J.G. Whittier Middle School
School Counseling Department
Welcome to the
JGW School Counseling DepartmentPhone: 978-374-5782Fax: email@example.com
Suffolk University, M.Ed School Counseling
University of Massachusetts- Amherst, B.S.
School Counseling Connection
Dear JG Whittier Parents/Guardians & Students,
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. I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the JG Whittier Main Office at 978-374-5782.
JG Whittier Middle School
High School Transition Note
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
Upcoming Important Dates
Essex Tech Presentation: November 4th (only for interested 8th grade applicants) Essex Tech Presentation Note
Whittier Tech Tour: November 26th
Haverhill High School Tour: December 2019 – Date TBA
Haverhill High School Academy Night: Date TBA
Resources & Tools
For questions please contact:Jacqueline Vlahos, MEdPronouns: she/her/hers
School CounselorJ.G. Whittier Middle SchoolPhone: 978-374-5782Fax: 978-372-5999