Announcements

Monday

Monday, November 20th 2017

General

Are you interested in practicing law or trying your own court case? Well, there will be an interest meeting for the Magruder Mock Trial Team on today at Lunch in room C-124. Bring your lunch and find out how to get involved with this new team! See Mr. Jeter if you cannot make it or if you have any questions. [Jeter, run 11/17, 11/20]

Clubs

Attention all future doctors, nurses, firefighters, vets, techs and everything in between! We are in the process of bringing the electives-based Academy of Health Professions to our very own Magruder High School starting in 2018. Please join our google classroom (Code  et6821 ) or see Mr. Turner in the Science office before registration begins. Again, that Google classroom code is  et6821  and this code will be posted outside room B231. [Turner, run 11/17, 11/20, 11/21]

 

Attention all Feminist club members and other interested humans! There will be a guest speaker next Wednesday November 22 during lunch.  It’s a half day so remember lunch is at the end of school – what a great way to begin your Thanksgiving Weekend. [Mulholland, run 11/16, 11/17, 11/20]

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day: Try saying to your loved ones: “I see you. I hear you. And what you say matters to me.” Media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

The SAT word of the day is Egalitarian, E-G-A-L-I-T-A-R-I-A-N, an adjective meaning asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life. The seating arrangement for Thanksgiving dinner was more egalitarian than ever. All were seated alphabetically and for once there was no “little kids table.”

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact: Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor, campaigned to make Thanksgiving a National Holiday in 1827 and succeeded.


 Monday, November 13th 2017

 

 

General

This week’s AP Crash Course session will cover Planning and Organization skills.  Please note that the lunch session will take place on Wednesday, November 15th in C124 and the after school session will take place on Thursday in C121. [Snyder, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

 

Attention all Science National Honor Society members: The first meeting for old and new members will take place on Tuesday, November 14 in room B233 during lunch. Attendance is one requirement of membership. Please arrive by 11:30 and bring your lunch. [Purdy, run 11/9, 11/10, 11/13]

Clubs

Hey Magruder! This Wednesday is “America Recycles Day!”  Please be sure to ALWAYS recycle your paper, cans, and bottles by placing these items in their proper bin!  Magruder does a great job at recycling, but there’s always room for improvement! [Gallo, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

 

Hey Cancer Awareness Club. We need to meet to discuss our winter toy drive.  Please come to our meeting this Thursday at the beginning of lunch, in C-117. [Gallo, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

 

 Hey students!  Are you interested in playing music or getting SSL hours? Then come volunteer at the Project Change Teen Coffeehouse on Friday November 17th at the Sandy Spring Museum from 7:30-10:30.  FREE SNACKS and a $5 admission, unless you’re signed up to volunteer.   Want more info? Email  info@ProjectChange-MD.org, check out the Project Change website or see Ms. Becker in Room D263.  [Becker, run 11/13]

 

Attention students! Earn SSL hours doing projects that you choose! There is a Project Change Club meeting this Tuesday during lunch in Room D263.  We will be working on new projects and finishing up the Manna Food Drive. All members should attend, new members welcome!  If you want to join, just come to the meeting on Tuesday in Room D263. [Becker, run 11/13]

 

Do you have a band? Do you play an instrument? Do you know a band?  Then the Project Change Teen Coffeehouse needs you!  The Teen Coffeehouse is looking for new acts! Want more info? Email info@ProjectChange-MD.org, check out the Project Change website or see Ms. Becker in Room D263.  The next Teen Coffeehouse is Friday November 17th at the Sandy Spring Museum from 7:30-10:30. [Becker, run 11/10]

 

Do you love Chipotle?  Come support the Best Buddies program this Tuesday November 14th at the Chipotle in Olney from 5 to 9 pm! [Paluti, run 11/10, 11/13, 11/14]

Sports

"Did you know the Magruder softball team had one of its best seasons in program history last year? If you interested in playing softball this spring, all JV and Varsity players should come to B-237 at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday for a meeting. If you have any questions please see Coach Zakour." [Zakour, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

 

Interested in a fun sport this winter?  The Bocce team will be meeting in Mr. Johnson’s room, D-132, at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday, November 15th.  Come see Mr. Johnson to learn more about the upcoming season, and the game of bocce. [Johnson, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

 

 Any student interested in trying out for JV or Varsity Baseball this spring, there will be a meeting tomorrow, November 14th at the beginning of lunch in the main gym.  If you cannot attend this meeting please see Coach Wilkins. [Wilkins, run 11/8, 11/9, 11/13]

 

Any student athlete interested in trying out for a Winter sport must have their parents complete the online athletic registration forms by today and have a current physical on file.  Directions on how to complete the online registration forms are in English and Spanish outside the Athletic Directors door.  If you have any questions about this process speak to your coach or the athletic director – Mr. Cheung.  [Cheung, run 11/7, 11/8, 11/10]

 

The Magruder Cross Country team finished their season Saturday at the Maryland 3A State meet in Hereford MD on a very cold arctic day.  The lady Colonels finished the season in style, and with class on a very difficult course.  I am very proud of all my runners who completed, and looking for a great season next year.  I hope to see everyone at the Banquet this Friday. [Bosnic, run 11/13]

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day I don’t think of all the misery… but of the beauty that still remains. Writer Anne Frank

The SAT word of the day is voracious V-O-R-A-C-I-O-U-S meaning wanting or devouring great quantities of food. Cecil and John were voracious after the final Charlotte’s Web show yesterday.

 

 

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact: 12% of 12 Percent of people dream entirely in black and white.


 

Tuesday

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

General

Would you like to hear a really great guitar player right here at Magruder High School?  Make plans to come see professional guitarist Rick Udler this Thursday in the choir room as he presents a short concert during lunch on Thursday, October 26th.  Mr. Udler will also answer questions about his career, his practice habits, and the music that he plays.  The cost for admission is free!  That’s this Thursday during lunch in the choir room.  Get there early to claim your seat! [Schmidt, run 10/23, 10/24, 10/26]

 

Please support our Latin Dance Team.  Eat at Ledos today – all day – and a percentage of the proceeds will be given to Rumberos.  Please take a flyer from the main office to show when you place your order.  Thank you for your support. [Stephens, run 10/24]

 

Breaking News:  Rumberos to dance in the Annual MCPS Latin Dance Competition on November 20 at the Strathmore Music Center.  Only 152 tickets available for $10.00 each.  See Ms. Lincoln or Ms. Stephens to buy as many as you would like.  Please note, our team will receive a generous proportion of advance ticket sales by November 17 only.  Thank you for your support. [Stephens, run 10/24, 10/25, 10/26]

 

To all writers and artists, the Literary Magazine is now accepting submissions for the nonfiction issue of the magazine. ANYONE in the school can submit their writing or artwork by sending it to MagruderLitMag@gmail.com. We will publish the best submissions in our formal winter issue. To help you revise and polish your writing, the editors will be hosting drop-in workshops at lunch on October 30 and November 1 in C243. Bring a copy of your work, or have it on Google Drive.[Ehrhardt, run 10/19, 10/20, 10/24]

 

College visits this week include:  Today University of Connecticut 7:45 (period 1), York College of Pennsylvania 8:45 (period 2) and George Washington 10:30 (period 4).   On Thursday October 26, Welsley at 1:00 (period 7). On Friday, October 27, St Vincent’s 9:00 (period 3). [Garland, run 10/24, 10/26, 10/27]

 

Seniors:  Montgomery College, Germantown is sponsoring FAFSA FEVER this Saturday, October 28th from 12 to 3:00 p.m.  Volunteers will provide free help with completing your FAFSA for college financial aid.  Register at www.montgomerycollege.edu/FafsaFever [Garland, run 10/23, 10/24, 10/25]

 

The third and final FAFSA and Scholarship workshop in the career center will be Thursday, October 26 at 11:00 (Period 5).  Note this a change of date from Friday October 27. [Garland, run 10/23, 10/24, 10/25]

Clubs

Feminist club members, we are collecting gently used coats that you have  that will be donated to “Happy Helpers for the Homeless”  PLEASE BRING TO THE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY. [Mulholland, run 10/24, 10/25]

 

 Hey Colonels! The Cards for Heroes Club will be meeting today in Room A219 during lunch. Along with making cards for our veterans, we will be discussing SSL Hours, T-shirts, and making posters.  New members are always welcome! [Talbert, run 10/20, 10/23, 10/24]

 

We have a new Honors Society beginning at Magruder…… it’s the Art Honors Society. The first requirement is to have taken at least 1 semester of any visual art class to be eligible. To see a list of all requirements or if you have any questions see Ms. Chick or Ms. Mulholland in the art wing. Applications will be on my Chick’s office door in A102. Applications due November 3rd. [Chick, run 10/19, 10/20, 10/24]

 

Hey Magruder!  This Wednesday is our LAST WEAR PINK WEDNESDAY to honor and support breast cancer victims!  If you want to be in the yearbook, make sure you wear PINK on Wednesday!  Then at the beginning of lunch, on Wednesday, go to the gym for the “we’re all pink” picture for the yearbook. [Gallo, run 20/23, 2/24]

 

Spirit check! Come support your Varsity Cheerleading squad at counties on Thursday October 26th. Doors open at 6:30 and tickets cost $5. Come see a cheerleader if you would like to buy a pre ordered ticket. The team has been working hard this season so come out and show your colonel pride. Whoop whoop Colonels. [Nguyen, run 10/16, 10/17, 10/24]

Sports

Congrats to the Varsity Handball Team for winning their 4th consecutive game with a 27-9 victory over Clarksburg yesterday.  The Colonels now improve to 4-1 on the season and travel to Seneca Valley today at 5:30. [Wilkins, run 10/24]

 

 There will be a meeting for any student athlete interested in participating in swimming this upcoming season on Thursday, October 26th from 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Room C-125. [Cheung, run 10/24, 10/25, 10/26]

 

Over the past 3 weeks, the following students were named "Student Athlete of the Week" by the Magruder Athletic Booster Club and Rita's in Derwood. Congratulations to Rashaud Claggett, Evan Koehn and Juliet Auville! [Smith run 10/23, 10/24]

 

Magruder Junior Miles Cox won the gold medal in tennis Special Olympics on Saturday at the statewide Mount Saint Mary’s Fall Fest Games. Representing Montgomery County, he took the gold medal beating Howard County’s Than in straight sets. [Evans, run 10/24]

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth

The SAT word of the day is Hypochondriac H-Y-P-O-C-H-O-N-D-R-I-A-C someone who always thinks they’re sick. The hypochondriac lay in bed all week thinking that she was dying of smallpox.

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact: According to ancient Roman records, tribes located in today’s Germany and France traditionally wore costumes of animal heads and skins to connect to spirits of the dead.

 


 Tuesday, October 10, 2017

 

General

National Hispanic Heritage Month continues. Sandra Cisneros is a famous Mexican American writer and poet.  Many of her stories are about Mexican and Mexican American women who find strength to rise above the poor conditions of their lives, like her most famous book The House on Mango Street.  She continues to write and currently lives in a lavender house in San Antonio, Texas. [Rangle, run 10/10]

 

College visit today is Juaniata 8:45 (period 2) and Elon 9:30 (period 3).

 

Battle of the Classes is Thursday Oct 12th at 7:00pm.  It is $5 to enter.  Please come a little early and if you have exact change ready that will let everyone get into the gym faster. There is a canned food drive at the battle which counts as a homecoming competition for your class.  The food drive will be scored differently this year.  It will no longer be scored only on weight. Each 15oz can of vegetables, or fruit will count as 1 point. Each 5 oz can of a pure meat product will count as 2 points. Food items that are not canned will be collected but will count as 0 points. The class with the most points will win the Food Drive competition for homecoming week. [Avery, run 10/10, 10/12, 10/13]

 

Homecoming Spirit week begins today. Check out the themes for each day. Today is Tacky Tourist Day; Wednesday – College T-shirt/Sweatshirt; Thursday – Class T-shirt; Friday – Red, White, and Blue. Plan ahead and gather something for every day next week. Remember this is a competition, and points are awarded to the class who dresses up the most. [Avery, run 10/5, 10/6, 10/9]

 

The ballot for voting for your homecoming court is now active on the Magruder Web page.  Click on your class and vote for your homecoming court.  Voting will end on Thursday at 2:30pm. [Avery, run 10/10, 10/12, 10/13]

 

Who doesn’t enjoy dancing, snacking, and hanging with your friends on a Saturday night? Come to the Homecoming Dance this Saturday, October 14 from 8-11 pm in the main gym. Today is the last day to order your Homecoming Dance tickets online. Visit the Magruder Homepage and click on Online School Payments to purchase your $25 tickets. Beginning Wednesday, you can purchase your Homecoming Dance tickets outside the main gym during lunch. Don’t procrastinate – the cost will jump to $30 on Friday. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so make sure you get your tickets now. Don’t find yourself all dressed up with no place to go! [Schwinn, run 10/10, 10/12, 10/13]

 

Attentions Seniors! Anyone interested in purchasing the coolest class t-shirt, stop by the Media Center during lunch TODAY to add your name to the list. If we get enough requests, we may be able to have them ready by Thursday. Go Seniors – Rock Your Spirit!  [Schwinn, run 10/10]

 

Attention Sophomores Class of 2020, Your class shirts are in -- If you purchased one, come on down to Ms. Fitzsimmmons room (D137) to pick it up. [Fiol run 10/6, 10/9, 10/11]

 

Did you miss getting your school picture taken? Or do you NOT like the picture that was taken? Re-takes will be on Tuesday, October 17, from 11-12:30 in the auditorium. [Dickey, run 10/9, 10/10, 10/11]

 

Applications are now available in the career center for students interested in attending Outdoor Ed at Shady Grove and Redland middle schools. Garland, run 10/5, 10/6, 10/9]

 

Current Science National Honor Society members: The sign-up sheet for tutoring is now available. Please see Mrs. Purdy to sign up for at least 2 days to tutor. Stop by room B233 to choose your dates by the end of the day on Wednesday." [Purdy, run 10/6, 10/9, 10/10]

Clubs

This message is for anyone interested in getting lost in a good story or maybe you want to start enjoying the joys of reading? Introducing Magruder's very own Student Book Club! Our very first meeting will be Thursday, October 12, during lunch in the Media Center! We will be discussing future activities and ways to expand our horizons. [Schwinn, run 10/10, 10/11, 10/12]

 

The LEO Club meeting for today has been cancelled!   Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, 10/17 in room C-249 during lunch.  We will hold officer elections at that time so please consider running for one of the posts.  Please prepare a 1-2 minute speech if you'd like to run for one of these offices.  [Foster, run 10/10]

 

Science tutoring is now available every Monday and Friday in Room B233 during lunch. Come and work with a student tutor from the Science National Honor Society. Tutors are ready to help with all your science work, even for your AP courses! Feel free to bring your lunch. [Purdy, run 10/9, 10/10, 10/11]

 

If you love helping the community and getting rewarded with SSL hours, then feel free to come to community club. Our first meeting will be Wednesday October 11th in room D130. This month’s focus will be medically volunteering at hospitals. Ig you have any questions, be sure to talk to Rachel Choi, Betty Xiong, or Joel Khan. [Sofillas, run 10/6, 10/9, 10/10]

 

ATTENTION JUNIORS! Mrs. Crawford will be here today during lunch to hand out t-shirts to anyone who would like to buy a shirt or has already purchased a shirt.  She will be in front of the auditorium so please come by and get a class shirt and show your class spirit on Thursday! [Vaglica, run 10/10]

Sports

Congratulations to the Varsity football team for their 18-15 win over Seneca Valley. A total team effort led to the victory. The Colonels next game is this Friday, at home against Rockville. [Fowle, run 10/9, 10/10]

 

The Girls JV Soccer Team overwhelmed Seneca Valley in a shutout victory at home on Saturday. The victory concluded the season where the girls had 5 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie - great job girls! And the Girls' Varsity Soccer shut out Seneca Valley over the weekend by a score of 2-0. Both goals by Kendyl Goldsborough. [Rieland, run 10/9]

 

The Jv boys soccer team finished out their season with a 4-1 win over Seneca Valley last night. The varsity boys soccer team tied Seneca Valley 2-2 on goals from Tiago Silva and Ivan Meza. [Edlow, run 10/10]

Now it’s time for Mr. Evans quote of the Day: “Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time.  As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives.”  Trinidad Hunt

The SAT word of the day is dubious, D-U-B-I-O-U-S, an adjective meaning doubtful, uncertain, open to questioning. Charlotte was dubious about tutoring, she didn’t think it would help but she got an A.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact! October 11th is National Cake Decorating Day!

 

 

 

 


 


 Today is Tuesday October 3, 2017

 

General

National Hispanic Heritage Month continues. Gloria Estefan was born in Cuba in 1958 and she and her family moved to the US after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba.  As a child, Gloria wrote poetry and sang while she was caring for her sick father.  In 1980, she joined the Miami Sound Machine and recorded dozen of hit songs with a mix of Latin rhythms, R&B and pop music.  She continues to record hit songs in English and Spanish. [Rangle, run 10/3]

 

Hey Magruder!  It is October which means it’s time for WEAR PINK WEDNESDAY!  On every Wednesday during the month of October, get out that pink apparel and wear it!  We do this in support of those fighting and surviving breast cancer!  This Wednesday is the first Wednesday of October!  GO PINK! [Gallo, run 10/2, 10/3, 10/4]

 

Attention Juniors - PSAT day is October 11! The PSAT is not only practice for the real SAT test, but your scores could qualify you for the National Merit Scholarship competition. Sign up on the Magruder website under the Online School Payment’s link by Oct 6th, the cost is $16. Payments with cash or a check will only be taken in the Counseling Office at lunch time during the week of Oct 2nd to the 6th. If you are in need of financial assistance, please see the counseling office. Once you have registered, stop by the counseling office for a practice book. [Spicer, run 10/2, 10/3, 10/4]

 

College Visits this week include Lycoming, today, at 10:30 (period 4) and Wednesday, October 4th the University of Alabama, 11:00 (period 5).

Clubs

Do you like to sing? Do you like to dance? Come to a show choir interest meeting this Friday, October 6th at the beginning of lunch in the choir room A106. We hope to see you there! [Schmidt, run 10/3, 10/4, 10/]

 

Have you ever wanted to play guitar but couldn’t afford the lessons? Maybe you already know a few chords but want to learn more or meet other guitarists to jam with. Mr. Gamble is beginning after-school Guitar Club today and will meet every Tuesday after school in Rm. D-254. Guitars are supplied if needed or you can bring your own. Find your inner rock-star!! [Gamble, run 10/4]

 

There will be a Forensics meeting today during lunch in B110. [Harper, 10/3]

 

Cancer Awareness Club come to our meeting this Thursday at lunch so we can hang posters for Wear Pink Wednesday. [Gallo, run 10/3, 10/4, 10/]

 

Sert club will meet this Thursday at the beginning of lunch in room A213.  We will discussing cost of shirts and upcoming events. [Oneil, run 10/3, 10/4, 10/5]

 

Attention students! Earn SSL hours doing projects that you choose! Our first Project Change YES Club meeting is today during lunch in Room D263. We will be deciding on new projects. All members should attend, new members welcome!  If you want to join, just come to the meeting today during lunch in Room D263. [Becker, run 9/29, 10/2, 10/3]

 

Attention Colonels! The Alliance for Latin American Students or ALAS is collecting diapers sizes 4, 5, 6 and wipes for a local shelter, Stepping Stones. Please help us bring essential materials to families in need. Bring all materials to Ms. Rangel’s room in A203. Thank-you, your donation will help families in the community. We will be having an ALAS meeting on Thursday, October 5th during lunch in Ms. Rangel’s room. We will be discussing upcoming events and future meetings. All are welcome.  [Rangel, 10/3, 10/4, 10/5]

Sports

Now it’s time for Mr. Evans quote of the Day: “The easiest thing in the world to be is you.  The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be.  Don’t let them put you in that position.” – Leo Buscaglia

The SAT word of the day is ensconce, E-N-S-C-O-N-C-E, a verb meaning establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe, or secret place. Emily ensconced herself in her treehouse.

 

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact!  The Hunt For Red October, with Sean Connery, is the only film with ‘October’ in its title ever to win an Oscar (for best sound editing).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

General

National Hispanic Heritage Month continues.  Simón Bolívar was a South American soldier who was instrumental in the continent's revolutions against the Spanish empire. Born into wealth, he became a revolutionary and played a key role in the Spanish American fight for independence in 1808. In 1825, the "Republic of Bolivia" was created in honor of the inspirational leader, hailed by many as El Libertador (The Liberator). He died in 1830 in Colombia. [Hodge, run 9/26]

 

“Reminder to all interested juniors and seniors: Science National Honors Society applications are due to Mrs. Purdy in B233 by this Friday, Sept. 29th. [Purdy, run 9/26, 9/27, 9/28]

 

Attention Juniors - PSAT day is October 11! The PSAT is not only practice for the real SAT test, but your scores could qualify you for the National Merit Scholarship competition. Sign up on the Magruder website under the Online School Payment’s link by Oct 6th, the cost is $16. Payments with cash or a check will only be taken in the Counseling Office at lunch time during the week of Oct 2nd to the 6th. If you are in need of financial assistance, please see the counseling office. Once you have registered, stop by the counseling office for a practice book. [Spicer, run 9/26, 9/27, 9/28]

 

Starting this week, Homework Hotline Live is back on TV!  Get free, after-school homework help from MCPS teachers by calling, or submitting a question online, to Homework Hotline Live at 301-279-3234 or go to Ask H-H-L dot org.  Or check out the new Homework Hotline Live phone app!  Watch teachers address your homework questions live on MCPS-TV from 4:30 to 6 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays, or get online help from 6 to 9 pm, Monday through Thursday.  Go to Ask H-H-L dot org for more info, or download the free app! [Difranco, run 9/26, 9/27, 9/28]

 

Seniors! Many of you have not had your senior portrait taken. Make-ups are this Thursday and Friday by appointment. Your appointment has already been made! Please check the lists outside of the Media Center to see your scheduled time. If you have a conflict with your appointment time, contact Victor O’Neil studios at 703-532-0013 to make an adjustment. If you don’t get your picture taken, you will not be featured in the senior section of the yearbook. Reminder, today is the last day to buy your t-shirts, so stop by the Media Center during lunch.  [Dickey, Schwinn run 9/25, 9/26, 9/27]

 

This is a reminder to students that are applying to the Math Honor Society.  Applications are due to Mrs. Hayes in room A215 by Thursday September 28th. [Hayes, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27]

 

College visits in the Career Center this week include: Today, Rochester Institute of Technology , 10:00 (period 3), University of Georgia, 11:00 (period 5), University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), 11:15 (period 5). 

 

Students please remember all the college visits for the year are on the career center webpage and are highlighted in your family connection accounts.  A list is also available for pick up in the Career Center. Still need help with your college essay or resume?  Stop by the career center on today (period 5) for another workshop. [Garland, 9/25, 9/26]

 

There will be an interest meeting for the National Technology honor Society during lunch today in room A108. If you have questions please see Mr. Smith. [Smith, run 9/22, 9/25, 9/26]

 

Attention PEAC Seniors – We will have a brief meeting today at the beginning of lunch in room A107. Please attend. See Mr. Brown if you have any questions. [Brown, run 9/22, 9/25, 9/26]

 

Attention class of 2019- our next float meeting will be on Saturday, September 30th from 2:00 to 5:00 and all are welcome! The more participation we have the better! Also, this is the last week to order class t-shirts, please see Mr. Austin or Ms. Vaglica ASAP to make sure you don’t miss out! The shirts are $15 and you can see the design when you place your order. We would love to see the majority of the class in a shirt!!  [Vaglica, run 9/26, 9/27, 9/28]

 

Save the Date:  Magruder’s Financial Aid Information Night will be Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  All grades are welcome to attend.  It is never too late to get a head start on financial aid planning! Is there a college not on the Magruder visit list you may be interested in applying to? Stop by the career center for more information. [Garland, run 9/22, 9/25, 9/26]

Clubs

The Cards for Heroes Club will be having its 2nd meeting of the new school year today in Room A219 during lunch.  New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend. Remember, you can thank the troops and earn SSL hours by joining this club. [Talbert, run 9/25, 9/26]

 

If you are struggling with your math homework, the Math Honor Society is here to help you!  We have tutors available Tuesday, so today after school in room A215.  Please arrive by 2:45.  Our Wednesday session this week is cancelled. [Hayes, run 9/26, 9/27]

 

The Model United-Nations Club prepares for, and simulates various country’s perspectives in a competitive atmosphere with other schools about current global issues. If this sounds interesting to you come to Mr. Gamble’s classroom, D-254, this Wednesday, Sept. 27th during lunch to learn more about joining the Model U.N. club. [Gamble, run 9/26, 9/27]

 

Students interested in officer positions for ALAS, Alliance for Latin American Students, don’t forget to come to our Thursday meeting during lunch. We will hold elections, discuss important upcoming events, and prepare for our diaper drive. All interested students are welcome. [Rangel, run 9/26, 9/27, 9/28]

 

Anyone interested in joining the technical crew for the fall show, “Charlotte’s Web” come to the auditorium today at 2:45. [Harper, run 9/26]

 

Forensics will meet today during lunch in B110. [Harper, run 9/26]

Sports

The Varsity Field Hockey Team held off Blair’s attack in regulation and overtime game play over the weekend.  The colonels then beat Blair in a nail biting 4-3 penalty stroke shoot out. Come out and support the team as they host Einstein this Thursday at 3:45. [Eisig, run 9/25]

 

The Magruder Athletic Booster Club has named Kaliyah Moss as the Student Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Magruder Invitational Tournament where she set a school record for spike percentage in a single match.  Congratulations, Kaliyah! [Smith, run 9/25]

 

The Girls JV Soccer Team tied Damascus 1-1 Monday evening at Damascus. The game went to two overtime periods and remained 1-1. Leslie Posada scored the Magruder goal with under 5 minutes left in the game just after Damascus had scored. The defense shut down the powerful Damascus offense. [Rieland, run 9/26]

 

The Jv boys soccer team defeated Damascus 3-0 last night on 3 goals from Oscar Arevalo. The Varsity Boys Soccer team fell to Damascus 4-1 despite 1 goal from Carlos Contreras.  [Edlow, run 9/26 run promo for Thurs. game on Thur.]

Now it’s time for Mr. Evans quote of the week: “There are admirable potentialities in every human being.  Believe in your strength and your youth.  Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself ‘It all depends on me’.” French author Andre Gide

The SAT word of the day is Rancorous R-A-N-C-O-R-O-U-S, an adjective characterized by bitterness or resentment. Sixteen miserable months of rancorous disputes had to be endured.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact! Nigeria has the youngest population of any country.

 


 

Wednesday

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

General

·         Attention Math Honor Society members:  Our meeting is this Thursday, November 16th after school in the choral room. [Hayes, run 11/15, 11/16]

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·         This week’s AP Crash Course session will cover Planning and Organization skills.  Please note that the lunch session will take place on Wednesday, November 15th in C124 and the after school session will take place on Thursday in C121. [Snyder, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

Clubs

·         Magruder’s  step team is looking for new  steppers to join our team. If you are interested and want to be a part of our team, meet us in the cafeteria this Thursday, November 16 at 2:40pm. [Samuels, run 11/15, 11/16]

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·         There will be a show choir meeting this Friday at lunch in the choir room. Everyone is welcome! [Schmidt, run 11/15, 11/16, 11/17]

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·         Chess club will be meeting in A103 this Friday during lunch.  Everyone is welcome!!  Come play!!!

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·         Forensics will meet Thursday, November 16th during lunch in B110. [Harper, run 11/14, 11/15, 11/16]

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·         Hey Magruder! Today is “America Recycles Day!”  Please be sure to ALWAYS recycle your paper, cans, and bottles by placing these items in their proper bin!  Magruder does a great job at recycling, but there’s always room for improvement! [Gallo, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

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·         Hey Cancer Awareness Club. We need to meet to discuss our winter toy drive.  Please come to our meeting Thursday, November 16th at the beginning of lunch, in C-117. [Gallo, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

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·         Hey Colonels! Are you in a band, play an instrument or just like to jam out with your friends?  Come out to the Project Change Teen Coffeehouse on Friday, November 17th from 7:30 – 10:30pm at the Sandy Spring Museum.  There are 6 teen bands performing, and you could be one of them! Or, if you just want to watch your classmates rock out, volunteer to earn easy SSL hours! Volunteers get in for free, all other are $5.  Want more info? Email info@ProjectChange-MD.org, check out the Project Change website or see Ms. Becker in Room D263.  [Becker, run 11/15]

Sports

·         There is a brief meeting in room C-251, during lunch for  “ALL LADY COLONELS INTERESTED IN TRYING-OUT FOR THE JV and VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS. Please bring any physical forms you have to the meeting.  [Lewis, run 11/14, 11/15]

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·         "Did you know the Magruder softball team had one of its best seasons in program history last year? If you interested in playing softball this spring, all JV and Varsity players should come to B-237 at the beginning of lunch on today for a meeting. If you have any questions please see Coach Zakour." [Zakour, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

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·         Interested in a fun sport this winter?  The Bocce team will be meeting in Mr. Johnson’s room, D-132, at the beginning of lunch today.  Come see Mr. Johnson to learn more about the upcoming season, and the game of bocce. [Johnson, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day: The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. American journalist Syndey J. Harris

The SAT word of the day is truncated, Vindictive, V-I-N-D-I-C-T-I-V-E, an adjective meaning having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge. Her boss generally resorts to scorching sarcasm when he feels vindictive towards someone he can’t show his anger to.

 Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact: The first Raggedy Ann doll was created on September 7th 1915.

 


 Wednesday, November 8th 2017

 

General

Students are reminded that Thursday, November 9th is an early release day.  Dismissal will be at 12:00 pm.  School will be on a regular schedule on Friday, November 10th, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. [Rigsby, run 11/7]

 

Don’t forget there is another Crash Course session today to get tips on Study Skills and managing test anxiety.  The lunch time session will be held in C124 and the after school session will be in C121.  See Mrs. Brennan or Mrs. Snyder with any questions. [Snyder, run 11/8]

 

Interesting in publishing your writing? The Literary Magazine editors are hosting a drop-in workshop today in C243 for any student who would like feedback on their work. This allows for plenty of time to revise before the November 8 deadline. If you’re ready to submit, send your work to MagruderLitMag@gmail.com. [Ehrhardt, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/8]

 

On Thursday, November 9, there will be a free College Preparation Fair for  Juniors and their parents at Montgomery  College, Germantown campus from 4:00pm-7::00pm.  This fair will provide the opportunity to meet college representatives,  and learn about financial aid and scholarships.  Sign up at Visit montgomerycollege.edu/futurestudents and click on event. [Garland, run 11/6, 11/7, 11/8]

Clubs

Create, Debate, Motivate, Support, Consort, Cohort. Educate, Motivate, NO HATE!! Promote Hope...Stay Woke!! Join the Sisterhood-Join Sisters!!! Focus: To Encourage Young Ladies of Color to Seek Academic Excellence and Provide Community Service. We are currently recruiting new members! Sisters today after school in room B236 (Ms. Jordan’s Room)  See you there!! [Jordan, run 11/7, 11/8]

 

Got STEM? Science, Technology, Engineering, Math? Consider Joining the Stem Club.  We meet every Thursday after school in Ms. Jordan's Room.  We are currently working on preparing for Chem-a-thon and Science Bowl Competitions. These competitions are super fun and great for your college apps.   Lover of all things chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Biology. Just happen to have the periodic table memorized? We definitely want you on our team. Come help Magruder Win!! [Jordan, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9]

 

Rumberos is holding a fundraiser at Big Greek Café this week.   Yes, you heard right:  Rumberos fundraiser at Big Greek Café….How’s that for fusion?  A generous 10% of the proceeds will be donated to our club.  Please visit the Big Greek, located at Georgia and Norbeck, any day, any time this week, for some yummy food and support us, too.  Flyers are available in the front office.  Don’t forget Wednesday is $5.00 gyro day.  Bien provecho… I mean – kali orexi.  See you there.  And thank you! [Stephens, run 11/6, 11/7, 11/8]

 

Come see Charlotte’s Web this Thurs. Friday, Saturday and this year Magruder Drama has added a Sunday matinee. Show time  is 7:00 p.m. [Harper, run 11/8, 11/9, 11/10]

Sports

Any student interested in trying out for JV or Varsity Baseball this spring, there will be a meeting next Tuesday 11/14 at the beginning of lunch in the main gym.  If you cannot attend this meeting please see Coach Wilkins. [Wilkins, run 11/8, 11/9, 11/10]

 

Any student athlete interested in trying out for a Winter sport must have their parents complete the online athletic registration forms by Monday, November 13th and have a current physical on file.  Directions on how to complete the online registration forms are in English and Spanish outside the Athletic Directors door.  If you have any questions about this process speak to your coach or the athletic director – Mr. Cheung.  [Cheung, run 11/7, 11/8, 11/9]

 

Interested in joining the Varsity Coed Winter Cheer Team? An information meeting will be held on November 13 from 4:30-5:30. Clinics will be held on November 14th and 15th and tryouts are on November 16th from 4:30-6:30 in the aux gym.  You must have an updated physical and the required forms to tryout. Forms are located outside near the cafeteria. Anybody is welcome to join. If you have any questions, you may contact a current cheerleader. Hope to see you there and bring your colonel sprit! [Nguyen, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/8]

 

There will be a meeting an end of season meeting Thursday November 9th at lunch in C-123 for all Varsity Boys Soccer players to attend.  Please bring all uniforms and equipment back clean and ready to turn in on Thursday. [Edlow, run 11/7, 11/8, 11/9]

 

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  Helen Keller

 

The SAT word of the day is appease, A-P-P-E-A-S-E. A verb meaning to make or preserve peace with a nation, group, or person by giving in to their demands, or to relieve a problem, as in "The slop in the trough appeased the little pig’s hunger."

 

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact: Pigs squeal can reach up to 115 decibels, 3 decibels higher than the sound of a supersonic Concorde.

 

 

 

 


 Wednesday, November 1st 2017

 

General

·         THREE MORE DAYS to by your YEARBOOK AT THIS PRICE! The price will increase after this Friday. Too much right now? You can opt for three-payments, instead of one when you check out. You can place your order on Magruder's home page, using the YEARBOOK tab at the top, or just go to Jostens.com. [Dickey, run 11/1]

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·         Interesting in publishing your writing? The Literary Magazine editors are hosting a drop-in workshop today in C243 for any student who would like feedback on their work. This allows for plenty of time to revise before the November 8 deadline. If you’re ready to submit, send your work toMagruderLitMag@gmail.com. [Ehrhardt,

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·         Could you use help with note-taking, organization, or studying for your classes?  If so, sign up and attend one of the Crash Course: Skills for AP Success workshops.  The first workshop will be Thursday, Nov. 2 and cover Note-Taking skills.  The lunch time session will be in C124 and the after school session in C121.  The online form to sign up is located on the Advanced Placement page of the Magruder High School website.  See Mrs. Brennan or Mrs. Snyder with any questions. [Snyder, run 10/31, 11/1, 11/2]

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·         ATTENTION ALL INTERNS: Please make sure that you have completed all of your assignments for Quarter 1, which are due no later than November 8th. You can complete all of your assignments, via the myMCPS Student Portal, using your Internship Classroom Tile. If your assignments are not submitted by November 8th, you will receive an Incomplete for each missing Assignment, which will turn into a 0.  Get it done Interns!! [Smith, run 10/27, 10/30, 11/1]

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·         Colleges visiting the Career Center this week include:  Today, College of St John (Vermont) at 7:45 (period 1) and Thursday, November 2,  St. John’s  College (New York City) at 10:30 (period 4). [Garland, run 10/31, 11/1, 11/2]

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·         Seniors:  Today will be the third and final essay and resume writing workshop for seniors still in need of help with their  college essays and resumes. [Garland, run 10/31, 11/1]

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·         Seniors applying to the University of Virginia:  If you are interested in applying to the Virginia Scholars Program stop by the Career Center for further information as soon as possible. [Garland, run 10/27, 10/30, 11/1]

Clubs

·         Attention all students!  Key club will be doing our annual “Treats for Troops” campaign.  So bring in all your unwanted Halloween candy in between November 1st- 8th and we’ll send our men and women overseas a little taste of home.  Please drop the candy of to Mr. Daigle in A103.  Thank you for your help in supporting our troops! [Daigle, run 10/31, 11/1, 11/2]

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·         Create, Debate, Motivate, Support, Consort, Cohort, Educate, Motivate, NO HATE!! Promote Hope...Stay Woke!! Join the Sisterhood-Join Sisters! Focus: To Encourage Young Ladies of Color to Seek Academic Excellence and Provide Community Service Sisters Meeting in room B236 (Ms. Jordan’s Room) every other Wednesday after School! Our next meeting is Nov. 8th. [Jordan, run 10/27, 10/30, 10/31, 11/1]

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·         We have a new Honors Society beginning at Magruder…… it’s the Art Honors Society. The first requirement is to have taken at least 1 semester of any visual art class to be eligible. To see a list of all requirements or if you have any questions see Ms. Chick or Ms. Mulholland in the art wing. Applications will be on my Chick’s office door in A102. Applications due November 3rd. [Chick, run 10/27, 10/30, 11/1]

Sports

·         Attention prospective wrestlers. This is a reminder that Weight Certifications are this Saturday. We are meeting at Magruder by 9:30 a.m. and will ride the bus to Blake High School and return around noon. Make sure you have your permission slip, school ID, and are well hydrated. Also don’t forget to get your physical turned in and fill out online forms by November 13th. [Tao, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/3]

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·         Interested in joining the Varsity Coed Winter Cheer Team? An information meeting will be held on November 13 from 4:30-5:30. Clinics will be held on November 14th and 15th and tryouts are on November 16th from 4:30-6:30 in the aux. You must have an updated physical and the required forms to tryout. Forms are located outside near the cafeteria. Anybody is welcome to join. If you have any questions, you may contact a current cheerleader. Hope to see you there and bring your colonel sprit! [Nguyen, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/3]

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·         Come out and support the Varsity Boys Soccer team in Carroll County tomorrow night at 6 pm as they take on Manchester Valley for the sectional championship. There will be a meeting for all Varsity Boys soccer players at lunch today in room c-123.

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Businessman Warren Buffett

The SAT word of the day is magnitude, M-A-G-N-I-T-U-D-E, a noun meaning powerful. Earthquakes have great magnitude in that they are powerful. Their power is rated by their level of magnitude, or how much energy they release relative to other earthquakes.

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact In Australia, the month of November is the time that Australian men grow a mustache. In Canada, it is No Shave Month and in the United States we call it National Beard Month.

 



 

Thursday

Thursday, November 16th 2017

General

Attention Math Honor Society members:  Our meeting is today after school in the Choral room. [Hayes, run 11/15, 11/16]

Clubs

 ALAS meeting will take place today during lunch in Ms. Rangel’s room A203. We will be discussing important future events and activities. All are welcome! [Rangel, run 11/16]

 

Attention all Feminist club members and other interested humans! There will be a guest speaker next Wednesday November 22 during lunch.  It’s a half day so remember lunch is at the end of school – what a great way to begin your Thanksgiving Weekend. [Mulholland, run 11/16, 11/17, 11/20]

 

Magruder’s Step team is looking for new  steppers to join our team. If you are interested and want to be a part of our team, meet us in the cafeteria today at 2:40 p.m. [Samuels, run 11/15, 11/16]

 

There will be a show choir meeting this Friday at lunch in the choir room. Everyone is welcome! [Schmidt, run 11/15, 11/16, 11/17]

 

Chess club will be meeting in A103 this Friday during lunch.  Everyone is welcome!!  Come play!!!

 

Forensics will meet today during lunch in B110. [Harper, run 11/14, 11/15, 11/16]

 

Hey Cancer Awareness Club. We need to meet to discuss our winter toy drive.  Please come to our meeting today at the beginning of lunch, in C-117. [Gallo, run 11/13, 11/14, 11/15]

 

Attention students! Join Project Change at the Teen Coffeehouse tomorrow on Friday, November 17th from 7:30 – 10:30pm at the Sandy Spring Museum!  Only $5 to attend, 6 bands, and you get FREE SNACKS!  Play an instrument or have a band?  Want to help for SSL hours? Then email info@ProjectChange-MD.org, check out the Project Change website or see Ms. Becker in Room D263.  [Becker, run 11/16]

Sports

This week’s highlighted artist is senior Jaime Cantarero (AKA Joe King) from Mr. Daigle’s AP 2-D Design class. This is his photo entitled “Patch work”.  Awesome shot Jamie! [Chick, run 11/16]

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s learning to dance in the rain. Unknown

The SAT word of the day is ambient, A-M-B-I-E-N-T, an adjective meaning relating to the immediate surroundings of something. The ambient atmosphere in the Drama Club make-up room made everyone feel warm and cozy.

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact: One million Earths could fit inside the Sun.

  


 Thursday, November 9th 2017

 

General

Students are reminded that today is an early release day.  Dismissal will be at 12:00 pm.  School will be on a regular schedule on Friday, November 10th, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. [Rigsby, run 11/9]

 

Today there will be a free College Preparation Fair for  Juniors and their parents at Montgomery College, Germantown campus from 4:00pm-7::00pm.  This fair will provide the opportunity to meet college representatives, and learn about financial aid and scholarships.  Sign up at Visit montgomerycollege.edu/futurestudents and click on event. [Garland, run 11/6, 11/7, 11/8]

 

Attention all Science National Honor Society members: The first meeting for old and new members will take place on Tuesday, November 14 in room B233 during lunch. Attendance is one requirement of membership. Please arrive by 11:30 and bring your lunch. [Purdy, run 11/9, 11/13]

Clubs

Announcements: "The Asian-American club will be having a meeting this Friday in Mr. Su's room to discuss the events for this month. Make sure to be there!" [Su, run 11/9, 11/10]

 

Got STEM? Science, Technology, Engineering, Math? Consider Joining the Stem Club.  We meet today after school in Ms. Jordan's Room.  We are currently working on preparing for Chem-a-thon and Science Bowl Competitions. These competitions are super fun and great for your college apps.   Lover of all things chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Biology. Just happen to have the periodic table memorized? We definitely want you on our team. Come help Magruder Win!! [Jordan, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9]

 

Rumberos is holding a fundraiser at Big Greek Café this week.   Yes, you heard right:  Rumberos fundraiser at Big Greek Café….How’s that for fusion?  A generous 10% of the proceeds will be donated to our club.  Please visit the Big Greek, located at Georgia and Norbeck, any day, any time this week, for some yummy food and support us, too.  Flyers are available in the front office.  Don’t forget Wednesday is $5.00 gyro day.  Bien provecho… I mean – kali orexi.  See you there.  And thank you! [Stephens, run 11/6, 11/7, 11/9]

 

Come see Charlotte’s Web, this Thurs. Friday, Saturday and this year Magruder Drama has added a Sunday matinee. Show time  is 7:00 p.m. [Harper, run 11/8, 11/9, 11/10]

Sports

Attention all varsity and JV volleyball players.  Please come see Coach Zanni today in D131. [Zanni, run 11/9]

 

 Any student interested in trying out for JV or Varsity Baseball this spring, there will be a meeting next Tuesday 11/14 at the beginning of lunch in the main gym.  If you cannot attend this meeting please see Coach Wilkins. [Wilkins, run 11/8, 11/9, 11/10]

 

Any student athlete interested in trying out for a Winter sport must have their parents complete the online athletic registration forms by Monday, November 13th and have a current physical on file.  Directions on how to complete the online registration forms are in English and Spanish outside the Athletic Directors door.  If you have any questions about this process speak to your coach or the athletic director – Mr. Cheung.  [Cheung, run 11/7, 11/8, 11/9]

 

There will be a meeting an end of season meeting today at lunch in C-123 for all Varsity Boys Soccer players to attend.  Please bring all uniforms and equipment back clean and ready to turn in on Thursday. [Edlow, run 11/7, 11/8, 11/9]

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. Charlotte’s Web author E. B. White

 

The SAT word of the day is Transcendent T-R-A-N-S-C-E-N-D-E-N-T an adverb meaning beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience. Charlotte’s ability to create words in a web is truly transcendent.  

 

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact: Spiders are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.

 


 November 2nd 2017

 

General

Did you know that if you are 16 years old you can register to vote in the next election?  Stop by the table outside the cafeteria on Thursday (today) and register to vote!  Student 16 years or older can register to vote.  It’s free and it’s your right! [Rigsby, run 11/2]

 

TWO MORE DAYS to by your YEARBOOK AT THIS PRICE! The price will increase after tomorrow. Too much right now? You can opt for three-payments, instead of one when you check out. You can place your order on Magruder's home page, using the YEARBOOK tab at the top, or just go to Jostens.com. [Dickey, run 11/2]

 

Attention students. Would you like to earn $210 or 25 SSL credits? If yes, the Montgomery County Board of Elections is here today looking for volunteers to serve in next year’s elections. Individuals must be U.S. citizens, at least 16 years of age and registered to vote. Look for them near the cafeteria. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN-UP! [Kimball, run 11/2]

 

Interesting in publishing your writing? The Literary Magazine editors are hosting a drop-in workshop today in C243 for any student who would like feedback on their work. This allows for plenty of time to revise before the November 8 deadline. If you’re ready to submit, send your work to MagruderLitMag@gmail.com. [Ehrhardt, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/3]

 

Could you use help with note-taking, organization, or studying for your classes?  If so, sign up and attend one of the Crash Course: Skills for AP Success workshops.  The first workshop will be Thursday, Nov. 2 and cover Note-Taking skills.  The lunch time session will be in C124 and the after school session in C121.  The online form to sign up is located on the Advanced Placement page of the Magruder High School website.  See Mrs. Brennan or Mrs. Snyder with any questions. [Snyder, run 10/31, 11/1, 11/2]

 

ATTENTION ALL INTERNS: Please make sure that you have completed all of your assignments for Quarter 1, which are due no later than November 8th. You can complete all of your assignments, via the myMCPS Student Portal, using your Internship Classroom Tile. If your assignments are not submitted by November 8th, you will receive an Incomplete for each missing Assignment, which will turn into a 0.  Get it done Interns!! [Smith, run 10/27, 10/30, 11/2]

 

Colleges visiting the Career Center this week include:  Today, St. John’s  College (New York City) at 10:30 (period 4). [Garland, run 10/31, 11/1, 11/2]

Clubs

Are you interested in Mental Health? Come to MHAC’s introductory meeting this Friday at lunch in D263! [Becker, run 11/2]

 

Art Honor Society forms are due Friday November 3rd to Ms. CHICK  in room A102 by the end of the day. [Chick, run 11/2, 11/3]

 

Attention SERT Club members or prospective member:  the final t-shirt design will be decided tomorrow, November 2, 2017, at the beginning of lunch in room A213. [O’Neil, run 11/2]

 

 Cast of Charlotte’s Web there is a run through of Act II on stage during lunch today. [Harper, run 11/2]

 

Attention all students!  Key club will be doing our annual “Treats for Troops” campaign.  So bring in all your unwanted Halloween candy in between November 1st- 8th and we’ll send our men and women overseas a little taste of home.  Please drop the candy of to Mr. Daigle in A103.  Thank you for your help in supporting our troops! [Daigle, run 10/31, 11/1, 11/2]

Sports

Attention prospective wrestlers. This is a reminder that Weight Certifications are this Saturday. We are meeting at Magruder by 9:30 a.m. and will ride the bus to Blake High School and return around noon. Make sure you have your permission slip, school ID, and are well hydrated. Also don’t forget to get your physical turned in and fill out online forms by November 13th. [Tao, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/3]

 

Interested in joining the Varsity Coed Winter Cheer Team? An information meeting will be held on November 13 from 4:30-5:30. Clinics will be held on November 14th and 15th and tryouts are on November 16th from 4:30-6:30 in the aux. You must have an updated physical and the required forms to tryout. Forms are located outside near the cafeteria. Anybody is welcome to join. If you have any questions, you may contact a current cheerleader. Hope to see you there and bring your colonel sprit! [Nguyen, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/3]

 

Come out and support the Varsity Boys Soccer team in Carroll County tonight at 6 pm as they take on Manchester Valley for the sectional championship. There will be a meeting for all Varsity Boys soccer players at lunch today in room c-123.

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” President Abraham Lincoln

The SAT word of the day is dote, D-0-T-E, a verb meaning to shower someone with love and attention. Parents who dote on their children too much might find themselves in trouble down the road; all that unadulterated devotion is a surefire way to spoil your child.

Now it’s time for This Day in History: On November 2nd, 1947, the Spruce Goose, which was the largest wooden aircraft ever built, took its first and final flight.

 

 


 

Friday

Friday, November 17th 2017

General

Are you interested in practicing law or trying your own court case? Well, there will be an interest meeting for the Magruder Mock Trial Team on Monday, November 20th at Lunch in room C-124. Bring your lunch and find out how to get involved with this new team! See Mr. Jeter if you cannot make it or if you have any questions. [Jeter, run 11/17, 11/20]

Clubs

Attention all future doctors, nurses, firefighters, vets, techs and everything in between! We are in the process of bringing the electives-based Academy of Health Professions to our very own Magruder High School starting in 2018. Please join our google classroom (Code  et6821    ) or see Mr. Turner in the Science office before registration begins. Again, that Google classroom code is  et6821  and this code will be posted outside room B231. [Turner, run 11/17, 11/20, 11/21]

 

Attention all Feminist club members and other interested humans! There will be a guest speaker next Wednesday November 22 during lunch.  It’s a half day so remember lunch is at the end of school – what a great way to begin your Thanksgiving Weekend. [Mulholland, run 11/16, 11/17, 11/20]

 

There will be a show choir meeting today at lunch in the choir room. Everyone is welcome! [Schmidt, run 11/15, 11/16, 11/17]

 

Chess club will be meeting in A103 today during lunch.  Everyone is welcome!!  Come play!!!

 

Live music tonight at the Project Teen Coffeehouse! Friday November 17th from 7:30-10:30pm  at the Sandy Spring Museum 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860. Entrance Fee is $5. See amazing Teen Bands and Performers! Next Coffeehouse: December 15. Interested bands/performers contact info@projectchange-md.org.   [Becker, run 11/17]

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day: Education can change the scope of the entire family. Dean of Harvard Business School Nitin Nohria

The SAT word of the day is abstinence, A-B-S-T-I-N-E-N-C-E, a noun meaning the act of refraining from pleasurable activity, e.g., eating or drinking. In order to prepare for the Thanksgiving meal, Mama took a vow of abstinence and didn’t eat anything for a day so she would be super hungry for the Thanksgiving dinner.

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact: The White House turkey pardoning ceremony dates back to the 1940s, with presidents occasionally sparing the bird presented to them; since 1989, during George H. W. Bush's first Thanksgiving as president, it has been an annual tradition for the president to "pardon" the turkey.

 


 Friday, November 3rd 2017

 

General

Congratulations to the 9 outstanding and super awesome Magruder Choir students pictured in this photo.  They represented our school in the Montgomery County Youth Chorus this year.  These students gave an incredible concert last night at Walter Johnson High School.  Thanks and way to go, guys! [Schmidt, run 11/3]

 

LAST DAY to by your YEARBOOK AT THIS PRICE! The price will increase as of tomorrow. Too much right now? You can opt for three-payments, instead of one when you check out. You can place your order on Magruder's home page, using the YEARBOOK tab at the top, or just go to Jostens.com. [Dickey, run 11/3]

 

“This is a call out to any and all Magruder bands. We are looking to put on the MHS-tival again this year but we need bands to perform. Rock, country, rap, hip-hop, or any combination there-of are welcome. Please come to Mr. Gamble’s room D-254 during lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 7th if you have a band so we can see if there is enough musical talent in Magruder to get this gig going! Here’s a short clip from previous MHStivals…” [Gamble, run 11/3, 11/6, 11/7]

 

Interesting in publishing your writing? The Literary Magazine editors are hosting a drop-in workshop today in C243 for any student who would like feedback on their work. This allows for plenty of time to revise before the November 8 deadline. If you’re ready to submit, send your work to MagruderLitMag@gmail.com. [Ehrhardt, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/3]

 

Salisbury University will be visiting the  Magruder Career Center on  Monday , November 6  at 1:45 (period 8). On Thursday, November 9, there will be a free  College Preparation  Fair for  juniors and their parents at Montgomery  College, Germantown campus from 4:00pm-7::00pm.  This fair will provide the opportunity to meet college representatives,  and learn about financial aid and scholarships.  Sign up at Visit montgomerycollege.edu/futurestudents and click on event. [Garland, run 11/6, 11/7, 11/8]

 

ATTENTION ALL INTERNS: Please make sure that you have completed all of your assignments for Quarter 1, which are due no later than November 8th. You can complete all of your assignments, via the myMCPS Student Portal, using your Internship Classroom Tile. If your assignments are not submitted by November 8th, you will receive an Incomplete for each missing Assignment, which will turn into a 0.  Get it done Interns!! [Smith, run 10/27, 10/30, 11/3

Clubs

There will be an MSA meeting today, November 3rd at the beginning of lunch in room A213.  [O’Neil, run 11/3]

 

Are you interested in Mental Health? Come to MHAC’s introductory meeting this today at lunch in D263! [Becker, run 11/3]

 

Art Honor Society forms are due today to Ms. CHICK  in room A102 by the end of the day. [Chick, run 11/2, 11/3]

 

 Cast of Charlotte’s Web, run through of Act II on stage during lunch today. [Harper, run 11/3]

 

Attention all students!  Key club will be doing our annual “Treats for Troops” campaign.  So bring in all your unwanted Halloween candy in between November 1st- 8th and we’ll send our men and women overseas a little taste of home.  Please drop the candy of to Mr. Daigle in A103.  Thank you for your help in supporting our troops! [Daigle, run 10/31, 11/1, 11/3]

Sports

There will be an organizational meeting for "ALL" Ladies interested in trying out for the Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball teams this season in room C-251 during lunch, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. We need to go over a few details regarding the season but most importantly how to submit your paperwork for the season. See you in room C-251 on Tuesday. Thanks in advance, Coach Lewis. [Lewis, run 11/3, 11/6, 11/7]

 

Attention prospective wrestlers. This is a reminder that Weight Certifications are this Saturday. We are meeting at Magruder by 9:30 a.m. and will ride the bus to Blake High School and return around noon. Make sure you have your permission slip, school ID, and are well hydrated. Also don’t forget to get your physical turned in and fill out online forms by November 13th. [Tao, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/3]

 

Interested in joining the Varsity Coed Winter Cheer Team? An information meeting will be held on November 13 from 4:30-5:30. Clinics will be held on November 14th and 15th and tryouts are on November 16th from 4:30-6:30 in the aux. You must have an updated physical and the required forms to tryout. Forms are located outside near the cafeteria. Anybody is welcome to join. If you have any questions, you may contact a current cheerleader. Hope to see you there and bring your colonel sprit! [Nguyen, run 11/1, 11/2, 11/3]

 

The Varsity Boys Soccer team fell to Manchester Valley 2-1 last night despite an early goal from Ivan Meza. The team would like to thank everyone who came out last night and during the season to support them. [Edlow, run 11/3]

 

The Magruder Girls Cross Country Team qualify for the 3rd time in a row yesterday for the Maryland 3A State Meet that will be held next week in Baltimore Md.  The Lady Colonels we’re lead by Team Captain and Senior standout Kathy-Pena Molina who got 4th place overall, and Freshman sensation Claire Marin who captured 8th place.  Congratulations to all our athletes who completed yesterday great season, and thank you for all your hard work. [Bosnic, run 11/3]

 

This week's featured artist is senior Anthony Mathwin in Ms. Chick's Commercial Art class. Here is his micography piece where he used written words to create the image. Awesome Art Anthony [Chick, run 11/3]

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the Day It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Author Herman Melville

The SAT word of the day is insuperable I-N-S-U-P-E-R-A-B-L-E an adjective meaning impossible. Raising her grade to an A seemed insuperable.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun Fact:  While enjoying the Autumn foliage consider this. The chlorophyll breaks down, the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible and give the leaves part of their fall splendor.