Welcome to Mountain View
A Georgia School of Excellence
Celebrating Over 80 Years of Excellence
Dr. Renee Garriss, Principal |
Dr. Whitney Spooner, Assistant Principal
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Garriss' Welcome Back Letter to Parents
1928 to 2016
Photo Tour of Mountain View Elementary
News and Information
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Good News at Mountain View
Come in and Sneak-a-Peek on July 28th from
Click on the Excel file below to get a copy of the supply
list for each grade level.
With the successful completion of
our content acquisition process for K-12 World Language
resources, CCSD celebrates the enhancements to the revised
policy that allowed us to:
variety of resources, including publisher produced, Open
Educational, and locally developed
to only the resources, within a publisher series, that we
feel best meet our needs, thus building the best and most
accessible content possible for our students and teachers
while no longer obligating us to the one-size-fits-all
digital materials in a format that is supported by CCSD
Technology Services so that it is easily accessible to
The next content acquisition
process will include K-12 ESOL. CCSD will consider resources
that address the needs identified through our needs
assessment and district data.
We want to thank you, in advance,
for your support in ensuring we have the best ESOL content
and resources available to our students and teachers as we
move our district forward.
successful completion of our content acquisition process for K-2
ELA resources, we celebrate the enhancements to the revised
policy that allowed us to:
Consider a variety of resources, including publisher produced,
Open Educational, and locally developed
to only the resources, within a publisher series, that we feel
best meet our needs, thus building the best and most accessible
content possible for our students and teachers while no longer
obligating us to the one-size-fits-all model.
digital materials in a format that is supported by CCSD
Technology Services so that it is easily accessible to teachers
The next content acquisition process
will include 3-12 English Language Arts. As we continue to
establish a balanced literacy approach for ELA 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.
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Parent Guide to Office 365
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downloading Office 365 at home:
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Families can access
digital resources associated with the math and literacy learning
guides through the Summer Link webpage:
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.
Pig Tales Summer
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
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
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
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.
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
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/.
Supply Kits and Teacher Wish Lists for 2016-2017
may now order your supply kits for the 2016-2017 school year online at
June 5th. A “sample” kit has been placed in the foyer
of Mtn. View ES for your perusal.
List by Grade
2016-2017 Teacher Wish List by Grade
Merritt Elected Teacher of the Year for 2016 - 2017
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
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
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
flyer with more information.
IOWA Assessment Data -
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
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
Mountain View Achieves 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
School of Excellence
We 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
Mountain View Elementary School joins an elite group of schools
recognized by the National PTA
partnership with families through PTA to enrich the
educational experience and overall well-being for all students.
Mountain 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
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
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
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
Mountain View Recognized By
Active Schools for
Promotion of Physical Activity
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
Please click here to view the
Project Outline for our school rebuild.
District Direction for
Please click here to view the chart entitled
"One Team, One Goal: Student Success."