Welcome to McCleskey MS
Principal: Claire Lyons
News and Announcements
The Cobb County School District is again
offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the
2015-2016 school year. Individual school capacity
information and applications will be available beginning
February 1, 2015 on the District website. For more
information, please see our
2015-16 School Choice webpage.
From the CCSD Director of Accountability and Research:
Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College &
Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on December 8,
district administrators noticed that specific information for
calculating a portion of the score was not included in the
released score for each middle school. Therefore, the
middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate drop across the
district. The issue was immediately addressed on December
9 by the district with the GaDOE Accountability and Assessment
Department and is currently being resolved.
Once the new
data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for
CCSD middle schools will be released and published by the GaDOE
at the end of January. Based on internal preliminary
calculations by district administrators, the results show that
the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall
district score, will increase. The corrected scores will
be issued by the State within the next 45 days.
Please take a few minutes to complete the Climate Survey.
The resulting information assists us to continually improve.
Thank you for your input.
Georgia Parent Survey
The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the
student survey and contains 24 questions. A Spanish version of
the parent survey will be available soon. Parents will be able
to complete the survey using their personal computers,
smartphones or iPads. All parents should be 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.
Georgia Parent Survey:
There is plenty of good information at the Georgia Dept. of
Education website about the new Ga. Milestones Assessment we
will be using for Standardized testing later this year. Please
use these resources to familiarize yourself with new assessment
procedures and methods for the state of Georgia. There are many
differences from previous assessments.
Parent information guide about the new Georgia Milestones
We will keep updating you with information as we receive it.
See the attached flyer for information about the Kell Junior
More ParentVue Information:
following Civil Rights Compliance Notices:
Civil Rights Compliance Notice
Civil Rights Compliance Notice-Spanish
CCSD Asbestos Mgmt Plan information:
AHERA Flyer 2014.pdf
Click on the following links for information for Parents to
manage Blackboard Connect Portal for Cobb County School District
See the following documents for Vaccination Requirements:
Effective July 1, 2014, all children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering
7th grade, and new entrants* to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and
Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year. Visit Cobb
Public Health or your private physician to get these vaccines NOW.
*New entrants include anyone that is entering Georgia schools for
the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year.
For more information, call Cobb Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.
Please review the CCSD Dress Code Policy with your student!
Parents Encouraged To Review New Common Core Standards
The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS)
are being implemented. Learn more about
how these new standards will better prepare Cobb County
students for future college and career choices on a special section of the District website.
Clubs and Activities
Intramurals begin at 8:00 am.
Please enter at the front and remain in the lower
lobby until a PE teacher comes to get you.
No students are admitted to intramurals after 8:00
Robotics – Tuesdays and Thursdays until
Garden Club – Every other Tuesday until
Fit Club Activities all at 8:00 am on
the following days; arrive at 7:50 to dress out
Running Club – Tuesdays
All Girls Fitness
Fitness Friday – Fridays
Art Club – Mondays at 8:00 am; Art Room
Board Game Club –
Wednesdays until 5:15; Ms. Skelton’s room
BAM (Boys at McCleskey) – Every
Thursday @ 8:15 am in Room 8A3/4
Environmental Club – after school until
5:15 pm; see Mrs. Ghosh for a schedule
Hat Days – every Wednesday – pay $1,
wear a hat for Relay for Life
Yearbook – yearbook staff only
Thursdays @ 8:00 am; 7A3
NJHS – 1st & 3rd
Thursdays until 5:15 pm
Congratulations to the 2014 Teacher of the Year
Ms. Amy Shannon!
And the 2014 Classified Employee of the Year
Ms. Mary Nobles!
And our Cobb County Counselor of the Year
Dr. Helen Nguyen!
Click the link below to donate funds to our school through the Cobb Schools Foundation in partnership with our McCleskey Foundation!
Be sure and select McCleskey Middle School under the Gift Designation drop down
menu to ensure that your gift is directed to our school.
You can also donate using the form below:
McCleskey Middle School Foundation Donation Form.docx
The McCleskey Foundation grade level T
shirts will be on sale every Monday and Friday in the skylight.
The cost for the T shirts is $10.