Pentucket Regional School District Plans Annual Music Virtual Recital Feb. 27

Pentucket Regional School District’s annual Pentucket Music Virtual Recital takes place online next week. Performances from Pentucket Regional Middle and High School Band, choir, orchestra, percussion and jazz students with a special appearance from the Pentucket Regional Middle and High School Faculty Rock Band. The virtual recital takes place Tuesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., on the Pentucket Music YouTube channel @pentucketbands. The show will also remain available on the YouTube channel.

Glenn Says Early College Delivers for Haverhill High Students; Whittier Tech Grad Explains How it Helped

As a program at Haverhill High School that makes college classes available has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, early college defenders say it is still delivering on its original promise to encourage students who may not have thought college was right for them. Last month, as WHAV reported, student council members told the Haverhill School Committee those who would benefit the most are not gaining access. Haverhill High partners with Northern Essex Community College. In their telling, high-achieving kids flooding the program have disrupted its goal to assist students who do not believe they can get into, afford, or thrive in college. Moreover, they said the schools the high-achievers want to attend do not accept early college credits.

Education Commissioner Riley to Step Down, Gave Preview of ‘Deeper Learning’ in 2018 HHS Visit

Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley, well known in the valley for his supervision of Lawrence Public Schools and later influence on all area school districts, plans to step down next month after more than six years as commissioner. Since 2018, Riley led the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with significant influence over expanding Early College, standardized testing, absenteeism policy and masking and student attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Riley’s plans were announced Thursday. “We’re grateful for Commissioner Riley’s leadership to make sure Massachusetts continues to have the greatest schools in the country and to support our incredible students and educators every step of the way, particularly through the challenging years of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Maura Healey. Riley served as superintendent/receiver of the Lawrence Public Schools.

Haverhill Schools Face Deficit Transporting Unhoused Students, Smaller Bump in State Aid Next Year

Haverhill Public Schools is expecting to pay over $1 million to transport unhoused students to and from school, as required by federal law, through June of this year. Some students move to nearby communities—to stay with relatives or in shelters—because their families lost their homes. They still need to go to school, Assistant Superintendent Michael J. Pfifferling told the School Committee last week, and school districts are responsible for getting them there. He added the same effort cost only $547,000 last year. In addition, committee Vice Chairperson Paul A. Magliocchetti said that less state funding came in than anticipated.

Haverhill Students to Take White Ribbon Pledge Tonight Against Gender-Based Violence

Haverhill students plan to take a half-time pledge tonight against gender-based violence. The White Ribbon Kick Off Night is sponsored by the YWCA and Haverhill Public Schools Wellness Department, and takes place tonight, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., during the Boys’ Varsity Basketball game vs. Beverly, at Haverhill High School gymnasium, 137 Monument St. White Ribbon Day started in 1991 when a handful of men decided to take action on the second anniversary of one man’s massacre of 14 women in Montreal.

Area High School Seniors May Apply for $1,000 Robert Gablosky Memorial Art Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education in the arts may be eligible to receive the $1,000 Robert Gablosky Memorial Art Scholarship. It is open to public, private and home-schooled seniors from within the districts of Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover, Masconomet, Pentucket and Timberlane. The scholarship is named for late Haverhill Gazette staff writer Robert J. Gablosky, who also founded the Greater Haverhill Arts Association in 1971. Gablosky died in 2017 at age 88. The Greater Haverhill Arts Association administers the scholarship on behalf of the Gablosky family.

Haverhill High School Releases Second Term Honor Roll; Complete List Here

Haverhill High School has released its second term honor roll, naming students who have earned Honors with Distinction, High Honors and Honors. A full list appears below. Honors with Distinction
Adebayo, Javon, Alcivar, Janine, Alleva, Joseph, Amirian, Meredith, Andino, Jvian, Awad Salib, Samar, Awad Salib, Sarah, Axford, Elizabeth, Axford, William, Ayala, Isabelle, Baker, Matthew, Baltodano Reyes, Rodolfo, Bergeron, Jillian, Bridges, Jackson, Brindis, Jacob, Bunyar, Miles, Burrill, Abigail, Burrowes, Marcelina, Calkins, Lauryn, Cannon Watkins, Donald, Carroll, Ella, Castro, Amaya, Cedar-Penn, Natasha, Celado, Isaiah, Chmieleski, Connor, Coelho, Sophie, Corcoran, Brenna, Da Silveira, Sophie, Dacey, Jaydan, DaSilva, Thayslaine, DeFrank, Sophia, DeLeon, Logan, Dicker, Olivia, Doody, Brendan, Downer, Lauren, Elkadmiri, Aya, Farrell, Eve, Feil, Olivia, Feoli, Edward, Flynn, Alyssa, Foskett, Isabella, Frame, Thomas, Fumia, Avery, Geotis, Valentina, Geyer, Cecilia, Gioldasis, Vasiliki, Goncalves, Callan, Griffin, Cadia, Halupowski, Madeline, Hannon, Katelynn, Hess, Orly, Holmes, Mason, Howes, Julie, Huertas, Yashira, Igoe, Shayla, Jimenez, William, Jones, Chloe, Jordan, Liam, Jordan, Molly, Joslin, Tyler, Khair, Mariam, Kwiatkowski, Sophie, Lafontaine, Sophia, Lee, Sophia, Lenihan, Emily, Lessard, Ryan, Leung, Andrew, Lewis, Taylor, Likas, Isabella, Littlefield, Richard, Mason, Helena, Mejia, Abigail, Melvin, Brodie, Meskine, Malika, Miller, Makayla, Minervini, Ariel, Minnis, Hannah, Mistretta, Abby, Molway, Lily-Rose, Morin, Jackson, Murphy, Thomas, Nguyen Le, Khoi O’Keefe, Cassidy, Oliveira Bandeira, Rachel, Parkiotis, Theodora, Patel, Disha, Patel, Diya Pelletier, Emma, Pelletier, Grace, Pew, Lucas, Pinardi, Alexander, Piraino, Julianne, Potter, Gabriel, Poy, Kenneth, Qose, Livia, Ramirez Rosario, Saralis, Raymond, Emmanuela, Reynolds, Kaitlyn, Rivera, Jayanalys, Roche, Thomas, Rodriguez, Elibeth, Rodriguez, Maria Jose, Russell, Cecily, Schultz, Jillian, Sheehan, Nolan, Simoneau, Joseph, Smith, Luke, Snay, Asher, Sparrow, Charles, Spencer, Sydney, Staples, Rowan, Taylor, Tristan, Trebicka, Ryan, Truong, Chloe, Tzortzis, Mikayla, Ventura, Kiara, Whelan, Riley, Whitten, Cameron, Wood, Cale, Wynn, Sean, Yattaw, Alexandra, Zito, James. High Honors
Aitcheson, Tyler, Allen, Hannah, Aloisi, Gianna, Alvino, Boston, Amirian, Mallory Aquino, Leah, Bach, Jude, Barman, Rachael, Barton, Eve, Batista Payamps, Ashley, Bednarek, Emma, Belanger, Kadyn, Bellebia, Safaa, Bissonnette, Alexander, Blanco, Christopher, Bohanan, Kai’ri, Borden, Avery, Boucher, Maeve, Bouraphael, Elie, Bradish, Riley, Bushey, Alexandra, Bushey, Keira, Castro-Rocha, Monica, Chartier, Colin, Ciccariello, Sophia, Cooper, Sienna, Crowley, Ella, Cruz Velazquez, Carlos, Cruz, Maria Eduarda, Damske, Connor,           De La Cruz, Michelle, DeAza, Emilia, Diaz, Yandel, Dicker, Emily, Doody, Kiernan, Dow, Francis, Drouin, Keira, Eder, Christopher, Ellis, Benjamin, Evans, Delia, Ezeoke, Amarachukwu, Fairbrother, Elena, Feliz Ventura, Hileric, Ferreira, Joshua, Fevry, Stephane, Gagne, Brooke, Gallagher, Shannon, Giampa, Isabelle, Giampa, Sophia, Goncalves, Madeline, Graham, Max, Grant, Tucker, Grenier, Cailin, Guillaume, Sebastien, Guimaraes, Jeffrey, Guthrie, Molly, Harb, Isabella, Harrington, Nathan, Hassan, Gabriel, Hess, Rowan, Hickey, Michael, Hoffman, Anthony, Holloran, Savannah, Holmes Lavallee, Kendall, Howard, Madison, Jalbert, Ethan, Janes, Emma, Jepson, Sierra, Joaquin, Skyla, Joubert, Nevaeh, Jusko, Cooper, Karas, Maxwell, Keenan, Lauren, Kelleher, Jack, Khalil, Christina, Kihono, Ivy, Klauka, Luke, Kmenta, Michael, Kutschke, Eleanor, LaCava-Allen, Kayley, Lawson, Chloe, LeColst, Christian, Leger, Isabelle, Lescord, Ty, Lesswing, Olivia, Libby, Natalie, Libucha, Jack, Lombard, Flynn, Lynch, Trey, Macario, Noelia, Madden, Caroline, Madden, Kelsey, Manning, Emma, Manning, Megan, McCormick, Trinity, McCracken, Kaelie, McDonald, Madalyn, McGinley, Ryleigh, McGowan, Patrick, McNeil, Evan, Medina Berrios, Sofia, Melo, Olivia, Menzie, Aidan, Mercado, Jadiel, Miller, Gabriella, Miscowski, Cassandra, Mohns, Jo, Montero Alvarez, Naomy, Morse, Cameron, Mueller, Ava, Muiruri, Aaron, Ndaira, Adreana, Ngunu, Cayla, Nieves, Bella, Noonan, Samantha, Oosting, Jude, Otero Burgos, Joel, Oviedo, Ana, Pagliuca, Cole, Papageorgiou, John, Papanikolaou, Georgios, Paris, Brady, Paris, Laura, Patel, Daksh, Pearl, Jamieson, Pelczar, Kathryn, Pernilla-Roche, Aaron, Pernilla-Roche, Alexis, Petersen, Kylie, Pfeil, Abigail, Pham, Myan, Pinto, Colten, Piraino, Brandon, Plourde, Claire, Pothier, Lucien, Powe, Hailee, Prifti, Kleisa, Quinones, Phoenix, Ramirez Romero, Astrid, Riley, Sophia, Riley, Sydney, Robertson, Myles, Robinson, Marianna, Rodriguez Acevedo, Diego, Rodriguez, Christopher, Roux, Spencer, Rowe, Pierce, Roy, Ryan, Rubera, John, Ruiz, Jayden, Russo, Hannah, Ryan, Brennah, Salvato, Gianna, Samaha, Lauren, Sanchez, Brayan, Santo, Jenna, Schoenfeld, Gemma, Schoenfeld, Sylvie, Schraffa, Nicholas, Schultz, Jenna, Shqair, Na’Mat, Shqair, Qamar, Simoneau, Alec, Smith, Colby, Smith, Mia, Snay, Kenneth, Sousa, Janelle, Souza, Lily, Spero, Gianna, Stapel, Miles, Taabi, Chelsea, Tabb, Meredith, Tanguay, Isabella, Tanguay, Noah, Tarasuk, Brennan, Taveras, Irving, Terry, Landon, Tiburcio Munoz, Emiliano, Troncoso De La Cruz, Manuel, Tucker, Sara, Tzortzis, Dimitri, Tzortzis, Nick, Vallejo, Nasiah, Vasquez, Ava, Vera, Rayne, Villaronga Lopez, Angelica, Villasenor Monrreal, Juan, Wholley, Nathaniel, Wipff, Hannon, Wood, Grace, Woodburn, Gracie-laine, Yussif, Saidatu, Zahid, Anushey, Ziminski, Sean, Zuccarello, Anna
Abbott Pina, Kymaura, Acosta, Ava, Adebayo, Boluwatife, Agualema Chimbo, Daysi, Ahmed, Aliza, Almestica, Azariah, Aloisi, Isabella, Auguste, Gabrielle, Avila Charles, Kamila, Baez Colon, Adrian, Baker, Jack, Banos, Pablo, Barchard, Audrey, Barker, Jameson, Bateman, Colin, Batista, Gabriel, Bayko, Michael, Bednarek, Joseph, Benanchietti, Maxim, Bethune, Tatiyanna Blais, Hunter, Bonenfant, Jacob, Brillon, Eliza, Brito, Jayden, Brownrigg, Kaitlin, Budd, Isabella Buffum, Sean, Burdier, Gabriella, Campbell, Tyler, Caron, Bobby, Castillo, Michael, Cederman, Makaylla, Cerasuolo, Emmerson, Collins, Maya, Cruz Matias, Saul, Decoteau, Christina, DeFrank, Mikayla, Dellea, Cooper, Diaz Delarosa, Alexander, DiNatale, Parker, Dion, Lila, Dion, Natasha, Dion, Samantha, DiVincentis, Nathan, Donnelly, Isla, Egan, Brielle, Etling, Kylie, Figueroa, Giana, Fonseca Morel, Jezrael, Fusco, Emily, Garcia Luciano, Ricardo, Garcia, Isaac, George, Ivana, Giarrusso, Alyssa, Gillogly, Declan, Graham, Lyra, Grauwiler, Amelia, Gutierrez Garcia, Winifer, Guzman, Isabella, Hardy, Thomas, Harrington, Joshua, Harrison, Samuel, Harvey, Asa, Harvey, Lucas, Hedstrom, Lina, Holcomb, Cedric, Howes, Joseph, Janes, William Joseph, Jayla, Joyce, J’Anna, Karpinski, Benjamin, Kayaga, Bethsheba, Kulpa, Madison, Landry, Violet, LaRiviere, Kendall, Lescord, Avery, Lindmark, Thomas, Lopes, Matthew Lozano Hernandez, Dostin, MacIver, Meredith, McCord, Shayla, Mena, Linda, Modeen, James Mohamed, Sohiel, Murphy, William, Nelson, Katie, Nguyen, Trang, Nicolosi, Brent, Nunez, Duval, Osgood, Patrick, Otero Burgos, Alysha, Palacios, Melanie, Perez, Lucas, Powell, Olivia Prendergast, John, Proia, Emmalynn, Rastauskas, Daniel, Rigueur, France, Roberts, Hayden Romano Hidalgo, Raily, Russo, Lilly, Salcedo, Gianni, Sciuto, Aiden, Seaberg, Finn, Seneca, Benjamin, Seneca, Rebecca, Shapiro, Kayley, Snyder, Brendan, Snyder, Colin, Souza, Amanda Stanley, Samuel, Staples, Jacob, Story, Brian, Sullivan, Kelly, Taabi, Gerald, Tabb, Molly, Tarabay, Valerie, Taylor, Grace, Tchouanmou, Charlene, Vourtsas, Vasiliki

Greater Lawrence Tech, Green Jobs Academy Receive Gas Explosion Settlement for Clean Energy Training

Greater Lawrence Technical School and the Green Jobs Academy are sharing $1.25 million in grants from the Merrimack Valley Renewal Fund to help develop clean energy workforce development programs.

Money for the Merrimack Valley Renewal Fund comes from a settlement agreement with Columbia Gas for its role in the 2018 Merrimack Valley gas explosions. Grants are jointly administered currently by state Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Elizabeth Mahony for a variety of clean energy and energy efficiency programs.

Greater Lawrence Technical School’s Clean Energy Education Program Workshop Program will be incorporated into existing technical study programs and focus on clean energy careers in the technical area being studied, as well as additional clean energy topics such as greenhouse gas emissions impacts; programs to lower emissions; barriers to electrification and energy efficiency and methods to remove such barriers. It will enroll up to approximately 250 students annually, including adult learners and seniors enrolled in the school’s “After Dark” Program, which enrolls students who attend district schools during the regular school day and technical programs later in the day. A separate in-depth semester program will prepare students for entry-level clean energy jobs, enrolling up to 100 students annually. Superintendent John Lavoie said he is grateful for the award which opens career opportunities for diverse students—both high schoolers and adults—in the clean energy industry.