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

Dr. Renee Garriss, Principal  |   Melanie Smith, Assistant Principal

1928         to        2015

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News and Information

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Cafeteria will not accept charges for lunches during the last two weeks of school
Please view flyer for more information

Early Release Last Two Days of School
Please note the dismissal schedule (Early Release) for the last two days of the 2014 - 2015 school year:
On Wednesday, May 20th and Thursday, May 21st (the last day of school for students):
11:30am – High School Release
12:30pm – Elementary School Release
1:30pm – Middle School Release

CCSD Summer Reading Challenge 2015
Every hero has a story
 and the magic of summer reading brings every hero’s story to life. Students can have fun, learn new things and take part in amazing events all summer thanks to the partnership between Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education department and Smyrna Public Libraries and Marietta City Schools. For more information about the Summer Reading Challenge including suggested summer reading lists....click here!

Also please see the following links:

Mountain View Public Library's Summer Reading Program Information

Simpson Middle School's Summer Reading Plan and Summer Reading Assignment for Rising 6th Graders

Dr. Whitney Spooner Named
Assistant Principal at Mountain View

It is with great pleasure that Dr. Garriss announces to you our Assistant Principal for the upcoming school year. Beginning July 2015, Dr. Whitney Spooner will join the administrative team as our school’s AP. Dr. Spooner has been a teacher for 13 years and eight of those years have been at Mountain View. She has served as our School Leadership Intern this school year and has done an exceptional job! Dr. Spooner is thrilled to take on this new and exciting role.  Mountain View has been recognized as a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for 2015. Our school was commended for recognizing the importance of a healthy workplace and taking important steps to create a culture of wellness by providing support to employees.

Mountain View Recognized as
Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite

Mountain View has been recognized as a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for 2015. Our school was commended for recognizing the importance of a healthy workplace and taking important steps to create a culture of wellness by providing support to employees.

Nancy Janas Elected Cobb County PE Teacher of the Year
During a staff meeting on May 7, 2015, Nancy Janas, a PE teacher at Mountain View Elementary was presented with the honor of Cobb County Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Among the attendees were Mark Anderson, Supervisor of Health & Physical Education as well as Mrs. Janas’ husband Mike and daughter Haley, a teacher at Griffin Middle School.

Pictured above (left to right):
Renee Garriss-principal of Mountain View; Rachel Stafford-author of parent letter included in nomination packet; Brian DeVore-author of colleague letter included in nomination packet and previous winner of Cobb Elementary PE Teacher of the Year when he was on staff at Mtn. View in 2012-2013; Nancy Janas-PE teacher at Mtn. View, 2014-2015 Cobb County Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year; Anna Gibbs-Mtn View Fifth Grade student and author of student letter included in nomination packet; Mike Anderson- Supervisor of Health & Physical Education.

Mountain View Student Wins 2015 Dazzling Diamonds for Mom Contest
ach year David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry sponsors a writing contest to honor moms in our community. This year they had close to 7000 entries – over 500 classrooms in Cobb County and Cherokee County participated in the 2015 Dazzling Diamonds for Mom Contest. Only three diamonds are awarded each year, and one of the diamond winners for 2015 came from Mountain View Elementary.  We would like to congratulate 5th grade student Elicia M. as our Diamond winner.

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.

Pig Tales Summer Writing Competition
The Cobb Schools Foundation is pleased to partner with the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department and the Cobb County Public Library System to offer the third annual “Pig Tales” summer 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, about their favorite trip to the beach or a dream island vacation. Work can be fiction or non-fiction. Students are limited to one entry. Submissions must be postmarked (or sent via interoffice mail to the Foundation) by August 12, 2015. Please see informational flyer for more details.

2015 Constitution Day Poster Contest
Each Georgia public school is eligible to submit their top three posters to the Georgia Department of Education for state recognition. Posters must be received at the Georgia Department of Education no later than Tuesday June 15th. Please click here for more information about poster guidelines.

Melissa Edwards Elected
Teacher of the Year for 2015 - 2016

Third grade teacher Melissa Edwards has been elected Teacher of the Year for 2015 – 2016. After earning a Master’s Degree from Auburn University, Mrs. Edwards began her career as an educator for Cobb County Schools. Mrs. Edwards has taught for fourteen years and has spent a majority of her teaching career at Mountain View. Approximately nine years of Mrs. Edwards' career has been dedicated to special education and the remainder of her time was spent in general education. Mrs. Edwards believes that "teaching is a calling. I am honored to be voted Teacher of the Year."

Fourth grade special education teacher Leanne Schneider is the runner-up teacher of the year for 2015 – 2016. Mrs. Schneider has been a special education teacher at Mountain View for 10 years and has taught for a total of 15 years.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Mrs. Schneider later earned a Master of Elementary Education from University of North Carolina and then added a concentration in Special Education. Mrs. Schneider’s passion is “teaching students with special needs.  I am particularly drawn to children with autism. I love my job and believe that children learn best when they are in an environment where they are accepted, challenged, and differences are celebrated and respected.  I feel very grateful to my peers for the nomination and recognition.”

Ruth Leddin Elected Classified Employee of the Year for 2015 - 2016
Congratulations to our Classified Employee of the Year for 2015-2016, Ruth Leddin. Mrs. Leddin has worked as a paraprofessional with Cobb County School District for six years and at Mountain View for the past five years as a Kindergarten and Special Education paraprofessional. She has also served on the BLT committee for the past two years. Mrs. Leddin says that she is "very grateful to those who nominated and voted for me. I feel very blessed to work with the BEST staff, students and parents in Cobb County."

CCSD Seeking School Bus Drivers
Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for

School Bus Drivers
Starting rate is $14.51/hour
Apply online: 
Click here for more information

Blackboard Connect for Parents
Blackboard Connect for Parents is an avenue for local schools and CCSD to send messages and other communication to parents. Please click on directions for setting up an account.

District Direction for
Continuous Improvement

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

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 Receives
2014 Georgia SHAPE Award

Mountain View Elementary School was awarded the 2014 Platinum Achievement in Wellness from the Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll.
"On behalf of Georgia SHAPE, we recognize and applaud your school, students, and teachers for demonstrating excellence in physical activity measures. We extend our gratitude for your service to our children because we would not be able to move in a positive direction without the help of your administrators and teachers. As a state, we want our children to be able to learn in the best environments possible. Ensuring they have adequate physical activity time is a key component of the ideal learning environment."
Dr. John Barge, Superintendent, Georgia State Schools
Gov. Nathan Deal
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health 

 Gold Award

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