McClure Middle School

Dana Carlton, Principal

Michael Cappucci, ADM6  |  Andrew Lorentz, AP7  |  Amy Shannon, AP8  |  Lisa Geiger, SSA

3660 Old Stilesboro Road
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: (678) 331-8131
Fax: (678) 331-8132

 

Welcome to McClure!

Home of the Mavericks

**Tuesday, December 11th- There will be a two hour delayed start to school.  Homeroom will start at 11:15.  There will be no before school tutoring or intramurals. **


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Georgia School Climate Survey

Every year we administer the Georgia School Climate Survey to students, personnel and parents. The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. All McClure  parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of our School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The survey is also available in Spanish as needed. The Georgia Parent Survey can be accessed here. We appreciate your time to help improve McClure!

 


McClure Spelling Bee

 

The 2019 McClure Spelling Bee will take place on January 10th at 9:45am. All interested students should sign up no later than December 30th using the form provided. Instructions for accessing the study list are located at the top of the form. Students should use their Office 365 account to log into the form. Questions about the spelling bee should be directed to Mrs. Burchette via email. Mrs. Burchette will host Spelling Bee Practice Rounds during Mav Block on December 11th, 14th, and 18th in her classroom on the 6th grade hallway.




Fall Tutoring Sessions to Begin on 11/5

McClure offers tutorial help for students before and after school. Our tutoring program is free and available for all students. McClure teachers will provide extra focus on concepts that help students close learning gaps, study for tests, improve their grades, and help them prepare for the Georgia Milestones assessments. Attending tutoring regularly is extremely important. Your support and encouragement are vital for your child’s success. Students should be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m. following afternoon tutoring sessions. Students will no longer be able to participate in afternoon tutoring if he/she is not picked up on time after the second violation. Feel free to contact Amy Shannon with any questions regarding the tutoring program.  Please note, tutoring will not occur on days that school is not in session.

Quarter 2 Tutoring Schedule


McChopped is here!

McChopped is the product of our health and wellness committee, this month's episode features a pairings between Mr. Boone, Ms.Cami Smith, & Ms. Buffington and members of our fantastic cafeteria staff.  Their mission was to take the supplied ingredients and make a heart healthy breakfast in less than 30 minutes. Thank you to Mr. Hausdorf for organizing and being the host and to Clay Smith, McClure alumnus for such an excellent job filming and editing the episode.


 

Do you have a working ParentVue account?  ParentVue is the portal to  your student's grades, attendance, and report cards.  It is a great way for you to help your student stay on top of their grades and academic progress.  It also it a great vehicle for communication with your child's teachers.  We will continue to use ParentVue to deliver progress reports and report cards so it is vital for you to have a working account.  If you do not have an account  you will need to stop by the front office to fill out a release form in order to get your activation key.  if you are having difficulty accessing an existing account please email Mr. Gandolfo for assistance.


It’s time to order your yearbook! The price is $35 until December 1st. Email Mrs. Goelz if you have questions or simply click on the banner below. 8th grade parents – It’s time to recognize your 8th grader with a tribute ad. You can customize your ad by clicking on the link below. All tribute ads are due no later than October 31st. .

 

Learning to Use Your PBIS App



Cell Phone Policy for the 2018-2019 School Year

At McClure, we recognize the learning potential of students using their own devices during instruction, but with that potential comes the need for a great deal of responsibility and maturity. While cell phones can be an important tool for your student they can also become a distraction to learning.  For the coming school year we are requiring all student cell phones and electronic devices to be put away by students during school hours.  Cell phones and electronic devices may only be used when a teacher allows it for instructional use.

The consequences for violating the policy will be as follows:

1st Offense: Student will receive a warning, and parents will be contacted.

2nd Offense: Student will lose their phone for the day, and parents will be contacted.

3rd Offense: Student will lose their BYOD privileges for the rest of the semester, parents will be required to pick up their child's phone from the office, and the student will receive an office referral.

Any student that does not have a BYOD sticker will have their phone taken away, and parents will be contacted.


School Safety Information

Our school district has been proactive in implementing numerous safety measures to increase the safety of our staff and students.  The safety of our students and staff has always been and will continue to be a priority.  Some of the measures that have been implemented include:

  • regularly scheduled code red drills

  • all employees have been trained on code red procedures using an award winning video

  • principals have been trained by the CCSD Safety and Security Department

  • "buzz in" door entry systems have been installed in all elementary and middle schools

  • video cameras throughout schools

  • one of the largest school police forces in the nation, serving all CCSD schools

  • our officers are post-certified (same training as CCPD) and fully equipped

  • alert point intruder system

If you have any questions concerning school safety please feel free to contact Ms. Carlton.


Is your ParentVue Account Up to Date?

ParentVue LogoParents- ParentVue is an powerful communication tool between your child’s teachers and you. As we increase use of this tool it is very important that your account and email addresses are updated in the system. Take a few moments to log into your account today and verify that contact information and email addresses are correct. Please remember that all future progress reports and report cards will distributed via ParentVue. If you need assistance with your account please contact Mr. Gandolfo. If you do not currently have an account please come by the front office during school hours to sign your release form and pick up the necessary materials.


Immunization Information for Parents of Sixth Graders

Please download an information sheet about immunization requirements for students entering seventh grade (English/Spanish).


Help Stop the Flu from Spreading

It looks like we are heading into another round of flu cases. Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses. There areSTOP the Flu

 many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. Flu viruses cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year. The flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia.  The CCSD website has an information page with tips to help aviod catching and spreadling the flu.


Congratulations to our own Media Specialist of the Year!

Ms. HarpinEarlier this week, Ms. Harpin, McClure's media specialist, was named Media Specialist of the Year by the Cobb County Association of Library Media Specialists. Congratulations Ms. Harpin, we are proud of you and grateful for all the exciting and innovative things that you do for our school and our students!


Welcome New Mavericks

As the year draws to a close it is time to start thinking about our rising sixth graders and new students that will enroll between now and the end of the summer. If you weren't able to attend our rising sixth grade night, you can download the PowerPoint. There are several other resources that you might find helpful:



Asbestos Management Notification


Annual asbestos management lettter: download


Congratulations to Ms. Jeanine Floyd, Teacher of the Year

The 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year for McClure is Ms. Jeanine Floyd.  She is one of our talented eighth grade Georgia History teachers. Her students appreciate her abiltiy to make learning fun and to help students learn step by step. We appreciate the inspiration that Ms. Floyd provides for her fellow teachers!

Congratulations to Ms. Gloria Wolf, Classified Employee of the Year

The 2018-2019 Classified Employee of the Year for McClure is Ms. Gloria Wolf.  Ms. Wolf has been our guidance clerk in the front office but recently has moved to the attendance office.  She's always doing extra to take care of our students and their families.


 

Food Finder

FoodFinderGA 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 greatest.

Recognize your student’s birthday!
Support the 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: Birthday Messages

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 Bullying 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 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 August, December and April. These assessments are strictly diagnostic and will not count for a grade in any class.

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.

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 ticketed. 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.)

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.  .....



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McClure Theater Blog
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