Welcome to McClure Middle School
2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice
and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual
capacity information and applications will be available
February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information,
please donate to the Gimme 5 program that supports the Cobb
Schools and the McClure Foundations. The McClure
Foundation will use our donations to support our needs for
technology and instructional resources. Donations will be
collected at McClure or online at
through Friday, March 4. If you donate online, please send
the receipt in to the McClure front office so that our
Foundation will benefit. We are truly grateful for your
generosity and support!
McClure Fine Arts Festival -
There is a great deal of artistic talent here at McClure!
We will be hosting a Fine Arts Night in order to showcase the
various art forms on Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.
The following musical and visual arts will be featured.
to learn to improve the quality of those digital photos we make
of cherished moments with family and friends?
Ms. Harpin will be teaching a session on digital photo editing
in the Media Center.
Heyser, our art teacher, will have several "hands on" art
activities in the Atrium for all to enjoy.
about tapping into your inner Picasso?
Mr. Gandolfo and Coach Boone will be leading a canvas painting
class in the Art room. You'll definitely want to try it
out, even if you consider yourself to be a novice painter.
by McClure students will be featured.
performances will include the Jazz Band, Saxophone Ensemble,
Clarinet Ensemble, and Chamber Sound, as well as Ladies
This is a unique opportunity to experience the many facets of
Fine Arts represented.
Parents should attend with their students, there will be no drop
offs for this event.
Science Fair Winners Announced!
are proud of all of our students who competed recently at the
Cobb-Paulding Science Fair. The following students won
awards for their efforts:
First Place (and advancing to the Georgia
Science & Engineering Fair in Athens:
Caleb Langston, Ryan McKee & Daniel Vanelli
Nathalie Paladines, Allaina Wagner, Diego
Hergert, Kyle Koebel, Juwon Lin, JP Smith, Chase Aronson, Calvin
Boothe, Kameron Ali, Sedrick Blake Jr., Ian Gonzalez-Dail, Ethan
Purcell, and Caleb Hydrick.
Audrey McNeal, Bethany Ahlberg, Shyanne Chunn,
and Beverly Wright.
Stars & Strikes
McClure students who made Renaissance for the
first semester have the opportunity to attend our annual field
trip to Stars & Strikes. Students will be given information in
homeroom the week of January 25th. Parent, we need your
help to make this trip a success! If you have time to help
as a chaperone, please click on the appropriate link below to
volunteer. All trips will be the week of February 22nd.
This suite of surveys includes student surveys, staff surveys,
and parent surveys which are combined together to calculate
McClure’s School Climate Star Rating on the state of Georgia’s
College and Career Ready Performance Index. The
Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents
may complete the survey using your personal computer,
smartphone, or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous and will
be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for
analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent
Survey will not be available to the public and will not be
posted online. Click
here to access the survey. We greatly appreciate your
Congratulations Mr. Limpert!
to Mr. Ryan Limpert, one of our sixth grade science teachers.
Mr. Limpert was chosen as one of Superior Plumbing and the
Marietta Daily Journal's "Apple for your Teacher" winners after
seven of his students nominated him. Congratulations Mr.
student results were sent home on Friday, December 11th.
Some of our sixth graders
may not have received their scores as we have not received
results from all our feeder schools yet. If your student
is new to McClure or new to Cobb County, the test results will
be at their previous school. You will need to contact that
Setting Up your Office365 Account?
If you have the set up email and
need assistance, you might find these
useful. If you need the set up email again, please
email for assistance.
Win an iPad
for Your Teacher!
The Marietta Daily Journal and
Superior Plumbing have teamed together in a contest that could
earn your favorite teacher an iPad. Click on the
link to the MDJ to learn more! (Note: The link to the
actual nomination form will only work outside of the school
Scholastic Reading & Math
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 October and March. After each
SRI and SMI administration, a letter will be sent home to you
with your child’s results.
These assessments are strictly diagnostic and will not count for
a grade in any class.
Congratulations Mr. Hugg!
Hugg, our head custodian is an All-Star! Nominated by Ms.
Kelly Metcalfe, our principal, Mr. Hugg is one of six CCSD All
stars- people who live the school district's vision, One Team, One Goal.
Mr. Hugg goes beyond his normal responsibilities to make McClure
a great place to be! Thank you Mr. Hugg for being our all
Amazing Job with Summer Reading!
McClure has reason to celebrate because its students have earned
the title as the number one Georgia school in the 2015
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
The school will be listed in the
Scholastic Book of World
and will receive a special personalized plaque to commemorate
the students’ summer reading achievements.
This summer, children
from across all 50 states and 28 countries read
286,611,349 million minutes in
Scholastic’s 9th annual summer reading program.
Tutoring Schedule is Announced
If you find yourself in need of some extra
help, McClure teachers are happy to provide subject specific
tutoring sessions a the following times.
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.
ParentVue & StudentVue
please watch Facebook and this website for announcements about
when new accounts will be distributed.
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
your Student's Birthday
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
Thursday, January 16th, Ms. Metcalfe introduced a new
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
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.