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
District Direction for
Please click here to view the chart entitled
"One Team, One Goal: Student Success."
Weather Alert for Parents and Students
National Weather Service and local meteorologists are calling
for very cold temperatures with even colder wind-chills for the
week of Nov. 17-21. All students, but especially those who ride
the school bus, should consider dressing warmly with gloves,
head-covering, and multi-layered clothing to protect against the
cold. All Cobb County school bus drivers will report to work 30
minutes early to start their buses and make sure morning pickup
remains on schedule.
Mountain View Paper Recycling, as a PTA Fundraiser, Canceled
The PTA Environmental Committee is sad to
report that we will not be able to continue to recycle paper as
We recently learned that SP, our previous vendor who paid us to
pick up newspapers and other paper recycling, has been sold to
Waste Pro. Waste Pro has advised us that they will be charging
for pickup. Unfortunately, we cannot support this as a
fundraiser if it costs us funds to run the program. We have
spoken to other surrounding schools, including Lassiter, and
they are experiencing the same problem.
In an effort to stay green, school paper will continue to be
recycled through the Waste Management single stream program,
which is provided by the CCSD.
Please help us pass the word that our paper recycling
program, as a fundraiser, has been discontinued. Our
bins are overflowing right now, but are scheduled to be picked
up soon. We appreciate that so many of our community members
have helped us raise funds by bringing paper to our school.
Should we find a vendor willing to pay for the paper recycling,
we will be sure to update.
Thank you for your continued support!
Georgia Parent Survey
We need your input for the Georgia Parent Survey. The
Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student
survey and contains 24 questions. Parents will be able to
complete the survey using their personal computers, smartphones
or iPads. All parents are encouraged to participate
in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used to
calculate the School Climate Star Rating. Survey
responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the
Georgia Department of Education for analysis. 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.
Survey window open from November 3, 2014 – February 27, 2015
Georgia Parent Survey:
Janas Named Outstanding Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator
Nancy Janas has been named the Outstanding Jump Rope For Heart
Coordinator for the state of Georgia. She is recognized by
the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation, and Dance. She will receive her award in
February at the Southern District SHAPE convention in
association with the Georgia AHPERD convention. This honor
is given to her to recognize her hard work and dedication to the
Jump Rope For Heart program. Nancy’s participation with JRFH
has been over 20 years and she has raised over $211,000 for the
American Heart Association. She is currently a member of
the Joint Project’s Committee – a national committee of selected
JRFH coordinators from all over the United States. Nancy
is very deserving of this honor and will represent Georgia well
in the Southern District.
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!