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.

AP Exam Pre-Administration – April 24 (Day 3), LGI-1

Students participating in the 2019 AP Exams are required to attend this session.  College Board requires a large amount of information to be entered onto the AP Answer sheets, taking approximately 45 minutes.   All schools set aside the Pre-Admin time to get this done early so that students do not have to sit that extra 45 minutes prior to taking these long exams.

Juniors and Sophomores : ‘E’ Block

Seniors : ‘F’ Block

PLEASE go to the AP Section of this website to review the rules surrounding test day and to find the 2019 exam schedule.

Report Cards Available in ASPEN on April 12

Starting with Q3 of the 2018-19 school year you will be able to access an electronic version of your student’s report card through Aspen.  Report cards will no longer be sent home with students. Q3 Report Cards will be available in Aspen on Friday, April 12th.

You will receive an email from Aspen when the report cards are ready to view.  This email will be sent to the primary account that is linked to your students Aspen Account.  Note: You do not need to receive this email in order to access the report card.  It is merely to notify you that the report card is ready.

The report cards will be found on your student’s Aspen Home Page in the ‘Published Reports’ section – about half-way down on the right.   Once the report cards have been uploaded to Aspen, you will see a link that will bring you to the report card.  Until they are uploaded, this box will say ‘no published reports’.

Please contact Pat Whitehouse at pwhitehouse@tewksbury.k12.ma.us or Chris Fronduto at cfronduto@tewksbury.k12.ma.us if you require a hard-copy of the report card or if you have any questions about this new procedure.

Questions regarding grades on the report card should be directed to the teacher.

Non-custodial parents who have already requested a 2nd copy of all TMHS paperwork, will have a hard-copy mailed to them.

8th Grade Step Up Day – Friday, May 24th

Friday, May 24th is 8th grade Step-Up Day at TMHS.

Any 8th grade student currently residing in Tewksbury is welcome to attend.  The students enrolled at the Wynn will be bused to the High School and do not need to register.  8th grade students currently attending private school must notify the Guidance Department ahead of time if they wish to attend this event.

TMHS students will be giving tours and the various sports teams and clubs will have tables set up to showcase all that they do and answer any questions.

This is a half day at all Tewksbury Public Schools so lunch will NOT be served.

Middlesex Community College Open House

Interested in MCC?  Plan to attend one of their spring Open Houses and hear about:

Financial aid, dual enrollment, student support services, academic & career counseling, tutoring services and much more!

Wed April 10 at 4:30 – Lowell Campus

Tue April 23 at 4:30 – Bedford Campus

Senior Week & Graduation Information and YOG 2019 Final Exam schedule

Click here to find out all you need to know about the end of the year!

FYI – Seniors WILL be taking their school and medical records with them on sign-out day!  Please keep them in a safe place or shred them as they will contain date of birth and possibly other private information.  Please watch for this large manila envelope.   Only the student transcripts will be kept at TMHS as per Massachusetts State Law.

JUNIOR CLASS PROM INFORMATION  – Thurs, April 11th @ TCC

Prom tickets will be sold next week during all lunches and Friday before school.  In order to buy the tickets you will  need:
1. Pay class dues ($30) to Mrs. Mahoney or Ms. Ring by this Friday.
2. Have a signed permission form for you and your date
3. Have attended social host night with a parent/guardian

Course Opportunities Available in the 2019-2020 School Year

Dual Enrollment:  Dual enrollment is available to upcoming junior and senior students.  The courses have been approved by Middlesex Community College and are offered here at TMHS during the school day.  We are offering the following Dual Enrollment courses:

US History (grade 11), Biology (grades 11 &12), Biotechnology (grades 11, 12), Senior English (grade 12), Calculus (grade 12), and Statistics (grade 12).

Interested students can pick up a Dual Enrollment application in Guidance.  All forms must be returned by April 1, 2019.  It is important to note, students interested in participating will receive both high school and college credit for successful completion of a course.  Middlesex Community College will bill participating families directly.  The current rate is $292 per course.

Innovation Pathways Engineering Program: This is a new program which will be offered to students currently enrolled in grades 9 & 10.  Interested students will need to take Engineering 1 & 2 during the sophomore and junior years.  Additionally, students will participate in an IP Skills and Strategies class in their sophomore and junior years.  These courses will prepare students in this program for the summer internship which will run between the junior and senior year.  Middlesex Community College will also award students 1 college credit for each IP Skills course completed.  The program will enroll up to 15 students.  Applications are available in Guidance and will need to be returned by April 1st.

UMASS Lowell at TMHS:  TMHS will be the host site of the UMass Lowell Engineering program.  The university will offer 4 courses and a lab over a two-year span.  Students are allowed to enroll in one or all 4 courses within this program.  Each course will run once a week in the evenings for 10 weeks.  The hybrid structured schedule of the program will accommodate student athletes who may have games/meets on the evenings that class may be scheduled.

Tuition will be paid directly to UMass Lowell (current course rate is $1,050 per course). Each course will provide 3 college credits from the university.  Students who take all four courses will earn a total of 12 college credits plus a certificate from the university in Advanced Manufacturing.  This program is open to upcoming junior and senior students.

Summer Internship Opportunities for Juniors

These opportunities are available for our current juniors.  All students need to register in Guidance.

Thermo Fisher offers a five-week paid internship at their Tewksbury site.  The number of available internships is yet to be determined.

Tewksbury Public Schools IT Department is pleased to offer internships again this upcoming summer.  Students will have the opportunity to earn 5 non-weight bearing credits for 90 hours of work, with the possibility of additional paid hours.

Eastern Bank is looking for students who would be interested in working this upcoming summer. This is a paid opportunity, which has the potential for continued employment.

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 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

Apr 9      Resume Writing Workshop – 12:45 ‘F’ Block (registration required)

Apr 12    1/2 day – students and staff

Apr 12    Report Cards Published in Aspen

Apr 15 – 19   Spring Break

Apr 24    AP Pre-Administration : Jrs & Soph ‘E’ Block ; Srs ‘F’ Block

May 2    1/2 day students

May 2     College Fair at TMHS 8:30 am – 9:45 am – Juniors (registration NOT req’d)

May 20   Progress Reports posted on Aspen

May 21-22   MCAS Math

Jun 4-5  MCAS Bio

Jun 7    Graduation!!

Jun 20   Last Day – includes 5 snow days

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!

US Army         

US Coast Guard 

US Marine Corps       April 4 at 10:00 

US Navy                     Mar 27 at 10:00

US Air Force 

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