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
Photo Tour of Mountain View Elementary
News and Information
Book Fair -
October 20th - 24th
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
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
online book fair from October 17th through November
6th. All online orders will be delivered to Mountain View before
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
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!
Mad Dash Information
click here for more
information about the Mad Dash Run on Friday October 24.
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
Mountain View Receives
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
Dr. John Barge, Superintendent, Georgia State Schools
Gov. Nathan Deal
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner, Georgia Department of
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
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
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!