Welcome to McClure!
It is time for Mid-Winter Break!
thermometer might be saying spring, but the calendar says it's
it is time for mid-winter break. The school will be closed
from February 20 until Febrary 24. Classes will resume on
Monday, February 27th. Have a terrific break and come back
rested and ready for the busy spring!
Gimmie Five is Underway!
is time for the annual “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign!
For those of you that are new to Cobb County School District
this is a fundraiser for the Cobb Schools Foundation, the only
non-profit organization that supports all schools, staff and
students in the Cobb County School District.
raised by Gimme 5 are returned to Cobb schools in the form of
Impact Grants to teachers and scholarships for the After School
program. If we raise more than $750 half of all the funds
recieved will stay at McClure!
The Grade Level that raises the most
money will have their grade level administrator pied in the
face by Ms. Metcalfe on the morning announcements. Everyone
that donates will have their name entered into a drawing…
the winner (adult or student) will get to pie Mrs. Metcalfe
in the face!!!
Link for more information.
2017-18 School Choice
Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB
251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year.
Individual school capacity information and applications will be
available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website.
For more information, please see our
2017-18 School Choice
webpage. Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28,
Accepting Applications for the 2017 Susan Wing Scholarship
The McClure Middle School PTSA
is now accepting applications for the 2017 Susan Wing
Scholarship. This $1000 prize is awarded to one high
school senior who is a former McClure student. The
deadline for the application is Friday, March 24, 2017.
Submissions can be mailed or dropped off to our front office.
Mavericks Advance to State Competition
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!
Survey- We need your input
Department of Education requires that we survey our parents
annually on the Climate of our school. We would ask that
you complete this survey so we can continue to improve McClure
for all stakeholders. To complete the survey you can use
personal computer, smartphone or tablet. Survey responses are
anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia
Department of Education for analysis, and the data will be used
as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating for
the 2016-2017 school year. The window for completing the survey
is currently open and we are asking that you complete your
survey by February 10th, 2017.
Click to take the survey
STEM APPLICATION “RE-OPENS”
to overwhelming public response, the application for the
Harrison High School Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics (STEM) Program will re-open through February 10,
2017. Please visit the Harrison website (www.harrisonhigh.org)
to access the application in the STEM tab under Academics.
The Harrison STEM Program offers students
the opportunity to study a rigorous curriculum in the health
sciences field driven by problem-solving and discovery in a
student-centered environment. The goals of the Harrison STEM
Program are to:
Empower students to become
innovators and technologically proficient problem solvers
Ensure that all students have
access to the appropriate technology conducive to enhancing
learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom
Nurture partnerships that allow
schools and business to improve career readiness
The Harrison STEM Program is designed for
students who have a desire and passion to pursue a rigorous
study of advanced science and mathematics. Students accepted
into the STEM Program will complete coursework from
internationally recognized curriculums provided by Project Lead
the Way and the College Board (Advanced Placement), develop a
unique research thesis related to their major during the senior
year, vie against top students in the state through
extracurricular competitions in their major area, and receive
endorsements and professional certifications upon completion of
program requirements that will enhance the post-secondary
Please consider applying if you are
interested. We look forward to enhancing your student’s high
school experience by challenging their growth.
McClure Ranked 5th among Cobb County Middle Schools!
to McClure students, staff and parents on our latest CCRPI
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
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.
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
ESSA Survey for Parents
The Georgia Department of Education announced today an
online survey to get the public’s feedback on the Every Student
Succeeds Act (ESSA). In addition to the survey, eight feedback
sessions are being held throughout the state to allow all
citizens to give input on Georgia’s ESSA plan.
The online survey can be found at the
Learn more about the Every Student Succeeds
Act and the development of Georgia’s state plan at
gadoe.org/ESSA. View a
one-page overview here.
The McClure tutoring program will begin on Monday, October 10th.
We offering the following sessions for interested students:
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:
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
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
& 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 August, December and April.
These assessments are strictly diagnostic and will not count for
a grade in any class.
ParentVue & StudentVue
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.
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
McClure Middle School Foundation
The McClure Middle School Foundation's mission is to help
support the instructional program of our school. You can visit
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
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.
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.
World Language Students Click Here