McGee News

Morning News, Tuesday, November 21
Posted 11/21/2017 07:58AM

Daily Announcements

November 21, 2017

Today is Day 1

The rotation for today is:



Today’s lunch is:

Pizza Pizza

Plain or Pepperoni

Garden Salad

Choice of Fruit


  • Judas Maccabaeus restores the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE.  This event is commemorated each year in the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.

  • Settlers from the Plymouth Colony sign the Mayflower Compact in 1620

  • The first untethered balloon flight happens in Paris
    in 1783

  • North Carolina becomes the 12th State in 1789

  • In 1861, CSA President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin to be his Secretary of War

  • Thomas Edison patents the phonograph in 1877

  • Albert Einstein publishes in 1905 the paper that contains the formula E=mc2

  • The Alaska Highway is completed in 1942

  • The Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened in 1964.  At the time, it is the world’s longest suspension bridge

  • The first permanent ARPANET link is established in 1969.  It is the beginning of the Internet as we know it


  • René-Robert Cavalier de LaSalle, French explorer   (1643)

  • Voltaire, French philosopher   (1694)

  • Samuel Cunard, shipping magnate   (1787)

  • Isaac Bashevis Singer, author & Nobel laureate   (1902)

  • Mikhail Suslov, Soviet politician   (1902)

  • Marlo Thomas, actress  (1937)

  • Harold Ramis, actor-director   (1944)

  • Goldie Hawn, actress   (1944)

  • Alexander Siddig, actor   (1965)

  • Ken Griffey, Jr. , baseball player   (1969)


  • Lina Fusco


  • National Adoption Day  (US)

  • World Hello Day  

  • World Television Day


Student Council is hosting a sock drive for homeless shelters.  We will be collecting socks of all sizes each morning through this Wednesday, November 22nd.  If you can, please help those that are less fortunate as the weather gets colder!  We'll be collecting in the first floor lobby each morning during homeroom.  Thank you!


Monday/Wednesday groups started  11/20.

Tuesday/Thursday groups start TODAY, 11/21.

Please put your stuff in your locker and report to room 102 (across from the Band room). 

See Mrs. Counselor Stevenson, Mrs. Despres or Ms. Jacobs if you have any questions or would like to join. 


There will be no Rubik's Cube Club this week.


Support children with cancer by donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital TODAY! Wear a hat/bring a dollar/get a stamp. On November 21st, come to the table by the elevator on the first floor to make your donation to Hat Day for St.Jude’s!


TODAY’s directed Study:  ALL 7th & 8th grade Drummers ONLY.


Photography Club will meet TODAY.


TODAY after school: All regional students, all beginner band students and anyone that would like extra help from the high school band buddies.
TODAY after school:  Any band student that would like to play in the special group performing "Frosty the Snowman" for the concert.


Chorus Directed Study TODAY

All 7th & 8th Grade Boys and Girls

In the Auditorium


2:30-3:00 TODAY


Our annual infant supply and toy drive to support the Connecticut Children's Medical Center has started.  New unwrapped toys and supplies for infants through teenagers are being collected in Mrs. Botticello's room.  The toy drive runs 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
It is the policy of the Board of Education that any form of discrimination or  harassment on the basis of protected characteristics such as race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability (including pregnancy), or gender identity or expression is forbidden, whether by students, Board employees or third parties subject to the control of the Board.  To view the Board’s Non-Discrimination policy please visit the BOE Policies page to access policy 5145.4-R Non-Discrimination (Students) Regulations.
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