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        2014

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News and Information

Scholastic Book Fair -
October 20th - 24th
Mountain View parents, students, and staff are cordially invited to visit our fall book fair in the Media Center during conference week. You will have the opportunity to contribute to your child's classroom library by purchasing a book from your teacher's wish list.

Please click on our book fair home page for more information including book fair hours and featured book titles.

Not able to come to the book fair? No problem. You can order from our online book fair from October 17th through November 6th. All online orders will be delivered to Mountain View before Thanksgiving break.

Students may come to the book fair during their scheduled class time or on a pass if they bring money on other days. Please click here to view our book fair class schedule.

National PTA School of Excellence
Mountain View is excited to submit an application to the National PTA School of Excellence program! We are so proud of our outstanding school, our engaged families, and our supportive community!

As you are probably aware, one of the purposes of the PTA is to help strengthen our family-school partnerships that enrich students’ educational experiences and overall well-being. We would like to invite you to provide information on your experiences with the frequency of family engagement strategies implemented by our school.

DIRECTIONS: Please complete this online survey (about 5 minutes) by October 22nd so that we can be considered for the National PTA School of Excellence designation. Your responses will remain confidential and will only be used to study, validate, or improve our programming for you and your students.

Click here to begin:
Mountain View PTA Family Survey

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work toward becoming a National PTA School of Excellence!

Mountain View
Mad Dash Information

Please click here for more information about the Mad Dash Run on Friday October 24.

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 

Mountain View Recognized as
Gold-Fit Friendly Worksite

Mountain View has been recognized as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for 2014. 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.

Maureen Armstrong Elected
Teacher of the Year

Art teacher Maureen Armstrong has been elected Teacher of the Year for 2014 – 2015. Mrs. Armstrong has taught at Mountain View for 6 years and has taught in Cobb County for 8 years.  Before becoming a teacher she worked for thirteen years as a graphic designer. Mrs. Armstrong says “I knew I had found my "calling" when I began teaching Art because the time with the children would always leave me energized and looking forward to the next day. I enjoy creating with the children and watching them grow as artists and as human beings."

First grade teacher JoAnn Cushman has been elected Runner-Up Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Cushman has taught for 12 years at Mountain View and is very thrilled to be working with first graders. Mrs. Cushman earned her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood from Georgia State, her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood from Kennesaw State University, and her Specialists in Instructional Technology from West Georgia. Her wonderful husband of 25 years and her two daughters, 17 and 20, keep Mrs. Cushman very busy outside of school.  She also loves shopping, gardening and relaxing at the pool.

Christine Nielsen Elected
Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to our Classified Employee of the Year for 2014-2015, Christine Nielsen. Christine does an amazing job with a smile on her face and a song in her heart every day. She truly loves being at Mountain View and we love having her!

 Gold Award

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