Monday, October 30, 2017


The McClure Staff is celebrating HALLOWEEN in a BIG way TOMORROW, so dig in the couch cushions, look under the car seats, and check your pockets for LOOSE change!  You will be voting for BEST COSTUME TOMORROW (Clearly Ms. Heyser)!!  ALL PROCEEDS benefit our Maverick Miracle Tree to assist our McClure families in need!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Career Day!

McClure Middle School is having their Annual 8th grade Career Day on Friday, November 17, 2017.  We are looking for parents and community members who would love to share their careers with 8th grade classes. 

If you are interested in being an ambassador for your career, please complete the short (very short) form using the QR code below.  Questions can be directed to Connie Plunkett-Thompson at

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Great Opportunity!

  Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 11.34.29 AM

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta would like to invite Cobb County middle school students to submit their original artwork for display in the new Town Center Outpatient Care Center.   Some of the pieces may even be enlarged for special use in select areas!
The theme of this facility is “Nurture through Nature”.  We invite local students to create works of art that exhibit the beauty of nature, and how our connection with nature can affect our well-being.
  • Artwork must be submitted on 11”x14” sheets of art paper (horizontal or vertical)
  • Artwork can be submitted using the following mediums: Cray-Pas (crayon pastels), tempera paint, or markers.  *Crayon pastels are the most preferred medium.
  • Please include the student’s name, grade, and school for each submitted piece of artwork.
Artwork must be received by no later than October 30, 2017, in order to be considered.

Friday, October 13, 2017

In The News

This Leonardo DaVinci painting, considered the last one privately owned, is going up for auction this week. It is expected to sell for close to $100 million dollars! Do you see any similarities between this painting and the Mona Lisa? If you know the answer tomorrow in class I will have a surprise for you!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Enduring Themes in Art

As we explore those "Big Ideas" that are behind art making and meaning, spend some time thinking about enduring themes. How does your work fit into one of these themes? What message are you trying to communicate with your art?  I am excited to see your ideas coming together as we create our own books representing our chosen theme!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Where's Ms. Heyser?

Fall break was a nice opportunity to get away, relax and reflect. One of the things I love to do with my free time is to see art! This break I was fortunate to visit Howard Finster's Paradise Garden. He is Georgia's most famous folk artist. Check out his garden and work here.

Monday, October 2, 2017


MakerSpace Sessions for October
During the month of October, Tuesdays will be Open Exploration days in the MakerSpace & Thursdays will be Challenge Days. The October Challenge will be Pom-Pom Pumpkin Launchers. See Mrs. Harpin's Blog for more information & visit the Media Center to get a Mav Block stamp to reserve your spot! Passes will be stamped no more than 24 hours in advance of each Mav Block and are limited to 20 students for each session. Study Hall passes are available first come, first served at the atrium study hall desk each morning. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

I know many of you are tired of me reminding you, but FRIDAY (October 6th) is the last day of the quarter. That means any unfinished projects that need to be completed need to be into me by Friday morning. I can come in early if you need extra time or you can get a Mav block stamp. Make a plan to get it done, you do not want a failing grade for a major project!