Announcements

Monday

Magruder Morning Announcements

Monday, September 17, 2018

General

  • Students:  Parking enforcement will begin next week.  Parking permits must be displayed and students are not allowed to park with/or without a permit in the staff lot.  Vehicles will be towed after three warnings at an average cost of $150 which is twice the cost of a full year permit.  Pick up your parking application on-line at the Magruder web site, or stop by the finance office before or after school or during lunch.  
  • Need a break in the middle of the day? Lunchtime Basketball will be held every lunch in the Back Gym beginning at 11:20 a.m. But wait! It is limited to the first 20 students who sign up! The sign-up sheet will be outside A208 from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. Come out, shoot some hoops with friends and have fun! It starts tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18th, so come by A208 to sign up.
  • This year we will have open nominations for homecoming court.  Go to the Magruder Website and nominate any boy or girl from your class.  You may only submit 1 entry and the deadline is this Thursday. Voting will take place during homecoming week.
  • Current members of the science national honor society:  Our first meeting is on Tuesday, September 18 during lunch in room B233. All  meetings are required. Please arrive by 11:20 and plan to stay until 11:50. Bring your lunch! See you then!
  • Colleges are coming to visit students this week.  We invite all students, especially Seniors, to attend these sessions to find out more about the colleges and college application process. Today 2nd period: St. Mary University in Career Center; Thursday, September 20th,  2nd  period St. Johns College in Career Center; Thursday, September  20, 4th period, University of Maryland at College Park in Auditorium. Thursday, Sept. 20th, 6th period, Hollins University in Career Center.
  • We have a new homecoming competition this year.  Hall decoration will replace float. Hall competition will be held Thursday Sept 20 from 4pm to 8pm.  Your class will be scored on several criteria. Artistic beauty of your hall design, Number of students who check in for your class (you do not need to stay the whole time)   Canned food items donated (Cans only. Meat = 3 points, Veggies/fruit = 1 point) Behavior of students at hall competition If you have any other questions see your class sponsor or Mr. Avery in D133.
  • Class of 2019! It is time to start preparing for your SENIOR SWEEP! Stop by Mrs. Vaglica’s office in counseling to order your senior class shirts! Shirts are $20 and orders need to be in by today as homecoming is fast approaching!

Clubs

  • Art club is starting back up this year. First meeting will be held this Tuesday, September 18th after school in A100. All are welcome. See Ms Chick for questions.
  • Don’t forget about our first Cancer Awareness meeting of the year.  Come join us, today, Monday, at the beginning of lunch, in C-117. We have lots of planning to do for our big October month!  
  • Anyone interested in joining the Drama world, save the date for the first Drama meeting Tuesday, September 18th during lunch in the auditorium.
  • Forensics will meet Tuesday, September 18, and Thursday, September 20th in B110. New members are welcome! The club is starting a new tradition, called “Treats on Tuesdays!’
  • Magruder Rumberos is having their first fundraiser at Ledo's Pizza in Derwood on Thursday, September 20th/ Please support the dance team by dining in or ordering carry-out; fundraising hours will be from open to close on that business day. Proceeds will go towards dance team expenses for new costumes and team expenses. Please mention Magruder High School or Dance Team fundraiser.

Sports

  • The Magruder Cross Country team open their season this past Saturday at the very competitive Hood College Invitational in Frederick Maryland.  The Colonel´s boys team was lead by Max Margolis who had a personal best of 19:25. The girls team was lead by Mikayla Lindsay who also had a personal best of 24:59.  Great start of the season for very young team. Please come out this Thursday to support the team for a home meet at Lake Needwood.
  • Congratulations to the entire Varsity Girls Volleyball team for winning all 6 matches during their annual tournament on Saturday.  After a long day of volleyball Magruder defeated Clarksburg in an exciting final to win the tournament and improve their record to 9-0!  Junior Kaliyah Moss was named to the All-Tournament team and junior Maya Scott was named the tournament MVP. The team is back in action tonight at Paint Branch. And congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team on claiming their second Doug Abel Memorial Tournament Win. Tiago Silva had a beautiful assist to Baboucarr Sanyang. Congrats Colonels!

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the Day:  Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. Martin Luther King Jr.

SAT word of the day is: Vituperative, V-I-T-U-P-E-R-A-T-I-V-E, and adjective meaning to be bitter and abusive, particularly in writing and speech. The acclaimed critic gave the film such a Vituperative review, that ticket sales harshly declined

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact:  A single cloud can weigh more than 1 million pounds.



 

Tuesday

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.

General

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 began Saturday. Throughout the month of October we will be honoring influential leaders. Ellen Ochoa was born in Los Angeles in 1958 and first left Earth in July 1991.  She is the first Hispanic astronaut for NASA and has logged more than 700 hours in space.  She earned NASA's Exceptional Service Medal and the Outstanding Leadership Medal.  Ellen Ochoa is an engineer, researcher and astronaut. [Hodge, run 9/18]
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  • There will be a meeting for all Battle of the classes participants on Friday Sep 21 at lunch in Mr. Avery’s room D133. If you have questions see Mr. Avery or your class sponsor.  Battle of the Classes is Tuesday Sept 25 at 7pm. [Avery, run 9/18, 9/20, 9/21]
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  • Attention Juniors!!!! Hall is in 2 days. Let's get together in D137 at lunch and after school Tues and Thursday to put it together! [Fiol run 9/18, 9/20, 9/21]
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  • Freshman come out TODAY to room A208 to help us paint for hall. Hall competition is this Thursday, we need your help to build our hall. [Eisig, run 9/18]
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  • Students:  Parking enforcement will begin next week.  Parking permits must be displayed and students are not allowed to park with/or without a permit in the staff lot.  Vehicles will be towed after three warnings at an average cost of $150 which is twice the cost of a full year permit.  Pick up your parking application on-line at the Magruder web site, or stop by the Main office.[Killian, run 9/17, 9/18, 9/20]
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  • Need a break in the middle of the day? Lunchtime Basketball will be held every lunch in the Back Gym beginning at 11:20 a.m. But wait! It is limited to the first 20 students who sign up! The sign-up sheet will be outside A208 from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. Come out, shoot some hoops with friends and have fun! It today so come by A208 to sign up. [Twombly, run 9/17, 9/18]
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  • This year we will have open nominations for homecoming court.  Go to the Magruder Website and nominate any boy or girl from your class.  You may only submit 1 entry and the deadline is this Thursday.  Voting will take place during homecoming week. [Avery, run 9/17, 9/18, 9/20]
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  • Current members of the science national honor society:  Our first meeting is today during lunch in room B233. All  meetings are required. Please arrive by 11:20 and plan to stay until 11:50. Bring your lunch! See you then! [Snyder, run 9/17, 9/18]
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  • Colleges are coming to visit students this week.  We invite all students, especially Seniors, to attend these sessions to find out more about the colleges and college application process. Thursday, September 20th,  2nd  period St. Johns College in Career Center; 4th period, University of Maryland at College Park in Auditorium; 6th period, Hollins University in Career Center. [Yang, run 9/17, 9/18, 9/20]
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  • We have a new homecoming competition this year.  Hall decoration will replace float.  Hall competition will be held Thursday Sept 20 from 4pm to 8pm.  Your class will be scored on several criteria.  Artistic beauty of your hall design, Number of students who check in for your class (you do not need to stay the whole time)   Canned food items donated (Cans only.  Meat = 3 points, Veggies/fruit = 1 point)  Behavior of students at hall competition If you have any other questions see your class sponsor or Mr. Avery in D133. [Avery, run 9/17, 9/18, 9/20]
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  • Class of 2019! It is time to start preparing for your SENIOR SWEEP! Stop by Mrs. Vaglica’s office in counseling to order your senior class shirts! Shirts are $20 and orders need to be in by today as homecoming is fast approaching! [Vaglica, run 9/17, 9/18, 9/20]

Clubs

  • Attention K-Pop fans!!  Don’t forget our next meeting is this Thursday September 20th from 11:15-11:45 in the Dance Studio.  All are welcome.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Acton. [Acton, run 9/18, 9/20]
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  • Attention Colonels, join us for our first ALAS meeting this upcoming Thursday during lunch in Mrs. Rangel’s room. We will elect officers and begin planning for Noche Latina taking place in October. Hope to see you there! [Rangal, run 9/18, 9/20]
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  • Chess club will have its first meeting of the year on Friday, during lunch, in room A103.  Everyone is welcome to attend, come on in,  and play a game! [Daigle, run 9/18, 9/20, 9/21]
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  • SADD will have their first meeting of the year on Friday Sept 21 at lunch in room D131.  Bring your lunch and bring a friend and come find out how you can help stop drunk driving, texting while driving and other destructive decisions. [Oswald, run 9/18, 9/20, 9/21]
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  • Art club is starting back up this year. First meeting will be held today after school in A100. All are welcome. See Ms Chick for questions. [Chick run 9/17, 9/18]
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  • Anyone interested in joining the Drama world, save the date for the first Drama meeting today during lunch in the auditorium. [Harper, run 9/14, 9/17, 9/18]

 

  • Forensics will meet only on Thursday, September 20th in B110. New members are welcome! [Harper, run 9/17, 9/18, 9/20]
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  • Magruder Rumberos is having their first fundraiser at Ledo's Pizza in Derwood on Thursday, September 20th/ Please support the dance team by dining in or ordering carry-out; fundraising hours will be from open to close on that business day. Proceeds will go towards dance team expenses for new costumes and team expenses. Please mention Magruder High School or Dance Team fundraiser. [Lincoln, run 9/17, 9/18, 9/20]

Sports

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Volleyball team for winning their 10th straight match in 2018.  The team defeated paint Branch in 3 straight sets.  Maya Scott led the team with 11 kills, while senior Katie Stevens-Donati had a team high 6 aces to go with 5 kills.   Nichole Bright had 5 aces and 12 assists.  The Varsity team is now 10-0. Congratulations to the JV Girls Volleyball team for defeating Paint branch 2 sets to 0.  The JV team is now 2-2. [Zanni, run 9/18]

 

 And now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s Quote of the Day: Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority." ~Coach Vince Lombardi

SAT word of the day is: Egregious, E-G-R-E-G-I-O-U-S  an adjective meaning outstandingly bad and shocking. The judge said that this was the most egregious crime he had ever seen.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact:  In the US, there are more Chinese restaurants than every McDonalds, Wendys, KFC, and Burger King combined  

 

 


 Magruder Morning Announcements

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

(over PA)

General

  • PSAT sign ups have begun.  We will be holding the PSAT in school on Oct 10th.  Class of 2021 students are automatically signed up for the test for free. If you are class of 2020 or 2022 and would like to take the PSAT you can sign up online on the school website. You can also sign up with cash in the Career Center or Counseling Office before school and at lunch. The cost is $16 and please bring the exact amount.  Class of 2020 students that take the PSAT are eligible for National Merit Scholarship awards.
  • The Counseling Office and Career Center have a new sign in system this year.  Please scan the QR code as you enter the Counseling Office or Career Center and complete with google form with your student ID and reason for your visit.  Students with iPhones only need to hold their camera over the QR code. Students with Android phones should download a free QR Reader to their phones now.
  • Class of 2019! It is time to start preparing for your SENIOR SWEEP! Stop by Mrs. Vaglica’s office in counseling to order your senior class shirts! Shirts are $20 and orders need to be in by September 14th as homecoming is fast approaching!
  • PEAC Seniors – you will have your first capstone meeting today during lunch in room A107 with Mrs. Snyder.
  • Sign up to be the Outdoor Ed Counselors for Redland Middle School.  There are two sessions. The first is Sept. 24-26, and the second is Sept. 26-28. Time will be provided for breaks to complete school work at camp. Please come see Ms. Yang at the College and Career Center for application and additional information.
  • Volunteers are needed at Brooke Grove Retirement Village near Lake forest Mall.  The contact information is on Mrs. Bozzo’s bulletin board outside of D 259. Take one off of the board and contact to volunteer.
  • Parking Applications are available online or in the main office. Please read, complete, and sign both sides of the form. Incomplete or unsigned forms will not be processed. All financial obligations must be cleared before a student’s application is processed. Completed applications must be submitted to the main office staff. Approved applications are forwarded to the Finance office.  Students can purchase their parking permit at the Finance office before school, during lunch, or after school.
  • Colonels, you are all invited to check out our College and Career Center located right across from Cafeteria at 11:30 am on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 12.  Come meet our new College and Career Coordinator Ms. Yang and see the available resources. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors, Magruder is currently beginning a new and first ever chapter of Rho Kappa; a National Social Studies Honor Society.  Check out the Social Studies Information Wall in the C-Hall first floor or check in with Mr. Altman in D129 for Information and Application. All applications, evaluations/recommendations need to be returned to Mr. Altman no later than Friday, September 28th.

Clubs

  • Need a club?  Come join the Cancer Awareness Club!  You will join a community of young people who work together to fundraise for cancer charities.  We will have our first meeting next MONDAY, September 17, in C-117 at the beginning of lunch. Your efforts can earn you SSL hours.  October is a big month for us, so we need to get planning!!
  • There will be a short introductory Forensics meeting today at 11:15, and Thursday, September 13th during lunch in B110.
  • Young Women in Engineering will having a meeting in A108 next Thursday during lunch.  
  • If you are interested in joining the Math Honor Society please pick up an application from Mrs. Webster in A211.  Applications are due September 26th.
  • The LEO Club will be hosting our Kick Off meeting on Tuesday 9/11 during lunch in room C-249.  Join us and let’s plan the year of community service activities. Bring your lunch!
  • “Magruder Rumberos will be have having tryouts Today and Thursday, September 13th from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio. Come to try out for this year's new senior division dance team. Please come prepared to dance. For more information, please see Ms. Lincoln in security.”
  • If you are a current junior or senior, you can get recognition for your studies by becoming a member of the Science National Honor Society! Applications are available in Ms. Purdy's room, B233, and are due September 28th. Pick one up today!
  • Returning Science National Honor Society members: Please sign up for your quarter 1 tutoring date in Ms. Purdy's room, B233, no later than Friday, Sept. 14. The tutoring calendar is in the front of the classroom. "

Sports

  • Any student interested in playing Varsity Coed Team Handball this fall, there will be a meeting on today at the beginning of lunch in the main gym.  If you cannot attend this meeting please see Coach Wilkins.
  • Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Volleyball team for defeating Watkins Mill 3 sets to 0.  The win improved the varsity record to 2-0. Senior Sami Perkins had a team high 8 aces and added 4 kills while senior Kira Ng led the offense with 16 assists.  Come out and support the team Wednesday night in the main gym as they take on an always tough Churchill team. Congratulations to the JV Girls Volleyball team for defeating Watkins Mill 2 sets to 0.  The win was the first for the JV team this season as the team improves to 1-1.

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day: “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present”. -  Former Prime Minister of Isreal,Golda Meir

 SAT word of the day is: Panegyric , P-A-N-E-G-Y-R-I-C. a noun meaning  a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something. The Newspaper published a panegyric on the Magruder sports teams after their streaks of incredible performance.

 

 

 

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact:  An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and 12 minutes, but if you tally up the time when the ball is actually in play, the action amounts to a mere 11 minutes.


 

Wednesday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

General

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month continues. Simón Bolívar was a South American soldier who was instrumental in the continent's revolutions against the Spanish empire. Born into wealth, he became a revolutionary and played a key role in the Spanish American fight for independence in 1808. In 1825, the "Republic of Bolivia" was created in honor of the inspirational leader, hailed by many as El Libertador (The Liberator). He died in 1830 in Colombia.  
  • Homecoming/Spirit Week continues. Today is Wacky Wild Day; Thursday is  Maryland Pride; Friday is Red, White, and Blue. Pep Rally on Friday.
  • Vote for your classes’ homecoming court.  Homecoming ballots are available on the Magruder website.  Voting will be open through the end of the day Thursday. You may only vote for your class and you may only vote once.
  • Magruder Students- Tickets are currently $25 and will be available for purchase during lunch in the main gym. Prices will raise to $30 on Friday the 28th so get your tickets soon!
  • The Montgomery County Board of Elections is looking for Student Election Aides.  Aides will earn $210 or 25 SSL hours by assisting at polling locations. For more information or to register please follow the link below.  The Board of Elections will also have a representative at the school during lunch the entire week of October.
  • National Honor Society applications are now available. See Ms. Brennan in C120 for a packet and check out the bulletin board near the front office for updates.
  • Attention students: feeling stressed? Need some time to relax? Check out Meditation Wednesdays before school and during lunch, organized by Ms. Brennan. Meet outside C120 at 7:15 and 11:15 to travel as a group to the meditation location! Attention students: Curious about ways to improve study skills, time managements, or reading and writing strategies? Check out the crash course study skills Magruder offers every Tuesday and Thursday, during lunch. Sign up is on the Magruder home page, but drops in are fine! All are welcome to attend the sessions led by Ms. Brennan in C120.
  • PSAT sign-ups are still going on. If you are a junior or freshman that would like to take the PSAT, please sign up online, in the career center  or Counseling office. The cost is $16. Please bring exact change.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors applying to the Math Honor Society.:Your applications and recommendations are due today.  Please see Mrs. Webster in A211 if you have any questions.
  • Juniors Class of 2020. Come by Mr Fitzsimmons room D137 to pick up your class shirts. Pick them up at Lunch or after school!
  • Freshman- pick up your Class T-Shirts in room A217 this morning. We have some shirts left bring 20$ and an order form to get yours before they are gone.
  • This week, many local Maryland universities are visiting Magruder.  Please make sure that you register in Naviance for these visits. All visits are in Career Center. Today,  2nd period, Stevenson University. Friday, Sept. 28, 3rd period, Salisbury University;  7th period, McDaniel College.
  • AP Students – Magruder is starting a new AP mentoring program.  Join us for the first gathering on Monday, October 1st at 11:30 in the Media Center. This is a great way to meet others for study groups and get ideas from each other on how to be successful.  See Mrs. Snyder in C248 with any questions.
  • How are you going to pay for college?  Want to learn about federal financial aid and grants?  Want to learn about free tuition options? Please invite your family to Financial Night on Thursday, Sept. 27.  The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Auditorium.

Clubs

  • The Cards for Heroes Club will be holding its first meeting of the school year today at  11:30 in Room A219. Come support our troops and earn SSL hours. New members are always welcome.
  • Attention all business and finance students, there is a mandatory AOF meeting on October 4, in room C250 during lunch.
  • All those interested in auditioning for the fall show, Almost, Maine auditions are today. Check the Drama board during lunch to find out all about the show and sign up for an audition slot.
  • Magruder has a FISHING CLUB! There will be an interest meeting this Friday, September 28 in B230 at lunch. Don’t miss out on how to catch trophy bass, and the chance to join Magruder’s best club! See you there!
  • Key Club will be meeting during lunch today in room A102. All interested students please attend! See you there!
  • The first upcoming meeting for the 2018-2019 Magruder Robotics Club is on Thursday, September 27 in room A108 during the beginning of lunch. All members are required to have passed or be currently enrolled in POE (Principles of Engineering).

Sports

  • All students interested in playing Girls Varsity and JV Girls basketball there is an interest meeting for the upcoming season in room C-251 during lunch on Friday...
  • If you cannot make the meeting please stop by and speak with Coach Lewis in room C-251 as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Hey student athletes! Have you wondered how you’d match up against people your own size? Do you think you’re tough? Have you ever been interested in wrestling? Make a first step in the right direction by attending the preseason Wrestling meeting on Tuesday Oct. 2nd at lunch in room B230. Change your mindset, change your attitude, change your life! See you there”
  • The Magruder Cross Country team continued their winning ways yesterday by defeating both Watkins Mills, and Rockville on a damp muddy afternoon at Lake Needwood.  The boys team was led by, Randall Lindemayer, Lindon Luu, and Ben Kwiatkowski who all ran under 20 min. The girls team were led by the dynamic duo of Claire Marin, and Anna Nardone who both ran under 23 min.  Both teams are now 5-0 in our division, and will face Blake next week for the division championship who is also undefeated as well. Great job Colonels...very proud of you

And now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s Quote of the Day: To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. Joseph Chilton Pearce - authored books on child development

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

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


 Magruder Morning Announcements
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

General

  • Homecoming is set for Saturday, September 29th.  If you plan to take a date that does not attend Magruder, a Homecoming Guest form must be filled out and turned in.  These guest forms are now available in the main office. The deadline to turn your guest form is Tuesday, September 25th.
  • PSAT sign ups have begun.  We will be holding the PSAT in school on Oct 10th.  Class of 2021 students are automatically signed up for the test for free. If you are class of 2020 or 2022 and would like to take the PSAT you can sign up online on the school website. You can also sign up with cash in the Career Center or Counseling Office before school and at lunch. The cost is $16 and please bring the exact amount.  Class of 2020 students that take the PSAT are eligible for National Merit Scholarship awards.
  • The Counseling Office and Career Center have a new sign in system this year.  Please scan the QR code as you enter the Counseling Office or Career Center and complete with google form with your student ID and reason for your visit.  Students with iPhones only need to hold their camera over the QR code. Students with Android phones should download a free QR Reader to their phones now.
  • Class of 2019! It is time to start preparing for your SENIOR SWEEP! Stop by Mrs. Vaglica’s office in counseling to order your senior class shirts! Shirts are $20 and orders need to be in by September 14th as homecoming is fast approaching!
  • Sign up to be the Outdoor Ed Counselors for Redland Middle School.  There are two sessions. The first is Sept. 24-26, and the second is Sept. 26-28. Time will be provided for breaks to complete school work at camp. Please come see Ms. Yang at the College and Career Center for application and additional information.
  • Volunteers are needed at Brooke Grove Retirement Village near Lake forest Mall.  The contact information is on Mrs. Bozzo’s bulletin board outside of D 259. Take one off of the board and contact to volunteer.
  • Colonels, you are all invited to check out our College and Career Center located right across from Cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. today.  Come meet our new College and Career Coordinator Ms. Yang and see the available resources. Light refreshments will be served.

Clubs

  • Are you interested in Asian culture, and want to hang out and have fun with people who have the same interests? If you are, come to Asian American Club’s first meeting today(Wednesday) during lunch, in D135, Mr. Su’s room. All are welcome!  
  • Reminder that the Spanish Honor Society is having its first meeting of the year today during lunch.  All current members are expected to attend.
  • Hey K-pop fans! Do you want to dance to some of your favorites k-pop songs? Come join the K-pop Dance Club, on Thursday the 13th at lunch in the dance studio from 11:15-11:-45.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Acton. Hope to see you there.
  • Key Club will be meeting during lunch on Friday September, 14th in room A102. All interested students please attend! See you there!
  • Good Morning Magruder, the MHS Debate Team will meet again Thursday in D129, Mr. Altman's Room.  Bring a friend and start preparing for the First Debate of the year at Blair High School on Wednesday, September 26th.  First Topic... ¨Resolved: The United States federal government should increase its quota of H-1B visas.¨ See you at Lunch Thursday 11:20 a.m.
  • Need a club?  Come join the Cancer Awareness Club!  You will join a community of young people who work together to fundraise for cancer charities.  We will have our first meeting next MONDAY, September 17, in C-117 at the beginning of lunch. Your efforts can earn you SSL hours.  October is a big month for us, so we need to get planning!!
  • There will be a Forensics meeting Thursday, September 13th during lunch in B110.
  • Young Women in Engineering will having a meeting in A108 Thursday, September 13th during lunch.  
  • If you are interested in joining the Math Honor Society please pick up an application from Mrs. Webster in A211.  Applications are due September 26th.
  • “Magruder Rumberos will have tryouts Thursday, September 13th from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio. Come to try out for this year's new senior division dance team. Please come prepared to dance. For more information, please see Ms. Lincoln in security.”

 

Sports

 

  • Fall lacrosse begins on Sunday morning. Great opportunity for returning players and new players to increase their skills. If you are interested in playing, contact Coach Lyons, Coach Dyer in C247 or Cory Bernstein for more information.

 

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day: Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill.

 

SAT word of the day is: hebdomadal (H-E-B-D-O-M-A-D-A-L) - an adjective meaning coming together or taking place. The volleyball team had a hebdomadal pep-talk in between sets and won the game!

 

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact:  The month of September celebrates National Chicken Month and National Potato Month.

 


 Magruder Morning Announcements

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

(over PA)

General

  • PEAC Seniors – you will have your first Capstone meeting on Tuesday, September 11th  during lunch in room A107 with Mrs. Snyder.

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day: We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

SAT word of the day is: Accolade A-C-C-O-L-A-D-E noun meaning high praise, special distinction. Harriet received numerous accolades from her relatives all summer for getting a 5 on her WHAP (short for World History Advanced Placement) exam.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact: On this day in History, September 5th 1977 NASA launched the Voyager 1 probe from Florida. It is currently the farthest man-made object in Space.


 

Thursday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 20, 2018

General

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 began last Saturday. Throughout the month of September and October we will be honoring influential leaders. Shakira, a famous Latina singer, was born in Colombia in 1977 to parents of Colombian and Lebanese descent.  She released her first album when she was 13 years old. Currently she sings, dances and writes all of her own music. She has two sons with boyfriend Gerard Piqué, soccer player for Barcelona. Check out her music in English and Spanish.
  • Magruder Students- Homecoming tickets are available for sale online starting today! Tickets are currently $25 and will be available for purchase during lunch starting Tuesday the 25th! Prices will raise to $30 on Friday the 28th so get your tickets soon!
  • There will be a meeting for all Battle of the classes participants on Friday Sep 21st at lunch in Mr. Avery’s room D133. If you have questions see Mr. Avery or your class sponsor.  Battle of the Classes is Tuesday Sept 25 at 7pm.
  • Attention Juniors!!!! Hall is in 2 days. Let's get together in D137 at lunch and after school Tues and Thursday to put it together!
  • Students:  Parking enforcement will begin next week.  Parking permits must be displayed and students are not allowed to park with/or without a permit in the staff lot.  Vehicles will be towed after three warnings at an average cost of $150 which is twice the cost of a full year permit.  Pick up your parking application on-line at the Magruder web site, or stop by the Main office.
  • Need a break in the middle of the day? Lunchtime Basketball will be held every lunch in the Back Gym beginning at 11:20 a.m. But wait! It is limited to the first 20 students who sign up! The sign-up sheet will be outside A208 from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. Come out, shoot some hoops with friends and have fun! It today so come by A208 to sign up.
  • This year we will have open nominations for homecoming court.  Go to the Magruder Website and nominate any boy or girl from your class.  You may only submit 1 entry and the deadline is this Thursday. Voting will take place during homecoming week.
  • Colleges are coming to visit students this week.  We invite all students, especially Seniors, to attend these sessions to find out more about the colleges and college application process. Today,  2nd  period St. Johns College in Career Center; Thursday, September  20, 4th period, University of Maryland at College Park in Auditorium. Thursday, Sept. 20th, 6th period, Hollins University in Career Center.
  • We have a new homecoming competition this year.  Hall decoration will replace float. Hall competition will be held today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Your class will be scored on several criteria. Artistic beauty of your hall design, Number of students who check in for your class (you do not need to stay the whole time)   Canned food items donated (Cans only. Meat = 3 points, Veggies/fruit = 1 point) Behavior of students at hall competition If you have any other questions see your class sponsor or Mr. Avery in D133.
  • Class of 2019! It is time to start preparing for your SENIOR SWEEP! Stop by Mrs. Vaglica’s office in counseling to order your senior class shirts! Shirts are $20 and orders need to be in by today as homecoming is fast approaching!
  • Are you a leader or do you have the potential to be a leader?  Do you like helping others? Magruder is starting a Chick Fil A Leader Academy.  We will meet monthly and complete service projects. If you are interested, apply online at Chick Fil A Leader Academy dot com slash apply.  You can also see Mr. Sartoph in room C248. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 26th.
  • Yes students, there is school on Saturday.  The George B. Thomas Learning Academy meets here at Magruder HS many Saturdays throughout the school year.  And…they need student volunteers. Each Saturday you have the opportunity to earn up to eight hours of Student Service Learning (SSL)hours.  The school tutors students from grades one to twelve. Help is needed for tutors and aids. Hey Seniors, this just might be the way to catch up on your required hours.  All grade levels are welcome to volunteer. By the way, if you need to be tutored, that is available too. If interested, please contact Ms. Middendorf in Room D257 for more details.

Clubs

  • Attention K-Pop fans!!  Don’t forget our next meeting is today from 11:15-11:45 in the Dance Studio.  All are welcome. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Acton.
  • Attention Colonels, join us for our first ALAS meeting today during lunch in Mrs. Rangel’s room. We will elect officers and begin planning for Noche Latina taking place in October. Hope to see you there!
  • Chess club will have its first meeting of the year on Friday, during lunch, in room A103.  Everyone is welcome to attend, come on in, and play a game!
  • SADD will have their first meeting of the year today at lunch in room D131.  Bring your lunch and bring a friend and come find out how you can help stop drunk driving, texting while driving and other destructive decisions.  
  • Forensics will meet today in B110. New members are welcome!
  • Magruder Rumberos is having their first fundraiser at Ledo's Pizza in Derwood on Thursday, September 20th/ Please support the dance team by dining in or ordering carry-out; fundraising hours will be from open to close on that business day. Proceeds will go towards dance team expenses for new costumes and team expenses. Please mention Magruder High School or Dance Team fundraiser.
  • Artist of the week is back. We will be featuring a student and a piece of their work every Thursday. First up senior Cielo DeLa Cruz in Ms. Chick’s AP 2D class. This is her still life of bananas and oranges done in oil pastels. Fabulous work Cielo. John, Mr. Rolston, art in magruderannouncements@gmail.com

And now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s Quote of the Day: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”  ~Aristotle

SAT word of the day is: Languorous [lang-ger-uh s] L-A-N-G-U-O-R-O-U-S.  An adjective meaning to be tired, sluggish, and lazy. There are many Languorous students at school today, because it is the day after a holiday.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact: . The Baltimore Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem, The Raven. Yep. The state’s claim to football fame is named after a piece of fine literature.


 Magruder Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 13, 2018
(over PA)

General

  • Colleges are coming to visit students next week.  We invite all students, especially Seniors, to attend these sessions to find out more about the colleges and college application process. Monday, Sept 17,  2nd period.  St. Mary University in Career Center, Thursday, Sept. 20.  2nd  period St. Johns College in Career Center, Thursday, Sept. 20, 4th period, University of Maryland at College Park in Auditorium. Thursday, Sept. 20, 6th period, Hollins University in Career Center
  • Homecoming is set for Saturday, September 29th.  If you plan to take a date that does not attend Magruder, a Homecoming Guest form must be filled out and turned in.  These guest forms are now available in the main office. The deadline to turn your guest form is Tuesday, September 25th.
  • PSAT sign ups have begun.  We will be holding the PSAT in school on Oct 10th.  Class of 2021 students are automatically signed up for the test for free. If you are class of 2020 or 2022 and would like to take the PSAT you can sign up online on the school website. You can also sign up with cash in the Career Center or Counseling Office before school and at lunch. The cost is $16 and please bring the exact amount.  Class of 2020 students that take the PSAT are eligible for National Merit Scholarship awards.
  • The Counseling Office and Career Center have a new sign in system this year.  Please scan the QR code as you enter the Counseling Office or Career Center and complete with google form with your student ID and reason for your visit.  Students with iPhones only need to hold their camera over the QR code. Students with Android phones should download a free QR Reader to their phones now.
  • We have a new homecoming competition this year.  Hall decoration will replace float. Hall competition will be held Thursday Sept 20 from 4pm to 8pm.  Your class will be scored on several criteria. Artistic beauty of your hall design, Number of students who check in for your class (you do not need to stay the whole time)   Canned food items donated (Cans only. Meat = 3 points, Veggies/fruit = 1 point) Behavior of students at hall competition If you have any other questions see your class sponsor or Mr. Avery in D133.
  • Freshman class t-shirts are now on sale. Payment is due this Friday the 14th.See Ms. Eisig or Ms. Wilson in room A217 to place your order.
  • Class of 2020 Juniors! It's time to order your class shirt. Bring $20 to Mr Fiol in A214 by the end of the week!!!
  • Class of 2019! It is time to start preparing for your SENIOR SWEEP! Stop by Mrs. Vaglica’s office in counseling to order your senior class shirts! Shirts are $20 and orders need to be in by September 14th as homecoming is fast approaching! Also- There will be a meeting on Friday in the auditorium to discuss our hall theme and plans. Anyone interested in participating should attend!

Clubs

  • "If you're taking the SAT and need help studying or have taken the SAT and are strong in math or english, this is the club for you. Join the SAT PREP club interest meeting in Mr. Fiol's room this Friday, September 14, at lunch, if you are interested in boosting your SAT score or earning some service hours!"
  • Reminder that the Spanish Honor Society is having its first meeting of the year today during lunch.  All current members are expected to attend.
  • Hey K-pop fans! Do you want to dance to some of your favorites k-pop songs? Come join the K-pop Dance Club, on Thursday the 13th at lunch in the dance studio from 11:15-11:-45.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Acton. Hope to see you there.
  • Key Club will be meeting during lunch on Friday September, 14th in room A102.

All interested students please attend! See you there!

  • Interested in Best Buddies?  Want to support the development of one-to-one friendships?  If so, please attend a brief information meeting today at 11:30 in room D128.  Hope to see you there!
  • The MHS Debate Team will meet again Thursday in D129, Mr. Altman's Room.  Bring a friend and start preparing for the First Debate of the year at Blair High School on Wednesday, September 26th.  First Topic... ¨Resolved: The United States federal government should increase its quota of H-1B visas.¨ See you at Lunch Thursday 11:20 a.m.
  • Need a club?  Come join the Cancer Awareness Club!  You will join a community of young people who work together to fundraise for cancer charities.  We will have our first meeting next MONDAY, September 17, in C-117 at the beginning of lunch. Your efforts can earn you SSL hours.  October is a big month for us, so we need to get planning!!
  • There will be a Forensics meeting today during lunch in B110.
  • Young Women in Engineering will having a meeting in A108 Thursday, September 13th during lunch.
  • “Magruder Rumberos will have tryouts Thursday, September 13th from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio. Come to try out for this year's new senior division dance team. Please come prepared to dance. For more information, please see Ms. Lincoln in security.”

 

Sports

 

  • Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Volleyball team for defeating county powerhouse Churchill 3 sets to 0.  Magruder won the match 25-17, 25-12 and 25-20. Senior Lindsay Nyunja had a great night hitting with 6 kills, including two big kills in help seal game 3.  Senior setter Kira Ng ran the offense great all night with 27 assists. Junior Maya Scott led the team in passing (21 good passes) and defensively with 15 digs.  The team in now 3-0 on the season.
  • Fall lacrosse begins on Sunday morning. Great opportunity for returning players and new players to increase their skills. If you are interested in playing, contact Coach Lyons, Coach Dyer in C247 or Cory Bernstein for more information.

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the Day:  “The best preparation for tomorrow, is doing your best today.” – Jackson Brown Jr.

SAT word of the day is: Impetuous: (I-M-P-E-T-U-O-U-S), an adjective meaning acting quickly without thought or care. Daniel completed his homework with an impetuous effort.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact: When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

 

 


 Magruder Morning Announcements

 

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

(over PA)

General

  • The Magruder High School Student Parking Application is available online or in the main office. Please read, complete, and sign both sides of the form to ensure that the application is processed appropriately. Students and parents may find electronic copy of the application on the website or stop in the main office for a copy of the application.  Incomplete or unsigned forms will not be processed. All financial obligations must be cleared before a student’s application is processed and/or before a student is approved to receive a parking permit. Completed applications must be submitted to the main office staff, which are then given to Assistant Principal Clark Montgomery for review and approval.  Students should allow 1-2 days for the review/approval process.  Approved applications are forwarded to the Finance office.  Students can purchase their parking permit at the Finance office before school, during lunch, or after school. [Clark, run 9/6, 9/7, 9/11]
  • PEAC Seniors – you will have your first Capstone meeting on Tuesday, September 11th  during lunch in room A107 with Mrs. Snyder. [Snyder, run 9/6, 9/7, 9/11]
  • Colonels, you are all invited to check out our College and Career Center located right across from Cafeteria at 11:30 am on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 12.  Come meet our new College and Career Coordinator Ms. Yang and see the available resources. Light refreshments will be served. [Yang, run 9/6, 9/7, 9/11]
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors, Magruder is currently beginning a new and first ever chapter of Rho Kappa; a National Social Studies Honor Society.  Check out the Social Studies Information Wall in the C-Hall first floor or check in with Mr. Altman in D129 for Information and Application. All applications, evaluations/recommendations need to be returned to Mr. Altman no later than Friday, September 28th. [Altman, run 9/6, 9/7, 9/11]
  • If you would like to be on your classes’ battle of the classes team, tryouts will be held during lunch this Thursday and Friday in the back gym.  Please wear gym shoes. You only have to show up for 1 tryout. Battle of the classes is Tuesday September 25th. If you have questions see Mr. Avery in D13 [Avery, run 9/6, 9/7, 9/11]

Clubs

  • “Magruder Rumberos will be have having tryouts next week on Tuesday 9/11/18 and Thursday 9/13/18 from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio. Come to try out for this year's new senior division dance team. Please come prepared to dance. For more information, please see Ms. Lincoln in security.”
  • Good Morning Magruder, the MHS Debate Teams´ first meeting of the year will be held today in D129, Mr. Altman's Room.  Bring a friend and start preparing for the First Debate of the year at Blair High School on Wednesday, September 26th. First Topic... ¨Resolved: The United States federal government should increase its quota of H-1B visas.¨ See you at Lunch today at 11:20 a.m.
  • Do you like quiz games?  Can you answer faster than the Jeopardy Contestants?  If so, we need you on our It’s Academic Team. Please check us out today during lunch in room B234.  See you there!
  • There’s no better way to earn your SSL hours and have fun at the same time! The LEO Club will be hosting our Kick Off meeting on Tuesday 9/11 during lunch in room C-249.  Join us and let’s plan the year of community service activities. Bring your lunch and plan to have some fun!
  • Are you a interested in science? Do you take honors and upper level science courses? Well, if you are a current junior or senior, you can get recognition for your studies by becoming a member of the Science National Honor Society! In SNHS, you will get to spend time with your science-centric peers and have a great addition to your college application. It doesn't get much better than that! Applications are available in Ms. Purdy's room, B233, and are due September 28th. Pick one up today!
  • Returning Science National Honor Society members: Welcome back! We are ready to get started with tutoring this year. Please sign up for your quarter 1 tutoring date in Ms. Purdy's room, B233, no later than Friday, Sept. 14. The tutoring calendar is in the front of the classroom. Don't forget! And, remind your friends!"

Sports

  • Any student interested in playing Varsity Coed Team Handball this fall, there will be a meeting on Tuesday September 11th at the beginning of lunch in the main gym.  If you cannot attend this meeting please see Coach Wilkins.
  • Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Volleyball team for defeating Poolesville in their season opener.  Kaliyah Moss and Maya Scott led the way combining for 16 kills. Come out and support the team Friday night as they play Watkins Mill in their home opener!

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s Quote of the day: “The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.” William Ralph Inge

SAT word of the day is: Solicitude, S-O-L-I-C-I-T-U-D-E, a noun meaning  an earnest care or concern for something or someone., Joshua began to express solicitude for his friend’s health after he contracted a high fever.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact:  Before the invention of color TV, 75% of people said they dreamed in black and white. Today, only 12% do.


 

Friday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Friday, September 21, 2018

General

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 began last Saturday. Throughout the month of September and October we will be honoring influential leaders. Roberto Clemente is a well-known and well-respected baseball player but also a great humanitarian.  This Puerto Rican, born in 1934, is the first Hispanic to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. His years with the Pittsburgh Pirates took him to victory in the 1971 World Series and the MVP title. Roberto Clemente's life was cut short when the plane delivering supplies to Venezuela after a terrible earthquake exploded on New Year's Eve of 1972.  Roberto Clemente was a great ballplayer and is remembered to many as a hero.
  • Freshman battle of the classes meeting TODAY in room A211 at the start of lunch.If you want to participate in Battle you must attend this meeting.
  • Magruder Students- Homecoming tickets are available for sale online starting today! Tickets are currently $25 and will be available for purchase during lunch starting Tuesday the 25th! Prices will raise to $30 on Friday the 28th so get your tickets soon!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors applying to the Math Honor Society.:Your applications and recommendations are due on September 26th.   Please see Mrs. Webster in A211 if you have any questions.
  • Next week, many local Maryland universities are visiting Magruder.  Please make sure that you register in Naviance for these visits. All visits are in Career Center. Tuesday, Sept. 25,  2nd period,  Goucher College; 4th period, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3rdperiod, Washington College. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2nd period, Stevenson University. Friday, Sept. 28, 3rd period, Salisbury University;  7th period, McDaniel College. If you would like to go attend college out-of-state, these colleges are visiting: Monday, Sept. 24, 4th period, Bridge Water College of Virginia; Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6th period, Roanoke College of Virginia.  
  • There will be a meeting for all Battle of the classes participants today at lunch in Mr. Avery’s room D133. If you have questions see Mr. Avery or your class sponsor.  Battle of the Classes is Tuesday Sept 25 at 7pm.
  • Are you a leader or do you have the potential to be a leader?  Do you like helping others? Magruder is starting a Chick Fil A Leader Academy.  We will meet monthly and complete service projects. If you are interested, apply online at Chick Fil A Leader Academy dot com slash apply.  You can also see Mr. Sartoph in room C248. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 26th.
  • Yes students, there is school on Saturday.  The George B. Thomas Learning Academy meets here at Magruder HS many Saturdays throughout the school year.  And…they need student volunteers. Each Saturday you have the opportunity to earn up to eight hours of Student Service Learning (SSL)hours.  The school tutors students from grades one to twelve. Help is needed for tutors and aids. Hey Seniors, this just might be the way to catch up on your required hours.  All grade levels are welcome to volunteer. By the way, if you need to be tutored, that is available too. If interested, please contact Ms. Middendorf in Room D257 for more details.

Clubs

  • “Are you interested in playing fun and different music? Do you like video games? Come to the Gamer Symphony Orchestra’s intro meeting this Friday at lunch in the music suite, room A105, and see what all the music is about!”
  • Chess club will have its first meeting of the year today during lunch, in room A103.  Everyone is welcome to attend, come on in, and play a game!
  • Attention Colonels, meeting in Mrs. Rangel’s classroom, A203, on  Tuesday during lunch to plan for our second annual Noche Latina held in October. Both ALAS and Spanish Honor Society students to meet during lunch. See you then!
  • LitMag is accepting submissions for our first informal ‘zine. The theme is FOOD. Our ‘zines are no-cut; all submitted artwork and writing is published and distributed to the Maguder community. Deadline is September 26. Email submissions to MagruderLitMag@gmail.com, or speak with Mr. Ehrhardt for more information. Here’s something new from LitMag: we are now offering mailing subscriptions! You can have all four of our quarterly publications mailed to a home or business for $15. A LitMag subscription makes a fantastic gift for alumni or extended family! For more details, email MagruderLitMag@gmail.com.

 

Sports

  • Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Volleyball team for defeating Springbrook in 3 straight sets.  The team is now 11-0 and ranked #10 in the DC area by the Washington Post. Junior Tonessa Jhingory had a career high 10 assist and 2 aces.  Junior Sarah Schaupp had 6 kills, 9 good passes and an ace. Congratulations to the JV Girls Volleyball team for defeating Springbrook 2 sets to 0.  The JV team is now 3-2 on the season.
  • The Magruder Cross Country team open their regular season yesterday in a quad meet against Wheaton, Kennedy, and Seneca Valley  on a beautiful afternoon at Needwood State Park. The Colonels sweep the competition and now each team is 3-0 in their division. The boys team led by Senior Randall Lindenmayer, and Junior Lindon Luu defeating rival Wheaton by one point.The girls were led by 10th graders Claire Marin, and Anna Nardone who smashed the field.  The Colonels next meet is on Saturday at the Landon Invitational in Bethesda Md, hope to see you there. Great job everyone!
  • The Girls JV Soccer Team defeated Blake 3-2 last night in a game played at home. Freshman Mumi Sanyang scored two goals and Sophomore Keyri Villatoro scored one goal for the the Lady Colonels.  Paola Ruiz had an assist.

And now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s Quote of the Day: “A ‘no’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

SAT word of the day is:  Arcane, A-R-C-A-N-E, an adjective meaning mysterious, known only by a few. Ms. Harper’s activates her Theatre class with arcane Theatre games.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact:   There is a volcano in Indonesia that spews blue lava.


 Magruder Morning Announcements
Friday, September 14, 2018

General

  • Freshman class shirt payment is due TODAY. Stop by Room A217 to place your order today. There will also be a freshman class meeting today in Room A 208.
  • Attention Juniors Class of 2020. Anyone interested in discussing what we are doing for HALL needs to come to a meeting today Friday in D137 at lunch.
  • Current members of the science national honor society:  Our first meeting is on Tuesday, September 18 during lunch in room B233. All  meetings are required. Please arrive by 11:20 and plan to stay until 11:50. Bring your lunch! See you then!
  • Colleges are coming to visit students next week.  We invite all students, especially Seniors, to attend these sessions to find out more about the colleges and college application process. Monday, Sept 17,  2nd period.  St. Mary University in Career Center, Thursday, Sept. 20.  2nd  period St. Johns College in Career Center, Thursday, Sept. 20, 4th period, University of Maryland at College Park in Auditorium. Thursday, Sept. 20, 6th period, Hollins University in Career Center
  • Homecoming is set for Saturday, September 29th.  If you plan to take a date that does not attend Magruder, a Homecoming Guest form must be filled out and turned in.  These guest forms are now available in the main office. The deadline to turn your guest form is Tuesday, September 25th.
  • We have a new homecoming competition this year.  Hall decoration will replace float. Hall competition will be held Thursday Sept 20 from 4pm to 8pm.  Your class will be scored on several criteria. Artistic beauty of your hall design, Number of students who check in for your class (you do not need to stay the whole time)   Canned food items donated (Cans only. Meat = 3 points, Veggies/fruit = 1 point) Behavior of students at hall competition If you have any other questions see your class sponsor or Mr. Avery in D133.
  • Freshman class t-shirts are now on sale. Payment is due today. See Ms. Eisig or Ms. Wilson in room A217 to place your order.
  • Class of 2020 Juniors! It's time to order your class shirt. Bring $20 to Mr Fiol in A214 by today.
  • Class of 2019! It is time to start preparing for your SENIOR SWEEP! Stop by Mrs. Vaglica’s office in counseling to order your senior class shirts! Shirts are $20 and orders need to be in by today as homecoming is fast approaching! Also- There will be a meeting on Friday in the auditorium to discuss our hall theme and plans. Anyone interested in participating should attend!

Clubs

  • "If you're taking the SAT and need help studying or have taken the SAT and are strong in math or english, this is the club for you. Join the SAT PREP club interest meeting in Mr. Fiol's room today at lunch, if you are interested in boosting your SAT score or earning some service hours!"
  • Key Club will be meeting during lunch today in room A102. All interested students please attend! See you there!
  • There will be Drama Club officers meeting today in B110. Anyone interested in joining the Drama world, save the date for the first Drama meeting Tuesday, September 18th in the auditorium.

Sports

  • Fall lacrosse begins on Sunday morning. Great opportunity for returning players and new players to increase their skills. If you are interested in playing, contact Coach Lyons, Coach Dyer in C247 or Cory Bernstein for more information.

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the Day:  You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. Actress Mary Tyler Moore

SAT word of the day is: Equanimity,  E-Q-U-A-N-I-M-I-T-Y  a noun meaning mental composure and calmness in a stressful situation.  Though it was difficult, Fernando took the stressful exam with equanimity.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact: +National Live Creative Day is observed annually on September 14.  Let the world see your creativity on...