District News & Events

Morning News, Tuesday, March 6
Posted 03/06/2018 07:34AM

Daily Announcements

March 6, 2018

Today is Day 6


The rotation for today is:

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

TUESAY – THURSDAY  DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION  SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Nachos

Meat, Cheese, Rice, Corn, Beans

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN HISTORY

  • Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus in 12BCE thereby adding that position to his title as Emperor

  • The Missouri Compromise is signed into law in 1820, making Missouri a slave state but calling for the rest of the Louisiana Purchase to be slave-free.

  • The Alamo is captured by Mexican forces in 1836

  • The first dental college in the US opens in 1840

  • In 1857, The Supreme Court of the US rules in the Dred Scott  case

  • Dimitri Mendeleev presents the Periodic Table to the Russian Chemical Society in 1869

  • Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark in 1899

  • Boxing champion Cassius Clay assumes the name Muhammad Ali in 1964

  • Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Joseph Stalin, defects to the US in 1967

  • Walter Cronkite retires as anchor of the CBS Evening News in 1981


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

There are no McGee birthdays listed for today.


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonaroti Simoni   (1475)

  • Cyrano de Bergerac, poet & soldier   (1619)

  • Henry Laurens, Founding Father   (1724)

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet   (1806)

  • Phil Sheridan, US Civil War General & envronmentalist   (1831)

  • Georg Luger, inventor   (1849)

  • Ring Lardner, writer   (1885)

  • Lou Costello, actor & comedian   (1906)

  • Will Eisner, cartoonist   (1917)

  • Ed McMahon, TV personality   (1923)

  • William H. Webster, FBI & CIA Director   (1924)

  • Lorin Maazel, conductor   (1930)

  • Hal Needham, stuntman & director   (1931)

  • Rob Reiner, actor & director    (1947)

  • Tom Arnold, actor & comedian   (1959)

  • Shaquille O’Neal, basketball player   (1972)


BASEBALL

There will be an informational meeting for any boy interested in trying out for the McGee baseball team.  The meeting will be held in the gymnasium today at the beginning of directed study.  Please speak with Mr. Plona or Mr. Centurelli if you have any questions.


PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography Club will NOT meet today.


LUNCH  BAGS

If you are missing your lunch bag and can’t find it, please check the Nurse’s Lost and Found.  Additional lunch bags may be found in the main office.


SPRING  SPORTS

Any student interested in participating in baseball, softball or track can sign up online at Familyid.com.  All students must have a sports physical on file with the nurse.


TRACK

A parent meeting has been scheduled for March 20th @ 5:30 for anyone participating in track.


BLIND  DATE

All participants in the Blind Date with a Book Contest must return their "Rate Your Date Bookmark" by Wednesday afternoon.  The winner will be announced this Friday morning.  


BAND

DIRECTED STUDY

Tuesday March 6

Band - 8th grade band

Thursday March 8

Northern Region Band Students


CHORUS

DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study chorus today is for 7th and 8th grade boys


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