Hightower Trail Middle School

Laura Montgomery, Principal

Joni Myler, AP7/8 | Ruth Hesson, AP6 | Christina Huffman, SSA

3905 Post Oak Tritt Rd.
Marietta, Ga. 30062
Phone: (770) 578-7225
Fax: (770) 578-7227
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Previous 2018-2019 Announcements:

 

Picture Day is coming!

August 30, 2018

Please complete the Order form that was sent home and bring it to school on the 30th or you can go to http://www.GCIportraits.com to print an Order form or pre-pay online.

 

 

IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

Click HERE for Sneak-A-Peek Information sheet and required forms. Print packet. Complete forms. All grade levels, in order to receive locker assignment, bring completed forms to Sneak-A-Peek and turn in to HR teacher.  Required forms will also be available in the gym at Sneak-A-Peek.


2018 SUMMER INFORMATION

Click here for all required summer assignments (summer reading, math packets, 8th social studies packet), and supply lists.

Sneak a Peek is Tuesday, July 31.

6th grade: 9:00 - 11:00 am

7th grade: 12:30 - 2:00 pm

8th grade: 2:30 - 4:00 pm

 

HTMS student course requests will be made available Friday, July, 20th via ParentVue.  By logging into ParentVue and clicking Course Requests, you will able to see the courses in which your child is scheduled; this does not include Connections classes.  This will not give you the teacher nor the order of the classes.  If you do not have a ParentVue account, you will be able to register for one at Sneak A Peek.

 


Please click here for a letter from Mrs. Montgomery regarding school safety.

 

 

 

 

Previous 2017-2018 Announcements:

 

HUSKY SUMMER CAMP 2018

Looking for something for your student to do in June?  Click HERE for a description of each class, and HERE for additional information and registration form.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and classes will fill up quickly.  Register early.  Questions? Email: HTMSSUMMERCAMP@GMAIL.COM

 

 

It is my 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 24th. It is always exciting to have the opportunity to showcase students’ work. Attached is a list of our planned events, which begin at 5:00 p.m.  There will be performances by our chorus, orchestra and band students, and a featured art show of student work. Students’ artwork are frame and are $35, which will benefit the visual arts program. Help us in supporting the arts and we look forward to seeing you!
 Mrs. Payne

 

 

 

17 Days of Kindness

As part of Hightower Trail’s Acts of Kindness Project, we are suggesting that students participate in completing a different act of kindness each day beginning on March 14th until Spring Break.  Students will log their acts of kindness on the attached log and as they complete five acts, they will turn the sheet into the box that will be located in the atrium.  For every journal of five acts each student completes they will be recognized on our Acts of Kindness Wall.  Please encourage your student to participate in this project over the next 17 days.   

Click here for a list of acts of kindness.  Please choose a different act each day and record the act on the attached journal.

 

 

School Choice (HB 251) Transfers

 Monday, February 5 will be the first day that parents/guardians may be applying for school choice transfers.  School/grade capacity numbers will be posted and the online application will be available on the District’s website.  We will be continuing the practice of only accepting online applications.  A kiosk will be set up in the lobby of 514 Glover Street in order to provide access to parents/guardians who may need it.

2018-19 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251)

transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual school

capacity information and applications will be available beginning

February 5, 2018 on the District website. For more information, please

see our 2018-19 School Choice webpage.

Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  

 

HTMS JUNE CAMP SURVEY MONKEY

Is your student interested in attending a June Camp at Hightower Trail?!? 

Morning Camp?  Afternoon Camp?  All Day?   

Dates (All classes are Monday – Thursday)

Week 1: June 4 – 7        

Week 2: June 11 – 14        

Week 3: June 18 – 22        

Week 4: June 25 – 28 

Hours

AM Session: 9:00 – 12:00             PM Session: 1:00 – 4:00 

Click https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QN6KYGZ to take a brief survey to determine if there is interest in a summer camp for rising 6th through 9th graders. Your feedback is very important!

 

 

Sibling Transfers

Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018.   

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx.


STEM Newsletter - November 2017 edition

 

 

Congratulations to our wonderful counseling department! Deirdre Walsh – counseling clerk, Jeni Norris – 7 th grade, Lara Salzman – 6 th grade, and Travis Schmid – 8 th grade. The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, datadriven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. This year 104 schools from 27 states will receive this designation. Congratulations!!! 

 

Coffee with the Counselors

Friday 11/10 @8:15 AM

Art It Out Therapy Center counselors will discuss helping parents recognize anxiety in middle school children.

They will focus on how to talk with children & teens who are anxious and will also teach parents critical coping strategies.


The 2017 Husky Hustle is coming!!!

Click here for the registration form.

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK SPONSORED BY STUDENT COUNCIL

Show your school spirit next week! Monday, October 30 – Friday, November 3

Monday is “Matching Day” – Find a friend (or group) and dress alike!

Tuesday is “Grade Level Colors Day” – 6th wear Blue, 7th wear Green, 8th wear Red or you may wear an appropriate costume.

Wednesday is “Vs. Day” – Dress up as competing pairs – UGA vs. Florida or         Nadal vs. Federer or Dorothy vs. Wicked Witch or Dog vs. Cat

Thursday is “Formal Day” – School dress code applies. J

Friday is “Character Homeroom Wars” – Each hallway across grade levels dresses alike “A” hall – Movies, “B” hall – Animals, “C” hall – Sports, “D” hall – Rock Stars

 

 

 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 at 6:45 PM in the HTMS Theater

Learn about growing issues in the East Cobb Community:

Please join us for an interactive discussion with Jeff Dess the coordinator of the Prevention Intervention Center of Cobb County Schools. Additionally, he is an author and inspirational speaker for young people and adults alike. He has been effectively working with kids, teens, and adults for over 25 years.

 He will be at HTMS to address current trends facing our teens and to answer questions from parents on topics such as:

  • Bullying Behavior, Cyber-Bullying and Violence Prevention
  • Music and the Media   
  • Stress     
  • Suicide and Depression     
  • Healthy Relationships           
  • Drug Prevention       
  • Internet Safety/Social Media

 

Click here for registration form.

 

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Karen Strott, our 2017 – 2018 Teacher of the Year!

 

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Denis Oliver, our 2017 – 2018 Classified Employee of the Year!

 

Picture Day is Coming!

Fall Picture Day is Thursday, August 31st. Students will receive payment packets from their homeroom teacher a couple days prior to picture day. However, if you would like to purchase online in advance go to our website www.gciportraits.com. Click on the tab at the top to 'prepay for pictures'.  The school code for Hightower Trail is HiTrlF17.


Summer Reading 2017

The link to the 2017 Summer Reading Lists is located on the left side of the webpage. ALL students are required to complete the summer reading assignments which will be discussed in language arts classes at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.


Summer Math Packets 2017
Click Here

 

2017-2018 Supply Lists

Click here for Rising 6th Grade 2017-18 Supply List

Click here for Rising 7th and 8th Grades 2017-18 Supply List

 

 

SNEAK-A-PEEK is Friday, July 28.

IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

Click HERE for digital copy of Family Information Guide and Student Code of Conduct 2017 – 2018.

 

Click HERE for Sneak-A-Peek Information sheet and required forms. Print packet. Complete forms. All grade levels, in order to receive locker assignment, bring completed forms to Sneak-A-Peek and turn in to HR teacher.  Hard copies of these forms will also be available in the gym at Sneak-A-Peek.


AC Placement and Scheduling 2017-18

Placement criteria for the 2017-2018 school year is now located on the right side of the webpage. All students will be notified via ParentVUE of course requests for next year, which will include if they qualify for advanced content classes.  Course requests will be made visible on July 10.