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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1928 to 2017
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Good News at Mountain View
Congratulations to Angela Smith, Anna Turner, Debby Taylor, and
Doreen Campbell! These four teachers have received their
Sprayberry High School is hosting the
annual “Egg Drop” this Saturday. There will be more than
90,000 eggs and candy for the various hunts. The funds
raised from the Egg Drop go to support both the Shop with a
Yellow Jacket and the Shop with a Longhorn programs for
Sprayberry and Kell High Schools. Last year more than
$13,000.00 went right back in to the community from the
-COBB EMC Egg Hunts – located on
-11:30 a.m. Ages three and under Egg
-Noon – Special Needs Hunt
presented by C&S Paving
-1:30 Helicopter drops eggs
-1:45 p.m. Ages four to seven Egg Hunt
-2:00 p.m. Special Needs Hunt
presented by C&S Paving
-3:30 p.m. Ages eight to 10 Egg Hunt
Congratulations to Kristin Shildneck and Barbara Glynn!
Kristin is our Teacher of the Year and Barbara is our Certified
Employee of the Year!
Thank you to everyone that came out for kindergarten
registration! We look forward to starting a new school
year with your child!
If you want to view the power point that was
scrolling during the registration please click the link below.
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
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:
Arial view of our new school as of 3/6/2017
Student Placement Input Form
for the 2017-2018 School Year
Please turn the form in between March 23 - May 3, 2017.
Kindergarten and "New" 1st
Grade Student Registration
Registration for new Kindergartners and new 1st Grade students
entering Cobb County Schools for the first time in 2017-2018.
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 29th from 8:30-11:30am.
Kindergarten Registration Information - Link to other
2017-18 School Choice
The Cobb County School
District is again offering School Choice (HB 251
and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual
capacity information and applications will be available
February 1, 2017 on the District website.
For more information,
2017-18 School Choice
Deadline for applying is
Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
On March 9th Heather Montgomery will be visiting with our grade
levels to discuss being an author. Ms. Montgomery is an
amazing non-fiction author. She loves to be in nature and
play with bugs! She has a B.S in Biology and an M.S. in
Environmental Education. We are excited to have her come
and teach us about being an author and ways to make non-fiction
writing fun and engaging!
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!
Cobb County DOT will host a Public
Information Open House at Mountain View Community Center on
Tuesday, March 7th from 5pm - 7pm.
The primary purpose is the DOTs upcoming
roundabout project at Post Oak Tritt Rd and Hembree Road. They
will also include a factsheet and display of the Sandy Plains at
Davis Project to inform area residents of the roadway
improvements to facilitate Mtn View ES relocation.
Congratulations to all students that
participated in the Science Fair! Every entry was amazing!
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
If you were unable to attend the meeting you may review the
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!
Please note that the school climate
surveys for the 2016-2017 school
have officially opened today, October 3, 2016 and will
remain open through Friday, March 3, 2017.
It is critical for all schools to
participate in each of the surveys.
Schools that have no parent participation on the survey will
receive a 0.00 score. Schools with less than 15 parent surveys
will be designated as Low Participation (LP) and the results
will not be calculated. Either way, no parent or low parent
participation will negatively impact a school’s School Climate
The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student
survey questions. Parents may complete the survey using their
personal computer, smartphones or tablet. For parents that
do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should
consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete
the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be
encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because
the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School
Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be
submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for
analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia
Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not
be posted online. The URL address for the Georgia
Parent Survey is posted below.
Georgia Parent Survey:
The Cobb County School District is
offering the community an opportunity to review
resources being recommended for use in 3 - 12 English Language
Arts and K– 12 ESOL.
Click on the link for more information:
2016-2017 Reflections Theme
MOUNTAIN VIEW PTA is
encouraging all of our talented students to showcase their
artistic talents in this year’s contest. Reflections is
the most popular national PTA-sponsored program conducted
annually. It gives students in grades Pre-K through 12 an
opportunity to express themselves in one or more of 6 artistic
Student participation is simple:
artistic category and create by interpreting the theme ““What is
fill out and attach a signed entry form to artistic
entry piece(s) to the Reflections box in the media
enter in to more than one category but needs to enter one form
Entry forms can be downloaded at
and are also available in classrooms.
for entry is Friday, October 7, 2016.
Entry forms are available in classrooms and online at
more information and to see past winning entries go to
Contact Reflections Chair – Mary Pearl
Britto (Pearl Nair) at
The Angry Birds Came! 5th Grade had a blast!
Picture Retake Day will be October 20th.
These pictures will also be used for the yearbook so a picture
will be taken even without an order form.
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.
order to expedite car pool in the safest and most efficient
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
· 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
· 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.
· The school doors open at 7:20 a.m.
Riders may begin unloading in the carpool area at
· 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.
· 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
· If you do not have a car rider tag on display, you will need
to park your vehicle to retrieve
Thank you for your cooperation with keeping everyone’s safety in
Parent information Sheet - Click on the PDF file below to review
the instructions on using Blackboard.
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.
Click on the Excel file below to get a copy of the supply
list for each grade level.
Parent Guide to Office 365
Please use the links below to assist you in accessing and
downloading Office 365 at home:
Consent via Email
Consent via Synergy ParentVUE
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.
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 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."