Welcome to McClure Middle School
Back! The new school year is about to start!
What a year it will be. The
2015-2016 school year marks our tenth anniversary and we are
excited about the possibilities! Join us on #TeamMcClure
and be a part of the excitement!
- Meet and Greet is Thursday, July 30th.
Sixth graders and newly registered 7th and 8th graders will
start with a program in the theater at 12:00.
Afterwards, you can locate your homeroom teacher/classroom
and take a self guided tour of the building. Returning
students can come between 1:30 and 3:00. There will
not be a formal program for you.
- If you have
moved into McClure's district over the summer you can call
the school at 678/331-8131 to make a registration
or on the "Enrolling Your Student" link on the left to find
out what you need to bring to your registration appointment.
- The first day of school is Monday,
August 3rd. If you need to find your bus stop and pick
up time you can click on the Bus Route link to the left.
Homerooms will be posted on July 30th. They will also
be posted on August 3rd if you can't make it to school on
the 30th. Students will be given their schedules on
the 3rd, during homeroom.
Why don't we have them?
We have not posted supply lists
for the past several years to help minimize unneccessary
purchases. Your students have a large number of potential
placements each year including AC classes, a variety of math
levels, three separate music programs and four different
connections programs. With so many options and teachers, it was
too difficult to develop a meaningful supply list.
Individual teachers will share expectations with students during
the first week of school. In the meantime, when the back
to school sales start, you will never go wrong by stocking up on
ruled notebook paper, blue or black ink pens, pencils (lots and
lots of number 2 pencils!), erasers and a flash drive or two.
It might also be helpful for students to have access to a
(monitored) email account. There are times when it is
extremely useful for students to send class projects to
themselves via email for working at home.
lieu of reading logs, our school will participate in the
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading
program that invites children to log their reading minutes to
help set a new world record for summer reading.
McClure students received their log-in information the week of
May 11th. Rising 6th graders will receive their log-in
information from their elementary schools. When school begins in
the fall, teachers will be given a report with their students’
minutes logged. These minutes will be recorded as one of the
first language arts grades of the 2015-2016 school year.
For more information, as well as suggested reading lists, please
Ms. Harpin has started a FAQ page to help
support your summer reading. You can access that
to our new TOTY
Congratulations to Ms. Monique Andrews, one of our eighth grade
special education teachers, she has been named our new Teacher
of the Year. Ms. Andrews is one of the founding members of
the McClure faculty and works tirelessly to ensure her student's
Email congratulations to Ms. Andrews.
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.
New School Immunization
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.