McGee News

Morning News, Wednesday, November 8
Posted 11/08/2017 07:32AM

Daily Announcements

November 8, 2017

Today is Day 4

The rotation for today is:



Today’s lunch is:



Breakfast will be served at the usual time.

HR       7:35 - 7:40

A         7:43 - 8:14

B         8:17 - 8:48

C         8:51 - 9:22

D         9:25 – 9:56

E         9:59 - 10:30

F        10:33 – 11:04

G       11:07 - 11:40


  • Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán in 1519.  Aztec leader Montezuma welcomes him.

  • The Revolutionary Government opens the Louvre palace as a museum in 1793

  • Montana becomes the 41st State in 1889

  • Wilhelm Röntgen (Roentgen) discovers the X-Ray in 1895

  • Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin take power in Russia in 1917

  • In 1923, Adolf Hitler fails in his first attempt to seize power in  Germany

  • In 1933, President FDR unveils the Civil Works Administration, a government agency that will create jobs for 4 million persons

  • The Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) is created in 1935

  • The US and the UK start Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of northern Africa, in 1942

  • The first jet-to-jet dogfight in history happens in 1950 over Korea

  • In 1960, John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon to become the 35th President of the United States

  • The UK abolishes the death penalty in 1965

  • The tomb of Philip II of Macedon is discovered in 1977


  • Sir Edmond Halley, astronomer   (1656)

  • Milton Bradley, game manufacturer   (1836)

  • Abraham “Bram” Stoker, novelist [Dracula]   (1847)

  • Hermann Rorschach, psychiatrist   (1884)

  • Dorothy Day, social activist  (1897)

  • Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind   (1900)

  • Hermann Zapf, typeface designer   (1918)

  • Dr. Christiaan Barnard, heart surgeon   (1922)

  • Patti Page, singer   (1927)

  • Morley Safer, journalist  (1931)

  • Bonnie Raitt, singer   (1949)

  • Mary Hart, TV personality   (1950)

  • Alfre Woodard, actress   (1952)

  • John Musker, animation director   (1953)


  • Michael Kobus (Nov. 7 – Election Day)


  • World Urbanism Day


Minecraft GOLD will meet after school on Thursday 11/9. Please make sure you know how you are getting home.


Rubik's Cube Club will meet this Thursday from 2:30 - 3:00


These 3 fish are on their way to the McGee fish tank and they need names! Submit your ideas to your homeroom teacher, or drop them by the office. The winners will each receive 2 tickets to a CCSU Sporting Event! Winners will be announced on Friday, November 10th!


Photography Club will not meet this week due to Tuesday’s Teacher In-Service and Wednesday’s conferences.


Photographers are needed for Thursday evening’s veterans ceremony at BHS.  Sign-ups are posted outside of Room 216.


Math Counts will meet on Thursday this week, after school in Room 120 until 3:00pm.  New members are welcome.  See Mr. Beaupre with any questions.


Attention Mrs. Orabi's 8th grade French classes (Periods A & B) should meet in Room 218 for the remainder of this week.


Attention Board Game Club Members:  Our next meeting is Thursday, November 9, after school until the late bus in Room 106.


Attention all BAND MEMBERS:

 "Band Buddies" this week:

  • Wednesday: Any flutes, saxophones, tuba and baritone horns

  • Thursday: any oboes, trumpets and trombones.

Stay after until late bus and work with BHS band students.  Get extra help, or just stay and have fun playing your instrument. See you after school!  


The drama club's final Audition Workshop will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 6:30-8pm in the auditorium. All students who plan to audition for the spring musical are urged to attend. Sign up sheets for Auditions and Stage Crew can be found on the Drama Club bulletin board in front of the auditorium. 


Friday, November 10, 2017

7:00-9:00 pm



Permission slips in main office

  • March 2018
    • March 19, 2018 NO LATE BUS: Department Meeting
    • March 19, 2018 Trimester 2 Ends
    • March 19, 2018 DC Parent Meeting 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMMcGee Auditorium
    • March 19, 2018 Security and Safety Forum 7:30 PMBerlin High School Auditorium
    • March 20, 2018 Trimester 3 Begins
    • March 21, 2018 PTO Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • March 22, 2018 EARLY DISMISSAL: Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • March 22, 2018 Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:15 PM to 2:45 PM

McGee Quick Facts

  • Established: 1969
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 709
  • Colors: Green & Gold
  • Mascot: Spartan
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