HTMS Clubs & Organizations
HTMS Strategic Plan
HTMS Vision and Mission Statement
2012-2013 Middle School Testing Calendar
HTMS Band Page
HTMS Orchestra Page
HTMS Visual Arts
Tracks to Excellence
HTMS School Council
Partners in Education
2013 Summer Reading Lists
Cobb Virtual Library
Enrolling Your Student
8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip
Parent Meeting: Thursday, April 25th
at 7 PM in the theater.
Please make sure that forms (Cobb County
Permission form and Notarized Medical form) are turned in.
There will be an opportunity to have the
forms notarized at the meeting. Forms need to be completed
before the meeting to save time.
Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Forms MUST be signed in front of a notary.
HUSKY 101 CAMP for Rising 6th graders
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at HTMS
Choose between a morning or afternoon session and get ready to
learn about being a Hightower Husky! Conducted by HTMS
teachers, 5th graders will learn about organization, study
skills, opening those pesky lockers, and finding classrooms.
Only $25, including snack and t-shirt. Register now at
(click on the Husky 101 registration tab at the top).
The HTMS Summer Reading
Spring Book Fair is COMING!!!
The HTMS Spring Book Fair is NEXT
WEEK!!! Please join us any day next week (April 29th
through May 3rd) in the Media Center to
purchase your students Summer Reading Book(s) and
additional reading materials. The fair is sponsored by
Once and Again Books and will be held in the Media Center of
HTMS for the first time ever. The Book Fair opens at
8:30am everyday next week and will remain open until 7pm most
days to accommodate parents attending the evening musical
performances (Monday – Thursday) next week. We look
forward to seeing you at the HTMS Spring Book Fair!
Middle School presents…
The 4th running of the
“Hightower Husky 5K Hustle”
Saturday, April 20, 2013
here for the registration form
View the online course map
here for a schedule of the
The Art Show will be going on in the 8th
Parents: If you would like to prepay for your child’s framed
artwork, you may do so by making a check out to
Hightower Trail Middle School and label it Art Show.
2013 Cobb Schools Volunteer of the Year
The Cobb Schools Foundation has partnered with The Atlanta
Hawks to present the 2nd Annual Cobb Schools Volunteer of the
Year awards to help you recognize outstanding volunteers in our
schools. If you know someone who has made a significant
contribution to Hightower Trail through their volunteer efforts,
please fill out this
and return to the front office.
Resources Materials Review
Parents: If you are interested in the math textbook
adoption, below is information about the Public Review Process.
The Cobb County School District is offering
the public an opportunity to review textbooks and materials
being considered for use in K-12 Mathematics Programs.
These materials will be available for public
review from March 4th through March 15th,
2013. Review of materials will take place at the Central
Administrative building, 514 Glover Street in Marietta during
regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pope High School will host a parent
curriculum night on Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm in the
Pope Theater/ Cafeteria.
At this event parents will have the
opportunity to meet with subject area department chairs and ask
questions they have about high school curriculum.
8th grade parents will not want
to miss this event!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, HAVE DINNER OUT
FAMILY PIZZA NIGHT AT CICI’S PIZZA
HIGHTOWER TRAIL MIDDLE SCHOOL AND CICI’S PIZZA
2012 PARTNER IN EDUCATION PARTNER OF THE
THIS IS A FUND RAISING EVENT WITH A PERCENTAGE OF PROFITS
DONATED TO HTMS
DINNER BEGINS AT 5:00 AND ENDS AT 10:00
12186 Highway 92, Suite 110
CiCi’s Pizza In The Walmart Shopping Center The Corner of
Trickum Road and Highway 92
Eat at Moe's & Help Raise Money for HTMS
coupon to the cashier and Moe's on Shallowford will
donate 10% of the sales back to the Hightower Trail PTSA.
It's that easy, eat great food and help HTMS!
Valid from 6:00pm
- close on November 7th.
School picture retakes will be Monday, Oct. 29th starting at 9:30
in the theater. Please feel free to have your student's picture
taken if she/he were not present during picture day and/or were
dissatisfied with their pictures.
October 22 – 26, 2012
8th GRADE COMMONS
8:30 to 4:30
Monday open late, til 7pm.
BOOKS PROVIDED BY
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRS
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO EVALUATE THE CONTENT OF EVERY BOOK
OFFERED AT THE BOOK FAIR, WE URGE PARENTS TO REVIEW THEIR
STUDENTS’ SELECTIONS CAREFULLY.
NO EXCHANGES, NO RETURNS
CHECKS MUST BE WRITTEN FOR EXACT AMOUNT
PRE-ORDERS FOR THE NEW
Diary of a Wimpy Kid book
beginning Oct. 16
here for more info on the fair and for volunteer
Congratulations to our 6th
Grade Counselor Christy Land!
She was named Georgia
Middle School Counselor of the Year!
The 2012-2013 clubs have now been posted to the HTMS
Clubs & Organizations page! Check out the link on the
left side of the page!
The HTMS School Council will be meeting this Friday, September
28, 2012 at 8am in the Large Conference Room. The Council will
be discussing future projects both local to Hightower Trail as
well as within the Pope school cluster. Parents and community
members are welcome to attend.
picture day is Monday, 9/24 during student connections times!
Payment due at the time pictures are taken.
join the HTMS Husky Foundation for our annual 6th Grade Family
Pizza and Ice Cream Social, where you can meet and mingle with
other 6th grade families.
Thursday, September 20 from 6:00 - 7:30
Where: 7th Grade Commons
6th grade families are invited to attend (and you won't have to
cook dinner that night!).
is $7.00 per person (Children under 7 years old are $4.00)
Please go to the HTMS Foundation link on the website or follow
this link http://huskyfoundation.org/?page_id=266&action=evregister&event_id=4 to
The first HTMS School Council meeting of this school year will
be held on August 31, 2012 beginning at 8am in the Large
Conference room. Parents and members of the public are welcome
to attend! Questions? Contact
Back to School Info:
Friday, Aug. 10
6th grade Sneak-A-Peek
9:00 – 10:30
7th & 8th graders
new to HTMS 11:00 – 12:00
7th grade Back To The Pack 4:30
8th grade Back To The Pack 5:30
Back to the Pack:
Students will receive their HR’s and locker combos. They will
have a little time to socialize and then we will see them on
Monday morning. Teachers will not be available.
Congratulations to our new principal
HTMS Teacher of the Year
Mr. Wes Auld!!!
2012-2013 School Supply List
FINAL CHANCE THIS SCHOOL YEAR
TO ORDER YEARBOOKS!!!
Click on the banner below to purchase your yearbook for $45.
Want YOUR Photos in the Yearbook?
Upload them here:
The 3rd Annual Husky Hustle was a huge success!!!
here for list of results
Check out our
Partners in Education page to see all our GREAT Partners!!!
Cobb County Mathematics Program
2011 - 2012
Click here to view PowerPoint presentation with audio.
Congratulations Ms. Land!!!
Please join us in congratulating our own
Christy Land for
receiving the CCSD
Middle School Counselor of the Year award for
Congratulations Ms. Little!!!
Please join us in congratulating our own
Stephanie Little for
receiving the CCSD
Middle School Health Education Teacher of the Year award for
Freddie the Falcon and his friends
came to Hightower Trail Thursday morning, Nov. 10, to present
Coach Jerry Richerson with a $1000 check to use for his PE and
Health classes. Coach Richerson was selected for his tireless
efforts in the community, and his passion for teaching our
children at Hightower Trail. Coach Richerson will also be
featured on the Jumbotron at the Falcon's game on Sunday, Nov.
20 vs. the Tennessee Titans.
Hightower Trail in the News
Check out the Reenactors our 8th
graders got to see at
The "Rachel's Challenge" event videotaped at our school
is now airing on COBB edTV (Comcast channel 24 / Smyrna
Charter Cable channel 97). You can see it "at or near
the top of the hour" in our local shows. These shows air
daily (with some exceptions) at 5am / 7am / noon / 5pm /
7pm and midnight. Please see our programming grid at:
Our story will air dozens of times (at least) over the
next several weeks and will be posted within the video
archive on the CCSD Home Page at
Our very own Judy Condon,
Art Specialist, Hightower Trail Middle School, is featured with
John Legend, Joseph Lowery, Mayor Reed, and
Faith Ringgold in the new short film on THE DREAM ART
CONTEST. To see the film, click here
http://www.thedreamartcontest.com/. The deadline
for submissions is November 18.
Congratulations Dr. Wilkins!!!
On Friday, October 7, the physical education and
health teachers at Hightower Trail Middle School presented
Dr. Hilda Wilkins with the Georgia Association for Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Advocate of the
Year award. Dr. Wilkins received the award for her long
support of our school's physical education and health
programs. Pictured from the left Mr. Maynard Gardner, Dr.
Wilkins, Ms Linda Postel, Ms Stephanie Little and Mr. Jerry
- Magazine Fund-raiser Kick-off:
Thursday, September 1
Final Turn-in day: September 14
All proceeds from the Fund-raiser go towards technology and
intructional materials in the classrooms!!!
Pinnacle Registration Night
Thursday September 8, 5:00 - 7:15
On Thursday, September 8, Dr. Lombardi will register all
parents who have not signed up to receive their Pinnacle
Access Codes. Pinnacle Access Codes cannot be issued
until parents complete the registration agreement and
present a picture ID. All codes will be sent by email
within one week of registration. This is the same
evening as the sixth grade social.