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Daily Announcements, October 29, 2018

Daily Announcements October 29, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 5
The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-F-G
NORMAL ROTATION SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
Chicken Nuggets
Rice
Veggies
Choice of Fruit



TODAY IN HISTORY
Cyrus the Great enters Babylon and allows the Jewish nation to leave in 539 BCE
Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni is first performed in 1787
Mount Hood is named after British naval officer Alexander Hood in 1792
The International Red Cross is formed in Geneva in 1863
The first ticker-tape parade is held in NYC in 1886 as workers spontaneously throw ticker-tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated
In 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashes in what is called “Black Tuesday”. This started the Great Depression.
In 1960, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight
The first ever computer-to-computer link is established by ARPANET in 1969
77-year old John Glenn becomes the oldest man in space on this date in 1998
HDTV broadcasting starts in the US in 1998

NOTABLE BIRTHS
Bill Mauldin, political cartoonist (1921)
Neal Hefti, jazz musician [TV’s Batman theme] (1922)
Bob Ross, TV’s painter of happy trees (1942)
Don Simpson, movie producer (1943)
Denny Laine, musician (1944)
Richard Dreyfuss, actor (1947)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Chloe Loehr

MUSIC DS
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.

SPIRIT WEAR
Show your school spirit!!!! Order forms are available in your homeroom or in the office. Purchase a McGee t-shirt or sweatshirt and be ready for our next school spirit day!

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
October 29th through November 2nd
Please help Student Council support local families in need by donating non-perishable food items, grocery store gift cards or cash to purchase gift cards!
Drop off your donations on the first floor lobby area near the elevator.
THANK YOU!

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!

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UPDATE AS OF 10/25:
Gr 6 - 12.4% membership
Gr 7 - 7.3% membership
Gr 8 - 2.57% membership

CROSS COUNTRY
The Cross Country team thanks Mr. Griswold, Mr. Dix and all the parents who made last Friday night’s Ghost Run at Pistol Creek possible.