 – NO SCHOOL (Students only) – Election Day

Wed Nov 8, 2023MCAS Retakes ELA Session I

Thu Nov 9, 2023MCAS Retakes ELA Session II

Thu Nov 9, 2023 – College Application Assistance!  A period – guidance conference room

Thu Nov 9, 2023 – HHS Site Council Meeting 5PM at Haverhill High School in the Main Office Conference room

Fri Nov 10, 2023 – NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day

Mon Nov 13, 2023 – Term I Report Cards Issued

Tue Nov 14, 2023 – MCAS Retakes Math Session I

Wed Nov 15, 2023 – MCAS Retakes Math Session II

Wed Nov 15, 2023 – HPS Wellness Caregiver Series, Part 2 – see flyer below for more information Registration Link

Wed Nov 15, 2023OPEN HOUSE for all incoming 7th & 8th Graders – HHS Library/Mall area 6PM-7PM (please park behind the building)

Thu Nov 16, 2023 – Picture Re-Takes

Fri Nov 17, 2023 – Fall Play  “Deadline” 7PM HHS Auditorium

Sat Nov 18, 2023 – Fall Play “Deadline” 2PM and 7PM HHS Auditorium

Mon Nov 20, 2023Dodgeball Tournament! HHS Gymnasium 3PM – See FLYER for details on how to sign up a team!

Wed Nov 22, 2023Early Release

Sun Nov 26, 2023 – DEADLINE FOR SENIOR PHOTOS! Upload before this date!

Wed Dec 6, 2023Coffee House! Save the Date – plan a performance

District Calendar / En Espanol

Visit the Haverhill High School Facebook page


Catch up with the Hillies student run newspaper/NEW Campaign issue out NOW!

The Brown & Gold

Do you want to send a shoutout? Feel free to email: HHSNews@haverhill-ps.org

Shoutout to Brenna Corcoran ’24 and Mikayla Tzortzis ’24 for making the MVC All-Conference!


College Application Assistance!

Seniors, if you need any help with your college applications, please join one of these drop in sessions with a counselor:
Monday 11/6 FG period – library high tops
Thursday 11/9 A period – guidance conference room


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 info@ruthshouse.org

Ruth’s House

11 Lafayette Square

Haverhill, MA 01832

Join a CLUB!! It’s not too late. Enjoy meeting students with similar interests. Click on the link above.


Located: HHS Auditorium

$5 Students and Seniors/$10 General Admission

Friday, November 17th – 7PM

Saturday, November 18th 2PM and 7PM

For tickets: http://ticketstage.com/T/HAVERHILLHS




Monday, November 20, 2023
Starts at 3:00PM
Sign up your team!
Room 217
$50 per team ($5PP)
Deadline: Friday, NOV 17 at 2:05PM

Don’t want to play? Come watch the tournament! $5 at the door



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. *

HHS CTE Biomedical and Healthcare Occupations students were fortunate to have an amazing tour at Merrimack College!  Students were able to see the telescope and the organic chemistry lab (where students were learning about the components of tea’s health benefits).  They looked through a confocal microscope at different types of cells and pollen and observed phytoremediation (removing toxins from the soil using plants) in the greenhouse.  They also were able to discuss the nursing program with actual students!  In addition to all of this, they experienced everyday life at the campus center, the bowling alley and the student dorms.  Thanks to the staff at Merrimack College for a great day!  For more information about HHS CTE programs, visit cte.haverhill-ps.org.

HHS CTE Information Technology and Computer Science & Web Development students had a timely presentation by Larry Dysart, a member of their Program Advisory Committee.  Larry programs an amazing light display on his house for Halloween (set to music!).  He was very generous and came in to share with the students how he builds the various components and programs the lights to change with the beat of the accompanying music.  Students asked many great questions.  For more information about the Career Technical Education Program Advisory Committees, contact Lisa Hunt, Work-Based Learning Coordinator, at lhunt@haverhill-ps.org.

ACCESS 21 is an Out-of-School Time Enrichment Program offered at Haverhill High School for students in grades 9-12. Enrichments opportunities include:

  • Culinary Skills
  • Glee Club
  • Internship
  • Life Skills
  • Robotics Club

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are available online through the Haverhill Public Schools’ Discovery & Access 21 Website. For more information, contact the Discovery Club/Access 21 office or through the link: https://Discoveryclub.haverhill-ps.org

Haverhill Public Schools
Multilingual Learner Education Department

Free English Classes for Parents of Haverhill Students!
Students are welcome too!
Registration Night
October 24th, 2023
Consentino School Library
6:00pm – 8:00pm

    • Parents will have the opportunity to increase their English skills, computer literacy skills, and learn about HPS websites and parent portals.
    • HPS students will have teacher directed homework support and enrichment activities. Parents and students will connect for 30 minutes at the end of the session for a Family Literacy experience.
    • Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Consentino School.

Four sessions:

Session 1:  November 9, 2023 – December 21, 2023.
Session 2:  January 9, 2023 – February 15, 2024.
Session 3:  March 5, 2024 – April 11, 2024.
Session 4:  April 30, 2024 – June 6, 2024.
Students who miss less than 2 sessions will be invited to continue in the program.

Chromebooks are available to parent/adult learners to learn how to access HPS information.
Children of the adult ESL HPS parent must be between the ages of 5-12 to attend the program.

For more information about enrollment, contact: Jasmin Rosario at (978) 420-1945 or jasmin.rosario@haverhill-ps.org

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


Parents/caregivers will NOT be allowed to drive past the new drop-off/pick-up area (behind the pool building) for the safety of students and staff. Having the drop-off/pick-up area near student parking would/will produce too many safety concerns.

Please plan accordingly, as this is going to cause significant disruption to our parking and drop-off/pick-up processes for at least 4 months.

Three suggestions:

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes earlier than normal for drop-off.
  • Arrive at 2:30 after buses are gone and the small loop in front of the high school will be available for pick-up
  • Have your student(s) take the bus.

Again, if you you arrive at your normal time you will experience delays and contribute to traffic congestion.


Michael J. Downs, M.Ed., C.AG.S Ed., Principal, Haverhill School

Please click LINK for more information.

Mental Health  Essentials  for  Parents  & Caregivers

with Mental Health Collaborative

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
7PM-8:30PM – Zoom Registration
Translation available during zoom: specify language at registration

Step 1: Register for Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y7333wm6
Step 2: Check email for Zoom link
Step 3: Sign in and join via the link in your email on 11/15/2023 by 7PM

Haverhill parents & caregivers will learn strategies to include mental health as part of their parenting, how to identify when loved ones need support for mental health, how and where to get professional support, how to use strategies for self-care for themselves and their loved ones, and much more! This is strictly educational!


Wellness Caregiver Series Webinar

Here is the presentation for those who may have missed it:  

Wellness Caregiver Series Webinar recording-Vaping 101

We will be following up on this important discussion soon. Please look for our upcoming events.

Thank you for your time and attention on this important matter.


Please contact Anna Sabella or Sam Aiello for more information.

** Anyone can purchase a yearbook, however it will only feature seniors **


Yearbooks can be purchased using the information below.

code: 6716

Senior Portraits:
Senior portraits must be uploaded to the Herff Jones website by November 26th.

Students who do not upload a portrait will have their current SchoolBrains photo uploaded.

If no photo is in SB, they will be listed under “not pictured”.

We do not accept photos via email, hard copies, etc.
select — > PORTRAITS



If you missed our Senior Family Night to prepare for life after High School, please check out our presentation!

Please contact your guidance counselors with any questions!

Stay up to date on College representatives who will be visiting with students at Haverhill High School.

HHS College Visits Calendarto see future dates, please toggle with the arrow keys.

High School Transcript Request Form

Updated Chromebook Policy

We offer an outside company for an insurance plan for Chromebooks. Please follow this link. **

The deadline for returning students to purchase Chromebook insurance has been extended to December 1st, 2023

** Please remember to have your students charge their Chromebooks every night! And bring their charged Chromebooks to school every day. 

We will no longer be able to give loaner devices. If your students’ Chromebooks is broken, or missing, please have them alert their

AP offices as soon as possible so that they can get a replacement device. Lost/missing Chromebooks are $200 each, without insurance.

Lost chargers are $40 each. Invoices will be added to your students account.

** The only exception to this policy is if the student has an assessment on a specific block/day. **

Bus information:

HHS – AM Bus routes/numbers

HHS – PM Bus routes/numbers

Locker update:

All lockers that were requested have been assigned.

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

Hillie Sports

Hillie Sports Calendar

Come out and show your HILLIE pride!

Winter Sport Sign up: WINTER SEASON – STARTING DATE Nov. 27, 2023

          • Basketball, B/G (V/JV/FR)
          • Wrestling (V/JV)
          • Ice Hockey, B (V/JV), G(V)
          • Skiing, B/G
          • Swimming, B
          • Indoor Track, B/G
          • Cheerleading (Basketball)
          • Gymnastics, G

**All home games are free to students – bring your student ID or show your School Brains account on your phone **

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

Hillies Shop

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.