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 2019-2020

2019-2020 School Profile

FRESHMAN PARENT PRESENTATION

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS !!!

The scholarship list is growing by the day!!  Please make sure you click on the scholarship section on the right side of this page so that you don’t miss any!!

The deadline to return the Community Scholarship is February 14th at 10:30 (this is a half day).  This application is used by MANY local donors, so please be sure to complete it!!

Many scholarships require transcripts.  Make sure to complete the Transcript Request Form as soon as you know you need one.  Please allow a minimum of 2 days for Guidance staff to prepare a transcript for you.

Many scholarships require a recommendation letter.  If you are requesting recommendation letters that are in Naviance, you should complete the Recommendation Letter Request Form and return it, along with an  envelope, stamped and addressed to the donor, to the Guidance office.  You MUST return this paperwork least one (1) week in advance of the scholarship deadline!!!      These letters will be mailed directly to the donors from the Guidance office.   Please note: this request form is needed ONLY if you wish to use your counselor letter or a teacher letter that is in Naviance.

We try to indicate on the scholarship spreadsheet when a scholarship requires a transcript and/or a letter.  As soon as you know this is a requirement, please submit the request paperwork so that we can get started on that for you.  You do not have to wait until after you complete the application!

PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES !!!!

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

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

IMPORTANT DATES

Jan 31    Report Cards available on Aspen

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

Mar 20   ASVAB Exam (for students interested in the service)

Mar 24   MCC On-Site Decision Day

Mar 24 – 25   MCAS ELA

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 19-20   MCAS Math

May 21   Scholarship Night (invitation only)

May 22   Half Day

May 25    Schools Closed – Memorial Day

June 1   Harbor Cruise  (seniors)

June 2   Senior Prom

June 4   Brunch at TCC (seniors)

June 4   Graduation Practice  (time TBD)

June 5   Graduation!!!

June 5   All Night Long

June 19   Last day of school (5 snow days built in; snow days used: 12/2, 12/3, 12/17 )

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!

Jan 29   10:00    University of Alabama

Mar 24   Middlesex CC On-Site Decision Day

Military Visits:

US Marine Corps .   TBD

Massachusetts Army National Guard     Jan 30    10:00

US Coast Guard Academy    TBD

US Navy     Feb 11    10:00