Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School


Our Mission

Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School is a thriving learning environment that nurtures, inspires, challenges and educates the minds and well-being of our diverse population of children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 where all children will achieve their optimal academic level and develop positive citizenship and character traits.

We support the growth of the Whole Child and the continuous professional development of the teachers in collaboration with the families of Silver Hill and the Haverhill Community. The vision of Silver Hill as a Horace Mann Charter is to provide our community with leadership in instructional practices, site based management by staff and parents, and increased community involvement in schools.

Our students wrote their version: The Mission of SHHMCS is to be NICE – Nurture, Inspire, Challenge, and Educate all students (Us!). Our thriving learning environment (classroom & school) helps us build and develop higher academic skills, positive citizenship and character traits.

  • RECORDATORIO: Café con la Directora


    Tema: Servicios de Salud

    Por favor, únase con nosotros para encontrar nuestros nuevos proveedores de atención médica

    (enfermeras) para un tiempo de preguntas y respuestas informativo

    Cheryl Praetz

    Nueva enfermera de la escuela de Silver Hill

    Katie Vozeolas

    Supervisor de Enfermería y Servicios de Salud Escolar

    para Escuelas Públicas de Haverhill

    Miércoles, 19 de noviembre 2014

    18:00 (Hay guardería para los niños)

    Silver Hill Biblioteca

    * Nota nueva hora

  • REMINDER: Coffee With the Principal


    Topic: Health Services

    Please join us to meet our new health care providers for an

    informational question and answer time

    Cheryl Praetz

    Silver Hill’s new school nurse

    Katie Vozeolas

    Supervisor of Nursing and School Health Services

    for Haverhill Public Schools

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    6:00 PM (Childcare Provided)

    Silver Hill Library

    *Note new time




    Come walk with the

    Consentino &

    Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School


    50th Annual Haverhill Santa Parade

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014


    (Rain Date TBA if needed)

    Meet at 12pm at Hunking Middle School!

    98 Winchester St, Bradford

    Drop off only…there is NO parking available at the school!

    End of parade: VFW Lorraine Post No. 29, 64 Kenoza Avenue


    Come join us Saturday, November 22 at 10am

    at Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School


  • A Note from our Principal

    Dear Silver Hill Families,


    Tis the season when the days may be getting shorter, but the list of things to do gets longer! There are many events happening in November as we get close to the end of the first trimester in the school year. On November 4th, when students had the day off for Election Day, our instructional staff met for a full day of professional development reviewing and adding to the standards based curriculum that was revised last year as part of our Charter Amendment. Teachers also meet weekly in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to collaborate on lesson planning and focused instructional strategies. We will have a final site visit from the Department of Education on January 13th, when our grade level Common Core Curriculum Maps and standards based report card will be reviewed and teachers will share their instructional practices. Marks close for this trimester on November 21st, report cards will go home on December 2, and conferences will be held on December 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00, and on December 4th from 3:30 – 5:00 PM.   I will be holding a special December Coffee with the Principal on Tuesday, December 9th to review the standards based report cards again. This will provide an opportunity for questions and answers. And as always, please call if you would like to meet with me to review your child’s progress.


    Our RTI (Response to Intervention) programs for math and reading have been on-going for the first session. We will be reviewing all students’ progress to determine interventions and enrichment for individual students. Updates and recommendations will be provided on students’ progress. RTI is a fluid program where students can move in and out of the group based on their individual progress.

    As you can tell by the calendar, there are many events coming up in November. We will be hosting an Open House this Thursday, November 13th from 5:00-7:00PM and again on Saturday November 15th from 9:00-11:00 to give new families interested in attending Silver Hill an introduction to our school and programs. Please get the word out to your friends and neighbors!


    This month’s Coffee with the Principal will be on November 19th, and will give you the opportunity to meet our new school nurse, Cheryl Praetz, and Haverhill Public School’s new Supervisor of Nursing and Health Services, Katie Vozeolas, to have any of your school health related questions answered.


    November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving, may be a half-day, but there will be lots of activities! Along with our Pig Race and basket raffle, we will also have a ROARS assembly to recognize our students who have been selected in several different areas for exemplary performance. More about the ROARS assembly coming later!


    In the spirit of holiday giving, this year our fifth graders have chosen to hold a coin drive instead of the annual canned food drive. We will still have the competition between Santoro’s Sharks and Zuber’s Zebras with classes being assigned to each team. The Sharks and Zebras will be coordinating this community service event for our entire school, and there will be containers placed in each classroom and around the school. So save your change and help Silver Hill community be a part of helping others!


    Be sure to visit the PTO page for lots of upcoming events and information. Be on the lookout for Bingo for Books Nights, November 20th for grades K-2 and December 10th for grades 3-5 for a fun way to meet other Silver Hill families and win gently used books for your children. I can’t wait to be the Bingo caller!


    As we celebrate Veteran’s Day, a very special thank you goes out to our Veterans who have given so much to protect our nation. We truly appreciate your courage and sacrifices for our country.


    Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving season!



  • First Trimester Grading

    November 21 – marks close

    December 2 – report cards issued

    December 3 – parent teacher conferences 5:00-7:00

    December 4 – parent teacher conferences 3:30-5:00


  • Winter Concert

    Tuesday,  December 16, 2014


    (arrival at 5:45)

    Grades 2 & 3 as well as, ALL chorus members will be performing

    Miss Hough asks  that all those participating dress in festive colors, (nothing specific)

    Please, no jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, ripped or faded clothing

  • Monday Mail Bag

    In an effort to improve communication between school and home, beginning on Monday, November 10, 2014, Silver Hill will be instituting the “MONDAY MAIL BAG”.  From this point on ALL notices, other than in an emergency situation, will be sent home ONLY on Monday afternoons. Please make sure to check your students backpack on these days to ensure that you have the most current information.

  • Pokemon Cards

    Due to several current incidents surrounding Pokémon cards, we are asking that students please leave their cards at home.  We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

  • Silver Hill Retains Level 1 Status!

    I am very proud to announce that Silver Hill is Level 1 once again! This is the third year in a row that our grade 3-5 students have achieved the highest level in the MCAS testing.  MCAS is a rigorous test of reading, writing, math, and in grade 5, science. This is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of our staff, not only in these three grades but starting in kindergarten! My next Coffee with the Principal on October 22, will be a review of our MCAS data and a brief overview of the upcoming PARCC assessment, which will be given instead of MCAS this year. Hope to see many of you there!


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    2014 School Overview

    2014 School Report Card




  • Silver Hill Accepts Team Zylkuski’s ALS Challenge

    A fun (and refreshing!!) way to start the school year! Cooled off for a good cause!

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