Dr. Paul Nettle Middle School

  • First Day

    Class lists will be posted at the building on Friday August 23rd.

    The first day of school will be on Tuesday, August 27th.

    Open House will be on Tuesday, August 27th 5:00pm-6:30pm for all grades.

    Please see the transportation post below for drop off information.

  • Transportation

    The Nettle Middle School day begins at 8:30am and ends at 2:45pm.

    Drop off is 8:05am-8:25am. This year all students in the Haverhill Public Schools are receiving free breakfast and lunch. We encourage early arrival so that students can start their day with breakfast and morning recess.

    Families driving students to school should use the back entrance off of Golden Hill Ave. Families are not able to line up with their students or walk them into the building.

    For students taking the bus, bus routes are posted here: http://www.haverhill-ps.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SHaverhill19082201020.pdf?539431


  • Supply Lists


    Supply lists for all grades are attached here: Supply Lists All Grades 2019-2020 (2)


  • Meet the Principal

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    The Nettle Middle School PTO will be hosting Meet the Principal Night on Tuesday, August 20th. Stop by the Nettle Library anytime between 5:30pm-6:30pm to meet the new Principal!


    Open House for all grades will be on Tuesday, August 27th 5:00pm-6:30pm.

  • Hello!

    Dear Nettle Families,

    I am excited to introduce myself as the new Principal of Nettle Middle School. I am proud to be joining the Nettle community and I am excited to meet all of the students on August 27th for the first day of school!

    As both a teacher and an administrator I have always believed that education requires a multi-pronged approach where both academic success and emotional wellness are necessary for all students to thrive. I believe in educating the whole child so that they grow in their intellect and in their character. My goal as a member of the school community is to balance care and compassion with high educational standards and academic rigor. As a school we spend many hours of the day with our students and become a large part of their lives. I look forward to collaborating with the strong network of teachers, counselors, administrators, family, and community members that support our students in reaching their highest potential.

    My core belief in leadership is rooted in a willingness and dedication to listen, collaborate, and take action. I am eager to hear what makes you proud have a student at the Nettle, as well as any questions or concerns you may have about the Nettle Middle School experience. Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, August 27th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. The PTO will also be hosting a Meet the Principal Night on August 20th 5:30pm-6:30pm in the Nettle Library, so please stop by to say hello! In the meantime please feel free to reach out via e-mail or phone. I hope to meet all of you soon so that we can work together to support our students.


    Thank you,
    Shereen Escovitz
    Nettle Middle School
    Office: 978-374-5792
    Cell: 978-361-0135
  • New Principal

    Dear Nettle Families and Staff,
    I am excited to announce that we have a new Nettle School Principal!  The hiring process included multiple rounds of interviews consisting of performance tasks related to the duties of a principal, more traditional interview sessions and an extensive reference screening process. A big shout out to the interview team comprised of staff from the Nettle School and Central Office, as well as parents and school committee members for their time and hard work.  Shereen Escovitz currently of Malden Public Schools was selected as our newest principal.
    Ms. Escovitz began her career as a mathematics teacher. During her time in the classroom she taught a wide array of students in Medford and Malden Public Schools, developed curriculum to transition to the common core state standards, and led professional development to support English language learners and students with disabilities. While she taught Ms. Escovitz took on several leadership roles including grade nine academy leader, union faculty representative, and assisted in the roll-out of Malden High School’s 1:1 Chromebook initiative. In 2014 Ms. Escovitz won a one-year competitive fellowship grant with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop and pilot new curriculum and programming for English language learners who were overage and under-credited. She went on to other administrative positions in the Malden Public Schools including Director of STEM Disciplines K-12 and Malden High School House Principal. 
    Throughout all of her roles Ms. Escovitz has consistently valued supporting students’ social-emotional growth along with their academic achievement. She has been trained in trauma-sensitive instruction and restorative practices that support a positive school environment. Ms. Escovitz is deeply passionate about ensuring that all of her students have the highest quality education, and she is excited to join the Nettle Middle School community. 
    I am excited to have Ms. Escovitz joining our team and look forward to her joining us on August 1st.
    Margaret Marotta
    Superintendent of Schools 
    Haverhill Public Schools
    4 Summer St.Haverhill MA 01830
  • 2019-2020 High School Credit Options

    Dear Parents/Guardians of Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Students:

     Please see the attached information for all students entering Grade 7 or Grade 8 that would like to participate in the Arts Loop Program at Haverhill High School during the 2019-2020 school year. All applications must be completed and returned to the Nettle School Main Office as soon as possible. 


    Chorus and Band at HHS will be open to students entering Grade 7 & 8 in the Fall.  Foundations of Theater and Art Studio will be open to students entering Grade 8.

    This program will run from 7:26am- 8:10am at Haverhill High School each school day in the Fall.

    Arts Loop Program


    LOOP STUDIO Application 2019


    Thank you.


    The Nettle Middle School Community will nurture the development of responsible, respectful, and thoughtful citizens for life in an increasingly independent global society.  We will create safe learning environments in which students are challenged to explore, create, make decisions, and actively participate in and be accountable for their learning.


    The Nettle staff, in partnership with our community, parents and students will strive to meet and exceed academic and developmental goals for all learners through a positive and consistent school climate in order to prepare them for college and careers using 21st century skills.


    150 Boardman Street
    Haverhill, MA 01830

    8:30AM – 2:45PM

    (978) 374-5792

    (978) 374-3441

    Shereen Escovitz

    Assistant Principal
    Eileen Doherty

    Principal Clerk
    Nelly Lopez
    Cyndi O’Shaughnessy

    School Nurse
    Jennifer Hartford

    Meg Crowley
    Kara Melillo

    Special Education Services (ETF)
    Colleen Panici

    Bilingual Parent Liaison

    Nimcy Guerra

(978) 374-3400
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