Welcome to McClure!

Conference Week
This week is conference week at McClure. Dismissal will be at 1:30 each day 10/16 through 10/20.  You child may stay after school on the day of your conference.  We will have study hall in the theater, please check in to pick up your student on the day of your conference.  Other than students staying afterschool for their conference, all students must go home at 1:30.  Thank you for your assistance.

Career Day Speakers Needed
McClure Middle School is having our Annual 8th grade Career Day on Friday, November 17, 2017.  We are looking for parents and community members who would love to share their careers with 8th grade classes.  If you are interested in being an ambassador for your career, please complete the short (very short) form using the QR code.  Questions can be directed to Connie Plunkett-Thompson at Connie.PlunkettThompson@cobbk12.org

Harrison STEM Program Open House

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Social Media Questions?
Please join us for a parent workshop on Social Media and Cyberbullying on Tuesday, November 14th, at 8:30 AM. Our guest speaker, Dr. Patti Agatston, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Prevention/Intervention Center in Cobb County. A continental breakfast will be provided!

 Dr. Agatston will share information about trending social media and provide advice on parenting in the digital age.  Dr. Agatston is President of the International Bullying Prevention Association and co-author of Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age and Cyber Bullying Prevention Curriculum for Grades 6- 12. Dr. Agatston holds 20+ years of experience in assisting schools and families with bullying prevention.

Kennesaw Mountain Magnet Program
If you are interested in learning about and applying for admission to the KMHS magnet program, attend the Magnet Showcase for 8th grade students on Tuesday, October 10- starting at 6:30 pm.

Additionally, the KMHS magnet program will be holding a middle school STEM night on October 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.   All middle school students and parents are welcome to attend and get involved in STEM activities.

More information.

Mav Block Announcement

On Friday, Ms. Metcalfe sent a letter home with all students announcing our new Mav Block that would start on Thursday, September 7th.  Download the information letter here. You can see this week's Mav Block offerings by downloading the file here.
We are looking forward to implementing this exciting new program at McClure and to sharing more information in the coming weeks.

Tutoring Schedule for Fall 2017




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:

-Dress Code
-Things you need to know
-Study Aids
-Suggested Supplies

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

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 New 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!

Modular Mavericks Advance to State Competition
Kudos to McClure Middle School STEM/Technology teacher Mr. Alex Swan and his Robotics team, The Modular Mavericks! After advancing to Regionals in the Lego League Robotics Competition and bringing home a trophy for the Core Values Award, they have done it again! This past Saturday, the team brought home another trophy for the Robot Design Award and received the awesome news today that they will be advancing to the state competition on February the 4th! Mr. Swan had this to say about this talented group: "I am really proud of our team. They have really worked hard and have exceeded expectations."  If you see any of the Robotics Team members around, please give them a shout out. They are really excited about their accomplishment! Good luck next Saturday, Modular Mavericks!

McClure Ranked 5th among Cobb County Middle Schools!
Congratulations to McClure students, staff and parents on our latest CCRPI score!  The Georgia Department of Education released scores for the 2016 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI measurement is the rating system used to measure the academic achievement and progress of individual schools and their school systems. This year McClure scored a 90.7% for the 2015/2016 school year. This score represents an increase from the previous year of 87.4%.  McClure currently ranks 5th out of 25 Cobb County middle schools which is up from last year’s 6th place ranking. You can learn more about CCRPI and see our scores at the following link.

These results are due to the hard work of our teachers and students each and every day.  Thank you for your support of our school as we could not do this work without our parents, families and community.

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.  .....

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Teacher of the Year


Ms. Bethany Horsley
8th Grade Science & Math Teacher

Congratulations to Ms. Bethany Horsley our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year! Ms. Horsley does an excellent job guiding our students through the rigors of physical science and math but she also takes time out of her day to mentor teachers new to McClure and is always there to help her fellow eighth grade teachers.  She is the embodiment of our four words, Encouraging, Enthusiasm, Excellence and Ingenuity!

Congratulations Bethany on being a model for all of our teachers!

Support Professional
of the Year

Mr. Greg Hicks

Mr. Hicks is committed to making certain that the school is as clean and safe as he and his crew can make it. He is always willing to lend a hand to students and staff alike, always with a smile! He is a definite asset to McClure!

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

Olympic Sign Up Form

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Milestones Testing Experience

Georgia Online Assessment System