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 2019-2020 Program of Studies.

2019-2020 School Profile coming soon

FRESHMAN PARENT PRESENTATION

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!

Deadline to Order Cap & Gown with no Penalty – Oct 11

Please order your Cap & Gown by Oct 11th to avoid any surcharges!!  Go to Josten’s website and order your cap & gown NOW for the low cost of $19.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES !!!

Healthy Kids Running Series at the Tewksbury State Hospital Chapel Field
Love to run?  Love kids?  This is the volunteer opportunity for you!

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade.  The HKRS Series takes place once a week (Sundays 4:30 – 5:30 from Sept 22 – Oct 20) and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 & 75 yard dashes, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week for a chance to earn points. At the end of the Series, boys and girls, who accumulate the most points in their respective distances are awarded trophies. All participants receive a medal on Week 5!

Volunteer here!

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS !!!

Get some friends together and help out at one of these fun events!

Heath Brook Halloween Carnival – Friday, October 18 6:00 – 7:30

8 – 10 volunteers needed to man activity tables, do face painting, apply temporary tattoos, help at the ‘haunted house’ and help with other fun activities.   This event is geared towards kids in grades preK – gr 2.

Trahan Halloween Celebration – Friday, October 25 6:00 – 7:30

8 – 10 volunteers needed to help at game tables and the haunted house, help with selling pizza and popcorn, and help with DJ duties (equipment available).  You are welcome to wear costumes but please speak with Mrs. Garabedian (978-815-3571) before showing up in costume!  This event is geared towards kids in grades 3 and 4.

Anyone interested PLEASE contact a PAC representative ASAP at heathbrook.trahan.pac@gmail.com or see Mrs. Whitehouse in Guidance.

Oct 16 – PSAT Day Schedule – 12:17 dismissal

On Wednesday, October 16th all sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT test during the school day. The district covers the costs of all of our sophomores and juniors participating in the test. This test is an opportunity for students to practice taking an SAT test before they take the SAT for college admission later in their junior and senior year.

While the sophomores and juniors are taking the PSAT test, all freshmen will be engaged in a program on local Native American culture and history by the Greater Lowell Indian Council.

We encourage all seniors to use this day for college visits. This day will be excused for seniors as long as they let the Guidance Office know what they will be doing that day toward their post high school plans (i.e. visiting a college campus, meeting with military recruiter, working on their resume for employment, etc.).   Please indicate your plans in the book on Mrs. Whitehouse’s desk.

We will dismiss students at 12:17 pm after lunch. There will be buses for students.

Class of 2020 – Scholarships!!

Scholarships NOW available!  Click on the links to get more details.

VFW Voice of Democracy Speech Competition – What Makes America Great?

Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation

Various Elks Scholarships

Info for Elks Scholarship:  local Elks Lodge is Tewksbury/Wilmington BPOE #2070

These are the only scholarships we have been made aware of at this time.

Please refer to the Scholarship Page of this website for more information regarding scholarship opportunities.   The 2019-2020 list of scholarships will be available starting in late fall.  The majority of scholarships will become available after Winter Break (including the Community Scholarship Application.

See Mrs. Whitehouse with any questions.

YEARBOOK PORTRAIT INFORMATION

November 1st is the deadline for submitting senior portraits to be included in our yearbook.  

 

******If you are not planning to use O’Connor Studio simply do the following: ****

Specifics for Senior Portraits for the School Yearbook:

Please be advised photographs should be from shoulders up, any full body photographs will be cropped.

1. Photographs can be taken outdoor, or indoor, your choice.

2. The image needs to be a Portrait, NOT Landscape.

3. Save the file as last name and then first name of the student. Example: Sullivan_Ashley.jpeg

4. Save your image as a JPEG (you may also have your photographer send the photo) (300 DPI) digital copy of the photograph (asullivan@tewksbury.k12.ma.us) that you wish to have in the yearbook of your son/daughter.

If I have any issues with your image I will let you know, otherwise I will just respond with “Got it” as I receive a lot of emails with student portraits.

Please email me with any yearbook questions.

Ashley Sullivan

asullivan@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

Yearbook Advisor

ATTENTION Class of 2020

The upcoming year is going to be very busy for you!!  Please be sure to check this website regularly to keep up with all the activities that will be available to you!  The College Corner section of this site contains tons of information on various local colleges as well as other general information for seniors.  Check it out!

College Rep Visits

Many colleges have already made appointments for their representatives to come to TMHS to meet with you.  See the list at the bottom of this page to see who is coming!!

If you wish to meet with a rep, you MUST pre-register by signing the binder on Mrs. Whitehouse’s desk or by registering through Naviance.    You will also need permission from your teacher to leave class.

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

Oct 11   No school students – PD Day

Oct 14  Schools closed -Columbus Day

Nov 1   Term 1 Ends

Nov 5  No school students – PD Day

Nov 8  Eighth Grade Parent breakfast 7:45 – 8:45

Nov 11  Schools closed – Veteran’s Day

Nov 15  Report cards available on Aspen

Nov 27  Half day

Nov 28-29 Schools closed for Thanksgiving

Dec 5  Half day Students – Teacher Workshop

Dec 24 – Jan 1  Schools closed – Holiday Break

Jan 8   Careers in Health Care Day

Jan 17   Half Day Students

Jan 17   Term 2 Ends

Jan 20  Schools Closed

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

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 21   Scholarship Night (invitation only)

May 22   Half Day

May 25    Schools Closed – Memorial Day

June 5   Graduation!!!

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!

Oct 10   Framingham State U   9:00

Oct 10   Simmons College   1:00

Oct 15   Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences    8:00

Oct 15   University of New England    10:00

Oct 17   University of New Haven   8:00

Oct 17   Suffolk U   11:00

Oct 17   University of Rhode Island     1:00

Oct 18   University of Vermont     9:45

Oct 18   Plymouth State     10:30

Oct 18    Merrimack College   12:00

Oct 21    Johnson & Wales     11:00

Oct 21    Stonehill College   11:30

Oct 21    Bridgewater State U    12:30

Oct 22   Springfield College   11:00

Oct 23   UMass Boston     8:30

Oct 23   Keene State    9:30

Oct 23   Nichols College    11:30

Oct 24   Worcester State U   8:00

Oct 25   University of Maine, Orono    11:15

Oct 28   Salve Regina    10:00

Oct 29   Porter & Chester   1:00

Oct 30   U of Hartford   10:30

Nov 8   MCLA  8:00

Nov 8   Westfield State   9:00

Military Visits:

US Marine Corps .   Oct 29  10:00