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Daily Announcements, November 14, 2018

Daily Announcements, November 14, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 3
The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-F-G
NORMAL ROTATION SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
Thanksgiving Dinner
Turkey & Gravy & “All The Fixin’s”
Choice of Fruit




TODAY IN HISTORY
Conquistadors under Francisco Pizarro arrive in the Incan Empire in 1533
Pioneer female journalist Nellie Bly starts a successful journey around the world in 80 days on this date in 1889
In 1910, aviator Eugene Ely makes the first takeoff from a ship.
NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the moon, in 1969
In 1982, Lech Wałęsa, leader of the Solidarity Union, is released from prison.
The last DC electric distribution system is shut down in 2007 by Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) of NYC.


NOTABLE BIRTHS

Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang (1719)
Johann van Beethoven, father of Ludwig (1740)
Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat and the first practical submarine, the Nautilus (1765)
James B. MacPherson, US Civil War general (1828)
Claude Monet, painter (1840)
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1889)
Mamie Eisenhower, 36th FLOTUS (1896)
Aaron Copeland, composer (1900)
Joseph McCarthy, infamous politician (1908)
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, UN Secretary-General (1922)
King Hussein of Jordan (1935)
Peter Norton, antivirus software engineer (1943)
P.J. O’Rourke, author (1947)
Charles, Prince of Wales (1948)
Condoleeza Rice, 66th Secretary of State (1954)
Yanni, musician (1954)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Daniel Akier
Emma Ellison
Edward Keefe
Sonia Nieckowski
Jonah Shackford
Addison Whiteside

TODAY’S HOLIDAYS
World Diabetes 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!!

RUBIK’S CUBE

Rubik's Cube Club will meet TODAY 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 TODAY 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 speak with Ms Cooper (room 215) if you can not attend. Tryouts begin after Thanksgiving.

BOARD GAMES

If you're interested in joining the Board Game Club, please stop by Room 106 (Mrs. Orabi's room) to pick up a permission slip. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, November 20th, after school until the late bus.

DRAMA CLUB

Auditions for My Son Pinocchio Jr. will be held tonight in the auditorium at either 5:30pm-6:45pm or 7pm-8:30pm. Please arrive a few minutes early. Good luck!