Lost Mountain Middle School

Candace Wilkes, Principal

Martha Bennett, AP  |  Shannon Kiger, AP  |  Allison Paulk, AP

700 Old Mountain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
Phone: 678-594-8224
Fax: 678-594-8226

Welcome to Lost Mountain

Our Vision

Expanding the Pursuit of Excellence

Our Mission

Engage, Encourage, and Educate Learners with Enthusiasm

Letter from Principal Nyeste

Dear Lost Mountain Middle School Community,

I am Dr. Lenora Nyeste and I am thrilled to have been named your new Principal.

I have been a Cobb County resident since 1995. I am a former Cobb high school science teacher and administrator. In 2008, I moved to the middle school level where I served as an Assistant Principal for 6 years before being named Principal at an elementary school in a neighboring county. I am so happy to be coming home, not only to CCSD but to Lost Mountain Middle School where in 1996, I began my educational journey as a parent volunteer. I feel like I am coming full circle and could not be happier to be joining this team.

Lost Mountain Middle School has a tradition of providing students with an excellent education and a warm, encouraging environment in which to grow. I am proud to become part of this wonderful school and look forward to meeting you soon.

Warm Regards,

Lenora Nyeste, Ph. D.

Rising 9th Graders

Future Hillgrove Students – Hillgrove will host a Summer Boot camp to get you ready for High School.  A counselor from Hillgrove will be at LMMS on May 9 from 8:30 to 9:30 in room 131 for parents to register and pay. Parents can also go to Hillgrove High School to register and pay.

Also Parents of 8th graders going to Hillgrove next year, the Hillgrove Counseling Department has created a Remind for 8th grade parents. Please join to receive text updates on information for your rising Hillgrove Hawks! Text @hhsco2022 to 81010

Future Harrison Students - On Friday April 20 rising 9th grade Harrison students received their 2018-2019 Course Summary Profiles. These are COURSE REQUESTS not their schedule. Students need to look over it and make sure they have English/math/science/social studies on their schedule. There should be 7-8 classes on their sheet. This is not a drop/add period. If a CORE CLASS is wrong students/parents will need to fill out a waiver at Harrison High School. (Same policy as before) There will be a small window at the beginning of the year for waivers as well. If an elective is not correct they will work that out at the beginning of the year.

If a student has a problem, write it on the paper and bring it to Ms. Fields or Ms. Hobgood in the LMMS Counseling Suite. We will make a copy and send it to Harrison. If there are any other questions please contact Harrison High School.

Before School Math, Reading, Writing Labs  and Study Sessions Labs

Math lab is available every Tuesday morning at 8:15 and Reading and Writing lab is available every Wednesday morning at 8:15 for any student would like to attend. Students must first check-in at study hall in the theater to get a pass. In addition, we will be holding additional Study Session Labs for all of the academic classes by invitation. Teachers will contact parents by phone or email to invite students to the Study Sessions.

High Academic Achieving 7th Grade Students- Duke Tip Talent Search Information

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 district.

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

Electronic Devices

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.

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Lost Mountain Photos

Calendar of Events

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Important 2018 High School Registration Information and Timeline

Substitutes Needed

Visit the CCSD website or go to this link:




September - Audrey Rice

October - Kacey Bishop

November - Coach Ravenscraft

December - Lauren Newell

January - Ryan Ridgely

February - Jenny Felix

March - Diane Hanse

Recognize your student’s Birthday!

Support the Lost Mountain Foundation by purchasing a Happy Birthday message for your student on our school marquee! Announcements are $20.00 and run for one full school day. For more information or to order a message, click here.

Legacy Board

Support the Lost Mountain Foundation by purchasing a feather or plaque on the Legacy Board located at the theater entrance. These feathers and plaques will remain forever. For more information or to order a plaque, click here.


Intramurals are offered Monday-Thursday each week in the gym. Students must arrive by 8:20 on their grade level day.

Monday- CrossFit (all grade levels welcome)
Tuesday- 6th grade only
Wednesday- 7th grade only
Thursday- 8th grade only

The activities on Tuesday-Thursday will change each week.





All CCSD students (K-12) will have access to the Office 365 digital tools suite unless a parent previously selected the opt-out decision. If a parent wants to confirm student access and/or ascertain their student’s Office 365 username, they can locate this information via ParentVue (https://parentvue.cobbk12.org/)

Food and Nutrition Information

Cobb County Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) would like to announce that the application for free or reduced price meals is now available online in both English and Spanish for the 2017-2018 school year: https://mealapps.cobbk12.org/
If you choose to apply, please follow the on-screen instructions and fill out only one application per family. Please keep the confirmation number for your records. For additional information on paying for school meals including our meal charge policy, please visit the FNS website at:

Bus Information

If you need to locate your child’s bus you may access the online search at www.cobbk12.org
Select “Parents” and then select “Bus Routes.”

LMMS Alumni Success



Agenda Book and Restroom Procedures

Coffee Talk with the Principal

The 1st Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. beginning in September.
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 http://www.cobbk12.org/bully/

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.


Partners in Education