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Daily Announcements, October 25, 2018

Daily Announcements, October 25, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 3
The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-DS-F-G
TUESDAY - THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
GRILLED CHEESE
Soup
Oven Fries
Choice of Fruit



TODAY IN HISTORY
The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415
Dutch sea captain Dirk Hartog makes the second recorded landfall in Australia in 1616
George III becomes King of England in 1760
The heavy frigate USS United States commanded by Stephen Decatur captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian in 1812
The keel of the ironclad USS Monitor was laid in New York in 1861. The ship, though short-lived, changed naval warfare forever.
Today in 1917 marks the traditional date of the October Revolution, which toppled the Tsar and ultimately created the USSR.
In 1938, the Archbishop of Dubuque denounces swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people"
In 1940, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. becomes the first African American general in the US Army
In 1983, the US invades the island nation of Grenada after a coup there.


NOTABLE BIRTHS
Johann Strauss II, composer (1825)
Georges Bizet, composer (1838)
John Francis Dodge, automotive pioneer (1864)
Pablo Picasso, artist (1881)
Richard Byrd, explorer (1888)
Minnie Pearl, comedian and singer (1912)
Bobby Knight, basketball coach (1940)
James Carville, commentator (1944)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Dora Accarpio
Elijah Burgos
Matthew Downes

TODAY’S HOLIDAYS
Republic Day (Kazakhstan)
Retrocession Day (Taiwan)
Thanksgiving Day (Grenada)

MUSIC DS
Oct 25: 8th grade band (no percussion) 8th Grade SOUND EXPRESS
Oct: 30: 7th and 8th grade percussion ONLY CHORUS: Northern Region students

CANDY 4 TROOPS
Please share your Halloween candy with a US Serviceman. Your science teacher will collect Halloween Candy for troops on November 1, 2 and 5.

DOOR CONTEST
Attention Homerooms- Do you have what it takes to make the spookiest, silliest or most creative door this fall? McGee will be holding a door decorating contest to see which homeroom can make the best door. Have your door finished by Tuesday 10/30 to be judged! Winners announce on Halloween!

MATH COUNTS
Math Counts next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 30, after school until 3:30 in Room 120.

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.

McGEE PTO
Join the McGee Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Membership Drive and earn a free recess for your entire grade! For the next two weeks, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will compete against one another to see which grade level will have the most parents or guardians join the PTO. PTO supports special events such as McGee's Book Fairs, Dances and the 8th grade trip to Washington DC!

For only $10, your parents or guardians can become members of the McGee PTO! The grade level with the largest increase in memberships between October 15th and November 2nd will earn a free recess period. Keep an eye on your grade level's membership thermometer on display in the cafeteria!

HALLOWEEN DANCE
Friday, October 26th
7pm-9pm
Come in a school appropriate costume and be prepared to have a spooktacular good time! Tickets will be sold during your lunch wave beginning Monday, 10/22. Tickets are $5 if purchased before the dance and $7 at the door. Permission slips are in the office.

CROSS COUNTRY
Members of the Cross Country team who are attending today’s state cross country meet should report to the locker rooms to change at 2:15 today. A list of athletes attending was emailed to teachers yesterday.