Previous 2013-2014 Announcements:
The Cobb County School District is
again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the
2014-2015 school year.
Applications will be available
beginning February 10, 2014. For more information, please
2014-15 School Choice website.
State of Georgia has developed a survey for parents, personnel,
and students to take in order to calculate each school's School
Climate Star Rating as
part of the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI).
The CCRPI index is how schools are rated in our state. Survey
results are anonymous and will be submitted directed to the
Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Data results will
not be available to the public and will not be posted online.
Participation in the survey is not mandatory, but more
participation will result in more accurate results for our
take a few moments to complete the parent survey at the
following link using your personal computer, smartphone, or
iPad. If you do not have Internet access, please call the
school and we will arrange for you to have access through our
computer lab. The survey has 20 questions and should take
no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete.
Thank you for all you do for our school and community.
Please visit our link below for information on the
Presentation: Internet Safety & Cyberbullying
Parenting in the Digital Age has its
challenges. Come join us as we identify the risks and
rewards that youth face online (based on research rather than
the media) and empower parents with the tools they need to
“parent in the digital world.”
Presenter: Dr. Patricia Agatston
Date: Tuesday, October 29th
Time: 7:00 pm (PTSA General
Meeting begins at 6:45)
The presentation will cover:
• The digital
divide between youth and adults
• Teens and
• Behaviors that put
youth at risk online
• Protecting your
• Cyberbullying –
what’s the big deal?
Please join us for this event!
Picture Retakes are October 1!
Students who had their picture taken in August and purchased a
photo package and are not pleased with their photos may have
their picture retaken. They must bring the complete photo
package to the theater to return in order to have their picture
retaken. Students who were absent on the original picture day
need to have their picture taken on October 1 in order to have
their picture in the yearbook.
Hightower Trail 8th
grade students and their parents are invited to the Rising 9th
Grade Meeting, “A Pope Preview,” on Monday, September 30, 2013
at 7:00 P.M.
at Pope High School.
This will be you and your child’s first
opportunity to visit Pope as part of the transition process from
8th Grade to high
school. We look forward to having you join us for this most
TONIGHT - Help Raise Money for HTMS!
Zaxby's (Johnson Ferry Road in front of Wal-Mart) is sponsoring
a family night out for HTMS TONIGHT from 5pm - 8pm! They will
donate 10% of the total sales to the PTSA at Hightower Trail.
Come out and enjoy dinner at Zaxby's!
It's that easy...no flyers! Give Mom the night off! Please
encourage your friends and neighbors to eat at Zaxby's!!!!
Seminar to help parents and teens understand online
The Cobb Police
Department will host two separate Internet safety seminars for
teens, teachers and parents. They will feature question and
answer sessions to help the public. The free events will take
place at the Cobb County
Safety Village, 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta.
Topics planned for discussion include cyber bullying, social
media and sexual exploitation of youths. People are encouraged
to attend and become educated about these important issues.
• 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug
• 7-9 p.m., Monday, Aug.
Registration is required. Contact email@example.com or 770-852-3270 for
School Pictures of Georgia will be here
this coming Monday, 8/26 to take all student photos for the
yearbook. The photos will also be available for purchase.
A pre-paid envelope will be sent home with your child this week.
If you would like to purchase your child’s photo, this pre-paid
envelope should be given to the photographer at the time of his
or her photo; do not send photo envelopes to the front office or
place them in the school safe. Photos will be taken during
the connections times.
BACK TO SCHOOL 2013-2014
SNEAK A PEEK!!!
Sneak a Peek will take place on August 6. Please
click on the applicable link(s) below.
All 6th graders click
here for your Sneak a Peek info.
NEW Rising 7th and 8th
RETURNING 7th and 8th
HTMS Required Summer AC Math Packets
WE MADE IT!!!
8th Graders in Washington, D.C.
Thank you to
everyone who came out and supported the Hightower PE department
and participated in the annual Hightower Husky Hustle 5K.
Congratulations to everyone who finished and to all of our
Results can be
Please note: There was a slight error in
the 46-55 male age group winner and the correct winners are:
Christpher Conboy 1st and Barry Powell was 2nd
Hightower Trail is Platinum!!!
Thirty-seven Cobb County schools have been honored for academic
success by the Georgia Department of Education and the
Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. The awards are based
on student performance on the Criterion-Referenced Competency
Tests (CRCT, for elementary and middle schools) and the Georgia
High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT, for high schools). These
state assessments help determine a school’s Adequate Yearly
Progress status. Each award has four honor levels – Platinum,
Gold, Silver and Bronze – that correspond to a school’s
consistent performance and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
The Highest Performance award is given to schools that have a
very high percentage of students meeting test standards.
We are proud to announce that
Hightower Trail has received Platinum status this year!
Congratulations also to the schools in our feeder
Mountain View: Gold
Shallowford Falls: Gold