Announcements

Monday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Monday, April 30, 2018

General

  • Attention all Juniors, who have signed-up for the Senior Internship Program, please attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 1st, during 5th Period (Lunch,) in the Media Center.  You can bring your lunch with you. During this Potential Intern Meeting, we will be briefing you on what you need to do, to prepare for next year’s Internship Program.  In addition, you will receive an invitation to attend the MHS Intern Gallery Walk, which will be held Friday, May 4th. See you Tuesday during Lunch!
  • Only 12 seats left - its a great way to travel to and from graduation. Only $18 pp - picked up and dropped off at MHS and doors to DAR. Seniors will be able to travel onbus as well. Please contact Kerri Reid  with total number of seats needed ASAP kerrireid@gmail.com - THANK YOU!
  • Attention Science National Honor Society members: Our meeting date has changed, and will now be on Tuesday, May 1. Plan to stay from 11:20 until 11:50. Bring your lunch!"
  • Last chance to get spirit wear this year! The MHS Athletic Booster Club will sell spirit wear at lunch this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday across from the main gym.  This will be your last chance to get spirit wear this year! Stop by and see what’s on sale! Go Colonels!

Clubs

  • Attention Key Clubbers,  We will be having a meeting today, during lunch, in room A103.  We have several important matters to discus. We’ll see you there!
  • The Cards for Heroes Club will be meeting this Tuesday during 5th period in Room A219. New members are always welcome.
  • The LEO Club is collecting used mascara brushes to benefit the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge.  Drop off your old mascara brushes to Ms. Goldberg’s room C-249!
  • If you love live-music from rock & roll, to rap, to acoustic duets, remember - MHStival happens on Friday, May 4th from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and showcases many of Magruder’s talented musicians along with several special guest appearances that will make this year’s Magruder music festival the best ever! Only $5 gets you almost over 3 hours of live musical bliss. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring a date, bring your families and friends, but don’t miss MHStival!

 Sports

  • Calling all students interested in Cheerleading! On Thursday, May 10th There will be an informational meeting from 3:30-4pm in the aux gym to discuss expectations, tryout registration and important dates. There will also be a stunt clinic open to all students from 4pm-5pm in the main gym the SAME DAY! You must bring a signed registration form to participate in the stunt clinic. Forms can be found on Mr.Chueng’s door. See you on Thursday, May 10th!

Now it’s time for Mr. Evans quote of the week: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison – American inventor and businessman.

 The SAT word of the day is Ascribe, A-S-C-R-I-B-E, a verb meaning: To attribute to a specific cause. He ascribed Julie’s short temper to her upset stomach.

 Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact: In 1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America





 Magruder Morning Announcements

Monday, April 23, 2018 (not aired)

General

  • Attention 9th grade girls. Are you interested in engineering? Would you like to attend a girls engineering camp this summer? Come to the counseling office to pick up a flier. Camp is June 25-28th at Rockville High School. Cost is $75.
  • Nationally touring Beatles Tribute band, HARD DAYS NIGHT, will perform at Magruder High School auditorium Saturday, April 28 at 7 pm.  HARD DAYS NIGHT performs Beatles favorites from throughout the career of the Fab Four in costume and in character! The band accurately recreates the sights and sounds of a live Beatles concert (you provide the screaming!)  Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at: 'harddaysnight.net'
  • SENIORS- now that prom is over (phew) lets talk graduation. THE BEST WAY to get to and from graduation is coach bus !! You and your entire family can purchase seats. We have only 24 seats left on our 2nd graduation bus - its a great way to travel to and from graduation Only $18 pp - picked up and dropped off at MHS and doors to DAR. Seniors will be able to travel on bus as well. Please contact Kerri Reid  with total number of seats needed ASAP kerrireid@gmail.com - THANK YOU!

Clubs

  • Congratulations to Magruder Dance Company for being selected to perform at the University of Maryland last week. MDC has broken record in being the first high school dance company to perform in their collegiate dance showcase. Magruder Rumberos will have a fundraiser at Jazmin's Cuisine in Airpark on Tuesday, April 24th. The fundraiser is from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please make sure to leave your receipt with the cashier and mention Magruder Rumberos.
  • Calling all Chicas Poderosas!! We will meet in the Media Center (back conference room) on 4/25/17.  Please see Ms. Jang if you have any questions. See you there!
  • Hey, did you know that Magruder has some major musical talent? Did you also know you can come see Magruder’s best rock bands live at MHS-tival on Friday, May 4th from 6 to 9:30 p.m.? Don’t miss this annual, epic, Rock and Roll show guaranteed to melt your faces. Bring a date! Bring your family! Or come alone! That’s MHS-tival on Friday, May 4, be there!!!

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the Day: “Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

SAT word of the day is: loquacious: L-O-Q-U-A-C-I-O-U-S, and adjective meaning tending to talk a great deal; talkative, communicative. The loquacious coach couldn’t stop talking about the merits of the Washington Capitals. (only if they win).

 

 

 

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact: The average NHL games uses a dozen puck. Players are required to use frozen pucks which are easier to control than unaltered pucks, but these tend to thaw quickly. Thus, they’re constantly replaced by officials and an average of 12 come into play per game, though as many as 22 have been recorded. (The last NHL game to use only a single puck—which is currently on display in the Hockey Hall of Fame—was in 1979.)


 

Tuesday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

General

  • YEARBOOKS are IN and they are BEAUTIFUL!! We will be distributing books all this week during lunch (Tuesday - Friday) at the concession stand across from the main gym. We DO have some extra copies for sale, so if you did not pre-order your yearbook, you can still get one. Just bring a $95 check, made out to Magruder High School, OR cash, to the concession stand during lunch, and you can get one!!
  • Attention Science National Honor Society Students: Due to the testing schedule, we will have our meeting on both Wednesday and Thursday during lunch. Sign-up for the date you are available to attend so we can order the right amount of food. Lunch will be provided for everyone who signs up. Seniors will get their honor chords at this time. Please come to B233 to sign up for your preferred date by Tuesday.
  • “Attention all you Seniors with musical talent.  Would you like to sing or play your instrument for your graduation.  We are now searching for seniors to sing solos, duets, or play your instrument for this most special event. If interested in performing at Graduation, talk to senior class sponsor Mrs. Webster, Graduation coordinator Mrs. Schwinn, or music teachers Ms. Sze and Mr. Schmidt.”
  • A new listing of Seniors with outstanding obligations has been posted outside the Finance office. Seniors should clear all financial obligations before Final Clearance Day on May 25th. Starting May 14th seniors can return their hall lock to the Finance Office to receive their lock deposit refund.
  • Attention Colonels! We are having a soccer tournament for Friday, May 18. Each team will have five people – pick the best players you know and have a team name ready! Come to Ms. Rangel’s room in A203 with your team members and team name to sign up for the tournament. The last day sign up your team is today.  May the best team win!

Sports

  • There will be a Girl’s Soccer interest meeting for anyone who wants to play in the fall on Tuesday May 22, during lunch  in room C-125.

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the day: Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. Statesman Colin Powell

The SAT word of the day is ignominious, an adjective meaning deserving or causing public disgrace or shame. humiliating, undignified, embarrassing, mortifying. When the boxer got knocked out in the first round, everyone knew it was the beginning of an ignominious defeat for him.

Now it’s time for today’s fun fact: This day in history. On May 15h 1940 the first McDonalds opened in San Berdino, California.


 

Wednesday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

General

  • YEARBOOKS are IN and they are BEAUTIFUL!! We will be distributing books all this week during lunch (Tuesday - Friday) at the concession stand across from the main gym. We DO have some extra copies for sale, so if you did not pre-order your yearbook, you can still get one. Just bring a $95 check (price includes sales tax), made out to Magruder High School, OR cash, to the concession stand during lunch, and you can get one!!
  • Seniors who are receiving the certificate and purple tassel for 260 and more ssl hours may pick them up in Mrs. Bozzo’s classroom D 259 during lunch or immediately after school.  Do not come when I am teaching class.
  • Attention Science National Honor Society Students: Due to the testing schedule, we will have our meeting on both Wednesday and Thursday during lunch. Sign-up for the date you are available to attend so we can order the right amount of food. Lunch will be provided for everyone who signs up. Seniors will get their honor chords at this time. Please come to B233 to sign up for your preferred date by Tuesday.
  • “Attention all you Seniors with musical talent.  Would you like to sing or play your instrument for your graduation.  We are now searching for seniors to sing solos, duets, or play your instrument for this most special event. If interested in performing at Graduation, talk to senior class sponsor Mrs. Webster, Graduation coordinator Mrs. Schwinn, or music teachers Ms. Sze and Mr. Schmidt.”
  • A new listing of Seniors with outstanding obligations has been posted outside the Finance office. Seniors should clear all financial obligations before Final Clearance Day on May 25th. Starting May 14th seniors can return their hall lock to the Finance Office to receive their lock deposit refund.

Sports

  • Attention all girls interested in trying out for the Varsity or JV volleyball teams next fall.  The tryout meeting will be held on Friday, May 18th at the start of lunch in D131 (Coach Zanni’s room).  All girls interested in trying out must attend. Coach Zanni will have all the tryout information and materials available.

 

  • There will be a Girl’s Soccer interest meeting for anyone who wants to play in the fall on Tuesday May 22, during lunch  in room C-125.

 

Now it’s time for Mr. 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. Ex. Burris Ewell’s contentious comments made Miss Caroline cry.

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


 

Thursday

Magruder Morning Announcements
Thursday, May 10, 2018

General

  • “Attention all you Seniors with musical talent.  Would you like to sing or play your instrument for your graduation.  We are now searching for seniors to sing solos, duets, or play your instrument for this most special event. If interested in performing at Graduation, talk to senior class sponsor Mrs. Webster, Graduation coordinator Mrs. Schwinn, or music teachers Ms. Sze and Mr. Schmidt.”
  • LitMag will celebrate the most recent issue of The Mill this Saturday at noon at Outta the Way Café. The event is free, and will feature student authors, artists, and musicians. Special guest Christopher Mannino, author of the School of Deaths series, will be there too. Bring friends or family to Outta the Way Café on Saturday at noon!
  • Only TWO days remain to order your yearbook. Order yours either on the Magruder home page or at Jostens.com. TOMORROW is the deadline for online sales, and we have very few books left. Don’t miss this opportunity!
  • Attention Seniors. The due date for returning items to the Media Center is Friday, May 11.  Please be sure to place your books in the box outside the Media Center. Obligations for unreturned materials will be sent to the finance office on Friday afternoon. If you have any questions, please stop by the Media Center before school.
  • A new listing of Seniors with outstanding obligations has been posted outside the Finance office. Seniors should clear all financial obligations before Final Clearance Day on May 25th. Starting May 14th seniors can return their hall lock to the Finance Office to receive their lock deposit refund.
  • Attention Colonels! We are having a soccer tournament for Friday, May 18. Each team will have five people – pick the best players you know and have a team name ready! Come to Ms. Rangel’s room in A203 with your team members and team name to sign up for the tournament. The last day sign up your team is Tuesday, May 15th. May the best team win!

Sports

  • On Tuesday May 22, 2018, there will be a girls soccer meeting for anyone interested in playing soccer in the fall.  It will be during lunch 11:14 – 11:59 in room C-125.
  • The Magruder track team competed yesterday at the Montgomery County Varsity Championships on a beautiful day at Watkins Mill HS.  The Colonels were led once again by jumping sensation Jeremiah Baxter who got 7th in the Triple jump with a personal best of 43’2”.   Fine performances were also put in by Isaiah Washington who got 7th in the Shot Put with PR of 40’7”, and Bryon Olsen who ran his best time of the season in the 800m (2:03)  The lady Colonels were led once again by the 4x800 relay team of Madelyn Creely Mikayla Lindsay, Lucie, and Claire Marin, got 9th place overall  A fine performance was also put in Anna Nardone who ran a personal best in the 800m (2:44) Great job Colonels.  Our next meet is the County B meet Wednesday May 12 at Einstein High School…hope to see you there.

Now it’s time for Mr. 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, April 20, 2018

General

  • Car crashes are the #1 cause of teenage deaths. Don’t drink and Drive.
  • Attention Seniors – today is the final day to purchase prom tickets for tomorrow night.  The cost is now $50/ticket. Keep in mind, absolutely NO tickets will be sold at the door.  I repeat – no tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Attention 9th grade girls. Are you interested in engineering? Would you like to attend a girls engineering camp this summer? Come to the counseling office to pick up a flier. Camp is June 25-28th at Rockville High School. Cost is $75.
  • seniors:  This is your last chance to apply for the three Magruder memorial scholarships.  The Justin Davis and Denise Schaefer memorial scholarship  applications are due in the Career Center no later than Friday, April 20.  The Nicole Lee Memorial Scholarship is due by April 27th
  • Last Call for AFTER PROM A THON FUNDRAISING...only 4 days left ! We have raised $1450 just shy of our $1500 goal!! So far many of our seniors have great donations coming in ... and messages from friends and family to " Have Fun", "Enjoy", "Stay Safe and Sober", "So proud of you" "Enjoy Love you !",  " A very Wise Decision ", "Live for the Memories you wont forget. Stay Sober !" and many others. All students need to send out via social media the link on the Magruder home page to collect sponsors in the fundraising effort. Friends and family just click the link and search for you name. the Senior with the MOST pledged $ will receive a PRIZE from the After Prom Committe!! Here is the pledge - Dear Friends and Family, I am pledging to not drink and drive or do drugs and drive, especially during my prom season. I'm excited to be a part of my senior class prom season and want to keep it safe for everyone. I'm asking for sponsors to help me fundraise in support of this huge after prom effort, where we stay all night at school and celebrate together in a safe drug/alcohol free zone and stay off the street driving. Will you help by making a donation? Thank you for all of your support and encouragement!
  • Show a little love for Magruder and come to the ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE concert on Saturday, April 28 at 7 pm.   Beatles tribute band HARD DAYS NIGHT and Magruder students will be making beautiful music together on stage. Purchase your tickets outside of the cafeteria during today’s lunch.  Tickets are $12.

Clubs

  • There’s a new club at Magruder! The Middle Eastern Club is the newest club at Magruder to represent a minority, adding to the multiple cultural clubs at our school. Come stop by Ms. Benzion’s room (D 261) today to learn more about the ancient and rich culture surrounding one of the most intriguing areas of the world!
  • Hey, did you know that Magruder has some major musical talent? Did you also know you can come see Magruder’s best rock bands live at MHS-tival on Friday, May 4th from 6 to 9:30 p.m.? Don’t miss this annual, epic, Rock and Roll show guaranteed to melt your faces. Bring a date! Bring your family! Or come alone! That’s MHS-tival on Friday, May 4, be there!!!
  • A belated congratulations to rap singer Andrew Bolton who got the Fan Favorite vote in the Magruder Talent Show. He performed an original song, Intro (I’ll Be a Benevolent King.)

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the Day: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb

SAT word of the day is: Deviate D-E-V-I-A-T-E a verb meaning to depart from an established course. Coach will occasionally deviate from game plan to tell an anecdote that she thinks will either be educational or just fun.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun factEarth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970. 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day.


 Magruder Morning Announcements
Friday, April 6, 2018

General

  • Due to an early release day on Monday, April 9th, the next Intern Seminars will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, and Wednesday April 11th.  Same Time, Same Place. Please check the myMCPS Announcements and Assignments Tab Pages for all of the Quarter 3 Assignments that are due no later than Monday, April 9th by 10 AM Sharp. Also, please don’t forget to pick-up your Final Project Posterboard as soon as possible from The Intern Center in Room #C248.  The Intern Final Posterboard and Presentation Projects are due no later than April 30th, and will be presented during the MHS Academies Night on May 3rd, and the Intern Gallery Walks on May 7th through the 8th.  
  • Would you like to attend an Empowerment Seminar during school? It will last most of the day but in order to attend you must sign up on line from the MHS website at any time or in the media center on April 12 & 13.  The Seminar will be on Friday, April 20th in the Auditorium and is being hosted by Ms. Teen Maryland. Come listen to speakers from all over Maryland  talk about their careers in education, health, service and a diversity panel discuss current issues. Come and be inspired, be engaged and begin thinking about your career path and service to your community. For more information see Francisca Moreno or Ms. Mulholland.
  • Do you want to run for a class officer or Student Government position?  Class officers organize events for your class. Student government organizes events for the whole school and connect with the county.  If you are interested, sign up with Mr. Avery in Room D133 by Tuesday April 10th.
  • Attention seniors. Prom is just around the corner on Saturday, April 21 at the Rockville Hilton. Online ticket sales starts on Monday, April 9 and goes through Monday, April 16. The cost for each ticket is $40.  Go to the Magruder homepage, click on the Seniors icon, and Senior Events tabs to order online. You must have all your obligations cleared prior to receiving your prom tickets. If you are bringing a date that does not attend Magruder, you must complete the Prom Guest Form available from the Main Office.  
  • Seniors:  There are still scholarship applications available in the Career Center although deadlines are getting close.  New Scholarships that were received over spring break include those for Ethiopian and Vietnamese students and those for students with a significant number of community service hours.  Also, Boosters make sure to apply for the scholarships available to members especially if for soccer players.
  • Juniors:  Last Call :  If you would like to attend the National College Fair on Tuesday, April 10 please drop off your signed permission slip and $5.00 bus fee at the Career Center ASAP.  Also, make sure to register for the fair atwww.nacacfairs.org/ncf
  • Attention Seniors. If you have not already ordered your cap and gown for graduation, the deadline for ordering online from Jostens.com is April 6, 2018. The cost for the cap, gowns can only be purchased - cash only - after graduation rehearsal on May 31.  Don't delay...order today!
  • Students are needed for a stream clean up in Gaithersburg on Sat. April 21, 2018 from 9-1:00  Isaak Walton League. Pull information from the bulletin board outside of D 259, Mrs. Bozzo’s classroom.
  • Attention all students who are performing at the MHStival concert on May 4th, we will be meeting this Friday, April 6th briefly during lunch in Mr. Gamble’s room D-254 to finalize the list of performers for the program, clarify concert expectations, and to answer any other questions about the festival.

Sports

  • The Magruder Track team open their season Wednesday at a home meet on a very cold windy day against Paint Branch H.S.  The Colonels boys teams had many great performance and were led by Senior Captain Byron Olsen who help win the boys win the 4x800 relay and the open 800 meters.  In additions Jeremiah Baxter won the triple jump, and Isaiah Washington and Will Sharpe won both the shot put and Discus respectfully. The girls team had strong performances by Claire Marin in the 1600 meters, and  Madelyn Ceely in the 800 meters, and Nicole Barobre in the 200 meters who all got 3rd place.  A special Thank you to all the students who helped out with the meet yesterday.  Great team work Colonels
  • Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball Team for a 9-8 walk-off win against Clarksburg yesterday.  Jonah Antonoff had the game winning hit, Jordan Douville was the winning pitcher and Kyle Dameron hit 2-run homerun in the win.  The Colonels travel to Paint Branch today (Friday) at 3:45.

Now it’s time for the Quote of the day: “At the end of the day, we don’t dream our lives…WE LIVE THEM!” - Anthony Ianni, the first known athlete with autism to play Big 10 basketball and an anti-bullying advocate

SAT word of the day is: SAT word of the day is impute I-M-P-U-T-E, a verb meaning to attribute an action to particular person or group. “The sheriff had to impute that the gang was responsible for the red graffiti on the bridge since the young girls were holding a red can of paint and fresh paintbrushes covered in red.”

 

 

 

Now it’s time for today’s Fun fact: Chris Rock filmed a scene from his 2003 movie Head of State at the Verizon Center, the Wizards' home arena.