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Principal's Message


Dear McNabb Students and Parents,

Although school is out, we’re busy at McNabb preparing for the 2017-18 school year.  We look forward to reconnecting with our returning 8th graders and welcoming 7th grade to McNabb.

Returning students will notice several changes, the biggest of which is a new class schedule.  We will have six instructional periods, all of equal length, in addition to TRIBE Time each morning.  Students will have four core classes (English/language arts, math, science, and social studies).  They will also have two co-curricular classes.  We are adding an additional health/PE teacher so more students will have access and opportunity to physical activity and information about healthy lifestyles.

A second change students will notice is a later start time.  In order to accommodate transportation needs across the district, classes will begin at 8:25 a.m.  Students need to be inside the building by 8:25 in order avoid the tardy bell.  Our dismissal time remains the same at 3:30.

Thanks to the Board of Education and Superintendent Thompson, all students at McNabb will continue to receive a free breakfast and lunch.  We encourage all students to take advantage of this program.  Breakfast includes a “grab and go” option that students may take with them if they choose.  We also have a “Share Table” where students may leave pre-packaged items for other students should they decide they don’t want a pre-packaged item.

There will not be a centralized Operation Registration this year.  In an effort to expedite the process of updating student information, students took home a census sheet at the end of the school year.  We have already updated information for those students.  McNabb will hold registration for students new to Montgomery County Schools on Monday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 1, 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Students may pick up their class schedules at that time.  They may also visit with their teachers, check out the library, and receive information about a variety of services offered at McNabb.

We look forward to seeing our students on the first day of school, Thursday, August 10.  We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer.  2017-18 will be an AWESOME year to be an Indian!


Paula Stafford, Principal
McNabb Middle School


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