Welcome to McCleskey MS
Mission: Respect, Learning, and Success for all -- one student at a time!
Vision: Culture of Greatness
News and Announcements
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
DATES TO REMEMBER
Change of Date
The delivery date for the Band/Orchestra/Chorus
Cheesecake Fundraiser is Thursday, October 20.
Click her for Band Website
Conference Week - Early Dismissal
Conference week is Monday, October 17th through Friday, October
21st. Students will be dismissed at 2:15 each day.
We will be serving our normal breakfast and lunch each day.
National and Georgia School Bus Safety Week
Oct. 17-21, 2016
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY ASAP!
Georgia Parent Survey
The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. Parents that do not have access to the Internet, should contact the school to arrange for a time to come to school and take the survey. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual 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 or
click the link provided.
Georgia Parent Survey
McCleskey Foundation Color Run
The 2nd Annual Color Run will be held on Friday, October 21st. The Color Run is a McCleskey Foundation fundraiser to purchase i-Pad technology for our students. Parents: Please click on the following link to register for the fundraiser and then request donations from your friends and family via facebook or social media.
Cash and check donations can be sent to the front office in an envelope with the student's name, homeroom and donation amount. Daily prizes are given away to students who have contributed to our fundraiser.
Thank you for supporting our foundation fundraiser.
Click on the link for more information:
Learning Resources Review
The Cobb County School District is offering the community an opportunity to review learning resources being recommended for use in 3-12 English Language Arts and K-12 ESOL.
Click on the link for more information:
Order your yearbook here!
On Sale Now
New Club Information
The science Olympiad team will meet on Wednesdays from 8/31 through 3/15/17 from 4:30 – 5:30. Sponsor: Dr. Kathy Johnson
Science Olympiad Projects & Forms
List of Olympiad Events
MCCLESKEY VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION!
Friday, November 11, 2016
Middle School connections department will be presenting a
Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 11. We would like
to invite you to submit photos of family members who are also US
military veterans. You can do this by visiting the link below.
Or you can send in the actual photo with a McCleskey student.
Information needed with photo: full name, military branch served, rank/position, and your e-mail or phone. We will make every effort to return the photos to you.
Put the photo and the requested information in an envelope labeled with the McCleskey student's name/grade.
We regret that we cannot include photos submitted after Tuesday, November 1. Use this link to submit a photo:
Veterans Day Celebration Photo
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Office 365 - FREE to CCSD students
Office 365 is a FREE resource
available to all CCSD students. This resources gives students
1TB of storage to save content to the cloud and provides
students with the opportunity to collaborate on school work with
peers and teachers utilizing Microsoft products. Because Office
365 is accessible from any device with access to the internet,
it makes possible a new level of work collaboration and builds
foundational skills to prepare students to excel in our digital
Parents must provide digital consent for their child to utilize Office 365. This can be done by choosing an
option in an email from the district from Office363ParentConent OR via ParentVUE webpage. If you have not
received an email or do not have a ParentVUE account, please contact your child's school to update your child's enrollment information. Consent must be
given by the enrolling adult.
For more information visit Office 365 for Students
A Message from Officer Ayers
“No Parking in the Fire Lane” will be enforced starting August 8th. At no time can you park your
vehicle in the fire lane, except to drop off. If business is to be conducted within the school or area
of the drop-off, you will need to move your vehicle to the parking lot.
When picking up the students at the time of dismissal, do not park in the Fire Lane along the school
entrance to the Band room until 4:10 pm. You are allowed to park along the driveway from the entrance to
the school where the road terminates for teacher parking and enters the parking lot.
A Fire Lane violation is $137 and no warnings will be issued as the signs are posted for the warning.
7th GRADE 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
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.
Calendar of Events
Add this calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.
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
Email the Foundation
The McCleskey Foundation grade level T shirts will be on sale in the front office.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
WINDY CITY GRILL
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
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
What Parents May Need to Know (4)2015.doc