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
here to read a letter from the Assistant Superintendent of
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Summer Reading Book Fair is
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
here for more details!
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
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.
HTMS HUSKY FOUNDATION HOLIDAY
GIFT CARD SALES
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
DATES: October 13 - November 7
for the ORDER FORM
Order forms along with your check can be turned into the HTMS
Cards will be available to pickup during the week of November 17
DEADLINE TO ORDER is November 7.
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
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
more the registration form
FAMILY PIZZA SOCIAL
Thursday, September 11
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
Friday, September 5
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!
2014-2015 HTMS SUPPLY LIST
for information from the PTSA concerning suggested supplemental
here for the
2014-2015 HRRB List
SUMMER MATH PACKETS
FOR SUMMER READING LISTS
for ALL 6th
Friday, August 1, 2014
9:00 – 10:30
here for the 6th grade checklist
for NEW to HTMS
7th & 8th
August 1, 2014
11:00 – 12:00
here for the NEW
7th/8th grade checklist
7th & 8th
Friday, August 1, 2014
4:30 – 5:30 All
Returning 7th Graders ONLY
5:30 – 6:30 All Returning 8th
Students who are accompanied
by at least one (1) parent
will receive their homeroom &
Please report to the theater.
here for the RETURNING 7th/8th