Newsletter – October 9-13, 2023

Haverhill High School

Newsletter – October 9-13, 2023

Mon Oct 9, 2023NO SCHOOL – Indigenous Peoples Day

Tue Oct 10, 2023 Progress Report Term 1 posted to School Brains Portal

Thur Oct 12, 2023 – Extra HELP! Starts THIS Thursday Room M12

Fri Oct 13, 2023Haverhill High School Blood Drive  8AM-1PM HHS Back Gym

Mon Oct 16, 2023 – AP Gov’s City Council Forum 6PM-730PM HHS Auditorium

Mon Oct 16, 2023SEPAC Basic Rights Workshop 630PM HHS Library

Mon Oct 16, 2023Field Hockey Senior Night  – 6:30PM @Trinity Stadium

“Come celebrate our Haverhill High School Field Hockey Seniors for their years of dedication, spirit, and good sportsmanship.”

Tue Oct 17, 2023 – Extra HELP! Every Tuesday and Thursday Room M12

Wed Oct 18, 2023 – Haverhill District Court Cultural Appreciation Day

Fri Oct 20, 2023 – Scratch BINGO – Haverhill Education Foundation sponsored 18+ event

Sat Oct 21, 2023 – Homecoming Dance at HHS; Please see flyer below

Mon Oct 23-27, 2023 – Haverhill High School SPIRIT WEEK!

Tue Oct 24, 2023 – HPS Job Fair at Haverhill High School in the Library 230PM-5PM

Thu Oct 26, 2023 – AP Gov’s School Committee Forum 11AM-1230PM HHS Auditorium – Not open to the public

Thu Oct 26, 2023HHS Fall Fest – Please see flyer below

Fri Oct 27, 2023Homecoming Football Game at Haverhill Stadium 6PM

Mon Oct 30, 2023National Honor Induction Ceremony at Haverhill High School Auditorium 6PM – On invitation

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

After school tutoring!

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30PM to 4PM

Starts this Thursday! October 12, 2023

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

Each year Haverhill Public Schools in conjunction with the Haverhill Police Department run ALICE drills to prepare our schools for emergencies that would require this protocol.

Please click LINK for more information.

Student of the Month

Want to send a shoutout? Feel free to email:

District Calendar / En Espanol

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 Main Office, 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.

Eclipse Ambassador Program

Izzy Ward and Madison Walsh (HHS 2021 graduates) visited Mrs. McIntyre’s AP Environmental Science classes on October 4th.  They will be back at HHS on October 11th to present to additional science classes. Izzy is currently studying Astrophysics and Art at Tufts University. Madison is studying anime at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design).
They brought the Eclipse Ambassador program to HHS.  The program was developed from a partnership between the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and NASA.  The goal of the Eclipse Ambassador program is to educate people in communities about the “path of totality” for solar eclipses and to review safe eclipse viewing strategies.  They presented about eclipses and shared videos of the projected paths for the upcoming October 14th and April 8th solar eclipses.  Students used models to simulate an eclipse.  Each student received an eclipse viewer.

Stat Geek in Natick

Grade 11 enjoyed a production by the Newburyport Firehouse Center for the Arts hosted by the Wellness Department at HHS on October 3, 2023.

“Stat Geek in Natick”, was a true and powerful story which focused on the journey of an individual who dealt with disordered eating.

It encouraged students to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle and to seek help from appropriate sources when in need.

Counselors were available following the performance.


Please join us on October 16th for this year’s Basic Rights Workshop with Attorney Holly Vietzke – for our seasoned families familiar with special education, this is a great opportunity to brush up on basic rights, and for all our families that are new to special education, this is a great way to learn/understand some of the basic rights for both you and your student. And of course – to ask questions you may have. On behalf of the Haverhill SEPAC, we hope to see you there.
Location: Haverhill High School Library, 137 Monument Street, Haverhill, MA 01832
(Lot E past the tennis courts)
Date: October 16, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM
(Please note, a Spanish translator will be available.)


The Haverhill Education Foundation would love to have you join us at our 2nd Scratch Ticket BINGO Event! It was so FUN, we’re doing it again!

Get ready to shout “BINGO!” and double your luck at this 18+ fun-filled event to benefit the Haverhill Education Foundation (HEF)!

The Haverhill Education Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1990.

Our Mission is to support and promote engaging, creative, and challenging projects and

programs for Haverhill Public School students through mini-grants to Haverhill Public Schools teachers and staff.

Friday, October 20, 2023
6:00 PM Doors Open, 7:00 PM Bingo

Amvets Post 147
576 Primrose St, Haverhill, MA

Admission Price: $30 in advance ($35 at door)

One Bingo card to use for all games
Pizza & Snacks (Cash bar available)
Multiple rounds of Live Bingo
Chances to win MA State Lottery scratch ticket prizes!

*Extra Bingo cards may be purchased at the door for $5 each to increase your odds of winning!

Haverhill Public School Staff who show their HPS ID badge at the door will receive an additional BINGO card at no cost ($5.00 value)!


Kick off Homecoming week at the Homecoming Dance. The dance is on October 21st from 6 to 9pm
at HHS. Tickets must be purchased in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $5 and
can be purchased the week of October 2nd during all lunches or in rooms 205, 217, 218, M23 or M11.
Tickets are also sold online for $6 – link to online sales can be found on Class Google Classroom or on
fliers throughout the school. Students must bring their school ID or show their SchoolBrains account and
must arrive by 7:30pm. Please talk to your class advisors or officers with any questions.



FALLFEST – October 26, 2023; 7PM-9PM

Prepay only, $7 per ticket

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.

Yearbooks are currently $45 — prices will increase on SATURDAY, 9/30.
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. **

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.

Haverhill District Court Cultural Appreciation Day; October 18, 2023

Featuring Haverhill High School students: Band/Choir/JROTC and the BIPOC members will be participating in this annual event.

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.

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

National Honor Society Information

Sam Aiello

Message to families who drop off/pick up students by car

Hello Families,

We are writing to communicate information about the drop off and pick up procedures at Haverhill High School for the 2023-2024 school year. We will begin the year keeping the same drop off/pick up procedures as last year. This means families will continue to drop off and pick up their students around the back side of the building and students can enter the building under the green awning. This pick up and drop off procedure will be changing once the construction of the pickleball courts begins. The start date is yet to be determined but we will be sending out notice of any  changes as soon as we become aware.  Reminder, during pick up and drop off times, parents can not use the circular drive in the front of the building by the flagpole near the main office. We will be having bus numbers 7, 12, 15, 21 pick up students here at the end of the day

Parents also should not be dropping off or picking up students along Monument St, this is a huge safety issue.

Please follow map for drop off/pick up information:

Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures

For the safety of our students/staff, please follow these directions.

Drop Offs

Please enter the main entrance on Monument Street, go around the pool building and pull into the student Lot C to drop off your student. Please do not use the D or E lots! Students and staff park there.

No waiting for pick up in the Main Entrance loop, this is restricted to buses and emergency vehicles only!

Pick ups

As with drops offs, please go around the pool building to the student Drop Off/Pick Up location.

Please stay with your car so your student can find you in a timely manner.

During drop off/pick ups the Brooks St. gate will be open.

Bus information:

If students have not done so yet, please have them pick up their bus passes in their AP offices:

12th – C Wing; 11th – F Wing; 10th – S Wing; 09th – M Wing

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


Catch up with the Hillies student run newspaper

The Brown & Gold