Welcome to McClure Middle School

School Choice Options

2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251

and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school

capacity information and applications will be available beginning

February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please

see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.

Parents, 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 www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org 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.

Want 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.

Ms. Heyser, our art teacher, will have several "hands on" art activities in the Atrium for all to enjoy. 

How 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.

Poetry readings by McClure students will be featured.

Musical performances will include the Jazz Band, Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble,  and Chamber Sound, as well as Ladies Choral Ensemble.

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!
We 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

Second Place:

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.

Third Place:

Audrey McNeal, Bethany Ahlberg, Shyanne Chunn, and Beverly Wright.

Stars & Strikes for Renaissance!
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.

Georgia Parent Survey 2015-2016
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 responses.

Congratulations Mr. Limpert!
Congratulations 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. Limpert!


Milestones Results
Individual 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 school directly.

Need Help Setting Up your Office365 Account?
If you have the set up email and need assistance, you might find these tips 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 district's network.

Scholastic Reading & Math Inventories
This year the Cobb County School District will utilize the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) College & Career edition and the Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) College & Career edition. The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) College & 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 Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) College & 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 and MetcalfeDavid 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 star!


Amazing Job with Summer Reading! 

ScholasticAwardTeam 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 2016 Scholastic Book of World Records 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.Tutoring Schedule


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.


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

It's time to order your yearbook!

You can purchase your 2016 yearbook directly from Josten's by clicking on the link to the right.

Order now to make sure you have your copy of all of this year's memories!
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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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McClure Middle School is proud partners with the Kennesaw Business Association. Kennesaw Business Association

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

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Speaker's Descriptions for Career Day

TKES Student Surveys

Georgia Online Assessment System

Advanced Ed Survey/SACS for Students