Welcome to Hightower Trail
Laura Montgomery - Principal
Angela Crisler - Assistant Principal
Joni Myler - Assistant Administrator
News and Announcements/Information:
Cobb Schools Will Meet
Student Needs, Address Instructional Time Lost To Weather
here for Hightower Trail's Tactical Plan to Maximize
Remaining Instructional Days
Trail invites you to be a part of PAW PLAZA!
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!
for more information and ordering instructions.
Ready to order? Click on the brick below to get started!
Photos have been re-scheduled to Wednesday, March 17th and will
be in conjunction with
Picture Info: Students getting spring photos need to not wear
green for the photo (background is that color). It is St.
Patrick’s day, so students may want to bring a shirt to change
into for the photos.
Picture Info: The cost
per person (and per photo package) is $10, which is to be paid
using the School Pictures of Georgia envelope and given to the
photographer at the time the photo is taken.
have a choice of package to purchase. Your homeroom
teachers should have these envelopes.
choose to take more than one Buddy Photo, you will need more
than one envelope. You will need to turn in one form per
be located in the atrium and in the front office.
Academies @ Pope
College and Career Pathways @ Pope High School
@ Pope offers career academies for students of exceptional
merit. There are currently four academic focuses:
STEM Academies that have two pathways-
Advanced Math & Science pathway and
Culinary Arts Academy
Each Academy focus adds to a high school curriculum that is
demanding and rich in academic challenge. Students are
encouraged to exceed their own expectations as well as those of
their parents and teachers.
Each Academy has an application process that involves teacher
recommendations and course and grade pre-requisites that are
spelled out for each Academy.
Why Career Academies?
The state of Georgia is now requiring students to complete a
pathway in high school to prepare them for college or a career,
and the lieutenant governor has launched the College and Career
Academy Network. The state has taken other steps requiring
students to identify a career pathway focus in middle school.
What is special about the Academies?
Preparation for college AND high-demand, high-wage careers
Parent and community involvement
Personalized learning environment for ALL students
Engaging curriculum and instruction
Practical work experiences such as job shadowing and internships
Opportunities for online courses, college credit, and
professional certifications during high school
Project-based, interdisciplinary learning
All students form a deeper understanding of required academic
subjects, electives, and specialized courses to prepare them for
Teachers incorporate real-world examples into all academic and
Students share smaller personalized environments with classmates
with common interests and a team of teachers who serve as their
Connections with business and community partners provide
students with 21st Century and Academic Skills for
post-secondary and career success
Academies @ Pope Brochure
Academies @ Pope Descriptions
New Immunization Requirements for
The Georgia Department of Public Health has
released new immunization requirements for Georgia students.
In addition to the immunizations currently required, all
students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th
grade, and new entrants to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will
be required to have the Tdap (Tetnus, Diptheria and Pertussis)
and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for
the 2014-2015 school year.
For more information, call Cobb & Douglass
Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit
It’s almost that time of year again! Did you
make a resolution to walk or run more? Do you want to run your
first 5K? Do you want to support the Hightower trail PE
department? Do you want to just come out and have some fun?
The Hightower Husky Hustle 5K is on Saturday April 26th.
Click here for the registration form.
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.
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.
HTMS Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Melody Stout!!!
to watch Dr. Hinojosa's presentation of the Cobb County School
Initiative for 7th and 8th
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
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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
Enrolling your child for the first time? Click on
Enrolling Your Student in the left side column for
*Click here for previous announcements*