District News & Events
Morning News, Thursday, November 9
Posted 11/09/2017 07:46AM
November 9, 2017
Today is Day 5
The rotation for today is:
TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION SCHEDULE
Today’s lunch is:
Choice of Fruit
TODAY IN HISTORY
Pilgrims on board the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod in 1620
The USS Alligator defeats a squadron of pirates in 1820 off the coast of Cuba
Major General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of Union troops in 1862
In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President to visit outside the country while in office
In 1960, Robert McNamara becomes the first non-Ford to lead the Ford Motor Company
The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published in 1967
Garry Kasparov becomes the youngest World Chess Champion in 1985
The Berlin Wall is opened to cross-border traffic in 1989. This leads to the reunification of Germany.
The element Darmstadium, #110 on the Periodic Table, is discovered in 1994
Ambrose Powell Hill, CS General (1825)
Hedy Lamarr, actress (1914)
Sargent Shriver, politician (1915)
Choi Hong Hi, co-creator of Taekwondo (1918)
Spirow Agnew, 39th VPOTUS (1918)
Thomas Ferebee, bombardier of Enola Gay (1918)
Carl Sagan, astronomer (1934)
Tom Fogerty, musician (1941)
Lou Ferrigno, bodybuilder & actor (1951)
McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Day of the Skulls (Bolivia)
Inventor’s Day (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Schicksalstag or Fateful Day (Germany)
World Freedom Day (US)
Minecraft GOLD will meet after school TODAY. Please make sure you know how you are getting home.
Rubik's Cube Club will meet TODAY from 2:30 - 3:00
NAME OUR FISH
These 3 fish are on their way to the McGee fish tank and they need names! Submit your ideas to your homeroom teacher, or drop them by the office. The winners will each receive 2 tickets to a CCSU Sporting Event! Winners will be announced on Friday, November 10th!
Math Counts will meet TODAY after school in Room 120 until 3:00pm. New members are welcome. See Mr. Beaupre with any questions.
Photographers are needed for this evening’s veterans ceremony at BHS. Sign-ups are posted outside of Room 216.
Attention Mrs. Orabi's 8th grade French classes (Periods A & B) should meet in Room 218 for the remainder of this week.
Attention Board Game Club Members: Our next meeting is TODAY after school until the late bus in Room 106.
Attention all BAND MEMBERS:
"Band Buddies" this week:
Thursday: any oboes, trumpets and trombones.