Are you ready for your child to attend college? Here you’ll find some resources to ensure you and your child are ready!
To help you understand your child's PSAT score report and how to interpret his or her PSAT results, view:
MCAS Testing Information
MCAS testing for 10th graders:
It is very important that students be well rested, eat a good breakfast, attend on testing days, and arrive to school on time. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
Guidance & Counseling
Our goal at Turners Falls High School is not to simply graduate students but to truly prepare them for life beyond high school. Whether they choose to enter the workforce, go to a community college, or attend a four-year university, we walk them through the process every step of the way. Starting with his or her first day of high school until graduation day, our guidance staff works tirelessly to ensure that every child meets or exceeds his or her potential.
School Counseling Mission Statement: Great Falls Middle School and Turners Falls High School
The school counseling program’s shared mission is to deliver a comprehensive program to all students that promotes lifelong learning and active citizenship for grades six through twelve. In partnership with the school and greater community, we provide a safe and supportive environment for students to discover their interests, pursue their goals, succeed academically, explore postsecondary options, and develop and improve their interpersonal and workplace readiness skills.
Empowering all students to be college and career ready.
We in the guidance department believe that:
The school counselor should:
Back to School Breakfast Ideas
"What's for breakfast?" is a question that can be heard throughout most homes in America. To some parents it can be a dreaded question; especially in the rush to get everyone out the door to school on time. We have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so what do we feed our kids for this ever important meal?
Studies published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and Nutrition Research Reviews have proven that children who eat a good breakfast perform better academically then those who don't.
Imagine your body is a machine; during the night your body depletes all the fuel your machine needs to keep running. Breakfast is the fuel to get your machine up and running again.
Are all breakfasts created alike? No. The best combination for brain alertness and better learning is: a carbohydrate (whole grain variety) and a protein. A breakfast that is high in carbohydrates and low in protein (think sugary breakfast cereals) seems to decrease brain stimulation.
Examples of a good breakfast are:
You’ll find other examples at Kids Health.
If you find yourself running out the door late, here are some great breakfast ideas to go:
For additional ideas, check out the online sites:
Finally, according to Kids Health, kids who eat breakfast do better in school, are more likely to participate in physical activities, and tend to eat healthier overall. So, when your children ask "What's for breakfast?" you can answer confidently with a variety of options to help them perform better in school.