In 1928, Mountain View Elementary was a small schoolhouse in the middle of farm country near Sandy Plains and Shallowford roads. Today, the school houses more than 800 students and 100 staff with the proud distinction of being named a Georgia School of Excellence. Mountain View celebrated its 80th anniversary on May 5 with a community assembly.
The festivities included the burial of a time capsule containing items donated by students, which will be opened on the school’s 100th anniversary in 2028.
Mountain View students performed the debut of the new school song during the assembly.
Fifth grader Lindsey Pattinson won a school-wide contest to design a new flag for Mountain View. She introduced the new flag to the student body during the celebration.
Board member Johnny Johnson, Cobb Commission chair Sam Olens, and Superintendent Fred Sanderson were among the guests in attendance. They assisted principal Angela Huff in burying the Mountain View time capsule.