McClure Middle School

Dana Carlton, Principal

Michael Cappucci, ADM6  |  Andrew Lorentz, AP7  |  Amy Shannon, AP8  |  Lisa Geiger, SSA

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


Welcome to McClure!

Home of the Mavericks

                            October 15 through 19 is conference week, students will be dismissed at approximately 1:30  each day.

This year the Cobb County School District is providing the opportunity for all 8th graders to participate in the PSAT 8/9 assessment.  The purpose of this assessment is to establish a baseline measurement of college and career readiness as your student enters high school. It also provides students a chance to preview the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 format and connect to AP courses.  It will be administered on Tuesday, October 16th.  Letters with more details were sent home with your students or can be downloaded here.   Additional questions can be directed to Ms. Shannon, eighth grade administrator or Ms. Plunkett-Thompson, eighth grade counselor.     


Do you have a working ParentVue account?  ParentVue is the portal to  your student's grades, attendance, and report cards.  It is a great way for you to help your student stay on top of their grades and academic progress.  It also it a great vehicle for communication with your child's teachers.  We will continue to use ParentVue to deliver progress reports and report cards so it is vital for you to have a working account.  If you do not have an account  you will need to stop by the front office to fill out a release form in order to get your activation key.  if you are having difficulty accessing an existing account please email Mr. Gandolfo for assistance.

It’s time to order your yearbook! The price is $35 until December 1st. Email Mrs. Goelz if you have questions or simply click on the banner below. 8th grade parents – It’s time to recognize your 8th grader with a tribute ad. You can customize your ad by clicking on the link below. All tribute ads are due no later than October 31st. .


Learning to Use Your PBIS App

Cell Phone Policy for the 2018-2019 School Year

At McClure, we recognize the learning potential of students using their own devices during instruction, but with that potential comes the need for a great deal of responsibility and maturity. While cell phones can be an important tool for your student they can also become a distraction to learning.  For the coming school year we are requiring all student cell phones and electronic devices to be put away by students during school hours.  Cell phones and electronic devices may only be used when a teacher allows it for instructional use.

The consequences for violating the policy will be as follows:

1st Offense: Student will receive a warning, and parents will be contacted.

2nd Offense: Student will lose their phone for the day, and parents will be contacted.

3rd Offense: Student will lose their BYOD privileges for the rest of the semester, parents will be required to pick up their child's phone from the office, and the student will receive an office referral.

Any student that does not have a BYOD sticker will have their phone taken away, and parents will be contacted.



Rising Sixth Grade Parent Night

We were happy to welcome the parents of our rising sixth graders on April 26th. If you were unable to attend the meeting you can download the presentation here. Please keep checking our website and Facebook concerning Sneak-a-Peek and Open House dates for August. You are always welcome to contact our counselors with specific questions and concerns about the journey into middle school!

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.

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.

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!

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:

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 - 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.

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.

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.)

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.  .....

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Milestones Testing Experience

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McClure Vision: Creating paths to success!

Our Mission: To challenge and support students to be the best they can be

McClure Theater Blog
(information for Annie Jr. cast and crew- for now!)