Family Newsletter 3/16/23 

 Hello Maverick Nation!   

Class Registration for 2023-24 School Year for Current 6th and 7th Graders! 

Woo-Hoo! We are already starting the registration process for the 2023-24 school year for our current 6th and 7th graders! In middle school, students don’t have a ton of choices to make. Mainly our 6th and 7th grade scholars can choose to register for our wonderful music program (choir or band) and our current 7th graders can additionally register for Spanish (high school credit).  The counselors are started the registration process Wednesday in students’ Science classes. 

Please look at the attached document and discuss class preferences with your McClure student. We will do our best to accommodate requests made by students.  

As a parent/guardian, you can log into the Source this week to see what classes your student selected. Once logged in to the Source click on the Class Registration Icon on the left side of the screen. Only the student can make changes to their course requests when logged in as a student. Parent/Guardians cannot make changes – they can only view the requests made. 


Thank you to those who have already participated SO generously in our Paper Palooza fundraiser!  Here are the deets!! (We love getting reems/boxes of paper from Amazon! Feel free to have delivered to our school! (1915  1st Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119) 😊 

Join the McClure Paper Drive March 13th through March 27th! 

Yes, we still use paper! McClure Staff does its best to conserve it, including re-using paper, double sided printing and general reduction in use. However, there is simply less money for office supplies and our paper is one of the top budget essentials schools need to get through June! 

If you would like to participate – bring or send in a ream of copy/printer paper to the McClure office from March 13th through March 27th. Accepting size 8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 14, and 11 x 17  

Teacher Learning Walks: 

Thought I would just share with you some details about our professional development this year.  Our teachers have had a few iterations of Learning Walks last year and this year with the intention of getting used to being in each others’ classrooms and learning from one another. It is a high leverage and research-based practice that has shown to support schools’ academic and climate success across the country/world and across the decades.  Our focus this year is on student engagement and our on-going professional development and learning walks have emphasized this.  We are upping our Learning Walk “game” in the next few weeks and I am so excited!  Each department member will be observing members of their own department and presenting a lesson to their own students while their departmental peers observe; each McClure department is focusing on a common engagement strategy that they want to improve.  They will take notes, collaborate before and after and then make some decisions as a department as to how to hone this strategy to better engage our scholars.  Just thought you would like to know how awesome our staff is and their growth mindset in ongoing improvement for our kids!  

Spring Sports! (repeat)  

From our wonderful Athletic Director, Ms. Tocci!!  


Please see the information below for spring dates. Schedules to come (district has not provided them yet)!  



  • Girls Volleyball Try-outs:   
  • Monday March 20th & Friday March 24th in the school gymnasium directly after school until 5:30.  
  • Practices will remain on the same days, Mondays and Fridays, for the remainder of the season.  
  • Boys Soccer Try-outs:  
  • Tuesday March 21st & Thursday March 23rd at the QACC field directly after school until 5:30.   
  • Practices will remain on the same days, Tuesdays and Thursdays, for the remainder of the season.   
  • Boys Soccer Program Lead: Chris Douglass (   
  • Boys Soccer Program Assistant: Stephanie Skinner  
  • Boys Soccer Program Assistant: Chris Bogosian   
  • Co-Ed Track Start Date:  
  • Track practices will begin Tuesday March 21st & continue Thursday March 23rd directly after school until 5:30. Our track team will meet in front of the portables next to the McClure building entrance.  
  • Practices will remain on the same days, Tuesdays and Thursdays, for the remainder of the season.  
  • We are always in need of some volunteer assistant coaches for our incredibly large track program. If you can volunteer for meets or practice, please send Mr. Johnson an email so we can get you onboarded through the district for the season!  



  • Registration is open!  
  • All registration and paperwork can be found on  
  • Your student athlete needs an up to date physical in order to try-out!   
  • If you have already turned in a physical this year, you do not need to get a second one. Submit the same paperwork as a prior season.  
  • If you turned a physical in last year and it has not expired, you can use the same physical for this season! If it expires, you will need to provide a new physical.  
  • Need Help Getting a Physician Signed Physical?    


  • If you have any interest in coaching, please fill out this volunteer form and send us a brief email telling us why you would be a good fit for our students! Emails can be sent to Ms. Tocci (Athletic Coordinator) & please CC Mrs. Conner (School Principal) at and     
  • NOTE:     
  • As information becomes available to me throughout the year (regarding schedules, events, sign-ups, who coaches are etc.) I will email specific information out when I have it. Chances are, if I have not sent anything out, I most likely do not know the answer to your question regarding those topics. The district does not support middle school athletics in the same manner as high school athletics, and it takes longer for information to be provided to middle schools.     


If you have any further questions, please email me at  

That’s all from me, GO MAVS!!!  

A.C. Brei Tocci  


Math Enrichment Opportunity!!!! 

One of our wonderful parents works for  a STEM education enrichment institution.  She wanted to share information and their website for our McClure families.  Engageable Design is launching an in-erson program to help middle school students foster problem-solving skills alongside development an in-depth understanding of mathematics. The class is on Saturdays and is for free!!  

For more information and to register, go to 


Shannon Conner 

Principal, McClure Middle School