Welcome to McClure!
The 8th Grade Dance is right
around the corner!
The dance will be held on
the evening of Saturday, May 6th from 7:00 to 9:30.
Click for more information including the dance dress code.
If you are an eighth grade parent and
would like to help, please check the PTSA's
Sign Up Genius.
Milestones Season Has Arrived
year our students are assessed on the Milestones End Of Grade
(EOG) tests. This year brings a testing change for our sixth and
seventh graders, they will only be taking the math and ELA
portions of the test (not social studies and science). Our
eighth graders will continue to be tested in all four content
areas. The testing schedule will be as follows:
Wednesday, April 19th- All grades ELA
Thursday, April 20th- All grades ELA
Sections 2 & 3
Friday, April 21st- 8th Grade only SS
Sections 1 & 2
Monday, April 24th- All grades Math
Tuesday, April 25th- All grades Math
Wednesday, April 26th- 8th Grade only
Science Sections 1 and 2*
Thursday, April 27th- Make up for any
Testing will start promptly at 9:20 each
morning so it is very important that students arrive at school
on time and ready to test. Some suggestions to help you do
your best on testing
can be found
here. More information about the Milestones Testing
program can be found
*Ms. Haggard's and Ms. Lewis'
high school math students will not be taking thei Milestones in
their respective subjects. High school Algebra and
Physical Science students will take an End of Course test in
Evening at the Arts
first annual McClure Art Show will be held April 1st through the
26th at the Acworth Cultural Arts Center located at 481B South
Main Street in Acworth. The center is open Wednesday to
Saturday from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. Awards night will be Saturday, April 22nd at 6:00 P.M. at the
Main Street Gallery.
Teacher of the Year Announced!
of Ms. Bethany Horsley, our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year! Ms.
Horsley teaches math and science in our eighth grade. She
is one of our original faculty members who opened McClure in
2006. We appreciate all that Ms. Horsley does to encourage
her students and help them become successful young adults.
Feel free to email
Ms. Horsley with a congratulatory message or two!
Congratulations to our New Classified Employee of the
to Mr. Greg Hicks our head evening custodian for being elected
our newest CEOTY (Classified Employee of the Year). Mr.
Hicks has been here at McClure for the past four years.
His commitment to the building's saftey and cleanliness makes a
difference to all of us. He is always willing to help students and faculty alike however he can. He is a true
role model for all of us, thank you Mr. Hicks for all that you
Future Mavericks- Save the Date!
you are a rising sixth grader or know someone who is, please
share our invitation to our May 1st Rising Sixth Grade Day!
There are two separate events on that day, at 9:30 that morning
our future students will be visiting us with their elementary
schools. If you are a school choice student feel free to
join us in the theater at that time. At 6:30 that evening,
we invite our future McClure parents to join us in the theater
for an informational program to be followed by a self guided
tour of our facility. You will learn about our school and
have the opportunity to meet our sixth grade teachers, join our
PTSA and explore the building.
Mavericks Advance to State Competition
to McClure Middle School STEM/Technology teacher Mr. Alex Swan
and his Robotics team, The Modular Mavericks! After advancing to
Regionals in the Lego League Robotics Competition and bringing
home a trophy for the Core Values Award, they have done it
again! This past Saturday, the team brought home another trophy
for the Robot Design Award and received the awesome news today
that they will be advancing to the state competition on February
the 4th! Mr. Swan had this to say about this talented
group: "I am really proud of our team. They have really worked
hard and have exceeded expectations." If you see any of
the Robotics Team members around, please give them a shout out.
They are really excited about their accomplishment! Good luck
next Saturday, Modular Mavericks!
McClure Ranked 5th among Cobb County Middle Schools!
to McClure students, staff and parents on our latest CCRPI
Georgia Department of Education
released scores for the 2016 College and Career Ready
Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI measurement is the rating
system used to measure the academic achievement and progress of
individual schools and their school systems.
This year McClure scored a 90.7%
for the 2015/2016 school year.
This score represents an
increase from the previous year of 87.4%. McClure
currently ranks 5th out of 25 Cobb County middle schools which
is up from last year’s 6th place ranking. You can learn more
about CCRPI and see our scores at the
These results are due to the hard work of our teachers and
students each and every day. Thank you for your support of
our school as we could not do this work without our parents,
families and community.
is a free smartphone app developed by a Georgia public
school graduate. It is available on the
Apple App Store or
Google Play right now (search: foodfinderga).
The app creates a 100% anonymous, direct connection between
students who need food with their closest free food provider.
Both the FoodFinderGA app and the website -www.foodfinderga.org
- are year-round resources, but data shows a dramatic increase
in use when school is out of session, and the need for food is
The McClure tutoring program will begin on Monday, October 10th.
We offering the following sessions for interested students:
McClure Foundation by purchasing a Happy Birthday message for
your student on our school marquee! Announcements are $20.00 and
run for one full school day on a first come, first served basis.
For more information or to order a message, click here:
Don't Let Bullying Go Unnoticed
Each of us has a responsibility to
prevent bullying behavior. If you are aware of a bullying
situation please report it to an adult in the building. If
you would rather, you can complete the
Incident Report form and return it to school. The form is
available in the academic wings as well. You can make a
difference by reporting bullying. 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.
New to McClure?
Whether you are a rising sixth grader or a newly registered seventh or eighth grader you may find the
PowerPoint from our rising sixth grade parent night helpful!
Reading & Math Inventories
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 August, December and April.
These assessments are strictly diagnostic and will not count for
a grade in any class.
ParentVue & StudentVue
you do not currently have an account you may fill out the
necessary release forms and pick up your access key from the
front office after August 8, 2016. If you are unable to log in (and
have an existing account), please email
Mr. Gandolfo for assistance.
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
McClure Middle School Foundation
The McClure Middle School Foundation's mission is to help
support the instructional program of our school. You can visit
to learn more about upcoming programs.
A Public Safety 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
Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the
Department of Public Safety (678) 594-8620.
BYOD Has Arrived at McClure!
If you need information about our BYOD network, please visit the 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.)
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.
World Language Students Click Here