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

Summer Information

Important Dates
Thurs. July 31 - Sneak-A-Peek (K - 5) - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Monday August 4 - First Day of School
Thurs. August 7 - Curriculum Night (K - 5) - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Trial Bus Run for K and 1st Graders
Kindergarten and First Graders and parents can take a trial run on their bus on Friday August 1st at their normal run times. Siblings are not allowed. Please click on the CCSD Transportation website for information pertaining to your bus pick up time.

School Supply List for 2014 - 2015

Summer Reading 2014
Mountain View students are invited to participate in the 2014 summer reading program sponsored by CCSD and the Cobb County Public Library System.  Suggested reading lists for 2014 were developed to represent both school and public library collections, including current, popular books and literary classics, with Lexile levels/reading ranges provided for each title. Students will have the option of choosing any age- and level-appropriate book they prefer to read. The theme “Fizz. Boom. Read” will inspire students in Kindergarten through fifth grades; middle and high school students will “Spark a Reaction,” absorbing books aimed for teens and pre-teens. The primary and intermediate lists for elementary schools and the middle/high school reading list have corresponding activities for students to choose from, designed to help reinforce study and research skills, critical thinking and application of knowledge. Students may participate in the summer reading programs for free at any of the 16 branches of the Cobb County Public Library or the Smyrna Public Library.

Please click here for more information including suggested reading lists, activity sheets, reading logs, and more.

To register online for the summer reading program, please see the Cobb County Public Library System website.

Lunch Prices for 2014 - 2015
Please click here for lunch prices for 2014 - 2015, online lunch payment information, and nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools.

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
For information about preparing your child for Kindergarten, please read the following:
Kindergarten Philosophy and Online Parent Resources
Preparation for Kindergarten
and a Typical Kindergarten Day

Important Information for Parents
for 2014 - 2015 School Year
Please visit the Important Information page for details about car rider procedures, morning drop off, afternoon check out, attendance protocol, bus lot/fire lane, transportation changes, mandated reporter law for volunteers, our new buzz in system, and more.

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!

Coach Brian Devore Named
Southern District Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Brian Devore was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Southern District Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award.  The award was presented to Mr. Devore at an awards luncheon on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Southern District AAHPERD Convention in Lexington, KY. Way to go, Mr. Devore! You deserve it! 

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
Georgia SHAPE Grant

The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Governor’s SHAPE Initiative are pleased to announce that Mountain View Elementary is one of 15 Georgia schools that will receive a $3000 Georgia SHAPE school grant.  The grant will help pay for fitness equipment to be installed at intervals around the track area for students and staff to utilize before, during, and after school. For more information about this prestigious award, please view the news release from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Gold Award

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