Welcome to Hightower Trail
Laura Montgomery - Principal
Joni Myler - Assistant Administrator


News and Announcements/Information:


HTMS School Council is currently accepting nominations to fill 2 parent representative positions for the 2014-2016 term. 

Please complete the nomination form and submit it to the HTMS front office between April 14-25, 2014. 

Candidate information will be posted in the lobby at HTMS and voting for candidates will be May 2 -16, 2014. 



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.


Cobb Schools Will Meet Student Needs, Address Instructional Time Lost To Weather

Click here for Hightower Trail's Tactical Plan to Maximize Remaining Instructional Days


 Academies @ Pope

College and Career Pathways @ Pope High School

http://www.cobbk12.org/pope/Academies/Academies_logo2.jpgAcademies @ 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 Engineering Pathway

Culinary Arts Academy

Globalization 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 college

Teachers incorporate real-world examples into all academic and specialized courses

Students share smaller personalized environments with classmates with common interests and a team of teachers who serve as their advocates

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 2014-2015 

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 www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.



Click here for more information on how you can purchase gift cards for the holidays and give back to Hightower Trail!



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 joe.lombardi@cobbk12.org.


 Congratulations to
HTMS Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Melody Stout!!!


Click here to watch Dr. Hinojosa's presentation of the Cobb County School District


  BYOD Initiative for 7th and 8th grade only

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) PowerPoint

BYOD Proposal for School Participation


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Carpool Safety Procedures


 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 top-performing countries.

Click 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 required documentation.


*Click here for previous announcements*

Please note that the Hightower Trail calendar is merged with the CCSD calendar.

Hightower Trail Middle School
Calendar of Events

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

Click here for the 8th grade 2014
Washington, DC blog


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8th Grade High School Transition Timeline