Morning News, Friday, May 11
Posted 05/11/2018 07:42AM
May 11, 2018
Today is Day 3
The rotation for today is:
SPECIAL SBAC TESTING ROTATION SCHEDULE
Today’s lunch is:
Plain or Pepperoni
Choice of Fruit
TODAY IN HISTORY
Byzantium is named in 330 Nova Roma, although it is generally referred to as Constantinople
Christopher Columbus leaves in 1502 on his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies
Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam in 1647 as Director-General
The HMS Beagle is launched in 1820
President James K. Polk asks for and receives a declaration of war against Mexico in 1846
Minnesota becomes in 1858 the 32nd State
The ironclad warship CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac) is scuttled in 1862 in the James River
Glacier National Park is established in 1910 in Montana
Mercedes-Benz is formed in 1924 by the merger of the companies of Gottleib Daimler and Karl Benz
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is created in 1927
The first heart-lung transplant takes place in 1987
The computer Deep Blue beats chess Grand Master Garry Kasparov in a rematch in 1997
Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchausen, Baron von Munchausen, German adventurer (1720)
John Lowell, industrialist (1799)
Chang and Eng, conjoined twins (1811)
Frank Schleschinger, astronomer (1871)
Irving Berlin, composer (1888)
Salvador Dalí, painter (1904)
Phil Silvers, comedian [Sgt. Bilko] (1911)
Foster Brooks, comedian (1912)
Robert Jarvik, physician (1946)
McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Emma D’Addabbo (Saturday)
Sara Guzzardi (Saturday)
Alex Spencer (Saturday)
None listed for Sunday
Statehood Day (Minnesota)
Directed Study Chorus
Monday – 7&8 Gr. Boys
Wednesday - 8 Gr. Girls
Thursday - 7 Gr. Girls
Friday - Can't Fight This Feeling Instrumental Group
What a performance!!! A very special thank you to The Spartan band for a fabulous night of music! The variety of music played, the special groups that performed, and the overall level of musicianship made last nights concert unforgettable. Thank you to all of the staff that came to support these musicians. Mrs Bradshaw thanks you for your support, and she is very proud of everyone that performed!! Thank you!
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 7-9 pm
ICE CREAM SUNDAE NIGHT
Snacks, drinks, and candy for sale!
Permission slips in MAIN OFFICE
The March Madness Concession Stand is having a big sale. All items are now 25% off for the remainder of games. Players are encouraged to check the bulletin board on Monday to see the playoff schedule.
The McGee Baseball team defeated Rocky Hill yesterday by the score of 11-2. Pitching well for McGee were: Kasey Ouellette, Taiten May and Harrison Lombardi. Leading the defense were Kyle Carlone and Jacob Wagner. Ryan Garrity and Jon D'Amore had nice hits. There will be no practice day.
The McGee Softball Team lost to Rocky Hill yesterday by a score of 8-5. Hailee Wieczorek had 3 of the team’s 6 hits, including 3 RBI and her first Homerun of the year. Rylee Cop and Sophia Fazzina led the team on defense.
The Girls Track team lost a hard fought meet to Cromwell yesterday. Despite the loss, the girls worked hard with qualifying times reached in both running and fields events. Mr. Keefe and Mrs. Zagorski are proud of the team and the way that they continue to support each other throughout the meet which always makes your coaches proud.
Practice is cancelled today with a busy week next week. We are away at RHAM on Monday, home vs. Dodd on Wednesday and away at the Old Saybrook Invitational on Friday!
On Monday, the boys split a tri meet vs. Derby and Colchester Middle Schools.
Yesterday the team came away with a convincing win over Cromwell Middle School to improve their overall season record to 4 wins and 2 losses.
Boys will practice after school today in preparation for Monday's away meet vs. RHAM Middle School