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Daily Announcements, November 13, 2018

Daily Announcements, November 13, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 2
The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-DS-F-G
TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
Cheese Calzone
Marinara
Broccoli
Choice of Fruit



TODAY IN HISTORY
US forces under Ethan Allen attack Montreal in 1775
James Braid demonstrates animal magnetism (hypnosis) in 1841
Walt Disney’s film Fantasia is released in 1940
The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic in 1927
In 1956, the US Supreme Court declares segregation on buses to be illegal, ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in 1982


NOTABLE BIRTHS
St. Augustine, theologian (354)
John Dickinson, Founding Father (1732)
John A. Dahlgren, USN admiral, inventor (1809)
Joseph Hooker, US Army general (1814)
Robert Louis Stevenson, author (1850)
Louis Brandeis, USSC Justice (1856)
Peter Arnett, journalist (1934)
Vinny Testaverde, football player (1963)
Noah Hathaway, actor (1971)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Emily Lamoureux
Edwin Marrero
Kelsey Therrien
Abigail Valdesi

TODAY’S HOLIDAYS
Feast of Feronia (Roman Empire)
World Kindness Day

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!!

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. Pls see Ms Cooper (room 215) if you can not attend. Tryouts begin after Thanksgiving.

CHORUS
Directed Study Chorus 7th and 8th grade girls

SOUND EXPRESS

Thank you 8th grade Sound Express Singers who gave a beautiful performance for our Veteran’s Day events yesterday.

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: Tuesday, Nov. 13 for 8th grade. Sign up online and complete both the physical form and the permission slip.