McGee News

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Posted 12/02/2015 10:04AM

Daily Announcements

    December 2, 2015

    Today is Day 5

     

    The rotation for today is:

    HR-1-2-3-4-5-6-7 -8

    IT  S WEDNESDAY BUT TODAY  S ROTATION IS A THURSDAY SCHEDULE

     

    Today  s lunch is:

    Nacho Chips

    Taco Meat, Cheese Sauce, Rice, Corn

    Choice of Fruit

     

    TODAY IN HISTORY

    •   The Touro Synagogue, the first Jewish place of worship in the what will become the US, is dedicated in 1763

    •   In 1775, the USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to hoist the Grand Union Flag. The flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones.

    •   Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French in 1804

    •   President Monroe announces The Monroe Doctrine in 1823

    •   President James K. Polk announces “Manifest Destiny” in 1845

    •   In 1859, sentence is carried out on militant abolitionist and CT resident John Brown for his role in the attack on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, VA. US cavalry colonel Robert E. Lee is Commander of Troops.

    •   In 1867, author Charles Dickens gives his first reading in the US

    •   The Ford Motor Company introduces the Model A Ford in 1927

    •   President Hoover goes before Congress to ask for $150 Million for a jobs program in 1930

    •   LaGuardia airport opens in 1939

    •   In 1942, a team under Enrico Fermi initiates the first known atomic chain reaction

    •   The US Senate censures John McCarthy in 1954

    •   Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba in 1976

     

    NOTABLE BIRTHS

    •   John Breckenridge, US Attorney General (1760)

    •   Charles Ringling, circus owner (1863)

    •   Ray Walston, actor [My Favorite Martian, Star Trek] (1914)

    •   Alexander Haig, US Army general - 7 th SACEUR - 5 th White House Chief of Staff - 59 th Secretary of State (1924)

    •   Edwin Meese, 75 th US Attorney General (1931)

    •   Mike Larrabee, Olympic medallist (1933)


    TODAY’S HOLIDAYS

    •   International Day for the Abolition of Slavery


    LOST AND FOUND

    •   There is a slideshow on the school website of items currently in the Lost and Found area of the Nurses office.

    •   Teachers: if you find an item, please do not keep it in your room. Please send it to the Lost and Found immediately so that parents will have only one place to look for lost items.

     

    MINECRAFT

      GREEN Team will meet TODAY and GOLD Team meets Wednesday, Dec. 9.

       

      LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS

      All library volunteers meet Thursday, Dec. 3.

       

      YuGiOh CLUB

        YuGiOh Card Club will meet after school TODAY in room 221 from 2:35 to 3:00. Please make sure you have a signed permission form to stay.  Please see Mrs. Coughlin if you have questions.

         

        ANIME CLUB

          Japanese Anime Club will meet after school TODAY in room 221 from 2:35 to 3:00. Please make sure you have a signed permission form to stay.  Please see Mrs. Coughlin if you have questions.

           

          CREATIVE LEGO CLUB

            Creative Lego Club will meet after school TODAY in room 221 from 2:35 to 3:00. Please make sure you have a signed permission form to stay.  Please see Mrs. Coughlin if you have questions.

             

            WRESTLING

              Attention all wrestlers:  The first practice of the season will be held this Thursday, December 3rd from 2:30 to 4:15.  Please make sure you have all forms and your physical is on file.  Please see Mr. Plona with any questions.

               

              MATH COUNTS

                Math Counts will meet on Thursday this week, after school until 4:00pm in Room 120

                 

                WELLNESS CLUB

                  The Wellness Center Program for students will continue to run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:20 - 3:00pm through Thursday, December 10th.


                  The next session for this program will begin Tuesday, January 12th.

                   

                  BOWLING TRIP

                    Permission slips for the bowling field trip must be in no later than this Friday, December 4th at 2:30.

                    This will be the final extended due date. 
                    Please return your permission slip with $10.00 cash or check made out to McGee to either your 
                    PE, Wellness, or Health teacher.

                     

                    LATE BUS

                    Some Late Bus routes have changed. Please double check your route before getting on a late bus today. There are new maps posted on the bulletin board next to the nurse's office and outside of the main office to look up your new route.

                    McGee Quick Facts

                    • Established: 1969
                    • Grades: 6-8
                    • Students: 709
                    • Colors: Green & Gold
                    • Mascot: Spartan
                    It is the policy of the Board of Education that any form of discrimination or  harassment on the basis of protected characteristics such as race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability (including pregnancy), or gender identity or expression is forbidden, whether by students, Board employees or third parties subject to the control of the Board.  To view the Board’s Non-Discrimination policy please visit the BOE Policies page to access policy 5145.4-R Non-Discrimination (Students) Regulations.
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