District News & Events

Morning News, Thursday, May 10
Posted 05/10/2018 07:42AM

Daily Announcements

May 10, 2018

Today is Day 2


The rotation for today is:

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

SPECIAL  SBAC TESTING  ROTATION SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Chicken Patty

Oven Fries

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN HISTORY

  • Amerigo Vespucci leaves Cadiz in 1497 on his first voyage to the New World

  • Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands in 1503 and names them Las Tortugas  in honor of the many turtles there

  • Jacques Cartier visits in 1534  New Foundland

  • England annexes Jamaica from Spain in 1655

  • Louis XVI becomes King of France in 1774

  • Marie Antoinette becomes in 1774 Queen of France

  • American troops under Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture Fort Ticonderoga in 1775

  • The Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia in 1775

  • The Barbary Pirates of Tripoli declare war on the US in 1801.  This is the First Barbary War.

  • CS General Thomas Jonathan Jackson dies in 1863 of wounds received at The Battle of Chancellorsville

  • CS President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops in 1865

  • The first Transcontinental Railroad is completed at Promontory Point, UT, in 1869

  • The USSC rules in 1893 that the tomato is a vegetable

  • Mothers Day is observed in 1908 for the first time

  • J. Edgar Hoover becomes director of the FBI in 1924 and will hold the post until his death in 1972

  • Bill Haley and his Comets release “Rock Around The Clock” in 1954.  It is the first #1 Rock record.

  • Nelson Mandela becomes in 1994 President of
    South Africa


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • John Wilkes Booth   (1838)

  • Alfred Jodl, German general who signed the surrender  (1890)

  • Fred Astaire, actor & dancer   (1899)

  • David O. Selznik, film producer [Gone With The Wind]   (1902)

  • Pat Summerall, football player / broadcaster   (1930)

  • Jim Calhoun, UConn basketball coach  (1942)

  • Chris Berman, ESPN host   (1955)

  • Sid Vicious, bassist   (1957)

  • Bono (Paul David Hewson), singer   (1960)

  • Helio Castroneves, race car driver   (1975)


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

Ryan Aresimowicz

Gabriel Eltman

Hailey Karas

John Sturtevant


CHORUS

Directed Study Chorus

Monday – 7&8 Gr. Boys

Wednesday - 8 Gr. Girls

Thursday - 7 Gr. Girls

Friday - Can't Fight This Feeling Instrumental Group


BAND

Directed study band:

Wednesday: 8th grade band on stage
Thursday: 7th grade band on stage

**Extra help sessions after school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Band concert is this Thursday.  Report on stage at 6:00!!


DROP-IN

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 7-9 pm

ICE CREAM SUNDAE NIGHT

$4 Admission

Snacks, drinks, and candy for sale!

Permission slips in MAIN OFFICE


BASEBALL

The McGee baseball team defeated East Hampton yesterday by a score of 4-0.  Sal Dastoli was terrific on the mound pitching six scoreless innings.  David Manafort came in to close out the game.  Taiten May had an RBI single to get the Spartans on the scoreboard.  Kyle Hyde's three run home run provided some important late runs.  The boys look to stay undefeated when they travel to Rocky Hill today. 


SOFTBALL

The McGee Softball Team came from behind to defeat East Hampton yesterday by a score of 12-8.  Leading the offense were Sophia Fazzina, hitting her second homerun of the season, and Kailee DeMaio with two hits and two RBI.  Alexa Prendergast and Gianna Coccomo made key plays to lead the defense, while Hailee Wieczorek pitched the complete game for the win.

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