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North Haledon
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BOE Work Session Meeting

Wed., Mar. 8th  7:00 pm

Memorial School's

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515 High Mountain Road North Haledon, NJ 07508


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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 

January 18, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In order to support a conducive learning environment and minimize distractions to normal school operations, High Mountain School's dress code will continue to be enforced.  This was outlined in the Student Handbook and signed off on in September by the parents. A copy of the dress code component has been posted on our school district's website.

Students' clothing shall not be revealing. Be cognizant of the length of dresses and shorts, and that all undergarments are covered. Per the dress code, prohibited garments and styles include, but are not limited to:

  • Clothing with holes and tears.
  • Tank tops, spaghetti straps, fishnet shirts and off the shoulder shirts.
  • Gang related apparel, hats, sunglasses, and flip flops 
  • Unusual hair styles, colors and shaved heads.

If a student's attire falls outside the guidelines of the Dress Code, progressive consequences will be enforced.  Parents and guardians will be contacted each time to provide appropriate attire for the student.  

Please refer to the full description of the Dress Code and consequences on the school website.  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


Michele Mazzola

Principal, High Mountain School 


Re-Registration for Grades 2 and 5
Monday, February 27th through Friday, March 3rd
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
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Wednesday, March 15th

6:30 p.m. 

HMS Gymnasium



bake sale


Thursday, March 23rd

2:49 - 4:30 p.m.

Main Hallway

Thanking you in advance for your support!




6th & 7th GRADE

Wednesday, March 29th - Wednesday, April 5th 


5th & 8th GRADE

Wednesday, April 19th - Wednesday, April 26th 




 PTO Sponsored First Session

HMS Newspaper Club Issue

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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.  

Jennie Rosen, Anti-Bullying Specialist

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