Welcome to Lost Mountain

Principal: Candace Wilkes
Asst. Principal: Martha Bennett
Asst. Principal: Shannon Kiger
Asst. Principal: Allison Paulk

Our Vision
Expanding the Pursuit of Excellence
Our Mission
The Eagle Way: Engage, Encourage, Educate
with Enthusiasm


Attention Parents of Rising Lost Mountain Middle School 6th graders:  

 The first Friday of every month Lost Mountain parents are invited to attend “Coffee Talk With The Principal”, which is a great opportunity to hear from Ms. Wilkes about the happenings at Lost Mountain. Ms. Wilkes also welcomes parents to ask questions about the school.

Friday, March 4, will be our next Coffee Talk, and we would like to invite our rising 6th grade parents to attend and meet Ms. Wilkes, our counselors, and PTSA.  The event is held at 9:00 a.m. in our Media Center.  Parents arrive and check in the front office and follow the signs to the Media Center.  We look forward to seeing you at 9:00 a.m. on March 4.                                    


2016-17 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website.
For more information, please see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.
The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx


Opportunity to Review and Comment on Proposed GADOE Standards for Science and Social Studies

Below you will see the memo set from the DOE requesting all stakeholders take the opportunity to provide feedback for the next 60 days on the proposed Science and Social Studies standards. If approved, teachers would have the 2016-2017 school year to learn and study the standards in preparation for a 2017-2018 implementation and assessment. I encourage teachers, school leaders and parents to weigh in on these new Georgia Standards of Excellence.Use the following URL to access an overview of the Science and Social Studies revision process, draft standards and crosswalk documents, and survey links:

https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Proposed-Revisions-to-Science-and-Social-Studies-Standards.aspx



PSAT 8/9

 

Test Results will be sent home with 8th grade students on Friday, February 26 with progress reports. Click here for more information.

Parent Tutorial to Understand the PSAT 8/9 Results

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Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI)

 

SMI Information for Parents:

Students will be reevaluated on the SMI during the week of February 8-12. This test will give teachers, parents, and students a better idea of where the student is in regards to their math skills.

Teachers will be using the assessment in planning for student needs in order to help them achieve grade-level skill mastery.
 


 

Georgia Milestones End of Grade Scores

Milestone Parent Information PowerPoint

Parent Letter

Online Information for Parents


SLO- Student Learning Objective

 

Students in select connection classes and Spanish will be taking the Student Learning Objective Assessment at the conclusion of the semester or year depending on the course. Please see the letter below for details.

Parent Letter with Post-Assessment Dates


Parents - We Need Your Feedback!!

Each year the state of Georgia Dept. of Ed. rates our schools based on a collection of indicators. The rating is called the College, Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) Score. Currently, our rating is tied for first in the district.

A major element of the school’s rating comes from our community feedback. Please take about 5-7 minutes to respond to 24 multiple choice questions on the Georgia Parent Survey. (We provided this survey to you at conference week via QR code.)

You may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphones or tablet.

Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.

The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp


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!


An Apple (iPad) for your Teacher

Superior Plumbing and the Marietta Daily Journal (MDJ) have teamed up to give a local teacher, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, an iPad each week of the 2015-2016 school year.  The first winner will be announced the week of October 1, 2015 and then consecutively each week through the end of May, 2016.

Parents and students can go to http://mdj.secondstreetapp.com/2015_apple_teacher/ 
to nominate a teacher.

Entries can also be submitted by visiting the MDJ online @  www.mdjonline.com and clicking on the “Apple for Teachers” icon on the right rail. The Marietta Daily Journal staff will select a winner from the nominations each week and present the iPad to the winner.  A photo of the weekly winner with their students will appear in the Marietta Daily Journal print and online editions.

The MDJ advises any CCSD staff who would like to participate, that they write a brief statement, 100 words or less, explaining why they think the person deserves to be one of The Marietta Daily Journal and Superior Plumbing’s “Apple for your Teacher” weekly winners.

Questions can be directed to the MDJ in care of this email address: Anappleforteachers@mdjonline.com.


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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Rising Ninth Grade
Articulation Dates
2015-2016

Please open the attached document for important dates for current LMMS eighth graders.

Harrison High School elective course registration Video for rising 9th graders.


LMMS Student Newsletter - September
LMMS Student Newsletter - November


Office 365

Log in here! 

LMMS parents who need further assistance with Office 365, may contact the following:

denise.younker@cobbk12.org
(To have Office 365 email sent to you)

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

 Steps to gain access to your child's Office 365 account

Office 365 Frequently Asked Questions



Time is running out to pre-order your reserved copy of the 2015-2016 Lost Mountain Middle School yearbook.

Order your 2016 copy online today at www.yearbookordercenter.com

Search by school name (Lost Mountain Middle School).

Prices:
$45     01/01/16 - 2/29/16 Online only
$60    On last day of school. Cash only



The 2016 yearbook staff welcomes your photos for consideration in the 2015-16 yearbook.

Herff Jones provides the option where up to 10 photos may be uploaded at a time for viewing by the staff.

Suggestions for photos include: LMMS school activities; classroom scenes; and student interactions on campus.

To upload photos from your computer, go to
http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp
 
An app is also available to upload your photos directly from your mobile device. Search for HJ eShare in the App Store or on Google Play.

Once you arrive at the eShare site, the school code is LMMS. From that point, you will be prompted through the process. If you have any questions, contact
billie.holubz@cobbk12.org


Student Report of Incident Form


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)


LMMS Survival Guide


FAQ for 6th Grade Parents


Classroom Observation Procedures


Intramurals Before School

Intramurals will begin September 8th. Mondays will be for 6th grade only. Tuesdays will be for 7th grade only. Wednesdays will be for 8th grade only. Students must be arrive by 8:20.

Beginning January 5th, the intramural schedule will be as follows:

Mondays- 6th grade
Tuesdays- 8th grade
Wednesdays-7th grade
Thursday- running/walking club for all grade levels


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/


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.




HARRISON HOYAS


Partners in Education


School Council

Meeting Minutes January 23, 2015

Meeting Minutes February 27, 2015

Meeting Minutes March 20, 2015

Meeting Minutes September 15, 2015

Meeting Minutes December 15, 2015