Welcome to McClure Middle School

10 #TeamMcClureWelcome 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 appointment. Click here 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.
  • Supply Lists 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.


Summer Reading
Announced

In 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 visit the following page. News Flash! Ms. Harpin has started a FAQ page to help support your summer reading.  You can access that here.



Congratulations 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 success.  Email congratulations to Ms. Andrews.

ParentVue & StudentVue
Both 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.

New Users, please watch Facebook and this website for announcements about when new accounts will be distributed.

 

New School 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.

Recognize your Student's Birthday
The McClure 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
On Thursday, January 16th, Ms. Metcalfe introduced a new Bullying 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 the 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.  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.

 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.)

Get Involved
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.

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.

Encouraging, Enthusiasm, Excellence & Ingenuity

McClure Middle School

Creating paths to success!

Our Mission: To challenge & support students to be the best they can be

   

McClure Calendar of Events
Add the McClure & CCSD Calendar to your own Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.

Teacher of the Year
Ms. Monique Andrews
8th Grade Special Education Teacher

Congratulations to Ms. Monique Andrews, our 2015 Teacher of the Year!  Ms.Andrews  is a major force behind the academic and personal success of our her eighth grade students!  We're proud of you!
 
Support Professional of the Year
Ms. Susan Chambless
Media ParaPro


If you visit our media center you can be sure to be greeted by Ms. Chambless' smile and friendly greeting.  Whether she is checking out materials or helping students with their work, Ms. Chambless is a Maverick who makes a difference!  Congratutulations, Susan!

 E-mail Congratulations to Ms. Chambless 



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


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