Silver Hill Assistant Principal Moves to Same Post at Hunking’s Lower School

Silver Hill students and staff celebrate in December 2015 when the school received its Level 1 state ranking.

Throughout the month of August, WHAV provides a daily report counting down to the first day of school in Greater Haverhill.

Former Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School Assistant Principal Jennifer Russell will transfer to Hunking School this fall to be assistant principal of the Lower School, which serves students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

“I want to thank Jennifer Russell for the energy, talent, and leadership she has given to Silver Hill over the past six years,” said Silver Hill Principal Margaret Shepherd.

Silver Hill’s new assistant principal is Dr. Sandy Green, who formerly served as principal of the Greenleaf School when it housed students in kindergarten through second grade. Silver Hill families will have a chance to meet Green at the annual Family Picnic on Monday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. outside the school.

This year, Greenleaf reopens as a kindergarten center under the direction of Toni Donais. After an open house on Monday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and student screenings on Aug. 29 through 31, kindergartners will return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Greenleaf and throughout the district.

Hill View Charter Montessori School in Haverhill begins its Back to School activities with a Welcome Back Meet and Greet on Monday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the school. Classes for grades 1 through 8 begin Aug. 29. Kindergartners also begin Aug. 29, with half-days. Labor Day recess begins Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4. Classes resume on Sept. 5, with full days for grades 1 to 8 and half-days for kindergartners, who begin full-day sessions on Monday, Sept. 11. A Parent Information Night is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Timony Grammar School in Methuen has scheduled open houses for kindergarten, lower school and upper school students. Kindergartners and parents are invited to a 10 a.m. session on Monday, Aug. 28 at the Pleasant Street school. Hours for the lower school open house, also on Aug. 28, are 5 to 7 p.m., beginning with a half-hour for first grade followed by half-hours for second, third and fourth grades, respectively. Upper School open house takes place on the evening of the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in half-hour increments for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades, respectively.

Haverhill Public Schools open their doors to students in grades 1 through 12 on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Kindergarten begins Sept. 5. All Haverhill students will attend for a half-day on Friday, Sept. 1, and enjoy a day off for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4.

Regional first days are:

Pentucket: Aug. 31

Timberlane: Aug. 31

Methuen: Aug. 29

Whittier: Aug. 29 for freshmen and new students; Aug. 30 for all students

Sacred Hearts, Bradford: Wednesday, Aug. 30

Central Catholic High School: Sept. 7

Do you have a submission for the Back-to-School Countdown? Email information to [email protected]. Tune in tomorrow for more back-to-school information.