Announcements

Monday

Magruder Morning Announcements

Monday, February 11, 2019

As we celebrate Black History month, we recognize the contributions and achievements of many African-Americans: Born in 1942, Muhammad Ali was an athlete, philanthropist known for this quote: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, your hands can’t hit what your Eyes can’t see!” Arguably boxing's most celebrated athlete, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was also known for his public stance against the Vietnam War and his longtime battle with Parkinson's disease. Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) was a boxer, philanthropist and social activist who is universally regarded as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. Ali became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964. Following his suspension for refusing military service, Ali reclaimed the heavyweight title two more times during the 1970s, winning famed bouts against Joe Frazier and George Foreman along the way. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984, Ali devoted much of his time to philanthropy, earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Ali died on June 3, 2016. Question: Why was Muhammad Ali suspended from the sport of boxing?

General

  • Montgomery College is visiting during 3rd period on Tuesday, February 12th.  If you have applied to Montgomery College, now it is time for you to come and do Student Orientation.  You need to finish Student Orientation before you can register for classes at MC.  Please come to room B110 Ms. Harper’s room for this meeting.  Register in Naviance. Contact Ms. Yang in the College and Career Center if you have any questions.
  • All Magruder students, save the date February 22nd for the 11th Historic Black Colleges and Universities Fair.  The Fair showcases 80 universities and colleges.  All students and families from 9th and 12th grade are welcome to attend.  The fair will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at University of Shady Grove. Class of 2019 students can participate in on-site admission.  Seniors, you must register on-site admission with Ms. Yang in the Career Center by February 15th.
  • Magruder High School is partnering with Princeton Review to offer a free Mock SAT/ACT for students on March 1st  from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  This will be a full-length paper and pencil test.  Interested students must register in Naviance by February 25th.  March 1st is a MCPS half day.  Students need to arrange for self-transportation home.  Please bring a calculator for the test. Refer all questions to Ms. Yang in the Career Center.
  • Career Center will be open during lunch daily next week for seniors to sign up for MD CAP accounts.  This account is needed for Community Promise Scholarship and Maryland Access Grant.  Don’t wait.  Open today.
  • SAT Day is coming up! Do you want extra help on SAT reading, math, or subject tests? Come to Mr. Fiols room in A214 for our interest meeting during lunch today and meet our tutors! If you are an old member or are interested in tutoring please come to this meeting too! Join our remind, text “@mhsSATPrep” to 810810. See you there!
  • SENIORS - What is better than a Valentine Donation to your own After-Prom Party? This year's senior class has only raised $200 [last year's senior class raised over $1500. Be sure to copy and paste this link to your emails and social media pages to reach out to friends and family for donations ! click on the site below:http://99pledges.com/fund/2019Magruder The senior with the most pledges will win an After Prom prize. Thank you for your support.
  • PEAC Seniors – Your next capstone meeting is Tuesday, February 12th in A107 during lunch.  See Mrs. Snyder if you cannot make it.
  • SSL Hours Opportunity! The MHS Athletic Booster Club needs your help. We are having a mulch fundraiser and need students’ help getting it all delivered on Saturday, April 6th. Please go to the Magruder Athletics web page or click on the link below to sign-up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaba628a2f85-mulch4 Parents, we also need pickup trucks and drivers to take students to the delivery sites. We are providing students with SSL hours, and all volunteers with a Magruder T-shirt and food during the event!  Go Colonels!
  • BUY YOUR YEARBOOK  before the price goes up for the last time. Too much? Just select the three-pay option when you check out. Quantities are limited, so don't miss this opportunity! Just go to Magruder's Home Page OR order at Jostens.com.

Clubs

  • Do YOU want to be a part of celebrating different cultures from ALL around the world?
  • Do YOU want to show your family and friends what makes your culture unique and special? Come and audition for either the Fashion Show or the Talent Showcase portion for International Night. Tryouts are on Thursday, February 21st after-school in Mrs. Rangel’s room A203. International Night will be on Thursday, March 14th. We look forward to seeing you!
  • All Shook Up, Tech sessions run today and tomorrow from 2:30 to 5:00. There will be a vocal rehearsal today at 2:40 and dance at 4:00.  

Sports

  • There will be a 2019 Girls Lacrosse Information Session on Tuesday, February 12th during lunch in room C125 from 11:15 to 11:50. We will discuss the upcoming season for both JV and Varsity Players, introduce your coaches and cover tryout dates and times. Plan to come to this information session if you plan on trying out for the Spring Girls Lacrosse teams.  Stop by Ms. Manning's office in the Counseling office if you have any questions.
  • Congratulations to all who swam at Metros! The boys had a great showing, with a 17th place finish from diver Ben Ostrinsky and an 18 place finish from Quintin Cheadle in the 500 free! The girls placed 12th overall (the top division 3 school) Congratulations go out to our new team record holders! They are: 200 Free Relay: Bridget O'Hara, Kelly Reid, Kiera Ceely and Vivian Cao Nguyen with a new record of 1:42.71; 400 Free Relay: Bridget O'Hara, Kiera Ceely, Riley Powell and Natalie Dobrzykowski with a new record of 3:38.75; 50 Free: Bridget O'Hara (leading off the 200 free relay!) with a time of 24.49; 100 Free:Natalie Dobrzykowski with a time of 52.37; 200 Free: Bridget O'Hara with a time of 1:54.76; 500 Free: Kiera Ceely with a time of 5:05.47; Natalie Dobrzykowski with a time of 59.19. Great swimming girls!
  • There will be a very important but brief interest meeting for those students who want to participate in Outdoor Track & Field, in room C-125 Feb 12 at 2:50 pm.  We will introduce the coaches, explain how to order uniforms, go over the spring schedule, and review the registration process.

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s 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 Boy Scouts Day and National Kite Flying Day.


 Magruder Morning Announcements

Monday, February 4,  2019

Few people know the story of Claudette Colvin: When she was 15, she refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white person — nine months before Rosa Parks did the very same thing. Most people know about Parks and the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott that began in 1955, but few know that there were a number of women who refused to give up their seats on the same bus system. Most of the women were quietly fined, and no one heard much more. Colvin was the first to really challenge the law. . She remembers taking the bus home from high school on March 2, 1955, as clear as if it were yesterday. The bus driver ordered her to get up and she refused, saying she'd paid her fare and it was her constitutional right. Two police officers put her in handcuffs and arrested her. Her school books went flying off her lap.  It was Black history month, and  she had been studying black leaders like Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, abolitionist. At 15 years old she became a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement? Question: How old was Claudette Colvin when she became a pioneer of the civil rights movement.?

General

  • SSL Hours Opportunity! The MHS Athletic Booster Club needs your help. We are having a mulch fundraiser and need students’ help getting it all delivered on Saturday, April 6th. Please go to the Magruder Athletics web page or click on the link below to sign-up. [John, Sydney run on crawel, tele delete from the script.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaba628a2f85-mulch4 Parents, we also need pickup trucks and drivers to take students to the delivery sites. We are providing students with SSL hours, and all volunteers with a Magruder T-shirt and food during the event!  Go Colonels!
  • Seniors, are you attending a Maryland State university or college this fall?  Are you attending Montgomery College or a community college this fall?  If you are, come to the lunch time information session on Community College Promise Scholarship and Maryland Access Grant.  The Community College Promise Scholarship is aiming to provide free tuition for all.  But you must apply.  The information session will be during lunch on February 5 in Choral Room.   Please sign up in Naviance.  See Ms. Yang with any questions.
  • Attention Staff and Students: The chick-fil-a leadership academy will be selling Valentines Candy Grams for one dollar from February 4th to the 8th.  Stop by the table outside the career center and treat your favorite teacher, friend or classmate.  
  • Due to delayed opening and a shorter lunch period today, the Scholarship Info Session is rescheduled to next Tuesday during lunch.  If you have already signed up,  do not need to re-register.  If you have not signed up, you can still sign up!
  • BUY YOUR YEARBOOK  before the price goes up for the last time. Too much? Just select the three-pay option when you check out. Quantities are limited, so don't miss this opportunity! Just go to Magruder's Home Page OR order at Jostens.com.
  • Attention staff and students: Project LIT Magruder will be meeting soon to discuss our second selection – Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.  This story spans a mere one minute and seven seconds and takes only an hour to read. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 13 and stop by the Media Center to pick up your copy of this award-winning novel.  All are welcome!
  • Juniors, do you want to get out into the world and experience a career during the school day?  If so, maybe Internship is for you. If interested, you must take the following steps:
  1. Register for internship with your counselor.
  2. Pick up an application from Mr. Sartoph in the Internship Office, C248.
  3. Join the Internship Google Classroom with code below.q4onjg

Clubs

  • Magruder Rumberos will be have having tryouts next week on Tuesday, February 5th and Wednesday February 6th from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please come prepared to dance. For more information, please see Ms. Lincoln.
  • Magruder Dance Company will be performing at the 5th Annual MCPS Dance Showcase at Northwood High School on February 22nd. Please come out and show your support for the dancers who've been working extremely hard. Tickets are now on sale at $10. Please see Ms. Lincoln for more information or ticket sales.
  • All Shook Up, Tech sessions run today and tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:00. There is a vocal rehearsal today from 2:40 to 3:55  in Mr. Schmidt’s room and dance from 4:00 to 5:30. 
  • Forensics Finalists will meet every day this week in B110 during lunch.  

 Sports

  • If you are interested in playing girls tennis this spring or just thinking about joining a spring team then attend the girls tennis meeting in Ms. Lee's room C-116 during lunch this Wednesday.
  • Attention all JV and varsity softball players! For anyone interested in playing this spring there will be a mandatory meeting in Coach Zakour’s room, B-226, at the beginning of lunch on Tuesday, February 5th.

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s 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


 

Tuesday

Tuesday, February 12, 2019. As we celebrate Black History month, we recognize the contributions and achievements of many African-Americans: Mae C. Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut. In 1992, she flew into space aboard the Endeavour, becoming the first African-American woman in space. Mae C. Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American astronaut and physician who, on June 4, 1987, became the first African-American woman to be admitted into NASA’s astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison finally flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47, becoming the first African-American woman in space. In recognition of her accomplishments, Jemison has received several awards and honorary doctorates.  

General

Attention staff and students: Project LIT Magruder will be meeting this Wednesday during lunch to discuss our second selection – Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. This story spans a mere one minute and seven seconds and takes only an hour to read. Don't forget to bring your lunch, your gaming attitude, and be ready to chat!  Stop by the Media Center to pick up your copy of this award-winning novel.  All are welcome! [Schwinn, run 2/12]

 

Montgomery College is visiting during 3rd period today.  If you have applied to Montgomery College, now it is time for you to come and do Student Orientation.  You need to finish Student Orientation before you can register for classes at MC.  Please come to room B110 Ms. Harper’s room for this meeting.  Register in Naviance. Contact Ms. Yang in the College and Career Center if you have any questions. [Yang, run 2/11, 2//12]

 

All Magruder students, save the date February 22nd for the 11th Historic Black Colleges and Universities Fair.  The Fair showcases 80 universities and colleges.  All students and families from 9th and 12th grade are welcome to attend.  The fair will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at University of Shady Grove. Class of 2019 students can participate in on-site admission.  Seniors, you must register on-site admission with Ms. Yang in the Career Center by February 15th. HBCU Fair: [Yang, run 2/8, 2/11, 2/12]

 

Magruder High School is partnering with Princeton Review to offer a free Mock SAT/ACT for students on March 1st  from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  This will be a full-length paper and pencil test.  Interested students must register in Naviance by February 25th.  March 1st is a MCPS half day.  Students need to arrange for self-transportation home.  Please bring a calculator for the test. Refer all questions to Ms. Yang in the Career Center.   Mock SAT/ACT [Yang, run 2/8, 2/11, 2/12]

 

The College and Career Center will be open during lunch daily this  week for seniors to sign up for MD CAP accounts.  This account is needed for Community Promise Scholarship and Maryland Access Grant.  Don’t wait.  Open today. MD CAP  [Yang, run 2/8, 2/11, 2/12]

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PEAC Seniors – Your next Capstone meeting is today in A107 during lunch.  See Mrs. Snyder if you cannot make it. [Snyder, run 2/8, 2/11, 2/12]

 

FOUR DAYS LEFT to BUY YOUR YEARBOOK  before the price goes up for the last time. The deadline is Friday, February 15th. Too much? Just select the three-pay option when you check out. Quantities are limited, so don't miss this opportunity! You may order from Magruder's Home Page OR at Jostens.com. [Dickey, run 2/12]

Clubs

Key Club will be extending their can food drive to the end of February. Donations can be placed in the boxes in various classrooms. You may also drop off canned goods to Room A102. [Dulyachinda, run 2/12, 2/13, 2/14 through 2/28 IF ROOM]

 

Do YOU want to be a part of celebrating different cultures from ALL around the world?

Do YOU want to show your family and friends what makes your culture unique and special? Come and audition for either the Fashion Show or the Talent Showcase portion for International Night. Tryouts are on Thursday, February 21st after-school in Mrs. Rangel’s room A203. International Night will be on Thursday, March 14th. We look forward to seeing you! [Rangal, run 2/12, 2/13, 2/14]

 

All Shook Up, Tech sessions run today and tomorrow from 2:30 to 5:00. There will be a blocking rehearsal today at 2:40 and dance at 4:00.  [Harper, run 02/5, 02/6, 02/7]

Sports

There will be a 2019 Girls Lacrosse Information Session today during lunch in room C125 from 11:15 to 11:50. We will discuss the upcoming season for both JV and Varsity Players, introduce your coaches and cover tryout dates and times. Plan to come to this information session if you plan on trying out for the Spring Girls Lacrosse teams.  Stop by Ms. Manning's office in the Counseling office if you have any questions. [Manning, run 02/7, 02/8, 02/11]

 

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day:  “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”  Reggae singer Bob Marley

 

The SAT word of the day is: perquisites P-E-R-Q-U-I-S-I-T-E-S, a noun meaning a  benefit over and above regular income, perk, “Although Jeff’s new job did not pay as much, there were so many perquisites that it did not matter.”

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, enjoyed a successful career as an architect despite having dyslexia and a paralyzing fear of heights Day.

 

 


 Magruder Morning Announcements

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

  • Are you interested in Science and engineering? Do you want to learn about scholarships, listen to guest speakers and participate in fun projects? Then come to the Latinos in Engineering and Science meeting at lunch on Wednesday, February 6th in A107.  
  • Attention AOF members, we will have our monthly meeting this Thursday, February 7th  in Room C250 at the beginning of lunch.
  • SSL Hours Opportunity! The MHS Athletic Booster Club needs your help. We are having a mulch fundraiser and need students’ help getting it all delivered on Saturday, April 6th. Please go to the Magruder Athletics web page or click on the link below to sign-up. [John, Sydney run on crawl, tele delete from the script.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaba628a2f85-mulch4 Parents, we also need pickup trucks and drivers to take students to the delivery sites. We are providing students with SSL hours, and all volunteers with a Magruder T-shirt and food during the event!  Go Colonels! [Booster sponsor, run every Monday in February & 2 weeks in March]Are you interested in science and engineering? Do you want to learn about scholarships, listen to guest speakers and Participate in fun projects? Then come to the Latinos In Engineering and Science meeting at lunch on Wednesday,  February 6th in A107.
  • Seniors, are you attending a Maryland State university or college this fall?  Are you attending Montgomery College or a community college this fall? If you are, come to the lunch time information session on Community College Promise Scholarship and Maryland Access Grant.  The Community College Promise Scholarship is aiming to provide free tuition for all. But you must apply. The information session will be during lunch on February 5 in the Choral Room. Please sign up in Naviance.  See Ms. Yang with any questions.
  • Attention Staff and Students: The chick-fil-a leadership academy will be selling Valentines Candy Grams for one dollar from February 4th to the 8th.  Stop by the table outside the career center and treat your favorite teacher, friend or classmate.
  • BUY YOUR YEARBOOK  before the price goes up for the last time. Too much? Just select the three-pay option when you check out. Quantities are limited, so don't miss this opportunity! Just go to Magruder's Home Page OR order at Jostens.com.
  • Attention staff and students: Project LIT Magruder will be meeting soon to discuss our second selection – Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.  This story spans a mere one minute and seven seconds and takes only an hour to read. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 13th  and stop by the Media Center to pick up your copy of this award-winning novel. All are welcome!

Clubs

  • Magruder Rumberos will have tryouts today and tomorrow from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please come prepared to dance. For more information, please see Ms. Lincoln.
  • Magruder Dance Company will be performing at the 5th Annual MCPS Dance Showcase at Northwood High School on February 22nd. Please come out and show your support for the dancers who've been working extremely hard. Tickets are now on sale for $10. Please see Ms. Lincoln for more information.
  • Magruder Fishing Club will be collecting money for their shirts the entire week during lunch. Please bring the money to room B230 to Mr. Tao. Anyone can buy a shirt and all new members are welcome!
  • All Shook Up, Tech sessions run today and tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:30. Check the Drama board for who is needed for blocking rehearsal today. There will be a vocal rehearsal tomorrow at 2:40, followed by dance at 4:00.
  • Forensics Finalists will meet every day this week in B110 during lunch.  

Sports

  • If you are interested in playing girls tennis this spring or just thinking about joining a spring team then attend the girls tennis meeting in Ms. Lee's room in C-116 during lunch tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6th.
  • Attention all JV and varsity softball players! For anyone interested in playing this spring there will be a mandatory meeting in Coach Zakour’s room, B-226, at the beginning of lunch today.

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s 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 Oscar 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.


 

Wednesday

Magruder Morning Announcements

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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

  • Art Honors society will meet today at lunch in A100.
  • Reminder that the Spanish Honor Society will meet today during lunch in room A207.  All members must attend!
  • Attention staff and students: Project LIT Magruder will be meeting today during lunch to discuss Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. We will be meeting in Ms. Pankiewicz’s room, D263. This story spans a mere one minute and seven seconds and takes only an hour to read. Don't forget to bring your lunch, your gaming attitude, and be ready to chat!  All are welcome! 
  • Magruder High School is partnering with Princeton Review to offer a free Mock SAT/ACT for students on March 1st  from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  This will be a full-length paper and pencil test.  Interested students must register in Naviance by February 25th.  March 1st is a MCPS half day.  Students need to arrange for self-transportation home.  Please bring a calculator for the test. Refer all questions to Ms. Yang in the Career Center.
  • All Magruder students, save the date February 22nd for the 11th Historic Black Colleges and Universities Fair.  The Fair showcases 80 universities and colleges.  All students and families from 9th and 12th grade are welcome to attend.  The fair will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at University of Shady Grove. Seniors can participate in on-site admission.  Seniors, you must register on-site admission with Ms. Yang in the Career Center by February 15th.
  • The College and Career Center will be open during lunch daily this  week for seniors to sign up for MD CAP accounts.  This account is needed for Community Promise Scholarship and Maryland Access Grant.  Don’t wait.  Open today.
  • SSL Hours Opportunity! The MHS Athletic Booster Club needs your help. We are having a mulch fundraiser and need students’ help getting it all delivered on Saturday, April 6th. Please go to the Magruder Athletics web page or click on the link below to sign-up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaba628a2f85-mulch4 Parents, we also need pickup trucks and drivers to take students to the delivery sites. We are providing students with SSL hours, and all volunteers with a Magruder T-shirt and food during the event!  Go Colonels!
  • THREE DAYS LEFT to BUY YOUR YEARBOOK  before the price goes up for the last time. The deadline is Friday, February 15th. Too much? Just select the three-pay option when you check out. Quantities are limited, so don't miss this opportunity! You may order from Magruder's Home Page OR at Jostens.com.
  • Attention Seniors.  Graduation is just a few short months away.  Have you ordered your cap and gown?  To receive the early-bird package discount of $45, be sure to submit your form and payment to Dr. Schwinn in the Media Center by this Friday, February 15.  Beginning Monday, February 18, the price for the cap, gown, and tassel package jumps to $65.  Save $20 – don’t delay!  Forms and information are available in the Media Center.

Clubs

  • Key Club will be extending their can food drive to the end of February. Donations can be placed in the boxes in various classrooms. You may also drop off canned goods to Room A102.
  • Do YOU want to be a part of celebrating different cultures from ALL around the world?
  • Do YOU want to show your family and friends what makes your culture unique and special? Come and audition for either the Fashion Show or the Talent Showcase portion for International Night. Tryouts are on Thursday, February 21st after-school in Mrs. Rangel’s room A203. International Night will be on Thursday, March 14th. We look forward to seeing you!
  • All Shook Up, Tech sessions run today and tomorrow from 2:30 to 5:00. There will be a vocal rehearsal today at 2:40.

 

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s 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 National Frozen Yogurt Day and National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  


 Wednesday, February 6th  2019. Now for today’s Black History moment. 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

9th Grade Students Applying to PEAC – the online application for the PEAC program is now available on the Magruder High School home page.  This is the 3rd step in the application process and is due by February 15, 2019.  See Mrs. Snyder in C248 with any questions. [Snyder, run 2/06, 2/07, 2/08]

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Are you interested in Science and engineering? Do you want to learn about scholarships, listen to guest speakers and participate in fun projects? Then come to the Latinos in Engineering and Science meeting at lunch today  in A107. [Kuehner, run 2/05, 2/06]

 

Attention AOF members, we will have our monthly meeting this Thursday, February 7th  in Room C250 at the beginning of lunch. [Brooks, run 02/05, 2/6, 02/7]

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SSL Hours Opportunity! The MHS Athletic Booster Club needs your help. We are having a mulch fundraiser and need students’ help getting it all delivered on Saturday, April 6th. Please go to the Magruder Athletics web page or click on the link below to sign-up. [John, Sydney run on crawl, tele delete from the script. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaba628a2f85-mulch4 Parents, we also need pickup trucks and drivers to take students to the delivery sites. We are providing students with SSL hours, and all volunteers with a Magruder T-shirt and food during the event!  Go Colonels! [Booster sponsor, run every Monday in February & 2 weeks in March]Are you interested in science and engineering? Do you want to learn about scholarships, listen to guest speakers and Participate in fun projects? Then come to the Latinos In Engineering and Science meeting at lunch on Wednesday,  February 6th  in A107.  [Booster sponsor, run every Monday in February & 2 weeks in March]

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Seniors, are you attending a Maryland State university or college this fall?  Are you attending Montgomery College or a community college this fall?  If you are, come to the lunch time information session on Community College Promise Scholarship and Maryland Access Grant.  The Community College Promise Scholarship is aiming to provide free tuition for all.  But you must apply.  The information session will be during lunch on February 5 in the Choral Room.   Please sign up in Naviance.  See Ms. Yang with any questions. [Yang, run 02/4, 02/5, 02/6]

 

Attention Staff and Students: The chick-fil-a leadership academy will be selling Valentines Candy Grams for one dollar from today to Friday, February 8th.  Stop by the table outside the career center and treat your favorite teacher, friend or classmate.  [Acton, run 02/04, 02/05, 02/06, 02/07]

 

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK  before the price goes up for the last time. Too much? Just select the three-pay option when you check out. Quantities are limited, so don't miss this opportunity! Just go to Magruder's Home Page OR order at Jostens.com. [Dickey, run 1/31, 02/1, 02/4, 02/08, 02/11, 2/12, 02/13]

 

Attention staff and students: Project LIT Magruder will be meeting soon to discuss our second selection – Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.  This story spans a mere one minute and seven seconds and takes only an hour to read. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 13th  and stop by the Media Center to pick up your copy of this award-winning novel.  All are welcome! [Schwinn, run 02/4, 02/5, 02/6]

 

There will be a SADD meeting at lunch today in the Counseling Office. The meeting will start at 11:20. Please bring your lunch. [Oswald, run 02/6]

Clubs

 

Art honors society members make sure to check in with Ms. Chick at lunch tomorrow and drop off t-shirt ideas. We will have a full meeting next Wednesday February 13th at lunch. [Chick, run 2/06, 2/07, 2/08]

 

Magruder Rumberos will have tryouts today from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please come prepared to dance. For more information, please see Ms. Lincoln.

 

Magruder Dance Company will be performing at the 5th Annual MCPS Dance Showcase at Northwood High School on February 22nd. Please come out and show your support for the dancers who've been working extremely hard. Tickets are now on sale for $10. Please see Ms. Lincoln for more information. [Lincoln, run 02/4, 02/5, 02/6]

 

Magruder Fishing Club will be collecting money for their shirts the entire week during lunch. Please bring the money to room B230 to Mr. Tao. Anyone can buy a shirt and all new members are welcome! [Tao, run 02/5, 02/6, 02/7]

 

All Shook Up, Tech sessions run today and tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:00. There will be a vocal rehearsal today  at 2:40, followed by dance at 4:00. [Harper, run 02/5, 02/6, 02/7]

 

Forensics Finalists will meet every day this week in B110 during lunch.  [Harper, run 02/5, 02/6, 02/7]

Sports

 

Reminder, parent meeting for all students playing Boys Lacrosse is tomorrow night, Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 p.m. in C125. [Lyons, run 02/6]

 

If you are interested in playing girls tennis this spring or just thinking about joining a spring team then attend the girls tennis meeting in Ms. Lee's room in C-116 during lunch today.  [Lee, run 02/4, 02/5, 02/6]

 

And now it’s time for Doctor 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!


 

Thursday

Magruder Morning Announcements

Thursday, February 7,  2019

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 of development, including fertilization and embryology. He was an intelligent and inquisitive student and studied at Kimball Hall Academy in New Hampshire before enrolling at Dartmouth College where he developed an interest in Biology. He earned the highest grades in Greek during his freshman year and graduated as the sole magna cum laude student in 1907, also receiving honors in Botany, Sociology and History. His first job out of college was as a teacher and researcher at the traditionally all-black Howard University, where there is a building named to honor him. He eventually obtained a P.H.D. from the University of Chicago, where he studied Experimental Embryology and graduated magna cum laude. He will forever be known as a pioneer in cell biology.   

General

  • SAT Day is coming up! Do you want extra help on SAT reading, math, or subject tests? Come to Mr. Fiols room in A214 for our interest meeting during lunch today and meet our tutors! If you are an old member or are interested in tutoring please come to this meeting too! Join our remind, text “@mhsSATPrep” to 810810. See you there!
  • AP Students – If you are planning to take the AP exam and have not turned in your fee assistance form, it is due to Mrs. Snyder in C248 ASAP.  Fees are also due by Friday, 2/8/19.  Please take care of these so your exam order is not cancelled.  See Mrs. Snyder with any questions or concerns.
  • SENIORS - What is better than a Valentine Donation to your own After-Prom Party? This year's senior class has only raised $200 [last year's senior class raised over $1500. Be sure to copy and paste this link to your emails and social media pages to reach out to friends and family for donations ! click on the site below:http://99pledges.com/fund/2019Magruder The senior with the most pledges will win an After Prom prize. Thank you for your support.
  • 9th Grade Students Applying to PEAC – the online application for the PEAC program is now available on the Magruder High School home page.  This is the 3rd step in the application process and is due by February 15, 2019.  See Mrs. Snyder in C248 with any questions.
  • Attention AOF members, we will have our monthly meeting today in Room C250 at the beginning of lunch.
  • SSL Hours Opportunity! The MHS Athletic Booster Club needs your help. We are having a mulch fundraiser and need students’ help getting it all delivered on Saturday, April 6th. Please go to the Magruder Athletics web page or click on the link below to sign-up. [John, Sydney run on crawl, tele delete from the script.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaba628a2f85-mulch4 Parents, we also need pickup trucks and drivers to take students to the delivery sites. We are providing students with SSL hours, and all volunteers with a Magruder T-shirt and food during the event!  Go Colonels! [Booster sponsor, run every Monday in February & 2 weeks in March]Are you interested in science and engineering? Do you want to learn about scholarships, listen to guest speakers and Participate in fun projects? Then come to the Latinos In Engineering and Science meeting at lunch on Wednesday,  February 6th  in A107. 
  • Attention Staff and Students: The chick-fil-a leadership academy will be selling Valentines Candy Grams for one dollar from today to Friday, February 8th.  Stop by the table outside the career center and treat your favorite teacher, friend or classmate. 
  • BUY YOUR YEARBOOK  before the price goes up for the last time. Too much? Just select the three-pay option when you check out. Quantities are limited, so don't miss this opportunity! Just go to Magruder's Home Page OR order at Jostens.com.  
  • Attention staff and students: Project LIT Magruder will be meeting soon to discuss our second selection – Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.  This story spans a mere one minute and seven seconds and takes only an hour to read. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 13th  and stop by the Media Center to pick up your copy of this award-winning novel.  All are welcome!

Clubs

  • Art honors society members make sure to check in with Ms. Chick at lunch today and drop off t-shirt ideas. We will have a full meeting next Wednesday February 13th at lunch.
  • Magruder Fishing Club will be collecting money for their shirts the entire week during lunch. Please bring the money to room B230 to Mr. Tao. Anyone can buy a shirt and all new members are welcome!
  • All Shook Up, Tech sessions run today and tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:00 and Dance at 4:00. Check the Drama board for who is on call for blocking. There will be a vocal rehearsal tomorrow, Friday, February 8th at 2:40.  
  • Forensics Finalists will meet today and tomorrow in B110 during lunch.
  • This week’s artist of the week is freshman Alejandra Navidad Ortiz from Ms. Chick’s ceramics 1 class. This is her scraffito coil pot. Beautiful work Alejandra!

Sports

  • Reminder, parent meeting for all students playing Boys Lacrosse is tonight at 6:30 p.m. in C125.
  • Attention! There will be a 2019 Girls Lacrosse Information Session on Tuesday, February 12th during lunch in room C125 from 11:15 to 11:50. We will be discussing the upcoming season for both JV and Varsity Players, introducing your coaches and going over tryout dates and times. Please plan on coming to this information session if you plan on trying out for the Girls Lacrosse teams for the Spring 2019 Season. Feel free to stop by Ms. Manning's office in the Counseling office if you have any questions leading up to this meeting. See you then!

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s 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 Thurgood 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.


 

Friday

Magruder Morning Announcements

Friday, February 8, 2019

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?  

General

  • All Magruder students, save the date February 22nd for the 11th Historic Black Colleges and Universities Fair.  The Fair showcases 80 universities and colleges.  All students and families from 9th and 12th grade are welcome to attend.  The fair will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at University of Shady Grove. Class of 2019 students can participate in on-site admission.  Seniors, you must register on-site admission with Ms. Yang in the Career Center by February 15th.
  • Magruder High School is partnering with Princeton Review to offer a free Mock SAT/ACT for students on March 1st  from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  This will be a full-length paper and pencil test.  Interested students must register in Naviance by February 25th.  March 1st is a MCPS half day.  Students need to arrange for self-transportation home.  Please bring a calculator for the test. Refer all questions to Ms. Yang in the Career Center.
  • Career Center will be open during lunch daily next week for seniors to sign up for MD CAP accounts.  This account is needed for Community Promise Scholarship and Maryland Access Grant.  Don’t wait.  Open today.  
  • SAT Day is coming up! Do you want extra help on SAT reading, math, or subject tests? Come to Mr. Fiols room in A214 for our interest meeting during lunch today and meet our tutors! If you are an old member or are interested in tutoring please come to this meeting too! Join our remind, text “@mhsSATPrep” to 810810. See you there!
  • AP Students – If you are planning to take the AP exam and have not turned in your fee assistance form, it is due to Mrs. Snyder in C248 ASAP.  Fees are also due by Friday, 2/8/19.  Please take care of these so your exam order is not cancelled.  See Mrs. Snyder with any questions or concerns.
  • SENIORS - What is better than a Valentine Donation to your own After-Prom Party? This year's senior class has only raised $200 [last year's senior class raised over $1500. Be sure to copy and paste this link to your emails and social media pages to reach out to friends and family for donations ! click on the site below:http://99pledges.com/fund/2019Magruder The senior with the most pledges will win an After Prom prize. Thank you for your support.
  • PEAC Seniors – Your next capstone meeting is Tuesday, February 12th in A107 during lunch.  See Mrs. Snyder if you cannot make it.
  • 9th Grade Students Applying to PEAC – the online application for the PEAC program is now available on the Magruder High School home page.  This is the 3rd step in the application process and is due by February 15. See Mrs. Snyder in C248 with any questions.
  • Attention Staff and Students: Today is the last day The chick-fil-a leadership academy will be selling Valentines Candy Grams for one dollar. Stop by the table outside the career center and treat your favorite teacher, friend or classmate.
  • BUY YOUR YEARBOOK  before the price goes up for the last time. Too much? Just select the three-pay option when you check out. Quantities are limited, so don't miss this opportunity! Just go to Magruder's Home Page OR order at Jostens.com.

Clubs

  • The African American Student Association will be meeting today in Room A219 during lunch.  New members are always welcome.
  • Hello Colonels! We will be having an ALAS meeting today during lunch regarding International Night. Come to Mrs. Rangel’s room A203 during lunch to discuss future plans. Hope to see you there.
  • Art honors society members make sure to check in with Ms. Chick at lunch today and drop off t-shirt ideas. We will have a full meeting next Wednesday February 13th at lunch.
  • All Shook Up, Tech sessions run today and tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:30. There will be a vocal rehearsal today at 2:40.  
  • Forensics Finalists meet today during lunch.

Sports

  • Attention! There will be a 2019 Girls Lacrosse Information Session on Tuesday, February 12th during lunch in room C125 from 11:15 to 11:50. We will discuss the upcoming season for both JV and Varsity Players, introduce your coaches and go over tryout dates and times. Please plan on coming to this information session if you plan on trying out for the Girls Lacrosse teams for the Spring 2019 Season. Feel free to stop by Ms. Manning's office in the Counseling office if you have any questions leading up to this meeting. See you then!
  • The Magruder Indoor Track team competed yesterday at the 3A West Regional Indoor Track meet in Baltimore Md.  Many of our runners had put in fine performances.  The Lady Colonels were led by the girls 4x 800 team relay of (Anna Nardone, Lucie Marin, Claire Marin, and Mikayla Lindsay) which got5thplace overall.  The Boys team had standout performance by Nicholas Tashiro in the 300m (39.9), Miguel Zarate in the 500m (119.0), Mason David in the 55m (6.99) and Randall Lindenmayer for ran (4) events for Magurder the 4x800 relay, 1600m, 800m & the 4x400 relay.  Congrats to all the Colonels who ran last night..great job.

And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s 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 Boy Scouts Day and National Kite Flying Day.


 Friday, February 1st,  2019.

General

  • Today marks the first day of Black History Month 2019. To honor and acknowledge the history and contributions of African-Americans, SISTER’s brings you this Black History Moment! Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson, created Black History week in 1926. He selected the week in February to honor Black History because the birthdates of Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist), and Abraham Lincoln,( 17th President who freed the slaves) were in February. Black History week was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Question: Why was February selected to honor Black History Week and Later Month? [Jordan, run 02/1]
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  • Attention Staff and Students: The chick-fil-a leadership academy will be selling Valentines Candy Grams for one dollar from February 4th to the 8th.  Stop by the table outside the career center and treat your favorite teacher, friend or classmate. [Acton, run 02/01]
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  • Due to delayed opening and a shorter lunch period today, the Scholarship Info Session is rescheduled to next Tuesday during lunch.  If you have already signed up,  do not need to re-register.  If you have not signed up, you can still sign up! [Yang, run 1/31, 2/1, 2/4]
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  • BUY YOUR YEARBOOK  before the price goes up for the last time. Too much? Just select the three-pay option when you check out. Quantities are limited, so don't miss this opportunity! Just go to Magruder's Home Page OR order at Jostens.com. [Dickey, run 1/31, 02/1, 02/4, 02/08, 02/11, 2/12, 02/13]
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  • Attention staff and students: Project LIT Magruder will be meeting soon to discuss our second selection – Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.  This story spans a mere one minute and seven seconds and takes only an hour to read. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 13 and stop by the Media Center to pick up your copy of this award-winning novel.  All are welcome! [Schwinn, run 1/30, 1/31/, 2/1]
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  • A reminder that Fall/Winter parking permits are no longer valid.  Submit your Spring/Summer application and check back with the Finance office and pay for your permit.  Security will begin enforcement in the  next few weeks. [Killian, run 1/29, 1/30, 1/31]
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Clubs

  •  All Shook Up, Tech sessions run today and tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:30. There is a vocal rehearsal today from 2:40 to 3:55  in Mr. Schmidt’s room. Dance is canceled. [Harper, run 1/10, 1/11, 1/14]
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  • Forensics Finalists will meet today in B110 during lunch.  [Harper, run 1/29]

 

Sports

 

  • Attention all JV and varsity softball players! For anyone interested in playing this spring there will be a mandatory meeting in Coach Zakour’s room, B-226, at the beginning of lunch on Tuesday, February 5th. [Zakour, run 02/1, 02/4, 02/5]
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  • Attention all Magruder Fans, come out to the BIG Varsity Boys basketball match up vs Gaithersburg!!! The game is tonight at Magruder at 7:15, will be a big crowd, get there early!!! [Harwood, run 02/1]
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  • Attention Colonels. Everyone come out Saturday, February 2nd for the last Pom competition at Blair at 4:00 p.m. The theme is Magruder. Come out and be loud so we can win our 2nd Spirit Award. Now here’s a Pom Promo. [Harper, run 1/31, 02/1]
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And now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.”– Baseball Hall of Famer, 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.

 

Sophomores and Juniors, if you’re looking for a fun class for next year, check out Video Production. Here’s a sample of their latest project, Super Bowl commercials.