Lost Mountain Middle School

Lenora Nyeste, Principal

|  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


Parents: You are invited to attend OPEN HOUSE at Lost Mountain from 6:00-8:30 PM!

7th and 8th Grade- Tuesday, August 14th
6th Grade- Thursday, August 16th

*Begins in the theater at 6 (you will need to know your child’s homeroom teacher)
*Opportunity to meet all of your child’s teachers by following their schedule
*Technology Assistance Available in Room 131 from 5:30-7:30 PM to get help with Office 365, Edmodo, and ParentVue
*Visit the Book Fair in the Library Learning Commons from 5:45-8:30
*This event is for parents, not students


Discover What's Lurking in the Enchanted Forest Book Fair
August 13-17, 8:15-4:00
During Open House, 5:45-8:30
Thanks for supporting the LMMS Library Learning Commons!
LLC Blog
http://www.scholastic.com/bf/lostmountainmiddleschool



In an effort to thank the Vietnam Veterans for their service to our country, the United States Department of Defense and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will host a 50th Anniversary Lapel Pin and Certificate of Honor Ceremony for all eligible veterans. This event will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cobb County Civic Center, located at 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060.

Please note that the deadline to submit the form and supporting documentation is Thursday, August 16, 2018.

If you wish to attend the ceremony, please RSVP by August 16th to Commissioner Birrell at JoAnn.Birrell@cobbcounty.org


Bus Transportation Information:

2018-2019 CCSD bus routes for the new school year are available on the CCSD website. Bus runs and maps will be posted at the local school for review two weeks prior to the first day of school.

Due to the extreme heat, water will be allowed on the buses during the months of August and September only. ALL students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 678/594-8000, or email your transportation area supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation website.


Food & Nutrition Information:

Cobb County Food & Nutrition Services would like to announce that the application for free or reduced meals is now available online for the 2018-2019 school year. If you should choose to apply, please follow the on-screen instructions (link below). Paper applications will be available upon request at the school. Only one application is needed per household. If you choose to complete an online application, please keep the confirmation number for your records. The online application is available at http://mealapps.cobbk12.org in both English and Spanish.


Jaime Williams named 2018-2019
LMMS Teacher of the Year


Denise Younker named LMMS 2018-2019 CEOTY


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.


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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2018-19 Testing Calendar


INTRAMURALS

Begin on August 21st in the gym.
Tuesdays- 6th grade
Wednesdays- 7th grade
Thursdays- 8th grade
Students must arrive by 8:20 to attend.


PARENT VOLUNTEERS – This is for you…..

ALL parent volunteers are required to watch this brief video before coming to volunteer at the school. When you come in to sign-in at the front office, please see the front office staff so you can sign the form stating that you have viewed the video.

(Also, as you watch the video, please note that the example used is not reflective of what volunteers do here at Lost Mountain. Confidential information is not accessible to volunteers.)
https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/training/school-volunteers-and-ferpa


Substitutes Needed

Visit the CCSD website or go to this link:
https://cobb.tedk12.com
/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=121


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.


 


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/)


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

http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/?p=18923

http://sustainability.umich.edu/news/jayson-toweh-student-profile

US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program - Emma Bayer


Agenda Book and Restroom Procedures


Bullying and Harassment Investigation and Complaint Form


Car Rider Rainy Weather Notice

Lost Mountain will follow the following dismissal procedure during inclement weather.
Car riders will report to the theater at dismissal.
Remain in your vehicle and after the buses have left campus, you may pick them up in the regular car rider area in the front of the building.
If you need your child immediately you may park your car and enter at the lower theater door to pick up your child and exit out the theater lobby. 



HARRISON HOYAS


Partners in Education