OCT 15-19 conference week

   MONDAY 10/15
RED RIBBON DAY
“WEAR RED”
WEAR RED TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR RED RIBBON WEEK

TUESDAY 10/16
“TEAM UP TO STOMP OUT DRUGS”  
WEAR YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TEAM JERSEY

WEDNESDAY 10/17  
“DON’T SLIP UP WITH DRUGS – BE YOURSELF” 
WEAR SLIPPERS AND PAJAMAS 
DOOR DECORATIONS WILL BE JUDGED

THURSDAY 10/18
“SUPER HERO DAY” 
SAVE THE DAY.  DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE SUPER HERO

FRIDAY 10/19
“PAL DAY” DRESS LIKE YOUR PAL

BOX TOPS

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.

Early Release week of Oct 15-19 Parent teacher conferences.

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.

STUDENT NAME

Parents Conference Week
TIME OCT 17th OCT 18 th OCT 19th
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
GAA 6-8

Updates….

Dear parents,

Following is a little update of the work your children have done during the past two weeks.

Reading:

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.

Writing

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.

Science:

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.

 

Cut-a-Thon for Autism

The Association of Stylists and Barbers 8th TASB Cut-a-Thon for Autism is starting up from now to September 29. Over 25 salons and barbershops creating autism awareness, in unique ways, across the states including Levell’s Cutz Barbershop in Smyrna, Sept. 16 and Heads-Up Hair Design in Kennesaw, Sept. 29, who are creating festivities inside and outside. Website: TASB CUT-A-THON ’18 – TASB 

CCSD Transition Services Invites you to attend  

When:  October 9th, 2018

Where:  Hillgrove High School

Time:  4:30PM-7:00PM

Don’t Miss the Breakout Sessions!*

Time
4:30-5:00 Chattahoochee Technical College Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Tommy Nobis
5:15-5:45 Supported Employment Specialist Kennesaw State University Autism Speaks
6:00-6:30 KSU Inclusive Academy Program Goodwill Industries FAFSA-

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

*Breakout sessions are subject to change due to speaker availability.

Representatives will be available to assist with completing applications for vocational rehabilitation services

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before any sessions you would like to attend.

                                                                                                                       

Please join us for a college and career fair designed just for students with disabilities.  Vendors will be on hand to help you learn about what happens after high school and what resources are available to help you transition into the adult world.

 

For questions or more information, please contact the SSA at your student’s school.

This Week!!!!!

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

GAA 6-8

 

 

Transition Talks !!!!

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 12thPope High School 

Topic-Waivers 6:30 pm  7:30 pm   

March 12th– Hillgrove High School 

Topic- Vendor Night (Day programs, group homes, respite, etc.) 

6:30pm-7:30pm 

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: 

Updates! 8/20/2018

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.

Welcome back to school

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.

 

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