Welcome to Lost Mountain

Our Vision
Expanding the Pursuit of Excellence
Our Mission
The Eagle Way: Engage, Encourage, Educate
with Enthusiasm

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 District.

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 following information: Email: communicationscobb@gmail.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 REGISTRATIONS.

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!

 

 



Honors Assembly Information

6th Grade- Wed., May 20 at 9:15 AM

7th Grade- Wed., May 20 at 11:25 AM

8th Grade- 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 the assembly.   

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 reading!


Booklist

Journal Assignment

Reading Pledge



Bullying Survey


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 prevention effort;
• Providing a baseline from which to measure progress in reducing bullying.

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 our school.



Attendance Certificates for Learner’s Permit

Parents:  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 May 18th.  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 summer.


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 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).



Attendance, Tardies, Arrival and Dismissal!

Please read the attached student policies!



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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Hillgrove Freshman Boot Camp



The Lost Mountain Middle School 2015 yearbook comes with two special enhancements this year. In the next several weeks, you will have access to 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 months.


Cobb Proposes Becoming IE2 District by June2015

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 more.


Student Report of Incident Form


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)


6th Grade Survival Guide


CCSD Overview


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 http://www.cobbk12.org/bully/


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.




HARRISON HOYAS


Partners in Education


School Council

Meeting Minutes January 23, 2015

Meeting Minutes February 27, 2015

Meeting Minutes March 20, 2015