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

Daily Announcements

December 12, 2017

Today is Day 2


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, Rice, Corn, Beans, Salsa

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • Pennsylvania becomes the Second State in 1787

  • In 1862, the USS Cairo  becomes the first armored ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated mine

  • Guglielmo Marconi receives the first trans-Atlantic wireless signal in 1901

  • Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of India in 1911

  • King George V of England becomes Emperor of India in 1911

  • Boys Town is founded in 1917

  • USMC F4F Wildcat fighters sink in 1941 the first four Japanese capital ships of WW2

  • The Russian Federation is established in 1991

  • The US Supreme Court announces its decision in Bush vs. Gore  in 2000


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Jack Spilka


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • John Jay, first USSC Chief Justice   (1745)

  • Stand Watie, CS General & Cherokee leader   (1806)

  • Edvard Munch, painter  [The Scream]   (1863)

  • Frank Sinatra, singer et. al.    (1915)

  • Bob Barker, TV host   (1923)

  • Ed Koch, NYC Mayor   (1924)

  • Buford Pusser, Sheriff   (1937)

  • Connie Francis, singer   (1938)


PHOTOGRAPHY

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


MATH  COUNTS

Math Counts will meet after school today until 3:00pm.


CHORUS

Directed study chorus today: chimers, soloists and announcers.

In the choral room


LIBRARY  VOLUNTEERS

The Library Volunteer club will met this week on Thursday after school.  Please bring in the items you signed up for to help us celebrate during our Winter Party. 


RUBIK’S  CUBE

Rubik's Cube club will meet Tuesday this week in room 122.


MEMORY / GRATITUDE

Did someone you love pass away?  The holiday season can be especially hard. 

If you would like to remember your loved one by making a Memory/Gratitude Box, please email or see your school counselor by this Friday,12/15.


BAND

Band Directed Study Rehearsals:

  • Monday:  all 7th & 8th grade band on stage

  • Tuesday: all 7th & 8th grade band on stage
    Wednesday: Early dismissal - no rehearsal

  • Thursday: "Frosty the Snowman" special band on stage.
    Thursday is CONCERT NIGHT at 7:30!


BAND

This weeks Band practice after school:

ALL regional students must stay either Tuesday or Thursday this week.

(if you are unable to stay after, please speak with Mrs. Bradshaw)


BAND

Tuesday after school:
All FLUTES playing Canon in D, please stay after for rehearsal.

We will be working with the piano.


DROP-IN

FRIDAY, DEC 15th, 7-9 pm

RAFFLE PRIZE NIGHT

$4 Admission

Snacks, drinks, and candy for sale!

Permission slips in MAIN OFFICE


GIRLS  BASKETBALL

The McGee girls basketball team dropped their opening game of the season 32-25.  Taylor Desmarais and Jenna Wenzel led the way for the last Spartans. The JV team also lost a close one to Griswold as well. Plan to meet in room 215 at 2:30 today.


BOYS  BASKETBALL

The McGee boys basketball team defeated Rocky Hill 46-38.  Sal Dastoli had 13 points to lead the Spartans.  Jamie Palmese and Max Wojtusik had 8 each.  Bhrett Williams pulled down 9 rebounds to lead both teams. The JV Team lost 30-23.  River Eberhard had 13 points for the JV squad.

  • 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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