Garrison Mill Elementary School

Kyle Giesler, Principal

Tracie Bucy, Assistant Principal

4111 Wesley Chapel Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 642-5600
FAX: (770) 642-5602

News and Announcements

Conference Week - October 16-20

  • Early Release - 12:30 Dismissal
  • No FEAST Clubs
  • School Bus Safety Week
  • PTA FUN-raiser Kickoff

Please Donate to the Garrison Mill FUN-Raiser

This year 100% of total funds collected through the FUN-Raiser will go directly to Garrison Mill Elementary curriculum enhancements, professional development, and a variety of school enrichment programs. This will be the PTA's only fund-raising event for the year, so PLEASE consider donating. For additional information, or to donate online, please visit the GM PTA website.

Square 1 Art Due October 18

Square 1 Art has partnered with Garrison Mill to create a unique opportunity to celebrate the students' artistic accomplishments while raising much needed funds for the school. Your child received a custom catalog featuring their artwork. Won’t you help make your child feel like an accomplished artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family containing their masterpiece? And as a thank you for participating, we provide each child with a sheet of stickers imprinted with their artwork — absolutely FREE! All online and paper order forms must be turned in by October 18.  (No late orders can be accepted.)

Three ways to order keepsakes:
1. The paper order form attached to their custom catalog.
2. Online at
3. Phone Customer Care 888-332-3294.
A huge thank you to all of the teachers, faculty and volunteers for their help in creating this meaningful fundraiser.

Reflections 2017-2018 - October 19 Deadline

It's more than just an art contest! There are so many categories to choose from. This is a great way to encourage your child's creativity. With a little effort there is much reward!

Information for this year's Reflection topic can be found here. The webpage contains helpful videos, information, and forms for entries. Any GM student is eligible and can submit as many entries as they would like. For more information, contact the reflections chair: Kathy Tira at

Girls Code - Grades 4 and 5

Girls Code Club is available to all girls in grades 4 and 5.  Fourth grade meets every Wednesday morning and fifth grade meets on Thursday mornings.  Come to 509 as soon as you have checked in with your homeroom teacher.  We meet from 7:15 - 7:45 AM.

Registration Information

For registration information, please access the county website:  Here is some helpful Kindergarten Information

Kindergarten Screening for Gifted Services

At Garrison Mill, all kindergarten students will automatically be screened in the spring for potential need of gifted services. The parents of students requiring further evaluation will be contacted. For further information about the screening process please read: Kindergarten Screening


Garrison Mill’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score for the 2015-2016 School Year is 95.3!  This is the highest score of any elementary school in Cobb County!  For more information about CCRPI, please visit the Georgia Department of Education’s CCRPI Website.  For more details about the Cobb County School District results, please see this Press Release.  For a complete list of CCRPI scores for all schools in Cobb and Marietta click here.

Iowa Assessment Information

Students are assessed in the fall on the Iowa Assessments. This is a norm-referenced assessment that measures student achievement in comparison to other students nationwide. Students in grades 3, 5, and 7 are tested in Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Read More...

Blackboard Connect Parent Portal

The Blackboard Connect Parent Portal is an online system designed to allow you to customize how you receive notifications from your child's school as well as from the district. Notifications can now be received by phone, text message, or email.

Download: Parent Instructions for Setting Up Your Blackboard Connect Account


ParentVue helps parents stay informed and connected by allowing parents to access near real-time information on assignments and scores, attendance, and demographic information. ParentVUE offers parents a single sign-on to view all of their children’s information regardless of school.

Create an account: download instructions.

Review the Acceptable Use Policy: Download Agreement

Kyle Giesler
Kyle Giesler
Asst. Principal

Tracie Bucy


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General Information

Start Time:  7:50 AM
Dismissal Time:  2:20 PM

Late Arrivals and
Early Dismissals

For the safety of all students, if your child arrives after 7:50 AM, you must sign your child in at the PTA desk in the lobby. There are no transportation changes or dismissals permitted after 1:40 PM.

Inclement Weather

We encourage our staff and parents to listen to News/Talk 750 WSB (750 on the AM radio dial) when winter weather threatens. In addition, the News/Talk 750 WSB website provides a complete and frequently updated list of school closings online at:

In the event of an early dismissal due to inclement weather, the After School Program (ASP) will also be closed.

Bus Pass

Students are permitted to ride a different bus or get off at a different stop, if there is a childcare need. The Bus Pass form must be completed in advance and returned to the front office for authorization. Students may not ride a different bus for playdates, parties, sleepovers, etc.