High Mount School - Home Of The Trojans

April 17, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

In-person learning has been suspended for the remainder of the year at High Mount School 116. I assure you our entire staff remains committed to learning and engaging with all students through remote learning, as well as continuing with our food distribution program.

Like you, we are saddened by the reality that our school community will not be able to reconvene in person this school year due to this public health crisis. So many of our students have worked very hard to learn and grow in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities. I am certain that today’s announcement may feel like a step back.

However, the final chapter of this school year is yet to be written. These past few weeks have proven our school community is more resilient, more capable, and more compassionate than maybe what we previously realized. I am confident our collective strength will shine through during the remainder of the school year, and we will emerge even stronger!

Having said that, today’s announcement will result in significant and multiple scheduling changes in our district. As this announcement regarding the end of the school year was just made by Governor Pritzker this afternoon, it will take us a few days to sort out the many details. Please be patient as we work as a district to get information to you in the next several weeks.

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. Plans will be underway soon for the return to in-person learning next school year.

It is important we continue to work together and support our children. I cannot thank you enough for all that you are doing! #hmsfamily

Very Respectfully,

Dr. Beth A. Horner
High Mount School

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School History

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.