Welcome to Lost Mountain
Principal: Candace Wilkes
Asst. Principal: Martha Bennett
Asst. Principal: Shannon Kiger
Asst. Principal: Allison Paulk
Expanding the Pursuit of Excellence
The Eagle Way: Engage, Encourage, Educate
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
The web address for the link is:
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
Test Results will be sent home with 8th
grade students on Friday, February 26 with progress reports.
here for more information.
Parent Tutorial to Understand the PSAT 8/9 Results
Scholastic Math Inventory (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
End of Grade Scores
Milestone Parent Information PowerPoint
Information for Parents
SLO- Student Learning Objective
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
Parent Letter with
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:
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
An Apple (iPad) for your Teacher
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.
students can go to
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:
Honor Roll Criteria
All A’s Principal's Honor Roll - A in
every class (including Connections)- S in Conduct in every
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)!
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.
Add the LMMS Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.
Rising Ninth Grade
Please open the
attached document for important dates for current LMMS eighth
Harrison High School elective course
Video for rising 9th graders.
Student Newsletter - September
Student Newsletter - November
Log in here!
LMMS parents who need further assistance with Office 365, may contact the following:
(To have Office 365 email sent to you)
(For log-in/password issues)
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
Search by school name (Lost Mountain Middle School).
$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
An app is also available to upload your photos directly from
your mobile device. Search for HJ eShare in the App Store or on
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
Student Report of Incident Form
Own Device (BYOD)
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
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
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
Meeting Minutes January 23, 2015
February 27, 2015
March 20, 2015
Meeting Minutes September 15, 2015
Meeting Minutes December 15, 2015