Howell Mountain Elementary School District

Tomorrow's Success Starts Today!


  • Are you ready for the First Day of School?

    We are!

    Please join us for our first morning assembly at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015! You can meet our new staff members and your new classmates! We look forward to seeing you!

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Summer Work at HMS
Every summer, much is done to prepare the school for the upcoming school year. This year is no different.
During this summer's changes, we have been working on streamlining some of our infrastructure and making things easier to use.
Unfortunately, the changes may have affected access for the past week, and may affect it for another week. If need to speak with someone at the school, please call 965-2423 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you are a staff member having difficulty accessing your email or system, please contact Michael Kauble.
Important Surveys
The school is asking parents to complete the following TWO surveys. The first survey involves questions about our Local Control and Accountability Plan, and will help us determine how we budget our funds.
The second survey will ask parents about their interest in sending their students to Howell Mountain School versus St. Helena Schools.
Please click on the links below and complete the surveys.
Local Control and Accountability - English - CLOSED
Local Control and Accountability - Spanish - CLOSED
St. Helena Schools - English - CLOSED
St. Helena Schools - Spanish - CLOSED
Thank you for your participation and helping us make these important decisions.
Howell Mountain School is having a Rummage Sale!
Starting on Friday, May 15th at 3:00 p.m., the Multi-Use Room will house donated treasures from across Angwin and beyond! Although we close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, there are two more chances to visit us and support the school!
We will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What's even better than a Rummage Sale that supports the classes at Howell Mountain School? How about the fact that we accept Mastercard and Visa? That's right! No need to bring cash as we will be happy to accept your plastic!
Also in Angwin that weekend is the Annual Flea Market held at the College Market Complex. For one day only, May 17, 2015, and hosted by the Angwin Volunteer Fire Department!

Sell your stuff or browse for deals while hanging out with the community and your local EMS.  Helicopters, fire engines, food and more will be on available and on display throughout the day.  The Flea Market will raise money and awareness for the local fire department.

Please be sure to support all of the community efforts that weekend!
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., Howell Mountain School will hold its annual Kindergarten Orientation for parents of children who are entering Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten.
According to State Law, students qualify for Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten based on the following criteria:
  • Kindergarten - Your child turns 5 years old on or prior to September 1, 2015
  • Transitional Kindergarten - Your child turns 5 years old between September 1, 2015 and December 2, 2015
Please plan on joining us in Room 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Moorehead at

Taste of Howell Mountain Auction

The Taste of Howell Mountain Wine Auction is the school's largest fundraiser, generating 10's of thousands of dollars every year. This money is used for field trips, computers, intervention programs, and much more. We cannot do this without you, our parents and community, taking a strong role in the preparation for the auction and again on the Big Day, June 20, 2015!

It is never too early to begin work on this important event! We ask that all parents dedicate some of their time to help us have another successful Auction, and keep everyone's workload light.

Please stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page ( for more information, or come by the office to sign up!

Thank you in advance for all of your help!

Tonight, April 15, 2015, the Howell Mountain School Board conducted candidate interview and chose a single applicant, Dr. Lorna Turner, as the newest member of the HMS School Board. Thank you to all of our applicants for the time you committed to the process, and the dedication you have shown our school.

Board Candidate Answers

The three candidates who have applied for appointment to the Howell Mountain Elementary School Board have submitted their answers and they can be found by CLICKING HERE. Please review their answers and join us on April 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. when we interview and seat our newest Board Member.

Next Year's Calendar

Tonight, March 25, 2015, the School Board approved the calendar for the next school year. We appreciate your patience during this process.
Please use the link on the left side of the page to access the new calendar.
Thank you!

School Rules
Howell Mountain School is currently stepping-up enforcement of two of our school rules:
  • Dress Code
  • Rough-Housing
Please Click Here to read the flyer that was sent home on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Should you have any questions, please contact the office at 965-2423.

School Board Vacancy

School Board  The Howell Mountain School Board currently has a vacancy for a trustee!

Applicants must live within the district boundaries, be over 18 years old, and be a registered voter.

To apply, please CLICK HERE and fill out the application. Applications are due to the District Office by 4:00 p.m. on March 13, 2015.

A special Board Meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. where candidates will discuss their appointment with the Board and a final decision will be made.

The successful applicant will be seated immediately.

Thank you for your interest, and Good Luck!

Spring Parent Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up in February! On February 4th and 5th, Howell Mountain School will conduct it's second set of conferences to discuss student issues with parents.
Unlike the first Parent Conferences in October, these conferences target specific student needs. Therefore, not everyone is contacted for a conference at this time.
If you are selected for a parent conference, you will receive a communication from the school outlining the process with the time and date.
If you are not selected, you may still request a conference with your child's teacher if you have concerns you would like to discuss. This can be done via email or through the school office.
Of concern to all parents is the release times for these two days. On the 4th and the 5th, the regular school day will end at 12:05 p.m. After School Programs will be available from the time school is out until 6:00 p.m.
Please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions or concerns. 

School Closure 

Dear HMS Families. Due to the inclement weather predicted for Thursday and Friday, the school will be closed on December 11th and December 12th. Please plan accordingly. We look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday morning, December 15th. Stay safe and stay dry.


Howell Mountain School celebrates the start of another year on September 11, 2014!
Our annual Back-to-School night begins at 4:30 p.m. for those of you helping with set-up, and dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m.
We are asking everyone to bring a side dish, dessert, or drink to share!
If you have a grill you can lend us, some time to help cook, set up, or tear down, we would love to hear from you ASAP!
At 6:00 p.m., there will be a program in the Multi-Use Room for the parents!
Classroom visits are at 6:25 p.m. and at 6:55 p.m. The library will also be open for those who would like to visit!
Thank you all for spending your evening with us on the 11th! We look forward to seeing you!
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.

Site Council Nominations

Howell Mountain School has a Site Council that helps make decisions in the direction of the school, both in the Classroom and with Operations.
The Site Council, called the Parent/Community Council (P/CC) at HMS, is comprised of parents, community members, teachers, and other staff.
Each group is responsible for electing their representatives.
As we start a new year, we have several vacancies available. These open seats are in the following areas:
  • Parent
  • Community
 If you would like to nominate someone for these a position on the P/CC, please download the form and return it to the office by Friday, September 12, 2014.

Welcome to 2014-2015

 School News
August 20th marks the beginning of yet another school year, but one that is filled with exciting changes to our staff and our program.
Please Click Here to read Dr. Cheryl Lynn de Werff's letter to parents regarding the upcoming school year!

New Tech Comes to Angwin

 New Tech Logo
New Tech Network provides students with incredible opportunities for learning through Project Based curriculum and increased integration of technology.
Each of our teachers has received training in the New Tech methodology of teaching, and have access to a coach that helps them develop and deliver lessons that exceed state mandates.
Please take a moment and visit the New Tech web site, and learn more about what your child will experience at Howell Mountain School this year. 
As always, if you have any question, please feel free to stop by or call!

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