McGee News

Morning News, Wednesday, November 15
Posted 11/15/2017 07:45AM

Daily Announcements

November 15, 2017

Today is Day 3


The rotation for today is:

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

NORMAL ROTATION EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

SHORT SESSION

NO LUNCH

Breakfast will be served at the usual time.


HR 7:35 - 7:40

A 7:43 - 8:14

B         8:17 - 8:48

C        8:51 - 9:22

D         9:25 – 9:56

E         9:59 - 10:30

F   10:33 – 11:04

G      11:07 - 11:40


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation in 1777

  • Georgetown University opens in 1791

  • In 1806, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sights what will later be named Pike’s Peak.

  • The NBC Radio Network opens in 1926

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in 1939

  • In 1969, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy’s restaurant

  • In 1971, Intel released the first single-chip microprocessor

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis launches in 1990


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Cory Cugno

  • Kyle Cugno

  • Mrs. Zybrands


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • William Pitt, Prime Minister of England   (1708)

  • William Herschel, astronomer   (1738)

  • Justice Felix Frankfurter, USSC Justice   (1882)

  • Averell Harriman, diplomat & Cabinet Secretary   (1891)

  • Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, German general   (1891)

  • Mantovanni, composer   (1905)

  • Curtis LeMay, USAF General   (1906)

  • Claus von Stauffenberg, German hero   (1907)

  • Judge Joe Wapner, jurist   (1919)

  • Howard Baker, Presidential advisor   (1925)

  • C.W. McCall, musician   (1928)

  • Ed Asner, actor   (1929)

  • J.G. Ballard, author  [Empire of the Sun]    (1930)

  • Yaphet Kotto, actor   (1937)

  • Sam Watterston, actor   (1940)


TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • America Recycles Day  (US)

  • King’s Feast  (Belgium)

  • Shichi Go San  (Japan)


NORTHERN  REGION

Attention Northern Region Choral Students, pick up you informational packets in the choral room.   Bring your registration form and money to Mrs. Terlecky by November 17th.


MILE  RUN

All students that were absent for the mile run need to do the make up THURSDAY during directed study.  Please speak with a physical education teacher for a pass.


CHROMEBOOKS

All students with a Samsung Chromebook will be getting a new device. Please bring Mrs. Kulpa your Samsung Chromebook, charger, and case to exchange it for your new device.


CHORUS

Tuesday; 7th & 8th Grade Girls in the Auditorium

Thursday: 7th & 8th Grade Boys in the Auditorium


CHORUS

Winter Concert Chimers will practice after school on Tuesday and Thursday until late bus


MINECRAFT

Minecraft GREEN will meet after school on Thursday. Please make sure you know how you are getting home.


LIBRARY  VOLUNTEERS

The Library Volunteer Club will meet Thursday after school until the late bus. 


RUBIK’S  CUBE

Rubik's Cube Club will meet tomorrow after school until late bus in room 122.


SCHOOL  STORE

School Store will be open This Friday during all lunch waves. You can use cash or gotcha tickets.


CROSS  COUNTRY

If you have not turned in your Cross Country Uniform or Warm Ups, please turn them in by Friday to Mr. Dix in 114.


SOCK  DRIVE

Student Council will be hosting a sock drive for homeless shelters.  We will be collecting socks of all sizes each morning beginning today, November 15th through next Wednesday, November 22nd.  If you can, please help those that are less fortunate as the weather gets colder!  We'll be collecting in the first floor lobby each morning during homeroom.  Thank you!


HAT  DAY

Did you know?? Cancer treatment may last years and can cost millions of dollar per patient.

Support children with cancer by donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital on Tuesday November 21st! Wear a hat/bring a dollar/get a stamp. On November 21st, come to the table by the elevator on the first floor to make your donation to Hat Day for St.Jude’s!


BAND / CHORUS

This weeks music directed studies:

TUESDAY:  BAND~ 7th grade band

                    CHORUS~ 7th & 8th grade Girls (auditorium)

THURSDAY:  BAND~ 8th grade band

                      CHORUS~ 7th & 8th grade Boys (auditorium)


BAND  BUDDIES

After school Band Buddies:
TUESDAY & THURSDAY only this week.

Any Band kids that need extra help, and ALL regional students.


GIRLS  BASKETBALL

Girls interested in trying out for basketball MUST sign up and have ALL required paperwork completed prior to Nov 27.  Try-outs will begin on Monday, 11/27 from 2:30-4:00PM, and continue on Thursday, 11/30 and Friday, 12/1 from 2:30-4:00.  No student may try out without required forms completed AND an up to date physical.


Please speak with Ms. Cooper in room 215 should you have any questions.


TOY  DRIVE

Thank you to all of those faculty, staff, and students who participated in "Operation Bundle Up," our annual coat drive this season.  Tomorrow is your last chance to donate your gently used or new coats to Mrs. Botticello's room 122. 


Our annual infant supply and toy drive to support the Connecticut Children's Medical Center begins tomorrow.  New unwrapped toys and supplies for infants through teenagers are being collected in Mrs. Botticello's room.  The toy drive will run from now through mid December.

McGee Quick Facts

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