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.

Here are some more useful links:

Program of Studies 2020-2021

2019-2020 School Profile

FRESHMAN PARENT PRESENTATION

JUNIOR PARENT PRESENTATION

Course Override Deadline extended to April 10th 

The deadline to request a course override has been extended to April 10th.

Please click here to access the form.  (available soon)

Communicating with Guidance during the School Shut Down

SCHOLARSHIP information !!

The most efficient way to communicate with your counselor or Mrs. Whitehouse during this time is via email.  All of us will have access to email and will respond to you as soon as possible.

We will do whatever we can to make sure you have whatever you need for scholarships, colleges, etc.   Just let us know!

Please request transcripts, recommendation letters and/or scholarship applications by email.

Please notice that many of the applications that were available only in Guidance are now available through a link on the spreadsheet.  If you need a scholarship application that is not available online or through a link, please email Mrs. Whitehouse and she will mail you the application.

Many donors have been notified that transcripts and recommendation letters may be coming to them in a separate envelope from your application.   Please indicate to the donor when you submit your application that these documents will be arriving separately.  AND MAKE SURE TO REQUEST THESE DOCUMENTS FROM YOUR COUNSELOR OR MRS. WHITEHOUSE!!

WASH YOUR HANDS! Practice social distancing!  And remember – This too shall pass.

CANCELLATIONS – as of 3/24/2020

The following events have been cancelled or postponed:

Tours at UNH, SNHU, Worcester State U and Middlesex CC.

ASVAB Exam

MCC On-site decision day

NHS Induction Ceremony postponed

The National College Fair in Boston on April 30th has been cancelled by the organizers.

The 1st Annual Transition Fair

TMHS 10th Annual College & Career Fair

Please stay tuned for updated information as it becomes available.

Outbreak 2020 – FREE Summer program in Tewksbury

Outbreak! is an interactive, challenging program that offers high school students exposure to different careers in public health.   Students will be immersed in a range of public health topics, participate in hands-on activities, discover career choices, and have direct interaction with a range of public health officials.   Students will learn about epidemiology, investigate a simulated disease outbreak, learn about the wide range of public health careers, and much more.

There will be field trips to the Massachusetts State Laboratory and the Lowell Community Health Center.

This program will be held at the Public Health Museum in Tewksbury from August 3 – 7.  Deadline to register is May 1st!   Open to rising Juniors and Seniors.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!  Space is Limited!!    Click here for more info!

NEW COURSE CHANGE INFORMATION for the 2020-21 School Year!!!

Dear Parents and Students,

We have made some important changes to the course change procedures and policies that we would like you to be aware of as you begin selecting courses for next year.

As Principal Vogel outlined in her most recent newsletter, the course selection procedure begins in February at TMHS with teachers recommending courses for next year. The rest of the process will look like this:

  • Before the end of February break, students should carefully review these teacher recommendations with their parents/guardians and enter their requests online. Students should review the Program of Studies for information on elective courses, as teachers typically do not make recommendations for these classes.
  • Throughout February and March, students meet with counselors to help finalize selection of appropriate courses for the next school year.
  • Between April 1 and May 1, department heads review completed Course Recommendation Override Forms and make decisions on whether to allow students to take a course they were not recommended for.
  • Between May 1 and the last day of school, counselors ensure that student schedules are balanced and include all the necessary courses for graduation.
  • After the last day of school, the only course changes that will be made will be those necessitated by schedule conflicts, level changes, failure of a course, or data entry errors.

Students must make informed decisions about courses requiring summer assignments for Advanced Placement courses because these courses will not be dropped at the beginning of the school year due to incompletion of the work.

Please pay close attention to the new deadlines for completing course override forms, as well as making changes to requests, as we will be strictly adhering to the structure we are putting in place. The new forms for course changes will be available in Guidance and are also on the Guidance Web site. All forms must be signed and turned in to Guidance before the deadline of April 1. We hope these changes will result in fewer disruptions to the classroom and to the learning that takes place during the first term of school.


Ms. Kennan Daniel

Guidance Department Head
Tewksbury Memorial High School
978-640-7838 ext. 2046

JUNIOR INFORMATION !!!

There are many events coming up for our Junior Class!!  College Fairs, workshops, job fairs!!  Don’t miss out!

Please click on the Junior information page on the right side of this screen for details.

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

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!

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 or Friday before school and a member of NHS will be available to help you out.  No registration required!

IMPORTANT DATES

Mar 31   NHS Induction Ceremony 7:00 pm

Apr 1    Term 3 Ends

Apr 9   Junior Semi at TCC

Apr 10  Schools Closed – Good Friday

Apr 17   Half Day

Apr 17   Report Cards available in Aspen

Apr 20 – 24  Schools Closed – Spring Break

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

May 14   College Fair (see Junior section for a complete list of colleges)

May 19-20   MCAS Math

May 21   Scholarship & Awards Night 6:30 pm (invitation only)

May 22   Half Day

May 25    Schools Closed – Memorial Day

May 28  Academic Excellence Awards 12:45 (invitation only)

May 29   Senior Project Expo  8:00-10:30 am

June 1   Harbor Cruise  (seniors)

June 2   Senior Prom

June 4   Senior Brunch at TCC 10:00 – 1:00

June 4   Graduation Practice  (immediately following brunch)

June 5   Graduation!!!

June 5   All Night Long

June 19   Last day of school (tentative date – Wed, June 17)

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!

Military Visits:

US Marine Corps .

US Army

Massachusetts Army National Guard 

US Coast Guard Academy    TBD

US Navy     TBD