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Posted 11/22/2017 07:38AM

Daily Announcements

November 22, 2017

Today is Day 2


The rotation for today is:

HR-B-A-C-D-E-F-G

SPECIAL  ROTATION  SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

SHORT SESSION

NO LUNCH

Breakfast will be served at the usual time.


HR      7:35 - 7:40

B        7:43 - 8:14

A         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


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • The pirate Edward Teach, Blackbeard, dies in 1712 while battling the Royal Navy

  • Denver, Colorado is founded in 1858

  • In 1864, CS General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an attempt to draw US General William Tecumseh Sherman out of Georgia

  • The clipper ship Cutty Sark  is launched in 1869

  • The first performance of Maurice Ravel’s composition Bolero  takes place in 1828

  • The Humane Society is founded in 1954

  • President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in 1963

  • British Airways starts regular Concorde  service between London and New York City in 1977

  • The B-2 Spirit  bomber is shown to the public in 1988.  It is the first successful “flying wing”.

  • In 1995, Toy Story becomes the first feature film to be created using only computer generated animation


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Robert Cavalier de LaSalle, French Explorer   (1643)

  • George Eliot, novelist   (1819)

  • Charles de Gaulle, French politician   (1890)

  • Harley Earl, automobile designer   (1893)

  • Wiley Post, pilot   (1989)

  • Hoagy Carmichael, composer   (1899)

  • Benjamin Britten, composer   (1913)

  • Rodney Dangerfield, comedian [No Respect!]   (1921)

  • Dr. Henry C. Lee, criminologist, CSP Commandant    (1938)

  • Terry Gilliam, comedian  [Monty Python]   (1940)

  • Billie Jean King, tennis player   (1943)

  • Steven Van Zandt, musician & actor   (1950)

  • Jamie Lee Curtis, actress  (1958)

  • Boris Becker, tennis player   (1967)


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Andreas Aichele

  • Sarah Rogan  (Thanksgiving Day)

  • Domenic Mongillo  (Friday)

  • Jonathan Talavera  (Friday)

  • Josh King  (Saturday)

  • Kyle Pinto  (Saturday)

  • Mohammad Zaidi  (Sunday)


SOCK  DRIVE

Student Council is hosting a sock drive for homeless shelters.  We will be collecting socks of all sizes each morning through today.  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!


RUBIK’S  CUBE

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


HAT  DAY

Yesterday morning, the McGee community helped a group of Mrs. Stevenson's Encore students to raise over $100 by participating in a hat day for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. We are so thankful for everyone's donations!


CHORUS

Congratulations and thank you to the special singers that sang so beautifully last night at the Berlin Town Hall.  


TOY  DRIVE

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.

  • February 2018
    • February 19, 2018 President's Day Holiday
    • February 20, 2018 President's Day Holiday
    • February 21, 2018 BOE Special Meeting 7:30 AMBOE Meeting Room
    • February 23, 2018 Wear White Dance 6:30 PM to 9:00 PMMcGee Gymnasium
    • February 26, 2018 NO LATE BUS: Department Meeting
    • February 26, 2018 Communications Committee 6:00 PMBOE
    • February 26, 2018 BOE Regular Meeting 7:00 PMBoard of Education
  • March 2018
    • March 2, 2018 UPBEAT Drop In 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMGymnasium
    • March 5, 2018 NO LATE BUS: Faculty Meeting

McGee Quick Facts

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