Welcome to McClure!

It is time for Mid-Winter Break!
The thermometer might be saying spring, but the calendar says it's it is time for mid-winter break.  The school will be closed from February 20 until Febrary 24.  Classes will resume on Monday, February 27th.  Have a terrific break and come back rested and ready for the busy spring!

 

Gimmie Five is Underway!
It is time for the annual “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign!  For those of you that are new to Cobb County School District this is a fundraiser for the Cobb Schools Foundation, the only non-profit organization that supports all schools, staff and students in the Cobb County School District.  Funds raised by Gimme 5 are returned to Cobb schools in the form of Impact Grants to teachers and scholarships for the After School program.  If we raise more than $750 half of all the funds recieved will stay at McClure!

The Grade Level that raises the most money will have their grade level administrator pied in the face by Ms. Metcalfe on the morning announcements. Everyone that donates will have their name entered into a drawing…  the winner (adult or student) will get to pie Mrs. Metcalfe in the face!!! Link for more information.

2017-18 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage. Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

PTSA Accepting Applications for the 2017 Susan Wing Scholarship
The McClure Middle School PTSA is now accepting applications for the 2017 Susan Wing Scholarship.  This $1000 prize is awarded to one high school senior who is a former McClure student.  The deadline for the application is Friday, March 24, 2017.  Submissions can be mailed or dropped off to our front office.  Download the application here.

Modular Mavericks Advance to State Competition
Kudos 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!

Parent Survey- We need your input
The Georgia Department of Education requires that we survey our parents annually on the Climate of our school.  We would ask that you complete this survey so we can continue to improve McClure for all stakeholders.  To complete the survey you can use your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis, and the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating for the 2016-2017 school year.  The window for completing the survey is currently open and we are asking that you complete your survey by February 10th, 2017. Click to take the survey

HARRISON STEM APPLICATION “RE-OPENS”

 Due to overwhelming public response, the application for the Harrison High School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program will re-open through February 10, 2017. Please visit the Harrison website (www.harrisonhigh.org) to access the application in the STEM tab under Academics.

The Harrison STEM Program offers students the opportunity to study a rigorous curriculum in the health sciences field driven by problem-solving and discovery in a student-centered environment. The goals of the Harrison STEM Program are to:

·         Empower students to become innovators and technologically proficient problem solvers

·         Ensure that all students have access to the appropriate technology conducive to enhancing learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom

·         Nurture partnerships that allow schools and business to improve career readiness

The Harrison STEM Program is designed for students who have a desire and passion to pursue a rigorous study of advanced science and mathematics. Students accepted into the STEM Program will complete coursework from internationally recognized curriculums provided by Project Lead the Way and the College Board (Advanced Placement), develop a unique research thesis related to their major during the senior year, vie against top students in the state through extracurricular competitions in their major area, and receive endorsements and professional certifications upon completion of program requirements that will enhance the post-secondary application process.  

Please consider applying if you are interested. We look forward to enhancing your student’s high school experience by challenging their growth.

McClure Ranked 5th among Cobb County Middle Schools!
Congratulations to McClure students, staff and parents on our latest CCRPI score!  The 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 following link.

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.

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.

ESSA Survey for Parents
The Georgia Department of Education announced today an online survey to get the public’s feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In addition to the survey, eight feedback sessions are being held throughout the state to allow all citizens to give input on Georgia’s ESSA plan.

The online survey can be found at the following link: http://gadoe.org/ESSASurvey  

Learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and the development of Georgia’s state plan at gadoe.org/ESSA. View a one-page overview here.

Tutoring to Begin
The McClure tutoring program will begin on Monday, October 10th.  We offering the following sessions for interested students:

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.

ParentVue & StudentVue

If 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.

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.

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 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.)

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.

 

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Teacher of the Year

Mr. Ryan Limpert
6th Grade Science Teacher

Congratulations to Mr. Ryan Limpert our 2016 TOTY. Professor Limpertstein can be found rapping about earth science or helping an avid group of future meteorologists learn the difference between cumulous or cirrus clouds on a daily basis in the 6th grade. One thing is for sure, he is always working hard to make sure that his students are prepared for the challenges that lie ahead!

Congratulations Ryan on being a model for all of our teachers!

Support Professional
of the Year

Ms. Donna Denis
School Bookkeeper

One of the first people you will meet if you come into the McClure front office is our wonderful bookkeeper, Donna Denis.  She makes sure that all of our finances are in order and that all of the things that make McClure run are ordered and available.  We certainly couldn't do it without you Donna! E-mail Congratulations to Ms. Denis

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

Olympic Sign Up Form


Click on the rings above.


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Milestones Testing Experience

TKES Student Surveys

Georgia Online Assessment System