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        2015


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News and Information

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.

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."

Class Placement Input Form for Parents
Pl
ease submit a hard copy of the Class Placement Input Form for 2015 - 2016 to the front office to the attention of Melanie Smith by May 7, 2015. Due to SPAM filters, email submissions cannot be accepted. We will use the information on the form to make the best possible placement for your child. Due to multiple factors considered in placement, we cannot always guarantee that specific requests can be honored. Just a reminder, please do not request a particular teacher by name.

Month of the Military Child
The Georgia Department of Education will join other states and organizations across the country in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child, which is a time to honor the strength and sacrifices of military children. State School Superintendent Richard Woods is asking that each district designate a day to wear purple and honor the children of military families in Georgia’s public schools.  

Cobb County School District selected Thursday, April 30 as our designated day to wear purple and honor the children of military families.  

Should you wish to have additional resources and information pertaining to the Month of the Military Child, please click here

Kidtalk Contest
Cobb County School District is having a Kidtalk contest.  We’re asking Cobb students to produce their own KiDtalk video and share their awesome ideas with the whole world. KiDtalks are based on the popular TED Talks programs where people from every part of the world in a wide variety of industries and cultures share brief bits of specific knowledge that can be applied to the more broad human experience. Lives have been changed and ever saved by simply sharing knowledge.  Please click on the informational flyer for more details and visit the Kidtalks website at www.kidtalkcobb.com.

Early Release Last Two Days of School
Please note the dismissal schedule (Early Release) for the last two days of the 2014 - 2015 school year:
On Wednesday, May 20th and Thursday, May 21st (the last day of school for students):
11:30am – High School Release
12:30pm – Elementary School Release
1:30pm – Middle School Release

CCSD Seeking School Bus Drivers
Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for

School Bus Drivers
!
Starting rate is $14.51/hour
Apply online: 
www.ccsdbusdriver.com
Click here for more information

Blackboard Connect for Parents
Blackboard Connect for Parents is an avenue for local schools and CCSD to send messages and other communication to parents. Please click on directions for setting up an account.

District Direction for
Continuous Improvement

Please click here to view the chart entitled
"One Team, One Goal: Student Success."

Nancy 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
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.

 Gold Award

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