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
Continuous Improvement

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

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 a fundraiser.

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:

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.

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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