HPS Staff Announcements – August 2018
Superintendent Margaret Marotta is pleased to announce the following appointments to the District Leadership Team for the 2018-2019 school year:
Silver Hill Math Coach Jenn Donais, Awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics TeachingJenn Donais, math coach at Silver Hill, was recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching in Washington DC by the National Science Foundation. This is the highest honor a mathematics teacher can receive for outstanding teaching. Jenn’s application was rigorously reviewed by experts at the state and national level. Her essay and video demonstrated to the review panel her substantive knowledge of her discipline and ability to teach math to youthful learners as well as how to assess their learning. This award of excellence was established by Congress in 1983 authorizing the President to bestow this award each each to deserving teachers.
Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens
Sponsored by the Child Nutrition Outreach Program
CNOP works to increase participation in school breakfast and summer meals in Massachusetts. Together, [they] strive to ensure that all children in the state have access to meals that help them learn and thrive. Free meals are for children under 18 years old around Haverhill this summer. No registration or identification is required.
Learn more at https://meals4kids.org
Good Morning! We are getting a LOT of calls at all schools about Summer school. It is held at Golden Hill School this year. Feel free to contact Central at 978-374-3400, Golden Hill School at 978-374-5794 or Coppola Bus at 978-373-9891 for more information.
DESE Approves Tilton Elementary School’s Renewal Application!
Tilton Elementary School’s renewal application has been approved for $404,420 to support the next year of implementation of the school’s Level 3 School Turnaround Grant, by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE commended the school for implementing numerous turnaround strategies and tracking their progress throughout this initiative. In a letter to Superintendent James Scully, signed by Governor Charles Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito; “Thank you for your commitment to providing academic opportunities and increasing college and career readiness for students of all abilities. Through this funding and your continued support, we hope to expand access to great educational opportunities for every child in the Commonwealth.” Congratulations, Tigers!
Haverhill-born Professor to Earn Nobel Prize in Medicine
In between the congratulatory calls, e-mails, and interviews with world media following Monday’s announcement that James Rothman had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, the Haverhill-born professor and chairman of the cell biology department at Yale University was thinking lot about his hometown.