J.G. Whittier Middle School

  • School Counseling Department


    Welcome to the

    JGW School Counseling Department

    Jacqueline Vlahos
    Phone: 978-374-5782
    Fax: 978-372-5999

    School Counseling Connection

    I am eager to work with you all and support your student in having a fun, safe and successful school year.  Each year I enjoy getting to know new faces by visiting students in their new class settings, rotating outside during some lunches and recesses and meeting with students individually.  I really appreciate the connections I have made thus far and want to welcome both the new and all returning Poets to our school community.  I also want to convey some essential information of my role and notify everyone of how to connect with me if needed.

    • As the School Counselor I am available to assist and help all students throughout the school day as needed (If not an emergency, best time for a student to check in with me are during lunches, recesses, and/or “specials”.)
    • Students must have permission and a hall pass from their teacher to meet with me in my office. (My office is located next to the School Nurse’s office.)
    • A teacher or parent may refer a student to me for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to issues relating to academic achievement, social/emotional development and the high school transition.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me this school year.

    Mrs. Vlahos’s School Counseling Connection Letter (English/Spanish) 

    Jacqueline Vlahos

    School Counselor
    Suffolk University, M.Ed School Counseling
    University of Massachusetts- Amherst, B.S.

    A Bit About Mrs. Vlahos

    I grew up in Haverhill and was educated in the Haverhill Public Schools, graduating from HHS in 2003!  I still live in Haverhill with my husband and two young daughters.  I have been working in the Haverhill Schools for 9 years and at JG Whittier for the past 7 years.  When I am not at work I enjoy soaking up time with my family and friends, relaxing with a good cup of coffee, shopping online, getting to the gym for weekly workouts, and cooking casseroles and crockpot meals.  I enjoy both living and working in this community and find it rewarding to give back to the amazing Haverhill students and families each day.

    I come from a family of educators; education has always been a priority and value in my life.  The idea of becoming  a school counselor dawned on me when I was in high school going through the college transition process.  It was then that I began meeting with my high school counselor and began reflecting on my own personal skills and goals and realized this career intrigued me. I always knew I loved working with and helping people and am fortunate to be doing that today.

    High School Transition Note

    High School Transition Presentation Slides (English/Spanish)

    High School Transition Handout (English/Spanish)

    Each fall I work closely with the 8th grade students to prepare them for high school.  I visit all 7th & 8th grade classes starting in the beginning of October to discuss the transition to high school.  I am also available for individual check ins with students and can be available for parents/guardians, too, regarding high school transition.  Please stay connected and feel free to contact me with any question as you navigate this process.

    If your child is going to apply to a high school, please send in all the required documents with a Parent/Guardian signature to authorize me to release the required academic records for admissions.  These records include report cards, as well as standardized tests score reports, attendance and behavior reports.  I require at least a two week window to complete application packets. Please contact me at 978-374-5782 or by email at jvlahos@haverhill-ps.org if you have any questions.

    Upcoming Important Dates

    Essex Tech Presentation: November 4th (only for interested 8th grade students/ potential applicants)   Essex Tech Presentation Note

    Whittier Tech Tour: November 26th

    Haverhill High School Tour: December 12th

    Haverhill High School Placement Exam: December 17th (at JGW)

    Haverhill High School Open House Information: 12/4 6-730pm ; 12/19 8-10am ; 1/8 6-730pm

    HHS Open house flyer

    Resources & Tools

    Weekly Progress Report Form

    Practice Interview Questions

    HHS Academy Pathway Graphic

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