Hello Haverhill Families,

Welcome to the April newsletter! As Spring unfolds, we’re excited to share some updates and important information with you. We have had some significant events over March, including Read Across America Day. Many community members stopped by our schools to read to our students and share why reading is essential. We had our first Kindergarten Information Night at Pentucket Lake School. If you missed this, we have two more scheduled on April 10, 2024, and May 16, 2024. 

Winter Sports have come to an end, and Spring is just starting. Our Hillies have accomplished many things over the past few months, and we are excited to share them with you. We hope you take the time to attend a sporting event this Spring; for a complete list of scheduling, visit haverhillhillies.com

Some other important reminders:

Spring break: Spring break starts on Patriots Day, April 15, 2024 until April 19, 2024. We hope everyone enjoys a relaxing and rejuvenating break! 

MCAS Testing: Please check with your child’s school about scheduled MCAS testing. Students must arrive on time, well-rested, and ready for testing.

Attendance: Regular attendance is crucial for student success. As we near the end of the school year, we know it can be tempting to take time off. We hope you recognize how important it is for your child to attend school every day!

Check out the Important Dates section in the newsletter, on our website, and your child’s school for upcoming events next month. We will have many significant events for the remainder of the school year, and we hope you will join us! 


Important Dates

April 1, 2024
HHS Marks Close – Term 3

April 4, 2024 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Big Feelings Workshop with Mel Peirce – Bradford Elementary

April 4, 2024 – 6:00 PM
Sophomore Parent/Guardian Night – Haverhill High School Library

April 5, 2024 – 7:00 PM
HHS Art & Theater presents Seussical the Musical – Haverhill High School Auditorium

April 6, 2024 – 2:00 & 7:00 PM
HHS Art & Theater presents Seussical the Musical – Haverhill High School Auditorium

April 8, 2024 – 2:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Solar Eclipse

April 10, 2024 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Kindergarten Information Night – Bradford Elementary

April 11, 2024 – 7:00 PM 
School Committee Meeting





April 15, 2024 
No School – Patriot’s Day

April 15, 2024
HHS Report Cards Issued – Term 3

April 16-19, 2024
April Vacation

April 24, 2024
Early Release – All Students

April 25, 2024 – 7:00 PM
School Committee Meeting

April 26, 2024 – 7:00 PM
Broadway Bobcats presents Mean Girls – Hunking School

April 27, 2024 – 12:00 PM
Broadway Bobcats presents Mean Girls – Hunking School

April 28, 2024 – 1:00 PM 
Broadway Bobcats presents Mean Girls – Hunking School

Career Technical Education

HHS CTE Healthcare Occupations Freshmen were fortunate to learn about Medical Illustration from Elysia Hentschel.  Elysia shared her journey through grad school and showed examples of her work.  She also spoke about the various career paths this type of education can take you.  What a great way to combine a love of healthcare and art!

Bradford Elementary

The Family Connection Night at Bradford Elementary was an evening of connection, laughter, and delicious cuisine. This event was the first of many to come, where families could mingle with other families, discover common interests, and savor various homemade dishes from our diverse community.

Align Credit Union visits Gateway Academy

HP3 (Haverhill Public-Private Partnership) collaborated with Align Credit Union to organize a
Financial Reality Fair for students at Gateway Academy. This interactive event offers students a
hands-on experience of real-world financial scenarios, budgeting, and personal finance

The fair, coordinated by HP3 Director Allison Heartquist, is a valuable resource for students as they plan for their future. Many students found the experience eye-opening, including one student who participated multiple times to refine their budgeting skills for a positive month-end balance. The Reality Fair is designed to ignite interest among students exploring career options and to educate them on considerations based on their desired lifestyle.

Haverhill High School Athletics

Hillie Congratulations to Jake Costa, Jack Baker, and Nick Terilli for making the MVC All-Conference Team!

Career Technical Education

The Career Technical Education Healthcare Occupations Freshman class learned about public health and a comparison of the topic in the USA vs Scotland.  Dr. Kathryn Martin, an HHS alum, stopped by to share about her experiences both in the US and in Scotland, where she currently resides.  Special thanks to Megan Arivella and Dr. Martin for providing this opportunity to our students!  For more information about CTE work-based learning activities, reach out to Lisa Hunt at lhunt@haverhill-ps.org.

Haverhill High School Athletics

Our Boys’ Swim Team had Seven Hillies honored by the MVC All-Conference Teams. Congratulations to Brian, Levi, Miles, Colby, Sam, John, and Liam! We are #HillieProud

Mentors Needed!

Haverhill High School Athletics

The Merrimack Valley Conference Boys Swimmer of the Year award goes to HHS Sophomore Brian Story!! Congratulations, Brian! We are #Hillie Proud!

Tilton Elementary School

Students at Tilton Elementary had a real treat with Acai Bowls offered at lunch this week! Thumbs up for a tasty, healthy treat!

Haverhill High School Athletics

Brent Nicolosi adds to his State and All-State Championships by winning the New England Championship! Brent finishes his senior career with a school record of 208 wins! Congratulations, Brent! #HillieNation is Proud!

Bradford Elementary

At Bradford Elementary, 2nd Grade students had a special guest read them a book on government and answer students’ questions about local government and being a good leader. Thank you, Mayor Barrett, for taking time out of your schedule to support students’ understanding of government!


Students from Nettle, Gateway Academy, and Hunking had a visit from Dan Ottenheimer, who is the son of a Holocaust survivor, Fritz Ottenheimer. Dan spoke to the group and told his father’s story about living in Germany during the Holocaust, his immigration to the United States, joining the US Military, helping Jewish families escape to Switzerland, and what it was like during his childhood. Students were very receptive to his message and even had some great questions to ask at the end!

Read Across America

A.B. Consentino/J.G.Whittier Middle Schools

As we continue our Genocide education plan, Students in 8th Grade at Consentino Middle School, along with students from JG Whitter, had the honor of meeting with Janet Singer Applefield, f/k/a Gustawa Singer, a child survivor of the Holocaust. At the end of the presentation, students were able to ask questions. In her hometown of Nowy Targ, Poland, 2,000 of 2,200 Jews were killed in the Holocaust. One message she gave students was to “Say NO to hatred, intolerance, and prejudice”!

C.D. Hunking School

Recently, the Hunking School turned into a trip around the world! Over 20 Countries were represented at the 2nd Annual Hunking School Multicultural Night! Families joined together to display their diverse cultural backgrounds to celebrate and showcase their traditions, food, music, dance, attire, and other aspects of their heritage. The food, presentations, traditional clothing, traditional entertainment, and displays were fantastic! Thank you to all who organized, participated, and enjoyed this event. It was a wonderful blend of community sharing and Pride!

Career Technical Education

Freshmen Biomedical Science teacher Mary Johnston is proud to announce that Arelis Adames, Michael Seitz, and Leah Aquino won the “Rookie Award” for their Crime Scene Project  and video solving “The Case of Anna Garcia.”  This prestigious award was given out to one freshmen
project among hundreds submitted by schools across the state.  Here’s what one professional had to say to the students,“Your project on the simulated crime scene investigation, as part of the Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS) course, is truly remarkable. The professionalism displayed in documenting all critical details of the “crime scene” is commendable. Your analysis was not only detailed but also well-organized, demonstrating an impressive level of engagement
and understanding of the task at hand. It’s clear that you’ve meticulously explored every piece of evidence, which has allowed you to draw well-supported conclusions.” In recognition of their hard work, the One Eight Foundation has awarded these students a paid summer internship.
We are so proud of our award winners and their hard work. Congratulations, Leah, Arelis, and Mikey!

Read Across America

Career Technical Education

HHS Career Technical Education Healthcare Occupations students were fortunate to welcome speakers from the YWCA.  Students from various grades participated in the following workshops: Active Bystanding, Boundaries and Bullying; Consent and Rape Culture; Domestic Violence; and Teen Dating Violence. We thank the YWCA for their support and raising awareness of these important topics.

Silver Hill Elementary

Silver Hill Elementary School Adjustment Counselors came up with the idea to promote positivity and kindness with our Spring Kindness Challenge! It is a schoolwide challenge where all staff members will be tallying up each act of kindness they see during a day, and we will keep a schoolwide count. We aim for 10,000 acts of kindness for June, and then we’ll have a Kindness Karnival for the whole school! Our first goal is 2,000 by the end of March; if we achieve it, each class will have extra recess time. There will be a thermometer poster in the lobby so we can all track the progress. We hope our excitement spreads throughout our school community!

Bradford Elementary

Some may know March Madness as basketball, but here at Bradford Elementary, March Madness is all about solving as many puzzles as possible on ST Math. Jiji stopped by to talk to Mrs. Davoli, our Math Coach, to check out the bracket and see which classes are moving on to the next round!

Tilton Elementary School

Yesterday, JiJi stopped by Tilton Elementary to check in with students. JiJi is a penguin on a journey through the world of ST Math. Students help JiJi overcome obstacles by solving math puzzles – and they associate JiJi with the thrill of challenge and success.

Det. Conor Clark presents Cyber Crimes to Middle School Students

Detective Conor Clark stopped by JG Whittier, Consentino Middle School, Nettle Middle School, Hunking School, and Gateway Academy to give a presentation on Cyber Crime to the 8th Grade Students!

Kindergarten Information Nights

Tilton Elementary School

Tilton Elementary had a ROAR (Respect, Ownership, Awareness, and Responsibility) Assembly! Students reviewed our ROAR pledge, MCAS information, ST math shoutouts, Reading shoutouts, and attendance awards! We are proud of these Tigers!

Career Technical Education

The HHS CTE Women in Tech group hosted its second event for this year – a fun hands-on activity led by Society of Women Engineers members from UMass Lowell!  Students learned the value and speed of an assembly line!  Following the activity, students were able to talk to HHS alumnae and representatives from Haverhill Engineering during our ice cream social.  Thank you to everyone who attended and made this a fun event!

Hillie Athletics

The Hillie News is published! Our Hillie Athletes have not only been succeeding academically, but they are also thriving in their respective sports! Check out all of the outstanding accomplishments they have made so far this year! Visit our website for more!

Haverhill High School MCJROTC

Haverhill High School Marine Corps JROTC had a jam-packed March. The last Shoulder to Shoulder Marksmanship Competition of the Season. 8 Marksmanship teams were hosted by Haverhill High School at Revere High School. The Haverhill MCJROTC Marksmanship team finished 2nd in the competition, with Cadet Genty earning 5th overall in the standing position.

The following day Haverhill High School Marine Corps JROTC Drill team Marched in the 121st Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Career Technical Education

Sophomores in the HHS CTE Healthcare Occupations class had the opportunity to learn about the work of a Birthing Doula from Tara Campbell of Birthing Gently. This engaging lesson demonstrated how a professional Doula supports mothers during the birthing process as well as home care immediately following.  Students enjoyed activities which related valuable information about caring for mothers and babies.  Thanks Tara for another great presentation for our students!

Bradford Elementary School

Bradford Elementary PTO made their participation goal with some excellent fundraising as part of our Boosterthon Fun Run this fall, so during the Husky Huddle at the beginning of the month, Mrs. Seibold and Mrs. McGrain were made into human sundaes by some students (and one lucky teacher).

Covered in marshmallows, whipped cream, silly string, chocolate sauce, gummy bears, sprinkles, and cherries on top, yet smiles for days! The screams of laughter and cheers were echoing down the halls! Special thank you to our PTO for sponsoring Bradford Elementary through many fundraisers!


Career Technical Education

HHS students had the opportunity to visit the Annual Student Job Fair during their lunches.  Students learned about summer opportunities as well as possibilities for graduating seniors.  We appreciate the commitment from the businesses who attended: Brightview Senior Living, City Year, Continental Pools, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, High Sierra Pools, Lawrence General Hospital, Lindt, North Shore Bank, Whittier Health Network, Whittier Tech Evening and Summer Education Programs, and the YMCA!  Opportunities can be found on the Student Job Board: https://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/student-job-board/

Kindergarten Information Nights

Kindergarten Information Night was a success! Tuesday night, Pentucket Lake hosted the first information night of the year. Parents and guardians were able to meet teachers and administrators while enjoying refreshments. Children could play in the gym and even have storytime! Thank you to everyone who helped make this night a great success! If you missed this information night, the next one is Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Bradford Elementary School

Tilton Elementary School

BINGO! Tilton Elementary held its Annual Bingo for Books. Special thanks to our community partners at Haverhill Promise and the Haverhill Public Library! They made sure every child could leave with a book!

Seussical Jr. Performed by The Consentino Drama Club

Tilton Elementary School

CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. McNamara’s Grade 3 class at Tilton Elementary! They are the attendance winners for February! Students and families were able to enjoy a delicious breakfast together!

Career Technical Education

HHS Freshmen in the CTE Information Technology, Computer Science & Web Development, and Engineering programs spent the day at the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub in Haverhill.  They participated in a hands-on activity led by UML DifferenceMaker students, toured the 3D printing lab, visited Uncommon Catalyst and learned about password security and heard about UMass Lowell programs and admissions.  We ended the day with lunch and a student panel with current UML students.  Special thanks to Stephanie Guyotte for organizing this great learning opportunity!

Haverhill High School

On Monday March 25th, HHS Junior David Martinez was sworn in as a member of Governor Healey’s inaugural Youth Advisory Council. Also present to witness David’s historic swearing in were David’s parents, School Committeewoman Yonnie Collins and AP Government teacher Mr. Ashworth. The Governor spoke about the value of young people’s voices in her administration and how excited she and the Lt. Governor are to work with the advisory council on issues that are important to them. David will serve for a two year term. Good luck David and way to make us Hillie proud!

Haverhill High School

Grade 9 students at Haverhill High School continued with our Genocide Education with a virtual visit and tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Tuesday. Our Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Spanish translators also joined our students on the tour to assist our ML students!

Career Technical Education

Juniors in the HHS CTE Healthcare Occupations class had the opportunity to learn about best practices in a professional work environment from Nicole Larcomb VP of Human Resources at Parkland Medical Center.  Topics ranged from creating a resume and navigating workplace conflicts to successfully interviewing for the position you desire.  Ms. Larcomb’s lesson is one element in the CTE program’s mission to assist students in creating an outstanding portfolio.  For more information about the HHS Career Technical Education Work-Based Learning opportunities, contact Lisa Hunt at lhunt@haverhill-ps.org.

C.D. Hunking School

The C.D. Hunking School Student Council spent a morning with Mayor Barrett, Councilmen Sullivan and Basiliere, and our Superintendent, Dr Marotta, in Council Chambers. Students received a warm welcome, asked questions of our hosts, and got a tour of City Hall. It was a great day learning about our local government! Thank you to all involved!

Haverhill High School MCJROTC

The Haverhill High School Marine Corps JROTC Marksmanship Team finished 2nd place out of 12 teams in the New England Metro Marksmanship League. We have added another Trophy to the table, which brings our total for the year to 40. We have four more Competitions for the year. Congratulations, Cadets!

SAT’s at Haverhill High School

We are excited to offer the opportunity for our students to take the SAT exam at HHS on Saturday June 1st! Registration is currently open. Please have your student login to their College Board account and access this link to register: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/dates-deadlines. Students must login to their College Board account and choose Haverhill High School as their testing center for the June 1st exam. The deadline to register is May 16th.

Hunking School Drama Club Presents Mean Girls

April Vacation Academy 2024

2024 is our 4th year of offering Vacation Academies during the April break with our Community Partners: YMCA, YWCA, and the Boys & Girls Club. This Academy features academic lessons and recreational activities during April vacation to keep students engaged in learning and to provide working families with an option of high-quality childcare at no cost.

  • Attached are the April 2024 Vacation Academy flyers
  • Families enroll by contacting the YMCA, YWCA or the Boys/Girls Club directly

For more information and translations, visit our website.


At Haverhill Public Schools, we’re committed to providing a learning experience that allows your child to grow and flourish with technology.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with a student safety and digital wellbeing platform that protects your child’s devices at school, ensuring they stay safe and secure. For more information and to sign up, visit our website.

Gateway Academy

Kathy Moriarty, Gateway Academy Job Coach, Dianne Connolly, Director of Community Outreach, Haverhill Public Schools, and Alex Eberhardt, President of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, accompanied students from Gateway Academy to the job fair at Make-it-Haverhill. Connecting students with community resources positively impacts their future opportunities. Self-advocacy… planning for their life after graduation this June – go confidently in the direction of your dreams – we’re here to support you.

Haverhill Education Foundation - Trivia Night Fundraiser

2024 – 2031 Open Space & Recreation Plan Survey

Haverhill needs your input for the renewal of our Open Space & Recreation Plan! Use the QR code below to submit your concerns and visions for Haverhill

Haverhill High School Art & Theater Program presents Seussical

We hope you join us this weekend for the HHS Art & Theater Program presentation of Seussical the Musical! These students performed at Silver Hill Elementary on Read Across America Day! They are talented, creative, entertaining, and all around, just great people to be around! Show times are on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM!

HPS Summer Learning Opportunities

Haverhill Public Schools is committed to helping children learn and grow during the summer months. Traditional summer programs attempt to minimize the learning loss and “summer slide” that comes with missing two months of instruction. Haverhill Public Schools continues to expand its summer offerings, supplementing our traditional academic programs and a variety of hands-on enrichment programs with a strong focus on social/emotional development.

Please see the variety of programs that we offer at no cost to families. Programs start and end on different dates/times and are subject to change. Please feel free to contact your student’s school with any questions.

For more information visit our website.

Haverhill Recreation with Inclyousion Sports Offer Spring Sports!

In Partnership with Haverhill Recreation – Learn Sports This Spring!!!

Sunday Mornings from April 28, 2024 – June 23, 2024

Ages 2 – 10

For translated flyers, visit our website.


Our Schools

Bartlett School & Assessment Center,  Grades K-12.

Bradford Elementary, Grades K-4

Caleb Dustin Hunking, Grades K-8

Consentino Middle School, Grades 5-8

Gateway Academy, Grades 7-12

Golden Hill, Grades K-4

Greenleaf Academy, Grades 5-12

Haverhill High School, Grades 9-12

J.G. Whittier, Grades 5-8

Moody PreSchool, Grades Pre-K – K

Moody PreSchool Ext., Grades Pre-K

Nettle Middle School, Grades 5-8

Pentucket Lake Elementary, Grades K-5

Silver Hill Elementary, Grades K-5

Tilton Elementary, Grades K-3

Walnut Square, Grades Pre-K-2


Haverhill School Committee Approved Meeting Schedule

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Regular meetings of the School Committee are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the Theodore A. Pelosi, Jr. Council Chambers, 4 Summer Street in Haverhill. Citizens of Haverhill who wish to submit items  for a meeting agenda, should email the agenda item to the School Committee Office, Attn: Beverly McGillicuddy, Secretary to the Haverhill School Committee beverly.mcgillicuddy@haverhill-ps.org with a copy to both the Superintendent of Schools and the Mayor no later than the seven (7) days  prior to a Committee meeting is held.

For additional information please visit the School Committee Department on our website. 

Mayor, Melinda E. Barrett, Chairperson

Attorney Paul Magliocchetti, Vice Chairperson

Ms. Yonnie Collins, Ward 6

Ms. Erica Diaz, Ward 1

Ms. Cheryl Ferguson, Ward 3

Dr. Thomas Grannemann, Ward 7

Mrs. Mikaela Lalumiere, Ward 4

Attorney Richard Rosa, At-Large

Ms. Maura Ryan-Ciardiello, At-Large

Dr. Jill Story, Ward 5

Ms. Gail Sullivan, Ward 2

Mrs. Beverly McGillicuddy, Secretary