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North Haledon
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September 6th!

515 High Mountain Road North Haledon, NJ 07508





Dear High Mountain School Students, Parents, Guardians, and Community Members –

While I have enjoyed working in the North Haledon School District as the Supervisor of Academic Affairs, I am thrilled to embark on this new journey as your High Mountain School Principal.

            I completed my undergraduate work at Kutztown University, earning a degree in Elementary Education and in Early Childhood Education.  I also hold two Master’s Degrees – one in Reading and Literacy Instruction and another in Educational Administration. I have been an educator for 15 years, serving in many capacities in multiple districts, ranging from preschool to grade 8.  

As the Supervisor of Academic Affairs, I was able to dive into the North Haledon School’s curriculum and programming head first and get a thorough understanding of the work each of our teachers and students puts forth on a daily basis. There is a genuine sense of enthusiasm and excitement in our classrooms that makes learning fun and meaningful while bringing the curriculum to life. The students are being challenged as critical thinkers and problem solvers through active participation.

I am eager to lead the dedicated staff of High Mountain School and to establish a positive climate of collaboration between home and school.  Our student body is an exceptional group who can achieve anything they strive to accomplish. As such, they are expected to demonstrate good citizenship and personal responsibility for their academics and behavior. The staff will foster that and encourage the students’ growth at this pivotal time in their lives. Parents, teachers and administrators will support one another with a common goal in mind – what’s best for the students. This needs to be at the forefront of our decision making each and every day.

As the year progresses, please know that I am here to work with you to make the 2016-2017 school year as successful and positive as possible. The teachers and I can always be reached at 973-427-1220 or via email to discuss any concerns as they arise. Please also check the school’s website often for updates and announcements.



Mrs. Michele Mazzola

Principal, High Mountain School 




 Summer Reading


June 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

As the summer months are rapidly approaching, I would once again like you to consider incorporating reading into your summer plans.  Your teachers have selected novels from various genres.  Though reading these is an optional activity that will not be graded, all of these novels are enjoyable summer reads that will introduce you to the multiple themes your class will focus on throughout the year. 

While you may already have other choices in mind for books to read this summer, consider selecting one (or more!) of these books to add to your reading list.  The book lists for each grade level will be posted on the district website: If it is not possible for you to reprint these materials from home you may visit the High Mountain School main office for a copy of the list. 

In addition, High Mountain School is announcing its summer mathematics packet for students in Grades 5 through 8. The purpose of the summer math packet is to maintain and review math skills learned throughout the year.  It will also prepare your child for the mathematical skills for the next grade level.

These activities are varied and are meant to show how much fun and relevant math can be in everyday life. We ask that you check over your child’s work to see that he/she is working accurately. The packets will also be available on the district website,, or in the main office at High Mountain School.

Please encourage your child to complete these voluntary activities over the summer to keep their skills fresh and be best prepared for a smooth start in September.

Have a great summer,

Mrs. Mazzola                                                            

Principal, High Mountain School                                     


Summer Reading Lists Grades 5-8




Entering 5th Grade Summer Math Packet

Entering 6th Grade Summer Math Packet

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 Supply Lists

5th Grade Supply List

6th Grade Supply List

7th Grade Supply List

8th Grade Supply List

Ms. Tanis 7th-8th Grade Supply List


 See you on September 6th!




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We appreciate parents continued assistance as you demonstrate safety when driving your vehicles on school property and in our neighboring streets.


Please keep in mind that students, parents, and staff utilize the parking lot as pedestrians, so it's important to reduce the speed of your vehicle while on the campus of the High Mountain Middle School.  Students, parents, and staff safety must be everone's priority. The traffic flows extremely well in the morning and afternoon when parents utlize the drop-off and pick-up lane. 

Please refrain from utilizing the center lane located in the front of the school, getting out of your vehicles, parking in the front of the building when dropping off or picking up your children. If you must park, please do so in a parking spot. Unattended cars that are parked in the drop-off and pick-up lane hinder the traffic flow.

Thank you for assisting us with keeping the High Mountain Middle School safe for all who attend, work, and visit.

Mrs. Michele Mazzola

Principal, High Mountain School 

Drive Slow We love our children


**As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122),
the North Haledon Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades
here on the district's homepage, to the district's HIB webpage,
 to each individual school's webpage and to the district's public menu.  

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Michele Mazzola, Anti-Bullying Coordinator,
if you have any questions.**