Attention AP Students – Exam Payment Deadline Oct 9
College Board has established a new payment timeline for the school year 2019-20 As a result of this new timeline, the deadline to register and pay for AP classes is Wednesday, October 9th! Any student who has not registered and made their payment through Community Pass by October 9th will be removed from their AP class(es) and their schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
Cost per exam is $94.
Students on Free/Reduced Lunch will have a reduced cost of $15 per exam. Please confirm your free/reduced status with your guidance counselor or Mrs. Whitehouse as soon as possible. You still must register for the exam through Community Pass. Select ‘send payment’ at checkout. Your payment will be adjusted after your F/R status has been confirmed. The next day you can go back in and make your payment.
All payments are being handled through Community Pass!
NEACAC College Fair
The New England Association for College Admission Counseling will be hosting college fairs at various locations throughout the area. Come and meet representatives from various colleges and universities, technical institutes and community colleges and learn about the college admission process and financial aid.
Thur, Sept 26 9:00 – 11:00 am Southern NH University Athletic Complex
Tues, Oct 1 6:00 – 8:00 pm Northern Essex Community College Sport & Fitness Ctr (D-Building)
Mon, Oct 7 6:00 – 8:00 pm UNH Lundholm Gym Field House
2019 – 2020 Counselor Caseload
Please refer to the Counselor Caseload page of this website for the 2019-2020 student / counselor assignments as the breakdown has changed a bit. Ms. Kennan Daniel has taken on the Department chair position and Mrs. Karen O’Brien has taken on a new position in the Central Office, so the counselor caseload breakdown for all underclassmen has changed. The Senior Class (YOG 2020) breakdown will remain the same. Mrs. O’Brien is available to all her senior students who would like her to write a recommendation letter and to those who would like her assistance with the college application process.
We are currently interviewing for a new counselor. As soon as one has been selected, we will update this page with his/her information. Meanwhile any student who falls under the new counselor can see any of the counselors currently in the office until a new person is in place.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Class of 2020 – Scholarships!!
Scholarships NOW available! Click on the links to get more details.
Info for Elks Scholarship: local Elks Lodge is Tewksbury/Wilmington BPOE #2070
These are the only scholarships we have been made aware of at this time.
Please refer to the Scholarship Page of this website for more information regarding scholarship opportunities. The 2019-2020 list of scholarships will be available starting in late fall. The majority of scholarships will become available after Winter Break (including the Community Scholarship Application.
See Mrs. Whitehouse with any questions.
Add / Drop Period for Full Year Classes Ends Oct 8th
** The deadline to change semester 1 classes has passed. **
The following is taken from the Course Curriculum Guide:
COURSE CHANGE PROCEDURE
Once school has begun, students may make changes to their year-long classes up to the posting of First Quarter Progress Reports (add/drop period) in October. TUESDAY – OCT 8
Notwithstanding, there must be space available in the new course and it must meet at the same time as the original course. Course change forms are available online or in the guidance office and must be submitted prior to the fifth class meeting. Once a semester course is changed, the student must remain in the newly selected class for the remainder of the semester.
This time frame enables students, teachers, and parents to make informed course and placement decisions. After this time, changes may only be made to core courses at the discretion of the assistant principal and department head/lead teacher, only if a class is either too difficult or too easy. This does not apply to semester courses.
The attached form must be completed to request changes after the add/drop period. Any student changing a level of a core course will receive a W on his/her transcript for the class from which they are changing. Student are encouraged to read the course syllabus previous to selecting the course. Course syllabi are available through the Guidance Office or the department head/lead teacher. Lateral moves will not be allowed.
YEARBOOK PORTRAIT INFORMATION
November 1st is the deadline for submitting senior portraits to be included in our yearbook.
******If you are not planning to use O’Connor Studio simply do the following: ****
Specifics for Senior Portraits for the School Yearbook:
Please be advised photographs should be from shoulders up, any full body photographs will be cropped.
1. Photographs can be taken outdoor, or indoor, your choice.
2. The image needs to be a Portrait, NOT Landscape.
3. Save the file as last name and then first name of the student. Example: Sullivan_Ashley.jpeg
4. Save your image as a JPEG (you may also have your photographer send the photo) (300 DPI) digital copy of the photograph (firstname.lastname@example.org
If I have any issues with your image I will let you know, otherwise I will just respond with “Got it” as I receive a lot of emails with student portraits.
Please email me with any yearbook questions.
ATTENTION Class of 2020
The upcoming year is going to be very busy for you!! Please be sure to check this website regularly to keep up with all the activities that will be available to you! The College Corner section of this site contains tons of information on various local colleges as well as other general information for seniors. Check it out!
College Rep Visits
Many colleges have already made appointments for their representatives to come to TMHS to meet with you. See the list at the bottom of this page to see who is coming!!
If you wish to meet with a rep, you MUST pre-register by signing the binder on Mrs. Whitehouse’s desk or by registering through Naviance. You will also need permission from your teacher to leave class.
Common App Workshop Part 2 and Resume Writing – Thurs, Sept 26 during Open House
Bring your laptop and get started (or keep working) on the Common Application – the application that is now used by many colleges and universities across the country! Guidance counselors will be available to help. Click here for the essay prompts and get started on that all important college essay.
Struggling with the resume? You can also get help with your resume at this time.
Senior Parent Breakfast – Fri, Sept 20th
Parents and guardians of students in the class of 2020 are welcome to attend a parent breakfast with members of the guidance staff and admission counselors from local colleges to help prepare you for your student’s senior year. You will hear a presentation on the timeline of events, what colleges are looking for in their applicants, and much more useful information to help you navigate this big year! This will be held in LGI-1 at 7:45 am. Registration is not required, but is recommended so that we will have enough materials, coffee and pastries. Please contact Pat Whitehouse via email to RSVP.
Essay Writing Workshop – Fri, Sept 27th (last block)
Having trouble with that essay? Plan to attend this workshop to get some tips on making it as good as it can be! Make sure to bring along a draft!!! Click on the link found above in the Common App Workshop section to access 2019-2020 essay prompts.
Registration is REQUIRED by signing up in the book on Mrs. Whitehouse’s desk.
Course Opportunities Available in the 2019-2020 School Year
Dual Enrollment: Dual enrollment is available to upcoming junior and senior students. The courses have been approved by Middlesex Community College and are offered here at TMHS during the school day. We are offering the following Dual Enrollment courses:
US History (grade 11), Biology (grades 11 &12), Biotechnology (grades 11, 12), Senior English (grade 12), Calculus (grade 12), and Statistics (grade 12).
Interested students can pick up a Dual Enrollment application in Guidance. All forms must be returned by April 1, 2019. It is important to note, students interested in participating will receive both high school and college credit for successful completion of a course. Middlesex Community College will bill participating families directly. The current rate is $292 per course.
Innovation Pathways Engineering Program: This is a new program which will be offered to students currently enrolled in grades 9 & 10. Interested students will need to take Engineering 1 & 2 during the sophomore and junior years. Additionally, students will participate in an IP Skills and Strategies class in their sophomore and junior years. These courses will prepare students in this program for the summer internship which will run between the junior and senior year. Middlesex Community College will also award students 1 college credit for each IP Skills course completed. The program will enroll up to 15 students. Applications are available in Guidance and will need to be returned by April 1st.
UMASS Lowell at TMHS: TMHS will be the host site of the UMass Lowell Engineering program. The university will offer 4 courses and a lab over a two-year span. Students are allowed to enroll in one or all 4 courses within this program. Each course will run once a week in the evenings for 10 weeks. The hybrid structured schedule of the program will accommodate student athletes who may have games/meets on the evenings that class may be scheduled.
Tuition will be paid directly to UMass Lowell (current course rate is $1,050 per course). Each course will provide 3 college credits from the university. Students who take all four courses will earn a total of 12 college credits plus a certificate from the university in Advanced Manufacturing. This program is open to upcoming junior and senior students.
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!
Sep 20 Senior Parent Breakfast – registration recommended, not required
Sep 26 Open House
Sep 26 Common App and Resume Writing Workshop (during Open House hours)
Sep 27 Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors (last block) – registration required
Oct 4 Freshman Parent Breakfast – registration recommended, not required
Oct 11 No school students – PD Day
Oct 14 Schools closed -Columbus Day
Nov 1 Term 1 Ends
Nov 5 No school students – PD Day
Nov 8 Eighth Grade Parent breakfast 7:45 – 8:45
Nov 11 Schools closed – Veteran’s Day
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!
Sep 9 Bryant U 12:45
Sep 10 Marist College 9:30
Sep 12 St Lawrence U 1:00
Sep 16 U Mass Amherst 9:00
Sep 18 Lasell College 10:15
Sept 19 Fitchburg State U 1:00
Sept 20 Wentworth Institute of Technology 8:00
Sep 20 St. Anselm College 10:00
Sep 20 Curry College 10:30
Sep 20 Assumption College 11:00
Sep 25 Emerson College 11:00
Sep 26 Western New England 10:00
Sep 27 St Joseph’s College of Maine 10:30
Sep 30 U Conn 8:00
Sep 30 Rivier U 10:30
Oct 1 University of Southern Maine 8:00
Oct 1 University of New Hampshire 12:30
Oct 2 Landmark College 8:00
Oct 2 Sacred Heart U 10:00
Oct 3 Southern NH U 8:00
Oct 3 Universal Technical Inst 1:00
Oct 4 Fisher College 12:00
Oct 8 U Mass Lowell 9:30
Oct 9 Bryant U 12:45
Oct 10 Elms College 8:00
Oct 10 Framingham State U 9:00
Oct 15 Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 8:00
Oct 15 University of New England 10:00
Oct 17 University of New Haven 8:00
Oct 17 Suffolk U 11:00
Oct 17 University of Rhode Island 1:00
Oct 18 University of Vermont 9:45
Oct 18 Plymouth State 10:30
Oct 18 Merrimack College 12:00
Oct 21 Johnson & Wales 11:00
Oct 21 Stonehill College 11:30
Oct 22 Springfield College 11:00
Oct 23 Keene State 9:30
Oct 23 Nichols College 11:30
Oct 24 Worcester State U 8:00
Oct 25 University of Maine, Orono 11:15
Oct 28 Salve Regina 10:00
Oct 29 Porter & Chester 1:00
Oct 30 U of Hartford 10:30
Nov 8 MCLA 8:00
Nov 8 Westfield State 9:00