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 MIddle School Clubs

Academic Team Jennifer Dawson, Lauren Newell
Book Club Wendy Sultenfuss, Diane Hanse
Boys Choir Jay Champion
Chamber Chorus Jay Champion
Coding Club Kelley Keel, Christie Swan
Electronic Music Club Jay Champion
FBLA Sonya Strother
FCA Kay Cole, Cathy Amos
Girls Choir Jay Champion, Kelly Westberry
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl April Chapman, Michelle Thrash, Wendy Sultenfuss
Helping Hands Jennifer Dawson
Jr. Beta Team Betsy Sanford
KICKS Tracy Fields, Valerie Womble
Library Team Cathy Hobgood, Wendy Sultenfuss
News Team Sonya Strother, Shawna Williams
Pep Band Suzanne Tingle
Stand Up for Healthy Habits Jaime Williams
Strings Choir Linda Stephens
STEM All Science Teachers

Academic Team

Sponsor: Jennifer Dawson, Lauren Newell
Location: 605
Dates: Monday and Friday
Time: 8:15

The purpose of the Academic Team is to encourage interested and committed 7th and 8th grade students to participate in fun, challenging quiz-bowl team events stressing the academic areas of science, social studies, mathematics literature and current events. Participation includes various levels of the PAGE Academic Bowl competition, the Georgia Academic Team Association middle school tournament, and other appropriate tournaments.
Competitions are held on Saturdays in the metro Atlanta area. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from competitions. Atendance is expected at practices in order to participate in competitions.
Open to 7th and 8th Grade Students through teacher recommendation and tryouts.

Book Club

Sponsors: Diane Hanse and Wendy Sultenfuss
Location: Media Center Lab 139
Dates: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 8:30 a.m.
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

Boys Choir

Sponsor: Jay Champion
Location: Chorus Room
Dates: Monday and Tuesday
Time: 8:00 am

In addition to being mixed grade-level ensembles, Boys Choir provides the opportunity to sing in an environment of only boys. This provides a unique musical opportunity, but also a great social one. Our members become great friends and these friendships last into high school. The repertoire of these ensembles tends to be diverse and exploratory. In most cases, students have suggested or chosen our selections. This adds an element of ownership.
We
perform at concerts, Perform at Georgia Aquarium, Dinner and a Concert, Lock-In at Stars-and-Strikes.

Chamber Chorus

Sponsor: Jay Champion
Location: Chorus Room
Dates: 1st Wednesday of Month
Time: 8:00 am

Membership in Chamber Chorus is by audition only. In order to participate in Chamber Choir this year, each student must commit to also participate in either Boys or Girls Choir.  The Chamber Chorus is comprised of experienced choral singers. Only seventh and eighth graders are in Chamber Chorus. Students must have a strong voice, a good ear, and the ability to read music well at this level and learn music quickly. This choir will prepare in 7 to 8 rehearsals what our grade level choirs will prepare in several weeks. Commitments to this ensemble are firm. Students should not audition unless they are prepared to commit themselves for the entire year.
We perform at concerts, Georgia Aquarium, Dinner and a Concert, andLock-In at Stars-and-Strikes.

Coding Club

Sponsors: Kelley Keel and Christie Swan
Location: Lab 139
Dates: Every other Thursday
Time: 4:30 pm

The purpose of the Coding Club is to increase student knowledge, skill, and interest in computer science and computer programming through creative and engaging activities. Through the use of Scratch (https://scratch.met.edu/) and various other online tools, students can program their own interactive stories, games and animations.

Electronic Music Club

Sponsor: Jay Champion
Location: Music Technology Lab
Dates: Wednesday and Friday
Time: 8:00 am

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. 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.

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.

FBLA - Future Business Leaders of  America

Sponsor: Sonya Strother
Location: Room 150
Dates: 1st and 3rd Friday of every month
Time: 8:15 am

The purpose of FBLA is to introduce students to the world of leadership and business with career explorations, community service and educational programs. Planned events include FBLA Motivational Rally and Fall Leadership Conference in Athens. Also a service project to help the school and community.

FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Sponsor: Kay Cole, Cathy Amos
Location: Theater
Dates: Every Friday
Time: 8:15

The Campus Ministry is a certified ministry that is initiated and led by student-athletes and non-athletes, sponsored, supervised and supported by staff, established on middle school, high school or college campuses and meets on a regular basis.
The school campus can be one of the most strategic mission fields with many youth passing through this portal. FCA focuses on equipping, enabling, empowering and encouraging student-athletes, coaches and adult leaders to impact and influence their campus for Christ.
Each week’s meeting has a featured speaker and praise and worship music.  Some weeks there will be skits presented along with the music.

Girls Choir

Sponsors: Jay Chamipion, Kelly Westberry
Location: Chorus Room
Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday
Time:  8:00 am

In addition to being mixed grade-level ensembles, Girls Choir provides the opportunity to sing in an environment of only girls. This provides a unique musical opportunity, but also a great social one. Our members become great friends and these friendships last into high school. The repertoire of these ensembles tends to be diverse and exploratory. In most cases, students have suggested or chosen our selections. This adds an element of ownership.
We perform at concerts, Georgia Aquarium, Dinner and a Concert, and Lock-In at Stars-and-Strikes

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Sponsors: April Chapman, Michelle Thrash and Wendy Sultenfuss
Location: Room 623
Dates: Every Wednesday and Thursday
Time:  8:30 am

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: Room 605
Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Time: 8:15
Helping hands is a community service club open to all students in grades 6-8. Activities include: sponsor of Rally Week to benefit the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research; co-sponsor annual holiday food drive with student council, sponsor annual pay it forward initiative; handmade holiday cards for nursing homes and long-term care facilities and other charitable efforts.

Junior Beta Club

Sponsor: Betsy Sanford
Location: Room 707
Dates: 3rd Thursday
Time: 8:15 am

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 for this leadership and 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 volunteer community service for each school year. They must also, maintain an overall grade point average of 3.5.

KICKS

Sponsors: Tracy Fields, Valerie Wombles
Location: Room 627
Dates: Various
Time: Various

The purpose of the KICKS program is to include our special needs MOID students in the general student population at LMMS. “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.

KICKS students assist students in Mr. Murray's room by working a 30 minute shift every 10 days. KICKS students also serve as an LMMS ambassador to new students by giving tours and serving as their shadow student.  Lastly, KICKS studetns participate in the spring 5th grade Articulation activities.

Library Team

Sponsors: Cathy Hobgood, Wendy Sultenfuss
Location: Media Center
Dates: Everyday
Time: 8:15

Our mission is to offer students experience in and introduction to the operation of the inner workings of a Library. This club is for 8th graders only. Students must be responsible and self-directed to assist in the everyday duties of our Media Center. Duties include circulating books, keeping book shelves neat and orderly, watering plants, special projects and general maintenance.

News Team

Sponsors: Sonya Strother, Shawna Williams
Location: Lab 731
Dates: Everyday
Time: 8:45

The news team offers students the chance to learn leadership skills, public speaking skills, camera operation, and equipment operation. The purpose of the news team is to inform the students and staff about daily and weekly events at LMMS. Students must be present and report to the news room on their scheduled days by 8:55 am.

Pep Band

Sponsor: Suzanne Tingle
Location: Band Room
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8:00-8:50 am

The purpose of Pep Band Club is to rehearse "lighter selections" of fun, pop and movie music that the students want to play. It is also a great student mentorship opportunity since it is 7th and 8th grade combined; 6th Graders can join in the spring. We perform at Hillgrove Band's Taste of West Cobb event and HHS Holiday Market event.

Stand Up for Healthy Habits

Sponsor: Jaime Williams
Location: Room 721
Dates: First and Third Thursday of every month
TIme: 8:15 AM

Our mission is to bring flexible seating and recycling to LMMS. We will work together to fundraise by promoting healthy habits and healthy activities. Our planned activites are recycling week, monthly fundraising, valentine's day fundraiser with seed packets and healthy habits week.

STEM

Sponsor: Lisa Tatum, Emily Blackwell, Sue ONeill, Heather Holder, Eric Hazelip and Betsy Sanford
Location: Room 828
Dates: Every other Wednesday
TIme: 8:15 AM

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.

Strings Choir

Sponsor: Linda Stephens
Location: Orchestra Room
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8:15 am

The Strings Choir is a community outreach orchestral program. We perform at the Georgia Aquarium and The Taste of West Cobb.