Lost Mountain Middle School

Candace Wilkes, Principal

Martha Bennett, AP  |  Shannon Kiger, AP  |  Allison Paulk, AP

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

Lost Mountain Clubs & Organizations

Contact Info

Book Club Wendy Sultenfuss, Diane Hanse
Coding Club Kelley Keel, Christie Swan
Electronic Music Club Jay Champion
Environmental Club Sue O'Neill
FBLA Sonya Strother
FCA Kay Cole
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl April Chapman, Michelle Thrash, Wendy Sultenfuss
Helping Hands Jennifer Dawson
Jr. Beta Team Betsy Sanford
KICKS Tracy Fields, Valerie Womble
News Team Sonya Strother, Shawna Williams
Stand Up for Healthy Habits Jaime Williams
STEM Lisa Tatum


Academic Team

Sponsor:  Jennifer Dawson
Location: 619
Time: 8:00
Dates: Mondays and Wednesday
(Open to 7th and 8th Grade Students through teacher recommendation and tryouts.)

The mission of the Academic Team is to promote motivation and inquisitiveness in academic subjects through collegial competition.  Participants are expected to attend practices and competitions, as well as maintain a friendly, yet serious, competitive spirit. 

The Academic Team participates annually in the PAGE Academic Bowl Competition and other quiz bowl competitions as available. The LMMS Academic Bowl team was one of only 21 teams across Georgia to advance to the state semi-finals last January.

Academic Team is open to 7th & 8th graders through teacher recommendation and tryouts.  Practices are held at 8:00 on Mondays & Wednesdays. Prior to tournaments, practice is also held on Friday mornings. Please contact the LMMS Academic Team Coach, Ms. Dawson, if you desire additional information.

Book Club

Sponsors: Diane Hanse and Wendy Sultenfuss
Location: Media Center Lab 139
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Dates: First Tuesday of every month
1st Meeting is September 6th.

The club is open to all students and you may join anytime throughout the year. Members enjoy an informal gathering where we discuss books we chose to read. Meetings are on the following dates: September 6 October 4 November 1
December 6 January 10 February 7 March 7 April 11 May 2

Coding Club

Sponsors: Kelley Keel and Christie Swan

Electronic Music Club

The Electronic Music Club is open to any students at Lost Mountain Middle School. The purpose of the club is to give students the opportunity to create music through electronic media such as digital recording, effects processing, MIDI sequencing, sound editing, and live performance. Additionally, students may explore possibilities of combining their music with other media and areas of fine arts (drama, dance, art). Other correlations may be made between music projects and other academic areas such as science, math, history, literature, social studies, etc. The compositional techniques and possible projects listed below are just some examples of what students may do. Students are encouraged to come up with their own ideas and submit them for approval.

Students are asked to complete leveled projects. These projects are designed to teach two things: how to use the software and hardware, and how to compose music. These projects gradually increase technical requirements to explore the full potential of hardware, software, and online resources. Each project also carries different compositonal requirements; thus allowing the student to create a portfolio of various kind of compositions.

EMC meets every Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. There is no audition or prior experience necessary. There is no attendance policy. Members don't need to attend every session; they only need to come regularly enough to stay productive. Work may also be done at home on your own equipment. Students interested in EMC should report to the Music Technology Lab and try it out.

FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Sponsor: Kay Cole

A certified ministry that is initiated and led by student-athletes and non-athletes, supervised by teachers, and supported by local community churches and district FCA employees. Each week there is worship and praise music and an inspirational speaker. Once per month there is a small group Bible study. FCA meets every Friday at 8:15 in the school theater.

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Sponsors: April Chapman, Michelle Thrash and Wendy Sultenfuss
Meeting Dates: Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 AM in Ms. Chapman's room

The HRRB team consists of dedicated students who read a minimum of five books (maximum of 20) and write bowl questions. We meet every Wednesday and Thursday morning in Ms. Chapman's room at 8:30 am. We practice to compete in a county wide competition with other middle schools in January. This year the competition will be held at North Star Church and the winners will advance to the regionals at the University of West Georgia. For more information visit http://www.cobbk12.org/belmonthills/hrrb/writers.html and http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/

Helping Hands

Sponsor: Jennifer Dawson
Location: 620
Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings before school
Service projects after school on Friday or on Saturday.

Helping Hands is a community service club at LMMS. Helping Hands coordinates the Rally Foundation Four Quarters Four Research Week. We participate in several age appropriate volunteer opportunities, support Relay for Life and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and in the past have partnered with Jr. Beta on the annual food drive.

Helping Hands is a great place to combine having friends while making a difference in the lives of others.

Junior Beta Club

Sponsor: Betsy Sanford

What is the Beta Club? The National Beta Club, with more than 7,700 clubs in the Junior and Senior Divisions and in excess of 41,000 members, is now in its 71st year.  The Junior Beta Club Division, established in 1961, now has approximately 4,800 chapters in 42 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Guam, and Puerto Rico.  The Motto of the club shall is Ducamus aliis serviendo which means, “Let us lead by serving others.”

Objectives on this non-secret, leadership-service organization are to encourage effort, to promote character, to stimulate achievement among its members, and to encourage students to continue their education after completion of middle and high school.  Students in the club must complete 20 hours of community service. Ten of those hours need to be completed with school-related projects.  They must also, maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0.Jr. Betas will need 20 service hours this year.


“KICKS” stands for “Kids in Contact with Kids”. For this program students at LMMS will be carefully selected to serve as peer mentors to fellow students who may struggle socially or who have special needs.

We hope you will consider being a part of the KICKS program. It has proven to be a wonderful opportunity for our mentors as well as our mentees. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact your counselor.

Stand Up for Healthy Habits

Sponsor: Jaime Williams
Location: Room 721
Dates: First and Third Thursday of every month at 8:15 AM
First meeting is 8/18 at 8:15 AM


Sponsors: LMMS Science Teachers

The goal of the LMMS STEM Club is to promote science, technology, engineering, and math integration outside the scope of the traditional classroom and engage students in real world application of STEM through the use of 3D printing, STEM challenges and Maker Space events.
Meetings every other Wednesday morning @ 8:15 in room 828. Next meeting date, Oct. 5, 2016