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 2021-2022

2020-2021 School Profile

Tech Help for Parents

Application for Employment Permit

FRESHMAN PARENT PRESENTATION – Oct 2020

Class of 2020 Virtual Scholarship & Awards Night Ceremony

Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony

For Seniors Page – Important Info for the Class of 2021

Information for Students Needing Emotional Assistance

The TMHS School Counseling Department is here to support the social, emotional, and mental well-being of our students. While we cannot offer long-term therapy, we can help to connect students and families to available community resources. Please reach out to your assigned school counselor- we are here to help!

School counselors are not available to respond to any mental health crisis during school breaks. If you are in crisis, are experiencing a medical emergency, or are in danger or are feeling suicidal when school is not in session, please call 911 immediately.

Click here for more information and phone numbers if you need assistance.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs and a Fun Volunteer Opportunity!

Looking for a job?  Check out the job descriptions found on the Part Time Jobs and Volunteer Opportunitiessection of this webpage.    There you will find positions at the 99 Restaurant, Franks’s Heating Service (with the option for full time after graduation), assisted living facilities, life guard positions and the Lowell Summer Rec Program.

Do you like little kids?  Volunteer at the Healthy Kids Running Series!!  A 5-week program taking place on Sunday evenings.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

VIRTUAL College Fairs

New England ACAC Virtual College Fairs

Registration is required, but it is FREE to attend.  Click on the link above for more information and to register.  Admissions representatives will be available LIVE on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Sunday, May 16, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

In addition to these dates, the college fair website will remain a valuable resource as booths will remain available through May 31, 2021. We encourage school counselors, students, and their families to come back and visit throughout the spring for new information and presentations!

National ACAC Virtual College Fairs

Sunday, March 21, 1:00 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 2, 1:00-7:00 pm

Click here to take a look at the College Fair Guide, or stop in to the Guidance Office and pick one up.

Attention Juniors !!

The following 6 top-ranked liberal arts colleges have banded together to offer you an opportunity to meet with representatives virtually to help you maneuver through the college application process.   Register here.

Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore and Williams

Junior Jumpstart – April 20 or 22 at 8:00 pm

Navigating and Belonging: A special session for first-generation and low-income students  – May 24 or 26 at 8:00

Looking for a Job ??

Make sure to check out the Part Time Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities Page of this website!!!

Also, the Greater Lowell Workforce Board is continuing its partnership with TMHS this year to make it easier for students to find and get a job. A representative will be available to meet with interested TMHS students every Monday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 1:30-4:00 p.m. All appointments take place over Zoom, and you can schedule an appointment using the following link:

https://beatrizjobstewksbury.youcanbook.me

Ms. Sierra, a youth employment specialist, will be happy to answer any questions you have about getting a job and will help you every step of the way!

Applicants must be 16 years or older.

Financing College

Attention Senior families:

Beginning Monday, September 28, through Thursday, November 5, MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) will host a live College Financing webinar daily every Monday through Thursday, with daytime and evening hours. All webinars will be recorded and available online for families who are unable to attend a live event. The webinars will provide a comprehensive overview of the full financial aid application process.

Click here for a schedule of all MEFA upcoming events.

Click here for the MEFA website for additional information re: paying for college!

Click Here for the Application Process After You Apply.

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

IMPORTANT DATES

Apr 13     SAT at TMHS for registered TMHS Juniors ONLY!  – registration closed

Apr 16     1/2 day students and staff

Apr 19 – 23   Schools closed for Spring Break

Apr 28   All TMHS students back in-person for full days

May 3 – May 26   AP Exams – please go to AP section of this website for details

May 13   Academic Excellence Award Presentation – invitation only

May 19     1/2 day students

May 24 – 28    Senior Final Exams

May 27     Scholarship & Awards Night (invitation only)

May 28     1/2 day students and staff

May 31      Schools closed for Memorial Day

June 10 – 16    Underclassmen Final Exams

June 11     Graduation Day !!

June 23     Last day of school – 1/2 day – includes 5 snow days

Upcoming College Visits

Attention Seniors!!  Representatives from the following colleges will be hosting virtual meetings 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 in’ and meet with any reps from colleges you are interested in and make that all-important good first impression!

You must pre-register through Naviance to get the link.  These meetings last about 20 minutes.

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

Nothing Scheduled

Military Visits:

US Marine Corps .

US Army

Massachusetts Army National Guard     Nov 19 1:35      (Contact Mrs. Whitehouse  if you wish to view the National Guard Power Point Presentation)

US Coast Guard Academy    TBD

US Navy     TBD