McGee News

Morning News, Thursday, January 18
Posted 01/18/2018 08:04AM

Daily Announcements

January 18, 2018

Today is Day 1


The rotation for today is:

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

TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:

Pasta Pasta

Meatballs or Grilled Chicken

Green Beans

Choice of Fruit


TODAY  IN  HISTORY

  • Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro founds Lima, Peru in 1535

  • James Cook finds in 1778 what he names the “Sandwich Islands” (Hawaii)

  • The X-Ray machine is exhibited in 1896

  • President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII in 1903.  It is the first transatlantic radio message.

  • In 1913, Eugene B. Ely lands on the USS Pennsylvania, and becomes the first aviator to land on a ship.

  • Bentley Motors, Limited, is founded in 1919

  • The roof of the Hartford Civic Center (now the XL Center) collapses in 1978


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Nathan Parisi  (yesterday)

  • Aidan Moss

  • Julianna O’Brien

  • Elysia Sekoll

  • Jaden Sekoll


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • Peter Mark Roget, lexicographer   (1779)

  • Daniel Webster, statesman   (1782)

  • Joseph Glidden, inventor of barbed wire   (1813)

  • Thomas Sopwith, aviation pioneer   (1888)

  • Oliver Hardy, comedian   (1892)

  • Cary Grant, actor   (1904)

  • Danny Kaye, actor  (1913)

  • Ray Dolby, audio inventor  (1933)

  • Kevin Costner, actor  (1955)


MATH  COUNTS

Math Counts will meet TODAY until 3:30.


MINECRAFT

Minecraft green AND gold will meet TODAY.  Please know how you are getting home before you stay!


LIBRARY  VOLUNTEERS

The Library Volunteer club will meet this week TODAY after school.  We hope to see all members attend.


YOGA

Any student interested in participating in an after-school yoga club on Wednesdays, please come down to the main office to sign up.  


BAND

Band Directed Study

Tuesday: 6th grade band

Thursday: 6th grade band

Friday: 6th grade band

Monday: 6th grade band


After School Band:

  • Tuesday: NO after school  (NO late bus)

  • Wednesday:  after school band help; high schoolers *AND PIT BAND

  • Thursday: after school band help with high schoolers *AND PIT BAND


GIRLS  BASKETBALL

Both the McGee girls varsity and JV teams were victorious on Tuesday. Rylee Cop, Kailee DeMaio, and Taylor Desmerais led McGee in scoring. The girls play again today at RHAM.


BOYS  BASKETBALL

The McGee Boys Varsity Basketball team defeated East Hampton 55-30 on Tuesday.  A great Spartan defense took a 2 point halftime lead to a 14 point lead allowing East Hampton only 1 point in the third quarter.  Mike Ciarcia led McGee with 28 points.  Sal Dastoli had 12.  McGee’s record is 6 and 1.


The JV squad lost a hard fought game 30-26.  Kolbe Nardeli led the JV squad with 8 points.

McGee Quick Facts

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