J.G. Whittier Middle School

JG Whittier Mission Statement

Mission Statement

John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School strives to be a community of learners dedicated to educating adolescents. We are preparing children for the future by providing differentiated education, which will encourage all to be responsible, active, respectful, and tolerant members of our school and society. We provide a safe atmosphere that is intellectually challenging and that recognizes the student’s physical, emotional, social, and academic needs. Frequent and open communication is encouraged to help ensure the effectiveness of the education we provide. We believe that it is the responsibility of the entire school community to share in the education of the middle-school child.

  • Early Release


    Friday, January 27th is a half-day due to Teacher In-Service. Students dismissed at approximately 11:00 AM.

  • Weather Delay 2 hrs.

    Due to the adverse weather conditions the Haverhill Public Schools will have a 2 hour delay today, Tuesday the 24th of January.  Thank you, Jim Scully, Superintendent of Schools

  • Vo-Tech Interview Dates – 8th Grade Applicants


    • Wed., February 15, 2017 & Thurs., February 16, 2017 — Whittier Regional Vocational (WVT) Interviews – Gr. 8 applicants only
    • Thurs., March 16, 2017 — Essex Agricultural & Technical Institute Interviews – Gr. 8 applicants only

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  • ELL Department Notices – English Language Proficiency Assessment


    Dear Parent/Guardian of ELL Students,

    The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will be taking the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

    assessment between January 5, 2017 and February 8, 2017. This test measures your student’s progress in

    listening, speaking, reading, and writing English language skills. Later this spring, your student will receive

    an Individual Student Report that provides information about how well he or she is progressing in the

    English language.

    Please review the following policies with your child before testing:

    Electronic Devices—If your student is found with ANY electronic devices, including, but not

    limited to, cell phones and smart phones, at any time during testing OR during breaks, his or her

    test section will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored. The best practice is for students

    to leave electronic devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.

    Leaving School—If your student leaves campus before completing a test section (for an

    appointment, illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete that test section. If your

    student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested

    on the day designated for this purpose.

    To learn more about ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test

    ACCESS Parent Notification Letter 2017 Spanish

    Thank you


  • Model UN Committees & Closing Ceremony


    Congratulations and Thank You to all who participated and supported the Model United Nations Program!

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  • Delayed Opening

    This morning, Monday, December 12th, due to the snow and icy conditions at this early hour it will be everyone’s best interest if we delay the opening of the Haverhill Public Schools by two (2) hours.

  • Permission Slips Due

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    Dear 7th Grade Parents,

    Field Trip Permission Slips for A Christmas Carol for the Wednesday, Dec. 7 performance are now due! 

    Please reply back ASAP so you child does not miss out on this enrichment activity.

    Thank you so much,

    JGW Grade 7 Teachers
  • HPS Drama Club Tryouts

    The Nettle Knight Players are excited to announce we will be opening our drama club to middle school students district wide, under the new name HPS Theatre Company.
    Auditions for our spring production of Broadway’s Jr. Aladdin will be held December 8th, December 12th, and December 14th  from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm in the Nettle School Cafeteria.
    An informational meeting for parents will be held Wednesday, November 30th in the Nettle Middle School Library at 6:30 PM.
    We look forward to meeting with all of you and your budding thespians. 
    Devon Foustoukos & Erin Parolisi
    Nettle Middle School​​
  • HHS Tour Cancellation Notice

    Tuesday, November 29       8th Grade HHS Tour Cancelled

  • Ski Club


    A reminder to all students interested in Ski Club. Please pick up all Ski Club paperwork in the main office ASAP.

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