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Mental Health Screening

In an effort to promote the health and well being of students in Methuen Public Schools, students will be periodically provided with questionnaires, surveys, and screeners that address issues related to mental health. The information gained will support the school’s ability to provide comprehensive and timely support for your son or daughter if they require any assistance. Students can opt-out of filling out any questionnaire, survey, or screener that they are not interested in taking and you can opt-out your son or daughter at any time by contacting the Guidance Office of your son's/daughter's school or filling out the opt-out form here. A list of the questionnaires, surveys, and screeners is available below for you to review.


We are committed to ensuring your son or daughter is supported academically, socially, and emotionally, and we look forward to partnering with each of you toward achieving this goal.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

What is Social and Emotional Learning?
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

CASEL has identified five interrelated sets of cognitive, affective and behavioral competencies. The definitions of the five competency clusters for students are:

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Recent Presentations


The “Mental Health Initiative” in Methuen, MA: Advancing the Quality and Sustainability of the Methuen Mental Health System
Massachusetts School Counselors Association 2017 Spring Conference
April 4, 2017
Using Behavioral and Psychosocial Data to Inform Interventions
MA DESE Drop-out Prevention and Re-Engagement Work Group Gathering
March 29, 2017
MPS Workshop on Trauma Sensitive Schools
March 9 and 16, 2017
MPS Workshop on Social Emotional Learning Competencies
February 16, 2017
MHS Grade 12 Scholarship Info Session
January 19, 2017
MHS Grade 11 College Planning First Steps
January 19, 2017
MPS Workshop on Recognizing and Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns
December 8, 2016
MPS Mental Health Initiative Overview Presentation
November 1, 2016
MHS Senior College Planning Presentation
October 5, 2016

The “Mental Health Initiative” in Methuen, MA: Advancing the Quality and Sustainability of the Methuen Mental Health System
University of Maryland: Center for School Mental Health (CSMH)
21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
September 29, 2016




College Planning Resources

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

An updated list of local scholarship opportunities is available through Naviance. Additional scholarship and financial aid resources are listed below:


Course Request Resources

The 2017-2018 Program of Studies is available to assist parents and students in requesting courses for the 2017-2018 school year.


Guidance Department Directory

John Crocker, M.Ed.
Director of Guidance, PK-12
Phone: (978) 722-6040, ext: 2331

Methuen High School

MHS Automated Directory - 978-722-6040
MHS Guidance Fax - 978-722-6046

Michele DeFrancesco, Guidance Secretary, ext: 2366

Jessica Cockroft, Guidance Counselor, ext: 2364
Joseph Gillin, Guidance Counselor, ext: 2336
Sonya Kelley, Guidance Counselor, ext: 2337
Joann Lanari, Guidance Counselor, ext: 2333
Simon McCaffery, Guidance Counselor, ext: 2334
Sarah Peterson, Guidance Counselor, ext: 2616
Ryan Sacco, Guidance Counselor, ext: 2353
My Nguyen Smith, Guidance Counselor, ext: 2330
Martha Tatro, Guidance Counselor, ext: 2637

Comprehensive Grammar School


Main Office - 978-722-9051

 

Cecilia Cooper, School Psychologist, ext: 5246

Mark Houle, Guidance Counselor (6-8), ext: 5218

Elaine Light, School Psychologist (PK-8), ext: 5341

Jillian Perrault, Guidance Counselor (3-5), ext: 5219

Kristen Perrotti, School Psych/Guid Counselor (PK-2), ext: 5220

Erin Walker, School Psychologist (Grades PK-8), ext: 5229


Marsh Grammar School

Main Office - 978-722-9076

Karen Fruscio, Guidance Counselor (K-4), ext: 6513
Chris Gordonsmith, School Psychologist (K-8), ext: 6215 
Kim Nutter, Guidance Counselor (K-4), ext: 6512          
Eric Saum, Guidance Counselor (5-8), ext: 6511
Kelly Shaffer, Guidance Counselor (5-8), ext: 6510     
     
Tenney Grammar School

Main Office - 978-722-9026

Judith Bly, School Psychologist (K-4), ext: 4439
Christine Crocker School Psychologist (5-8), ext: 4416
Valerie Gallagher, Guidance Counselor (5-8), ext: 4428
Robert Rodriguez, School Psychologist (K-4), ext: 4441
Lauren Rosenbaum, School Psychologist (5-8), ext: 4429
Edward Shields, Guidance Counselor (K-4), ext: 4426

Timony Grammar School

Upper School Office: 978 722-9006

Bryanna Fitzgibbons, Guid. Counselor (5-8), ext: 3409
Karen Krull, School Psychologist, ext: 3145
Deborah Mousley, Guidance Counselor, (5-8), ext: 3567
Tina Quick, Guidance Counselor, (5-8), ext: 3411

Lower School Office: 978 722-9004

Cynthia Antaya, Guid. Counselor/School Psych. (K-4), ext: 3410
Melissa Fernandes, Guid. Counselor/School Psych. (K-4), ext: 3408
Colleen Leary, Guid. Counselor/School Psych. (K-4), ext: 3412

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for future events.

Past Events

MHS Junior College Planning Presentation
April 14, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the MHS Cafe

MHS Scholarship Info Drop-in Session
April 14, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MHS Cafe

MHS On-the-spot Admissions Day
April 28, 2015

MHS Senior College Planning Presentation
September 22, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MHS Auditorium

PSAT Administration
October 14, 2015
7:15 AM - 11:28 AM at MHS

MHS Colleges, Careers, & Community Service Fair
October 14, 2015
7:25 AM - 9:00 AM in the MHS Field House

Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Financial Aid Seminar
October 28, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MHS Auditorium (English)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MHS Cafeteria (Spanish)

SAT Administration
November 7, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 9, 2015
Sign up here.

SAT Administration
December 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: November 5, 2015
Sign up here.

ACT Administration
December 12, 2015
Registration Deadline: November 6, 2015
Sign up here.

Rivier University On-Site Acceptance Day
December 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the MHS Guidance Office
Contact your guidance counselor for more information.

MHS Vocational/Technical School Fair
January 20, 2015
9:18 AM - 10:18 AM in the MHS Cafeteria

MHS Course Request Night
February 9, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the MHS Cafe

MHS Grade 11 College Planning Presentation
March 3, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MHS Performing Arts Center

MHS Scholarship Info Session
March 3, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the MHS Guidance Career Center

MHS Young Women's Career Day
March 31, 2016
9:18 AM - 10:18 AM in the MHS Cafe

MHS On-the-spot Admissions Day
April 6, 2016

Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Paying the College Bill Seminar
April 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MHS Performing Arts Center

Grade 11 Field Trip to the NACAC National College Fair
May 23, 2016
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Financial Aid Seminar
October 5, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MHS Auditorium

MHS Senior College Planning Presentation
October 5, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MHS Auditorium

PSAT Administration
October 19, 2016
7:15 AM - 11:28 AM at MHS

MHS Colleges, Careers, & Community Service Fair
October 19, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the MHS Field House
Click here for a full list of attendees.

Methuen Mental Health Initiative Presentation
November 1, 2016
6:30 p.m. in the Timony Grammar School Auditorium

Methuen Mental Health Parent & Student Advisory Council Meeting
November 15, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the MHS Guidance Career Center

Methuen Mental Health Parent & Student Advisory Council Meeting
December 20, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the MHS Guidance Career Center

Methuen Mental Health Parent & Student Advisory Council Meeting
January 17, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the MHS Guidance Career Center

MHS Grade 12 Scholarship Presentation
January 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the MHS Auditorium

MHS Grade 11 College Planning Presentation
January 19, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MHS Auditorium

MHS Vocational/Technical School Fair
January 24, 2017
9:18 AM - 10:18 AM in the MHS Cafeteria

***Canceled Due to Weather*** 
Methuen Mental Health Parent & Student Advisory Council Meeting
February 7, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the MHS Guidance Career Center

Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Paying the College Bill Seminar
March 9, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the MHS Cafe

Methuen Mental Health Parent & Student Advisory Council Meeting
March 21, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the MHS Guidance Career Center

Methuen Mental Health Parent & Student Advisory Council Meeting
April 25, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the MHS Guidance Career Center

MHS On-The-Spot Admissions Day
April 26, 2017

Colleges in Attendance
  • Fisher College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • North Shore Community College
  • Rivier University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
Grade 11 Field Trip to the NACAC National College Fair
May 8, 2017
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
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John Crocker,
Apr 17, 2015, 8:37 AM