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Daily Announcements October 18, 2018

Daily Announcements October 18, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 4
The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-DS-F-G
TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
Pasta
With Marinara Sauce
Meatballs or String Cheese
Green Beans
Choice of Fruit



TODAY IN HISTORY
Shoemakers in Boston form the first labor organization on this date in 1648
The Mason-Dixon line is completed on this date in 1748.
The poet Phyllis Wheatly is freed from slavery on this date in 1775
Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is first published in 1851. “Call me Ishmael....”
The US takes possession of Alaska in 1867, after purchasing it for $7.2 Million.
The Grand Ole Opry opens in 1925
The Supreme Court of the Privy Council of Canada finds in 1929 that women are persons.
Texas Instruments announces the first transistor radio in 1954. Transistors???
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is released in 1986
Super Mario Brothers is released in 1985

TODAY’S HOLIDAYS
Today is Alaska Day, celebrating the purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 Million in 1867.

NOTABLE BIRTHS
Edward Winslow, founder of Plymouth Colony (1595)
Pierre Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister (1919)
Jesse Helms, US Senator (1921)
Chuck Berry, musician (1926)
George C. Scott, actor (1927)
Peter Boyle, actor [Young Frankenstein] (1935)
Mike Ditka, coach [da Bears] (1939)
Lee Harvey Oswald (1939)
Wynton Marsalis, jazz musician (1961)
Zac Efron, actor (1987)

McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Gabriel Matta

MUSIC DS
Oct 18: 8th grade band (no percussion)
CHORUS: 7th & 8th grade boys
Oct. 23: 7th grade band (no percussion)
CHORUS: 6th grade
Oct 25: 8th grade band (no percussion)
8th Grade SOUND EXPRESS
Oct: 30: 7th and 8th grade percussion ONLY
CHORUS: Northern Region students

COEXIST CLUB
The Co-exist club will meet TODAY at 2:20pm in the main office until the late bus.

MATH COUNTS
Math Counts will meet on Friday this week, after school until 3:00 in Room 120. Please speak with Mr. Beaupre with any questions.

POST-IT ART CONTEST
Congratulations to all who entered artwork in our first Post-It Note art contest. There were far more outstanding submissions than there were prizes available.

In no particular order, the winners of this month's contest are Madison Smith, Tara Contino and Kayleigh Spencer. Mr. Urso also selected the artwork of Bree R as a winner. Winners may collect their prize from Mr. Holland.

ANIME / JAPANESE
Japanese/Anime Club will not have an official meeting today, Thursday, after school. (We only meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays.) However, you are welcome to stop by on any Thursday, if you'd like to just practice Japanese writing or greetings. We watch anime only during official club meetings. Ja, mata ne!

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!

BOYS SOCCER
The McGee Boys Varsity Soccer Team lost to Wilson Middle School yesterday by a score of 4-2. Nick Vignone scored the Spartans first goal off a John Barnat corner kick. Colby Nardelli added a second goal off a penalty kick. The JV team played to a scoreless tie.

GIRLS SOCCER
The McGee girls soccer team scored early and never looked back, defeating Wilson MS 4-1. Taylor Bellizzi, Alyssa O’Leary, Taylor Daniele, and Jenna Wenzel all scored for McGee. All the girls saw action in the varsity game. Great job girls!