McGee News

Morning News, Thursday, December 7
Posted 12/07/2017 07:56AM

Daily Announcements

December 7, 2017

Today is Day 5

The rotation for today is:



Today’s lunch is:

Hot Dog

Oven Fries, Baked Beans

Choice of Fruit


  • Cicero is assassinated in 43 BCE

  • CT Route 108, the third oldest highway in CT, is laid out in 1696

  • In 1776, the Marquis de Lafayette arranges with Silas Deane (of CT) to enter the Continental Army as a Major General

  • Delaware becomes in 1787 the First State by being the first state to ratify the US Constitution

  • W1XAV in Boston, MA broadcasts the first television commercial in 1930

  • The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks Pearl Harbor United States Naval Station in 1941

  • Instant Replay is used for the first time in a football game (Army-Navy) in 1963

  • Apollo 17, the last moon mission, is launched in 1972.  On this trip, they take the photo “The Blue Marble”.


  • None listed


  • Richard Sears, department store founder    (1863)

  • Willa Cather, novelist    (1873)

  • Gerard Kuiper, astronomer   (1905)

  • Louis Prima, musician   (1910)

  • Eli Wallach, actor  [The Good, The Bad & The Ugly]   (1913)

  • Ted Knight, actor   (1923)

  • Larry Bird, basketball player & coach   (1956)

  • C. Thomas Howell, actor  [The Outsiders]   (1966)

  • Robert Kubica, F1 Driver   (1984)


  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


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


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. 


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



Minecraft GOLD will meet TODAY.


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.


You're invited to join the McGee Yearbook Club. Meetings will be held TODAY 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.


Directed Study Chorus Today:
7th and 8th grade boys in the choral room
Chimers will not meet after school today


  • Tuesday: 8th grade band

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

  • Friday: 7th grade 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.


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

  • March 2018
    • March 19, 2018 NO LATE BUS: Department Meeting
    • March 19, 2018 Trimester 2 Ends
    • March 19, 2018 DC Student/Parent Meeting 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMMcGee Auditorium
    • March 19, 2018 Security and Safety Forum 7:30 PMBerlin High School Auditorium
    • March 20, 2018 Trimester 3 Begins
    • March 21, 2018 PTO Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • March 22, 2018 EARLY DISMISSAL: Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • March 22, 2018 Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:15 PM to 2:45 PM
    • March 23, 2018 UPBEAT Drop In 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMGymnasium

McGee Quick Facts

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