McGee News

Morning News, Tuesday, November 14
Posted 11/14/2017 07:41AM

Daily Announcements

November 14, 2017

Today is Day 2

The rotation for today is:



Today’s lunch is:

Turkey & Gravy

Mashed Potatoes


Choice of Fruit



  • Conquistadors under Francisco Pizarro arrive in the Incan Empire in 1533

  • Pioneer female journalist Nellie Bly starts a successful journey around the world in 80 days on this date in 1889

  • In 1910, aviator Eugene Ely makes the first takeoff from a ship.

  • NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the moon, in 1969

  • In 1982, Lech Wałęsa, leader of the Solidarity Union, is released from prison.

  • The last DC electric distribution system is shut down in 2007 by Con Edison of NYC.


  • Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang   (1719)

  • Johann van Beethoven, father of Ludwig   (1740)

  • Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat and the first practical submarine, the Nautilus   (1765)

  • James B. MacPherson, US Civil War general   (1828)

  • Claude Monet, painter   (1840)

  • Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India   (1889)

  • Mamie Eisenhower, 36th FLOTUS   (1896)

  • Aaron Copeland, composer   (1900)

  • Joseph McCarthy, infamous politician   (1908)

  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali, UN Secretary-General  (1922)

  • King Hussein of Jordan   (1935)

  • Peter Norton, antivirus software engineer   (1943)

  • P.J. O’Rourke, author   (1947)

  • Charles, Prince of Wales   (1948)

  • Condoleeza Rice, 66th Secretary of State   (1954)

  • Yanni, musician    (1954)


  • Emma Ellison

  • Edward Keefe

  • Sonia Niecikowski

  • Addison Whiteside


  • World Diabetes Day


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 TODAY during directed study.  Please speak with a physical education teacher for a pass.


Student Council will meet TODAY during directed study in room 102.  Please join us!


Congratulations McGee! You sent 170 pounds of Halloween Candy to the troops. 


Math Counts will meet on Tuesday this week, after school until 3:30pm in Room 120.  Speak with Mr. Beaupre with any questions.


Photography Club will meet today after school until Late Bus in Room 216.


All students with a Samsung chromebook will be getting a new device. Please bring Mrs. Kulpa your Samsung chromebook, charger, and case to exchange it for your new device.


  • Tuesday; 7th & 8th Grade Girls in the Auditorium

  • Thursday: 7th & 8th Grade Boys in the Auditorium

  • Winter Concert Chimers will practice after school on Tuesday and Thursday until late bus


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


This weeks music directed studies:

TUESDAY:  BAND~ 7th grade band

                    CHORUS~ 7th & 8th grade Girls (auditorium)

THURSDAY:  BAND~ 8th grade band

                      CHORUS~ 7th & 8th grade Boys (auditorium)


After school Band Buddies:
TUESDAY & THURSDAY only this week.

Any Band kids that need extra help, and ALL regional students.


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.


Thank you to all of those faculty, staff, and students who participated in "Operation Bundle Up," our annual coat drive this season.  Tomorrow is your last chance to donate your gently used or new coats to Mrs. Botticello's room 122. 

Our annual infant supply and toy drive to support the Connecticut Children's Medical Center begins tomorrow.  New unwrapped toys and supplies for infants through teenagers are being collected in Mrs. Botticello's room.  The toy drive will run from now through mid December.

  • July 2018
    • July 25, 2018 BOE Special Meeting 6:00 PMBOE Meeting Room
  • August 2018
    • August 13, 2018 BOE Regular Meeting 7:00 PMBoard of Education
    • August 27, 2018 Teacher Orientation District wide
    • August 28, 2018 Prof Dev - No School for Students District wide
    • August 29, 2018 *FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • September 2018
    • September 3, 2018 Labor Day - No School District wide
    • September 10, 2018 BOE Regular Meeting 7:00 PMBoard of Education
    • September 14, 2018 Berlin Fair Day - No School District wide
    • September 19, 2018 Aft Prof Dev - Early Dismissal District wide

McGee Quick Facts

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