High Mountain School


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Pennies for Patients




Cocoa and Cookie


for HMS students and staff on Fri., Feb. 27th

Don't forget to bring in your $3.50.


LAST DAYS LEFT......CONTRIBUTE TO PENNY WARS- Competition between GRADE LEVELS (not homerooms)

During lunches, buy wristbands- $1 each

Go to http://www.penniesforpatients.org/ and find High Mountain School or Click Here.

Thank you

Gifted and Talented


Congratulations to the 8th grade Gifted and Talented students for their 1st place win in the Passaic County Gifted and Talented Consortium's Quiz Bowl.  


Also, congratulations goes to the 5th grade Gifted and Talented students for their 4th place win out of 16 teams at the Passaic County Gifted and Talented Consortium's Annual Battle of the Books.  



Preparing for PARCC Presentation for your information.



Date PBA

(Performance Based Assessment)

Date EOY

(End of Year Assessment)



March 2nd-6th

April 27th-May 1st

Grades 6 and 8

March 9th-13th

May 4th-8th

Grades 4 and 7

March 16th-20th

May 11th-15th

Grades 3 and 5

March 23rd-27th

May 18th-22nd



5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation

Thurs., March 12th at 6:30 pm

HMS Gymnasium

Say Cheese

8th Grade Cap and Gown Pictures  

March 23rd


Spring Pictures

March 31st


Willy Wonka




March 31st and April 1st

7:00 p.m. HMS All Purpose Room

Ticket information coming soon

Student News

The HMS Student Council


The Student Council snack bar

will be available afterschool until 3:04

on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

in the main hallway.

All Snacks $0.75 each: Fruit by the Foot, Potato Chips, Doritos, Cheetos, Fritos, Pretzels, Pirate’s Booty, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oreos, Vanilla Wafers, Rice Crispy Treats, Slim-Jims

Drinks: Mini-Water: $0.50, Full-size Water: $1.00, Iced Tea: $1.25

Nurse Note


Throughout the year, please check the school website for any updated medical issues of concern.

Together we can maintain a healthy school environment for all of our students.

Please refer to this link for frequently asked questions on the Enterovirus-D68:


Check out the Health Resources webpage for any new updates.

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


It is with a great deal of pride that I welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year. Thank you for your commitment to and involvement in the educational success of our students. I am excited to be the principal of a school and community where genuine love for children, high expectations, and character building are a priority. High Mountain School is fortunate to have an outstanding staff, student body, PTO, and parent network that bring enthusiasm, passion and commitment to the vision of our school.

While serving as the principal, my top priority will be providing the best education possible in a nurturing and safe environment for children. Our classroom experiences are designed to ensure that all of our students develop the necessary skills and strategies to become lifelong learners and face the challenges of the 21st century.

Schools of excellence emerge as a result of the collaborative efforts of staff, parents, and community. Together, we share one focus, our children and their future. We believe it is the mutual goal of the home and school to collaborate together to help our students understand their role as members of the school community. Parents are an integral part of our school community. We recognize that parents are our students’ first and best teachers, and as such need to be a critical part of our educational team. This strong partnership with parents and the community benefits all of our students. We look forward to working with you in order to give each child that comes through our door each morning the best educational experience possible. I invite you to be an active member of our learning community. Together we can build a strong educational foundation for every student.

I encourage you to explore our school webpage throughout the year to learn more about High Mountain School. Our webpage offers you the opportunity to learn about new events and access the individual links to gain knowledge of our facility, staff, programs, curriculum, activities, partnerships and other informative topics. Additionally, you can access each teacher’s personalized page that includes classroom highlights, student assignments, and educational links. Please be aware that if concerns arise at any time, you may contact your child’s teacher or myself by emailing or calling the Main Office at 973-427-1220.

At High Mountain School, we will continue to have a strong commitment to academics, character education, cultural enrichment, technology and leadership development. Please join me in working together to ensure that each child at HMS can become a respectful and global citizen.

Thank you for your continued to support. I am very proud of our school and the quality of education and many opportunities we offer our students. I look forward to furthering our partnership in instilling a true love for learning and in continuing to set high standards of excellence for your children, our future leaders. Together, we can create a child-centered learning community where students achieve maximum growth in academics, creativity, character and social awareness. We recognize that our future rest in the hands of our children, and we have tremendous responsibility to help our children strive for excellence. I look forward to an outstanding school year and working with everyone. High Mountain School is a great place to be, and I’m glad we’re all here together.


Melissa Tait

Upcoming Events

Chimes- In the Music Room
March 03, 2015 (7:45 AM - 8:25 AM)

HMS Math Club- Mrs. Ajaimy's Rm
March 03, 2015 (3:04 PM - 4:04 PM)

HMS Newspaper Club- In the Computer Lab
March 03, 2015 (3:04 PM - 4:04 PM)

Sports Club- In the HMS Gym
March 04, 2015 (3:04 PM - 4:04 PM)

Through the Lens- Room 106
March 04, 2015 (3:04 PM - 4:04 PM)

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