Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School

The Mission of Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School is to be a thriving learning environment that educates, inspires, challenges and nurtures the minds and well-being of our diverse population of children Kindergarten through Grade 5; where all children achieve at their optimum academic level and develop positive citizenship and character. Silver Hill supports the growth of the Whole Child and the continuous improvement of the teachers in collaboration with the families of Silver Hill and the Haverhill community.

Our students wrote their own version: The mission of SHHMCS is to educate, inspire, challenge and nurture all students (US). Our thriving learning environment (classroom & school) helps us build and develop higher academic skills, positive citizenship and character traits.                                                                       

  • Jump Rope For Heart

    Today Silver Hill hosted a jump rope team from New Hampshire. The jump team was comprised of students around the age of our students. They performed tricks and also provided our students with healthy living choices. A BIG thank you to Mr. Gartner for setting this up in honor of  American Heart Month 

    Jump Rope For Heart Video

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  • 2-14-18

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    Yesterday Superintendent Scully announced the death of a six year old child at Golden Hill School. The death of a child is such devastating news, and my heart goes out to her family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. I know how sad this must be for the entire Golden Hill school community and I have reached out to their principal Bruce Mitchinson to offer our deepest sympathy and any help we can provide to him and his staff.

    We are taking all necessary steps to make sure our building is aggressively cleaned and disinfected, and there will be a complete “scrubbing” over the vacation week. There will be extra attention to student desks and areas of common use. While we will provide wipes for our classrooms, I would encourage you to send wipes to school with your child and remind them about careful hand washing. I have asked that teachers do not allow students to share belongings. This includes markers, pencils, scissors, etc. I know how difficult this will be, especially for the younger grades. But with the risk of anyone getting the flu, and the contagious nature, we need to take all possible precautions. Again, if you would like to donate any extra supplies it would be greatly appreciated so we can ensure that every child has their own individual materials. Also, with any Valentine celebrations today, we will be extra careful that food, cups, etc. are not shared.

    I do not want to scare our students, but I also want them to know that keeping our “personal space” clean will help keep us safe from getting sick. We will encourage the children to wash their hands thoroughly and frequently, and to cover their coughs and sneezes.  If your child is ill or has been ill during the previous night, please keep him/her home. And PLEASE, if you have not gotten a flu shot, get it now.

    Below is a message from Dr. Maddox, Haverhill Public School’s physician.

    Dr. Maddox writes…

    Like all of you, I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of a 1st grader at Golden Hill.

    The state department of public health has notified the public that this student died from influenza.

    Mass Dept of Public Health’s announcement:

    The peak of flu season is often scary.  So far there have been 64 pediatric deaths nationwide.  This compares 110 last year.  Flu vaccines make a difference.  80% of the children who have died so far this year did not receive a flu vaccine.

    Children almost always give you some warning that they are becoming sick, usually starting with a fever of at least 100 degrees.  Most children with the flu will have a mild illness, do not require a visit to the doctor and will recover within a few days.  However, even healthy children can get very sick.  

    The following Flu Guide for Parents from the CDC gives important information and should be disseminated throughout HPS:

    Here’s what we, as a school district, can do to minimize the flu’s impact:

    1.  Make sure sick children and staff stay home until they are no longer contagious

    2.  Take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of germs

    * wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

    * clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs

    * avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth because germs spread this way.  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

    3.  Encourage people to get a flu vaccine — it’s not too late!

    If you have questions about your child, please call your child’s primary care provider or the state department of public health: 617- 624-6000 or 617-983-6800.


    I wish I had a happier message on Valentines Day, and from my heart I wish you good health.



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    Our Haverhill public health nurse, Mary Connolly, would also like us to relay that it is not too late to get the flu vaccine.  She has free flu vaccine for children.  Parents may contact her by email or by calling 978-374-2390​ ext. 15.

  • MCAS Testing Dates 2018


    Grade 3

    April 5 (Thursday)– ELA Session 1

    April 10 (Tuesday)– ELA Session 2

    April 24 (Tuesday)– ELA Session 3

    May 9 (Wednesday)– Math Session 1

    May 11 (Friday)– Math Session 2

    Grade 4

    April 5(Thursday)-ELA Session 1

    April 10 (Tuesday)-ELA Session 2

    April 24 (Tuesday)– ELA Session 3

    May 9 (Wednesday)– Math Session 1

    May 11 (Friday)– Math Session 2

    Grade 5

    April 6 (Friday)– ELA Session 1

    April 11 (Wednesday)– ELA Session 2

    April 26 (Thursday)– ELA Session 3

    May 8 (Tuesday)– Math Session 1

    May 10 (Thursday)– Math Session 2

    May 15 (Tuesday)– Science Session 1

    May 17 (Thursday)– Science Session2



  • We are seeing an uptick of flu-like illness please see notice below*



    Hello Silver Hill Families,

    Please read the e-mail below from Superintendent Scully. Tomorrow will be the same schedule as early release. Early Birds are dismissed at 11:15, other students shortly after as the buses arrive. There will be breakfast served, but no lunch. I am happy to announce this as an early release, so it does NOT count as a snow day!

    Good afternoon,

    Given the forecast from all reporting agencies all concur that a storm of significance will be hitting our area shortly after noon time Wednesday and quickly turning to icy conditions – therefore WEDNESDAY the 7th of February will be a half day. We will follow the same schedule as we do on inservice days – with food services following the half-day routine.

    I am notifying you today so you can properly plan.

    Thank you,

    Jim Scully

    Superintendent of Schools

    Stay safe and warm,



  • American Heart Association: JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

    *See attachments below for more information

    America Heart English

    American Heart Spanish

    Jump 4 Heart
    Beginning February 5th, all physical education classes will begin a two-week unit on jumping rope. The younger grades (k-2) will focus on jumping and landing, while the older students (3-5) will learn jump rope tricks with both short and long ropes.
    In conjunction with this unit, Silver Hill will join with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Jump Rope for Heart Program. This is an optional participation for students and families. Student can choose to collect donations for the AHA. Envelopes will be coming home to you about the collection process on February 5th.
    On Thursday, February 15th Silver Hill will host a jump rope team from New Hampshire. The jump team is comprised of students around the age of our students. They will perform their tricks and will also provide our students with healthy living choices.
    There is no one specific event for the Jump for Heart, and donations are due by February 28, 2018.
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