Principal’s Weekly Update (6/13-6/15)



LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Our last day of school is, Wednesday, June 15th. It is an EARLY RELASE DAY. Dismissal will be at 11:05am




Backpacks: No backpacks may be brought to school next week.  You may still bring your lunch bag and your Chromebook in its case and use your locker, but backpacks are not allowed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 13, 14, & 15.   On Wednesday, June 15, be sure that nothing is left in your locker. Band instruments should be home for the summer.  Homeroom teachers will be conducting locker clean-outs.  Also, remove your lock from the locker.  You may wish to bring a folder next week for any assignments, certificates, or art projects that need to go home with you.  Once again, no backpacks in school next week.


  • Report Cards: 3rd Trimester Report Cards will be available via the Student/Parent Portal on Wednesday June 15th Please follow these directions to gain access:


  • Go to HPS main page:
    • Click on Parent & Student Resources
    • Click on Parent & Student Portal Login
    • Click Log-in
    • Use your student’s username & password to login
    • Click on Student Portal (top of page)
    • Select Report Cards/Progress Reports
    • Click Download


Chromebooks: All students who are returning to JGW in the fall, OR remaining in HPS next year will keep their chromebooks over the summer. Chromebooks must be returned to the school ONLY if your student is leaving the district. Thank you!







8th grade promotion will be held on Tuesday evening, June 14th at 6pm. (Dance to follow 7pm-9pm)


In order to make the dance a memorable one for our 8th graders, we are looking for some 8th grade parents to volunteer to help decorate for the dance. Please reach out to Mrs. MacKinnon if you are interested ( Thank you!



June News: Each month, JGW’s Star Poet Society has recognized students who stand out for a variety of ways, based on a monthly school theme. Throughout the year, close to 300 students were recognized! Our students have stood out as strong role models based on themes such as generosity, responsibility, growth, empathy, grit, positivity, and unsung hero. JGW congratulates all of our winners throughout the year! For June, the theme of the month is community. This theme is about embracing and celebrating our community. We are a strong, supportive, and connected community. Everyone here at JGW is an important member and an equal part of making our community what it is.




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NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY: Thank you to all the 8th grade students for your hard work and dedication to the program over the last two years.  Best of luck in your respective high schools and in your future endeavors.  Congratulations to Lauryn C and Shannon G as the new co-presidents of ’22-’23, Kaelie M as the vice president, Eve F as the secretary and Sophia L as the treasurer.  You will all be great and a pleasure to work with.  Lastly congratulations to the new members of the ’22-’23 class Jaeden A, Jadelyn B, Nevaeh M, Maya C, Aubriella C, Kayleigh D, Keira D, Avery F, Matthew H, Sawyer K, Corbin K, Andrew L, Evelyn L, Teaghen M, Harper M, Jude O, Ariana M, Ellie P, Lucas P, Abigail P, Baylee P, Phoenix Q, Helena R, Jeremy S.


JR VIP: Don’t forget our end of the year trip to Canobie Lake on 6/17.  Buses leave from the Citizen Center at 9:15 am.  We’ll be back in Haverhill at 4:00 pm.  Looking forward to it.







Hello JGW families,

Thank you for a wonderful year! Thank you for being so patient with our office during the many staff changes and COVID challenges we have faced this year. This summer in preparation for the next school year, our nursing office will be going through records to ensure we have updated medication/orders and physicals/immunizations. If you are able to get this paperwork ahead of time, it would be greatly appreciated for the 2022-2023 school year. We are looking forward to next year at JGW!

Nurse Erin and Nurse Kaley







Ms. Simes:

Wow, what a year! To better state that- what a GREAT year! We have covered a lot of material and participated in many fun and exciting projects in both math and science.

It is important that all students continue to work on their math skills this summer, as I will be giving them a packet of sixth grade tasks to work on.  Additionally,  the i-Ready program will be open for them to work on their individualized learning path and as always, they should continue to work on their math facts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  They also can continue to question the phenomena we answered in science and continue to explore our magnificent Earth, knowing that they can “make a difference,” as they shine bright.

Each student has brought such cheerfulness to our classroom. I was so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of children this past year.  They all have touched my life and this school year in very positive and rewarding ways.  I hope as the years go by that they keep in touch and share their successes, whether it be academic, athletic, or artistic.

“Goodbyes are not forever, not the end; it simply means that I’ll miss you until we meet again.”

All my wishes for a fun filled healthy and safe summer.


Ms. Marciano: We have had a wonderful year in 5th grade. I am so proud of all the progress students have made over the last nine months in both ELA and Social Studies. For the last week of school, we will be sharing our final projects for the novel Frindle and we will also be creating a digital ABC book for Social Studies. I would like to wish all students and families a wonderful, fun, and safe summer vacation!


Ms. Hogan: This week in social studies, we learned about the causes of the Civil War. Students worked in small groups to create a poster or a slideshow about one of the events that led to the Civil War. It has been a great school year and I hope that everyone has an awesome summer!


Ms. LaCoste: I’m so proud of all of the progress that our fifth graders have made this year! Please continue to encourage your student to read and write over the summer. I will miss them, but look forward to seeing them at the other side of the hallway in the fall! Have a safe, healthy, and fun summer!

Ms. Consolazio: I am sad to see this year come to an end. To my students, I say Thank You!  For when I teach, I also learn.  A little bit of each of you will always be with me.  Remember to always be kind and to strive to be the best you can be.  Have a wonderful summer!


Mr. Kelly: We are coming into our last week of school. We have a half day on Wednesday. Thank you for a wonderful year. Look forward to 6th Grade!


Ms. Lees: We have come to the end of a great year 5th grade! I hope you all have an absolutely fantastic summer!! I will miss you but look forward to seeing you in the hallways as sixth graders next year. If you want to continue to improve your language skills and have a LEXIA account please do as much work as you like on the program. You can also use iReady to stay sharp on your reading and math skills as well. I just encourage you to have as much fun as possible over your summer and read a little something – anything everyday. – Happy Summer, Miss Lees


Ms. Blanchette: We finally made it to the end of the school year! I am so proud of the progress the students have made over the course of the year. We have been presented with many challenges the past few years and the students have shown resilience and strength in overcoming all these challenges. I look forward to seeing my students  grow over the years. It has been a great year and I have enjoyed working with these bright students this year!





Ms. Hamel: I want to take this time to say how proud I am of our grade 6 students!

You have once again prevailed through a difficult year and come out as champions! I am thankful to have been your teacher this year and I just know you will impress your 7th Grade Teachers with not only your knowledge and skills, but also your kindness and empathy for those around you. Be Good Humans… the world needs this now more than ever. Have a voice and be heard. Be your unique self and stay true to who you are. When Given the Choice… CHOOSE KIND!

LOOK OUT GRADE 7- Here They Come!!!

Thank you to the families and guardians of our students-  you have been supportive and kind hearted and I thank you for sharing your students with me!
I will miss each of you and wish you a happy, safe and healthy summer!! XXOO


Ms. Silveira: I can’t believe that the end has come! I am so sad to leave this group of students but know that they will do well in 7th grade. I hope you all have a wonderful summer! Keep reading and practicing math facts so your brain isn’t mush come September! And don’t forget to visit me next year!

See you next year!!!


Mr. Taylor: Have a great summer!


Mr. LeGrand: We made it!  Although it was a tough and challenging year for students, parents, and teachers due to the pandemic and other challenges, we managed to make it work and had a great and productive year.  Please encourage your student to stay active and engaged in learning during the summer to avoid learning loss.  Have a wonderful vacation!


Ms. Lane: Science: This week in STEMscopedia the Standard reads: HAVE A FUN SUMMER! You are an amazing and interesting bunch of beautiful children.  I wish you all the very best.

Social Studies: This week in McGraw Hill the Standard reads: HAVE A FUN SUMMER!  You are an amazing and interesting bunch of beautiful children.  I wish you all the very best.


Ms. Tarbox: Congratulations to grade 6 Star Poet Society winners for the month of May, based on the theme of unsung hero! The winners are: Diana L.S., Joey M., Roseli A., Illiana A.G., Kolleen B., Jadiel I., Peter T., and Ariah R.


I am so proud of all the progress students have made this year across all subject areas. As the school year comes to a close, I hope all students and families have a fun-filled summer!







Mrs. Berthiaume: In ELA, we will finish up reading Hidden Figures.   In Social Studies, we are concluding the year with a tour of Europe.  Have a wonderful summer!!  I cannot wait to see you as 8th graders next year!


Mrs. Trombly: It’s been a great year and I’ve loved getting to know all of my wonderful students.  Please have a wonderful summer rest. Email me with any questions for next year. I will keep the REMIND app open this summer.


Mrs. MacKinnon: Thank you for an amazing year in Science. You all worked so hard and we completed the entire curriculum with a week left of school. That shows how hard you all worked. Have a wonderful summer and see you in the fall! Mrs. MacKinnon


Ms. DiGloria: To all students and their families of Blue and Green groups, have a wonderful summer. It was great to get to know you and your students this year. I look forward to seeing your students grow and achieve even more in 8th grade next year!


Mr. Auger: Hello Everyone!! I can’t believe we are already approaching the last day of school! This week in my 7th grade science class, students finished up our unit on thermal energy and had their last test of the year.  In social studies, students finished learning about Ancient Rome and Julius Caesar.  I hope you all have a great summer and I look forward to seeing everyone in the fall for the start of 8th grade! I have really enjoyed working with each and every student this year and it was great to get to know everyone! I hope you all have a great weekend and summer!!


Mr. Harris: Thank you for being such wonderful students!  You all have worked tremendously hard this year, and it shows!  Enjoy your summers and I look forward to seeing you next year!


Ms. Bilmazes: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students (and their parents/guardians, of course) for making this year so successful. Wishing you all a fabulous summer, full of new adventures. Looking forward to seeing you all as you return as eighth graders. I’ll be just down the hall if you need anything in the future.






Mr. Lewis: I hope everyone has an amazing summer! Have fun and be safe!


Ms. Deblasis: I hope you have an enjoyable and restful summer vacation. Best of Luck in High School.


Mr. Marinella: ELA/Civics– Hi all! Thank you so much for a great year! Have a wonderful summer, go outside and run around! Come back and visit room 15!


Ms. Sullivan: I hope everyone enjoys their summer. I have truly enjoyed getting to know all of you children this year. Good luck next year!


Mr. Blaustein: Have A Great Summer! Best Of Luck Next Year!


Mr. Harris: It has been a pleasure being your teacher this year.  You have all grown so much!  Remember to always try your best and good things will tend to happen.  I look forward to celebrating all your future successes!


Ms. MacKinnon: Thank you all for a fantastic year!! I had so much fun teaching you this year. We learned a lot but had fun the time doing the work. You are ALL amazing children and I wish you all the best of luck in your respective high schools!! It has been so fun watching you all grow from sixth grade to the end of 8th. Have a fun, and safe summer. Mrs MacKinnon


Ms. Senior: Eighth graders are enjoying a week of field trips to help celebrate the end of the school year.


Ms. Blanchette: We finally made it to the end of the school year! I am so proud of the progress the students have made over the course of the year. We have been presented with many challenges the past few years and the students have shown resilience and strength in overcoming all these challenges. I look forward to seeing my students  grow over the years. It has been a great year and I have enjoyed working with these bright students this year!






Physical Education: (Mr. Demarais): We are wrapping up our team sports unit.  Enjoy your summer vacation!


Art (Ms. Boulger): The students created so much amazing artwork during the 2021-2022 school year!

Good luck to all the graduates and have a fantastic summer break!

Artwork by Ailyn







Health (Ms. Reynolds): I wish all my students a very Happy Healthy Summer Vacation!


Music (Mr. Gariepy): Thank you so much to EVERYONE who helped make Moana Jr. possible last weekend. This summer, Mr. Gariepy is directing the Discovery Club Summer Youth Theater Camp at Consentino, and they have chosen to perform The Lion King Jr. In Music Class, students are closing the years practicing in an open studio setting and playing music review games. Have a great summer and see you in the fall!!


Library (Ms. Michitson): Good Day Families.  As our year comes to an end, we still continue to talking about current events and enjoy a few movies. It was a pleasure teaching your child this year.   I hope nothing but the best for all families this summer, Enjoy


Technology (Mr. Gordon): All graded work is wrapped up.  Next year is looking to be an amazing experience for all four grade levels.  Have a safe and blessed summer break everyone.

– Your friendly neighborhood tech teacher (Mr. G)





Guidance (Ms. Vlahos): I wish you all a healthy, safe and fun summer vacation. I am so proud of you all and all your efforts this school year!


Student Support Coordinator (Mr. Newell): As our summer break begins, I would like to thank all of our students, parents and teachers for a great school year. It has definitely been a challenging one but with the support of everyone, it was successful. Have a fun and safe summer!!!


Student Adjustment Counselor (Ms. Midolo): Want to wish our 8th graders the very best of luck next year as they enter a new chapter in their lives.  Have a great summer EVERYONE!


Student Adjustment Counselor (Ms. White): Happy end of the year, everyone!  I am so grateful to have had such a wonderful first year here at JGW.  Happy Summer!  Be safe!  See you all soon!


Middle School Support Program (Mrs. Leydon & Mr. Diffin): The staff in the MSSP are so very proud of what the students have accomplished throughout the year. They have grown academically, become more socially aware, and most of all…they have matured to where they can make more sound decisions. The future is very bright for the MSSP group!

Thanks for allowing us to work with your children. Enjoy the summer…see you in a few weeks.


Parent Liaison (Ms. Arias-Reyes): Nos acercamos rápidamente al último día de clase. Sólo nos quedan cuatro días y medio. El 14 de junio es el Día de la Promoción para nuestros alumnos de 8º grado, después de la ceremonia habrá un baile. La promoción empieza a las 6pm y el baile será de 7pm a 9pm. Es sólo para los alumnos de 8º grado, no se permiten invitados que no sean de la escuela. El 15 de junio es el último día y los estudiantes saldrán a las 11:05am. Recuerden que la escuela de verano comienza el 11 de julio hasta el 4 de agosto. Para cualquier estudiante que asistirá a Nettle para el verano, los veré allí. Si no, entonces los veré en el próximo año escolar. Ha sido un placer ayudar a las familias de JGW y a sus estudiantes. ¡¡¡Espero que todos tengan un gran, relajante y divertido verano!!!


ELL (Ms. Khakali & Corporan): Ms. Corporan and I are so proud of the incredible progress our English learners have made this year.  There are many fun ways for our students to continue to improve their English over the summer.  Listening and singing along to music is one of my favorites. Watching movies in English or even with English subtitles.  Encourage your student to read in English and their first language so they can maintain their biliteracy. Lastly, don’t forget to visit our Haverhill Public Library and take out some books (many languages available) or join in on their many free summer activities.


Student Support Center (Mrs. Greenwood): Mrs. Greenwood and Ms. House want you all to know that It has been an amazing school year. We are so proud of all our students!. Congratulations to all of our 8th graders who will be graduating next week.  We wish you all a safe, happy, and fun filled summer.


Reading Intervention Team (Ms. Guthrie, Ms. Carney, Ms. Trovato): The team is finishing up entering information for grade 5 F and P benchmarks. It is amazing to see the progress the 5th graders made. We would like to thank the 5th grade teachers for their hard work implementing this new reading program!

Have a wonderful summer!