McGee News

Morning News, Tuesday, December 5
Posted 12/05/2017 07:35AM

Daily Announcements

December 5, 2017

Today is Day 3


The rotation for today is:

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

TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION  SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Nachos

Meat, Cheese, Corn, Rice, Beans, Salsa

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • In 1492, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispainola

  • Christie’s auction house holds its first sale in 1766

  • In 1775, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • In 1831, former President John Qunicy Adams becomes the first person to serve as a US Representative after being President

  • In 1848, President James K. Polk confirms the discovery of gold in California

  • German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted a visa to enter the US in 1932

  • Prohibition ends in 1933

  • The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge in 1955 to form the AFL-CIO

  • E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955

  • In 1964, Captain Roger Donlon receives the first Medal of Honor awarded to personnel serving in Vietnam


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Martin VanBuren, 8th POTUS      (1782)

  • George Armstrong Custer, US Army officer    (1839)

  • Clyde Cessna, aviation manufacturer      (1879)

  • Fritz Lang, movie director   [Metropolis]    (1890)

  • Walt Disney, animated film producer    (1901)

  • Werner Heisenberg, physicist(?)     (1901)

  • Strom Thurmond, long-serving US Senator   (1902)

  • Little Richard, musician   (1932)

  • Frankie Muniz, actor   (1985)


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Nathen Brini

  • Camryn Ranney


TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • Faunalia, a feast in honor of fauns   (Ancient Rome)

  • International Volunteer Day for Social Development

BACKPACKS

Please be reminded that backpacks of all kind including drawstring backpacks are not allowed in class unless there is a special need through a documented plan of action - students should use assigned lockers to store materials


CHROMEBOOKS

Attention students - it is important that Chromebooks are properly used during and after the school day.  Please note that a function has been added to the school's Chromebooks which does not allow users to clear their history.  As a result, school officials have the ability to see all history of the person who is borrowing the school issued Chromebook.  Please be smart and follow the acceptable use policies to support your learning.


LIBRARY  VOLUNTEERS

The Library Volunteer Club will meet this Thursday in the LMC after school. We hope all members can join us.


CHORUS

After school rehearsals:

Monday - 2:30-3:00 Remembering December Special Singers

Tuesday 2:30-3:00 Chimes

Directed Study Chorus:

Monday - 6th Grade Chorus

Tuesday - 7th & 8th grade chorus - Boys and Girls in the auditorium


PHOTOGRAPHY

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


MINECRAFT

Minecraft GOLD will meet this Thursday December 7th.


MATH  COUNTS

Math Counts will meet after school today in Room 120 until 3:30pm.


PAJAMA  DAY

This Friday, December 8th, is PJammin for Kids with Cancer Day!  Please wear your pajamas and donate $1.  100% of our school's donation will go to helping kids and their families battle childhood cancer.


YEARBOOK

You're invited to join the McGee Yearbook Club. Meetings will be held on Thursdays right after school in Mrs. Par's art room 204 and will end at 3pm for the late bus. All students are invited to attend.


BAND

  • Tuesday: 8th grade band

  • Wednesday: 6th grade band

  • Thursday:  7th grade band with all 7th and 8th grade drummers

  • Friday: 7th grade band

DISMISSAL

Attention students and teachers - during trimester II dismissal to buses will change as grade 7 students will be dismissed first along with grade 7 teachers as they will serve the school as bus dismissal supervisors this trimester - grade 8 students will be dismissed next followed by grade 6 students

  • February 2018
    • 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 Ad-Hoc Committee for Policy Review/Revision 6:30 PMBOE Suffield Conference Room (next to PPS Office)
    • 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
    • March 5, 2018 PowerSchool open for 8th graders to select classes for BHS
    • March 6, 2018 PowerSchool open for 8th graders to select classes for BHS

McGee Quick Facts

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