Welcome to Mountain View
A Georgia School of Excellence
Celebrating Over 80 Years of Excellence

Dr. Renee Garriss, Principal  |   Dr. Whitney Spooner, Assistant Principal

Click here to read Dr. Garriss' Welcome Back Letter to Parents

1928         to        2016

Photo Tour of Mountain View Elementary

News and Information

Please click here to read about Good News at Mountain View


Parent Guide to Office 365

Please use the links below to assist you in accessing and downloading Office 365 at home

v  Office 365 Support Page for Parents   

o   Consent via Email  

o   Consent via Synergy ParentVUE   


Families can access digital resources associated with the math and literacy learning guides through the Summer Link webpage: www.cobbk12.org/cobblink/.  Students who have not demonstrated grade level proficiency will receive additional resources through local school meetings between parents and the school staff.  Specifically, students will receive math review workbooks focused on select standards and a book to foster independent reading over the summer.



Kennesaw Parks Logo

Pig Tales Summer Writing Competition! 


 This summer, the Cobb Schools Foundation is partnering with the Kennesaw Parks and Recreation Department and the Cobb County Public Library System to offer the 4th Annual PIG TALES Writing Competition, presented by SCANA Energy.

 The competition is open to all students in grades K-8 attending any public, private, or home school in Cobb County. Students are invited to write a short story or essay, in 750 words or less, incorporating the theme “music.” Work can be fiction or non-fiction. Participants are limited to one entry.

 Students could tell a story about a favorite song or musician, express feelings certain kinds of music produce, describe a musical instrument, or share a magical musical experience, and more. Entries may be typed or handwritten and must be postmarked (or sent via interoffice mail) by August 17.

 First, second, and third place winners will be chosen among students rising into three grade categories: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Entries will be judged on creativity, presentation, and correspondence to the theme.

 Winners will be announced online no later than August 25. Prizes will be awarded at the City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival on August 27 and include tickets to area attractions, t-shirts, and goodie bags. The first place winner in each category will be awarded a bicycle.

 Informational flyers about the competition have been delivered to all Cobb County elementary and middle schools. Teachers are encouraged to distribute the flyers to students and share the information with your PTA’s. Teachers and Media Specialists with the most classroom participation will also be eligible for prizes, so please encourage your students to submit entries. Last year’s prizes included gift cards, movie tickets, and a French Press coffee maker!

 To assist students during the summer, the Cobb County Public Library System will host writing workshops at various branch locations. Media Specialists at select schools will also be available for writing consultation.

 Please visit www.pigsandpeaches.com/pigtales for workshop dates and locations, as well as competition rules and information on how to enter.




(K-12) Summer Reading 2016

The Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with Cobb County Public Libraries, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools, has partnered with Scholastic for all CCSD students to participate in the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. In the summer of 2015, CCSD students logged over 6 MILLION minutes of reading, and represented 9 of the top 10 schools for number of minutes read in the entire state of Georgia! 


We encourage all students to read and log minutes again this summer as we strive to break our own records while maintaining reading gains made throughout the year. The contest opens May 9th. For more information, visit http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/.




Early Dismissal
Last Two Days of School

Students will be dismissed at 12:17 PM on the last two days of school (May 24th and May 25th).

ASP will be available until 6:00 each day

Please be sure to check lost-n-found for your child’s clothing items.  Any items remaining after May 25th will be donated to Must Ministries.


Please note, there will be no dismissal changes and/or office checkouts after 11:45 on the last day of school.   Also, on the last day of school, backpacks and/or lunch boxes are not allowed on the buses.



CCSD is quickly approaching the final phase of the learning resource acquisition process for K-2 English Language Arts. As a result of the committee review, community feedback, and local school input, the following list of resources are being recommended for final consideration:


Reading Foundation (Phonics)

·         Benchmark Education K-2

Reading/Leveled Library

·         Benchmark Literacy K-2

·         Scholastic K-2


·         Units of Study Writing K-2

Before a final recommendation is made to the CCSD Board of Education, the materials must be on display for public comment for 10 business days. 


Print and digital materials will be available for public review, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the following locations and dates:


  • CCSD Central Administrative Building - Lobby
    514 Glover Street, Marietta, GA
    • Wednesday, April 27-Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • CCSD Hawthorne Center - Room 139
    1595 Hawthorne Avenue, Smyrna, GA
    • Wednesday, April 27-Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Attached you will find online access links to digital resources and the public comment form (to print or access online).


Should the Board of Education move to approve the named resources above, they will be scheduled for implementation in August of 2016. 

Online Access Links

Public Comments




SchoolSupplyKitSchool Supply Kits and Teacher Wish Lists for 2016-2017

You may now order your supply kits for the 2016-2017 school year online at www.schooltoolbox.com until June 5th. A “sample” kit has been placed in the foyer of Mtn. View ES for your perusal.

2016-2017 Supply List by Grade
2016-2017 Teacher Wish List by Grade

Emily MerrittEmily Merritt Elected Teacher of the Year for 2016 - 2017

Specials Needs Preschool teacher Emily Merritt has been elected Teacher of the Year for 2016 – 2017 by her colleagues. Mrs. Merritt is a native of Marietta, grew up attending Cobb County Schools, and is a graduate of Pope High School. Mrs. Merritt attended the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She then continued her education at Georgia State University where she earned a Master’s degree in Special Education. Read More...

Amy IngleeAmy Inglee Elected Classified Employee of the Year for 2016 - 2017

Congratulations to Amy Inglee for being elected Classified Employee of the Year for 2016 – 2017. Mrs. Inglee has done an excellent job as the Registration Clerk at Mountain View for the past 7 years.  Before coming to Mountain View, Mrs. Inglee stayed at home for 12 years to raise her two girls. Before that, she was a Travel Agent and a Secretary.  Read More...

BirthdaybagsSnack Sacks /
Birthday Bags

We are excited to announce a new opportunity offered through the Mountain View Elementary cafeteria to help celebrate your child's birthday or other special occasion. Please click here to view a flyer with more information.

2016 - 2017 Class Placement Input Form -
Deadline May 6, 2016

Please complete and submit a hard copy of the Student Input Form to the front office to the attention of Dr. Whitney Spooner by May 6, 2016. Due to SPAM filters, email submissions cannot be accepted. We will use the information in the Input Form to make the best possible placement for your child. Due to multiple factors considered in placement, we cannot always guarantee that specific requests can be honored.
**Just a reminder, please do not request a particular teacher by name.**

 IOWA Assessment Data -
Fall 2015

This year third and fifth grade students in the Cobb County School District performed above the national average on the 2015-2016 Iowa Assessments, a set of norm-referenced tests that compare students’ performance to that of their peers across the United States.  Cobb third graders had an average composite score ranked in the 59th percentile, meaning that on average Cobb third graders scored equal to or better than 59% of all other U.S. third grade students who took the Iowa Assessments.  Composite scores for fifth graders ranked in the 60th percentile.  Also, third graders performed best in science, scoring in the 64th percentile, and in reading, where they ranked in the 59th percentile.  Scores for Cobb fifth graders were at the 67th percentile in social studies and 63rd percentile in English language arts. Please click here for more information about the Iowa Assessment Data for Fall 2015.

MVES 2015 Milestones Data
Please click here to view a PowerPoint presentation with audio recorded by Dr. Garriss which provides information and data about the 2015 Mountain View Milestones.

Mountain View AchievesJump Rope for Heart National Ranking for
Jump Rope for Heart

Mountain View finished 19th in the Nation and 1st place for Public Schools in Georgia for our contributions to Jump Rope for Heart for the America Heart Association. Please click here to find out how our contributions will make a difference.

National PTA Names Mountain View Elementary a  2015-2017 National PTA School of Excellence

PTA School of ExcellenceWe are excited to announce that Mountain View Elementary School has been named a National PTA School of Excellence! As a National PTA School of Excellence, MVES made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2014-2015 school year.

Mountain View Elementary School joins an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.  

Safe Route to School ForumMountain View Selected Safe Route to School Forum Partner of the Year
Congratulations to Mountain View Elementary School and PTA for being selected as the North Georgia Region 2015 Partner of the Year at the Safe Routes to School Forum.  This demonstrates outstanding commitment to encouraging students to walk and bike to school and an admirable dedication to caring for the environment.  

Mountain View Receives
2015 Georgia SHAPE Award

Mountain View Elementary School was awarded the 2015 Platinum Achievement in Wellness from the Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll. This award recognizes Mountain View's dedication to creating a healthy school environment and a culture of wellness for staff, students, and community.

Mountain View Recognized as Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite

Mountain View has been awarded the Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. As a Platinum level award recipient, Mountain View has fulfilled key criteria and demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.

Mountain View Receives Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Project S.A.V.E.’s Heart Safe Certification
Mountain View has completed the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Project S.A.V.E.’s Heart Safe certification. Our Cardiac Emergency Action Plan has been formulated and practiced in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Emergency.

Mountain View Wins 3-2-1
Blastoff Award
We are fired up to announce that Mountain View has won the 3-2-1 Blastoff Award in the amount of $150! Fire Up Your Feet is a core program of Safe Routes to School National Partnership available to any elementary and middle school (grades K-8) nationally. Please click here for more information about the Fire Up Your Feet program.

Mountain View Recognized By
Let's Move!
Active Schools for
Promotion of Physical Activity
Let's Move! Active Schools, a sub-initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, recognized Mountain View for creating an active school environment that provides students with opportunities to move throught the school day. To earn recognition, Mountain View improved its physical education and student wellness policies and programs, including the addition of physical activity options throughout the school day, the promotion of active commuting, and the implementation of policies that support physical activity.

Mountain View RebuildMountain View Rebuild Information
Please click here to view the Project Outline for our school rebuild.

District Direction for
Continuous Improvement

Please click here to view the chart entitled
"One Team, One Goal: Student Success."

 Gold Award

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