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Planning for Next Year?!?
On February 8, 2017, the School Board approved the calendar for the 2017 - 2018 School Year. The link to the calendar is located under the Site Links menu to the left of this news feed.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office at 965-2423.
Kindness Week is Here!
During the week of February 6th through February 10th, the students and staff will be participating in Kindness Week!
Kindness Week is a way to show each other the best we have to offer, and make the campus and our community a better place to be!
Each day has a theme, and we kick off Monday with Hippie Day! Dress up and showcase your ideas of Peace, Love, and Kindness!
For more information, check out the full flyer by clicking here!
We look forward to seeing you around campus this week!

School News:
Good afternoon HMESD friends! Starting this month, the School Board has agreed to begin their meetings with a 45 minute closed session, followed by open session, in an effort to minimize the disruptions to the audience. This will allow the majority of visitors to arrive at 6:45 p.m. rather than 6:00 p.m. and remove the need to have to wait during the meeting while the Board handles certain issues outside of the public setting.

Also, we are still looking to appoint three Board Members who will start their two-year terms in December. If you are interested, please contact the school office at 965-2423.

Finally, please join us for our first Color Run, sponsored by the Wolf Pack parent/teacher group. The activities begin this Friday at 3:30 p.m. on the upper field and run through 5:30 p.m.! We hope to see you there!

School Board Vacancies:
The Howell Mountain Elementary School District Board of Trustees is seeking interested community members to fill three two-year seats on the Board. The term of office will be two years ending in December of 2018.

The District is looking to fill these vacancies before the December 7, 2016 meeting. All applicants must meet the established criteria for holding the elected position of School Board Trustee:

  • Live within the district boundaries
  • Be 18+ years old
  • Be a registered voter

All prospective applicants should contact Michael Kauble in the district office by calling (707) 965-2423, or by stopping in at the school at 525 White Cottage Rd. N. in Angwin.

Thank you for your interest in serving our community as a member of the Howell Mountain Elementary School Board of Trustees.
Ice Cream Social:

August 7, 2016 at HMS! 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Help us finish off the summer and start the new year with a tasty meet and mingle!
Bring yourself, a gallon of ice cream, a bowl, and a spoon! We'll do the rest! Entertainment will be provided!
We'll see you then! RSVP to Ms. Latona at
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.

Field Day and BBQ:

June 10, 2016 at HMS!

As is tradition, Howell Mountain School will hold its annual Field Day on the last day of school for the year. Festivities will begin at 10:15 a.m. and conclude at 12:05 p.m.
Games will start at 10:15 a.m. and end at 11:15 a.m. so everyone can enjoy the BBQ.
Special guests for the day will be our local emergency services personnel, including the Angwin Fire Department, the Napa County Sheriff's Department patrol officers, Dive Team, K-9 Unit, SWAT Team, and Bomb Disposal Squad.
We are still looking for volunteers to help cook the food for the BBQ and help with the games. If you can help us, please contact the school ASAP (965-2423) so we can plan the day accordingly.
If you can bring a side dish, desert, or drinks, please let us know.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.
Volunteer Reception and Music Concert:

June 2, 2016 at HMS!

Howell Mountain School will celebrate the many volunteers that make our school function on a daily basis! Please join us at 5:30 p.m. in the Library.
The reception will be followed by a Music Concert in the Multi-Use Room at 6:00 p.m.
We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.
School Work Bee:

Please join us on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a school work bee. We have big jobs and small jobs and everyone is welcome! We are short on tools so if you have any gardening tools, paint brushes, or anything else you think might help, please bring them along!

If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.

Town Hall Meeting Update:

The Town Hall Meeting is for the purpose of educating the Angwin community about what the process would look like if Howell Mountain Elementary School District wanted to merge with St. Helena Unified School District.  This meeting is only to discuss information regarding district mergers.  Larry Shirey, Field Representative, School Fiscal Services Division, California Department of Education, will be providing this information and answering any hand-written questions from the audience.  Jennifer Kresge will be facilitating the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.

School Board Vacancy:
On April 6, 2016, a vacancy was created on the Howell Mountain Elementary School District Board by the resignation of one of its members.
On April 18, 2016, the School Board took action to fill the seat on a provisional basis through appointment, the successful candidate filling out the remainder of the former trustee's term which concludes in December of 2016.
Appointees can file and run for election to a full four-year term later this summer.
To apply, individuals must be 18 years old, residents of the Howell Mountain Elementary School District, and be registered voters.
More information and the application packet can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Completed applications are due to the District Office by 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016. Interviews and appointments will be made at the May 4, 2016 Regular Board Meeting, held at 7:00 p.m. The chosen candidate will be sworn in and seated on the board immediately following selection.
We are trying to schedule an informational meeting for prospective candidates. Stay tuned for further information.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.

Town Hall Meeting:
As you walk around town, you will probably see our Town Hall Flyer (which can be viewed by CLICKING HERE). If you would like flyers of your own to post around so that we're sure we have a good sized audience, please contact the school and we can give you some or email one to you! Thank you for helping to get the word out!
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.

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Talent Show (April 14th) and Spaghetti Feed (April 21):
Howell Mountain School is pleased to announce two upcoming events!
On Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the staff and students will put on the HMS Annual Talent Show! Please join us and support everyone as they take to the big stage and show us what talents they have!
The following Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., the 7th and 8th Graders are holding a Spaghetti Feed to raise funds for their annual overnight field trip; this year to Marin Headlands!
We hope you can attend these two important functions!
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.

Town Hall Meeting:
District Merger Discussion
Please join us on April 27, 2016 for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the idea of merging the Howell Mountain Elementary School District with the St. Helena Unified School District.
The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and there will be a presentation on the process involved in merging two school districts. We ask that everyone attend this important meeting to ensure your voice is heard.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 965-2423.

Board Meeting Notices:
Please Note this Change to Board Meeting Notifications
It has come to our attention that there has been some difficulty locating information regarding Board Meetings. Please be aware of the following changes made to our website.
  • As has always been the case, regularly scheduled Board Meetings are posted on our website calendar. A link to the calendar can be found in the navigation bar above.
  • We also post all agendas for upcoming meetings under "Current Board Agenda" on the left-hand side of the home page in the Site Links menu.
  • Due to a recent, complicated Public Records Act request, we have discontinued the practice of posting the agendas under the District Info section of the web site. The Agendas listed under District Info are kept there for archiving purposes only.
  • The district now posts complete Board Packets under the District Info link (see Board Packets) in order to provide greater transparency and to limit the work necessary in fulfilling requests for this information. The direct link to the Board Packets can be found by CLICKING HERE.
We apologize for any confusion in the location of this information. Should you have any questions, please contact Michael Kauble at (707) 965-2423

Important Notice:
Court Orders California Department of Education to Release Student Data
Please visit the page below for information about the pending release of student data by the California Department of Education.

Por favor, visite la página siguiente para obtener información acerca de la libertad en espera de datos de los estudiantes por el Departamento de Educación de California.

HMS Community Food Drive!

Share what you can this week with our Napa Valley Community. Please bring unopened non-perishable and canned food items to the office between Monday 11/16-Friday 11/20. Your donation will help families throughout our county celebrate Thanksgiving.


Howelloween Parade

Annual Howelloween Parade!

Join us on October 30, 2015 as we parade from the school to the fire station along White Cottage Road and College Avenue.

We leave the school at 1:45 p.m. and will look for all the Angwin faces along the route! Come support our Ghosts and Ghouls!!!
After School Program Harvest Festival!

Mark your calendars! The ASP will be hosting a Harvest Festival to raise funds for our "Shrubs to Grubs" garden program. Join our After School Program on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. We will be selling tickets for games, food and fun!

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