Contact Us

Please feel free to contact our office directly if you have any questions.

Ph# 978-640-7838 ext 2048    
Fax# 978-640-7844     
e-mail: pwhitehouse@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

TMHS CEEB Code : 222130

Welcome to the TMHS Guidance Department

The TMHS Guidance Department is here to assist our students as they begin to plan for life after TMHS. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone in the department if you need questions answered or help with anything!

We have created this College Planning Guide which is especially useful for Juniors and Seniors, but younger students may also want to take a look so that they can get a jump start on their college plans.

Program of Studies 2019-2020

2019-2020 School Profile

FRESHMAN PARENT PRESENTATION

Thursday, Dec 5th is a DAY 5 !!

FYI – There is sometimes confusion re: what Day we are on after ‘snowdays’.

Tomorrow, Thursday, Dec 5th is a Day 5.

SAT’s being held at TMHS on March 14, 2020

TMHS will be administering the SAT Exams on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  Seats are very limited, so if you wish to take the exam here, please register through CollegeBoard as soon as possible.   Note: You may take the exam anywhere.  It does not have to be at TMHS.

SAT Exam lasts 3 hours and costs $49.50

SAT Exam with Optional Essay lasts 3 hours, 50 minutes and costs $64.50

Deadline for regular registration is Feb 14, 2020.   Late registration (from Feb 15 – Feb 25, 2020) will require a $30 late fee.

More details and the link to register can be found in the SAT/ACT section of this website.

Junior Parent Breakfast – Jan 31st

Are you a parent of a Junior?  Do you have questions about the College Admissions Process??  Please plan to join us for a very informative presentation at TMHS on Jan 31st at 7:45 am in LGI-1.  There will be a representative from MEFA here to provide you with lots of information.  This presentation will last approximately 1 hour.  Please plan to arrive after 7:30 so that the buses have time to clear the parking lot.  When the visitors spots are filled, you can park in the bus loop (as long as it is AFTER 7:30).   We will have light refreshments available for you.

The guidance staff will meet with the students at an assembly during the 2nd block on this same day.  Their presentation will be geared more towards what is unique to TMHS students during the college application process.

Registration for the parent presentation is not required, but is recommended so that we are sure to have enough seats and materials for everyone.

Questions?  Wish to register?  contact Pat Whitehouse using the info at top of page

Aspen Family Portal now open to Families of TMHS Students

The Aspen Family Portal is now available to parents of TMHS students!!  If you wish to have your own Aspen Account, please use this link to place a request.

We will be providing only one account per household, so we ask that parents/guardians share the account information.  If parents reside in different households, accommodations will be made to provide accounts for both parents.

If you have already requested an account, you should have received an email from Aspen with your log-in information.   If you have not seen that email, please check your spam folder.  It will come in from aspen-sysadmin@myfollett.com

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Whitehouse

Report Cards available on Aspen Nov 15th – Nov 29

Report cards will be available on Aspen for 2 weeks starting Friday, Nov 15th.  Report cards will not be scanned or mailed home unless specifically requested.

Instructions for accessing your child’s report card in Aspen:

Sign on to your child’s Aspen Account (or your Aspen Account, if you have a Family Account).  Go to the Pages top tab and scroll down towards the bottom of the page.  There will be a box on the right hand side of the page (above the calendar) marked Published Reports.  When the Report Cards are ready, a link will appear in this box.  Click on the link and the report card will appear as a PDF.

Southern NH University (SNHU) on-site Decision Day     Dec 12

Any senior who is considering SNHU as their college of choice next fall should register for our SNHU On-site Decision Day.  A representative from the college will be in the Guidance office during the morning of Thursday, Dec 12th to meet with students and let them know right then if they are accepted!  No waiting for that letter in the mail.  No worrying about ‘am I in?, am I out?’.   Find out right away!!  Acceptance does not mean you are committed to SNHU.  But, it does mean it could be an option for you!

The process is simple.  Come to Guidance and register in the book on Mrs. Whitehouse’s desk.  Take an application form, complete it and then come to your appointment.  It’s as easy as that.  You MUST register ahead of time!!

FAFSA Day

Need Help with that FAFSA Form??   FREE help is available for applying for financial aid for college!!!

Please visit the FAFSA website to find a convenient location and time for you.  Representatives will be on hand to help you with this most important, but complicated form.   The website has information on what materials you should plan to bring with you.  These events are all FREE!

Please note: many locations include online FAFSA filing capabilities and translation services!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES !!!

GIRLS BASKETBALL – REC LEAGUE

Opportunities available now for paid referee positions and for volunteer assistant coaches and volunteer clinic coaches!   Training provided.

Visit their website for details, questions and to sign up!

Class of 2020 – Scholarships!!

Please refer to the Scholarship Page of this website for more information regarding scholarship opportunities.   The 2019-2020 list of scholarships is available now.  The majority of scholarships will become available after Winter Break (including the Community Scholarship Application.

See Mrs. Whitehouse with any questions.

NHS Tutors Available Tuesdays and Fridays

If you are having trouble with any of your classes and would like some assistance, please drop in to the library any Tuesday after school or Friday before school and a member of NHS will be available to help you out.  No registration required!

IMPORTANT DATES

Nov 15  Report cards available on Aspen

Nov 27  Half day

Nov 28-29 Schools closed for Thanksgiving

Dec 5  Half day Students – Teacher Workshop

Dec 24 – Jan 1  Schools closed – Holiday Break

Jan 8   Careers in Health Care Day

Jan 17   Half Day Students

Jan 17   Term 2 Ends

Jan 20  Schools Closed

Jan 31   Junior Parent Breakfast and Junior Student Assembly

Feb 14   Half Day

Feb 17 – 21  Schools Closed – Winter Break

Mar 13   Half Day Students

Apr 1    Term 3 Ends

Apr 10  Schools Closed – Good Friday

Apr 17   Half Day

Apr 20 – 24  Schools Closed – Spring Break

May 4 – 15  AP Exams (refer to AP section for details)

May 21   Scholarship Night (invitation only)

May 22   Half Day

May 25    Schools Closed – Memorial Day

June 5   Graduation!!!

Upcoming College Visits

Attention Seniors!!  Representatives from the following colleges will be at TMHS to meet with you to discuss their schools and answer any questions you might have about the admission process, available majors, financial aid, etc.  Oftentimes, these representatives are the same folks who will be reviewing your application, so please try to stop by and meet with any reps from colleges you are interested in and make that all-important good first impression!

You must pre-register in Guidance with Mrs. Whitehouse AND have permission from your teacher to leave class.  These meetings last about 20 minutes.

Just click on the name of the school to be directed to their website!

Nov 22   8:00    Savannah College of Art & Design  (SCAD)

Military Visits:

US Marine Corps .   TBD

Massachusetts Army National Guard     Dec 19  11:00

US Coast Guard Academy    Nov 25    8:00