Please contact Ms. DeFrancesco, MHS Guidance Secretary, at 978-722-6045 ext. *01 if you have any questions.
Guidance Department Staff
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Mr. John Crocker - Interim Guidance Department Chair, 9-12
978-722-6040 x: 2331
Mr. Joseph Gillin
Mr. Tom Hey
Student Support Counselor
Mrs. Sonya Kelley
Mr. Simon McCaffery
Mr. Matthew Willis
Ms. Nicole Shadeed
9th Grade Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Martha Tatro
Mrs. Claudia Vanegas
Student Support Counselor
2012-2013 Methuen High School Colleges & Careers Fair
The 2nd annual Colleges & Careers Fair will be held on October 17th from 7:25 - 9:00 AM in the MHS field house. Over 100 representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools, community service organizations, and local businesses are scheduled to attend this year. This is an excellent opportunity for students to ask questions about the college application process and gain information about careers they are interested in pursuing. Parents are welcome to attend this event, so we hope to see you on the 17th!
Northern Essex Community College is currently seeking candidates for their Dual Enrollment program for the 2012 spring semester. Students who participate in Dual Enrollment take courses at Northern Essex Community College for high school and college credit. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are interested in a challenge that will help to kick start their college career should speak to their guidance counselor for more information. Funding may be available for students to participate in this program, however spaces are limited and the deadline to fill out an application is rapidly approaching.
Registration for New Students
If your child is planning to attend Methuen High School for the 2012-2013 school year, please call the registration office at 978-722-6047 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to begin the process.
MHS has multiple ways for students and parents to stay connected to academics as well as exploring colleges and careers.
The Methuen Public Schools invite all parents to participate in the iParent Access System. Through iParent, parents are able to do many things that facilitate communication with their son/daughter's teachers. Please note that these accounts are for PARENTS only!
If you do not already have an account, click on thislinkto visit the site and register now!
We are pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a Web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance Succeed, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school.
Family Connection will allow you and your child to:
Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete on-line surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
Create academic plans—Use the online course catalog to create a course plan for review with your child and school staff
Plan for post secondary success—Set short and long term goals and complete tasks related to career, course and college planning
Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
Sign up for college visits – Find out which colleges are visiting our school and sign up to attend those sessions
Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your child about up-coming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other Web resources for college and career information. In addition, the site includes a link that your child can use to send us an e-mail message. To visit our school’s Family Connection site, use your Web browser to connect to: http://connection.naviance.com/methuen.
When you visit the site for the first time, please enter your personal registration code in the New User box and follow the on-screen instructions to create your own account. If you do not know your registration code, please contact the counseling office for assistance. Note that you and your child may each receive different registration codes, and that each code may be used only once. Once you have your own account, you will sign in using the user name and password you chose during the registration process.
We hope that you will find this resource helpful. If you have further questions about Family Connection, please contact us.
Click on the link below to see the many scholarship opportunities available to MHS seniors! Pay careful attention to each scholarship's requirements and deadlines. See your Guidance Counselor if you have any questions.