McGee News

Morning News, Thursday, November 9
Posted 11/09/2017 07:46AM

Daily Announcements

November 9, 2017

Today is Day 5

The rotation for today is:



Today’s lunch is:

Chicken Nuggets


Garden Veggie

Choice of Fruit


  • Pilgrims on board the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod in 1620

  • The USS Alligator defeats a squadron of pirates in 1820 off the coast of Cuba

  • Major General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of Union troops in 1862

  • In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President to visit outside the country while in office

  • In 1960, Robert McNamara becomes the first non-Ford to lead the Ford Motor Company

  • The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published in 1967

  • Garry Kasparov becomes the youngest World Chess Champion in 1985

  • The Berlin Wall is opened to cross-border traffic in 1989.  This leads to the reunification of Germany.

  • The element Darmstadium, #110 on the Periodic Table, is discovered in 1994


  • Ambrose Powell Hill, CS General   (1825)

  • Hedy Lamarr, actress   (1914)

  • Sargent Shriver, politician   (1915)

  • Choi Hong Hi, co-creator of Taekwondo   (1918)

  • Spirow Agnew, 39th VPOTUS   (1918)

  • Thomas Ferebee, bombardier of Enola Gay   (1918)

  • Carl Sagan, astronomer   (1934)

  • Tom Fogerty, musician   (1941)

  • Lou Ferrigno, bodybuilder & actor   (1951)


  • (None listed)


  • Day of the Skulls  (Bolivia)

  • Inventor’s Day  (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

  • Schicksalstag or Fateful Day  (Germany)

  • World Freedom Day  (US)


Minecraft GOLD will meet after school TODAY. Please make sure you know how you are getting home.


Rubik's Cube Club will meet TODAY 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!


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


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


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 TODAY after school until the late bus in Room 106.


Attention all BAND MEMBERS:

  • "Band Buddies" this week:

    • 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!  


Today will be the first chimers rehearsal in the choral room for any 7th or 8th grade student who would like to chime for the winter concert.  Rehearsal will be 2:30-3:00 in the choral room.


Attention Northern Region Choral Students, pick up you informational packets in the choral room.   Bring your registration form and money to Mrs. Terlecky by November 17th.


All students that were absent for the mile run need to do the make up this Tuesday, Nov. 14th during directed study.  Please speak with a physical education teacher for a pass.


Student Council will meet Tuesday, November 14th during directed study in room 102.  Please join us!


The Library Volunteer Club will meet after school TODAY until the late bus. 


The drama club's final Audition Workshop will be held THIS EVENING 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 Student/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
    • March 23, 2018 UPBEAT Drop In 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMGymnasium

McGee Quick Facts

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