District News & Events

Morning News, Friday, May 11
Posted 05/11/2018 07:42AM

Daily Announcements

May 11, 2018

Today is Day 3


The rotation for today is:

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

SPECIAL  SBAC TESTING  ROTATION SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Pizza Pizza

Plain or Pepperoni

Garden Salad

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


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • 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

Noah Arce-Caliskan

Emma D’Addabbo  (Saturday)

Sara Guzzardi  (Saturday)

Alex Spencer  (Saturday)

None listed for Sunday


TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • Statehood Day  (Minnesota)


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

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!


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


MARCH  MADNESS

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.


BASEBALL

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.


SOFTBALL

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.


GIRLS  TRACK

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!


BOYS  TRACK

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

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