Dear McNabb Students and Parents,
I hope everyone is enjoying Summer Break. Even though school is out, summer is a busy time preparing for the upcoming school year. I look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school, August 15, 2019.
One change that you will see right away is the addition of a new drop off/pick up lane at the end of the building. The new pickup/drop off lane runs alongside the “locker end” of the building and the gym lobby entrance. Drop off/pick up students will enter and exit the building through the locker hallway doors rather than the front entrance currently used.
Parents and students will see several new faces at McNabb this year. We are pleased to announce a third guidance counselor position has been added. With a projected enrollment of 1062, the third counseling position will help us better meet student and school needs. We are also excited to add a half time agriculture position at McNabb and are appreciative of the Chenault Foundation for their assistance in funding the position.
McNabb continues its participation in AdvanceKentucky. As we enter our second full year in the initiative, we will continue to focus on increasing the number of students who are ready to take Algebra I during middle school and increasing the number of students who meet the math benchmark established by PSAT. The grant provides monetary incentive to 8th graders who meet the math benchmark or improve their PSAT score by 70 or more points from 7th to 8th grade. During the 2018-19 school, we had 143 8th grade students who met benchmark or improved by 70 points, and each of those students received $50, provided by the AdvanceKentucky grant.
Camp McNabb will be offered again this year for our incoming 6th grade students. Camp McNabb is an opportunity for 6th grade students to meet their teachers, receive their schedules, engage in team building activities, and learn about their upcoming year. Camp McNabb is August 1, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We hope to see all 6th graders on August 1. Parents may begin dropping off students at 8:30 and will need to pick their students at 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Our Open House schedule is staggered to better accommodate the large number of students.
August 8: 7th grade; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
August 8: 8th grade; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
August 12: 6th 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 school day hours remain the same this year. Classes begin at 8:25 a.m. Students must be inside the building by 8:25 in order to avoid the tardy bell. Early bird drop off beings at 7:35 a.m. Dismissal is 3:30 p.m.
We look forward to seeing everyone the first day of school, Thursday, August 15. 2019-20 is going to be a great year to be an Indian!
Paula L. Stafford, principal