McGee News

Morning News, Monday, December 4
Posted 12/04/2017 07:26AM

Daily Announcements

December 4, 2017

Today is Day 2


The rotation for today is:

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

TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION  SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Chicken Nuggets

Rice

Green Beans

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • What may be the first Thanksgiving is observed in Virginia in 1619

  • In 1674, Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission that later grows into the City of Chicago

  • George Washington formally bids farewell to his officers in 1783 in Faunces Tavern in NYC

  • The Grange is founded in 1867

  • Now famous as a ghost ship, the Mary Celeste is found drifting and crewless in 1872

  • The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published in 1881

  • The Montreal Canadiens are founded in 1909

  • President Wilson travels to the peace talks at Versailles in 1918, becoming the first US President to travel to Europe while in office

  • FDR closes the Works Progress Administration in 1943

  • The US joins the UN in 1945

  • The first Burger King is opened in 1954


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • John Cotton, Puritan leader   (1585)

  • Thomas Carlyle, author   (1795)

  • Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, USMC pilot   (1912)

  • Jeff Bridges, actor   (1949)

  • Tyra Banks, model    (1973)


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Janessa Yaconiello


BACKPACKS

Please be reminded that backpacks of all kind including drawstring backpacks are not allowed in class unless there is a special need through a documented plan of action - students please use your assigned lockers to store materials for class 

CHROMEBOOKS

Attention students - it is important that Chromebooks are properly used during and after the school day.  Please note that a function has been added to the school's Chromebooks which does not allow users to clear their history.  As a result, school officials have the ability to see all history of the person who is borrowing the school issued Chromebook.  Please be smart and follow the acceptable use policies to support your learning. 


ENCORE!

The Encore teachers thank all the students who participated in the decorations for the Holiday Tree donated to the Wadsworth Atheneum's Festival of Trees.  We are happy to announce that the tree sold for $150.  The money raised will be used for museum programs.


LIBRARY  VOLUNTEERS

The Library Volunteer Club will meet this Thursday in the LMC after school. We hope all members can join us.


CHORUS

After school rehearsals:

Monday - 2:30-3:00 Remembering December Special Singers

Tuesday 2:30-3:00 Chimes

Directed Study Chorus:

Monday - 6th Grade Chorus

Tuesday - 7th & 8th grade chorus - Boys and Girls in the auditorium


PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography Club will meet Tuesday after school until Late Bus in Room 216.


DISMISSAL

Attention students and teachers - during trimester II dismissal to buses will change as grade 7 students will be dismissed first along with grade 7 teachers as they will serve the school as bus dismissal supervisors this trimester - grade 8 students will be dismissed next followed by grade 6 students

McGee Quick Facts

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