Announcements

Monday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Monday, December 3, 2018

General

  • Students in AP classes – Don’t’ forget that AP exam registration is open through January 31, 2019.  Make sure you talk with your parents now about exam registration and payment. See Mrs. Snyder in C248 for copies of the fee assistance form or if you have any questions.  
  • Seniors, are you into fashion?  Do you like to draw, sew and shop?  Do you want to learn about fashion design in college?  Please join us at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise of Los Angeles college rep visit on Monday during 3rdperiod. Please register in Naviance.  
  • Frostburg University’s visit to Magruder has been rescheduled to today during 6th  period.  Frostburg University is about two hours away.  You pay in-state tuition and it is the last 4-year Maryland state university that is to visit Magruder this year. If you have registered for the visit last time, you do not need to register.  We will see you in the College and Career Center.
  • Attention sophomores!!! Don’t forget, the deadline for the ACES Program is fast approaching! ACES will help you plan for college and allow you to explore your options by attending workshops and college tours. This program is completely FREE and Mr. Argueta is here to help you every step of the way. If you’re still not sure about the ACES program or need help submitting your application, please visit Mr. Argueta in the Counseling Office!
  • Juniors, do you know which colleges you are going to apply in senior year?  It is time to put together your college list. Please join us at our lunch-time seminar on College Selection.  Bring your lunch and we will talk about how to find the best fit college and how to construct a college list that will maximize your opportunities.  The seminar will be on December 6th during lunch in the College and Career Center. Please sign up in Naviance and with Ms. Yang.
  • Are you considering Alternatives to College? Are you wondering what career opportunities are available for you, and what they entail?  If so, Blake’s 2ndannual P.O.S.T. Expo (Post-secondary Options: Services & Trades Expo) is for you!  Come out to Blake High School’s Cafeteria (300 Norwood Rd Silver Spring, MD 20905) on Tuesday, December 4, from 6:30 to 8 pm!  You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from apprenticeship programs, technical training programs, police and fire departments, the armed forces, and many more career fields! Come out and see the varied career opportunities available immediately after high school graduation. High school students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.  No registration necessary.

 

Sports

  • Lunchtime Basketball is dividing into Basketball or Soccer. On Tuesday and Thursdays students in good standing can sign up to play soccer in the main gym. First 20 students who sign up can play from 11:20-11:55. Sign-up sheet is outside room A208 from 7-7:45 am.  Mondays and Wednesdays will continue as Lunchtime Basketball. Any questions, talk to Mrs. Twombly in A208.

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: “If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run, you’ve already lost.” – Barack Obama

The SAT word of the day is instantaneous, I-N-S-T-A-N-T-A-N-E-O-U-San adjective meaning occurring or done in an instant or instantly, immediate, on-the-spot, prompt, swift, speedy, rapid, quick, express, lightning fast. "When Lexi saw the flag raised, she saluted immediately; her reaction was almost instantaneous.’

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact:  According to babycenter.com, “December” has been the 13,414th most popular name for a baby girl in the US last year.


 

Tuesday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

General

  • Congratulations to 18 Magruder Seniors that have been accepted in our on-site admission events at Magruder so far. This Thursday, University of Maryland Eastern Shore is conducting on-site admission in the Career Center.  UM Eastern Shore is a 4-year public university with 3500 undergraduate students located about 2 and 30 hours away. It is a Historic Black College. The most popular majors on campus are biology, engineering, business, security services and health sciences.  Register in Naviance and with Ms. Yang.
  • If you are taking AP US Government, AP World History, AP English Language or AP Biology, there are mentoring opportunities available during lunch this  week and in December. You’ll have to chance to talk with students who took that AP class last year and can give helpful advice. Please see your AP teacher or Mrs. Snyder for dates, and locations!
  • The AP US Government mentoring will take place in C248 (Mrs. Snyder’s room) today during lunch.  Come hear from experienced students and get tips for success!
  • Montgomery College Scholars Program will be here today during 3rd period!  The Montgomery Scholars Program is an interdisciplinary honors program at Montgomery College.  It is selective, at a fraction of the cost of most four-year schools, and offers a cohort learning experience.  It is designed to enable students to transfer to 4-year programs after Sophomore year. Please come to the Media Center during 3rd period to find out more about the program and scholarship opportunities at Montgomery College.

Clubs

  • Hey Magruder, join the Sisters Club and help promote hope, create, debate, and motivate with us after school every Wednesday in room B236. See you tomorrow.
  • Forensics will meet today and Thursday, November 29th this week during lunch in B110.  
  • Key Club will be meeting during lunch on Friday, November 30th in room A102. Please bring dues. See you then!

Sports

  • Attention all returning varsity softball players, please stop by Coach Zakour’s room, B-226, at the beginning of lunch on Thursday, November 29th  for a brief meeting.
  • Lunchtime Basketball is dividing into Basketball or Soccer. On Tuesday and Thursdays students in good standing can sign up to play soccer in the main gym. First 20 students who sign up can play from 11:20-11:55. Sign-up sheet is outside room A208 from 7-7:45 am.  Mondays and Wednesdays will continue as Lunchtime Basketball. Any questions, talk to Mrs. Twombly in A208.

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Artist Pablo Picasso

The SAT word of the day is is voracious V-O-R-A-C-I-O-U-S meaning wanting or devouring great quantities of food. The basketball players were voracious after their scrimmage.

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact:  Yuma in the state of Arizona has over 4,000 hours of sunshine per year - making it the sunniest place on the planet! The South Pole is the least sunny place - only 182 days a year get sunshine.


 

Wednesday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

General

  • Make sure you clear your calendars for Powder Puff, next Tuesday the 13th at 6 p.m.  This will be a girl’s only flag football tournament.  Each class will have a team. If you want to play, see your class sponsor.  Boys may participate as cheerleaders. If you are interested in attending it is only $5 to get in. There will be some crazy fun half-time entertainment as well.  Come out and have a good time. From your SGA.
  • Looking for a quiet place to study during lunch? Starting today, the Media Center will host a Quiet Room.  The room is designed for independent study in a quiet environment.
  • PEAC Seniors – your next Capstone meeting is Thursday, November 8th during lunch in A107.  Please contact Mrs. Snyder if you have a conflict.  
  • Good morning, Morgan State University will be hosting an application date at Magruder HS during 3rd period on November 16.  Application fee will be waived for all applicants that date.  Please register in Naviance under College Visits. Please see Ms. Yang in Career Center for any questions.  
  • Sequoyah Elementary School  needs many more Spanish speaking interpreters to help with parent conferences,  if you have any who could help out both Monday, the 12th  and/ or Tuesday the November 13th anytime from 1:40 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday and 1:40 to 5:00 on Tuesday. Mrs. Bozzo has the information on the SSL bulletin board outside of D 259  please take and Contact: Ann Noonan, Attendance Secretary, Sequoyah ES, 17301 Bowie Mill Road, Derwood, Md. 20855. Phone number is 301-840-5335.
  • Are you interested in the field of nanotechnology?  Would you like to attend a 2 day workshop doing hands-on projects with other students and leaders in this industry?  There is a student workshop being held March 9 to the 10th, 2019 at Richard Montgomery High School. Registration is required and spots are limited.  See Mrs. Snyder in C248 for a flyer with more details.

Clubs

  • Feminist Club is in full swing. This Friday, November 9th, Feminist Club is open to anyone who wants to join. Stop by Ms. Benzion’s room Friday at the beginning of lunch to learn what we’re all about.
  • The African American Association club  will hold its first meeting of the school year on Friday 11/9 during lunch in Room A219.  New members are always welcome.
  • Magruder Rumberos will be competing in the 19th Annual MCPS Latin Dance Competition at the Strathmore Music Center, on Monday, November 19th at 7p.m. Tickets are being sold at $10; please see a team member or sponsor, Ms. Lincoln (in security office) for tickets. Come to support Rumberos Dance Team as they compete to defend their championship title.  
  • Do you like to play Chess? Do you think you can play a game of Chess and win against your opponent? If your answered “Yes,” then you should sign up for the Magruder Chess Club Competition because this competition is open to everyone and the winners of this competition will be registered to duke it out in the first, official Magruder Chess Club Tournament in mid-December. It’s easy to sign up and to join the competition. Just drop by the cafeteria and speak to Mr. Sanders and he’ll give you an official Magruder Chess Club Membership Card right away. Then, all you need to do is to find another Club member and start competing! And remember, our Chess Club meets in A-103, Mr. Daigle’s room, on Fridays.
  • Tech crew for Almost, Maine will be held today at 2:40 in the auditorium.
  • The LEO Club canned food drive has been extended an extra week!  Please bring in a canned good and help Manna Foods in Gaithersburg provide food for needy families this winter. The Kids Helping Kids food drive boxes can be found in the media center, counseling services, main office, and classrooms around the school.  Make a difference and bring in a can!

 

Sports

  • Attention swimmers and divers! The  MHS Swim & Dive Pre-Season Meeting for parents is today at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Swim & Dive families, the winter season is just around the corner.  Come out to hear about the upcoming season and meet Coach Jeremy. Spread the word and pass along the information to any new families who are interested. Hope to see everyone next week! Winter Sports Registration is open on the portal and don't forget those medical forms!!
  • There will be an interest meeting for all girls interested in playing Varsity and JV Girls Basketball during lunch on Thursday November 8, in room C-251 during lunch. We will be introducing our New Girls JV Basketball Head Coach Mr. Morris as well as other house-keeping matters. Please arrive as soon as possible. Please remember TRYOUTS begin on November 15 at 2:50 pm. If for some reason you cannot make the meeting please feel free to stop by and see Mr. Lewis in room C-251.
  • Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Volleyball team for defeating Rockville 3 sets to 0 in the sectional semi-finals.  Kaliyah Moss led the offense with 12 kills, while Sami Perkins led the team serving with 6 aces. The varsity team is now 20-1 on the season.

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s 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, but she was beyond thrilled when she saw the A on her report card.

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.


 

Thursday

Magruder Morning Announcements 
Thursday, December 6th 2018

General

  • Attention Colonels! ALAS will be running a winter coat drive for the month of December to donate new or slightly used winter items, such as hats, gloves, scarves, coats, and sweaters. We will be donating the winter clothes to InterFaith Works, a local nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition that works to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. You can drop off your items in Mrs. Rangel’s room, A203.
  • Also, for hands-on Colonels, meet us in Mrs. Rangel’s room every Friday this December to write Holiday greeting cards to the children in the Pediatric Unit at Shady Grove Hospital. If you can, bring with you character Band-Aids (which according to the nurses are VERY popular) for the children there and we will drop them off with the cards.
  • Juniors, do you know which colleges you are going to apply in senior year?  It is time to put together your college list. Please join us at our lunch-time seminar on College Selection.  Bring your lunch and we will talk about how to find the best fit college and how to construct a college list that will maximize your opportunities.  The seminar will be on December 6th during lunch in the College and Career Center. Please sign up in Naviance and with Ms. Yang.
  • The Art Honors Society will meet today during lunch  in A100. If you cannot attend please talk to Mr. Daigle or Ms. Chick. Applications are due tomorrow for new members and don’t forget your dues.

Clubs

  • The Feminist Club is back this Friday, December 7th in D261! We will talk about new service projects, field trips, and more! That’s D261 this Friday, December 7th. Be there!
  • Random Acts of Kindness Club will have its next meeting this Friday December 7th! Hope to see you there. New members are always welcome!
  • Attention Project LIT Club members. We hope you’re enjoying The Hate U Give and will be coming to the discussion meeting on December 19 during lunch.  Before the meeting, please don’t forget to join the Google classroom so you can submit trivia and discussion questions. Project LIT is open to all students – if you want to read The Hate U Give and join us on December 19, stop by the Media Center during lunch.  If you are have any questions, visit the Media Center or see Ms. Pankiewicz or Ms. Benzion.
  • It’s time to write letters to Santa!  There will be a Cancer Awareness Club meeting on Monday, December 10th, in C-117 at lunch.  All are welcome. In addition, if you ordered a Cancer Awareness t-shirt and have not yet picked it up, please come to the meeting on Monday.  All t-shirts not picked up by 12/21 will be donated.
  • Forensics will meet today and Friday this week during lunch in B110.
  • Hey all you K-Pop fans!!  We meet today at lunch in the Dance Studio. Hope to see you all there.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Acton.
  • Attention all AOF members!  Our monthly meeting is today in Mr. Brooks’ room C250 at the beginning of lunch. Please be sure to attend.

Sports

 

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you. American basketball player and coach, John Robert Wooden, nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood”

The SAT word of the day is expeditious, E-X-P-E-D-I-T-I-O-U-S, an adjective meaning done with speed and efficiency, speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast, brisk, efficient. “Cecil led an expeditious investigation into the missing Colonel Mascot hat.”

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact:  The term Yuletide comes from a Norse tradition of cutting and burning a tree to bring in the Winter Solstice.

 


 

Friday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Friday, December 7, 2018

General

  • Attention students: Need help with organization or time management? Jump into the new year with the necessary skills to balance your classwork with other activities. E-mail Ms. Brennan at Jennifer_L_Brennan@mcpsmd.org or swing by C120 A during lunch to have a chat!
  • Students: Ever feel a little stressed? Maybe you just need a mid-day break? Swing by C120 A every Wednesday at 11:15--Ms. Brennan's "Mid-Day Meditation" will allow you to tune it all out with light yoga and guided meditation.
  • Say “Sweater Weather” five times fast.  It’s that time of the year when it gets cold out and we bundle up. ALAS is running a Winter Clothes drive for the month of December. Please bring your old winter gear, such as coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. We will be donating the winter clothes to InterFaith Works, a local nonprofit agency that works to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. You can drop off your items in Mrs. Rangel’s room, A203.  
  • Also, for hands-on Colonels, meet us in Mrs. Rangel’s room every Friday this December to write Holiday greeting cards to the children in the Pediatric Unit at Shady Grove Hospital. If you can, bring character Band-Aids with you, which according to the nurses are very popular with the children. We will drop the Band-Aids off with the cards.
  • The Feminist Club is back and meets today in D261! We will talk about new service projects, field trips, and more! That’s D261 today.  Be there!
  • Random Acts of Kindness Club will meet today.  Hope to see you there. New members are always welcome!
  • Attention Project LIT Club members. We hope you’re enjoying The Hate U Give and will be coming to the discussion meeting on December 19 during lunch.  Before the meeting, please don’t forget to join the Google classroom so you can submit trivia and discussion questions. Project LIT is open to all students – if you want to read The Hate U Give and join us on December 19, stop by the Media Center during lunch.  If you are have any questions, visit the Media Center or see Ms. Pankiewicz or Ms. Benzion.
  • It’s time to write letters to Santa!  There will be a Cancer Awareness Club meeting on Monday, December 10th, in C-117 at lunch.  All are welcome. In addition, if you ordered a Cancer Awareness t-shirt and have not yet picked it up, please come to the meeting on Monday.  All t-shirts not picked up by 12/21 will be donated.

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of “Frankenstein”

The SAT word of the day is Onus, O-N-U-S, a noun meaning used to refer to something that is one's duty or responsibility, burden, responsibility, liability, obligation, duty, weight, load, charge.  “The onus is on you to show to get the classwork you missed when you went on your college visit.”

Now it’s time for Today’s fun fact: Meteorology means ‘in the sky' and ‘study', coming from the Greek words ‘meteoros' and ‘logia'.