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Daily Announcements, November 8, 2018

Daily Announcements, November 8, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 5

The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-F-G
NORMAL ROTATION EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
SHORT SESSION
NO LUNCH
Breakfast will be served at the usual time.



HR 7:35 - 7:40
A 7:43 - 8:14
B 8:17 - 8:48
C 8:51 - 9:22
D 9:25 – 9:56
E 9:59 - 10:30
F 10:33 – 11:04
G 11:07 - 11:40

TODAY IN HISTORY
Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán in 1519. Aztec leader Montezuma welcomes him.
The Revolutionary Government opens the Louvre palace as a museum in 1793
Montana becomes the 41st State in 1889
Wilhelm Röntgen (Roentgen) discovers the X-Ray in 1895
Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin take power in Russia in 1917
In 1923, Adolf Hitler fails in his first attempt to seize power in Germany
In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, a government agency that will create jobs for 4 million persons
The Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) is created in 1935
The US and the UK start Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of northern Africa, in 1942
The first jet-to-jet dogfight in history happens in 1950 over Korea
In 1960, John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon to become the 35th President of the United States
The UK abolishes the death penalty in 1965
The tomb of Philip II of Macedon is discovered in 1977


NOTABLE BIRTHS
Sir Edmond Halley, astronomer (1656)
Milton Bradley, game manufacturer (1836)
Abraham “Bram” Stoker, novelist [Dracula] (1847)
Hermann Rorschach, psychiatrist (1884)
Dorothy Day, social activist (1897)
Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind (1900)
Hermann Zapf, typeface designer (1918)
Dr. Christiaan Barnard, heart surgeon (1922)
Patti Page, singer (1927)
Morley Safer, journalist (1931)
Bonnie Raitt, singer (1949)
Mary Hart, TV personality (1950)
Alfre Woodard, actress (1952)
John Musker, animation director (1953)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Michael Kobus (Wednesday)
Robert Rosero

TODAY’S HOLIDAYS
World Urbanism Day

YEARBOOK
Congratulations to the winners of the yearbook cover design contest!
1st place: Ariana DiDomenico and Savanna Serafin
2nd place: Aliana Wicik
The winning designs will be placed on the front and back covers of this year's yearbooks. Congratulations!

YEARBOOK
Yearbooks are now available for pre-order. Please visit http://yearbooksonsale.com
to reserve your copy!

FOOD DRIVE

Mrs. Despres and the Student Council thank everyone who donated to the Thanksgiving Food Drive last week! We had a car full of food that we brought to Pistol Creek to be added to “Baskets for Berlin” families in need! Thanks again for your generosity!

PHOTOGRAPHY I
Members of the Photography Club who have attended the first two meetings and are interested in taking part in this week’s “Photo Friday” should sign up outside Room 216.

PHOTOGRAPHY II
Members of the Photography Club who have attended the first two meetings and are interested in photographing at the town veterans ceremony on Monday evening should sign up outside Room 216.

MATH COUNTS
Math Counts will meet on Friday this week until 3:30 in Room 120.

DRAMA CLUB
The Drama Club will be holding a final Audition Workshop for anyone interested in auditioning for this year's musical, My Son Pinocchio Jr. The workshop will be held tonight from 6:30-8pm in the auditorium. All are welcome to attend! If you'd like to be in the musical cast or stage crew, please visit the bulletin board in front of the auditorium to sign up.

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 grade
Wednesday, Nov. 14 for 7th grade
Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 15 for 8th grade
Sign up online and complete both the physical form and the permission slip.

CROSS COUNTRY

All uniforms should be returned to Mr. Dix by TODAY. Please place your clean uniforms and warm ups in a bag labeled with your name.