Welcome to McClure Middle School
McClure Miracle Tree
The McClure Miracle Tree is back for
its eighth season. This year, the needs are even greater than
usual. Each year since the school
our McClure community has worked together to help needy families
in our school have a brighter holiday season. To make it
easier for you to donate we have revised our system.
Rather than pick up a gingerbread man with your child's
description, we are asking you to go to a webpage and pledge
your gifts. You will still be able to choose specific
ages, gender and gifts but you will not have to make a trip to
the school to choose. We are asking that all donations be
brought to school by December 15th. Click on one of the links
below to choose your donation:
Tutoring is Available
you find yourself struggling in one of your core classes, we
have a program for you. We are offering before and after
school tutoring in math, science, language arts, and social
studies for all three grade levels. The tutoring is run by
McClure teachers and ias available for free. Parents are
responsible for dropping off and picking up students at the
appropriate times. Go to our
tutoring page for times and
Advanced Academics Night at KMHS
KMHS is sponsoring Advancing Academics night on Monday, November
18, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Susan Gunderman Theatre. This short
(one hour max) program will advise parents and students about
students’ taking challenging honors and Advanced Placement
courses in high school. This is for parents and students of 6th,
7th, and 8th grade students who are zoned for Kennesaw Mountain
Important Message About
Parents and students, each time you
log on to
you will need to select the current grading period on the upper
right corner of the grades screen. The default is to show
Progress Report 1 and we are currently in Progress 2. If you do
not click on the current term you will not see an updated grade.
We are working with the vendor to address this issue.
Interested in STEM & Careers?
Kennesaw Mountain High School is
exploring the possibility of offering a career fair for
middle and high school families on January 27, 2014,
6:30-8:30 PM. Please note that this is a date change
from the original date of November 12th. We will have a general session with
Gilda Lyon, GADOE STEM Coordinator as the
keynote and 35 professionals in STEM (science,
technology, engineering, mathematics)-related fields
leading break-out sessions.
to learn 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
Foundation's page to learn more about upcoming programs.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary
of the "I have a dream" speech
Click here to listen to Dr.
King's, "I have a dream" speech and to read Ms. Metcalfe's
message from the morning announcements. How can you help
Dr. King's speech affect the future?
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.
Instructional Coaching at McClure
As part of the school district's initiative
to increase student achievement local and district
administrators will be spending more time in classrooms this
year. Read an important message from Dr. Hinojosa about
instructional coaching (English/Spanish)
Magnet School Information for 8th
Eighth grade parents, if you are interested in
information about the different magnet programs available
through the CCSD, please visit the
magnet school website. The link will also answer many
of the questions you might have about the magnet programs
we have available.
ParentVue & StudentVue are Live!
ParentVue and StudentVue are the new
replacements for Pinnacle and they are both live! Click on
the link to the left to access your grades, attendance reports,
Students, you will log in using your
normal school computer log in (lunch number and the password
that you set up). Now that your log in is tied to your
grade reports it is very important that you keep your log in and
password secure. You should not share your log in for any
Parents, in order to set up your account you will need to
come to school to fill out the necessary forms. Once
complete you will be given your family specific activation code.
Please note, you will be given a family account that will work
with all the students in your family that are enrolled in grades
4 through 12. If you have already set up an account for
high school or elementary students you will not have to set up
an additional account.
Your information can be picked up during
normal school hours.
In case you missed the
broadcast this morning, Fox5 has us online too!
Click to enjoy our segments. We all enjoyed being on
air this morning and there is a lot of Maverick Pride around
Maverick Pride has been strong
this week! Your efforts really paid off, with more than
68,000 votes, we won a visit from Good Day Atlanta on Thursday,
March 14th. Make sure you tune in on Thursday to see live
shots and segments that show off the great things that are
happening here at McClure!
Perhaps the best part of the week was watching McClure
exhibit our four words:
- We were Encouraging to each other to
get the vote out!
- We showed great Enthusiasm as the
excitement built throughout the week.
- Our Excellence shined, especially as we
made suggestions about what programs we should highlight on
- The Ingenuity soared as administrators
stepped out of their usual roles and showed up on the
serving line at lunch or that teacher who dyed his hair blue
because we reached the 65,000 votes level. There are
rumors that even the Harlem Shake might make an appearance
one day next week!
Most of all we are proud that we pulled together and made
this happen! Good job McClure- we have a lot to be proud
GIMME 5 is Back!
This year, McClure is once again participating in the GIMME 5
campaign for the Cobb Schools Foundation. Did you know that if we raise
more than $750, 50% of whatever we raise will go directly to McClure projects? Please visit the
Foundation's GIMME 5 page to learn more. Remember to
specify McClure if you donate to make sure we earn the credit! As always, thank you for your generosity in support of McClure!
CRCT Preparations are here!
Each April, McClure students take the Georgia Criterion Referenced Tests to show what they have
mastered during the school year. Preparations are already underway to help ensure that our students do the best they can
on the tests. You can help increase scores at home through practice, we recommend the following websites for additional
practice and tutorials:
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.)
Common Core Coming to McClure
You may have heard about curriculum changes coming to our schools next year. The shift to Common Core Standards will help
our student be more competitive in our ever changing society and ushers in some exciting changes for all of us.
Click here to learn more about Common Core.
Welcome to our new 6th Graders!
Thank you to the families that were able to make the Sixth Grade University program on May 7th. If you weren't able to make
it, you can download the PowerPoint presentation.
Also check out the Sixth Grade University
blog for more information.
If you are moving into our attendance zone and need to register
your student please call the guidance office at 678/331-8131 to
make a registration appointment. Please note that
appointments are at 9:30 each day. For more information
about what you will need to register your child, please visit
CCSD Enrollment page.
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.
Sixth Grade University!
Parents of rising sixth graders, do you have a question about next year?
Visit our new Sixth Grade University blog.
Learn great tips and suggestions for how to make your student's transition into
middle school a success.
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.
The Internet offers students a wealth of opportunities to communicate, socialize, and explore the world. These
benefits come with certain risks. Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online
is a new guide with practical tips to help parents help their kids navigate the online world. It's produced by
the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and covers a variety of topics- from cyber bullying to using mobile phones safely.
Copies will be available during conference week or you can download your own PDF copy.
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.