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Morning News, Thursday, November 16
Posted 11/16/2017 08:28AM

Daily Announcements

November 16, 2017

Today is Day 4


The rotation for today is:

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

TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Hot Dog

Oven Fries

Baked Beans

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • Francisco Pizarro captured the Incan Emperor Atahualpa in 1532

  • Hessian Mercenaries capture Fort Washington
    (at New York) in 1776

  • The Netherlands recognizes the US in 1776

  • Oklahoma becomes the 46th State in 1907

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of the US opens in 1914

  • The Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg Germany in 1940

  • UNSECO is founded in 1945

  • President Richard Nixon authorizes the construction of the Alaska Pipeline in 1973

  • The Hoxne Hoard, a collection of 14,865 Roman gold, silver and bronze coins, is discovered in 1992

  • In 2000,  William J. Clinton becomes the first US President to visit Vietnam since the Vietnam War


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • (none listed)


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Tiberius, Roman Emperor   (42 BCE)

  • James McHenry, statesman  (1753)

  • W.C. Handy, composer   (1873)

  • Tazio Nuvolari, race car driver   (1892)

  • Paul Hindemith, composer   (1895)

  • Burgess Meredith, actor   (1907)

  • Daws Butler, voice actor  [Yogi Bear]   (1916)

  • Terry Labonte, NASCAR driver   (1956)

  • Dwight Gooden, basketball player   (1964)


TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • Icelandic Language Day  (Iceland)

  • International Day for Tolerance

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 this Friday


MILE  RUN

All students that were absent for the mile run need to do the make up TODAY 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

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


CHORUS

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


MINECRAFT

Minecraft GREEN will meet after school TODAY. Please make sure you know how you are getting home before you stay.


LIBRARY  VOLUNTEERS

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


RUBIK’S  CUBE

Rubik's Cube Club will meet TODAY 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.


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!


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.


HAT  DAY

Did you know??  The majority of funding for St. Jude's comes from generous donors. And Families never receive a bill from St. Jude's.


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)

TODAY:  BAND~ 8th grade band

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


BAND  BUDDIES

After school Band Buddies:
TUESDAY & TODAY 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

Our annual infant supply and toy drive to support the Connecticut Children's Medical Center has started.  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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