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Haverhill High School
Newsletter January 2-12, 2024

Tue Jan 2, 2024 – School Reopens!!

Mon Jan 8, 2024SNOW DAY! No SCHOOL

Mon Jan 8-Jan 11, 2024 – ACCESS Testing (Multi Lingual Students) – Rescheduled dates will be announced soon. Contact Mrs. Lu with any questions.

Mon Jan 8, 2024 – Softball Meeting – Due to SNOW day this meeting will be reschuled! See Mrs. Willwerth in K29 for questions.

Thu Jan 11, 2024 – HHS Site Council Meeting 5PM – Please contact Mr. Downs for information

Fri Jan 12, Jan 13, 2024 – “Winter One Acts” Fri at 7PM, Sat at 2PM and 7 PM. Students $5, General Admission $10.

Mon Jan 15, 2024 – No School – MLK day

Fri Jan 26, 2024 – Report Cards for Term 2 Issued to the SchoolBrains Parent Portal by 3PM

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

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!!

The district is adding text messaging (SMS) capability to SchoolMessenger Communicate, the system we now use for phone calls and emails.

Over the following weeks, families can opt-in to receive text messages from SchoolMessenger texting Y to number 67587.

  • If they opt-in before January 2, 2024, they will be pre-approved to receive text messages from Haverhill Public Schools.

  • If they do not opt-in before January 2, 2024, they will receive a mass communication from SchoolMessenger to their cell phone number on file in SchoolBrains asking for their permission.

 We have also included this information on the District website.

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!

We are excited for the upcoming winter sports seasons. When attending events, please adhere to the following expectations:

  • Cheer positively for the Hillies and be respectful of the coaches, opponents, officials, and guests for both teams.

  • Inappropriate language and behavior will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the event and possible further disciplinary action. This includes derogatory comments, songs, gestures or any negative cheering and chants directed towards either team.

  • Backpacks are not allowed. If there is a need to bring a bag, it may be subject to search.

  • Noisemakers are not permitted.

  • If you leave the facility, you may not reenter.

  • School rules apply for all Haverhill students attending school-sponsored, extracurricular events, whether at Haverhill facilities or another location. Violations of the HHS code of conduct, as outlined in the student handbook, may result in disciplinary consequences.

The following are general admission prices for the winter seasons:

  • Basketball – $5
  • Wrestling – $5
  • Ice Hockey – $6

Haverhill Public School students are admitted free to all home athletic events with a valid school ID.

Senior citizens are eligible for a Gold Card, which can be picked up at the Council on Aging located at the Haverhill Citizens Center.

Season passes are available for just $25 and are good for admission to all regular season home athletic events this winter. These are digital passes only and can be purchased here:

We look forward to an enjoyable winter season. Go Hillies!

Winter One Acts - HHS Drama Club

The HHS Drama Club and Fine Arts Academy is excited to showcase three short plays next weekend on January 12th at 7 PM and January 13th at 2 and 7 PM. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 general admission. Two of the short plays are directed by some of our HILLIE seniors, Mikayla DeFrank and Isabella Budd, with Sara Tucker as an assistant director. Feel free to join us and support theatre at HHS!

To purchase Tickets in advance


The nurse’s office will be completing health screenings during the week of January 15th on all 10th grade students per MA regulations. Screenings include height, weight, hearing, vision, and scoliosis. Scoliosis requires assessment of the student’s spine, we suggest for comfort, wearing a sports bra or tank top underneath regular clothing. If you would like to opt out of these screenings for your student, or have questions, please email prior to January 15th.



Gettysburg College
Location: Gettysburg, PA
Mascot: Bullets
Enrollment: 2,596 Undergraduate

About: Gettysburg College is a private college located in the historic town of Gettysburg in southern Pennsylvania.  At Gettysburg College, students engage with a rigorous curriculum focused on critical thinking, creativity, and informed action. With 65 majors, minors, and programs and an average class size of 17, you will find an academic experience that demands your participation. There are no bystanders here.

Admission Criteria: Participation in a solid college preparatory program with enriched, accelerated, and advanced placement courses is expected. Grades in academic courses, quality and distribution of subjects, and rank in class (when applicable) are highly significant parts of the applicant’s credentials.

The College is also very interested in individuals of character who will make positive contributions to the campus community and beyond. In estimating such qualities, we rely on what students say about themselves through essays, along with the recommendations from secondary school counselors and teachers. In-depth involvement in extracurricular and community service activities both inside and outside of school is favorably considered in the admissions process.

Average GPA: 3.6

Average SAT Score: 1,305 – Standardized test scores from the SAT or ACT exams are reviewed in the overall context of a student’s application and academic record. If a student has taken the SAT more than once, only their highest section scores across all SAT test dates will be considered as part of the final admissions decision. SAT II exams are not required. Strong students who believe that standardized test scores do not accurately reflect the strength of their academic achievements can choose to be considered as test optional in the admissions process.


Energy Auditors

  • Education Required: High School Diploma,  Long term on-the-job training
  • Typical Tasks Associated with This Career:
    • Find ways to save electricity by installing systems to lower power use during peak demand and other equipment.
    • Prepare reports of energy analysis results and recommendations for energy cost savings.
    • Collect and analyze data related to energy use.
    • Inspect and evaluate building exteriors, mechanical systems, and electrical wiring to determine how much energy each uses.
    • Perform tests to locate air leaks.
    • Calculate potential energy use savings, using knowledge of engineering, construction, and energy use.
    • Prepare information on home energy improvements, such as attic insulation, new or improved windows, and upgrades to heating systems. Check improvement projects for health or safety hazards.
    • Check the income of people using public programs to improve energy use.
    • Recommend alternative energy sources, where applicable.
    • Check the effect of improvement projects on electricity use.
    • Analyze energy bills to gather historical data.
    • Inspect and test new equipment installation. This includes water heaters, insulation, and windows

Expected Income: Average: $83,900

  • Job Growth: Faster than average 8.5
  • Related High School Coursework
    • Algebra
    • Computer Tech
    • Physics

Ruth's House Scholarship Opportunity

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


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



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. *