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Daily Announcements, October 31, 2018

Daily Announcements, October 31, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 1
The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-F-G
TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION 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
In 1517, Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg starting the Protestant Reformation
Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of US forces in 1861
Nevada becomes the 36th state in 1864
The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the US, is dedicated in 1913
In 1917, at the Battle of Beersheba, “the last successful cavalry charge in history” is recorded
The Battle of Britain ends in 1940, preventing a German invasion of the island
Mount Rushmore is completed in 1941 after 14 years of work
In 1941, the USS Ruben James becomes the first US vessel sunk by enemy action in WW2
In 1943, a Vought F4U Corsair completes the first successful radar-guided intercept
The first resident crew of the International Space Station departs for the ISS in 2000
The world population reaches 7 billion in 2011

NOTABLE BIRTHS
John Keats, poet (1795)
Adelbert Ames, CS General & Governor of Miss. (1835)
Chaing Kai-shek, Chinese leader (1887)
Ethel Waters, singer & actress (1896)
Dale Evans, singer & actress; wife of Roy Rogers (1912)
Ollie Johnston, Disney animator (1912)
Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (1922)
Dan Rather, TV journalist (1931)
Michael Landon, actor (1936)
David Ogden Stiers, actor (1942)
Brian Piccolo, football player (1943)
John Candy, actor (1950)
Ken Wahl, actor (1954)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Aiden Ellsworth

TODAY’S HOLIDAYS
Allantide or Allan Day (Cornwall)
Halloween (US, Canada, Britain, Ireland)
Samhein (Gaelic and Welsh peoples)
Wear Pink for Officer Aimee Day (Berlin, CT)

MUSIC DS
THURSDAY’S DS CHORUS: 8th Grade Sound Express
THURSDAY'S DS BAND: All students auditioning for regionals.

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
The Halloween door decorating contest is over. The winner will be announced today. Please be sure to thank your homeroom teacher for allowing you to participate and please thank Ms. Gallo for such a wonderful idea!

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

McGEE 50th
Do you want to be a part of the McGee 50th Anniversary Video? On November 7th and 8th, interviews will be held in the library after the morning announcements. There are sign-up sheets around the school, but sign up quick, only ten spots are open each day!

TUBA ENSEMBLE
Please speak with Mr. Cormack today if you are a tuba, euphonium or baritone horn player and are interested in performing at the New Britain Tuba Christmas on December 15.

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 10/30:
Gr 6 – 13.2% membership
Gr 7 – 12.7% membership
Gr 8 – 7.7% membership

DROP-IN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 7-9 PM
OPEN TO ALL 6th – 8th GRADERS
$4 Admission
Snacks, drinks, and candy for sale!
Permission slips in MAIN OFFICE

PINK DAY
Please wear pink today in support of Berlin Police K9 officer Aimee Kryzkowski’s battle against breast cancer. Donation is $2 and is payable at the first floor elevator.