3660 Old Stilesboro Road
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: (678) 331-8131
Fax: (678) 331-8132

Welcome to McClure!

Home of the Mavericks


Moving into the McClure district for the 2018-2019 school year?

If you are moving into our attendance zone this summer we will be having our summer registration day on Wednesday, July 11th. Please check back closer to the end of the school year for specific details and links to forms and registration requirements.


Milestones Message for Today (Friday, April 13th)

Today’s Milestones Message: We are halfway there Mavericks. Four days of testing done and four more to go.

Testing for today will wrap up around 11:30 today. Students will be going to their 4th, 3rd, 6th, and 8th period classes. Sixth graders are done with testing today!!

On Monday, our eighth graders will be taking their science tests (except for the Physical Science students, their EOC will be later in the year). The eighth grade will wrap up testing around 12:15 and will see their 4th, 2nd, 7th, and 5th period classes. Seventh grade will start testing on Monday with the first part of the ELA test. They will be testing in two separate groups since they are testing online. The first group will test from 9:15 until 11:15. The second group will test from 12:15 until 2:15. When testing is complete for the day, seventh grade students will go to their 7th, and 5th period classes.

Hang in there! Have a great weekend.


Olympic Sign Ups

Students, please use the link below to register for the 2018 McClure Olympics. The Olympics will be held at McClure Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18. In preparation for the Olympics, Olympic shirts will be on sale in the grade level hallways, Tuesday, March 27, through Thursday, March 29, for $8. If your parents purchased a PTSA bundle, the Olympic shirt was included. The volunteers selling shirts will have a list of of those that purchased a bundle.

Sign Up Link.


Information on School Security from Ms. Metcalfe


TEC Camp for Woman in Engineering at Georgia Tech

This fun and interactive camp is hosted by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program and is designed to introduce young girls to the exciting world of engineering with the hope of inspiring them to eventually consider college majors and careers as engineers. More information on the camp can be found in the attached flyer.


HOYA CHALLENGE NIGHT: APRIL 23, 2018

Are you up for the Hoya Challenge? If your 8th grade student is serious about taking challenging courses and working hard to achieve post-secondary goals, then this night is for you. This evening will provide information about our honors/AP program and an opportunity to visit with classroom teachers from all curriculum areas to hear specifics about expectations for these classes, study tips, and summer preparation ideas. 8th grade students and their parents are invited to attend. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m.


Is your ParentVue Account Up to Date?

ParentVue LogoParents- ParentVue is an powerful communication tool between your child’s teachers and you. As we increase use of this tool it is very important that your account and email addresses are updated in the system. Take a few moments to log into your account today and verify that contact information and email addresses are correct. Please remember that all future progress reports and report cards will distributed via ParentVue. If you need assistance with your account please contact Mr. Gandolfo. If you do not currently have an account please come by the front office during school hours to sign your release form and pick up the necessary materials.


KiDtalk and TeacherTalk 2018 are here!

KidTalk ImageKiDtalk & TeacherTalk are competitions for Cobb students & teachers. This year we’re asking students to tell us how they’re inspired. Winners will speak to all Cobb teachers across the district during Learning Kickoff. All KiDtalk submissions are due by April 13, 2018. Visit www.kidtalkcobb.com for complete competition details.

 

 

 


Immunization Information for Parents of Sixth Graders

Please download an information sheet about immunization requirements for students entering seventh grade (English/Spanish).


Help Stop the Flu from Spreading

It looks like we are heading into another round of flu cases. Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses. There areSTOP the Flu many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. Flu viruses cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year. The flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia.  The CCSD website has an information page with tips to help aviod catching and spreadling the flu.


Congratulations to our own Media Specialist of the Year!

Ms. HarpinEarlier this week, Ms. Harpin, McClure's media specialist, was named Media Specialist of the Year by the Cobb County Association of Library Media Specialists. Congratulations Ms. Harpin, we are proud of you and grateful for all the exciting and innovative things that you do for our school and our students!


Tutoring Schedule for Spring 2018


Parental Input Needed

Each year faculty, students and parents complete a survey that helps us determine our school climate rating.  The survey asks questions about school programs and the environment here at McClure. Please take a few minutes to respond here.  We greatly appreciate your input!


Dress Code Information

A reminder of our school dress code to assist you in your fashion choices can be found here.


Welcome New Mavericks

As the year draws to a close it is time to start thinking about our rising sixth graders and new students that will enroll between now and the end of the summer. If you weren't able to attend our rising sixth grade night, you can download the PowerPoint. There are several other resources that you might find helpful:

You might also enjoy watching what a day in the life of a sixth grader looks like!



Asbestos Management Notification


Annual asbestos management lettter: download


 


Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year Announced!

Congratulations of Ms. Bethany Horsley, our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year! Ms. Horsley teaches math and science in our eighth grade. She is one of our original faculty members who opened McClure in 2006. We appreciate all that Ms. Horsley does to encourage her students and help them become successful young adults. Feel free to email Ms. Horsley with a congratulatory message or two!


Congratulations to our Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Greg Hicks our head evening custodian for being elected our newest CEOTY (Classified Employee of the Year). Mr. Hicks has been here at McClure for the past four years. His commitment to the building's saftey and cleanliness makes a difference to all of us. He is always willing to help students and faculty alike however he can. He is a true role model for all of us, thank you Mr. Hicks for all that you do!


Food Finder

FoodFinderGA is a free smartphone app developed by a Georgia public school graduate. It is available on the Apple App Store or Google Play right now (search: foodfinderga). The app creates a 100% anonymous, direct connection between students who need food with their closest free food provider.

Both the FoodFinderGA app and the website -www.foodfinderga.org - are year-round resources, but data shows a dramatic increase in use when school is out of session, and the need for food is greatest.

Recognize your student’s birthday!
Support the McClure Foundation by purchasing a Happy Birthday message for your student on our school marquee! Announcements are $20.00 and run for one full school day on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to order a message, click here: Birthday Messages

Don't Let Bullying Go Unnoticed
Each of us has a responsibility to prevent bullying behavior.  If you are aware of a bullying situation please report it to an adult in the building.  If you would rather, you can complete the Bullying Incident Report form and return it to school. The form is available in the academic wings as well.  You can make a difference by reporting bullying. You can also click on the link to the left to learn about more school district resources.  Please help us make McClure a bully free zone. 

New to McClure?

Whether you are a rising sixth grader or a newly registered seventh or eighth grader you may find the PowerPoint from our rising sixth grade parent night helpful!

Reading & Math Inventories

This year the Cobb County School District will utilize the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) College & Career edition and the Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) College & Career edition. The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) College & Career edition is a classroom-based assessment designed to evaluate students’ reading ability, monitor student reading progress, set goals for reading growth, and match students to books at their reading level. The Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) College & Career edition is a classroom-based assessment that measures mathematics achievement and growth from Kindergarten through Algebra II. The SMI is designed to evaluate students’ mathematics performance, monitor their progress, and set goals for instruction. McClure Middle School will be administering the SRI and SMI during the months of August, December and April. These assessments are strictly diagnostic and will not count for a grade in any class.

ParentVue & StudentVue

If you do not currently have an account you may fill out the necessary release forms and pick up your access key from the front office after August 8, 2016. If you are unable to log in (and have an existing account), please email Mr. Gandolfo for assistance.

Immunization Requirements
Effective July 1, 2014, all children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade or are new entrants to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vacines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year.  Visit Cobb & Douglas Public Health or your private physician to get these vaccines now!  Call Cobb/Douglas Public Health at 770/514-2349 for more information.

McClure Middle School Foundation
The McClure Middle School Foundation's mission is to help support the instructional program of our school.  You can visit the Foundation's page to learn more about upcoming programs.

A Public Safety Reminder about Fire Lanes at McClure 
Per the Fire Marshall's Office, no one is allowed to park in a Fire Lane, whether there is a driver in the vehicle or not, at any time other than the following:

  • 30 minutes prior to the end of the school day and 30 minutes after the end of the school day (this does not include the After School Program nor any other activity at the school)
  • passengers actively loading or unloading during the day (this would cover students unloading in the morning at the beginning of the school day)

We need to reemphasize that the only time a vehicle would be  allowed in a Fire Lane would be to actively drop-off and/or pick-up a student when there is no waiting.  Other times, such as after school activities would not be included.  If you are in violation of the ordinance, you run the risk of being ticketed. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Safety (678) 594-8620.

BYOD Has Arrived at McClure!
If you need information about our BYOD network, please visit the BYOD Resource page.

Is Your Child a Car Rider?
Please view this video on car rider pick up procedure. This informative video provides assistance for you to pick up your student in the safest possible manner. We want all of our students to depart from McClure with as little delay and risk as possible. (The movie will take a while to load.)

Back to School Dress Code Information
Please take a few minutes to review the McClure dress code. Additional information can be found in the student handbook.

Performing Arts
The purpose of the Performing Arts program is to provide opportunities for our students to experience uniquely rewarding performing arts that might otherwise be unavailable to them. We try to spark curiosity, broaden awareness of the arts, stimulate minds and emotions. The program is entirely dependent on your donations. For more information, please visit the Performing Arts program's website.

Need to ride a different bus home?
If your student will be riding home with another student there are some important guidelines that must be followed. All bus changes must be approved through the attendance office before a student will be allowed on a different bus. More Details.  .....


Volunteer of the Year



Ms. Emily Dwyer

During her years with us, Ms. Dwyer has served in a number of volunteer roles.  Sciencepalooza has been a success due to her organization and endless hours of volunteer work.  We appreciate you Ms. Dwyer!
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McClure is an AP Certified School

 

World Languages Online Information

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McClure Middle School is proud partners with the Kennesaw Business Association. Kennesaw Business Association



Eighth Grade Dance Memories!
Click on the dancers above to see photos taken the night of the eighth grade dance!


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Milestones Testing Experience

Georgia Online Assessment System




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