Welcome to McClure Middle School
What a year it will be. The
2015-2016 school year marks our tenth anniversary and we are
excited about the possibilities! Join us on #Team_McClure
and be a part of the excitement!
LAST CHANCE FOR FALL T-SHIRTS!!
If you are interested in
purchasing a long-sleeve McClure shirt from the Foundation,
orders are due by
Friday September 11th. Shirts are an ice blue
color, with a choice of watermelon or blue logo – see
example on link below. Cost is $20.00 and may be purchased
by cash, check or credit card.
link to order.
This is No Monkey Business!
Magazine Fundraiser is now under way! Please support our
goal of raising $5000 for Student & Staff Recognition, Staff
Development & Technology Needs by selling and/or purchasing
magazines. We have always met our goal and we need your
help! Information was sent home with your student on Friday.
Purchases can be made by check or online. To participate
in the online part of this fundraiser you can go to
You need to enter McClure’s School ID, 2797330, on this
portal to register your student’s sales.
We, the staff and students of McClure, appreciate your
lieu of reading logs, our school will participate in the
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading
program that invites children to log their reading minutes to
help set a new world record for summer reading.
McClure students received their log-in information the week of
May 11th. Rising 6th graders will receive their log-in
information from their elementary schools. When school begins in
the fall, teachers will be given a report with their students’
minutes logged. These minutes will be recorded as one of the
first language arts grades of the 2015-2016 school year.
For more information, as well as suggested reading lists, please
Ms. Harpin has started a FAQ page to help
support your summer reading. You can access that
to our new TOTY
Congratulations to Ms. Monique Andrews, one of our eighth grade
special education teachers, she has been named our new Teacher
of the Year. Ms. Andrews is one of the founding members of
the McClure faculty and works tirelessly to ensure her student's
Email congratulations to Ms. Andrews.
programs will go live by August 15th. Existing
users should see schedules and grades (once teachers begin
posting grades)after that date. If you are unable to log in (and
have an existing account) after the 15th, please email
Dr. Daniel for assistance- after August 15th.
ParentVue & StudentVue
please watch Facebook and this website for announcements about
when new accounts will be distributed.
New School Immunization
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
your Student's Birthday
Foundation is excited to offer birthday posts
beginning January 20th.....The McClure Foundation will
post the honoree's name (student, teacher, staff, etc.) on
the McClure school sign to wish them a Happy Birthday - Monday
thru Friday only, for a $20 donation to the Foundation - Click
here to learn how you do it!
Don't Let Bullying Go Unnoticed
Thursday, January 16th, Ms. Metcalfe introduced a new
Incident Report form to the student body. We will
conduct three more lessons on bullying prevention during the
rest of this school year. Please contact
Dr. Daniel with
questions or for more information about bullying prevention. 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. If you are aware of a bullying situation,
please download the form and return it to an adult at school.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.