Welcome to Lost Mountain
Expanding the Pursuit of Excellence
The Eagle Way: Engage, Encourage, Educate
Candace Wilkes, Principal
LMMS KidTalk Winner Needs Your Vote!
Lenny Shalman has
been selected as one of 10 finalist in the 1st annual
KiDtalk Student Voice Competition for the Cobb County School
Out of almost 90 submissions, Lenny exhibited the best
perspective on the prompt Why Not?.
Now it is time
for the LMMS community to support him with our votes!
Please view his video from the CCSD homepage. To vote, once
finished watching the video, you must sign into Youtube. You
will be prompted once you click on the thumbs up icon. You may
then make or use your own personal Youtube account, or use the
one provided by CCSD. Simply click on "sign in", and enter the
information: Email: email@example.com Password: cobbkidtalk
New Student Summer Registration
Welcome to the
Lost Mountain Middle School community!
Please print the
enrollment checklist and call 678-594-8224 for an
appointment to register your child.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED FOR ALL
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.
Cara Coe - LMMS Teacher of the
2015-2016 Year! Congratulations Cara!
Grade- Wed., May 20
at 9:15 AM
Wed., May 20 at 11:25 AM
Thurs., May 21 at 9:30 AM
Parents of students receiving an award
are welcome to attend the Honors Assembly for their child’s
grade level. If
your child earns Perfect
Attendance, or has All A’s in every class for
Semester 1 and 2
for the current school year, he/she will be recognized at the
Honor Assembly for his/her grade level.
These names will be posted in homeroom classes prior to
In addition to these awards, the teachers
in each grade level will pick one boy and one girl to recognize
at the awards assembly.
The grade level lead teacher will be contacting these
parents via email by May 13.
We will be asking parents to keep this part a secret.
A special award will be presented at the
8th grade assembly for the students who have earned
All A’s for grades 6, 7, and 8.
Thank you all for a wonderful school year!
2015 Summer Reading
All Lost Mountain Middle School students are required to read
two (2) books from the Scholastic recommended reading list
below. Consider your reading based upon your Lexile level and
upon what you’re interested in. Within the first two weeks of
school, you’ll be required to turn in your reading journals (6th
& 7th grade Reading teachers & 8th grade LA teachers). While you
are on the school web site, we would like you to sign the summer
reading pledge and tell us what books you will be reading. Happy
As part of our ongoing efforts to prevent bullying at Lost
Mountain Middle School, we will be administering the Olweus
Bullying Questionnaire on the following date in your child’s
Language Arts class: Monday, May 11, 2015.
The Bullying Questionnaire functions as a needs assessment by:
• Providing information critical to planning our bullying
• Providing a baseline from which to measure progress in
What is the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire?
The Olweus Bullying Questionnaire is an anonymous questionnaire
for students in grades 3 and higher. It is a multiple-choice,
pencil-and-paper instrument with approximately 40 questions that
address such questions as:
• What type(s) of bullying are most common?
• Where does bullying occur?
• How often do students report bullying
• How do students feel about bullying?
A copy of the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire will be available in
the front office for parents to review. Participation is
voluntary, and if you do not want your son or daughter to
participate please notify your child’s Language Arts teacher via
email prior to the administration date listed above.
Thank you for your support in our efforts to prevent bullying at
Attendance Certificates for Learner’s Permit
If you have a child turning 15 this summer and plan to
take them to get their Learners’ Permit to drive, you will need to request
an Attendance Certificate
from Lost Mountain BEFORE
There is a $2.00 processing fee.
Your student needs to see Denise Younker, Attendance Clerk, in
the front office to make the request.
The certificates will be ready the last week of school in
the front office.
The Attendance Certificate is valid throughout the
Congratulations to Cathy Hobgood -
2015-2016 Classified Employee of the Year
Honor Roll Criteria
All A’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).
Tardies, Arrival and Dismissal!
Please read the attached
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.
Add the LMMS Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.
Hillgrove Freshman Boot Camp
Lost Mountain Middle School 2015 yearbook comes with two special
enhancements this year. In the next several weeks, you will have
Aurasma (interactive videos to enhance your yearbook
experience) and Herff Jones Plus One app (which allows you to
take your yearbook anywhere you go). Please review the
attached instructions for details about both of these
special features, which will become available during the summer
Cobb Proposes Becoming IE2 District
State law requires all Georgia school
districts to choose a framework for leading and operating
schools. The Cobb County School District currently saves almost
$44 million annually through state waivers no longer available
after July 1, 2015, unless a contract is developed to become
either a charter system or an Investing in Educational
Excellence (IE2) system. The Cobb County Board of Education will
take up the IE2 proposal at its Sept. 2014 meeting.
Click HERE to read
Student Report of Incident Form
Own Device (BYOD)
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