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Morning News, Tuesday, January 23
Posted 01/23/2018 07:43AM

Daily Announcements

January 23, 2018

Today is Day 4


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

  • In 1510, 18-year old King Henry VIII appears incognito at the tournament games and is applauded for his jousting skill.

  • Georgetown College is founded in 1789

  • The HMS Bounty  is burned at Pitcairn Island to foil attempts at detection by the Royal Navy

  • In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first female MD in the US

  • In 1943, Duke Ellington first plays at Carnegie Hall

  • In 1960, the submersible USS Trieste sets a record by descending 35,789 feet

  • The 24th Amendment is ratified in 1964.  It outlaws poll taxes.

  • The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first five members in 1986

  • In 1997, Madeline Albright becomes the first female US Secretary of State


McGEE NOTABLE  BIRTHS

Joe Abell


NOTABLE  BIRTHS

  • John Hancock, patriot   (1737)

  • Sir William Stephenson, real-life James Bond   (1897)

  • Sergei Eisenstein, Russian film director   (1898)

  • Randoph Scott, actor   (1898)

  • Wally Parks, founder of NASCAR  (1913)

  • Ernie Kovacs, comedian   (1919)

  • Walter Frederick Morrison, invented the Frisbee  (1920)

  • Rutger Hauer, actor   (1944)

  • Richard Dean Anderson, actor   (1950)

  • Chesley Sullenberger, hero pilot   (1951)


TODAY’S  HOLIDAYS

  • Bounty  Day  (Pitcairn Island)


MATH  COUNTS

Math Counts will meet after school on Monday and Thursday this week until 3:30 both days.

CHROMEBOOKS

  • Students are reminded that under no circumstances at all whatsoever should your Chromebook or your notebook be left in the hallway.  

  • Chromebooks must be left in a classroom or your locker during lunch.  Chromebooks may not be left in the hallway.  There are no exceptions.  


MINECRAFT

Minecraft club is cancelled for this week.


RUBIK’S  CUBE

Rubik's Cube Club will meet today until three.


CHORUS

Directed study today is for all 6th grade chorus. Meet in the chorus room.


BAND

DIRECTED STUDY BAND

Monday: 6th grade band

Tuesday: FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Band & The ANGELS group only

Thursday: 6th grade band


AFTER SCHOOL BAND
Tuesday: after school band help; high schoolers and *Angels Group

Thursday: after school band help with high schoolers 

*PIT BAND:  Come any/all days that you would like.


FOLLETT  CHALLENGE

Attention 8th graders!  Hubbard School is competing in the Follett Challenge this year and needs your help!  If you are 13 or older, please visit…

https://follettchallenge.com/videos/1033

… and vote once per day!

Your McGee email will work for this domain!


GIRLS  BASKETBALL

The McGee girls basketball team lost a heart breaker to Wilson MS yesterday 27-24. Rylee Cop led the scoring with 7 points and Alivia Halkias added 6 points. Natalia chorzepa and Sophia Fazzina played well for the Lady Spartans. The JV team also lost a tough one 24-18. Madison Symolon and Emma Ellison led the girls in scoring. The girls play at home today against Colchester.

McGee Quick Facts

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