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Hightower Trail Middle School

Laura Montgomery, Principal

Angela Greenage, AP8 | Ruth Hesson, AP6/7 | Christina Huffman, SSA

3905 Post Oak Tritt Rd.
Marietta, Ga. 30062
Phone: (770) 578-7225
Fax: (770) 578-7227
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Welcome to Hightower Trail


News and Announcements

Per Governor, Cobb Schools will Remain Closed Through End of 2019-2020 School Year 

We have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19. Throughout the process, we have relied on guidance from the Georgia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as our state leaders. 

In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance and to best prioritize student and staff safety, Cobb Schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Per executive order from Governor Kemp on April 1, 2020 all public schools and colleges in the state of Georgia will be closed through May.  

Digital learning will not occur over spring break which is from April 6th through April 10th. 

Food distribution will continue over spring break at all designated sites across Cobb County on Monday, April 6th. 

Further academic guidance will be made available by the end of the day tomorrow, Thursday April 2nd.


During week two of Cobb Schools’ partnership with MUST Ministries, the District and non-profit have built a long-term solution to provide students with a 5-day supply of breakfasts and lunches at 8 school locations on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first day of the meal distributions will be Monday, March 23. 

The school locations selected for the meal distributions include schools with more than 50% Free and Reduced Lunch populations. 

Cobb Schools Food Service staff will make the food as it is provided by the District and MUST volunteers will distribute to students curbside. The meals can only be served to Cobb County students under 18 years of age, and students must be physically present.  

The weekly breakfast and lunch distributions can be sustained through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year or until Cobb Schools re-opens. However, MUST needs volunteers to help by giving food donations and to sign up here to help with food distributions at schools. Please join us as we help our community in need. 

 Breakfast and Lunch School Distribution Locations from 11 am – 1 pm:

·       Acworth Elementary 
Bryant Elementary 
Campbell HS 
Compton Elementary
East Cobb Middle 
Garrett Middle  
Osborne High
Riverside Intermediate 

The new school locations will replace sites where food boxes were provided this week. 

Learn more


Click on the Learning Commons link to access free CCSD digital resources.

Attention Parents of Rising 9th Grade Students:

 Please follow the links below, Pope’s registration website, and Hightower’s Counseling page for high school transition information.

 Pope’s registration website provides detailed information for the class of 2024. Parents will find the registration parent meeting flyer, the 2020-2021 course catalog, the class of 2024 course catalog, 2020-2021 registration FAQ sheet, 2020-2021 freshman registration FQ sheet, curriculum flow charts for core academics, and graduation requirements.

 Hightower School Counseling Website:

 Parents will find information regarding upcoming events, relevant grade-level information and resources for academics, study skills, and mental health.

Information for Parents of Rising 6th Grade Students:

Click here for more information.

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Anonymous Vaping Report Form

If you would like to anonymously report vaping on school grounds please consider using the link below.

Anonymous Vaping Report Form

online registration

Parents, if you have questions about online resources, please log into the Cobb County website:  At the top of the page please click on "Parents" and then look for the link called Digital Textbooks.  On that site you will find information about the online textbooks and Office 365.


HTMS Informational Videos

Click here for a video demonstration of our building entrance procedure.


What 6th Grade Parents Need to Know

Introduction to HTMS

HTMS Schedule

HTMS Classes

Homework at HTMS

Staying Organized at HTMS

HTMS Parent Involvement

Please direct all Synergy ParentVUE requests/issues to Ms. Harper at

On Thursday, May 17, Hightower Administration and Faculty were recognized by the CCSD Board of Education for achieving the prestigious AdvancED STEM Certification. This certification recognizes that our STEM educational programs have met the rigor and substance vital to creating and sustaining superior, student-centered STEM teaching and learning programs. We are committed to preparing our learners for the careers of tomorrow by continuing to foster and perpetuate their enthusiasm for STEM disciplines today. Our focus on STEM, demonstrates our continued commitment to “Learning through ENGAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE, APPLICATION. “



Congratulations to Julie Mann our 2019 – 2020 HTMS Teacher of the Year!  Julie came back to Hightower Trail in 2011 as a Language Arts teacher after one year at McClesky MS.  She received a BA from the University of Georgia and a BS from Kennesaw State University. Julie works countless hours for her students and sponsors several clubs including the Creative Writing Club and Film Club.  She is extremely humble and the epitome of a humanitarian!  We are truly grateful to have a teacher like Julie at Hightower!



Ally Thackston joined Hightower Trail in 2014. She works in the AU classroom and is passionate about her students with autism being successful every day.  She is extremely creative and always makes her students and others around her smile. Her patience, humor, and never-ending love for her students is priceless. Thank you

Mrs. Thackston for all you do for your students.  Well deserved!



The Cobb Schools Foundation has partnered with the Atlanta Hawks to present the Annual Cobb Schools Volunteer of the Year awards to recognize outstanding volunteers.
Congratulations go to Juanita Mendez who is our HTMS Volunteer of the Year!  Juanita regularly volunteers in the front office and helps all over the school.  She is very generous with her time and is a tremendous help to all!  Thank you Juanita for all you do for our teachers and our school!



Happy 25th Birthday Hightower Trail!

Click on the link below to view a video of our school wide celebration!



Office 365 Access for CCSD Students - Parent Communication Toolbox

Click for Office 365 Support Page for Parents

 Husky Headlines is the place to go for everything Hightower Trail!!!

Events, Dates, Club News, PTSA/Foundation/School Council... it's all there!!

Click on Husky Headlines under Quick Links on the left side of this page.

Please visit the PTSA page at
for info about the PTSA and supplemental resources.

Husky Highway

The HTMS PTSA has created the following useful presentation for Hightower Trail parents. It's called the Husky Highway and contains useful information.

Click here to view Husky Highway

School - Wide BYOD Initiative

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) PowerPoint

BYOD Proposal for School Participation

Enrolling your child for the first time?

Click on Enrolling Your Student in the left side column for required documentation.

*Click here for previous announcements*

Hightower Trail Calendar

Click here for more CCSD Calendars

Add this calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.

Yearbook Information

To purchase your 2019-2020 yearbook, click here and enter 13932 for the school number.

The price is $40 through April 3, 2020.

For information regarding the 8th Grade Pope HS Transition Timeline, please refer to Hightower’s Counseling Website.

Hightower Trail
AC and Math Placement Criteria

AC Placement Criteria

Math Placement Criteria

HTMS Foundation Forms

Husky Chess Spring 2020 Flier

Competitive Chess
Registration Form
Spring 2020

Successful Skills for Middle School
Registration Form
Spring 2020

Cafeteria Forms

Celebration Snack Pack Order Form

EcoAction Order Form