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Principal's Message


PAULA STAFFORD
Principal

Dear McNabb Students and Parents,

We hope everyone is enjoying Summer Break.  Although school is out, we’re busy preparing for the 2018-19 school year.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school, August 16, 2018.

There will be several new changes at McNabb for the 2018-19 school year.  The biggest change will be the addition of 6th grade.  After several years of an intermediate school, McNabb will again contain grades 6 through 8.  With the addition of 6th grade, we will have several new faculty and staff members.  We are excited to have 6th grade join our McNabb Family.

We are excited to offer several new co-curricular classes for students.  For the first time, students are able to have voice and choice in their co-curricular classes.  We’re working hard to create a schedule that will allow every student to have some choice in his or her co-curricular classes.  New offerings include computers, mock trial, film history, yearbook, speech, computer coding, broadcast media, personal finance, agriculture, graphic design, journalism, theater/acting, astronomy, STEM, career explorations, and life skills. 

McNabb will begin our first full year of participation in AdvanceKentucy this year.  AdvanceKentucky is an initiative to expand math access during middle school.  Over the course of the next three years, the goal is to increase the number of students who are ready to take Algebra I during middle school.  This year, we will offer Algebra I and English I for high school credit to qualifying students who successfully complete the course.  McNabb and MCHS teachers and administration are working together to ensure courses are vertically aligned. 

MC2 students will stay at McNabb this year rather than traveling to and from the high school.  MC2 teachers will continue to serve McNabb students.  We are excited that MC2 will be with us all day.  MC2 orientation will be July 9 at 5:30 at McNabb.

McNabb will offer two days of transition for our incoming students.  Camp McNabb for 6th grade is August 2, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Camp McNabb for 7th grade is August 3, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  During Camp McNabb, students will meet their teachers, receive their schedules, engage in team building activities, and learn about their upcoming year. 

Our Open House schedule is staggered this year to better accommodate the large number of students.  

            August 7:  6th grade, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

            August 7:  8th grade, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

            August 9:  7th grade, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

During Open House students may pick up class schedules, visit with their teachers, check out the library, and receive information about a variety of services offered at McNabb.

McNabb’s start time has changed this year.  Classes begin at 8:15 a.m.  Students must be inside the building by 8:15 in order to avoid the tardy bell.  Early bird drop off begins at 7:35 a.m.  Dismissal time remains the same at 3:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school, Thursday, August 16.  2018-19 is going to be a great year to be an Indian!




6/22/2018


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