Welcome to Lost Mountain
News from Mrs. Wilkes, Principal
Summer Reading - 2013
6th Grade Summer Reading
6th Grade Summer
6th Grade Book Evaluation
Congratulations to Kelley Keel!
LMMS 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year
Hillgrove 9th Grade Boot Camp - July
here for an
in-depth preview of high school life at Hillgrove.
Congratulations, Sharon Guidry
LMMS CEOTY for 2013-2012
GAS~TRUE BLUE SCHOOLS PROGRAM
Here is how it works:
•LMMS parents, friends, neighbors, even businesses choose
Georgia Natural Gas as their natural gas service provider.
•New and existing Georgia Natural Gas customers designate LMMS
to receive donations at
•Georgia Natural Gas donates $5 a month to Lost Mountain for
every customer that selects Lost Mountain.
•LMMS receives a donation check every quarter!
Sign up to support Lost Mountain through the GA Natural Gas True
Blue Schools Program at
Please read the attached
student attendance policy!
New Student Enrollment
Welcome to the Lost Mountain Middle School community!
Please print the
enrollment checklist and call 678-594-8224 for
an appointment with our counselors to register your child.
Students under the age of 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by
a parent or legal guardian when enrolling in school. A student
will not be enrolled without all necessary documentation
according the Cobb County District Administrative Rule JBC-5.
Bullying Reporting Link
Lost Mountain students can use the following link to
confidentially report bullying that they have experienced or
witnessed. Reports are immediately emailed to the school
counselors at LMMS. Parents can use the link as well.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Pilot Study
Begins October 15 in Selected Classrooms
We are excited that Lost Mountain Middle School has been one of six Cobb County Middle
Schools chosen as a pilot study location for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). The goals of the study are to:
- Promote higher order thinking, creativity, and other 21st Century Skills.
- Increase student engagement
- Promote greater collaboration (between teachers/students/parents) using Web 2.0 tools
- Increase student access to technology/digital resources
- Integrate technology seamlessly into curriculum
- Increase project based learning activities
- Raise achievement levels in core content areas
- Model good digital citizenship
Suggested devices for use in the pilot study may include laptops, netbooks, tablets
(Apple and Android), iPod Touch, Smart phones, and eReaders.
Implementation of the BYOD pilot study is scheduled to begin October 15, 2012, which is the beginning of
the second nine-week period of this school year.
Thank you to those of you who attended the parent informational meeting which was held in the Theater at
Lost Mountain Middle School on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Administrators and the BYOD teacher pilot team
(Mr. Chadwick, Ms. Glass, Dr. Holubz, Mrs. Raeder, and Mrs. Tatum) shared a
presentation about the BYOD study and offered an opportunity for attendees to ask any questions about the study. If you were
unable to attend, the PowerPoint ,
User Agreement and
Prezi are attached.
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 in 8th grade Commons starts @ 8:00
The Front doors are not unlocked until 8:00 each morning and will be locked at 4:45.
2012-2013 School Council
School Council Minutes and Info
Skills Tutor Information
What is My Skills Tutor? (link also under Student Resources)
- My Skills Tutor is a free online resource for students to use as a one-on-one tutoring resource for concepts taught in classes. It
provides lessons in Math, Reading/Language Arts and Science. Your User name is your lunch number. Please see Counselor for
password information. Skills Tutor Lab in PC Lab 131 is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 8:15 - 8:50 am
Throughout the year the counselors try to provide school supplies to students who may not have the financial means to
purchase them. We would greatly appreciate one or more donations of the following:
Click here for details
Subscribe to Our Podcast
LMMS is proud to announce our new podcast! Click
to subscribe to it on iTunes.
|Add the LMMS Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.
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
Volunteer in the Media Center
The Media Center is in need of regularly scheduled committed volunteers for next school
year. The media center committee will be chaired by Jill Martin and she can be reached at
Duties will be varied and many so please stop by if you are interested.
Coke Rewards for LMMS
We will be participating again this year with the Coke Rewards for Schools. Find out
here how you can donate your Coke Points to Lost Mountain!
Understanding Playful vs. Hurtful Teasing and Bullying Behavior
A pamphlet for parents and educators on Teasing and Bullying Behavior can be found at
The last day to order a yearbook for $35.00 at
school will be Friday, May 17. Purchases can be made for
$40.00 on distribution day, May 22nd!
Purchases will not be accepted on May 20th or 21st.
Intramurals Before School
Intramurals are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 8:00 in the gym. Students must arrive
before 8:15. Activities change each week and are posted in advance on the bulletin board in the gym lobby. All students
are invited to attend!
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.
Morning Arrival Procedures
Students arriving to school in the morning by car should
be dropped off in the front of the
school from the car rider line.
Students may not at any time be dropped off in the parking lot
across from the theater!
Students arriving before 8:50 should enter through the theater
doors and report to Study
Hall in the 8th Grade Commons. A staff member is stationed by
the gymnasium doors to inform
students if the music department teachers are available for
students to deliver their
instruments or practice. If music teachers are not in their
classrooms, students are to
report to Study Hall. An announcement will be made for students
to go to the music
classrooms once teachers have arrived.
Receive School Wide Notifications
Click here for directions!
via Text Messages