Welcome to Lost Mountain

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


Candace Wilkes, Principal

Supply Lists 2014-2015

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade


Meet and Greet - Thursday - July 31!

6th Grade - 10:00-11:30 a.m.
7th Grade -  1:00-2:30
8th Grade
- 2:30-4:00


New Student Registration - July 17

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.


Welcome to Our New Assistant Principals!!!

Allison Paulk and Shannon Kiger


Have a Fantastic Summer, Lost Mountain!





May 29, 2014

Dear Parents and Students,

As another school year has come to a close, I am very proud of all that we have accomplished as a school community. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of our students and the ongoing support of our parents. A special thank you to our PTSA for being loyal advocates for our school! Our school is only as strong as our community.

Our teachers have worked very hard this year to provide creative learning activities that challenge our students to excel. This dedication to success by our Lost Mountain teachers, students, and parents is evident in the outstanding school wide CRCT scores from this spring. Our goal is to continue to provide our students with an exceptional learning experience while equipping them with the skills to be successful in high school and
college.

I also want to thank our student council who worked to bring us two incredibly successful events this year, the talent show and the end of year carnival. Both were planned and executed by the students with the support of their teacher sponsors. Everyone who attended had a great time.

Finally, I would like to introduce our new assistant principals, Mrs. Shannon Kiger and Mrs. Allison Paulk, who both bring years of experience to Lost Mountain.

As we wrap up this year, I have included a few updates for you.

Updates:

• Individual Student CRCT Test Scores have not yet arrived. We plan to send them home with final report cards.

• In the 2014-15 school year, we will transition from quarterly report cards to
semester report cards with progress reports at 6 and 12 week intervals each semester.

• Please note that the breakfast program will come to a close due to limited
participation.

• If you need to visit the school this summer, please call ahead for summer office hours.

• Save the Date: “Meet and Greet” Thursday, July 31st – Check the school website in July for the schedule of events for each grade level.

• Grade Level Supply Lists will be posted to our website in July.

I hope you have a fun filled summer! See you next school year.

Sincerely,


Candace Wilkes, Principal




Summer 2014 Reading Requirements

Rising 8th Graders
          Instruction Sheet
          Suggested Reading List
          Book Review Form

Rising 7th Graders

Rising 6th Graders


Summer 2014 Math Practice

Please click the appropriate link below for Summer Math Practice for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

     Rising 6th Grade Summer Math Practice

     Rising 7th Grade Summer Math Practice

     Rising 8th Grade Summer Math Practice

     Coordinate Algebra Summer Packet for Rising 9th Graders
    




Congratulations Linda Guillory!
2014-2015 Teacher of The Year!


Congratulations Cathy Amos!
Classified Employee of The Year, 2014-2015




"Buzz-In" Door Lock System Takes Effect Thursday, February 6!

The Cobb County School District has added a new security feature to Lost Mountain Middle School that will take effect on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

The new feature is a “buzz- in” door lock system at the main entrance of our school. This feature will keep the main doors locked at all times except 8:15 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. on school days. Outside of that time, all guests will need to “buzz-in”.

The new door security system includes a box located outside of the main entrance equipped with a door bell and a camera. Staff members working in the front office will receive an alert when a guest arrives and rings the bell. The office staff will be able to see and hear the guest, and once the guest indicates the nature of the visit and shows some form of identification, the office staff member will “buzz” the guest into the school.

During the first several days of implementation, we expect that as we learn the system we will need to make some adjustments. We ask that you bear with us as this will be new for our entire community. We are counting on your feedback to help us know how the system is working. Please feel free to contact Lost Mountain at 678-594-8224.


Attendance Info for LMMS Parents:

As the holidays approach and your family is making plans, please remember that a student must be in school at least 50% of the instructional day for him/her to be counted present, per Cobb County policy. For the Lost Mountain schedule, that would mean that a student must be in school from 9:10 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to be counted present for the day.

For more information regarding attendance, please refer to the student agenda, page 4.


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).



GEORGIA NATURAL 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 TrueblueSchools.com.
•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 http://trueblueschools.com/lookup.asp


Student Attendance

Please read the attached student attendance policy!



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.


2013-2014 School Council Meeting Minutes

November 15, 2013
January 17, 2014
May 16, 2014


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



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2014-15 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10)
transfers for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications will be available beginning
February 10, 2014. For more information, please see our 2014-15 School Choice website


Vision 2026
 A Community Conversation About the Future of Your School District and Your Schools


 CCSD Focuses on "Instructional Coaching"
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Counseling Needs
6th Grade Survival Guide

CCSD Overview


Edmodo--> Help--> I'm a Parent:
Edmodo--> Help--> I'm a Student: 

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


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 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.



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