J.G. Whittier Middle School

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    Welcome to the

    JGW School Counseling Department

    Phone: 978-374-5782
    Fax: 978-372-5999
     jvlahos@haverhill-ps.org

    Jacqueline Vlahos

    School Counselor
    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 jvlahos@haverhill-ps.org or by calling the JG Whittier Main Office at 978-374-5782.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Vlahos

    School Counselor

    JG Whittier Middle School

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

     

    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 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

    Progress Report Form

    Practice Interview Questions

    HHS Academy Pathway Graphic

     

    For questions please contact:

    Jacqueline Vlahos, MEd
    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    School Counselor
    J.G. Whittier Middle School
    Phone: 978-374-5782
    Fax: 978-372-5999
(978) 374-3400
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