BOX TOPS COMPETITION!
This is the first Box Tops competition of the year! The homeroom in each grade level
that turns in the most Box Tops will win a “Breakfast Party” to be catered by our very
own HTMS Café!
This contest will run until Friday, November 16, the day before the Thanksgiving break.
So bring in those Box Tops and turn them into your HR teacher
– Make sure the Box Tops have not expired!
2 – Trim neatly and as close as possible.
3 – Count out 50.
4 – Get a snack sized baggie.
5 – Legibly write your name and your homeroom teacher’s name on the baggie.
6 – Turn in to your homeroom teacher by Friday, November 16.
Dear parents ,
I will be holding 20 minute parent conferences on Oct 17-18-19 from 1:40 to 3:10. Please check all times that would work for you so that I can arrange my schedule. I would love for you to come a see all the work you children have done. I am sending you a paper where you can check and send back to me as soon as possible.
|Parents Conference Week
||OCT 18 th
|1:40 – 2:00
|2:10 – 2:30
|2:40 – 3:00
|3:10 – 3:30
|PLEASE PUT A CHECK MARK IN ALL THE TIMES YOU WOULD BE AVAILABLE
|Thank you and have a great day,
Cristina Moreno M.Ed.
Hightower trail Middle school
Following is a little update of the work your children have done during the past two weeks.
we have finished our second chapter book of the year (A small white scar by K.A. Nuzum). Please ask questions at home. We will work in additional adaptive activities and reading comprehension analysis for the next 2 weeks. After fall break we will start a new book.
We are learning to find definitions of new words according to the units we develop and are writing full paragraphs explaining their understanding in their own words.
We finished our Ecosystem Unit where we learned about Biotic (living organisms) and Abiotic (non living organisms). we explored the rain-forest, pond and dessert ecosystems and identified what factors are Biotic and Abiotic in each. We also did some research and found examples of Biotic organisms and how they interacted with Abiotic organisms. there are many very interesting videos on you tube about ecosystems. Nice activity to do with your children. you can also use Brain Pop. login: Hightowertrailms Password: Huskies they have lots of videos and practice quizzes.
We have started our Earth Unit and will follow with the Sun and the Moon also we will explore Phases of the Moon.
Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.
This week we will;
- Begin to read A Small White Scar by K.A. Nuzum it is a Fiction book. All the students voted to read this book.
- In Science we will explore what Biotic and Abiotic does to our habitat and ecosystems. We will learn about Weathering, erosion,and deposition.
- Social Studies we will learn about Labor Day and it’s origins.
- For writing we will continue to practice skills daily making sure spacing, shape,and directionality are accomplished. We will also begin using word in our computers to write compound sentences and paragraphs.
Please use www.brainpop.com to practice our science and social studies topics, watch videos and take the quizzes as many times as needed to ensure understanding. Login: hightowertrailms Password: huskies
Have a great week.
Cristina Moreno M.Ed
Higtower Trail Middle School
Dear Parents please take advantage of the resources you have.
Hosted by Cobb County School District
Transition Resource Specialists (TRS)
October 2nd– Campbell High School
Topic-SSI 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
February 12th–Pope High School
Topic-Waivers 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
March 12th– Hillgrove High School
Topic- Vendor Night (Day programs, group homes, respite, etc.)
April 16th– Kennesaw Mountain High School
Topic-Guardianship 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
To obtain information about any of the sessions, please contact the TRS for
your student’s school:
Dear Parents and Students.
We Finished reading our first chapter book for this year. We all loved Stone Fox and developed many activities analyzing main and secondary characters, setting, plot and theme. We also reinforced the use of descriptive words to add detail in our sentences.
Everyone worked in math at their skill levels. (word problems, money, add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages, fractions)
In Science we started a unit on weather versus climate. Identifying types of fronts, vocabulary words such as forecast, seasonal, measure, temperature, barometer, thermometer and more. and we will learn what would be the appropriate clothing for each type of weather.
Hope you have a great week.
Cristina Moreno M.Ed.
Hightower Trail Middle School
GAA 6-8 Unit.
Hello, I am Mrs. Moreno and this is my 28th year teaching students with special needs. I am originally from Ecuador in South America. Mrs. Humby will be the paraprofessional in the classroom. We are happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills. Ask them questions about the chapter book we are reading. This year We plan to read 4-6 chapter books. We are reading Stone Fox and your children are very engaged and actively participating.
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life.
5) Asks you to sign or/ and send papers, materials, homework. It is their responsibility to show you their communication folder and to bring it back daily. Keep home notes at home.
Thank you very much to all of you who have gone out of your way to send materials from the supply list. This will be a wonderful school year.