Welcome to Lost Mountain
Expanding the Pursuit of Excellence
The Eagle Way: Engage, Encourage, Educate
Candace Wilkes, Principal
Supply Lists 2014-2015
Meet and Greet - Thursday - July
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
Have a Fantastic Summer, Lost
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
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.
• 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
• 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 Supply Lists will be posted to our website in
I hope you have a fun filled summer! See you next school year.
Candace Wilkes, Principal
Summer 2014 Reading Requirements
Rising 7th Graders
Summer 2014 Math Practice
Please click the appropriate link below for
Summer Math Practice for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
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
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.
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).
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
•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
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
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
|Add the LMMS Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.
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
February 10, 2014. For more information, please see our 2014-15
School Choice website
A Community Conversation About the Future of Your School District and Your
CCSD Focuses on
Own Device (BYOD)
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
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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