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A Georgia School of Excellence
Celebrating Over 80 Years of Excellence

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

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1928         to        2017

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School-Day Extended 45 Minutes on August 21 due to Solar Eclipse


Due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017,  the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes.  Elementary schools will dismiss at 3:00.

The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school dismissal time.  Since student safety is always our first priority so we will delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse.   Subsequently, high schools and middle schools will delay dismissal as well.

Schools will be provided with further guidance and instructional resources as appropriate.  Parents are welcome to pick-up their child at the typical dismissal time if needed.

For more information regarding the solar eclipse visit the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/sgf/SolarEclipse.



Yellow Tag

Special note to parents of children 8 years old or younger:  A yellow tag will be issued to your student.  Please attach it to his/her book bag. This tag will assist transportation staff to quickly identify that your student is 8 years old or younger, which provides another safety net for proper delivery of your child. The yellow tag must remain on the top strap of your child’s bookbag and be visible to the driver at all times.  For safety purposes, do not write or remove the tag.


Water will be allowed on the busses during the months of August and September only.  ALL students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid.  If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 678/594-8000, or email your transportation area supervisor whose email can be found on the transportation website: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/Transportation/

Sign up For a Tour of Our NEW School is Now Available!

Mountain View Elem

Please click on the Sign Up Genius link below to schedule your tour time. 


Sneak-a-Peek / Curriculum Orientation

Thursday, July 27, 2017


     8:00-8:30       Kindergarten Curriculum Presentation in the Cafeteria

     8:45-9:15       First Grade Curriculum Presentation in the Cafeteria

     9:30-10:00     Second Grade Curriculum Presentation in ths Cafeteria

     10:15-10:45     Third Grade Curriculum Presentation in the Cafeteria

     11:00-11:30     Fourth Grade Curriculum Presentation in the Cafeteria

     11:45-12:15     Fifth Grade Curriculum Presentation in the Cafeteria


 Parents and students may visit the classrooms before/after the presentation in the Cafeteria.

The Orientation session in the Cafeteria is for the parents only. Students will be supervised by non-homeroom personnel during the Orientation in the Learning Commons.

Each grade level will record the orientation information and place it on the MVES webpage so parents may review it if they are unable to attend on July 27, 2017.


Summer Registration for all NEW students to Cobb County
July 12 from 8:00 – 3:00


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

You're Invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 27th at 7:30am to officially open our NEW Mountain View Elementary School. 

Mountain View ES


The next content acquisition process will include K-12 Science and Social Studies. As we continue to establish a balanced instructional approach as outlined in the Cobb Commitment, we will consider resources that support this model and address the needs identified through our needs assessment and district data. 


To ensure that teachers have ample time to review resources in Fall 2017, we are beginning the process now with the distribution of needs assessments to teachers, admin, and parents. Having this information early means we can schedule the Phase 1 committee to meet over the summer to conduct a standards alignment of potential resources in preparation for Phase 2 training and implementation in September 2017.




Congratualtions to Anna Turner!  She is the 100th graduate to earn her STEM certification! 

Anna Turner

Read her interview here!

You can order your child's supplies for next year!

Go to https://www.schooltoolbox.com/ and click on "Find Boxes Now" or "Pre-Built Boxes" to search for Mountain View Elementary Marietta, GA.

School Tool Box Flyer



Congratulations to Melissa Edwards, Megan Zimmerman, Karen Stippich, Angela Smith, Anna Turner, Debby Taylor, Hannah Roge, Robyn Greco, and Doreen Campbell!  These teachers have received their STEM certification!

Congratulations to Kristin Shildneck and Barbara Glynn!  Kristin is our Teacher of the Year and Barbara is our Certified Employee of the Year! 


 Congratualtions to the Mountain View Chess Team!  We placed 5th in the State at the tournament!  Way to go to the Chess Club and the students that participated!

We received the following information from Cobb County DOT: “Davis Road, between Holly Springs Road and Sandy Plains Road, will be closed April 3 – July 3, for roadway improvements necessary due to relocation of Mountain View ES. We apologize for the impact to bus routes during the end of this school year. However, fortunately, the detour route is a short one – Holly Springs Road to Sandy Plains Road. “  

If you have any questions you may contact COBB COUNTY DOT/ ATKINS 1890 County Services Pkwy/Marietta, GA 30008/Tel: (770) 420-6654 or access the Cobb County DOT Website: www.cobbdot.org  Road Closure Information: http://cobbcommute.org

Mountain View Elementary

Arial view of our new school as of 3/6/2017

 Congratulations to Nancy Janas!!!  SHAPE America has announced Nancy Janas as the 2017 SHAPE America Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart Recognition Award recipient! 


Read the press release here!


Lily Atalla won FIRST place in the County Science Fair for her Big Crystal Growing Experiment!  Way to go Lily!

Lily Atalla 


Congratulations to all students that participated in the Science Fair!  Every entry was amazing!  Great Work!


The winners of the Science Fair are:

1st Place - Mark Peyton and Lily Atalla

2nd Place - John Peter and Alizah Kazmi

3rd Place - Logan Crispo and Isabel Liu



Here is the Advanced Content Power Point

If you were unable to attend the meeting you may review the Power Point

The Cows Were Flying at Mountain View

Thanks to a very successful MadDash fund raiser we were able to see cows fly!  Every student that raised $100 or more received a cow that was dropped from a helicopter!  Thank you to everyone that participated in our fund raiser!

CowDrop1  Helicopter Drop   Cow has landed


The Cobb County School District is offering the community an opportunity to review learning resources being recommended for use in 3 - 12 English Language Arts and K– 12 ESOL.

Click on the link for more information:

The Angry Birds Came!  5th Grade had a blast!

Angy Birds


When you are dropping your child/ren off in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon please do not park in surrounding neighborhoods, block any roadways, stop illegally, or impede the flow of traffic.  These infractions can result in a traffic citation or parking violation. 


In order to expedite car pool in the safest and most efficient manner,
we ask that you review the following guidelines:
· Please drive slowly.
· Driving in the bus area is prohibited.
· Stay in a single line. For safety reasons, this is a no passing zone.
· Watch for instruction signs and pull your vehicle all the way to the beginning of the
drop off area to allow as many students to enter/exit their vehicle as possible.
· Please do not ever let students out of your vehicle until you are in the drop off area which
is staffed by Mountain View personnel.
· Students must enter/exit their vehicles on the passenger side ONLY.
· Parents, please do not get out of your cars. If you need to come inside or assist your child,
please park your car and escort your student.
· All student materials are to be secured and organized prior to exiting the vehicle.
· Please allow extra time during inclement weather.

Morning Drop-off
· The school doors open at 7:20 a.m. Riders may begin unloading in the carpool area at
that time.
· Should your child need additional assistance getting out of the vehicle or unloading
items, please park and walk your student into the building.
· Students will be marked tardy if they are not in their classrooms when the bell rings at
7:50 a.m. If your child is tardy, please park your car and escort your child to the office to
check them into school.
· The carpool lane tends to back up as the time approaches 7:45. To avoid tardies, you may
want to leave home earlier in the drop off window.

NOTE: Students are not permitted to be dropped off at the community center or in the parking lot.

All students must be accompanied by an adult to the school’s front door. Once inside, parents are encouraged to
say their “goodbyes” in the lobby area.

Afternoon Pick-Up
· All carpool students will wait for their ride in our cafeteria in a designated grade level
· Please display your car rider tag on your rear view mirror to expedite our ability to call for
your student(s). Mountain View duty personnel and safety patrol will escort the student to
your car.
· If you do not have a car rider tag on display, you will need to park your vehicle to retrieve
your student(s).

Thank you for your cooperation with keeping everyone’s safety in mind.

Parent Blackboard Portal Link

Parent information Sheet - Click on the PDF file below to review the instructions on using Blackboard.


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.

Parent Guide to Office 365

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

o   Consent via Email  


o   Consent via Synergy ParentVUE   


       Emily Merritt Elected Teacher of the Year for 2016 - 2017

      Special 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 Inglee Elected Classified Employee of the Year for 2016 - 2017

Amy IngleeCongratulations 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...





 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
2016 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 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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