Welcome to McCleskey MS
Principal: Claire Lyons


News and Announcements

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 

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DATES TO REMEMBER

 

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  JULY 30             PREVIEW DAY               

          LAST NAMES ENDING A-I 1:30PM -2:30PM

 LAST NAMES ENDING J-Z 3:00PM-4:00PM

FIND OUT HOMEROOM TEACHERS, BUS SCHEDULE, JOIN PTA , CHECK OUT CLUBS, PUT LUNCH MONEY ON ACCOUNT!!!!

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AUGUST 3          FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

AUGUST 20      OPEN HOUSE BEGINS AT 630P IN THE THEATRE

 

SUMMER RESOURCES

 Algebra1_summer_math_practice.docx        

      rising_6th_grade_summer_math_practice.docx 

rising_7th_grade_summer_math_practice.docx

rising_8th_grade_summer_math_practice.docx

SUPPLY LISTS

6th Grade Suggested Supply List 2015.docx

2015 - 2016 7th Grade Suggested Supply List.docx

8th Grade  Supply List 2015.docx

 

SUMMER READING INFO

 

6th & 7th Grade Reading Assignment

 

6th7thgradereading.pdf

 

8TH GRADE GENERAL LANGUAGE ARTS SUMMER READING

 

Required Summer Reading8thGrade.docx

 

8TH GRADE AC LANGUAGE ART SUMMER READING

 

8th Grade AC Language Art Required  Reading Assignment-  (use as rubric).docx

 

Here is a link to the State DOE website: See at the bottom for free online access to high interest books over the summer for all grade levels!

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Georgia-Summer-Reading-Challenge.aspx

 

Here is a Summer Reading link from CCSD:

http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/librarymedia/summerreading2015.aspx

 

This is the link for rising 9th graders attending Sprayberry High School and their summer reading expectations:

http://www.cobblearning.net/shsmediacenter/summer-reading/

** RISING 9TH GRADERS SHOULD CHECK THEIR HIGH SCHOOL'S WEBSITE FOR POSSIBLE READING AND/OR MATH SUMMER REQUIREMENTS.

 

 

7TH GRADE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

ALL STUDENTS BORN ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2002 AND ENTERING, ADVANCING OR TRANSFERRING INTO 7TH GRADE IN GEORGIA NEED PROOF OF PERTUSSIS(WHOOPING COUGH-tdap AND MENINGOCOCCAL (mcv 4). PROOF OF BOTH VACCINES MUST BE ON GEORGIA IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE FORM 3231.

 

STUDENTS NEEDTO HAVE THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS IN THEIR PERMANENT RECORD IN ORDER TO BE ENROLLED IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

 PLEASE PROVIDE THESE DOCUMENTS BEFORE THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2015/2016.

 

    

 Georgia Releases 2014 School Climate Star Ratings        

MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358, mcardoza@gadoe.org

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View School Star Ratings here (Excel Spreadsheet) 

View Online CCRPI and School Climate Report here 

March 16, 2015 – The Georgia Department of Education today released its first School Climate Star Ratings. The 2014 ratings are based on survey results and data from the 2013-2014 school year. 

School climate refers to the quality and character of school life – the “culture” of a school. A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and student learning, which are essential elements for academic success, career-skill improvement and overall quality of life. The School Climate Star Rating helps determine whether a school is on the right path to school improvement. 

“Research has shown us that school climate has a strong impact on student achievement,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “The data used to develop the 2014 Star Ratings proves this once again. If your school has a positive climate, it’s giving students the environment they need to learn. You’ll likely see high achievement there – or a school that’s on the right track toward high achievement.”  

Each school in Georgia received a 1-5 star ratings, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. School Climate Star Ratings are an informational tool for schools, administrators, and parents; they do not affect the school’s College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score. 

Interpretations of the star ratings are below; this information can also be found in the School Climate Law. 

'5-star' schools ranked excellent according to the school climate index;

'4-star' schools ranked above average according to the school climate index;

'3-star' schools ranked average according to the school climate index;

'2-star' schools ranked below satisfactory according to the school climate index, or

'1-star' schools ranked unsatisfactory according to the school climate index. 

School Climate Star Ratings are required by law; they also serve as a companion to the Department of Early Care and Learning’s Quality Rated program, which includes an assessment of the learning environment.  

“Students cannot learn in environments that do not support them,” Superintendent Woods said. “Georgia is committed to measuring the quality of its learning climates, and this aligned approach helps us assess that quality from preschool all the way through 12th grade.”

 



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DISTRICT-WIDE VIDEO COMPETITION

KID-TALK IDEAS FROM THE MINDS OF COBB KIDS

All information is available at www.KidTalkcobb.com and will continue to be updated as we get closer to the contest.

 

We are so excited to hear from your talented students and to better understand “Why Not?” from the perspective of our future leaders.

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From the CCSD Director of Accountability and Research:

CCRPI

The State of Georgia has released the corrected 2014 CCRPI scores for middle schools.  Our corrected score is 86.9 down 1 point from 2013.  This score puts us at the 7th highest scoring middle school out of the 25 middle schools in Cobb (there were 2 schools at 6th place) and the 2nd highest in Area 4 out of 6 middle schools.

Please click on the links below for updated CCRPI scores and ratings:

2014 CCRPI SCORES FOR OUR CLUSTER.docx

2014 CCSD Middle School CCRPI Scores and Star Ratings.docx



Parents,

Please take a few minutes to complete the Climate Survey.  The resulting information assists us to continually improve.  Thank you for your input.

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions.  A Spanish version of the parent survey will be available soon.  Parents will be able to complete the survey using their personal computers, smartphones or iPads.   All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating .  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

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PARENTVUE INFORMATION:

ParentVUEParentGuide.pdf 



 See the following Civil Rights Compliance Notices:

Civil Rights Compliance Notice
Civil Rights Compliance Notice-Spanish


CCSD Asbestos Mgmt Plan information:

AHERA Flyer 2014.pdf


 Click on the following links for information for Parents to manage Blackboard Connect Portal for Cobb County School District contact:

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See the following documents for Vaccination Requirements:

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Req Vaccines2.jpg

Effective July 1, 2014, all children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and new entrants* to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year. Visit Cobb Public Health or your private physician to get these vaccines NOW.

*New entrants include anyone that is entering Georgia schools for the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year.

For more information, call Cobb Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.


Please review the CCSD Dress Code Policy with your student!

DRESS CODE.docx


Parents Encouraged To Review New Common Core Standards

The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) are being implemented. Learn more about how these new standards will better prepare Cobb County students for future college and career choices on a special section of the District website.


Clubs and Activities

Intramurals begin at 8:00 am.  Please enter at the front and remain in the lower lobby until a PE teacher comes to get you.  No students are admitted to intramurals after 8:00 am.

Student Council                              3rd Wednesday -PM 

GLAM                                 2nd and 4th Friday –AM

Reading Bowl                                    Mondays –PM

Robotics                     Tuesdays and Thursdays -PM

NJHS                                 1st and 3rd Thursday PM

Year Book                                       Thursdays –AM

Fit Club                Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday-AM

BAM                                                Thursdays –AM

Jazz                                                Thursdays –PM

Drum Line                                        Thursdays –PM

Recorder Ensemble                     Wednesdays –PM

Pop Tunes                                         Tuesday – AM

Morning Chorus                            Wednesdays- AM

Chamber Orchestra                             Thursday- AM

*****Exact times/teachers TBA

 

CCSD District Calendar
Click here for Traditional Calendar View


Congratulations to the 2015 Teacher of the Year
Ms.Kate Robertson

And the 2015 Classified Employee of the Year
Ms. Darcy Rohan!


Click the link below to donate funds to our school through the Cobb Schools Foundation in partnership with our McCleskey Foundation!

https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/cobb-schools/gift.aspx

Be sure and select McCleskey Middle School under the Gift Designation drop down menu to ensure that your gift is directed to our school.

 

You can also donate using the form below:

McCleskey Middle School Foundation Donation Form.docx

http://www.mccleskeyfoundation@gmail.com

The McCleskey Foundation grade level T shirts will be on sale in the front office.

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

*COBB EMC       *FIDELITY  BANK                       

*LIBERTY MUTUAL       *CALIFORNIA DREAMING

*STEVIE B'S             *PIEDMONT CHURCH

Kroger Community Rewards
McCleskey is now officially enrolled in Kroger's Community Rewards program.  Once you have gone online and enrolled YOUR Kroger Plus Card with McCleskey, EVERY TIME you use your card at checkout, all eligible purchases will earn our school a rebate!  Just for presenting your card like you normally do!  All it takes is about 5 minutes of your time to enroll.  See link below for instructions

kroger.pdf


Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for

School Bus Drivers!

Starting rate is $14.51/hour

Apply online:  www.ccsdbusdriver.com


 

TRANSITIONING FROM ELEMENTARY TO

MIDDLE SCHOOL...WHAT PARENTS NEED

TO KNOW-

What Parents May Need to Know (4)2015.doc