McGee News

Morning News, Thursday, October 12
Posted 10/12/2017 08:14AM

Daily Announcements

October 12, 2017

Today is Day 4


The rotation for today is:

HR-A-B-C-D-E-DS-F-G

TUESDAY  -  THURSDAY  ROTATION  SCHEDULE


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Today’s lunch is:

Hamburger

Baked Beans

Choice of Fruit



TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • Explorer Don Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus) makes landfall in The Bahamas in 1492

  • Governor of Massachusetts William Phips officially ends the Salem Witch Trials on this date in 1692

  • America’s first insane asylum opens in 1773 in Virginia

  • Columbus Day was first celebrated on this date in New York in 1792

  • The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited in public schools on this date in 1892

  • President Theodore Roosevelt officially changes the name of the “Executive Mansion” to “The White House” on this date in 1901

  • Alcatraz Island comes under the control of the Department of Justice on this date in 1933

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  is published on this date in 1979.  Don’t Panic.  ☺

  • The 6 billionth human is born in 1999


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Jonathan Trumbull, 16th Governor of CT   (1710)

  • William Hardee, CSA General    (1815)

  • Luciano Pavarotti, tenor   (1935)


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Aiden Cooney

  • Michael Fitzsimmons

  • Jayla Fragoso

  • Brighid Taylor

  • Margaret Taylor


TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • Freethought Day  (US)

    • A day of reflection and reaction to the Salem Witch Trials, this day commemorates the effective end of the Salem Witch Trials.


HEALTH  CLASS

GRADE 7 period B and F health classes should report to room 102 today. 


BOOK  FAIR

The McGee fall book fair will run from Monday, October 16th - Friday, October 20th from 7:20 am to 3:00 pm daily in the library. 


MINECRAFT

Minecraft GREEN only will meet TODAY


CHORUS

  • Directed Study Chorus:

  • Tuesday 8th Grade Chorus

  • Thursday 7th Grade Chorus


  • Talent Show Practice

  • Tuesday 2:30-3:00

  • Thursday 2:30-3:00


  • There will be a practice from 2:30-3:00 on Wednesday for any student who would like to sing the National Anthem this Saturday morning at the cross country invitational at Sage Park.  We will meet in the choral room.


SISTERS  in  SCIENCE

  • After school program for girls.

  • Perform experiments

  • Meet live animals

  • Explore the world through STEAM

  • Limited to 20 participants

  • Program runs Fridays from 2:20 – 4:30 for 6 weeks

  • PARENT  PICKUP  REQUIRED

  • Permission slips in the Main Office!


HALLOWEEN  DANCE

Student Council will be hosting a "Fright Night" on Friday, October 13th for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders from 7pm until 9pm!  There will be dancing, gaga ball, a Halloween movie and a haunted hallway!  The dance is $5 and don't forget a non-perishable food item to be entered into the raffle for an Amazon gift card.  YOU MUST HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP TO ENTER THE DANCE!  Hope to see you Friday night!


SCHOOL  STORE

It's school store time again!  The store will be open this Friday, October 13, during all lunch waves. Students may use green Gotcha Tickets or cash


TREAT the TROOPS

Share your Halloween Candy with a U.S. service person! Your science teacher will collect Halloween Candy on Nov 1, 2 + 3.


GIRLS  SOCCER

The McGee girls soccer team suffered their first defeat of the season 3-1 to a tough RHAM team yesterday. Goal keeper Natalia Chorzepa was outstanding making many saves while Lily Santoro anchored the defense. Gabby Crossley netted the only goal and Emma LaVoie was solid on the field. The JV team also suffered a 1-0 loss.


BOYS  SOCCER

The McGee Boys soccer team lost a tight game to RHAM Middle School yesterday by the score of 2-0. Great plays were made on the defensive end by Monty  Malinauskas, and Mason Arborio. Zach Cancellieri played the game of his life in goal. The attack was led by Manny Leone. The JV team lost as well but a great game was played by Josh Braun.

McGee Quick Facts

  • Established: 1969
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 709
  • Colors: Green & Gold
  • Mascot: Spartan
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