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  • State Representative Diana DiZoglio Hosts Civic Education Day at Haverhill High School

    Press release:

    Representative Diana DiZoglio
    14th Essex District
    State House Room 472
    (617) 722-2013

     

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT

    Andrew Carden
    Legislative Aide
    (617) 722-2013
    Andrew.Carden@MAHouse.gov                                                   

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    DiZoglio Hosts Civic Education Day at Haverhill High School

    (HAVERHILL) – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) recently visited Haverhill High School as the latest stop on her Civic Education Tour to engage and educate students across the Merrimack Valley.

    The program, which the Representative in recent years has also brought to schools in North Andover, Methuen and Lawrence, was designed to educate students about what it means to be a citizen and how to be active in the democratic process. Students had the opportunity to debate legislation pertaining to hands-free cell phone use while driving.

    In today’s high schools, civic education is often only offered toward the end of a student’s studies, in twelfth grade. On the latest national civics assessment, administered by the National Assessment Governing Board, two-thirds of students scored below “proficient.” Another recent survey found that more than a quarter of college students reported they did not register to vote because they did not know how to do so

    “Texting while driving is a serious issue and I’m glad that Rep DiZoglio and other representatives in Massachusetts have been taking steps in the right direction to resolve it,” said Eleanor Coffin, Haverhill High junior.

    “Representative DiZoglio gave us relevant advice on how to work together to solve problems the same way the Massachusetts legislature does,” said Olivia Rodgers, Haverhill High junior. “She connected her experiences with ours. It was a great visit.”

    “I appreciated the fact that Representative DiZoglio spoke to us about the issues the Massachusetts legislature has before it and she included us in the decision making process,” Evan Tsioropoulos, Haverhill High freshman.

    “I can’t thank the Representative enough for taking the time to come and meet with my Civics class,” said Shaun Ashworth, Haverhill High history teacher. “I place high importance on creating a connection between the community and the high school. It provides students with a tangible opportunity to interact with the curriculum and further spark interest in what they’re learning”

    “All too often, our classrooms lack a strong civic learning program to educate our youth about what state government does in our daily lives,” said DiZoglio. “It was an honor to join the amazing students of Haverhill High School as I discussed how bills become laws with this next generation of leaders. Thank you to Mr. Ashworth for having me for this wonderful occasion.”

    DiZoglio’s visit came on the heels of her civic education legislation being passed by the legislature’s Joint Committee on Education.

    House Bill 2022, An Act relative to civic education in public schools, was passed as part of a comprehensive civic education package to require all public elementary and high schools to teach American history and civics.

  • Assistant Superintendent Fulgoni Visits Crowell School

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Haverhill Pubic School’s Assistant Superintendent, Jared Fulgoni, had some fun today today taking part in the Read Across America festivities at the Crowell School in celebration of the beloved children’s author.

  • Mt. Washington Alliance Community Health Fair

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  • POSE Presents: The 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration

    Please join us for our second annual Black History Month celebration. This celebration looks to the past and present accomplishments of brown people, as POSE aims to bring all people together to rejoice in celebration.

  • Girls Who Code Club Hosted by Islamic Society of Haverhill

    The Islamic Society oif Haverhill is hosting the Girls Who Code Club starting January 27th on Saturday mornings for grades 6-12. Click through to view the flyer.

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