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
Photo Tour of Mountain View Elementary
News and Information
Deborah Wiles Visits Mountain View on March 31st
Deborah Wiles is the author of picture books and novels for
young readers including Each Little Bird That Sings, a National
Book Award Finalist, and Countdown, book one of “The Sixties
Trilogy. Book two, Revolution, was published in 2014 and is a
finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Deborah teaches
teachers and young writers, around the country, and writes from
to School Day Wednesday April 1st
CCSD Seeking School Bus Drivers
Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for
School Bus Drivers!
Starting rate is $14.51/hour
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Blackboard Connect for Parents
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and CCSD to send messages and other communication to parents.
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District Direction for
Please click here to view the chart entitled
"One Team, One Goal: Student Success."
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!