McGee News

Morning News, Friday, November 10
Posted 11/10/2017 01:31PM

Daily Announcements

November 10, 2017

Today is Day 6

The rotation for today is:



Today’s lunch is:

Pizza Pizza

Plain or Pepperoni

Garden Salad

Choice of Fruit


  • Philosopher-mathematician René Descartes
    has the dreams that inspire his book Meditations on First Philosophy in 1619

  • English colonists besiege St. Augustine, Florida in 1702 as part of Queen Anne’s War

  • William Franklin, last colonial governor of New Jersey, signs the charter that establishes Queen’s College (Rutgers University) in 1766

  • The United States Marine Corps is established in 1775

  • Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone in 1871 and greets him with “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

  • The Wilmington Massacre starts in 1898.  It is the only time a municipal government in the US was overthrown.

  • The first national convention of the American Legion starts in 1919

  • Germany invades France in 1942

  • Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the US in 1951

  • President Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial in 1954

  • The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian by Harry Winston in 1954

  • Sesame Street debuts in 1969

  • The freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in 1975

  • Apple starts selling the i-Pod in 2001

  • The National Museum of the Marine Corps is dedicated


  • Martin Luther, Protestant reformer   (1483)

  • George Jennings, inventor of the public restroom  (1810)

  • Claude Rains, actor  (1889)

  • John Knudsen Northrop, airplane manufacturer   (1895)

  • Mikhail Kalashnikov, firearms inventor   (1919)

  • Russell Johnson, The Professor on Gilligan’s Island   (1924)

  • Richard Burton, CBE,  actor   (1925)

  • Ennio Morricone, composer  (1928)

  • Roy Scheider, actor [Jaws]   (1932)

  • Sir Tim Rice, lyricist   (1944)

  • Sinbad, actor  (1956)

  • George Lowe, voice actor   (1958)


  • Katherine Bauer

  • Robert Zajkowski (Saturday)

  • Christian D’Allesandro  (Sunday)

  • Sara Marturano  (Sunday)


  • United States Marine Corps Birthday  (US)



You named our fish!

HARVEY: Alexa Prendergast

PEARL: Alexandra Pauley

WALLACE: Eva Chmielewski & Trista May

Pick up your CCSU tickets in the office.


Attention Mrs. Orabi's 8th grade French classes (Periods A & B) should meet in Room 218 today.


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 coming 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!


Girls interested in trying out for basketball MUST sign up and have ALL required paperwork completed prior to Nov 27.  Try-outs will begin on Monday, 11/27 from 2:30-4:00PM, and continue on Thursday, 11/30 and Friday, 12/1 from 2:30-4:00.  No student may try out without required forms completed AND an up to date physical.

Please speak with Ms. Cooper in room 215 should you have any questions.


Friday, November 10, 2017

7:00-9:00 pm



Permission slips in main office

  • March 2018
    • March 17, 2018 McGee Musical Performance 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMAuditorium
    • March 17, 2018 McGee Musical Performance 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMAuditorium
    • 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

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