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        2015

Photo Tour of Mountain View Elementary

News and Information

Please click here to read about Good News at Mountain View

Fall PicturesFall Pictures
Thurs. Sept. 10th

Fall Picture Day will be held on Thursday, September 10th.  To view and print the order form on line, please click on the following web site: http://georgiaclassicimages.com/fall-samples/
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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.  

School RebuildRebuild Mountain View
Community Forum

There will be a Community Forum held at the Mountain View Elementary School Cafeteria on Tuesday, September 15th from 6-7 pm.  Plans for the school rebuild will be presented and there will be a chance to provide input regarding the new school. The meeting will be hosted by Nick Parker and Henry Gomez to share the architectural plans for our new school. Kirk Marchisen, architect, will also be in attendance.

Parent's Guide to
Learning and Assessing

Please click on grade level flyers below for more information:
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

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.

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.

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.

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."

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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