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 in ELA will be taking place for all 10th graders on Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, March 26. 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:
Keeping Children Safe Around Water
Now that summer is approaching, nothing sounds more appealing than a dip in the pool to cool off from the heat. However, when swimming pools, plastic kiddy pools, or bathtubs are involved, children need constant supervision. All it takes is two inches of water, and a child can drown.
This is the time of year that you hear the unfortunate news of children drowning. According to Steve Eastwood’s article from About.com, around 90 people die in drowning related incidents each year, and 75% of those deaths were children who were being watched by only one adult and were out of his/her sight for 5 minutes or less. If that is all it takes, there’s no excuse to leave your child alone for even one minute. If you need to go back inside or even walk out of the room while your child is taking a bath, take your child with you; or make sure that you have another adult watching him/her.
Knowledge and preparation is the best prevention. The American Red Cross website offers classes to become CPR certified. Being prepared is extremely important. Look for a class in or around your area. By being prepared, you can help save your child’s life or the life of another.
Keep your kids safe during the summer this year. The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona is a group that consists of parents, health professionals, and business leaders who try to make aware the importance of water safety. The DPCA has a great website for those interested in getting involved in the cause against children drowning. It provides great tips and resources, from tips for lifeguards to grief resources for those who have been affected by or involved in drowning or near- drowning incidents. Summertime should be fun, so keep it that way by keeping your child safe.