Haverhill Public Schools Open Today

Today is opening day for Haverhill Public Schools, or for returning students, the end of summer vacation.

That also means school buses will be out transporting students. Haverhill Police are reminding drivers to be sure to drive safely and be aware of children. As with each start to a school year, patrol officers are also expected to step up their traffic enforcement presence. Haverhill School Superintendent James F. Scully gave his back-to-school message Monday.

“There is not one of us who chooses this profession for any other reason than to make a difference in the life of a child…Even those in noninstructional roles delight in the part they play in seeing the smile and glimmer of hope and promise in the eyes of those entrusted to our care,” he said.

Each day, thousands of Haverhill parents and families send their children to us. We are mindful of the great gift that we are given when we work with children and assume the sacred responsibility of educating them.

I am proud to say that the Haverhill Public School Department staff has the sincere desire and drive to do what’s right, and fully realizes that those who enter our schools on August 26, 2014 will be the doctors that treat us in our golden years, the teachers that educate our grandchildren, the nurses who care for us as we seek comfort, and many others will address the political and scientific solutions that our generation had a hand in creating.

May our wise and prudent choices make a difference in their lives.

I renew my vow to do my very best to improve the way the schools are operated and managed, and to ensure that together we give our very best to our students.