McClure Middle School

Dana Carlton, Principal

TBA, ADM6 | Michael Cappucci, AP7  |  Amy Shannon, AP8  |  Amanda Hopper, SSA

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


Welcome to McClure!

Home of the Mavericks


Quarter 4 Report Cards were mailed on Wednesday, May 29th.  They are also available in ParentVue.  If you are having trouble accessing your ParentVue account, please contact Mr. Gandolfo for assistance.

Summer Hours

To conserve energy and taxpayer dollars, Cobb County schools will adopt a 4 day summer schedule effective Monday, June 3 through Friday, July 12th.  McClure will be open Monday through Thursday only during this time.  The school will also be closed July 2nd through July 5th for Independence Day.

Looking Ahead to Next Year

It's never too early to think about next year. Check back frequently over the next few months for updates and information. We start off with supply lists for each grade level & a revised dress code:

If you are new to our community and need to register for the 2019-2020 school year please download this document.  It contains everything you need to know about registering online and lets you know what you need to bring to our walk in registration day on July 10th.  Please note:  this is only for students who are new to the McClure area.  Students who currently attend McClure or are coming from one of our feeder schools do not need to register.  Rising sixth graders coming from one of our feeder schools- we already have your information and can't wait to meet you in August!

online registration

Cobb Shield

Cobb Shield is a CCSD initiative to help us keep each other safe. Our district is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students' learning. The Cobb Shield website provides information and resources for you to assist in this initiative.

Our staff holds an annual training session for how to prepare for a code red situation.  This year the district has created an information video for our students as well.  The video was played as a part of our morning announcements recently.  The video is titled "Keeping Each Other Safe," you can view the video as well by clicking here.  The video is designed specifically for middle and high school studentsl. Take the time to watch the video and familiarize yourself with the content. Please, be ready to have a serious discussion with your student(s) about school safety, and be prepared to answer some important questions. You may not have all the answers, but sometimes, just being willing to listen is the most important part of a conversation.

Teacher & Classified Employee of the Year Named

Congratulations to Emily Cannon our Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020.  If you know Ms. Cannon, you know about the incredible work she does with her students.  You may not know that Ms. Cannon is also a great teacher leader here at  McClure, a cheerleader for all of our programs, and th e guiding force behind our performance of Annie Jr. this month.  We couldn't be represented by a better person!  Click here if you would like to send a congratulatory email to Ms. Cannon.

We would also like to congratulate our Classified Employee of the Year, Ms. Janice Frost.  Ms. Frost is our EBD paraprofessional and she works tirelessly to help her students achieve their goals and always has has a smile and warm heart for her kids and her co-workers.  Her flexibility and willingness to help no matter where she is needed makes her a truly special Maverick!  Feel free to send a congratulatory email to Ms. Frost.

State Reflections Winner Named

We are pleased to announce that Melanie Koebel, a 6th grade student at McClure, is a 2018-19 Georgia PTA Reflections award recipient.

This year's theme was "Heroes Around Me." Melanie received 2nd place at the state level for her film entitled "Be A Hero."  She was recognized at the state celebration on March 24 at the Woodruff Arts Center.  Please help us congratulate Melanie on her accomplishment!  


Congratulations to all of the McClure students who represented McClure at the council and state levels.  A list of all state winners can be seen here.

Foundation Makes Large Donation

The McClure Middle School Foundation presented a check for more than $27,000 to our principal, Ms. Dana Carlton, for the purchase of technology.  We greatly appreciate our foundation and your support of the foundation's events.  Color battle, birthday shout outs and horseshoe sponsorships all help bring in needed funds that enhance school programs.

The money will be used to purchase new laptops to be housed in the sixth and seventh grade STEM labs.  That means both labs will be able to accommodate technology use for full classes without having to share laptops.


McClure Earns RAMP Certification!

RAMP stands for Recognized ASCA Model Program, an award given by the American School Counselor Association to schools who have been selected after a rigorous application and selection process.  We are proud of our designation and proud of the hard work and services that Ms. Plunkett-Thompson, Ms. Sherer, and Ms. Sledge provide our school.







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McChopped is here!

McChopped is the product of our health and wellness committee, this month's episode features a pairings between Mr. Boone, Ms.Cami Smith, & Ms. Buffington and members of our fantastic cafeteria staff.  Their mission was to take the supplied ingredients and make a heart healthy breakfast in less than 30 minutes. Thank you to Mr. Hausdorf for organizing and being the host and to Clay Smith, McClure alumnus for such an excellent job filming and editing the episode.


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.

There are a limited number of yearbooks left. The current price is $40 and the last day to order is March 29th. Click on the picture below to order your yearbook or to check to see if one has been ordered for your student. Please remember that the yearbook was not a part of the PTSA bundle. Email Mrs. Goelz if you have questions.


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.

School Safety Information

Our school district has been proactive in implementing numerous safety measures to increase the safety of our staff and students.  The safety of our students and staff has always been and will continue to be a priority.  Some of the measures that have been implemented include:

  • regularly scheduled code red drills

  • all employees have been trained on code red procedures using an award winning video

  • principals have been trained by the CCSD Safety and Security Department

  • "buzz in" door entry systems have been installed in all elementary and middle schools

  • video cameras throughout schools

  • one of the largest school police forces in the nation, serving all CCSD schools

  • our officers are post-certified (same training as CCPD) and fully equipped

  • alert point intruder system

If you have any questions concerning school safety please feel free to contact Ms. Carlton.

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 avoid catching and spreading 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 letter: download


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 Tap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines 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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McClure is an AP Certified School


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

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Milestones Testing Experience

Georgia Online Assessment System

Calendar of Events


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 our 2019-2010 production,
Beauty & the Beast.)