Morning News, Thursday, February 1
Posted 02/01/2018 07:47AM
February 1, 2018
Today is Day 5
The rotation for today is:
TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION SCHEDULE
Today’s lunch is:
Choice of Fruit
TODAY IN HISTORY
Alexander Selkirk is rescued from a shipwreck on a desert island in 1709. His adventures are the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe
In 1790, the United States Supreme Court convenes for the first time
Texas secedes from the US in 1861
President Lincoln signs the 13th Amendment in 1865
In 1893, Thomas Edison finishes the construction of the first motion picture studio
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“The Mounties”) start operations in 1920. It is formed by the merger of the Northwest Mounted Police and the Dominion Police of Canada.
Felix Wankel’s first working rotary engine runs for the first time in 1957
Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic in 1958. It lasts until 1961.
Canada’s military services merge in 1968 to form The Canadian Forces.
The Communications Decency Act is passed in 1996
Lilian Fishburne becomes in 1998 the first African-American female Rear Admiral (1 star admiral)
The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates on re-entry in 2003
John Ford, movie director (1894)
Clark Gable, actor (1901)
Langston Hughes, author (1902)
S. J. Perelman, author (1904)
Boris Yeltsen, 1st President of the Russian Federation (1931)
Jerry Spinelli, author (1941)
Lisa Marie Presley, actress (1968)
Pauly Shore, comedian (1968)
Michael C. Hall, actor (1971)
McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Heroes Day (Rwanda)
Imbolc (Celtic) – marks 1st Day of Spring
National Freedom Day (US)
FUNDRAISER FOR MUDSLIDE VICTIMS IN CALIFORNIA
Donate $1.00 every day at the elevators to participate
Monday- Hat Day
Tuesday-Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday- Team Jersey Day
Thursday-American Pride Day
Friday- Pajama Day
Math Counts will meet after school TODAY until 3:30.
Any girls interested in playing volleyball after school at McGee, please attend a meeting with Berlin High School players TODAY during directed study in the gym.
Both MINECRAFT green and gold will meet TODAY
Directed study today is for band and chorus Northern Region students. Please come to the choral room for important information today. See Mrs. Terlecky for a pass.
BHS SPIRIT DAY
Come cheer on the Berlin Redcoats Varsity Boys Basketball Team as they take on the Farmington Indians on Saturday, February 3rd at 4:00p.m. at Berlin High School.
All families from McGee Middle School will receive free admission.
The first 30 students through the door will receive a complementary “Red Sea” T-shirt!
If you would like to attend, please visit the main office for a form to get tickets to that night’s game.
Tickets are limited to the first 300 people.
The McGee girls basketball team finished their year with a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Cromwell Middle School with a score of 39-32. Kailee DeMaio led the Lady Spartans with 12 points while Alivial Halkias, Taylor Desmarais, and Lindsey Eckrote also chipped in a few baskets. Coach Cooper and Coach Franco would like to thank all the girls on the team for a wonderful season, but an extra special shout out goes to 8th graders Rylee Cop, Sophia Fazzina, Natalia Chorzepa, and Taylor Desmarais.
The McGee boys basketball team lost their season finale to Cromwell Middle School 66 to 65. The game was lost on the foul line where Cromwell earned 22 out of 33 but McGee only earned 9 out of 21. Mike Ciarcia once again led the scoring with 17. Sal Dastoli had 16 and Jacob Smalley had 10.
The JV basketball squad beat Cromwell 19-11 with big baskets from Sean Collelo and Terrence Dornfried.