Welcome to McClure Middle School
week is rapidly approaching. Students will be released at
approximately 2:15 from Monday, October 19th until Friday,
October 23rd. If you have not already responded with your
conference preferences you can
download a copy and return it to
your student's homeroom teacher. Based on your responses,
we will be sending home appointment forms in the next several
Scholastic Reading & Math
This year the
Cobb County School District will utilize the
& Career edition and the
& Career edition. The
& 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
& 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 October and March. After each
SRI and SMI administration, a letter will be sent home to you
with your child’s results.
These assessments are strictly diagnostic and will not count for
a grade in any class.
Families in Need
If you and your family are in need of assistance for the
upcoming holiday season, please be aware of the following
Register with the Center for Family Resources on Monday
October 12th from 9am-4pm or Tuesday October 13th
Roswell Street Baptist Church located at 774 Roswell St.
- picture ID for applicant
- social security card OR birth certificate for every
person in the household
- 4 weeks of paystubs or letter from employers
- Tanf, unemployment, workmans’ comp. Social Security,
SSI, or child support documentation
- If no income, bring separation notice
- Cobb County residency proof: lease, utility bill
You may also be interested in the November Holiday
Registration at MUST Toy Shop
MUST Toy Shop Registration 2015
The following documents are required to
qualify for an appointment:
1. Picture ID for the parent
2. Proof of residency (October
or November utility bill in your name)
3. Birth Certificate for each
4. Current report card for all
school aged children/ under school age will need a shot
Additional helpful information:
* Social Security Card, & Birth Certificate or
Passport for the adult
* Household income for the last 30 days
MUST Ministries, Marietta Location
1407 Cobb Parkway North
Marietta, GA 30062
Rear Entrance of Building
Iowa/CogAT Tests are Here!
seventh grade students will be involved with Iowa and CogAT
testing starting Friday, October 1st. The tests will be
administered to students starting at 9:20 each day:
-Thursday, October 1st- CogAT Test
-Monday, October 5th- Iowa Test (Reading)
-Tuesday, October 6th- Iowa Test (ELA)
-Wednesday, October 7th- Iowa Test (Math)
-Thursday, October 8th- Iowa Test (Social Studies & Science)
Congratulations Mr. Hugg!
Hugg, our head custodian is an All-Star! Nominated by Ms.
Kelly Metcalfe, our principal, Mr. Hugg is one of six CCSD All
stars- people who live the school district's vision, One Team, One Goal.
Mr. Hugg goes beyond his normal responsibilities to make McClure
a great place to be! Thank you Mr. Hugg for being our all
Amazing Job with Summer Reading!
McClure has reason to celebrate because its students have earned
the title as the number one Georgia school in the 2015
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
The school will be listed in the
Scholastic Book of World
and will receive a special personalized plaque to commemorate
the students’ summer reading achievements.
This summer, children
from across all 50 states and 28 countries read
286,611,349 million minutes in
Scholastic’s 9th annual summer reading program.
Tutoring Schedule is Announced
If you find yourself in need of some extra
help, McClure teachers are happy to provide subject specific
tutoring sessions a the following times.
programs will go live by August 15th. Existing
users should see schedules and grades (once teachers begin
posting grades)after that date. If you are unable to log in (and
have an existing account) after the 15th, please email
Dr. Daniel for assistance- after August 15th.
ParentVue & StudentVue
please watch Facebook and this website for announcements about
when new accounts will be distributed.
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
Cobb/Douglas Public Health at 770/514-2349 for more
your Student's Birthday
Foundation is excited to offer birthday posts
beginning January 20th.....The McClure Foundation will
post the honoree's name (student, teacher, staff, etc.) on
the McClure school sign to wish them a Happy Birthday - Monday
thru Friday only, for a $20 donation to the Foundation - Click
here to learn how you do it!
Don't Let Bullying Go Unnoticed
Thursday, January 16th, Ms. Metcalfe introduced a new
Incident Report form to the student body. We will
conduct three more lessons on bullying prevention during the
rest of this school year. Please contact
Dr. Daniel with
questions or for more information about bullying prevention. 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. If you are aware of a bullying situation,
please download the form and return it to an adult at school.
McClure Middle School Foundation
The McClure Middle School Foundation's mission is to help
support the instructional program of our school. You can visit
Foundation's page to learn more about upcoming programs.
A Public Saftey 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.
are in violation of the ordinance, you run the risk of being
Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the
Department of Public Safety (678) 594-8620.
The Words You Should Know!
Research shows that students who have a rich vocabulary achieve at higher levels than those who do not.
On questions that do not specifically test vocabulary, students are often expected to understand the meanings of the
words they encounter within passages, questions and answers on sections that involve reading.
But because vocabulary knowledge is useful for all reading comprehension, an increased vocabulary is not only
beneficial on standardized tests, but in all content areas. (Read More)
BYOD Has Arrived at McClure!
If you weren't able to attend last week's BYOD/Common Core meeting you can download the PowerPoint
presentation and learn more at the new 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.)
McClure students, do you want to be more involved with the McClure community? Are there untapped skills and interests
that you want to explore? There are lots of clubs and organizations here at McClure that want to meet you!
Download a list of our clubs and organizations and check the McClure
calendar at the left to see meeting times and locations.
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.
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.