Announcements

Monday

Monday, February 5th 2018

Today’s Black History Moment is: Have you ever heard the phrase from here to Timbuktu? This majestic city has been the brunt of many jokes and puns.  Timbuktu actually has a storied history and was, and still is- the epicenter of trade and education.  The city of Timbuktu, located in Mali Africa was a bustling city in 1956-growing out of an oasis. During that time, it was a good location where camel caravans came from North Africa and ships from the West would meet to trade. Items exchanged included gold, silk and jewelry.  As a result, manufacturing industries bustled. Timbuktu was a center of Islam and the location of the university of Sankore, here scholars, surgeons, scientist, judges and priest  gathered to exchange information. To this day Timbuktu still serves as a center of trade.  Timbuktu was no joke and should be remembered as a bustling city of trade and learning. Question: Why was Timbuktu an ideal location for trade and information exchange?

General

  • Attention all A-M Interns, this is a gentle reminder that Internship Seminar #10, will be held today, Monday, Feb. 5th, during Lunch, in Room #C251.  The Internship Seminar will begin at 11:25 AM.  Please bring your lunch with you. To find out what Assignments are due today, please check your Internship Class Tile, online, via myMCPS.   First, read all of the Announcements on the Announcements Tab, and please remember to submit your work via the Assignments Tab too.
  • Not sure what  to  do this summer?  Stop by the Career Center for ideas on summer programs, internships, and jobs. Reminder:  The Historic Black Colleges and Universities Fair ( HBCU) is coming up this Friday, February 9 at Albert Einstein High School.  If you have not yet registered, and would like to  go, stop by the career center for immediate help. An admissions representative from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) will be in the Magruder career center on Wednesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m.  (period 3).  She will be conducting 0n-the-spot admissions  and scholarship interviews for seniors during this visit.
  • If you are a  9th grade student with a 3.5 GPA and interested in applying for the PEAC Academy, please see Mr. Brown in C119 during lunch.
  • Hey Colonels:  Valentine’s Day is next week and the Senior Class will be selling Candy Grams beginning tomorrow outside the cafeteria during lunch.  All Candy Grams will cost one dollar and will be delivered to first period classes on Wednesday, February 14.  Don’t miss out!  Send that special someone a candy gram.  Bring your dollar and be sure you know your Valentine’s first period teacher.
  • Are you in a band? Would you like to perform on stage with lights, professional sound, and screaming fans in the audience? There will be a follow-up meeting to discuss the upcoming Spring “M-H-S-tival” this Tuesday, Feb. 6th during lunch in Mr. Gamble’s room, D-254. This is an informational meeting for bands who have already signed up and a last call for any new acts who would like to join this awesome annual Magruder live-music event. That’s room D-254, Tuesday during lunch.
  • If you want to be a part of LitMag, but aren’t sure how to get involved, the informal zine is perfect for you! This is a no-cut, guaranteed-acceptance little magazine we make in between the big, professional ones. The upcoming zine is on the theme of HISTORY—personal history, ancient history, any kind. See Mr. Ehrhardt for details.LitMag will collect submissions until today!

 

 

Clubs

  • There is a new club at Magruder – The Library Club! The library club is having its first meeting on Tuesday, February 6, in the Media Center. All are welcome not only book-lovers, but anyone that loves going to the media center!
  • Art honors society will meet Wednesday February 7th after school.
  • There will be an important feminist club meeting this Wednesday February 7 during lunch. We will be discussing the spring Empowerment Summit.
  • Cancer Awareness Club - we need to meet to discuss Pennies For Patients.  PLEASE come to our meeting TUESDAY, February  6th, in C-117, at the beginning of lunch.  Please note that this is a new meeting day.
  • There is a Legally Blonde vocal rehearsal. Tech is cancelled for today.

Sports

  • There will be an interest meeting for the upcoming spring season of Boys Varsity Tennis on Tuesday February 6th at the beginning of lunch in Ms. Reynolds’ room – C122.  If you cannot attend the meeting please see Ms. Reynolds for information.
  • Attention all interested volleyball players.  The Spring CO-ED Varsity Volleyball Pre-season/Pre-tryout meeting will be held in Coach Altman's room during lunch today in D129 beginning promptly after the bell.  All interested returning and new athletes please attend the interest and information meeting.  We will sign into the team classroom and discuss important paperwork, potential schedules and tryout information.

Now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the day, So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness. To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed. I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life. Actor Sidney Poitier.

The SAT word of the day is: MAWKISH, M-A-W-K-I-S-H,  a noun meaning excessively sentimental. The mawkish remarks from the award winner left the audience unmoved.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: The month of February is named for the Latin word februum which means purification.


 

Tuesday


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

As we celebrate Black History month, we recognize the contributions and achievements of many African-Americans: Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He published his first poem in 1921. He attended Columbia University, but left after one year to travel. Hughes published his first book in 1926. He went on to write countless works of poetry, prose and plays, as well as a popular column for the Chicago Defender. He died on May 22, 1967. Let America be America again and Mother to son are two of his most noted short poems.

General

  • Hey Colonels!  Do you need an AP review book?  Are you studying for the SAT or ACT?  Well, you’re in luck.  The National Honor Society will be selling AP, SAT and ACT study books outside the cafeteria on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All books will cost $5.00, so don’t miss out on this great bargain.
  • Magruder’s Tenth Annual College Information Night for Juniors, Sophomores,  and   Freshmen and their families will be  held on Thursday, February 22th  beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.  Guest admissions officers will present information on Navigating the Admissions Process, Finding the Right College Fit, Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove.  There will also be presentations on How to Afford College and the Differences Between the SATs and  ACTs.  Do NOT miss this opportunity to KICK OFF your start to thinking about college! We look forward to seeing you  and your parents on Thursday, February 22 and 6:30 p.m.
  • The last day to take advantage of the THREE-PAY OPTION to buy this year’s YEARBOOK is THIS Friday, 02/23. Either go to Jostens.com OR access the yearbook link on Magruder’s home page. Thanks so much!
  • The LitMag informal zine is here! Pick up a free copy by the main stairwell, or ask your English or art teacher for a copy. The next club meeting is on Tuesday at lunch and C243, and will feature sensory writing exercises led by LitMag student editors. Come join us, and start writing for the big fiction and poetry issue of The Mill this spring!

Clubs

  • Attention Science National Honor Society Students: We meet today during lunch in B233. Please arrive by 11:20 and bring your lunch!
  • Come out to the first meeting of Movie Club this Wednesday, February 21st  during lunch in A214. Our first movie, Back to the Future, will be shown after school.
  • Art honors society and art club will meet today after school in A100. There will be no meeting Wednesday.  
  • Hey Cancer Awareness Club!  We need help distributing boxes for Pennies for Patients.  Please come to our meeting Wednesday, February 21st at lunch, in C-117.  You can earn SSL hours!  If you need SSL hours, come join the fun.

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day, “A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system. “ Novelist-Jane Smiley

The SAT word of the day is: visceral, V-I-S-C-E-R-AL, an adjective meaning relating to the internal organs; bringing about a gut reaction. She had a visceral response to chicken ; she gagged every time it appeared on her plate.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: The hedgehog was named because of its peculiar foraging methods. These animals root through hedges and other undergrowth in search of small creatures, which they then consume.


 Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Today’s Black History Moment is: Bessie Coleman was an American aviator and the first black woman to earn a pilot's license. Because flying schools in the United States denied her entry, she taught herself French and moved to France, earning her license from France's well-known Caudron Brother's School of Aviation in just seven months. Coleman specialized in stunt flying and parachuting, earning a living barnstorming and performing aerial tricks. She remains a pioneer of women in the field of aviation. On April 30, 1926, Coleman was tragically killed at only 34 years old when an accident during a rehearsal for an aerial show sent her plummeting to her death. Coleman remains a pioneer of women in the field of aviation. One of her favorite Quotes is: “I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly. Question: What did Bessie Coleman decide to do when she was denied entry into flight school in America? And now please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

General

  • Attention all N-Z Interns, this is a reminder that Internship Seminar #10, will be held today, Tuesday, Feb. 6th, during Lunch, in Room #C251.  The Internship Seminar will begin at 11:25 AM.  Please bring your lunch with you. To find out what Assignments are due today, please check your Internship Class Tile, online, via myMCPS.   First read all of the Announcements on the Announcements Tab, and please remember to submit your work via the Assignments Tab.
  • The second Crash Course session will be held today in room D132 during lunch.  Come get tips and practice on how to reading more analytically.  Please see Mrs. Brennan or Mrs. Snyder for more details.
  • Attention all Juniors who are interested in obtaining a Career Work Readiness Job or Internship during your Senior Year, there will be a meeting held in Coach Lewis’s Room, #C251, during the Lunch Period, on Thursday, February 8th, beginning at 11:30 AM.   Please feel free to bring your lunch.  Again, all students that are Juniors in good academic standing, who are interested in obtaining a Career to Work Readiness Job, or interested in learning how to obtain and receive school credit for completing a High School Internship, please attend the CCRD/Intern Interest and Information Meeting on Thursday in Room #C251.  During the Interest Meeting, you will also have an opportunity to meet students that are currently in the CCRD and Internship Programs, hear their testimonials, and stories of their current job experiences.
  • YEARBOOK DEADLINES are fast approaching! The last day to order a yearbook ad is Friday, 02/16/18; seniors, especially, and your parents won’t want to miss this memory-filled opportunity! The last day to take advantage of the three-pay option is Friday, 02/23. Please make sure you take advantage of these opportunities before the deadlines approach!
  • Seniors considering attending the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES):  There will be an admissions representative in the career center  on Wednesday, February 7 at 9:30 (period 3).  She will be conducting  on-the-spot admissions and scholarship interviews at that time.
  • Not sure what  to  do this summer?  Stop by the Career Center for ideas on summer programs, internships, and jobs. Reminder:  The Historic Black Colleges and Universities Fair ( HBCU) is coming up this Friday, February 9 at Albert Einstein High School.  If you have not yet registered, and would like to  go, stop by the career center for immediate help.
  • If you are a  9th grade student with a 3.5 GPA and interested in applying for the PEAC Academy, please see Mr. Brown in C119 during lunch.
  • Hey Colonels:  Valentine’s Day is next week and the Senior Class will be selling Candy Grams beginning tomorrow outside the cafeteria during lunch.  All Candy Grams will cost one dollar and will be delivered to first period classes on Wednesday, February 14.  Don’t miss out!  Send that special someone a candy gram.  Bring your dollar and be sure you know your Valentine’s first period teacher.
  • Are you in a band? Would you like to perform on stage with lights, professional sound, and screaming fans in the audience? There will be a follow-up meeting to discuss the upcoming Spring “M-H-S-tival” today during lunch in Mr. Gamble’s room, D-254. This is an informational meeting for bands who have already signed up and a last call for any new acts who would like to join this awesome annual Magruder live-music event. That’s room D-254, Tuesday during lunch.

Clubs

 

  • If you want to be a part of LitMag, but aren’t sure how to get involved, the informal zine is perfect for you! This is a no-cut, guaranteed-acceptance little magazine we make in between the big, professional ones. The upcoming zine is on the theme of HISTORY—personal history, ancient history, any kind. See Mr. Ehrhardt for details. LitMag will collect submissions until today!

 

  • There is a new club at Magruder – The Library Club! The library club is having its first meeting today in the Media Center. All are welcome not only book-lovers, but anyone that loves going to the Media Center!
  • Art honors society will meet Wednesday February 7th after school.
  • There will be an important Feminist Club meeting this Wednesday February 7 during lunch. We will be discussing the spring Empowerment Summit.
  • Cancer Awareness Club - we need to meet to discuss Pennies For Patients.  PLEASE come to our meeting today in C-117, at the beginning of lunch.  Please note that this is a new meeting day.
  • Legally Blonde rehearsal and Tech is cancelled for today.

Sports

  • There will be an interest meeting for the upcoming spring season of Boys Varsity Tennis today at the beginning of lunch in Ms. Reynolds’ room – C122.  If you cannot attend the meeting please see Ms. Reynolds for information.
  • There will be a very important interest meeting for those who would like to run Outdoor track which start March 1st.  The meeting will take place in room C-125 Wednesday Feb 7 at 2:50 pm.  Hope to see you there.  
  • Congratulations to Magruder Wrestling for beating Blake 83-0 and Rockville 48-28 this past weekend. The Wrestling team has won their last 5 of 6 matches. JV has their end of season tournament this weekend at Gaithersburg HS and Varsity will moves into the post-season the next three weekends as well. Good luck!
  • On Saturday, February 2, Magruder Swim and Dive competed in the Division 3 Championships. The boys finished in 3rd place. The girls won the meet by 121 points. Overall, Magruder won the meet! Congratulations go out to Natalie Dobrzykowski, Riley Powell, Kelly Reid, Vivian Caonguyen who set a new Magruder HS record in the 200 Medley Relay. Great swimming girls!

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s Quote of the day, “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey.

The SAT word of the day is: LUGUBRIOUS, L-U-G-U-B-R-I-O-U-S,  an adjective  meaning mournful, gloomy, and dismal. Although Sally was usually cheerful, she was in a lugubrious mood when her boyfriend decided to take some time apart.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: J.K. Rowling became the first person to become a billionaire by writing books. However, she also lost her billionaire status because she donated so much money to charity!


 

Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21, 2018  

As we celebrate Black History month, we recognize the contributions and achievements of many African-Americans: Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were established to serve the educational needs of black Americans. Prior to the time of their establishment, and for many years afterwards, blacks were generally denied admission to traditionally white institutions. As a result, HBCUs became the principle means for providing postsecondary education to black Americans. Today, HBCUs must fulfill educational goals far beyond those initially set. President George Bush described the unique mission of black colleges as follows:"At a time when many schools barred their doors to black Americans, these colleges offered the best, and often the only, opportunity for a higher education." Today, thank heavens, most of those barriers have been brought down by the law, and yet historically black colleges and universities still represent a vital component of American higher education. HBCUs continue to be a vital resource in the nation's educational system. Among their accomplishments are the following:

  • More than 80 percent of all black Americans who received degrees in medicine and dentistry were trained at the two traditionally black institutions of medicine and dentistry--Howard University and Meharry Medical College.  Today these colleges still account for 20% .
  • HBCUs have provided undergraduate training for three fourths of all black persons holding a doctorate degree; three fourths of all black officers in the armed forces; and four fifths of all black federal judges.
  • HBCUs are leading institutions in awarding baccalaureate degrees to black students in the life sciences, physical sciences mathematics, and engineering.
  • HBCUs continue to rank high in terms of the proportion of graduates who pursue and complete graduate and professional training.
  • Fifty percent of black faculty in traditionally white research universities received their bachelor's degrees at an HBCU.

Today, HBCUs enroll 20 percent of black undergraduates. However, HBCUs award 40 percent of baccalaureate degrees earned by black college students. Question :  Why were HBCU’s established and what is their significance?

General

  • Attention Seniors. Today is Senior Class Picture day during period 4 in the Main Gym. All students should report to their period 4 class and wait to be called down at the beginning of the period. Edison students, please report directly to the gym after period 3.
  • The Annual Dodgeball tournament will be help on Thursday, March 15th at 7 PM in the main gym.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Webster in A211.  There are 12 people per team.  You do not need to be in an organized team or club to participate in the fun.   Applications are due by March 12th.
  • Hey Colonels!  Do you need an AP review book?  Are you studying for the SAT or ACT?  Well, you’re in luck.  The National Honor Society will be selling AP, SAT and ACT study books outside the cafeteria on today and Thursday.  All books will cost $5.00, so don’t miss out on this great bargain.
  • Hey students, you can get more tips, strategies and practice with analytical reading and writing an evidence based essay during this week’s crash course sessions.  Come to D132 during lunch today.  Bring your food and we’ll see you there!
  • FINAL REMINDER: Magruder’s Tenth Annual College Information Night for Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen and families will be this Thursday, February 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Magruder auditorium.  Admissions officers and alumni  from Rutgers University, Harvard University, Hood College, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland will  discuss Navigating the Admissions Process and Finding the Right College Fit.  Representatives from Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove,  including student ambassadors,  will present information on these two schools.  The program will  conclude  with a  discussion of Strategies for Affording College and the current  differencesbetween the SATs and  ACTs. THIS EVENT IS A GREAT KICK OFF TO THE START OF THE COLLEGE SEASON FOR UNDERCLASSMEN!!  
  • A representative from Montgomery  College will be in the Career  Center again today, Wednesday February 21 during lunch, to help students apply to the College.  
  • The Deadline for applying to the NAACP  Scholarship, worth $1,000  to the winners,  is this Friday, February 23.  
  • The last day to take advantage of the THREE-PAY OPTION to buy this year’s YEARBOOK is THIS Friday, February 23rd. Either go to Jostens.com OR access the yearbook link on Magruder’s home page. Thanks so much!

Clubs

  • There will be a meeting of the Minority Scholars program today at Lunch in C-124. Please see Mr. Jeter with any questions.
  • Project change club is trying to save the hungry, and all you have to do is play a free game on FreeRice.com!  Did you know one in six people in America face hunger, and the worst part is that there’s more than enough food to go around.  To participate you have to go to FreeRice.com use the login Project Change and the password 123.  Play games and help us stop hunger today!
  • Come out to the first meeting of Movie Club today during lunch in A214. Our first movie, Back to the Future, will be shown after school.
  • Hey Cancer Awareness Club!  We need help distributing boxes for Pennies for Patients.  Please come to our meeting today  at lunch, in C-117.  You can earn SSL hours!  If you need SSL hours, come join the fun.

Sports

  • Congratulations to Magruder wrestling who advances 5 wrestlers to the region tournament. This past weekend, the team competed in the County Tournament. Sabio Amah took 6th, Erick Lowe placed 5th, and Wafeeq Iqbal took home a 3rdplace medal. CJ Cramma repeated as a County Champion, winning his finals match in decisive fashion. Colton Houldsworth also qualified for the region tournament as well. Good luck to these student athletes. The regional tournament will be held at Clarksburg HS this Friday and Saturday.
  • Attention Interested Coed Volleyball Players, Physical Forms are due, complete your online registration and provide your medical cards to Coach Altman in D129 before February 26th... URGENT that's next week. Please see Coach A with questions.

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day, “Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.” Actor Denzel Washington

The SAT word of the day is: provoke, P-R-0-V-O-K-E, a verb meaning To incite or to irritate. Not wanting to provoke a backlash, the mayor  decided to scuttle some of her more unpopular policies.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President’s Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed.


 Wednesday, February 14, 2018

As we celebrate Black History month, we recognize the contributions and achievements of many African-Americans: Happy Frederick Douglas Day! Did you know that there was no record of Frederick Douglas’s actual birthdate, so he selected February 14th,  Valentine’s day? Frederick Douglass (February 1818 to  February  20th 1895) was a prominent American abolitionist, author and orator. Born a slave, Douglass escaped at age 20 and went on to become a world-renowned anti-slavery activist. His three autobiographies are considered important works of the slave narrative tradition as well as classics of American autobiography. Douglass’ work as a reformer ranged from his abolitionist activities in the early 1840s to his attacks on Jim Crow and lynching in the 1890s. Question: What was Frederick Douglas’s Birthday? And now please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

General

  • Magruder’s Tenth Annual College Information Night for Juniors, Sophomores,  and   Freshmen and their families will be  held on Thursday, February 22th  beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Magruder auditorium.  Guest admissions officers will present information on Navigating the Admissions Process, Finding the Right College Fit, Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove.  There will also be presentations on How to Afford College and the Differences Between the SATs and  ACTs.  Do NOT miss this opportunity to KICK OFF your start to thinking about college! We look forward to seeing you  and your parents on Thursday, February 22 and 6:30pm.
  • This week’s Crash Course sessions will tackle tips for writing an essay.  The meetings this week will be during lunch Thursday in room D132.  Bring your lunch and we’ll see you there!
  • YEARBOOK DEADLINES are fast approaching! The last day to order a yearbook ad is Friday, Feb. 16. Seniors and parents of Seniors, you won’t want to miss this memory-filled opportunity! The last day to take advantage of the three-pay option is Friday, Feb. 23. Please make sure you take advantage of these opportunities before the deadlines approach!  
  • This announcement is for AP students.  If you need to submit the AP waiver form for taking the AP Exams, these are due to Mrs. Snyder in C248 by February 15th.  If they are not returned by the 15th, your exams will be cancelled.

Clubs

  • The next SADD meeting will be at lunch today n room C119.  We will be working on details for our fundraiser and Every 15 Minutes.
  • Hey Cancer Awareness Club!  We did not finish the boxes for Pennies for Patients.  We will have a meeting TODAY during lunch, in C-117.  We will also move our meeting day to Wednesdays.
  • All national art honors society members our meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday February 20th after school. please see Ms. Chick if you cannot attend.
  • There will be a meeting of the Minority Scholars Program today at Lunch in room C124. Come to the meeting to find out more about the Minority Scholars Program at Magruder. See Mr. Jeter with any questions.
  • There is a Legally Blonde vocal rehearsal after school. There is a mandatory Costume parade after that as well.  Tech is on today.

Sports 

  • Now it’s time for the Quote of the day, The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years. – Audrey Hepburn

 

  • The SAT word of the day is: winsome, W-I-N-S-O-M-E-, an adjective meaning attractive or appealing in appearance or character. The winsome figure skater sailed across the ice.

 

 

 

 

  • Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: The origin of the coconut has been lost to history. Coconuts are a prehistoric plant that scientists believe came from the South Pacific around what is now New Guinea.

 

Thursday

Thursday, February 15, 2018

As we celebrate Black History month, we recognize the contributions and achievements of many African-Americans: James Baldwin Writer (1924-1987) James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright, novelist and voice of the American Civil Rights movement known for works including 'Notes of a Native Son,' 'Nobody Knows My Name" and 'The Fire Next Time.' Who Was James Baldwin? Born in 1924 in New York City, James Baldwin published the 1953 novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, going on to garner acclaim for his insights on race, spirituality and humanity.

General

  • Students/Staff: We have begun parking enforcement once again.  As a last reminder, if you are not displaying a valid permit and you have been given three warnings (including those from the 1st Semester) your vehicle will be impounded. Fall/Winter Permits are no longer valid!  Parking fees go directly to Magruder Athletics so get your application in today!!
  • Seniors:  Are  you planning to go to Montgomery College and have not yet applied.  Meet Magruder’s Montgomery College  representative and Ms. Garland in the Career Center today at lunch and we will help you complete your  application.
  • Magruder’s Tenth Annual College Information Night for Juniors, Sophomores,  and   Freshmen and their families will be  held on Thursday, February 22th  beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Guest admissions officers will present information on Navigating the Admissions Process, Finding the Right College Fit, Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove.  There will also be presentations on How to Afford College and the Differences Between the SATs and  ACTs.  Do NOT miss this opportunity to KICK OFF your start to thinking about college! We look forward to seeing you  and your parents on Thursday, February 22 and 6:30pm.
  • This week’s Crash Course sessions will tackle tips for writing an essay.  The meetings this week will be during lunch today n room D132.  Bring your lunch and we’ll see you there!
  • Only TWO days left to order your YEARBOOK AD; the deadline is TOMORROW, Friday, 02/16/18; seniors, especially, and your parents won’t want to miss this memory-filled opportunity! Either go to Jostens.com OR access the yearbook link on Magruder’s home page. The last day to take advantage of the THREE-PAY OPTION to buy this year’s YEARBOOK is NEXT Friday, 02/23. Again, Either go to Jostens.com OR access the yearbook link on Magruder’s home page.
  • This announcement is for AP students.  If you need to submit the AP waiver form for taking the AP Exams, these are due to Mrs. Snyder in C248 by February 15th.  If they are not returned by today, your exams will be cancelled.
  • The LitMag informal zine is here! Pick up a free copy by the main stairwell, or ask your English or art teacher for a copy. The next club meeting is on Tuesday at lunch and C243, and will feature sensory writing exercises led by LitMag student editors. Come join us, and start writing for the big fiction and poetry issue of The Mill this spring!
  • Attention Math Honor Society members:  Our meeting today after school is in the choral room.  See you there.

Clubs

  • All national art honors society members our meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday February 20th after school. please see Ms. Chick if you cannot attend.
  • There will be an MSA meeting today  in room A213 at the beginning of lunch.  We will be discussing MIST.
  • There is a Legally Blonde blocking rehearsal today. Check the Drama board for who is on call.  Tech is on today.

Sports 

  • Hey Colonels, come support your Magruder wrestlers as they battle for a county title this Friday and Saturday at Gaithersburg HS. CJ Cramma is a returning County Champion and looks to defend his title at 120 lbs. Wafeeq Iqbal, Colton Houldsworth and Erick Lowe are also favorites to earn a medal and a top spot in Montgomery county. Wrestling starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Don’t miss out, See you there!”

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day,  "Do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of your imagination." -Dr. Patricia Bath

The SAT word of the day is: wrath, W-R-A-T-H, meaning  Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire. Achilles is a typical Greek hero; handsome, brave, celebrated for his fleetness of foot, prone to excess of wrath and grief, at the same time he is compassionate, hospitable, full of affection for his mother and respect for the gods.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: Today is National Gumdrop and Singles Awareness Day.  


 Thursday, February 8, 2018.

As we celebrate Black History month, we recognize the contributions and achievements of many African-Americans: Ernest Everett Just, was born  in 1883, in Charleston, South Carolina, Just was an African-American biologist and educator who pioneered the study of many areas of the physiology  development, including fertilization and embryology. His first job out of college was as a teacher and researcher at the traditionally all-black Howard University.   He eventually obtained a P.H.D. from the University of Chicago, where he studied Experimental Embryology and graduated magna cum laude.  And now please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

General

  • Attention Seniors. If you haven't done so already, order your cap and gown package today during lunch outside the cafeteria. The Josten’s rep will be collecting early bird orders. The cost for the cap/gown/tassel package is $45.00 – but, only until February 18.  [this is rescheduled for 2/13 due to snow day]
  • Attention all Juniors who are interested in obtaining a Career Work Readiness Job or Internship during your Senior Year, there will be a meeting held in Coach Lewis’s Room, #C251, during the Lunch Period, on Thursday, February 8th, beginning at 11:30 AM.   Please feel free to bring your lunch.  During the Interest Meeting, you will also have an opportunity to meet students that are currently in the CCRD and Internship Programs, hear their testimonials, and stories of their current job experiences.
  • YEARBOOK DEADLINES are fast approaching! The last day to order a yearbook ad is Friday, Feb. 16. Seniors and parents of Seniors, you won’t want to miss this memory-filled opportunity! The last day to take advantage of the three-pay option is Friday, Feb. 23. Please make sure you take advantage of these opportunities before the deadlines approach!
  • Not sure what  to  do this summer?  Stop by the Career Center for ideas on summer programs, internships, and jobs. Reminder:  The Historic Black Colleges and Universities Fair ( HBCU) is coming up this Friday, February 9 at Albert Einstein High School.  If you have not yet registered, and would like to  go, stop by the career center for immediate help.  
  • If you are a  9th grade student with a 3.5 GPA and interested in applying for the PEAC Academy, please see Mr. Brown in C119 during lunch.

Clubs

  • The Physics club will have its first meeting on Monday February 12th, during lunch. Come to Mr. Kuehner's room - room C118 if you are interested. We will be doing a demonstration with ferro-fluids. That's a fluid with magnetic properties! Again, C118 on Monday for the Physics Club.
  • Hey Colonels:  Valentine’s Day is next week and the Senior Class will be selling Candy Grams today outside the cafeteria during lunch.  All Candy Grams will cost one dollar and will be delivered to first period classes on Wednesday, February 14.  Don’t miss out!  Send that special someone a candy gram.  Bring your dollar and be sure you know your Valentine’s first period teacher.
  • Legally Blonde blocking and dance rehearsal today. Tech is cancelled.
  • Cancer Awareness we will be meeting again on Tuesday, February 13th, at the beginning of lunch.  We will be labeling boxes for Pennies for Patients.  The more the merrier!

Sports

  • There will be a very important interest meeting for those who would like to run Outdoor track which start March 1st. The meeting will take place in room C-125 Friday Feb 9 at 2:50 pm. Meet the coaches and get important information about the upcoming season.  Hope to see you there!
  • The Magruder bocce team beat Springbrook Saturday in convincing fashion to secure a spot in the county championship tournament.   Unfortunately, the team lost for the first time this season against Sherwood in the division tournament final.   Magruder’s begins its county tournament run against Northwest High School on Saturday at 10:00 AM at Paint Branch High School.

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day, “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” Supreme Court Justice and Civil Rights Activist Thorgood Marshall

The SAT word of the day is: seditious, S-E-D-I-T-I-O-U-S, an adjective meaning rebelling against a government  “Many historians argue that because the United States was founded by an act of rebellion, there is a general acceptance of seditious behavior in much of American culture today.”

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: During revolutionary times Rockville was known as Hungerford's Tavern the name of its most familiar landmark. One of the first calls to freedom from British rule was heard at the tavern in 1774.

 


 Thursday, February 1, 2018  

 

General

  • Today marks the first day of Black History Month.  MVP will profile African American leaders throughout the month.
  • Attention Seniors. Welcome to your last semester of high school. It is time to order your cap and gown for graduation on June 1. Order forms were distributed during AU yesterday and extra forms are available in the Media Center. Online ordering at Jostens.com is the most convenient way to order your cap and gown package. You can also turn in a print form with payment on February 6 and 7 during lunch outside the cafeteria. The cost for the cap, gown, and tassel package is $45 - but only until February 18. The price after February 18 increases to $60, so order now. If you have any questions, see Dr. Schwinn in the Media Center.     
  • Attention Juniors: If you have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above and are interested in applying to become a member of the National Honor Society, applications will be available starting today, Tuesday, January 30.  See the guidance secretary or Ms. Hodge in room A-207.  All applications are due by 2:45 pm on Thursday, March 8, 2018.  
  • If you want to be a part of LitMag, but aren’t sure how to get involved, the informal zine is perfect for you! This is a no-cut, guaranteed-acceptance little magazine we make in between the big, professional ones. The upcoming zine is on the theme of HISTORY—personal history, ancient history, any kind. See Mr. Ehrhardt for details. The LitMag will collect submissions until Monday, February 5th!
  • ALAS will meet today during lunch. We will discuss  upcoming club activities. See you there!     
  • Seniors and Juniors:  If you are interested in attending the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Fair at Einstein HS on February 9, please stop by  the career center immediately to register.  Seniors will be able to register for three on-the-spot admissions interviews.
  • ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT to buy your yearbook at a discounted price! The price will go up on Friday, February 2. Also, time is running out to select the 3-pay option. Buy your yearbook today and don't miss out on our award-winning publication which captures so many memorable moments from this year.

Clubs

  • Attention SERT club members:  There will be a meeting and activity starting at the beginning of lunch today in room A213.  Please bring your completed SSL hours sheet for your club hours.
  • Congratulations to the Mock Trial team for their victory over Gaithersburg High School. The team improved their record to 1-1 with their solid performance. The team returns to action next week as they take on Good Counsel. Congratulations team.
  • Cancer Awareness Club - we need to meet to discuss Pennies For Patients.  PLEASE come to our meeting TUESDAY, February  6th, in C-117, at the beginning of lunch.  Please note that this is a new meeting day.
  • There is a Legally Blonde blocking and dance rehearsal. Tech is also on.

Sports

  • Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Basketball team for a 52 to 50 victory over Blake last night. Junior Ebby Asamoah with 17 points.
  • Attention all interested volleyball players.  The Spring CO-ED Varsity Volleyball Pre-season/Pre-tryout meeting will be held in Coach Altman's room during lunch on Monday, February 5th in D129 beginning promptly after the bell.  All interested returning and new athletes please attend the interest and information meeting.  We will sign into the team classroom and discuss important paperwork, potential schedules and tryout information.
  • Anyone interested in trying out for JV or Varsity Baseball, there will be a meeting this today at the beginning of lunch in the main gym.  If you cannot attend this meeting, please see Coach Wilkins.
  • Hey colonels! Come support your Varsity Cheerleading team for their winter competition at Thomas Johnson High School on Saturday, February 3th. Doors open at 9:30 and tickets cost $5. The team has been working hard this season so come out and show your colonel pride. Go colonels.
  • There will be a girls' lacrosse meeting today for NEW PLAYERS ONLY at 11:20 in room c-125-NEW PLAYERS ONLY.
  • Come out to Blair High School to support your liberty bell poms in their final competition this saturday.
  • Also swim over to MLK at 4 pm this saturday to watch your magruder swim team in their divisional meet.
  • This week’s artist of the week is freshmen Anna Nardone in Mr. Daigle’s photo 1 class. Here is her black and white photo. Impressive work Anna!

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day, “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.”– Ernie Banks

The SAT word of the day Risible, R-I-S-I-B-L-E, an adjective meaning something that is laughable or amusing. The very large man trying to get into a very tiny car was risible.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: If Pinocchio says “My nose will grow now,” it would be a paradox.

 

 




 

Friday

Today is Friday, February 9th 2018. As we celebrate Black History month, we recognize the contributions and achievements of many African-Americans: Before a computer became an inanimate object and before Sputnik changed the course of history, before the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education established that separate was in fact not equal, and before the poetry of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech rang out over the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, a group of black women working at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Hampton, Virginia were helping America dominate aeronautics, space research, and computer technology, carving out a place for themselves as female mathematicians who were also black, black mathematicians who were also female. Hidden Figures is their story. Their names are: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson.  Check out the blockbuster film titled Hidden Figures to find out more. Question: Where did these 3 women work as human computers, mathematicians and engineers?

Attention Seniors. The Jostens gown representative will return to Magruder on Tuesday, February 13 to collect cap and gown orders. She will be outside the cafeteria during lunch. Order NOW to get the discounted price of $45 for the cap, gown, and tassel package.[Schwinn, run 2/9]

 

 REMINDER TO STUDENTS ATTENDING THE HBCU FAIR AT EDISON HIGH SCHOOL THIS AFTERNOON:  A BUS WILL BE LEAVING THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF MAGRUDER AT 4:35.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE  YOUR SIGNED PERMISSION SLIPS READY  IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY BROUGHT THEM TO THE CENTER.  THE BUS WILL BE RETURNING TO  MAGRUDER NO LATER THAN 8:30 p.m. [Garland run 2/9]

 

YEARBOOK DEADLINES are fast approaching! The last day to order a yearbook ad is Friday, Feb. 16. Seniors and parents of Seniors, you won’t want to miss this memory-filled opportunity! The last day to take advantage of the three-pay option is Friday, Feb. 23. Please make sure you take advantage of these opportunities before the deadlines approach! [Dickey, run 2/8, 2/9, 2/12]

 

Not sure what  to  do this summer?  Stop by the Career Center for ideas on summer programs, internships, and jobs. Reminder:  The Historic Black Colleges and Universities Fair ( HBCU) is today at Albert Einstein High School.  If you have not yet registered, and would like to  go, stop by the career center for immediate help.  [Garland, run 2/8, 2/9]

 

If you are a  9th grade student with a 3.5 GPA and interested in applying for the PEAC Academy, please see Mr. Brown in C119 during lunch. [Brown, run 2/8, 2/9]

 

This announcement is for AP students.  If you need to submit the AP waiver form for taking the AP Exams, these are due to Mrs. Snyder in C248 by February 15th.  If they are not returned by the 15th, your exams will be cancelled. [Snyder, run 2/9, 2/12, 2/13]

 

The Class of 2018 is hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday, February 13 from 4 to 8 pm at the Olney location. Take someone special out for an early Valentine's dinner. Be sure to let the cashier know you are from Magruder HS. Share the Chipotle love and tell your family, friends, and neighbors! [Schwinn, run 2/9, 2/12, 2/13]

 

Hey Colonels:  Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the Senior Class will be selling Candy Grams until Monday, February 12, outside the cafeteria during lunch.  All Candy Grams will cost one dollar and will be delivered to first period classes on Wednesday, February 14.  Don’t miss out!  Send that special someone a candy gram.  Bring your dollar and be sure you know your Valentine’s first period teacher.   [Schwinn, run 2/8, 2/9]

Clubs

“Attention students! Did you know Magruder has a fishing club? If you are interested or love to fish, there is a meeting today at lunch in B230. Come see what Magruder fishing club is all about! After all, we only fish on days that end in “Y”. See you there!” [Tao, run 2/9]

 

 Attention all LEO Club members!  Join us for a meeting on Tuesday 2/13 during lunch in room C-249 to discuss volunteer opportunities with Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, as well as the American Red Cross Blood Drive coming on March 22.  See you at on Tues.!  Bring your lunch and meet a representative from Leader Dogs and prepare yourself for an adorable canine visitor! [Foster, run 2/9, 2/12, 2/13]

 

There will be a meeting of the Minority Scholars Program on Monday at Lunch in room C124. Come to the meeting to find out more about the Minority Scholars Program at Magruder. See Mr. Jeter with any questions. [Jeter, run 2/9, 2/12]

 

 The Physics club will have its first meeting on Monday February 12th, during lunch. Come to Mr. Kuehner's room - room C118 if you are interested. We will be doing a demonstration with ferro-fluids. That's a fluid with magnetic properties! Again, C118 on Monday for the Physics Club. [Kuehner, run 2/8, 2/9, 2/12]

 

Legally Blonde choral  rehearsal is today, same time, same place. And Tech is back on.  [Harper, run 2/8]

 

Cancer Awareness we will be meeting again on Tuesday, February 13th, at the beginning of lunch.  We will be labeling boxes for Pennies for Patients.  The more the merrier! [Gallo, run 2/7, 2/8, 2/12, 2/13]

 

 There will be a very important interest meeting for those who would like to run Outdoor track which start March 1st. The meeting will take place in room C-125 today at 2:50 pm. Meet the coaches and get important information about the upcoming season.  Hope to see you there! [Bosnic, run 2/8, 2/9]

Sports

The Magruder Indoor Track team competed last night in the 3A West Regional Indoor Championship meet at Landover Md. The Colonels boys team was led by Eduardo Casiano who ran a personal best in the 300m (38.0), in addition Senior and team captain Bryon Olsen ran a personal best in the 800m with a time of 2:05, and Lindon Luu also had a PR in the 3200m with a time of 11:20.  The girls team was led again by Senior standout Kathy-Pena-Molina was had a personal best time in the 1600m and placed 8th place  and the girls 4x800 relay team of (Kathy Pena-Molina, Reena Peralta, Lucy and Claire Marin) placed 7th with a time of 11:25.  Congratulation to all the Colonels who ran at last night meet, and special thanks to Damien Pierce who ran 4 events in yesterday meet.  Great Job!!! [Bosnic, run 2/9]

 

Tonight the Girls and Boys basketball teams take on Sherwood here at Magruder. Girls at 5:30 and boys at 7:15, come out and support the Colonels!!! [Harwood, run 2/9]

Now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the day, If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. - Maya Angelou

The SAT word of the day is: incidental, I-N-C-I-D-E-N-T-A-L meaning Casual; accidental; not of prime concern. Callie  had to save her allowance for a year to pay for a new DVD player; for Veronica, her wealthy next-door neighbor, however, it would have been an incidental expense.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: today is National Pizza day, National Bagel Day, National toothache day and National no one eats alone day.

 


 Friday, February 2nd 2018  

General

  • Good Morning, my name is Sherice Muhammad Jr.  I am an officer in the Sisters club and each day this month, either I, or a member of Sisters will be sharing a Black History Moment/Fact with you.  Afterwards, I will ask a question.  Write the answer and submit to Ms. Jordan room B236 during lunch.  At the end of each week a prize will be given for most correct answers. Today’s Black History Fact is about Carter G Woodson.  Did you know that he is known as the father of Black History Month? He was honored yesterday with a google doodle. He was the second African-American to earn a doctorate from Harvard and become one of the first scholars of African-American history. Woodson died in 1950.  “Woodson was committed to bringing African-American history front and center and ensuring it was taught in schools and studied by other scholars,” That is why he started Black History Month.  February was selected because of the Birthday of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Today’s Question:  Carter G. Woodson was the second African American to attend
  • If you want to be a part of LitMag, but aren’t sure how to get involved, the informal zine is perfect for you! This is a no-cut, guaranteed-acceptance little magazine we make in between the big, professional ones. The upcoming zine is on the theme of HISTORY — personal history, ancient history, any kind. See Mr. Ehrhardt for details.LitMag will collect submissions until Monday, February 5th!
  • The LAST DAY to buy your yearbook at a discounted price is today.  Also, time is running out to select the 3-pay option. Buy your yearbook today and don't miss out on our award-winning publication which captures so many memorable moments from this year!

Clubs

  • Cancer Awareness Club - we need to meet to discuss Pennies For Patients.  PLEASE come to our meeting TUESDAY, February  6th, in C-117, at the beginning of lunch.  Please note that this is a new meeting day.
  • There is a Legally Blonde vocal rehearsal. Tech is cancelled for today.
  • There will be an interest meeting for the upcoming spring season of Boys Varsity Tennis on Tuesday February 6th at the beginning of lunch in Ms. Reynolds’ room – C122.  If you cannot attend the meeting please see Ms. Reynolds for information.
  • Attention all interested volleyball players.  The Spring CO-ED Varsity Volleyball Pre-season/Pre-tryout meeting will be held in Coach Altman's room during lunch on Monday, February 5th in D129 beginning promptly after the bell.  All interested returning and new athletes please attend the interest and information meeting.  We will sign into the team classroom and discuss important paperwork, potential schedules and tryout information.
  • Hey colonels! Come support your Varsity Cheerleading team for their winter competition at Thomas Johnson High School on Saturday, February 3th. Doors open at 9:30 and tickets cost $5. The team has been working hard this season so come out and show your colonel pride. Go colonels.
  • Come out to Blair High School to support your liberty bell poms in their final competition this saturday.
  • Also swim over to MLK at 4 pm this saturday to watch your magruder swim team in their divisional meet.

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day, Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. Carter G. woodson

The SAT word of the day is: demographic – D-E-M-O-G-R-A-P-H-I-C,  an adjective meaning relating to trends in a population. The US census, which collects demographicinformation about people living in the United States, reports the changing rates of births, deaths and marriages around the country.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: The average human body carries ten times more bacterial cells than human cells

Friday, January 19th 2018 

B-I-N-G-O and bingo was his name-o. Come to the auditorium today during lunch and play Bingo!!! Cards only cost $1. There are many cool prizes like a $25 gift card to BestBuy, lunch with Mr. Evans, $10 lunch delivery, and more!!! ALL proceeds go to Finish Sarcoma to support cancer research. Come for a great time and bring all your friends!!! [Avery, run 1/19]

 

Students, would you like to learn more about the AP courses offered here at Magruder?  If so, please plan to stop by the AP Course Information Fair in the media center during lunch on Tuesday, January 23rd.  You’ll be able to talk to current AP students and ask them any questions you may have. [Snyder, run 1/18, 1/19, 1/22]

 

Reminder:  Juniors and Seniors possibly interested in attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) should attend an information session today, in the career center, at 11:15. [Garland, run 1/19]

 

For students  who took the ASVAB at Magruder  in  November, there will be a review and explanation of your scores in the  career center at 10:00am on Friday, January 19. [Garland run 1/18, 1/19]

 

 PSAT results are in. 10th graders received their results in NSL classes on Jan. 12th. 9th and 11th grade students should see their counselor for their results. [Oswald, run 1/12, 1/16, 1/17, 1/19]

 

 

Attention AP students: January 31, 2018 is the deadline to register and pay for your AP exams.  If submitting a waiver, you must register and turn in the form to Mrs. Snyder in C248.  You can find registration information on the MHS website under the Advanced Placement page. [Snyder, run 1/16, 1/17, 1/19]

Clubs

Save the date, dine at Chipotle’s in Olney on Tuesday, January 23rd between 4 and 8:00 p.m. and 50% of the proceeds go to the Magruder Choral Department. Pick up a flyer from Mr. Schmidt in A106.  [Schmidt, run 1/19, 1/22, 1/23]

 

Forensics will meet today during lunch to get ready for the last meet on Saturday, January 20th. [Harper, run 1/17, 1/18, 1/19]

 

All AOF (academy of Finance) members please remember to bring in your T-shirt money of $15 to Mr. Brooks in C250 by today.  Thank you!  [Brooks, run 1/12, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19 space permitting]

 

There is a Legally Blonde choral rehearsal after school today. Tech is also on today. Check the Drama board for dance rehearsal changes due to the snow day this week. [Harper, run 01/18]

Sports

Come out and support your liberty belle poms tomorrow at Northwest High School @ 6 doors open at 5:30 and tickets are $5 and now here is a pom promo! [Harper, run 1/19]

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day, "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." – Oprah Winfry

The SAT word of the day is quiescent Q-U-I-E-S-C-E-N-T, meaning being quiet, still, or inactive.  Once suffrage was granted, the women’s rights movement fell into decline, and remained quiescent until the late 1950s and early 1960s when it was reignited by a new generation of activists who called themselves the Second Wave of feminism.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: Today is National Popcorn Day. 


 


 Friday, January 5th 2018 

 

Attention Seniors! TODAY in your English classes, you will be taking your senior candids for the yearbook. We will have plenty of props, so bring your fun energy and be camera-ready! [Dickey, run 01/4 1/5]

 

Sophomores and Juniors:  Are you interested in applying to an IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITY (Harvard. Yale, Princeton, Brown, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Columbia) and not sure if you can afford it. Huge amounts of financial aid are available from these schools for admitted students who meet financial need requirements. Come to an information session in the career center today, Friday, January 5th.  A  representative from Yale will be present to discuss admissions, attendance, and paying for  Ivy League universities. [Garland, run 01/5]

 

Seniors applying to the Montgomery Scholars program at Montgomery College are reminded that the completed application is due by today, Friday, January 5. [Garland, run 01/4, 01/5]

 

Attention AP students: January 31, 2018 is the deadline to register and pay for your AP exams.  If submitting a waiver, you must register and turn in the form to Mrs. Snyder in C248.  You can find registration information on the MHS website under the Advanced Placement page. [Snyder, run 01/04, 1/5, 1/8]

Clubs

There is a Legally Blonde make-up blocking and dance rehearsal today during lunch and choral with Mr. Schmidt after school.  Make-up dance rehearsal also takes place today after school. Dancers on call include All Delta Nu's, Elle Tre Fowler, Justin Goggin, Daniel Schorr, Alex Ramos. Report to the Dance studio from 4:00 to 5:30. Legally Blonde technical sessions are on today as well.  Check the Drama board daily for updates.  [Harper, run 01/4]

Sports

There will be a Girls' Lacrosse meeting today at the beginning of lunch.  This is mandatory for those interested in playing this season.  Again, there is a mandatory meeting today for Girls' Lacrosse. Those interested, the meeting is today at 12:25 in room C-125. [Martin, run 01/5/18]

Come to the basketball game tonight at 7:15 home versus Seneca Valley. The theme is USA. [Harwood, run 1/5/18]

 

Come out and support your Magruder Liberty Belle Poms at their first competition tomorrow at Blake at 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:30). Tickets are 5 dollars. We hope to see you there!!! [Harper, run 1/5]

And now it’s time for Mr. Evans Quote of the day: “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” By Buddha

The SAT word of the day is juxtaposition, J-U-X-T-A-P-O-S-I-T-I-O-N, A noun meaning the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect. The juxtaposition of the two images, a photo of a vulnerable kitten next to a photo of the destruction created in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey was a powerful journalistic choice.

 

And now it’s time for today’s fun fact: Ever wondered why sometimes snow sticks together and sometimes is powdery and loose? The reason for this lies in the snowflakes journey as it falls through the atmosphere. Snowflakes that fall through a dry, cool atmosphere will be small and powdery and won't stick together. We call this dry snow – it’s ideal for snowflakes, but not for building a snowman. Stay tuned for Monday’s discussion of wet snow.