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

The Eagle Way: Engage, Encourage, Educate with Enthusiasm


8th Grade Parent Night - Hillgrove High School - January 26th

See flyer for more information.


8th Grade Parent Night - Harrison High School - January 31st

See flyer for more information


New ABC's of College, January 24, 6:30

Parents,
Please see the attached flyer if you are interested in attending this highly sought after presentation from the College Planning Institute. You may RSVP to the website listed or call for a reservation.

International Night - February 7

On Tuesday, February 7th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Lost Mountain will hold its 7th annual International Night. We will celebrate many different cultures, traditions, and customs. We are looking for interested students to present on countries of their choice.
Applications must be filled out completely and submitted to your Social Studies teacher, for 6th and 7th grades. For 8th grade, applications must be submitted to Ms. Downs, Mrs. Raeder or Ms. Penetra by TUESDAY, January 24th.


Lost Mountain's Got Talent, March 10, 7:00 pm

Submit application to Mrs. S. Williams, Mrs. Swan, or Mrs. Disco no later than Monday, January 30.


PSAT Score Reports

For the 8th grade students that took the PSAT in October, the score reports will be coming home with the Report Card on Friday.

See the links below to understand the results and also to find out more about free tutorials through Khan Academy!

PSAT 8/9 Understanding Scores 2016-2017
Sample PSAT 8-9 Score Report 2016
Understanding PSAT 8-9 Results Parent Tutorial

Our Awesome P.E. Department awarded $9000 at "Cobb Tank"!


Congratulations Chris Murray
2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!


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 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

Add this calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.


Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures will be taken on February 28 and are only available by pre-ordering. Go to www.georgiaclassicimages.com to order your photos today or call GCI Portraits at 770-428-3717 or email them at support@gciportraits.com


LMMS PTSA is proud to announce our Teacher of the Month for December 2016

Jaime Williams

Please take a minute to congratulate Ms. Williams and let her know how much we appreciate all she does for our students.

We would like to thank the Daily Grind 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
Feb. 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017


8th Graders

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.

https://youtu.be/FO4Nd0oCIjs


8th Grade Only

Attention 8th grade parents and students – if you are considering applying for a Cobb County Magnet Program for high school, you should attend the Magnet School’s open house. Attached is a flyer with information on the Magnet Programs and their Open Houses. Good luck!


Agenda Book and Restroom Procedures


Office 365

Office 365 Support Page for Parents

wendy.sultenfuss@cobbk12.org
(For log-in/password issues)


Yearbook

Order your copy online today at www.yearbookordercenter.com Search by school name (Lost Mountain Middle School)

Pricing

Price

Until

 

$35

9/30/16

Online only

$40

12/31/16

Online only

$45

2/29/17

Online only

$60

On last day of school.

Cash only


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 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.



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Partners in Education