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

JUNIOR PARENT PRESENTATION – 2019-2020 school year

Class of 2020 Virtual Scholarship & Awards Night Ceremony

Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony

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.

TMHS COMMUNITY TIME

 The Counseling Department has organized a new initiative that starts this week. TMHS “Community Time” is an optional opportunity for students and staff to connect in a fun, informal way and reestablish some of the community we have lost this year due to COVID. Sessions will be offered daily from 1:30- 2:00pm over Zoom.
Students can find the weekly schedule and Zoom links at bit.ly/tmhscommunity.   New topics will be added each week!!!!
No sign up is required! Students are able to drop in to sessions as they would like.

Interested in the Military??  ASVAB Exam at TMHS March 18

TMHS will administer the ASVAB exam on Thursday, March 18th at 7:45 am here at TMHS for any student in grade 11 or 12 who is interested.  This exam is open to anyone who would like to take it to see what jobs they would be best suited for, but is taken mainly by students interested in the military as it is required by all military branches.

ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which is a multiple-choice test that helps you identify which Military Occupational Specialties would be best for you.

Study guides are available by searching online under ASVAB.

Pre-registration is required by emailing Mrs. Whitehouse or your guidance counselor or by stopping into Guidance and signing up.

In-Person Learning Update

Beginning on Wednesday, Feb 3 current hybrid students in Cohorts A & B will be attending school in person on alternating Wednesdays moving forward.      Cohort C students will not be attending on Wednesdays at this time.

Cohort B   Wed Mar 3
Cohort A   Wed Mar 17
Cohort B   Wed Mar 24
Cohort A   Wed Mar 31

2021-22 Individual Scheduling Meetings

Students will meet individually with their counselor in March according to the  schedule below.  At that time students and counselors will review the student 2021-22 course requests and make sure they are on track to graduate.   You MUST enter all your requests (at least 35 credits) BEFORE meeting with your counselor!

Please refer to the email sent out on Feb 10 to find your counselor’s calendly link and make an appointment.

Mar 1-5       Juniors

Mar 8-12    Sophomores

Mar 15-19   Freshmen

ATTENTION Seniors!!  Application Fee Waiver Codes!

Many colleges and universities are offering Application Fee Waiver Codes to the students in the Class of 2021.    If you enter the code on Common App you will save yourself (or your parents) a few dollars!!  See below for the list that we have compiled so far.  We will add to this list as we become aware of more.   Some schools are waiving the fee and do not even require a code!

Don’t see your school listed?  Check their website or contact the admissions office to see if they have one available.

Don’t forget to check out the College Corner section of this website for the latest info coming to us from local colleges.

Please reach out to your counselor with any questions.

Fitchburg State U – no code required

Worcester State U – no code required

Merrimack College – no code required

WPI – no code required

Clark U – no code required

Mass College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) – no code required

U Maine at Farmington – no code required

Becker College – no code required (apply at becker.edu/apply)

UMass Lowell – UMLFW2021

Westfield State U – WESTFIELD21

Plymouth State – APPLY2021

Bryant U – TUPP63

Assumption College – Extension2020

Suffolk U – fee waived for anyone who takes a tour (in-person or virtual)

St Anselm – automatic for all 1st generation applicants; others should contact your counselor

Iona College, NY – #GoGaels!

University of Tampa – contact Mass Rep: pperelman@ut.edu

Looking for a Job ??

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

Mar 10     No school students

Mar 22-26   Individual Junior Meetings

Mar 24     1/2 day students

Apr 2       Schools Closed for Good Friday

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

Apr 16     1/2 day students and staff

Apr 19 – 23   Schools closed for Spring Break

May 3 – June 10   AP Exams – please go to AP section of this website for details

May 19     1/2 day students

May 27     Scholarship & Awards Night (invitation only)

May 28     1/2 day students and staff

May 31      Schools closed for Memorial Day

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