McGee News

Morning News, Wednesday, December 6
Posted 12/06/2017 08:20AM

Daily Announcements

December 6, 2017

Today is Day 4


The rotation for today is:

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

NORMAL  ROTATION  SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Pasta

Meatballs or Chicken Strips

Marinara Sauce, Salad

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • In 1768, the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published

  • The US Congress moves from NYC to Philadelphia, PA in 1790

  • Harriet Tubman escapes slavery in 1849

  • In 1865, the 13th Amendment is ratified, banning slavery

  • The first edition of the Washington Post is published in 1877

  • Thomas Edison records “Mary Had A Little Lamb” on phonograph in 1877

  • The Washington Monument is completed in 1884

  • In 1897, London becomes the first city to license taxicabs

  • Everglades National Park is dedicated in 1947

  • The first human heart transplant is performed in the US in 1967


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Sir Edmund Andros, tried to confiscate the CT Charter  (1637)

  • Fred Dusenberg, auto manufacturer   (1876)

  • Joyce Kilmer, poet   (1886)

  • Ira Gershwin, lyricist    (1896)

  • Karl Haas, music educator    (1913)

  • Dave Brubeck, jazz composer    (1920)


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Brianna DeMorais

  • Ben Fisher


TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • St. Nicholas Day  (International)


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.


MINECRAFT

Minecraft GOLD will meet this Thursday December 7th.


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.


CREATIVE  LEGO

Creative Lego Club will meet after school today in the Library.


DRAWING  CLUB

Drawing Club will meet after school today in the Library.


CARD  CLUB

Card Club will meet after school today in the Library.


BAND

  • Tuesday: 8th grade band

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

  • Friday: 7th grade band


BAND

Band Practice After School:

Wednesday:  any band student: High school Band Buddies practice/ extra help

Thursday:  any band student: High school Band Buddies practice/extra help

*All regional students:  please pick a day and stay after to perform your regional piece & scales.


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.


RUBIK’S  CUBE

Rubik's Cube Club will not meet today.  The next meeting will take place next Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:00 in room 122.

TOY  DRIVE

The toy and and infant supply drive for CCMC will continue through tomorrow.  All donations can be dropped off with Mrs. Botticello in room 122.  Thank you to all of those who have so generously donated already!

  • 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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