Haverhill Public Schools Piloting Letterland
A recent article by WHAV highlights a successful literacy program pilot being implemented in Haverhill Public Schools to “focus on phonics in the city’s quest to get all students reading at grade level by the end of third grade”. Piloted at the Caleb Dustin Hunking School and several District Kindergarten classrooms, the multi-sensory curriculum can provide a solid, foundational consistency to the early elementary literacy programs.
This video shows a snippet of the program in action!
HHS Semester 2 Kickoff
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Connecting Families to Schools and Education Information
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A message from the Superintendent
Sadness has once again gripped our school community. Precious Wallaces, a beautiful and well-loved girl that attended the Consentino School, passed away Tuesday evening after an accident over the weekend left her on life supports. Our condolences and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Precious. As we open our schools, our students will be faced with this tragic news and will begin to cope with the inevitable grief that comes with losing a classmate and friend. As a school system, we will be offering counseling and bereavement support services to all our students and staff, particularly those who knew Precious well at the Consentino and Tilton Schools.
For those just learning of Precious’s tragic passing from this letter, I encourage you to talk about this sad news with your child. The passing of a friend is a difficult and challenging situation that can generate a high level of anxiety and distress in many students. Children often have limited experience coping with a loss like this and may be confused as to how to handle grief. Hearing the news from a loved one, accompanied by reassuring words and the opportunity to voice fears and sadness, can provide great comfort to both children and adults when facing a loss. I have included below some resources from Riverside Trauma Center to support you in the difficult days to come.
Counseling staff from Haverhill Public Schools will be onsite and organized to support our students Wednesday morning. Additionally, staff from Riverside Trauma Center will be available to families by phone as requested. Please contact the school at 978-374-5775 if you feel that specific follow-up with your child would be helpful.
I will be reaching out to share with you information about services as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time of loss and grief. Thank you for your support as we move forward.
Superintendent of Schools
Haverhill Public Schools Announce Attendance Matters Campaign
Haverhill Public Schools Attendance Matters Campaign – School Every Day!
Winter Wear Drive – Share the Warmth
When the temperature drops and the snow falls, so does the school attendance rate. Did you know that some students are not coming to school because they lack the proper gear to stand at the bus stop or walk to school?
Please donate new or gently used winter apparel including:
- Snow Pants
All donations due at school offices and Central Office @ City Hall – Room 104, by Tuesday, January 15, 2019
State Moves to Next Step for Major Renovations at Consentino