Welcome to Lost Mountain
Expanding the Pursuit of Excellence
The Eagle Way: Engage, Encourage, Educate with Enthusiasm
Yearbook Distribution Day is Tuesday, May 23.
If you are in doubt as to whether or not you
have ordered a yearbook, please search "Herff Jones" in your email
account to locate the email confirmation of your order.
The publisher delivered extra copies of the yearbook, and we will be
offering them for $60 cash payment through a lottery. Students who want
to enter the lottery should report to Mrs. Hobgood in the media center
during homeroom on Tuesday.
2017 Math Packets - Due August 7
Rising 6th Grade
Rising 7th Grade
Rising 8th Grade
Rising Algebra I
Honors Day Assembly Information
8th Grade- Monday, May 22, 2:30 PM
6th Grade- Tuesday, May 23, 9:30 AM
7th grade- Tuesday, May 23, 11:25 AM
We are so proud of
all of our students for a fantastic school year! If your child earns
Perfect Attendance, and/or All A’s in every
class for all four quarters for the current school year, he/she
will be recognized at the end of year Honors Assembly for their grade
level. Parents will not receive an individual invitation; however, if
your child qualifies for this award, you are welcome to attend the
Honors Assembly for your child’s grade level. These names will be shared
in your child’s homeroom prior to the awards ceremony. For the 8th grade
Awards Ceremony there were also be special recognition for students who
have had Perfect Attendance and/or All A’s for all three years
in middle school.
In addition to these awards, the academic teachers in each grade level
will pick one male and one female student for a Subject Area
Award. Selected students in each grade level will receive
special Character Awards, for the character traits
addressed in our character education program this year. The grade level
lead teacher will be contacting these parents via email by
Friday, May 12. We will be asking
parents to keep this part a secret!
The President’s Award for Academic Excellence will also
be presented by our counselors. It recognizes 8th grade students that
have scored at least an 85% in reading or math on a nationally normed
test (ITBS) and also maintained an A average in all classes for all
three years in middle school. Mrs. Tracy Fields, the 8th grade
counselor, has sent out text alerts requesting that parents contact her
by email to find out if their child is receiving this award.
Parents may sit in the last three rows of the theater upon arrival.
After the students in the grade level are seated, parents may fill in
any available seats. Unfortunately there will not be enough seats for
all guests and some adults will have to stand. The assembly will last
approximately one hour (the 8th grade ceremony may go longer). If you
have any questions about the awards ceremony you may contact Shannon
Kiger, Assistant Principal.
Planning for Next School Year – Meet and Greet
Principal Candace Wilkes spends day on Roof!
In support of the Student Council fundraiser, "Middle School Color
Battle", Ms. Wilkes kept her promise of carrying out her duties from the
rooftop of Lost Mountain. The student body raised over $28,000 to
support the end of the year carnival and place more technology in the
hands of the students!
Kay Cole named "Braves Most Valuable Teacher"
Congratulations TOTY & CEOTY Winners,
Lisa Tatum, Teacher of the Year
Allison Miller, Classified Employee of the Year
Parents of 8th Graders
If your 8th grader
will be turning 15-years-old this summer AND you plan to have him/her
get their Learner’s Permit, you will need an Enrollment Certificate from
Lost Mountain. Please contact Denise Younker, attendance clerk, at
no later than FRIDAY, MAY 19th. The student may pick up their
certificate in the front office the last week of school. It will be
valid throughout the summer – until July 28th.
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:
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.
Cobb Summer Reading
LMMS is NOT requiring a summer reading program, however students may
participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading challenge
Enjoy your summer reading!
Office 365 Support Page for Parents
Consent via Email
Consent via Synergy ParentVUE
LMMS PTSA is proud to announce our Teacher of the Month for April 2017
Please take a minute to congratulate Coach Ravenscraft and let him know how
much we appreciate all he does for our students.
We would like to thank the
for donating a lunch each month to our winning teacher!
Recipients also receive the following:
* $25 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
April 2017 Dave Ravenscraft
LMMS Alumni Success
(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.