McGee News

Morning News, Tuesday, January 9
Posted 01/09/2018 08:00AM

Daily Announcements

January 9, 2018

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, Refried Beans

Salsa

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London, England in 1768

  • Connecticut becomes in 1788 the Fifth State

  • In 1793, Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the US

  • Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a full state funeral in 1806

  • The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process in 1839

  • The steamship Star of the West is fired upon as it approaches Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor in 1861.  This is often cited as the first shots in the American Civil War.

  • On this date in 1861, Mississippi becomes the second state to leave the Union.

  • Ernest Shackleton comes to within 97mi of the South Pole in 1909

  • Construction starts on the Aswan High Dam in 1960


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Lara Hodas


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Edouard Beaupré, circus strongman & horse lifter   (1881)

  • Richard Nixon, 37th POTUS   (1913)

  • Lee Van Cleef, actor  (1925)

  • Bob Denver, Gilligan’s Island actor  (1935)

  • Susannah York, actress    (1939)

  • Joan Baez, singer   (1941)

  • Jimmy Page, musician  (1944)

  • David Johansen, singer   (1950)

  • Philippa Gregory, historical novelist  (1954)


TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • Connecticut Day  (CT)


PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography Club will not meet this week.  Sign-ups for this week’s events are posted outside Room 216.

MATH  COUNTS

Math Counts will meet TODAY after school until 3:30.


CHORUS

6th grade chorus will practice Tuesday and Thursday in the auditorium during directed study.


BAND

This weeks directed study:

Tuesday:  6th grade
Thursday: 6th grade


MINECRAFT

BOTH Minecraft GREEN and GOLD will meet this Thursday, January 11

McGee Quick Facts

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