High Mount School - Home Of The Trojans
Hello and welcome back! Words can’t express the level of excitement and anticipation I have for the upcoming school year, and my return to High Mount School.
I taught art for fifteen years at HMS and enjoyed working with our students, faculty, and staff. For the past two years, I served as the Assistant Principal at Red Bud Elementary School. During my time at RBES I gained valuable leadership experience and ideas for using technology as a tool to enhance learning in the classroom, as well as improving communication for all stakeholders.
High Mount School takes great pride in a constant search for best education practices and implementing new programs that assist in learning. This year will be no exception. Upon my return to HMS, I look forward to collaborating with our faculty and staff and providing support in an effort to better meet the needs for all of our students.
We at High Mount School work hard to ensure the best education possibilities are presented to your children. I believe that with hard work and dedication by the faculty and staff of High Mount School, as well as the continued commitment from you the parents, we will continue to present the students of High Mount School with great opportunities.
Principal, High Mount School
April 9 - April 11 - IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) Testing dates for Grades 3 to 5
April 18 - 22 - No School - Spring Break
School Events Calendar
The first school, consisting of one room, was built in 1880. By 1960, eight additional classrooms and a basement were added. In 1967, six more rooms and a multi-purpose room were added. In 1992, the new gym and two classrooms were added and extensive remodeling was completed. In April, 2001, the community voted to help High Mount expand the school. This expansion provided needed space for the growing student population, storage areas, and allowed for enhancements to the curriculum.
In 2003, great things happened again. Construction of a new wing began. We now have new and additional classrooms, band/chorus music room, science laboratory and new offices. In 2006 we installed an electronic marquee and constructed a new main entry-way.