J.G. Whittier Middle School
A Note From Guidance
During the fall, Mrs. Vlahos will be working closely with the 8th grade students to prepare them for high school. She will be going into all 7th & 8th grade classes at the beginning of October to discuss the Haverhill Public Schools High School Options Guide. The High School Options Guide will be available on the J.G Whittier School website. If you’d prefer a hard copy, please send your child to Guidance and Mrs. Vlahos will provide that to your child. If your child is going to apply to a private high school, please send in all the required documents with a Parent/Guardian signature to authorize Mrs. Vlahos to send out the required academic records for admissions. These records include report cards, as well as all standardized tests score reports (MCAS), attendance and behavior reports. Most schools also require a recommendation either from the Guidance Counselor and/or Teacher Recommendations. If this is the case, please make sure your child sees Mrs. Vlahos in Guidance to receive a Student Questionnaire. Mrs. Vlahos requires at least a two week window to complete application packets. Please contact her at 978-374-5782 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT DATES FROM GUIDANCE 2017-2018
September 21st—Essex Tech Presentation for all 8th graders at JG Whittier
October 13th—Classical Academy Entrance Exam Online Registration Deadline
October 17th– HHS tour for all 8th graders 8:45am
October 18th—HHS Academy Night 6:00pm-7:30pm at HHS
November 2nd —Classical Academy Exam at JG Whittier 8:45am-12:00pm
November 21st —8th Grade Whittier Tech tour for all 8th graders 8:45-11:00am
December 1st – Marks close for 1st trimester
December 12th – Report Cards Issued
December 14th – Parent Teacher Conferences (Grades 5-8)
The exam for the Haverhill High Classical Academy will take place on Thursday, November 2nd at 8:45am. The exam is approximately three hours long and testing should conclude by 12:00pm. This year, the test will be given at J.G Whittier School. If you wish for your child to take the academy test, the link to the registration form for the Classical Academy test for 8th graders is now on the Haverhill High School website (http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org/) under the Academies tab. Completed registrations are due by October 13, 2017. If you have any questions please email Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance, at email@example.com or Rashaun Martin, Supervisor of Social Studies & World Languages, at firstname.lastname@example.org.