Lost Mountain Middle School

Lenora Nyeste, Principal

 Christy Gilley, SSA |  Shannon Kiger, AP  |  Allison Paulk, AP | Zac Wilson, Adm.

700 Old Mountain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
Phone: 678-594-8224
Fax: 678-594-8226


Our Vision

Expanding the Pursuit of Excellence

Our Mission

Engage, Encourage, and Educate Learners with Enthusiasm

Friday, September 20, 2019

Rally for Childhood Cancer Research


~Students, Faculty, Staff, & Families:
Bring filled donations or donation bags to school!
Coins, bills, checks made payable to Rally Foundation or donate at this link:
~Community donations accepted throughout the
day in front of LMMS (10:00-3:30)!
No donation is too small!!! Join the fight against CHILDHOOD cancer!!!!
Let’s beat our own record as the top-fundraising school in the NATION!!!!

Donations are tax-deductible. Make checks payable to Rally Foundation.


Dear Parents, Students, and Community,

I am so proud to report the new Harrison High School graduation rate. This success is truly a labor of love from Pre-K through grade 12 and includes every person that touches the lives of our students. Congratulations on creating a successful future for our kids.
Dr. Nyeste

Congratulations to Hoya Nation! In case you haven’t heard, the Georgia Department of Education just released high school graduation rates.

Harrison is ranked second out of the seventeen Cobb County School District high schools, and we have increased our graduation rate from last year’s 95.56% to this year’s graduation rate of 97.10%! Harrison is one of only four schools with a graduation rate above 96%.

Our graduation rate is a testament to our culture at Harrison and the relationships that we have with our students. Our entire faculty and staff, as well as our parents, are all deeply committed to the well-being and academic success of every student. We are also thankful to our feeder schools who send us students who are well-prepared for the challenges of high school. Lots to celebrate at Hoya Nation!

To read the CCSD graduation press release, please click here. To read the Georgia Department of Education press release, please click here.

Harrison High Jr League Boys Basketball Tryouts

Grades 5th-8th  At Harrison High School's Presidential Gym

5th Boys: September 30th, October 3rd, 6:00 - 7:30pm

6th Boys: September 30th, October 2nd, October 3rd, 6:00 - 7:30pm

7th/8th Boys: September 30th, October 2nd, October 3rd, 7:30-9:00pm

• 5th - All those trying out for the team must attend at least one of the two tryouts
• 6th/7th/8th - All those trying out for the team must attend at least one of the three tryouts
• This is not a recreational league (HYBA) and teams will be picked after tryouts
• You must pre-register for tryouts at this link https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/210536 TeamSnap :: Harrison High School Basketball ::

• If you do not have a Team Snap account, you will have to create one in order to pre-register for tryouts

Harrison High Jr League Girls Basketball Tryouts

Grades 6th-8th - At Harrison High’s Presidential Gym

6th Grade Girls-October 1st and 4th, 6:00-7:30

7th Grade Girls-October 1st and 4th, 7:30-9:00

8th Grade Girls-October 1st and 4th, 6:00-7:30

•     All those trying out must attend at least one of the two tryouts
•         This is not a recreational league, and teams will be picked after tryouts
•             You must pre-register for tryouts at this link

• If you do not have a Team Snap account, you will have to create one in order to pre-register for tryouts

Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages student’s artistic expression in categories such as dance, film, photography, music, literature and visual arts. Lost Mountain students can start working today on this year’s theme “Look Within.” They may enter as many times as they like in as many categories as they like.
For more information about the reflections program, please visit https://www.georgiapta.org/reflections/
Reflections projects are due on October 1. Projects can be dropped off in with be in Mrs. Harper’s art room in the designated bucket.

Purchase LMMS Athletic Shorts

The shorts will be required wear for PE. Even if your child does not end up having PE this year, we encourage each student to purchase at least one pair of shorts since these will be the only “gym shorts” allowed for school events such as the Color Battle, Field Day, the Carnival, etc......

The shorts will be delivered to student in his/her homeroom class after purchase.
Purchase here: 

Student Council is selling the LMMS Eagles T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the End of the Year Carnival!

School Safety Info. for all CCSD Stakeholders

The Cobb Shield web site, www.cobbshield.com is now up and running: answer your school safety questions, view the video of CCSD’s recent School Safety Town Hall Meeting, download a detailed flyer on CCSD’s many school safety initiatives (attached), and view an AlertPoint informational video.

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 attendance policy.

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

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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Lost Mountain Administrative Team

Principal - Dr. Lenora Nyeste

AP, 8th Grade - Allison Paulk

AP, 7th Grade - Shannon Kiger

Admin, 6th Grade
- Dr. Zac Wilson

Admin, SSA
- Christy Gilley


Calendar of Events

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Intramurals will begin on August 19th, Monday-Friday at 8:15 for all grade levels.

Order Your Yearbook Now!
Cost is $35 until September 30

Parenting in the Digital Age

September - Lauren Newell

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PARENT VOLUNTEERS – This is for you…..

ALL parent volunteers are required to watch this brief video before coming to volunteer at the school. When you come in to sign-in at the front office, please see the front office staff so you can sign the form stating that you have viewed the video.

(Also, as you watch the video, please note that the example used is not reflective of what volunteers do here at Lost Mountain. Confidential information is not accessible to volunteers.)

Substitutes Needed

Visit the CCSD website or go to this link:

Recognize your student’s Birthday!

Support the Lost Mountain Foundation by purchasing a Happy Birthday message for your student on our school marquee! Announcements are $25.00 and run for one full week. For more information or to order a message, complete form.

Legacy Board

Support the Lost Mountain Foundation by purchasing a feather or plaque on the Legacy Board located at the theater entrance. These feathers and plaques will remain forever. For more information or to order a plaque, complete form.


All CCSD students (K-12) will have access to the Office 365 digital tools suite unless a parent previously selected the opt-out decision. If a parent wants to confirm student access and/or ascertain their student’s Office 365 username, they can locate this information via ParentVue (https://parentvue.cobbk12.org/)

Help With Office 365


Food & Nutrition Information

Cobb County Food & Nutrition Services would like to announce that the application for free or reduced meals is available online for the 2018-2019 school year. The online application is available at http://mealapps.cobbk12.org

Bus Information

If you need to locate your child’s bus you may access the online search at www.cobbk12.org
Select “Parents” and then select “Bus Routes.”

LMMS Alumni Success



US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program - Emma Bayer

LMMS Alumni Brooke Hansbrough is  2018-2019 valedictorian at Hillgrove High School.

Also, Halle Watson and Christina Woodrow, are tied for 2018-2019 valedictorian at Kennesaw Mountain High School.

Agenda Book and Restroom Procedures

Safe Schools Alert

Car Rider Rainy Weather Notice

Lost Mountain will follow the following dismissal procedure during inclement weather.
Car riders will report to the theater at dismissal.
Remain in your vehicle and after the buses have left campus, you may pick them up in the regular car rider area in the front of the building.
If you need your child immediately you may park your car and enter at the lower theater door to pick up your child and exit out the theater lobby. 


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