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.

Click here to take a look at the 2018-2019 Program of Studies.

ATTENTION AP STUDENTS !  Deposit Deadline – Nov 2nd!

All students enrolled in AP classes must pay a $50 deposit through Community Pass by Friday, Nov 2nd (date extended).  Students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch must pay a deposit of at least $15 by Nov 2nd.

Please check out the AP section of this website for more details re: the 2019 AP exams including dates, times and rules surrounding the exams.

ATTENTION SENIORS Interested in SNHU !

Any senior interested in attending Southern NH University in the Fall should plan to attend our SNHU On-Site Decision Day, Nov 14th here in the Guidance office.  The Application Fee will be waived!

You must pre-register in Guidance in order to get an appointment.  And you MUST complete the application by Nov 13th!

NHS Tutors Available

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!

Scholarship Information!!

Attention Seniors!!   A few scholarships are now available for the Class of 2019.  They will be listed on the scholarship page within the next couple of weeks, but for now the links can be found here:

Elks National Foundation – Most Valuable Student

Tewksbury/Wilmington BPOE#2070; Maureen Kear – Scholarship Chairperson; Deadline Nov 15, 2018

Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarship

VFW – Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Deadline Oct 31, 2018

Please note: Most of the scholarships become available around December – February.

Information Session for Duke – Discover Duke

Duke admissions officers will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, and much more.  Please register here.

Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Blvd, Boston

Tuesday, Oct 23rd at 7:00 pm

Attention Class of 2019!!!    Upcoming Events & General Info

Don’t forget to access the College Planning Guide as you work your way through Senior Year and the College Application Process.

Members in Senior Class: 240

School Code: 222130

GPA

TMHS uses a weighted GPA system based on a 4.5 scale.   The GPA issue has been corrected as of 10/12/18.  All GPA’s in Aspen and on the transcript are correct.

PLEASE NOTE : All colleges will RECALCULATE your GPA when they receive your transcript.  High schools around the country use many different GPA calculations.  In order to be fair, colleges will recalculate high school GPA’s according to their own standards.  Go to the College Corner section of this website to see the calculations used by the UMass institutions.

ORDER YOUR CAP & GOWN!

It is time to purchase your Cap & Gown!  Orders will be taken online until Monday, Oct 15th!!!  Late fees will be implemented after this date!

Please use this link

Please note: the cost of the basic Cap & Gown Unit is $18 * and it comes with a tassel!!   * Late Fees are now being assessed, so the cost will be higher.

Any questions call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367)

College Visits 

If you will be visiting a college and want to receive a designation of ‘SB’, you MUST complete the form that can be found in the Guidance office BEFORE you go on your visit.  This form explains the steps you must follow to get a designation of ‘SB’.   You cannot get the ‘SB’ if you are going on a school tour unless you are also meeting with someone in admissions, financial aid, or a coach, etc.  You are allowed up to 3 excused absences, but you must not have more than 6 absences in any 1 class.

Yearbook and Yearbook Picture Information

Yearbooks are on sale and can be purchased at jostensyearbooks.com for $60. The price will go up after Oct. 31st! So buy now!

Attention all Seniors- Portraits for the yearbook should be taken by November 1st. Please contact O’Connor Studios to make an appointment.   You can also book appointments on their website.    As a reminder November 1st is the deadline!!

IF you need to book an appointment:  Fall Studio hours are M-F 3pm-7pm and Sat. 9am-4pm     All sittings are by appointment only.   Seniors can make their appointment online www.oconnorstudio.com/seniors or call 978-640-6250

O’Connor Studios has a working relationship with the yearbook, and they support the yearbook by providing free photography coverage  for all the sports, proms, plays and various events.

Students wishing to submit a picture taken outside of O’Connor Studios should email a high-resolution, 300 DPI, digital copy of the picture to Mrs. Ashley Sullivan at asullivan@tewksbury.k12.ma.us.  The picture must be shot from the shoulders up.  No other pictures will be accepted.

Please contact Mrs. Sullivan with any yearbook related questions.

IMPORTANT DATES

Oct 10     Progress Rpt Grades posted on Aspen

Oct 29     Parent / Teacher Conferences

Nov 2      Grades Close – Term 1

Nov 2      AP Deposits Due (please pay on Community Pass)

Nov 6      Teacher PD Day – no school students

Nov 12     Veteran’s Day observed – School Closed

Nov 16     Report Cards Issued

Nov 21     1/2 day – early dismissal

Nov 22-23  School Closed

Dec 6       Teacher Workshop – 1/2 day students

Dec 19     Progress Rpt Grades Posted on Aspen

Dec 24 – Jan 1   Winter Break

Jan 18     1/2 day students

Jan 18     Grades Close – Term 2

Feb 1       Report Cards Issued

Feb 15     1/2 day – students and staff

Feb 18 – 22  February vacation

Mar 8     1/2 day students

Mar 8     Progress Reports Posted on Aspen

Apr 3      Grades Close Term 3

Apr 12    1/2 day – students and staff

Apr 15 – 19   Spring Break

May 2    1/2 day students

May 2     College Fair at TMHS 8:30 am – 9:45 am – Juniors

May 20   Progress Reports posted on Aspen

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!

URI                                    Oct 12        1:00

Assumption                      Oct 15       9:30  NEW DATE 10/31 at 1:00

UVM                                   Oct 16      8:00

St Lawrence U                 Oct 17        1:00

Springfield College         Oct 18       8:30

Lasell College                  Oct 18       11:30

Plymouth State               Oct 18        1:00

Western New England    Oct 19    9:00

Colby-Sawyer                  Oct 19         10:00

St Joseph’s College Maine         Oct 19   10:45

Salve Regina U, Newport RI     Oct 22   9:00

U of New England           Oct 22     11:00

Iona College, NY              Oct 23      8:15

Sacred Heart U                Oct 24      8:00

Anna Maria College        Oct 24      10:30

Worcester State U           Oct 24      1:00

Keene State                      Oct 25       9:30

Providence College         Oct 25      10:30

U Mass Boston                Oct 25      11:30

Fitchburg State U            Oct 25     12:30

Marist College                 Oct 26     12:30

U of Hartford                   Oct 29     11:30

Franklin Pierce                Oct 31      10:30

Assumption College       Oct 31       1:00

Stonehill College             Nov 1        10:00

Johnson & Wales            Nov 2       10:30

Suffolk U                           Nov 5       9:00

Middlesex CC                  Nov 5       10:00

BayState College            Nov 16      8:00

Mass College of Art & Design       Nov 19      8:00

US Army 

US Coast Guard 

US Marine Corps 

US Navy                           Oct 23      10:00