Announcements

Monday

Magruder Morning Show

June 10, 2019

General

  • Students don’t forget to check out books from the Media Center to read over the summer.  Our new program is called Scoop Up A Great Summer Read and all participants will be entered into a daily drawing for ice cream! We want all students to have the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous story over the summer without having to worry about an assignment.  Read for the pure enjoyment of getting lost in a great story…that’s all!  Stop by the Media Center this last week of school to check out your book or books.  Listen for your name….free ice cream winners will be announced daily during lunch.  Don’t forget to Scoop Up a Great Read!
  • Attention students taking AP Spanish Language and Culture: If you have not already received a summer packet for this class, stop by Mrs. Rangel’s classroom in A203 to receive one. Every incoming AP Spanish Language and Culture student must complete the packet by September 13. Gracias.
  • Did you know all of Magruder’s solid waste is weighed when it gets picked up from school?  And that Magruder can win monetary prizes for the percentage of waste that is PROPERLY recycled?  In June, MCPS holds a “Got Paper?” contest to see which schools recycle the most paper waste.  So as you clean out your binders, lockers, closets, offices, and rooms, please make sure all items are disposed of properly and PUT THE PAPER IN THE PAPER RECYCLING BIN!  Construction paper and cardboard go into paper recycling.  Come on Colonels, let’s win the “Got Paper?” contest!
  • If you would be interested in joining the Magruder Cancer Awareness Club, please come to our end of the year interest meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11, at lunch in C-117.  We will be discussing plans for next year.  This is a student run club so your dedication is essential.Magruder Rumberos Dance Team will have auditions for the 2019-2020 school year tomorrow,  Tuesday, June 11th and Thursday, June 13th from 3:30 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. All MHS and incoming MHS students are welcome to audition for this senior division dance team. There will be no auditions in the fall. For more information, contact Ms. Lincoln or a dance team member.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day:Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the day: Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey

The SAT word of the day is: serendipity, S-E-R-E-N-D-I-P-I-T-Y. a noun meaning the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way, an accident, a fluke. It was serendipity that Dennis found money in the pocket of his suit, just when he needed to pay the parking attendant.

Now it’s time for today’s Summer Fun Tip: When buying sun lotion, buy organic, since preservatives in the sunscreen can be toxic to coral reef and humans.


 Magruder Morning Magruder Morning Announcements

Monday, June 3rd 2019

General   

  • Did you know all of Magruder’s solid waste is weighed when it gets picked up from school?  And that Magruder can win monetary prizes for the percentage of waste that is PROPERLY recycled?  In June, MCPS holds a “Got Paper?” contest to see which schools recycle the most paper waste.  So as you clean out your binders, lockers, closets, offices, and rooms, please make sure all items are disposed of properly and PUT THE PAPER IN THE PAPER RECYCLING BIN!  Construction paper and cardboard go into paper recycling.  Come on Colonels, let’s win the “Got Paper?” contest!
  • If you have enrolled in AP Environmental Science for next school year, please see Mrs. Gallo before school or at lunch to get the summer review packet.
  • Attention future AP chemistry Students. If you have enrolled or are interested in enrolling in AP chemistry next year, stop by B230 to pick up your summer packet. Make sure you grab this packet before the year is over because it is a mandatory assignment and will be graded when you return next year! See Mr. Tao for more details.
  • Colonels, make sure to check out the hallway outside the Auditorium.  We have posted the destinations of many of our seniors. Congratulate our seniors for their hard work and be inspired! Juniors,  Magruder High School is offering 7 summer workshops to help you get ready to apply to college this summer.  The workshops will help you get ready your Common App and Coalition App, write your resume, college essay and getting to know all the scholarships that we can offer.  Sign up in Naviance.
  • Any sophomores who are enrolled to take AP World History next year must stop by D-130 to pick up your summer assignment. This must be picked up before the end of the school year and will be your first grade of the new year. If you have any questions please see Mr. Sofillas in room D-130.
  • WorkSource Montgomery Young Adult Opportunity Program will be coming to Magruder High School on June 6th at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm to do an Informational Session about its job placement assistance and training opportunities for the youth of Montgomery County.  If you are interested in finding a job and need information on how to start, please attend the information session in the College and Career Center.
  • Are you interested in becoming a member of Magruder Rumberos for next year? The Rumberos will be having open clinics next week on Tuesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m Registration begins at 3:30p. Come and learn the routines before auditions the following week. For more information, contact Ms. Lincoln or a dance team member.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome

The SAT word of the day is: matriculate, M-A-T-R-I-C-U-L-A-T-E, a verb meaning to be enrolled at a college or university. "She matriculated at the University of Maryland after graduating from Magruder High School."

Now it’s time for today’s fun hockey Question of the Day: 'In 1872, a young man from Halifax, Nova Scotia named James Creighton moved to Montreal, bringing the sport of ice hockey (hereafter referred to just as "hockey”.Announcements

Monday, May 13th  2019

General

  • We have been talking about some important Asian Americans, and some Asian American cultural heritage.  Do you wonder why was May chosen as the month to celebrate Asian American Heritage? Well in May, the first Japanese immigrant came to the United States on May 7th, 1843.  The transcontinental railroad that many Chinese immigrants worked on was also finished on May 10th, 1896, just a few short years after the Civil War. The transcontinental railroad was 1,800 miles of railroad that connected Midwest with the Pacific Coast.  This railroad opened up new markets and solidified American economy. Out of the 15,000 laborers that were drafted for the railroad, 12,000 were Chinese immigrants.  That was the idea behind May as the month. Thank you for your attention, and have a great day!
  • Attention Seniors.  These will be your last morning announcements and reminders before graduation.  Check to make sure you have no outstanding obligations, you have completed your required SSL hours, and checked with you parents on the number of guests ticketed needed for your family.  Remember, 1) check obligations, 2) SSL hours check, and 3) number of tickets. Last chance to buy your Colonel PRIDE poster today! 100% of proceeds are donated back to the Magruder Athletic Booster Club. This is the 3rd year we've created these custom team captain posters for our student athletes, and the kids love them. They are hanging at the school in the hall between the main and the auxiliary gyms. So next time you're at MHS stop by and check them out! We are offering these posters in two sizes: 12" x 18" ($15.00) and 20" x 30" ($25.00) plus postage.  Questions? Please contact the photographer, Jacqui South at JacquiSouth@gmail.com Visit our website to order via PayPal: at the e-mail belowhttps://magruderathletics.org/main/otherbooster/id/42395524

 

  • Rising Juniors and Seniors, Liberty University is providing a free camp for first generation students of your grade. This free camp will provide you with the opportunity to experience a college campus, learn how to navigate your way through college admissions process, brainstorm creative ways to serve their community, manage your time, and excel in the classroom. The camp  is from July 9-12, 2019. Interested students, see Ms. Yang in the College and Career Center or email Julie_Yang@mcpsmd.org  
  • ACT Voucher: Is your student taking a standardized exam this summer?  We still have limited amount of ACT vouchers available in the Career Center for students with financial need.  Please stop by the Career Center.Seniors, Act Now!  Derwood Lions Club Scholarship Due May 16! Montgomery Central (Derwood) Lions Club has a generous scholarship for Magruder Seniors.  Last year, it gave out two $1,800 scholarships to two Magruder seniors.  This year, they are once again offering this scholarship.  Application form is in your Naviance email and is available in the Career Center.  Return applications to the Career Center. This is a very short turnaround time. Do delay, act today!
  • Planning ahead…. Paul Newman Scholarship: Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen, Magruder High School is receiving a generous donation from the Newman family.  Starting next year, this scholarship will award four seniors every year who have at least 120 SSL hours and of which 50 hours are related to animal rescue or hunger relief (some income restriction).  If hunger relief or/and animal rescue is something you are interested or passionate about, summer is the best time to volunteer!
  • Hey Colonels! Today is the LAST day to order your yearbook! When in doubt, buy it and remember this year forever! We only have a few books left! Go to Magruder's website to purchase.
  • The final Project LIT selection for 2018-2019 is The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo [Ah-se-VAY-doh]. This is another novel in verse and an extraordinary read about Xiomara Batista, who feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.  Stop by the Media Center before school to check this gem out! The discussion meeting is scheduled for May 22nd, during lunch in the Media Center.  All staff and students are invited to attend.
  • Please be advised the during AP testing, from today to the 17th, the Media Center will be close in the morning and during lunch.  Students who need to work quietly or print during lunch may visit the Writing Lab in C244. Additionally, the printer will be offline in order to not disturb testing.  If students or staff need to print from a Chromebook, please select the 5-10 Google E-N printer, which goes to room C243.  Plan ahead!
  • Any student attending the Drama Banquet this Thursday and is itching to perform, check out the Drama board and sign up for a Cabaret slot. The club is looking for singers, dancers, jokesters, jugglers, baton twirlers. Dazzle us! Also, Drama officers, please see Ms. Harper in today at 11:15.

Sports

  • On Saturday Varsity Baseball picked up their 12th win of the year winning 1-0 over Rockville in 9 innings to advance to the sectional finals on Tuesday at Westminster at 430. Nate Smith pitches 7.2 scoreless innings & Jack Kossin gets the win in relief. Mason Crickey leads the offense w/ 2 hits.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day:  It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Baseball hall of famer Babe Ruth

The SAT word of the day is plethora, P-L-E-T-H-O-R-A, a noun meaning a large or excessive amount of (something). excess, overabundance, superabundance, surplus, glut, superfluity, surfeit, profusion. Every May and June there are a plethora of graduation and retirement parties.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: The largest Flower in the world is the flower of the Puya raimondii, which has a flower stalk 35,000 feet tall and bears over 8,000 white flowers.

 


 Magruder Announcements

 

Monday, May 6th 2019

General

  • Today we are celebrating the May Asian Pacific American Heritage with information on a cultural tradition. Lunar New Year, also referred to as Chinese New Year in China, is a festival that celebrates the new year based on the Lunar Calendar. People normally observe it from the evening before the first day of the new year to the fifteenth day of the new year, known as the Lantern Festival.  The first day of Lunar New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. Each year has a different animal to represent it. For example, 2019 is the month of the pig and if you were born in 2002, you are a horse. Many celebrate using red envelopes, reunion dinners, red paper-cuts, fire-crackers, and couplets. Lunar New Year is very similar to other new years in other countries like Korean New Year (seol), the Tet of Vietnam, and the Losar of Tibet.
  • Seniors, if you have opened a MD-CAP account to apply for Maryland Access Grant, please check your account for Award money.  If you are awarded any money, you  must accept the award within two weeks or you will lose the award.  Once again, this is important.  Check your account for award notification.
  • Please be advised the during AP testing, from today to the 17th, the Media Center will be close in the morning and during lunch.  Students who need to work quietly or print during lunch may visit the Writing Lab in C244. Additionally, the printer will be offline in order to not disturb testing.  If students or staff need to print from a Chromebook, please select the 5-10 Google E-N printer, which goes to room C243.  Plan ahead!
  • The Montgomery County Board of Elections will hold a drive on May 9th and 10th during lunch.  Register to vote, become an election judge, or future vote ambassador!  Please visit their information table outside of the cafeteria.
  • Any SSL forms for work completed last summer June through August and the entire school year of 2018-19  must be submitted by June 7th. That is the last day to turn in any forms.  Also, Bike camp for individuals with disabilities needs volunteers this summer.  Information with Session dates and requirements are on Mrs. Bozzo’s bulletin board outside of D 259.  Bike Camp takes place in Takoma Park June 24th to  June 28th.

Sports

  • The Magruder Track team competed in their last invitational meet of the season at the 35th annual Katie Jenkins track classic.  The boys team was led by jumping sensation Jeremiah Baxter who won the Triple Jump & came in 3rd in the Long jump, and Miguel Zarate who placed 6th in the Tetrathlon event.  The Lady Colonels were led by Nina Morris and Caroling Dan who finished 7th and 8threspectfully in the 3200m  Fine performance were also put in by Callie Newburg in the 100m, and Nicole Badobre in the 400m.  Great job by everyone, our next meet is Wednesday the MCPS Championship at Watkins Mills H. S.  hope to see you there

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day:  “True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done. No moral man can have peace of mind if he leaves undone what he knows he should have done.” Actor John Wayne

SAT word of the day is: Unctuous, U-N-C-T-U-O-U-S, an adjective meaning unpleasantly and excessively suave (pronounced "UHNGK-choo-uhs") The unctuous salesman winked at the ladies and flashed his college football ring at the men; ironically, his “charm” chased most customers away.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact: Monday is the only day of the week that is an anagram of a single word: ‘dynamo’


 

Tuesday

Magruder Morning Show.

Tuesday May 28, 2019

General   

  • Ted Chiang is a Chinese American science fiction author. He was born in New York and graduated from Brown University in 1989 with a degree in computer science.  Over the years he’s written 15 short stories, novelettes and novellas. He has won four nebula awards, four Hugo awards, the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer, and four locus awards. He is most famous for his work “Story of Your Life”. It was adapted into a film version, The Arrival, in 2016. Colonels, make sure to check out the hallway outside the Auditorium.  We have posted the destinations of many of our seniors. Congratulate our seniors for their hard work and be inspired! Seniors heading to Montgomery college,  if you have questions about financial aid, placement test and more, MC is offering information sections.May 28, 5:30 p.m. at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus;  May 29th, 5:30 p.m. at Rockville Campus; May 30th at Germantown Campus.  See Ms. Yang for details. Juniors, Magruder High School is offering 7 summer workshops to help you get ready to apply to college this summer.  The workshops will help you get ready your Common App and Coalition App, write your resume, college essay and getting to know all the scholarships that we can offer.  Sign up in Naviance.
  • Anyone interested in taking AP drawing or AP ceramics next year should come to the meeting Thursday May 30th in room A100 with Ms. Chick. She will be handing out summer assignments and materials. If you can not attend please see Ms. Chick before summer break.
  • There will be a NTHS meeting Wednesday May 29th in A107 during the first have of lunch
  • Any sophomores who are enrolled to take AP World History next year must stop by D-130 to pick up your summer assignment. This must be picked up before the end of the school year and will be your first grade of the new year. If you have any questions please see Mr. Sofillas in room D-130. WorkSource Montgomery Young Adult Opportunity Program will be coming to Magruder High School on June 6, 2019, at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm to do an Informational Session about its job placement assistance and training opportunities for the youth of Montgomery County.  If you are interested in finding a job and need information on how to start and help available, please attend the information session in the Career Center

Sports

  • There will be a brief but important meeting today for anyone interesting in running Cross Country this fall.  The meeting will take place in room
  • Due to the testing schedule the girls soccer meeting originally scheduled for Thursday May 23rd, will be rescheduled. Details to follow.
  • Attention golfers: Anyone interested in trying out for the Coed  Varsity Golf team this fall should attend a brief informational meeting at the beginning of lunch on Thursday May 30th in Room A 218.
  • Jeramiah Baxter represented Magruder in the 3A State meet this weekend at Morgan State University,  He finished 2nd in the long jump with a personal best mark of 21’ 81/2…and missed 1st place by only 4 inches.  Please congratulate Jeremiah on this  fantastic achievement.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: “You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of a man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it.” Roger Kahn

The SAT word of the day is: temerity, T-E-M-E-R-I-T-Y, a noun meaning excessive confidence or boldness, audacity, nerve, effrontery, impudence, impertinence, cheek, gall, presumption. No one had  the temerity to question the agenda for the day, as the coach had a clear vision of the outcome.

Now it’s time for today’s fun Fact: Some plants such as orchids do not need soil to grow-they get all of their nutrients from the air.


 Magruder Morning Announcements  

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

General   

  • A prominent figure of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month would be Eugene H. Trinh(pronounced without the h)  or better known as “Gene”.  He was the first Vietnamese American astronaut in space. He was a biochemist who flew in the NASA Space Shuttle STS-50 as a payload specialist. Today he works at NASA as the Director of Physical Science Research Division in Biological and Physical Research Enterprise at NASA headquarters.
  • Yearbook Order Deadline EXTENDED through TOMORROW! We have a few books left, so if you have not ordered your yearbook, you're almost out of time. Don't miss out on a recap of this year's memories - homecoming, sports, shows, prom, and so much more - all captured in one beautiful book. Order today!
  • Seniors,  have you completed the online and paper graduation survey?  The Graduation Survey is a check-off item on your checkout package.  If you have not done so or not sure if you have completed it, see Ms. Yang in the Career Center.  Avoid lines for May 24.  Come see her before to have this line checked. Juniors,  please register for Summer Workshop that will give you a  head start for college application.  Sign up in Naviance.  A complete list of the offerings are in Naviance and in Career Center.
  • Attention Seniors.  These will be your last morning announcements and reminders before graduation.  Check to make sure you have no outstanding obligations, you have completed your required SSL hours, and checked with you parents on the number of guests ticketed needed for your family.  Remember, 1) check obligations, 2) SSL hours check, and 3) number of tickets.
  • Last chance to buy your Colonel PRIDE poster today! 100% of proceeds are donated back to the Magruder Athletic Booster Club. This is the 3rd year we've created these custom team captain posters for our student athletes, and the kids love them. They are hanging at the school in the hall between the main and the auxiliary gyms. So next time you're at MHS stop by and check them out! We are offering these posters in two sizes: 12" x 18" ($15.00) and 20" x 30" ($25.00) plus postage.  Questions? Please contact the photographer, Jacqui South at JacquiSouth@gmail.com Visit our website to order via PayPal: at the e-mail below https://magruderathletics.org/main/otherbooster/id/42395524

 

  • Rising Juniors and Seniors, Liberty University is providing a free camp for first generation students of your grade. This free camp will provide you with the opportunity to experience a college campus, learn how to navigate your way through college admissions process, brainstorm creative ways to serve their community, manage your time, and excel in the classroom. The camp  is from July 9-12, 2019. Interested students, see Ms. Yang in the College and Career Center or email Julie_Yang@mcpsmd.org
  • ACT Voucher: Is your student taking a standardized exam this summer?  We still have limited amount of ACT vouchers available in the Career Center for students with financial need.  Please stop by the Career Center. 
  • Seniors, Act Now!  Derwood Lions Club Scholarship Due May 16! Montgomery Central (Derwood) Lions Club has a generous scholarship for Magruder Seniors.  Last year, it gave out two $1,800 scholarships to two Magruder seniors.  This year, they are once again offering this scholarship.  Application form is in your Naviance email and is available in the Career Center.  Return applications to the Career Center. This is a very short turnaround time. Do delay, act today!
  • Planning ahead…. Paul Newman Scholarship: Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen, Magruder High School is receiving a generous donation from the Newman family.  Starting next year, this scholarship will award four seniors every year who have at least 120 SSL hours and of which 50 hours are related to animal rescue or hunger relief (some income restriction).  If hunger relief or/and animal rescue is something you are interested or passionate about, summer is the best time to volunteer!
  • Please be advised the during AP testing, from today to the 17th, the Media Center will be close in the morning and during lunch.  Students who need to work quietly or print during lunch may visit the Writing Lab in C244. Additionally, the printer will be offline in order to not disturb testing.  If students or staff need to print from a Chromebook, please select the 5-10 Google E-N printer, which goes to room C243.  Plan ahead!
  • Urgent message to seniors.  If one of your guests at graduation is hearing impaired, please notify Dr. Schwinn in the Media Center today.  Interpretive services will not be available during the ceremony unless there is a need.  Again, please notify Dr. Schwinn today if one of your guests needs a sign language interpreter.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day:  The difference in winning and losing is not quitting. Walt Disney

The SAT word of the day is Contentious C-0-N-T-E-N-T-I-O-U-S  an adjective meaning causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. Walter and Mama’s argument over the insurance money got more contentious every day.

Now it’s time for today’s fun factThe May flower is Lilies of the Valley, with their sweet perfumes they celebrate May birthdays and represent humility and happiness.

 


 Magruder Morning Show

 

Tuesday May 7, 2019

General   

  • Serious props go out to the Magruder Concert Choir who scored all 1 Superior ratings at last week’s Choral Festival at Springbrook High School.  Well done Concert Choir…..you make us oh so proud! By the way, if you want to hear this group in action, along with the other wonderful Magruder choirs, come out TONIGHT to hear the choral department’s Spring Concert.  The concert starts at 7pm in the Magruder Auditorium. You’ll hear a variety of  fine choral selections as well as a 15 minute tribute piece to the famous rock festival Woodstock which was held 50 years ago this summer.  So come on out all you Hippy wantabees and check it out, TONIGHT!
  • Since May is Asian American Heritage Month we celebrate today with information about a popular Asian American food.  Have you ever heard of Bubble Tea?  Bubble tea, also known as pearl milk tea, bubble milk tea, or simply boba, is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in the 1980s. There are many varieties of the drink, but all forms of bubble tea have a tea base, milk, and sugar. The fun of bubble tea comes from the chewy tapioca balls added as toppings that are also known as the “pearls” or boba. Though at first the tea started out with just the tapioca balls, toppings have expanded to include options such as almond jelly, egg pudding, red beans, grass jelly, and more. Bubble tea has become extremely popular in the US, possibly because it’s lighter, sweeter, and more fun than your average tea. With bubble tea, there’s always something new to try. According to Bin Chen, the founder of the popular boba tea chain Boba Guys, “Boba bridges cultures.
  • Attention Class of 2022 Officers, we will be meeting this Friday in room A 208 at lunch.
  • Seniors, if you have opened a MD-CAP account to apply for Maryland Access Grant, please check your account for Award money.  If you are awarded any money, you  must accept the award within two weeks or you will lose the award.  Once again, this is important.  Check your account for award notification.
  • Please be advised the during AP testing, from today to the 17th, the Media Center will be close in the morning and during lunch.  Students who need to work quietly or print during lunch may visit the Writing Lab in C244. Additionally, the printer will be offline in order to not disturb testing.  If students or staff need to print from a Chromebook, please select the 5-10 Google E-N printer, which goes to room C243.  Plan ahead!
  • The Montgomery County Board of Elections will hold a drive on May 9th and 10th during lunch.  Register to vote, become an election judge, or future vote ambassador!  Please visit their information table outside of the cafeteria.
  • Any SSL forms for work completed last summer June through August and the entire school year of 2018-19  must be submitted by June 7th. That is the last day to turn in any forms.  Also, Bike camp for individuals with disabilities needs volunteers this summer.  Information with Session dates and requirements are on Mrs. Bozzo’s bulletin board outside of D 259.  Bike Camp takes place in Takoma Park June 24th to  June 28th.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day:  I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” “Poet Maya Angelou

SAT word of the day is: obviate, O-B-V-I-A-T-E , a verb meaning to remove a need or difficulty. to preclude, avoid, prevent, remove, get ride of, do away with, get around, rule out. I cannot obviate the need to study for my upcoming exams, I must in order to get an A. Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact: Lacrosse has its origins in a tribal game played by eastern Woodlands Native Americans. The game was extensively modified by European colonizers to North America to create its current collegiate and professional form.


 

Wednesday

Magruder Morning Announcements

Wednesday, May 8th  2019

General  

  • After-Prom-A-thon: Thank you to all of the seniors who participated in our After-Prom-A-thon event. You helped to raise $1665 for your senior After Prom so we hope you enjoyed all of the food and fun last Saturday night. Please congratulate Natalie Dobrzkowski who raised the most money for your class through donations made in her name. Natalie won a small prize package from the After Prom committee.
  • After-Prom Decorators: A BIG thank you to all of the students who came to Magruder on Friday night and Saturday afternoon to help set up and decorate for the After Prom event held Saturday evening for our seniors and their guests. You all did a great job and earned many SSL hours. Special thank you to Chloe Reeves who also helped out throughout the year with decorations. If anyone needs their SSL forms please reach out to Kerri Reidkerrireid@gmail.com
  • Hey Colonels!  Only THREE days left to order your yearbook! Time is running out and we only have a few books left! Go to Magruder's website to purchase.
  • The final Project LIT selection for 2018-2019 is The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo [Ah-se-VAY-doh]. This is another novel in verse and an extraordinary read about Xiomara Batista, who feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.  Stop by the Media Center before school to check this gem out! The discussion meeting is scheduled for May 22nd, during lunch in the Media Center.  All staff and students are invited to attend.
  • MHS Project LIT is gearing up for 2019-2020 and promoting a love of reading.  It’s time for students to select the titles to enjoy next school year. All the titles were chosen by students…like you! The books are presented outside the Media Center – take a look and place your vote for all the titles that interest you.  Vote in the MHS Project Lit Google Classroom – the classroom code and other details are displayed outside the Media Center.
  • Attention Seniors. All books are due to the Media Center by Friday, May 10.  Save yourself an obligation by making sure to return your books by Friday.  There is a return box located outside the Media Center.
  • Attention Class of 2022 Officers, we will be meeting this Friday in room A 208 at lunch.
  • Seniors, if you have opened a MD-CAP account to apply for Maryland Access Grant, please check your account for Award money.  If you are awarded any money, you  must accept the award within two weeks or you will lose the award.  Once again, this is important.  Check your account for award notification.
  • Please be advised the during AP testing, from today to the 17th, the Media Center will be close in the morning and during lunch.  Students who need to work quietly or print during lunch may visit the Writing Lab in C244. Additionally, the printer will be offline in order to not disturb testing.  If students or staff need to print from a Chromebook, please select the 5-10 Google E-N printer, which goes to room C243.  Plan ahead!
  • The Montgomery County Board of Elections will hold a drive on May 9th and 10th during lunch.  Register to vote, become an election judge, or future vote ambassador!  Please visit their information table outside of the cafeteria.
  • Any SSL forms for work completed last summer June through August and the entire school year of 2018-19  must be submitted by June 7th. That is the last day to turn in any forms.  Also, Bike camp for individuals with disabilities needs volunteers this summer.  Information with Session dates and requirements are on Mrs. Bozzo’s bulletin board outside of D 259.  Bike Camp takes place in Takoma Park June 24th to  June 28th.

Sports

  • Varsity Baseball finishes out the regular with 10 wins beating RM 8-2 on Senior Day. Josh Pursley is the winning pitcher. Jared Ng and Drew Dameron have multiple hits while Jonah Antoff has 3 RBIs to lead the offense. Next game is tomorrow Thursday vs Blake 4 p.m.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day:  I must have flowers, always, always. Impressionist painter Monet

The SAT word of the day is Voracious. V-O-R-A-C-I-O-U-S, a noun meaning eager to consume great amounts of food. The Lacrosse players were voracious after an intense game, without a having a snack beforehand.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: The entire country of Liechtenstein can be rented for $70,000 a night, for a minimum of two nights. It sleeps 900.


 Magruder Morning Announcements

Wednesday, May 1st 2019  

General

  • Spanish Honor Society will have our first meeting and potluck with our new officers lunch today during lunch.  All current members of the Spanish Honor Society need to attend.
  • Magruder’s yearly art show is tonight from  5 to  9 p.m. Come out and support our art students and help us celebrate their years hard work.
  • The Montgomery County Board of Elections will hold a drive on May 9th and 10th during lunch.  Register to vote, become an election judge, or future vote ambassador!  Please visit their information table outside of the cafeteria.
  • Seniors, today is the due date for Nicole Lee Memorial Scholarship.  Please remember to turn in your application to the College Career Center. May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month or APIAHM for short. During this month, we will be talking about the different Asian people, foods, and cultural aspects and how they have affected America. Happy APIAHM! Today we will introduce Gary Faye Locke, a third-generation Chinese American. He served as the 10th United States ambassador to d was also the 21st Governor of Washington State. He was the first governor in the continental United States of Asian descent.Regarding his ethnicity and also being the only person of Chinese descent to have served as an ambassador to China, he said, "I’m proud of my Chinese heritage. I’m proud of the great contributions that China has made to world civilization over thousands of years. But I’m thoroughly American. I’m proud of the great values that America has brought to the entire world and all that America stands for.
  • Attention seniors- Prom week is officially here! In school sales begin TODAY during lunch along with after prom tickets. Tickets are currently $40, but will rise to $50 on Friday, so don’t wait! All obligations must be paid in order to attend.Students looking to bring a guest that does not attend Magruder can pick up a form in the main office- all forms must be submitted today.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Vaglica in counseling.
  • Attention Seniors!  Graduation will be here before you know it, so don’t find yourself unprepared. First, if you haven’t already ordered your cap and gown, make sure you pre-order online by this Friday, May 3rd. Visit the Magruder homepage or Seniors website to complete the form. The cost of the cap, gown, and tassel package is $65 – cash only to be paid after rehearsal.  Go to the Magruder homepage (or the seniors website) and click on Pre-Order My Cap and Gown. All pre-orders must be completed by Friday, May 10th.  Don’t delay, pre-order today!Second, pay all obligations – check for your name outside the finance office.  Finally, have you completed all your SSL hours?  Need to find an SSL activity?  Check with Ms. Bozzo in Room D259. It’s up to you – finish strong!
  • Any SSL forms for work completed last summer June – August and the entire school year of 2018-19  must be submitted by June 7th. That is the last day to turn in any forms.  Also, Bike camp for individuals with disabilities needs volunteers this summer.  Information with Session dates and requirements are on Mrs. Bozzo’s bulletin board outside of D 259.  Bike Camp takes place in Takoma Park June 24th to  June 28th.
  • Attention all Academy of finance members! Our monthly meeting will be this Thursday, May 2nd in Mr. Brooks’ room, C250 during lunch.  We will hold elections for next year’s office positions so please be sure to attend. Also, our end of year event will be held this Friday, May 3rd.  All members are encouraged to come.
  • After prom tickets will be for sale at lunch today and tomorrow for $20 and May 3rd for $25. Underclassmen - You are invited to decorate for After prom, see what it’s all about, and get some SSL hours. On Saturday, May 4th, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Magruder, students are invited to help get ready for the senior After prom event either from 12:00 to 2:00 or 2:00 to 4:00, or the entire 4 hours but you must come ready to work. To attend, please email Kerri Reid [kerrireid@gmail.com] with your name and phone number.

Clubs

  • It's time for another Kahoot Tournament! Latinos in STEM are hosting a Kahoot Tournament in celebration of  Cinco De Mayo. Come down to A108 on Friday, May 3rd at the beginning of lunch for your chance to win some Mexican treats! Only the first 30 entrants will be eligible to compete, so please be prompt.
  • Attention Project LIT club members.  We hope you’re enjoying the magical book, Children of Blood and Bone.  The next fun discussion meeting will be held on today in the Media Center conference room during lunch. Project LIT welcomes all students and staff! If you haven’t done so already, please return your copy of Born a Crime.  See you during lunch!

Sports

  • If you are interested in participating in the Girls Varsity Summer basketball league, please come to an interest meeting on Wednesday, May 1st in room C-251 during lunch. This will be an information meeting for ALL INTERESTED.....
  • Varsity picked up their 9th win of the year with a 6-1 victory over Blair yesterday. Josh Pursley was the winning pitcher.  Daniel Stopak and Jonah Antonoff had 2 hits each to lead the offense. At Churchill Thursday 3:45.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: Leave it on the field. Coach Brandon Wilkins

The SAT Word of the Day is: Bequest, B-E-Q-U-E-S-T, a noun meaning something left to someone in a will. The institution owes its origin to a bequest left by Andrew Carnegie.

Now it’s time for today’s Spring Safety Tip!  As the spring sun produces rays of heat, Don’t forget sunscreen on your feet!

 


 

Thursday

Magruder Morning Show

Thursday May 9, 2019

General   

  • Thank you to all of the seniors who participated in our After-Prom-A-thon event. You helped to raise $1665 for your senior After Prom so we hope you enjoyed all of the food and fun last Saturday night. Please congratulate Natalie Dobrzkowski who raised the most money for your class through donations made in her name. Natalie won a small prize package from the After Prom committee.
  • A BIG thank you to all of the students who came to Magruder on Friday night and Saturday afternoon to help set up and decorate for the After Prom event held Saturday evening for our seniors and their guests. You all did a great job and earned many SSL hours. Special thank you to Chloe Reeves who also helped out throughout the year with decorations. If anyone needs their SSL forms please reach out to Kerri Reidkerrireid@gmail.com Hey Colonels! Only TWO day left to order your yearbook! Time is running out and we only have a few left! Go to Magruder's website to purchase.
  • The final Project LIT selection for 2018-2019 is The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo [Ah-se-VAY-doh]. This is another novel in verse and an extraordinary read about Xiomara Batista, who feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.  Stop by the Media Center before school to check this gem out! The discussion meeting is scheduled for May 22nd, during lunch in the Media Center.  All staff and students are invited to attend.
  • MHS Project LIT is gearing up for 2019-2020 and promoting a love of reading.  It’s time for students to select the titles to enjoy next school year. All the titles were chosen by students…like you! The books are presented outside the Media Center – take a look and place your vote for all the titles that interest you.  Vote in the MHS Project Lit Google Classroom – the classroom code and other details are displayed outside the Media Center.
  • Attention Seniors. All books are due to the Media Center by Friday, May 10.  Save yourself an obligation by making sure to return your books by Friday.  There is a return box located outside the Media Center.
  • Attention Class of 2022 Officers, we will be meeting this Friday in room A 208 at lunch.
  • Please be advised the during AP testing, from today to the 17th, the Media Center will be close in the morning and during lunch.  Students who need to work quietly or print during lunch may visit the Writing Lab in C244. Additionally, the printer will be offline in order to not disturb testing.  If students or staff need to print from a Chromebook, please select the 5-10 Google E-N printer, which goes to room C243.  Plan ahead!
  • The Montgomery County Board of Elections will hold a drive on May 9th and 10th during lunch.  Register to vote, become an election judge, or future vote ambassador!  Please visit their information table outside of the cafeteria.

Sports

  • The Magruder Track team competed in The Montgomery County Championship meet last night at Watkins Mills H. S. in Gaithersburg Md.  The boys team was led by  Jeremiah Baxter who was 2nd in the Triple Jump, 10th in the long jump & fine performances were also put in by Daniel Kalia in the Shot Put, and Discus, and Lindon Luu in the 3200m  The Lady Colonels were led by KaRicha Dorsett who placed 7th in the Discus event, and had a personal best in the Shot Put, and rising freshman Nina Morris , and broke 6 minutes in the 1600m with a time of 5:57.  Great job by all the Colonels who competed yesterday, our next meet in Saturday May 11 at Clarksburg High School.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day:   Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. -W. Earl Hall

The SAT word of the day is ostracize, O-S-T-R-A-C-I-Z-E: A verb meaning to banish or expel from a community or group; to cast out from social, political, or private favor. It was the hardest punishment of all, when the crowd she loved chose to ostracize her, and she knew not why and missed them all terribly.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: The birthstone for May is the emerald which represents success or love.


 

Friday

Magruder Morning Announcements

Friday May 17, 2019

General   

  • In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, let’s talk about sushi today.  Sushi is a Japanese dish made with vinegar rice and commonly with a variety of different seafood and vegetables. It is often served with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce. As of the spring of 2017, there are 4000 sushi restaurants in the United States and their number continues to rapidly grow. In fact, sushi is a food of such rapidly growing popularity, it only took 50 years for it to be one of the most widely recognized Asian food items in the US.
  • Seniors who are receiving the certificate and tassel for completing 260 hours of ssl before the county due date in March may pick up and sign for them in Mrs. Bozzo’s classroom, D 259.
  • Urgent message to seniors.  If one of your guests at graduation is hearing impaired, please notify Dr. Schwinn in the Media Center today.  Interpretive services will not be available during the ceremony unless there is a need.  Again, please notify Dr. Schwinn today if one of your guests needs a sign language interpreter.
  • Seniors, have you completed the online and paper graduation survey?  The Graduation Survey is a check-off item on your checkout package.  If you have not done so or not sure if you have completed it, see Ms. Yang in the Career Center.  Avoid lines for May 24.  Come see her before to have this line checked. Juniors,  please register for Summer Workshop that will give you a  head start for college application.  Sign up in Naviance.  A complete list of the offerings are in Naviance and in Career Center.
  • Attention Seniors.  These will be your last morning announcements and reminders before graduation.  Check to make sure you have no outstanding obligations, you have completed your required SSL hours, and checked with you parents on the number of guests ticketed needed for your family.  Remember, 1) check obligations, 2) SSL hours check, and 3) number of tickets.  
  • Please be advised that today is the last day of AP testing and the Media Center will be closed in the morning and during lunch.  Students who need to work quietly or print during lunch may visit the Writing Lab in C244. Additionally, the printer will be offline in order to not disturb testing.  If students or staff need to print from a Chromebook, please select the 5-10 Google E-N printer, which goes to room C243.  Plan ahead!

 

Sports

  • On Thursday May 23rd, there will be a girls soccer informational meeting in room C-125 during lunch time from 11:14 to 11:59 for anyone who is interested in trying out for Magruder girls soccer in the fall. If you are unable to attend but are interested please let one of the coaches know.
  • The Magruder Track team competed yesterday in the 3A West Regional Meet at Manchester Valley High School in Manchester Maryland.  The Colonels were led once again by jumper Jeramiah Baxter who captured 2nd place in both the Long and Triple jump,.  Fine performances were also put in by Charles Sharpe in the Discus, and Miguel Zarate in the 400m.  The Lady Colonels got 6th place in the 4x800m relay, and had strong showing by both Nina Morris, and Caroline Dan who got PR’s in the 3200m.  Great job by all the Colonels who participated yesterday, congratulation to Jeramiah Baxter who will be representing Magruder in the State Meet next week at Morgan State University.

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things. Singer Demi Lovato

The SAT word of the day is euphoria, E-U-P-H-O-R-I-A euphoria. A noun meaning a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness, elation, joy, delight, glee, exhilaration, jubilation, exultation, bliss, rapture. After last AP exam was over Elaine felt euphoria like she had never felt.

Now it’s time for today’s fun golf fact: The French word “Cadet” (cad-DAY) means “youngest child” and is where the word “Caddy” comes from. Stay strong all you golfers for there will be sunshine by Tuesday.


 Magruder Morning Show  

Thursday May 2, 2019

General

  • Please be advised the during AP testing, from May 6-17, the Media Center will be close in the morning and during lunch.  Students who need to work quietly or print during lunch may visit the Writing Lab in C244. Additionally, the printer will be offline in order to not disturb testing.  If students or staff need to print from a Chromebook, please select the 5-10 Google E-N printer, which goes to room C243.  Plan ahead!
  • The Montgomery County Board of Elections will hold a drive on May 9th and 10th during lunch.  Register to vote, become an election judge, or future vote ambassador!  Please visit their information table outside of the cafeteria.
  • Seniors, today is the due date for Nicole Lee Memorial Scholarship.  Please remember to turn in your application to the College Career Center. May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month or APIAHM for short. During this month, we will be talking about the different Asian people, foods, and cultural aspects and how they have affected America. Happy APIAHM! Today we will introduce Gary Faye Locke, a third-generation Chinese American. He served as the 10th United States ambassador to d was also the 21st Governor of Washington State. He was the first governor in the continental United States of Asian descent.Regarding his ethnicity and also being the only person of Chinese descent to have served as an ambassador to China, he said, "I’m proud of my Chinese heritage. I’m proud of the great contributions that China has made to world civilization over thousands of years. But I’m thoroughly American. I’m proud of the great values that America has brought to the entire world and all that America stands for.
  • Attention seniors- Prom week is officially here! In school sales are TODAY during lunch along with after prom tickets. Tickets are currently $40, but will rise to $50 on Friday, so don’t wait! All obligations must be paid in order to attend.Students looking to bring a guest that does not attend Magruder can pick up a form in the main office- all forms must be submitted today.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Vaglica in counseling.
  • Attention Seniors!  Graduation will be here before you know it, so don’t find yourself unprepared. First, if you haven’t already ordered your cap and gown, make sure you pre-order online by this Friday, May 3rd. Visit the Magruder homepage or Seniors website to complete the form. The cost of the cap, gown, and tassel package is $65 – cash only to be paid after rehearsal.  Go to the Magruder homepage (or the seniors website) and click on Pre-Order My Cap and Gown. All pre-orders must be completed by Friday, May 10th.  Don’t delay, pre-order today!Second, pay all obligations – check for your name outside the finance office.  Finally, have you completed all your SSL hours?  Need to find an SSL activity?  Check with Ms. Bozzo in Room D259. It’s up to you – finish strong!
  • Any SSL forms for work completed last summer June – August and the entire school year of 2018-19  must be submitted by June 7th. That is the last day to turn in any forms.  Also, Bike camp for individuals with disabilities needs volunteers this summer.  Information with Session dates and requirements are on Mrs. Bozzo’s bulletin board outside of D 259.  Bike Camp takes place in Takoma Park June 24th to  June 28th.
  • Attention all Academy of finance members! Our monthly meeting will be today in Mr. Brooks’ room, C250 during lunch.  We will hold elections for next year’s office positions so please be sure to attend. Also, our end of year event is tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd.  All members are encouraged to come.
  • After prom tickets will be for sale at lunch today for $20 and May 3rd for $25. Underclassmen - You are invited to decorate for After prom, see what it’s all about, and get some SSL hours. On Saturday, May 4th, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Magruder, students are invited to help get ready for the senior After prom event either from 12:00 to 2:00 or 2:00 to 4:00, or the entire 4 hours but you must come ready to work. To attend, please email Kerri Reid [kerrireid@gmail.com] with your name and phone number.

Clubs

  • It's time for another Kahoot Tournament! Latinos in STEM are hosting a Kahoot Tournament in celebration of  Cinco De Mayo. Come down to A108 on Friday, May 3rd at the beginning of lunch for your chance to win some Mexican treats! Only the first 30 entrants will be eligible to compete, so please be prompt.

Sports

  • If you are interested in participating in the Girls Varsity Summer basketball league, please come to an interest meeting on Wednesday, May 1st in room C-251 during lunch. This will be an information meeting for ALL INTERESTED.....
  • Calling all Colonel Crazies! Come out and support your Colonels in the boys lacrosse game today as they take on Walter Johnson! This is senior night so we want to give them a great send off in their final regular season game. Game begins at 5:30 p.m. but get there early! See you there!

Now it’s time for Doctor Evan’s Quote of the Day: There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires. Buddha

SAT word of the day is: Amalgamate A-M-A-L-G-A-M-A-T-E a verb meaning to bring together, unite. All of the artists in Magruder amalgamated last night at the stunning Art Show.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact:  May is traditionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic traditions. The month 'may' have been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.