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

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.

Summer 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 denise.younker@cobbk12.org 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:

A-Col     Peggy.Hurst@cobbk12.org
Com-G  Sonya.cook@cobbk12.org
H-K        Lisa.Mccormick@cobbk12.org
P-St       Rebecca.moore@cobbk12.org
Su-Z      Jacqueline.medley@cobbk12.org

Freshman Bootcamp Registration

Also please take the time to complete the following survey to guide the Hillgrove Counselors in program development: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPYR3YZ

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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Calendar of Events

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Cobb Summer Reading

LMMS is NOT requiring a summer reading program, however students may participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading challenge here.  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

Dave Ravenscraft

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 Daily Grind 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
May 2017

LMMS Alumni Success



Agenda Book and Restroom Procedures

Office 365

Office 365 Support Page for Parents

(For log-in/password issues)

Coffee Talk with the Principal

The 1st Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
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.


Partners in Education