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Daily Announcements October 19, 2018

Daily Announcements October 19, 2018
Today is Day 5
The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-F-G
NORMAL ROTATION SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
Pizza Pizza
Plain or Pepperoni
Garden Salad
Choice of Fruit



TODAY IN HISTORY
In 202 BCE, at the Battle of Zama, Romans under Scipio Africanus defeat Hannibal.
Henry III becomes King of England in 1216. He is 9 years old.
Martin Luther becomes a Doctor of Theology (Doctor in Biblia) in 1512
In 1781, representatives of Lord Cornwallis officially surrender his sword to George Washington ending the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis is too embarrassed to attend.
Emperor Napoleon I retreats from Moscow in 1812.
Yale, Princeton, Columbia and Rutgers draft the first rules for American Football in 1873
US forces land in the Philippines in 1944
China joins the Korean war in 1950
The first disco opens in 1959


NOTABLE BIRTHS
John LeCarré, novelist (1931)
Robert Reed, actor (1932)
John Lithgow, actor (1945)
Evander Holyfield, boxer (1962)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Brennan Smith
Annabelle Currao (Saturday)
Emily Orshak (Saturday)
Ethan Young (Saturday)
McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Isabella Cannon (Sunday)
Angela Gross (Sunday)

MUSIC DS
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

MATH COUNTS
Math Counts is CANCELLED for today and will NOT meet after school. 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.

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 3.

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
Both the Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams came away with victories on the road yesterday. The boys team crushed the Spartans of Durham by a score of 20-42. McGee placed 8 runners in the top ten to seal the victory. Austin Vale da Serra led the way for McGee placing 2nd overall. He was followed by Sean Colello in 3rd, Ryan Brown 4th, Jack Baclaski 5th, Xander Gabor 6th, Alex Miloszewski 7th, Freddie Martin 9th and Elijah Burgos 10th.

The Girls avenged an earlier loss to Durham with a 25-31 win. Claudia Jankovich paced the team coming in second overall. She was followed by Lizzie Fitzsimmons in 3rd, Olivia Cleland 4th, Hayley Campanelli 7th, Kaitlyn Tierney 9th and Ishani Patel in 10th. Teams will practice today and visit Woodrow Wilson next Tuesday for their final regular meet of the season.