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.

Rivier University On-site Decision Day, Tuesday, Dec 18th

Attention Seniors interested in attending Rivier University in the Fall of 2019.  A representative from Rivier U will be in the Guidance area on Tuesday, Dec 18th to review your application and let you know immediately if you have been accepted!! Pre-registration is required in Guidance

There is no application fee!

Please submit your application through Common App or through Rivier’s website.  Please include teacher recommendation letters.  Essay is helpful, but not required.

Any student who has already applied to Rivier, but has not yet heard back from admissions, should make an appointment to come to Guidance that day to speak with the rep.

See your counselor with any questions.

ATTENTION Students Interested in Nursing!

Emmanuel and Assumption are now offering degrees in Nursing.

Please visit their websites for more information.

Emmanuel

Assumption

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 are listed on the scholarship page of the website.  They are listed on Naviance.  And the hard-copy can be found in the Career Center.

Please note: Most of the scholarships become available around December – February, so please check these places often!  Pay attention to requirements and deadlines so that you don’t miss out on any opportunities!!!

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.

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

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

Nov 28   6:00 – 8:00  Parent/Teacher conferences – Registration Required here

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!

Northern Essex CC        Nov 28    9:00

US Army 

US Coast Guard 

US Marine Corps 

US Navy

US Air Force                   Nov 7        10:00