Welcome to Hightower Trail
Laura Montgomery - Principal
Angela Crisler - Assistant Principal
Joni Myler - Assistant Administrator
News and Announcements/Information:
SHOP AT SCRIP AND EARN MONEY
for more information on how you can purchase gift cards for the
holidays and give back to Hightower Trail!
VISION 2026 - A COMMUNITY
CONVERSATION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT AND
Click here for
information on community meetings in our area. Look for a flyer
to come home in your student's backpack.
State of Georgia has developed a survey for parents, personnel,
and students to take in order to calculate each school's School
Climate Star Rating as
part of the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI).
The CCRPI index is how schools are rated in our state. Survey
results are anonymous and will be submitted directed to the
Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Data results will
not be available to the public and will not be posted online.
Participation in the survey is not mandatory, but more
participation will result in more accurate results for our
take a few moments to complete the parent survey at the
following link using your personal computer, smartphone, or
iPad. If you do not have Internet access, please call the
school and we will arrange for you to have access through our
computer lab. The survey has 20 questions and should take
no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete.
Thank you for all you do for our school and community.
Please direct all Synergy ParentVUE
requests/issues to Dr. Lombardi at
8th Grade High School Transition Timeline
here for the 8th grade 2014
Washington, DC blog
The Hightower PTSA has qualified
for the district's Oak Tree Award based on our teachers and
their commitment to HTMS... We have achieved 100% membership
among our teachers! We are also only about
37 parent/student memberships away
from reaching our goal of Platinum - Target Membership by the
end of September! If you have not yet joined the Hightower
PTSA, please consider joining. Memberships are $8 and you can
join by following the link
here to find the registration form. Please fill out the
form and send to school with your student in an envelope labeled
2014 HTMS SUPPLY LIST
*Supply List Addition*
Hightower Trail is strongly recommending the
following additional resources for student instruction:
6th grade – CRCT SS workbook -
Crosswalk math workbook
7th grade – CRCT SS workbook -
Crosswalk math workbook - $9.00
Vocabulary Workshop Book A
8th grade – Vocabulary Workshop
Book B or C depending on language arts class - $11.00
Crosswalk math resource:
On level and AC - $9.00
Advanced and Algebra - $5.00
The above resources are available for
purchase in the Husky Hut. The Hut is open Monday - Friday from
8:30 - 9:15.
Trail invites you to be a part of PAW PLAZA!
for more information and ordering instructions.
Ready to order? Click on the brick below to get started!
HTMS Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Melody Stout!!!
to watch Dr. Hinojosa's presentation of the Cobb County School
Initiative for 8th
grade language arts only
Your Own Device (BYOD) PowerPoint
BYOD Proposal for School Participation
PARENTS: If you are not currently receiving the weekly
publication of Husky Highlights, or are new to Hightower
Trail, please click on the "Husky Highlights" link on the left
side of the page and enter your email address. This will
ensure that you receive important news & information throughout
the school year!
The Common Core State Standards build
upon the strength of current standards to boost the competitive
advantage of American students, who for the first time will have
the opportunity to meet the academic standards set by
here to read a letter from the Assistant Superintendent of
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Hightower Trail is Platinum!!!
Thirty-seven Cobb County schools have been honored for academic
success by the Georgia Department of Education and the
Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. The awards are based
on student performance on the Criterion-Referenced Competency
Tests (CRCT, for elementary and middle schools) and the Georgia
High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT, for high schools). These
state assessments help determine a school’s Adequate Yearly
Progress status. Each award has four honor levels – Platinum,
Gold, Silver and Bronze – that correspond to a school’s
consistent performance and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
The Highest Performance award is given to schools that have a
very high percentage of students meeting test standards.
We are proud to announce that
Hightower Trail has received Platinum status this year!
Congratulations also to the schools in our feeder
Mountain View: Gold
Shallowford Falls: Gold
Enrolling your child for the first time? Click on
Enrolling Your Student in the left side column for
*Click here for previous announcements*