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


Summer Information

  • McClure is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 until 4:30 during the summer.
  • If you have moved into our district please call the school to set up a registration time. Details about what is necessary to enroll can be found on the school district's enrollment page.
  • The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 1st.
  • Sneak-a-Peek will be Monday, July 30th.  There will be three separate programs, one for each grade, starting the the theater.  Sixth grade is at 12:00.  Seventh grade is at 1:30 and eighth grade is at 2:30.
  • We do not have a specific supply list. There are many different programs that your student may be a part of at McClure, each with different needs. Rather than ask you to purchase things that they might not need, each individual teacher will let students know what they will need during the first few days of school. In the meantime for those of you who enjoy a good back to school sale, it never hurts to stock up on notebook paper, blue or black pens, pencils, highlighters and other standard school supplies.
  • The student dress code can be found under the school links menu at the top of the page.
  • We will send home ParentVue information to families that do not currently have an account once school starts in August.

A message from Ms. Carlton


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.


Summer Reading Expectations

Who: All 2018-2019 McClure Students What: Read one or more age- and level-appropriate book(s) of their choice and submit a review using the Summer Reading Form.
When: May 24th – August 5th
Where: Form, suggested reading lists, and more information can be found on our Media Center’s blog.
Why: Research confirms that children who participate in summer library programs better retain the reading skills they gained during the school year and may even improve their reading level.

Our students are expected to read one or more age- and level-appropriate book(s) of their choice and submit a review using the Summer Reading Form. Students who submit at least one Summer Reading Form by August 5th will begin the school year with a positive assignment grade in the Synergy gradebook & will be eligible for rewards and recognition. Eachreview will be used to enter you into a prize drawing! Your chances of winning increase each time you submit a book review! (Up to 10 entries per person.) Every student that submits at least one review will receive a treat when school starts back in August.

Students might also wish to participate in the Cobb County Summer Reading Challenge by reading 1500 minutes and logging them through Biblionasium. Participation in the Biblionasium program is voluntary and will not be counted as a graded assignment, but the top reader from McClure will receive an award when school resumes in August. For more information about how to log minutes for the Cobb County Summer Challenge can be found here.


2017-2018 Final Report Cards

Final report cards for the year will be mailed out by Wednesday, May 30th. If you did not send in a stamped, self addressed envelope you can pick up your report card from the front office after May 29th.

Summer Link: Math and Reading (Pre-K to grade 8)

The Personalized Learning Department is working closely with CCSD Library Media Services, and other resource providers, to provide an engaging digital summer learning experience for students. This now includes resources in multiple languages. Tasks have been differentiated by level and are available for all students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. Postcards will be mailed to all elementary students within the coming weeks. Email blasts will be the primary means of communication for our middle school families. We are also expanding our communication into the community with postcards/pop-up signs at local pediatricians, daycares, and grocery stores. More information can be found at the SummerLink website.


Rising Sixth Grade Parent Night

We were happy to welcome the parents of our rising sixth graders on April 26th. If you were unable to attend the meeting you can download the presentation here. Please keep checking our website and Facebook concerning Sneak-a-Peek and Open House dates for August. You are always welcome to contact our counselors with specific questions and concerns about the journey into middle school!


Information on School Security from Ms. Metcalfe


TEC Camp for Woman in Engineering at Georgia Tech

This fun and interactive camp is hosted by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program and is designed to introduce young girls to the exciting world of engineering with the hope of inspiring them to eventually consider college majors and careers as engineers. More information on the camp can be found in the attached flyer.


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!


Tutoring Schedule for Spring 2018


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 our Teacher of the Year Announced!

Congratulations 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 Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations 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 do!


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


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Milestones Testing Experience

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