Previous 2014-2015 Announcements: 




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


Click here for information on community meetings in our area. Look for a flyer to come home in your student's backpack.


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



When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on December 8, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not included in the released score for each middle school.  Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate drop across the district.  The issue was immediately addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved. 


Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January.  Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase.  The corrected scores will be issued by the State within the next 45 days.



As the district prepares for its annual Title III ESOL Monitoring requirements, the IWC will be hosting an annual Title III Educational Fair on Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This annual educational fair is open to all CCSD parents, students and community members with transportation provided.

Click here for more information  



Night of the Arts

It is our privilege to welcome you on behalf of the Fine Arts teachers at Hightower Trail Middle School, to our Night of the Arts program scheduled for April 23, 2015.   It is always exciting to have the opportunity to showcase students’ work. Attached is a list of our planned events, which begin at 6:00 p.m. and will include performances by our chorus, orchestra, band and an art show by our students. We look forward to seeing you on Night of the Arts!


Summer Reading Book Fair is Coming!

Hightower Trail is holding our annual Summer Reading Book Fair April 23-May 2 in the media center. Regular book fair hours are 8:30-4:00. We will be open April 23 for Night of the Arts from 6:00-8:00 and on May 2 for Husky 101 camp 30 minutes prior to each session. Required grade level summer reading lists are posted below. Support the HTMS media center by purchasing your summer books here!





We are excited to present our 1st Husky Hoop-it Up 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament this year!

Click here for more details!


2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website.  For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage.

School Choice Applications available at


School Council

The next HTMS School Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 18 from 7:45 - 8:45 am in the Conference Room at HTMS. 


Donʼt forget to order GIFT CARDS for the holidays and a percentage of the money
comes back to HTMS Foundation!
Simply write a check to HTMS Foundation, turn in the order form, and pickup your cards
at HTMS!
DATES: October 13 - November 7
Click here for the ORDER FORM
Order forms along with your check can be turned into the HTMS front office
Cards will be available to pickup during the week of November 17 at HTMS
DEADLINE TO ORDER is November 7.
Questions? please email

Conference Week / Book Fair

Remember that this week is conference week. Students will be released at 2:20.

The Book Fair is going on Monday - Thursday 8:30-4:30 and 8:30-2:00 on Friday in the 8th Commons. Please stop by!

If you can't make it to the fair in person, visit our online fair by clicking here.


The Husky Hustle is coming!

Lace up those running/walking shoes!!!

Hightower Trail’s annual Husky Hustle is in the fall this year!!!!


Date: October 25th, 2014

Time: 8:00 am (race day registration opens at 7:15)


Click here for more the registration form


Thursday, September 11

HTMS Husky Foundation is hosting 6th Grade Family Pizza Social at 6:30 pm. All HTMS 6th graders and their families are invited to join us for dinner and the chance to meet and have fun with other new students and families as you begin your journey at HTMS. $6 per person (includes 2 slices of pizza, a healthy side, drink and dessert); $3 for children under 5 (includes 1 slice of pizza and other items listed above. Sign up at the HTMS Husky Foundation website! 

Sports-A-Rama Night

Friday, September 5
8:00-10:00 pm
Admission: $10

Come join the fun with your PE teachers!  Everyone is invited for open basketball gym, music with a local D.J., open batting cages, pizza and drinks.  It is a Lock-In - Parents please come inside to pick up your student.  Not a school sponsored event but a physical education and health fund-raiser!



Watch for information from the PTSA concerning suggested supplemental materials.


Click here for the 2014-2015 HRRB List








SNEAK-A-PEEK 2014 for ALL 6th Grade Students

Friday, August 1, 2014

9:00 – 10:30

Click here for the 6th grade checklist


SNEAK-A-PEEK 2014 for NEW to HTMS 7th & 8th Grade Students

August 1, 2014

11:00 – 12:00

Click here for the NEW 7th/8th grade checklist


SNEAK-A-PEEK 2014 for RETURNING 7th & 8th Grade Students

Friday, August 1, 2014 

4:30 – 5:30   All Returning 7th Graders ONLY

5:30 – 6:30 All Returning 8th Graders ONLY

Students who are accompanied by at least one (1) parent

will receive their homeroom & locker assignment.

Please report to the theater.

Click here for the RETURNING 7th/8th grade checklist