Counselors
Removing barriers to help students create paths to success

Ms. Lozo: students A through Go
Ms. Plunkett Thompson: students Gr throgh Or
Ms. Sledge: students Os through Z
Helpful Web Resources

Counselor's Corner (Blog)
Prevention & Intervention Center
Georgia DOE
U.S. DOE
GA College 411
Career Cruising
 
 
 

Our mission as Professional School Counselors of McClure Middle School is to address all students’ academic, career and personal/social development needs by implementing and evaluating a comprehensive school counseling program that supports student success.

 

Academic Counseling Classroom Guidance Individual Counseling Counseling Curriculum
The counselors are directly involved with the teachers, administrators and school psychologist regarding academic counseling. Counselors also meet with students by referral from parents or teachers regarding academic difficulties. Please call us or email us at any time if you have concerns. The use of classroom guidance is an efficient way to distribute information to large groups of students. Classroom guidance lessons often include information on conflict resolution, stress management, anger management, organization, study skills, test taking tips, career development, orientation to middle school (6th), and orientation to high school (8th). The counselors are available to students for individual counseling at any time. An appointment is preferred, however, a counselor is always available in an emergency situation. Should the need arise in a crisis situation the Cobb County Prevention Intervention Center is notified and an opportunity for a free assessment would be offered to parent and student.

Throughout middle school, the counseling department will deliver lessons in the following domains:

  • Career
  • Academic
  • Personal/Social

 

Group Testing Parent Support Services Career Development
All seventh grade students will be given the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Iowa Test (formally the ITBS) in the fall.  In addition, all 8th graders will be given the Redistep Test. This test will help our students get comfortable with ACT/SAT style testing. All students will be taking the Georgia Milestones Tests in the spring. Counselors are available to meet with parents by appointment to discuss students' academic or personal concerns.  Please contact us by calling or e-mailing in order to schedule an appointment. 

Please check the counselor  blog periodically to see upcoming events.
Counselors focus on career guidance in the classrooms throughout the year.  Career Cruising is an interactive, developmentally appropriate website for middle schoolers to explore career options, interests, and educational opportunities.  You can log onto the site at www.careercrusing.com.  Students are given username and password information each year.

 

Registering at McClure Parent Resource Center

To register your student at McClure please call 678/331-8138 to make an appointment with our counseling department.

In order to register you must have the following documents:

  • Certificate of Immunization (Georgia Form 3231)
  • Certificate of Hearing, Vision, and Dental Screening (Georgia Form 3300)
  • Student's Birth Certificate
  • Student's Social Security Number (or Form JF-4)
  • Student's Last Report Card (for Summer registration)
  • Student's Withdrawal Form (for mid-year registration)
  • Two Proofs of Residency- the following are acceptable:
    • Home ownership title
    • Lease or rental agreement
    • Utility statement
    • Copy of GA driver's License
    • Bank statement
    • Mail delivered by the USPS
    • Property tax form
    • Voter registration documentation
    • Form JF-2
    • Motor vehicle registration

Other documents that are beneficial to have at registration (although these are not required documents):

  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for Special Education Students
  • Custodial documents (divorce decrees, etc)

Having all of the necessary documentation will help ensure that the registration process will be smooth.  We are happy you and your student are here and look forward to assisting you in this process! 

Cyber Safety Question?

Here are some resources that you might find helpful:

·         FBI Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety

·         Safekids.com-Contains information about the dangers of children using the internet. Rules, advice, and tips relating to child security and the web.

·         NetSmartz.org-Educational resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Discusses various internet safety topics

·         KidsHealth for Parents-Internet safety tips for parents

·         iKeepSafe.org-’everything you need to keep your family safe online’, includes streaming videos.




Records

Guidance Clerk
All records are handled through the counseling department by Ms. Gloria Wolf, Guidance Clerk.  If you are moving to McClure or transferring out and have questions, please contact Ms. Wolf at 678/331-3022.  See a complete list of enrollment and immunization to the left, you may also go the the school district website.