McGee News

Morning News, Tuesday, October 31
Posted 10/31/2017 07:25AM

Daily Announcements

October 31, 2017

Today is Day 5


The rotation for today is:

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

TUESDAY - THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Nachos

Meat, Cheese, Rice, Corn, Salsa

Choice of Fruit

TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • In 1517, Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, accidentally starting the Protestant Reformation

  • U.S. General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of US forces in 1861

  • Nevada becomes the 36th state in 1864

  • The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the US, is dedicated in 1913

  • In 1917, at the Battle of Beersheba, “the last successful cavalry charge in history” is recorded
    The Battle of Britain ends in 1940, preventing a German invasion of the island

  • Mount Rushmore is completed in 1941 after 14 years of work

  • In 1941, the USS Ruben James  becomes the first US vessel sunk by enemy action in WW2

  • In 1943, a Vought F4U Corsair completes the first successful radar-guided intercept

  • The first resident crew of the International Space Station departs for the ISS in 2000

  • The world population reaches 7 billion in 2011


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • John Keats, poet   (1795)

  • Adelbert Ames, CS General & Governor of Miss.   (1835)

  • Chaing Kai-shek, Chinese leader   (1887)

  • Ethel Waters, singer & actress   (1896)

  • Dale Evans, singer & actress; wife of Roy Rogers   (1912)

  • Ollie Johnston, Disney animator   (1912)

  • Barbara Bel Geddes, actress   (1922)

  • Dan Rather, TV journalist   (1931)

  • Michael Landon, actor   (1936)

  • David Ogden Stiers, actor   (1942)

  • Brian Piccolo, football player   (1943)

  • John Candy, actor    (1950)

  • Ken Wahl, actor   (1954)


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Aiden Ellsworth


TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • Allantide or Allan Day   (Cornwall)

  • Halloween  (US, Canada, Britain, Ireland)

  • Samhein    (Gaelic and Welsh peoples)


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.


MATH  COUNTS

Math Counts will have its first meeting after school today, Halloween, until 3:00pm in Room 120.  Anyone interested in joining should plan to attend.  Please speak with Mr. Beaupre if you have any questions.


YEARBOOK  COVER

The winners of the annual yearbook cover competition are 1st place:  6th graders Hiba Jebli and Katelyn Allen and 2nd place: 8th grader Caitlyn Lennehan


BAND

Attention all Saxophone players:

Please check your cases, because someone's instrument was taken by mistake on Friday.   This case is labeled with their name!


If you have this saxophone at home,  please bring to the band room!


PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography Club will NOT meet today.  It’s Halloween.  Please sign up for this week’s Photo Friday outside of Room 216.


BAND

Tuesday Directed Study:  

All BAND & CHORUS students auditioning for Regionals.   Speak with Mrs. Terlecky and / or Mrs. Bradshaw if you need a pass.

Thursday:  

No Directed Study due to the early dismissal.

McGee Quick Facts

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