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Daily Announcements, November 12, 2018

Daily Announcements, November 12, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 1
The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-F-G
NORMAL ROTATION SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
Chicken Nuggets
Mashed Potatoes
Carrots
Choice of Fruit



TODAY IN HISTORY
Plymouth, England becomes the first incorporated town in England in 1439
In 1847, Sir James Young Simpson becomes first physician to use chloroform
In 1892, William Heffelfinger becomes the first professional football player
The border for present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan is set in 1893
Austria becomes a republic in 1918
Leon Trotsky is expelled from the USSR in 1927 leaving Josef Stalin in charge
In 1933, Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster
The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge opens in 1936
As German forces attack Moscow in 1941, the temperature drops to 10°F, leading some to say that Winter helped to defend Russia
The Battle of Guadalcanal starts in 1942
The case Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District is argued before the Supreme Court in 1968. It will define how Freedom of Expression works in schools
The Oregon Highway Department attempts to destroy the carcass of a dead sperm whale with explosives in 1970
In 1981, the space shuttle Columbia becomes the first space vehicle to be used more than once
In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee authors a proposal that creates the World Wide Web


NOTABLE BIRTHS
Louis Antoine de Bougainville, explorer (1729)
Alexander Borodin, composer & chemist (1833)
Auguste Rodin, sculptor (1840)
DeWitt Wallace, publisher of Readers Digest (1889)
Princess Grace of Monaco, princess & actress (1929)
Sammy Sosa, baseball player (1968)
Tonya Harding, figure skater (1970)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS

Sara Marturano

JAZZ CLUB
Jazz Club after school every Wednesday! Please come to the band room if you are interested in playing. We will dismiss at 3 for late bus. Hope to see you there!!

BAND DIRECTED STUDY REHEARSAL

Tuesday, Nov. 13 - 7th grade band and all 7/8 grade drummers

RUBIK’S CUBE
Rubik's Cube Club will meet this Wednesday from 2:30 until 3:00 in room 122 with Mrs. Botticello. The club is open to any McGee student who enjoys trying to master the Rubik's Cube or any other Rubik's games. Students may take the late bus or make arrangements to get picked up at 3:00.

COAT DRIVE
This is the last week to make a donation for the Operation Bundle Up Coat Drive. All new and gently used, clean coats are being collected in Mrs. Botticello's room 122.

MATH-A-THON
Math-A-Thon permission slips are due to your 6th grade math teacher.

MATH COUNTS
Math Counts will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, after school until 3:30 in Room 120.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Any girl interested in trying out for girls basketball needs to attend an informational meeting on Friday, 11/16 during DS in room 215. Please see Ms Cooper (room 215) if you can not attend. Tryouts begin after Thanksgiving.

MS. COOPER
Will the following students please report to Ms Cooper’s room 215 after announcements : Ishani Patel, Meredith Gendreau, Michael Palmeri, Alexa Pentgrast and Greg Swan.

DRAMA CLUB

Anyone interested in joining the cast or stage crew of this year's musical My Son Pinocchio Jr. can sign up on the bulletin board in front of the auditorium. Cast auditions will be held on Wednesday, November 14. Everyone is welcome to join!

BOYS BASKETBALL
Tryouts for boys basketball will be held in the gym from 2:30 – 5:00pm on the following dates:
Monday, Nov. 12 for 6th & 7th grade
Tuesday, Nov. 13 for 8th grade
Sign up online and complete both the physical form and the permission slip.