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

Garrison Mill CCRPI Parent Survey

Dear Garrison Mill Parents:

As a part of the Georgia Department of Education’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) the parents of all students in public education are encouraged to participate in a survey about their child’s individual school. This survey will give schools, districts, and the state information about parent perception regarding the school and will be included in the overall school results. None of the individual responses will be publicized, as this is an anonymous survey. Please use the link below to access the survey:

The completion deadline is March 2, 2018. Thank you in advance for taking this 5-10 minute survey and giving feedback on Garrison Mill!

Kyle Giesler

Let's Celebrate Read Across America Week!
February 26 - March 2

Mon. KSU Football Players will read books in the classrooms Wear Black & Gold
Tues. Celebrate the book
Green Eggs and Ham
Wear Green
Wed. Celebrate the book
The Cat in the Hat
Wear Your Favorite Hat
Thurs. Celebrate the book
Fox in Socks
Wear Silly or Mismatched Socks
Fri. Dr. Seuss' Birthday & Read Across America Day! Book Character Dress-Up Day
(No masks please)

2018-19 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251) transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 5, 2018 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2018-19 School Choice webpage. Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Calling All Future Kindergarten Parents

It is time to register.

Please see the Letter and Kindergarten Flyer for additional information.

Congratulations to the CRTC Participants

A lot of hours and hard work went into the projects that were entered in the Cobb Regional Technology Competition on Saturday, January 27.  The following students participated in Robotics:  Erik Yin, Jessica Lockhard, and Claire Mackenny.

Ben Story and Edward Pickett competed in 3D Design.
Liam Crane and Carter Brickley competed in Animations.

A special congratulations to Erik Yin and Jessica Lockard for taking 1st place in Robotics!  They will go on to compete at the State Competition on March 10.

STEM Loving Students

This is for you:
Grades 3-8 STEM Camp Cobb is being offered February 19-21 (during break) at Daniell MS. Students can choose from 3 full days of STEM-infused learning experiences

Garrison Mill Reading Bowl Team

Great Job Team! Your hard work is appreciated.


Contratulations Garrison Mill!

Image result for The governor's award Student achievement
2017 State Award Winner
State Award Letter
Greatest Gains
Highest Performing

Asbestos Management Plan

Please see this annual letter from Cobb County regarding Asbestos in schools. Asbestos Letter

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

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


Upcoming Events

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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.