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Posted 05/18/2018 07:50AM

Daily Announcements

May 18, 2018

Today is Day 2


The rotation for today is:

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

TUESDAY – THURSDAY  DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION  SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Pizza Pizza

Plain or Pepperoni

Garden Salad

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN HISTORY

  • Vasco da Gama reaches Calicut, India in 1498

  • John Winthrop becomes in 1631 the first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony

  • Rhode Island passes in 1652 the first law in North America making slavery illegal

  • The Seven Years War (The French & Indian War) officially begins in 1756.  

  • Napoleon is declared in 1804 Emperor of the French

  • Abraham Lincoln secures in 1860 the Republican nomination for President over William Seward

  • The Selective Service Act of 1917 is passed giving the President the authorization to draft

  • President Roosevelt signs legislation in 1933 creating the Tennessee Valley Authority

  • Mount St. Helens erupts in 1980


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

Alyssa Castellano

Joziah Gonzalez  (Saturday)

Domenic DeNardo  (Sunday)

Julia Palmese  (Sunday)
Jaiden Perduta  (Sunday)


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Omar Khayyáam, poet, mathematician   (1048)

  • Matthew Brady, Civil War photographer   (1822)

  • Tsar Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia   (1868)

  • Bertrand Russell, mathematician    (1872)

  • Walter Gropius, Bauhaus architect    (1883)

  • Frank Capra, film producer   (1897)

  • Merideth Wilson, composer  [The Music Man] (1902)

  • Karol Wojtyła, religious leader   (1920)

  • Don Martin, cartoonist   (1931)

  • Reggie Jackson, baseball player   (1946)

  • Andreas Katsulis, actor    (1946)

  • Diane Duane, writer   (1952)

  • Tina Fey, actress   (1970)

TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • Somaliland Independence Day

  • International Museum Day

  • World AIDS Vaccine Day


STUDENT  COUNCIL

It's the final student council event of the school year!  LASER TAG, DODGE BALL, BASKETBALL and other outdoor games will be available to play, May 25th from 6pm until 8pm here at McGee.  Rain or shine!  You must have a permission slip signed in order to attend!  Permission slips are in the office.  Hope to see you there!


CHORUS

Directed Study Chorus today is for 8th grade boys and girls in the auditorium


BAND

All 6, 7 and 8th grade drummers will practice during directed study.


TRACK

"Any boys or girls track member attending the Old Saybrook track meet this afternoon, need to report to the locker rooms at 1:45 to change and depart promptly."


COLOR  GUARD

McGee Color Guard

The Color Guard will hold a bonus practice today during directed study!

Meet at the band room.


MARCH  MADNESS

Thursday, 5/17

Short Stacks vs. F.C. All Stars

VilliNova Bulldogs vs. American Crossovers

 Friday, 5/18

BBSLS vs. Great Memories

Pinto Beans vs. Melon Squad

Tuesday, 5/22

Loyola - Chicago vs. UMBC

G.O.A.T.’s vs. Koops Hoops


BOYS  TRACK

The Boys Track Team finished their last dual meet on Wednesday with a tough loss against Dodd Middle School of Cheshire giving them a final record of 5 wins and 3 losses.  

Coaches Dix and Gallo wish the boys good luck as they travel to Old Saybrook today to participate in the Runnin' Ram Invitational.

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