Bobcat Bulletin 4/12/24

APRIL VACATION: There will be NO School from Monday, April 15th through Friday, April 19th. We will see everyone back here on Monday, April 22nd for the “home stretch!”





MCAS: We are officially in MCAS season. Please click the link below to view the calendar with our MCAS schedule, to see and be prepared for when your student(s) will be taking MCAS. It is very important that students are getting a good night sleep and eating a healthy breakfast on testing day. It is also imperative that students are to school on time on testing days. We very much appreciate your support!  

MCAS Calendar 2024



Monthly Attendance Challenge!!!

With the nice weather approaching, the attendance team thought it would be fun to issue an attendance challenge for the remainder of the year.  We would like to continue to reinforce healthy attendance habits and the importance of being in school every day!

Beginning Monday April 22nd, the homeroom with the highest attendance percentage, per grade level, for the month, will be awarded a free period for the class and the homeroom teacher. The two homerooms (upper and lower) with the overall highest percentage will also be rewarded with pizza during their free period.

Challenge One will run from April 22nd till May 10th. 

Challenge Two will run from May 13th till June 7th.

Please join us by challenging your students to come to school every day, we can’t wait to see them!




Literacy News! 

The Literacy Coaches and interventionists are hosting a K-5 Family Literacy Night on Thursday May 2, from 5:00-6:30. Come enjoy a story with your child, and leave with some literacy tips to help at home. The highlight of the night will be playing BINGO for Books! This event will be “take a book, leave a book,” so if you have a book to donate feel free to bring it along! 


If you would like to attend, please sign up here:


HUNKING THEME OF THE MONTH: We are embracing the theme of BRAVERY throughout the month of April. Bravery is the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty. I want to have all students this month look at bravery in regard to another quality or theme and that is ACCEPTANCE. Being kind and respectful is the number one rule at Hunking school…and while that is challenging at times…we are asking students to be brave and show acceptance for all. Acceptance is the ability to take people and things as they are, and not just to take things as they are, but be grateful for them. It is my hope that students will step up and show bravery around showing all peers their acceptance for being themselves, no matter who they are, what they look like, what they believe, or how they act. Staff will be on the lookout this month for those students who show the bravery to show the mental and moral strength to accept people for who they are regardless of the fear or difficulty. 


CONGRATULATIONS to our winners of March’s theme: GRIT


Samuel C
Leonardo F
Ava B
Panagiotis T
Lucciana C
Bently L
Bethany S
Avery C
Lilianna N
Mollie M
Katharine K
David O
Brayden B
Leyana D
Corinne V
Jadelyn K
Margaret C
Omar B
Asher C
Dayanara M
Tyler I
Hannah K
Leo T
Yahziel C
Logan C
Jacob V
Matheus P
Bella R
Omair Q
Andrew T
Aliyah M
Tommy B
Landon E
Joey F
Colin B
Kaylyn K
Teddy K
Ana Clara D
Ivan O
Ryan G
Derek T
Angel M
Salimatou D
Cameron B
Lorenzo G
Jeremiah P
Isaac C
Nick W
Grady H


APRIL Breakfast and Lunch Menus 

(If the links don’t work, visit and enter “Hunking” to get the current menus)





      • Parent/Guardian update-Important DC update  /  Spanish copy of important DC update
      • Rooming: Lists for chaperone groups/rooms are finalized. Much time was spent on making sure students have a common friend and the list assignments will only be changed if a student is unable to attend the trip. 

      Room List  

      Chaperone Groups

      • Next payment is due: Today-April 12th!! Please contact Shirley Crosley (978) 373-9140 or if you require a payment plan so your student is not removed from the trip.
      • May 22, 2024: Parent/Guardian meeting @ 6pm, Hunking. 
      • Medication and doctors orders (please use this form) are due by May 15th & should be brought to Hunking Nurse’s Office.





  • Hunking is on the 2024 City of Haverhill Earth Day Clean Up list! Join some Hunking families on Saturday, April 20th to pick up trash and do some weeding. Gloves, bags and waters will be provided, but please bring your own gardening tools! Sign up here.

  • Thank you to all who ordered cookie dough! Please plan to pick up your orders at Hunking on Tuesday, April 23rd between 3:00 and 6:00pm. We received a lot of feedback on the app and on allergy-friendly options and will try and find a better alternative for next year!

  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th to May10th and we need your help! We’ll share a signup for food items after break, but if you’d like to buy your favorite staff members a coffee and/or an ice cream, please donate here:

  • Thanks to all who came to this week’s PTO meeting! The next meeting is scheduled for Monday May 20th at 6:30pm! There are a lot of fun things coming up (including Field Day) so be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities! 



Grades 5 and 6: Sarah Petrick     

Grades 7 and 8: Terri Carney 




Haverhill High School


Whittier: Any questions about Whittier, their admissions process, or decisions should be directed to the Whittier Admissions office. 978-373-4101

Appeals process for Whittier see pages 10-11




ST Math March Mathness!

Congratulations to Mrs. Thibault’s class for winning March Mathness!  The students will celebrate with a Penguin Party on Friday, April 12th.


Grade 7: Most students have completed both sessions of the ELA MCAS. The two sessions for the Math MCAS are scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th, and Tuesday, May 7th. We hope everyone enjoys the April Vacation. 


Grade 8: We have completed our ELA MCAS sessions and will head into Math, Science, then Civics after break.  In ELA we’ve moved into Hear Me Out, Math student’s are wrapping up functions, genetics in Science and Civics continues their action project.  If you are out shopping, our care closet could use mini deodorants as the weather is getting warmer.  

We want to give a GREAT JOB shout out to Lily DiNitto, Reina Kreyling, Ashley McGrath and Brooke Nelson for presenting their Action Civics project to the School Committee last night. It takes a lot of courage to talk in front of adults and you did phenomenal! (Maddie Roosevelt is also part of their group but was not able to be there)



Two groups of students need your help with their Action Civics project. The two links below will direct you to their projects. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

Thank you, Mrs. Mansour

Action Civics Project #1 (Donations needed)

Action Civics Project #2 (survey)


Health: students in grade 5 will begin their human growth & development classes after vacation where they will learn about proper hygiene and puberty. Students in grade 6 are working on a first aid unit gaining valuable first aid skills. Students in grade 7 will begin their unit on human reproduction after April vacation and grade 8 students will be starting a unit on healthy relationships and sexual health. 


NEWS FROM OUR NURSES:  Mandatory  screenings will continue for anyone who has not been screened this year such as vision, hearing and postural.. 

If your child was given a vision or hearing referral, please make sure it is sent back to the health office after seeing an eye or hearing specialist. 

Have a wonderful spring break and stay healthy.




Volleyball: Congratulations to our girl’s volleyball team on a great season that concluded in a semi final defeat 2-1 at the hands of Sacred Hearts. Coach Taylor and Coach Ada  are proud of your season and the hardwork and dedication you showed throughout. They are looking forward to getting back at it next year!


Congratulations to our boys team for winning the city volleyball championship vs. Sacred Hearts 2-0. Coach Taylor, and Coach Ada are super proud of the work the team put in all season. Every member of the team played a huge role in your success last night and the coaches are already excited to run it back next year! Nice job boys!





GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance): The GSA calendar can be found here


LEGO Club: The LEGO club calendar can be found here


NJHS:  The NJHS calendar can be found here. NJHS is open to interested applicants in 6th and 7th grade for the 2024-2025 school year. Applications can be found outside Room 300. Interested applicants can also print the packet themselves from this link


Student Council:  Meeting Schedule HERE. We are collecting items for our fellow Bobcat, Avery.  If you can, please bring items to our April meeting: coloring books, jokes books, reading books, stuffy, flowers. 


Guitar Ensemble:  We are continuing to meet on Thursday mornings and are getting ready to strut our stuff at the May concert!


Drama Club: The dates for Mean Girls Jr. are April 26 @ 7 pm / April 27 @ 12 pm / April 28 @ 1 pm.  Tickets are available online and will also be available at the door.  

We also have Broadway Bobcat gear available for sale here


Chorus: Rehearsals are still going strong every Tuesday and Friday morning at 7:45am! We are now working on music for our upcoming performance in May and the Fisher Cats game! Any questions, please see Ms. Avalos.


GRIT:  GRIT has started round 3 for the year and we have 18 students in grades 7 & 8 participating in the GRIT experience for their first time. We are excited to work with them! Next GRIT meeting is the Monday we return from vacation. All meetings go until 4:30. 





-All students have been issued school IDs. It is required that they bring and wear their ID badges each day. These badges are also used for breakfast and lunches as well as to “swipe” on & off the bus. 


-Please make sure that your student(s) are coming to school daily with a fully charged chromebook. 


HPS has chosen School Device Coverage (SDC) to insure the Chromebooks that students have been issued. The cost of coverage for the year is $20 and includes accidental damage, loss, fire, and theft. As of right now, families have the option to sign up during the month of September (we will let you know if it extends). After sign up closes, only new students will be given a special code to sign up at registration. Our website explains SDC and has instructions on how to signing up online:


Qustodio: a FREE student safety, digital wellbeing platform that helps parents/guardians control their child’s access to the internet on their school issued devices. Qustodio is FREE for HPS Students/Families. More information and how to sign up for Qustodio can be found on our website at:


-Please make sure that you are sending your student(s) with a water bottle. We have a limited supply of cups and we do not have access to water fountains, only water bottle filling stations. 


SCHOOL POLICIES: Please click on the link below to review Hunking policies including cell phone, dress code, and pick up & drop off procedures: