Welcome to Lost Mountain
Expanding the Pursuit of Excellence
The Eagle Way: Engage, Encourage, Educate with Enthusiasm
Lost Mountain Middle School is experiencing an internet outage which
impacts our phone access, online testing and all internet related actions. The CCSD Tech Services is
working on a resolution at this time. We appreciate your patience.
EOG- Georgia Milestones Testing
*Only 8th grade students take the Science and Social Studies portion.
*All early morning activities are cancelled for EOG Milestone
testing, from Wednesday, April 19, through Wednesday, April 26. This
includes the Media Center, School Store, Intramurals, FCA, Music
Practice, Food/Drink Sales, etc…
*The reading/writing and math labs will be closed for two weeks,
from April 17-April 28.
*Students need to bring a calculator from home to their testing
teacher for storage by Friday, April 21.
*In addition, students will need to bring in multiple number two
pencils (no mechanicals) and a novel to read.
*No electronic devices are allowed in the classroom during testing.
*Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast because lunch
will be later than usual for all students.
Q&A for Parents
Letter from Mrs. Wilkes and Calculator Information
Hillgrove Rising 9th Graders
Course Request Forms for Rising 9th Graders to Hillgrove High School were mailed April 20 along with information about Bootcamp which
will be held on July 20th. If you have any questions regarding the course requests or waivers please feel free to contact your students’
High School Counselor. Counselors are assigned by students last name as follows:
Also please take the time to complete the following survey to guide
the Hillgrove Counselors in program development:
LMMS Annual Career Day
We are looking forward to hosting our annual career day this spring on Friday, April 28, 2017. We need volunteers who are willing to
talk with students about their careers. It is a fun and exciting day for our students. If you are interested in helping with this day,
please sign-up here for the teacher and time slots
you are able to fill. Please include your career/occupation in the comment section. If you have any questions, please contact
Lisa Tatum. Thank you!
Rising 8th Grade Art Opportunity
Attention all 7th grade students who have NOT, repeat NOT
had an art class here at Lost Mountain. We are beginning to
make selections for our year-long 8th grade art class for high
school credit. If you would like to be considered for
eligibility AND have not had an art class here at Lost Mountain,
please bring a collection of 3 or 4 of your best art pieces to Mrs.
Denison in room 149. The last day artwork will be accepted for
eligibility will be April 25th.
A Visual Arts teacher can recommend a student at the end of the 7th
grade year based on the following criteria:
• • Self-motivated, works outside the classroom and beyond scheduled
periods on artwork
• • High expectations are evident in work and conduct
• • Produces creative artworks with a strong grasp of the elements
and principles of art
• • Technique is generally excellent
• • Demonstrates leadership and responsibility in the art studio
• • Demonstrates a true passion for Visual Arts
• • Completes all classwork, projects and homework assignments in a
• • Student has a portfolio collection of at least 3-4 artworks of
varied media that exceed criteria assigned by the teacher or meets
criteria defined by a rubric.
Morning Help Sessions
Morning help sessions have begun! Math labs are provided
for all three grade levels on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Reading and
writing labs are offered on Wednesdays. The sessions begin at 8:15.
Students should enter the theater doors in the morning, report to the
theater to receive a pass, then travel to their designated room. The
attachment provides a list of rooms that each grade level/subject
should report to. When students report to their rooms, they should give
the pass to the help session teacher and sign in.
Attendance, Tardies, Arrival and Dismissal!
Did you know that research shows there is a direct correlation between school attendance and
academic performance? Absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance. Attendance is one indicator
for the state scoring model for all schools called the CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Performance Index). For every
student who has six (6) or more absences, our score decreases. This includes students who are absent more than ½ a school day.
Now, what can you do? Of course, we want your sick child to stay at home in order to get better, but when possible, please try to
make appointments to where your child is at school at least ½ of the school day. Let’s work as a team to make LMMS stay #1 in the
Please read the attached student policies!
Honor Roll Criteria
All A’s Principal's Honor Roll - A in every class (including Connections)- S in Conduct in every class.
All A’s and B’s Honor Roll - A minimum of 1 A and the rest B’s- S in conduct in every class
All personal electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, iPod’s, PSP’s, etc) must be
turned off upon arrival at school and remain off until the school day ends. Students may not display or use any electronic
device during the school day unless designated for a learning task by a teacher in their class on a specific day. Any device
seen or heard during the school day will be confiscated and turned in to the main office.
Repeated violations constitute insubordination resulting in progressive disciplinary consequences. The confiscated item will
only be released to the parent or guardian. Parents may pick up electronic devices after 4:15 p.m. on the day the item is
collected and any day thereafter during regular office hours (8:15 – 4:45).
Lost Mountain has partnered with the Daily Grind to introduce a fantastic new way to show teachers how much we
appreciate them. Please encourage a teacher today. Buy them a lunch credit and they will know how much you really appreciate them. They
will get a tasty lunch delivered to their school and the program will add $1 to a gift card of their choice. Very Important:
Leave a note on their board and make their day (they will get this note emailed to them)!
Visit Teacher's Lunch Box to treat a teacher and learn more
about this exciting new community partnership.
School hours 9:10-4:15
Study Hall starts @ 8:15
The Front doors are not unlocked until 8:15 each morning and will be locked at 4:45.
Lost Mountain Photos
Calendar of Events
Add this calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.
LMMS PTSA is proud to announce our Teacher of the Month for March 2017
Please take a minute to congratulate Ms. Puckett and let her know how
much we appreciate all she does for our students.
We would like to thank the
for donating a lunch each month to our winning teacher of the month!
Recipients also receive the following:
* $24 Visa gift card
* Awesome traveling trophy
* Certificate of Appreciation
*An awesome parking spot
* Chick-fil-A coupons
Sept. 2016 Betsy Sanford
Oct. 2016 Eric Hazelip
Nov. 2016 Luisa Penetra
Dec. 2016 Jaime Williams
Jan. 2017 Selina Raeder
Feb. 2017 Heather Holder
March 2017 Lauren Puckett
We want to make you aware of the dual enrollment program offered at Cobb
County High Schools. In this program, students are enrolled in high
school, and take courses at a nearby college to earn College and High
School Credit. The Program is referred to as “Move On When Ready”. Below
is the informational video link to help you start planning.
(For log-in/password issues)
Coffee Talk with the Principal
The 1st Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Sign-in with the Front Office
Location: Media Conference Room
Understanding Playful vs. Hurtful Teasing and Bullying Behavior
A pamphlet for parents and educators on Teasing and Bullying Behavior can be found at
LMMS Student Report of Incident Form
Car Rider Rainy Weather Notice
Lost Mountain will follow the following dismissal procedure during inclement weather. Car riders will
report to the theater. Parents may park and pick up students from the theater. Parents wishing to stay in the car rider line
will be directed to the student pick up area after buses have left the school campus.