High Mountain School



Click  here for April's Calendar showing Letter Days


HIGH MOUNTAIN STUDENTS…are you an aspiring teacher?

If you are interested in the profession of teaching
then you may want to attend the
New Jersey Future Educators
Association Middle School Conference: 
Inspiring Teachers for the Next Generation.
May 22nd at Montclair State University
Paperwork due by Friday, April 11th
Only 15 students permitted – names will be randomly drawn

Special Olympics

Did you know that the Special Olympics

will be held in June here in New Jersey?

High Mountain School's students are taking part in a letter writing campaign to welcome and honor the olympic athletes to our great state.  

We are proud to be a supporter of the USA Games.


For more information, go to www.2014specialolympics.org



Grades 7 & 8 April 28th - May 1st

Grades 5 & 6 May 5th - 8th

How can you help?

Have your child get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast.

Also, be sure to have your child arrive to school on time.

For more information, please click on a link below.

NJASK Grades 3-5 Parent Guide 2014

NJASK Grades 6-8 Parent Guide 2014



It's Here...

HMS Newspaper Club's 1st Issue

Thank you to the PTO for funding this club and making it all possible.  Please look out for a 2nd issue in early June.

School News


Please click below to view our 1st Issue's digital copy.

We hope you enjoy it!  Happy reading!

The 2013-2014 HMSChallengeIS...




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


It is with a great deal of pride that I welcome you to the 2013-2014 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
April 22, 2014 (7:40 AM - 8:25 AM)

HMS Newspaper Club- In the Computer Lab
April 22, 2014 (3:05 PM - 4:05 PM)

HMS Math Club- Mrs. Gasparro's Room
April 22, 2014 (3:10 PM - 4:10 PM)

Chorus- In the Music Room
April 23, 2014 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

HMS Sports Club- 5th & 6th Grades- In the Gym
April 23, 2014 (3:05 PM - 4:05 PM)

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