Welcome to McCleskey MS
Principal: Claire Lyons


News and Announcements

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 

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DATES TO REMEMBER

 

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AUGUST 3          FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

AUGUST 20      OPEN HOUSE BEGINS AT 630P IN THE THEATRE

AUGUST 28     PICTURE DAY (order forms will be coming home soon)

SEPT 7    LABOR DAY-NO SCHOOL

SEPT 11     PATRIOT DAY-WEAR YOUR RED,WHITE AND BLUE

Please review the CCSD Dress Code Policy with your student!

DRESS CODE.docx

McCleskey Text Message Code Correction

We're Sorry...... We gave you the wrong phone number! 

During Open House we erroneously provided you with a phone number that could be used to receive text messages from McCleskey Middle School. 


Please note the CORRECT information for signing up for text and email messages

from McCleskey Middle School PTSA.


You have 3 options to Opt-in:

1) You can text the code "81010" to @mccles from your cell phone or mobile device.

2) You can text the code "81010" to 470-235-4144 from your cell phone or mobile device.

3) Use this link to register online: https://www.remind.com/join

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https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

YOU MAY ALSO SHARE PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK!

 

 The McCleskey SCHOOL STORE is now OPEN

Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:40a - 9:10a

Personal Care Items, Snacks,Drinks School Supplies…..Notebooks and graph paper, pencils, pens,
highlighters, colored pencils, crayons, rulers….and more!

All sales proceeds from the school store go to help fund
PTSA activities such as dances, staff lunches, grants, and
more….

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PICTURE DAY - AUGUST 28TH

  

Sometimes the Order forms don’t make it home to parents and they are unaware that Picture Day is coming.  Please CLICK on the link below to access the order form online. You can also prepay in advance!

http://georgiaclassicimages.com/fall-samples/

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Office 365 Local School Support FAQ’s

What is my child’s username and/or password?

·        (If a student has the same name as another student in the district, each student will have a 3 digit number appended to their last name, i.e., First.Last123@students.cobbk12.org.)

    • Password
      • Passwords for Office 365 are the same as the CCSD Network login.  The password that the student uses to log into a school computer is the password for the student to log into Office 365.

 

  • Media Specialists and/or Lab Managers have the ability to view Office 365 login usernames for students and change student passwords if necessary.  
  • I am having trouble downloading the Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote).

    §  Downloading the Microsoft Office Suite is not required in order to use Office 365; however, if a parent would like to download the Office Suite, please send the following to the parent.  Please note, the Cobb County School District does NOT support non-CCSD computing devices.  Parents should contact Microsoft directly for technical support. 

    Click Here

    to watch the Parent Video on Office 365

 

 

SUMMER RESOURCES

 Algebra1_summer_math_practice.docx        

      rising_6th_grade_summer_math_practice.docx 

rising_7th_grade_summer_math_practice.docx

rising_8th_grade_summer_math_practice.docx

SUPPLY LISTS

6th Grade Suggested Supply List 2015.docx

2015 - 2016 7th Grade Suggested Supply List.docx

8th Grade  Supply List 2015.docx

 

SUMMER READING INFO

 

6th & 7th Grade Reading Assignment

 

6th7thgradereading.pdf

 

8TH GRADE GENERAL LANGUAGE ARTS SUMMER READING

 

Required Summer Reading8thGrade.docx

 

8TH GRADE AC LANGUAGE ART SUMMER READING

 

8th Grade AC Language Art Required  Reading Assignment-  (use as rubric).docx

 

Here is a link to the State DOE website: See at the bottom for free online access to high interest books over the summer for all grade levels!

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Georgia-Summer-Reading-Challenge.aspx

 

Here is a Summer Reading link from CCSD:

http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/librarymedia/summerreading2015.aspx

 

This is the link for rising 9th graders attending Sprayberry High School and their summer reading expectations:

http://www.cobblearning.net/shsmediacenter/summer-reading/

** RISING 9TH GRADERS SHOULD CHECK THEIR HIGH SCHOOL'S WEBSITE FOR POSSIBLE READING AND/OR MATH SUMMER REQUIREMENTS.

6th Form.pdf

7th Form.pdf

8th Form.pdf

 

 

7TH GRADE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

ALL STUDENTS BORN ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2002 AND ENTERING, ADVANCING OR TRANSFERRING INTO 7TH GRADE IN GEORGIA NEED PROOF OF PERTUSSIS(WHOOPING COUGH-tdap AND MENINGOCOCCAL (mcv 4). PROOF OF BOTH VACCINES MUST BE ON GEORGIA IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE FORM 3231.

 

STUDENTS NEEDTO HAVE THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS IN THEIR PERMANENT RECORD IN ORDER TO BE ENROLLED IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

 PLEASE PROVIDE THESE DOCUMENTS BEFORE THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2015/2016.

 

    

       State School Superintendent Richard Woods seeks Student Advisory Council

 MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358, mcardoza@gadoe.org

APPLICANT CONTACT: Ron Culver, State School Superintendent’s Office, rculver@doe.k12.ga.us

 Download application here


-Follow DOE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 August 3, 2015 State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his fall 2015 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools.

 Applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public middle or high school for the 2015-16 school year. To apply:

 ·         Click here to download an application.

·         Send applications by August 31, 2015 at 5 p.m. to Ron Culver at rculver@doe.k12.ga.us.  

·         Selected students will be contacted via email. All students can check gadoe.org, under News & Announcements, on September 11 to see if they have been selected.

 Middle school students will meet September 28, November 9, and March 28. High school students will meet October 1, November 12, and March 31. The Student Advisory Council will also have two virtual meetings. Details on times and dates will be discussed at the first meeting. 

“Students feel the impact of our decisions every day,” Superintendent Woods said. “If we are going to develop child-focused, classroom-centered policies, we must hear directly from students. We can only improve their educational experience by bringing them to the table.”

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From the CCSD Director of Accountability and Research:

CCRPI

ATTENDANCE

Showing up for school every day on time has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

Regular attendance is critical to your child’s success at McCleskey and we encourage you to have your child at school all day every day unless sick.  Attendance is also an important component is our CCRPI score.  Once a student reaches 6 or more days absent, whether excused or unexcused they do not count for our attendance data in both the CCRPI and the 5 Star Climate Survey.  Students who are present less than 65% of their enrollment period have standardized state test scores that do not count for McCleskey on the CCRPI. Please support your child and our school by having your child in attendance each day.

McCleskey appreciates your support in having your child at school all day every day.

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Below is the web address for the CCRPI scores.  This link takes you to the GADOE site and then you must choose Cobb and then the school.

http://ccrpi.gadoe.org/2014/


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PARENTVUE INFORMATION:

ParentVUEParentGuide.pdf 



 See the 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 contact:

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See the following documents for Vaccination Requirements:

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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.



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 am.

Student Council                              3rd Wednesday -PM 

GLAM                                 2nd and 4th Friday –AM

Reading Bowl                                    Mondays –PM

Robotics                     Tuesdays and Thursdays -PM

NJHS                                 1st and 3rd Thursday PM

Year Book                                       Thursdays –AM

Fit Club                                FITNESS FRIDAY 8AM

                          Art Club                               THURSDAY    8AM                                

BAM                                                Thursdays –AM

Jazz                                                Thursdays –PM

Drum Line                                        Thursdays –PM

Recorder Ensemble                     Wednesdays –PM

Pop Tunes                                         Tuesday – AM

Morning Chorus                            Wednesdays- AM

Chamber Orchestra                             Thursday- AM

*****Exact times/teachers TBA

 

CCSD District Calendar
Click here for Traditional Calendar View


Congratulations to the 2015 Teacher of the Year
Ms.Kate Robertson

And the 2015 Classified Employee of the Year
Ms. Darcy Rohan!


Click the link below to donate funds to our school through the Cobb Schools Foundation in partnership with our McCleskey Foundation!

https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/cobb-schools/gift.aspx

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

http://www.mccleskeyfoundation@gmail.com

The McCleskey Foundation grade level T shirts will be on sale in the front office.

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

*COBB EMC       *FIDELITY  BANK                       

*LIBERTY MUTUAL       *CALIFORNIA DREAMING

*STEVIE B'S             *PIEDMONT CHURCH

Kroger Community Rewards
McCleskey is now officially enrolled in Kroger's Community Rewards program.  Once you have gone online and enrolled YOUR Kroger Plus Card with McCleskey, EVERY TIME you use your card at checkout, all eligible purchases will earn our school a rebate!  Just for presenting your card like you normally do!  All it takes is about 5 minutes of your time to enroll.  See link below for instructions

kroger.pdf


Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for

School Bus Drivers!

Starting rate is $14.51/hour

Apply online:  www.ccsdbusdriver.com


 

TRANSITIONING FROM ELEMENTARY TO

MIDDLE SCHOOL...WHAT PARENTS NEED

TO KNOW-

What Parents May Need to Know (4)2015.doc