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Daily Announcements

November 17, 2017

Today is Day 5


The rotation for today is:

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

NORMAL  ROTATION  SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Pizza Pizza

Plain or Pepperoni

Garden Salad

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • Elizabeth I of England becomes Queen of England in 1558, starting the Elizabethan era

  • The Articles of Confederation are submitted to the states for ratification in 1777

  • In 1800, the US Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.

  • In 1820, Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica

  • In 1855, David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls

  • Tchiakovski’s Marche Slav  is first performed in 1876

  • President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport in 1962

  • In 1970, Douglas Engelbart receives the first patent for a computer mouse

  • K-Mart buys Sears in 2004


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Vespasian, Roman Emperor    (9)

  • August Ferdinand Möbius, mathematician   (1790)

  • Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, general  (1887)

  • Soichiro Honda, founder of Honda Motors   (1906)

  • Rock Hudson, actor   (1925)

  • Peter Cook, actor [Princess Bride]  (1937)

  • Gordon Lightfoot, musician   (1938)

  • Martin Scorsese, film director   (1942)

  • Lauren Hutton, actress    (1943)

  • Danny DeVito, actor   (1944)

  • Lorne Michaels, TV producer [Saturday Night]   (1944)

  • Howard Dean, presidential candidate   (1948)

  • John Boehner, 61st Speaker of the House    (1949)

  • Tom Walkinshaw, race team owner   (1950)

  • Daisy Fuentes, actress    (1966)

  • Christopher Paolini, novelist   (1983)


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Jacqueline Chase

  • Toby Lavender

  • Devin Collins  (Saturday)

  • Kayleigh Spencer  (Saturday)



TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • International Students’ Day


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 today.


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.


SCHOOL  STORE

School Store will be open TODAY 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 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 today 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

Tuesday after school: All regional students, all beginner band students and anyone that would like extra help from the high school band buddies.


Tuesday after school:  Any band student that would like to play in the special group performing "Frosty the Snowman" for the concert.


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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