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, June 5, 2018

General

  • There are a few YEARBOOKS left for sale. This is your LAST chance to buy! If interested, please bring $95 in cash or check to Ms. Dickey in C245 during lunch no later than Monday, June 11. This is the final deadline.
  • 6/5: ¡Hola!  Attention all Spanish Honor Society Members.  Our last meeting of the year is Wednesday, June 6th during lunch.  We will have a potluck lunch and start planning for next year.  Please see Ms. Volante with any questions.
  • Rising Seniors:  Are you thinking about your  college applications and considering some more competitive schools?  TODAY, during periods 4-5 in the Career Center we will present a seminar  on “Thinking Outside the Box. ” The focus will be, among other things, creating strong college applications and scholarships to help defray tuition costs.
  • Students signed up for AP 2D, 3D, AND STUDIO art next year with Ms.  Chick and Ms. Mulholland have a mandatory meeting on Wednesday June 6th at lunch in A100. It will take most of the lunch period so please bring your lunches with you. This does NOT include photo students. We will be giving out summer assignments and materials.
  • Do you have AP Study Books that you don’t need anymore?  Have you mastered the SAT or ACT and don’t need your study book?  The National Honor Society would love your donation. Please drop off any unwanted AP, SAT or ACT books to Ms. Hodge’s room, A207.  Your books will support future Magruder students. Thanks.
  • Hey Magruder…..Mr. Schmidt, our choir teacher, is looking for talented and interested students to sing in next year’s Singing Colonel’s Choir and Chamber Choir. See Mr. Schmidt in Room A106.  
  • If you are enrolled in or are thinking about taking AP Biology in the fall then you must attend a MANDATORY lunch meeting today in Ms. Lee’s room, C-116.  Miss Yeh and Ms. Lee will discuss the summer packet and expectations for the course. [Lee, run 6/4, 6/5]
  • Attention all students needing SSL hours!  Can you scoop ice cream? Do you have a big smile?  Are you available for a 3 hours shift on Saturday, Aug. 18th?  The LEO Club is hosting the Ice Cream Booth at the Montgomery County Fair on Aug. 18th and we need 30 volunteers!  See Mrs. Foster in C-238 or Mrs. Garland in the Career Center for more information and a permission form.  All volunteers receive SSL hours and free admission to the fair!
  • LEO Club will be meeting NEXT Tuesday, June 12th during lunch in room C-249.   We’ll hold our officer elections so come prepared with a 1 minute speech if you’re interested in running for one of the many officer positions!  See you then!

Sports

  • “Magruder Rumberos will be have having open rehearsals today and Thursday June 7th from 2:45  - 5:30 p.m. Come try out for next years team. For more information, contact Ms. Lincoln or a dance team member.”
  • Girls interested in playing girls tennis next school year must attend the “Girls Tennis Meeting” today, Tuesday June 6th at the beginning of lunch in room C-116, Ms. Lee’s room.
  • There will be a mandatory meeting for anyone interested in playing boys soccer next fall today, Tuesday, June 5th at lunch in room C-123.  If you cannot make it please see Coach Edlow before the meeting.

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the day: Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The SAT word of the day is: hirsute, H-I-R-S-U-T-E, an adjective meaning hairy, shaggy, bushy, hair-covered; The Washington Capitals hockey team is hirsute with all the beards the players have as well as being wicked good on the ice beating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals last night at Capital One Arena.

Now it’s time for today’s Fun Hockey Fact of the Day: This season marks the Capitals’ 43rd anniversary in the National Hockey League (1974-2018).


 

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 31st 2018.

General

Hey Magruder…..Mr. Schmidt, our choir teacher, is looking for talented and interested students to sing in next year’s Singing Colonel’s Choir and Chamber Choir.  If you have past experience with singing, or have a desire to have a music class in your schedule next year, have had someone say to you…”you know, you have a nice voice,” or you just want to make the world a better place thru song,  you should come see Mr. Schmidt in Room A106 to sing a few notes for him and learn all about next year’s exciting opportunities.  That’s Mr. Schmidt in Room A106.” [Schmidt, run 5/30, 5/31, 6/4]

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Attention all students needing SSL hours!  Can you scoop ice cream?  Do you have a big smile?  Are you available for a 3 hours shift on Saturday, Aug. 18th?  The LEO Club is hosting the Ice Cream Booth at the Montg. County Fair on Aug. 18th and we need 30 volunteers!  See Mrs. Foster in C-238 or Mrs. Garland in the Career Center for more information and a permission form.  All volunteers receive SSL hours and free admission to the fair!  [Foster  run 5/30, 5/31, 6/4]

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JROTC Program - Restaurant Fundraiser: Calling all pizza makers!!! Come make and enjoy your very own brick oven pizza and help out the  JROTC program at the same time.Cost is $20.00/person ($12 per person for kids under 10) and includes an 11"  pizza and a non-alcoholic drink (soda, coffee, tea). Where is this amazing event happening: Al Baronessa Italian Restaurant, 1302 East Gude Drive 1302 East Gude Drive, Monday, June 4th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. [Alvelo, run 5/30, 5/31, 6/4]

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“Attention student who are interested or enrolled to take AP chemistry next school year. You need to pick up a summer packet from Mr. Tao’s room – B230. You can also access the packet by joining the google classroom- in which the code can be found on the MHS science webpage. Pick up your packets today!” [Tao, run 5/25, 529, 5/31]

Sports

Any and All students interested in playing Girls Varsity Basketball next season: There is an organizational meeting in room C-251 today, Thursday May 31, during lunch. Please bring your lunch. Agenda includes summer whole school conditioning and league play. See you TODAY during lunch.  [Lewis, run 5/31, 6/4, 6/5]

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  • "The Magruder Liberty Belle Pom tryouts for the 2018 - 2019 season are right around the corner! If you are interested in trying out to be a member of the team please join us this afternoon at 4:30 in the dance studio for an Informational Meeting. We will answer all your questions about tryouts and the upcoming season. We look forward to seeing you there!" [Pom coaches, run 5/25, 6/7, 6/8]

 

Attention golfers: There will be a brief informational golf meeting on Monday June 4th for anyone interested in trying out for the Coed golf team this fall.  The meeting will be held in room A 218 at the beginning of lunch. [Harris, run 5/30, 5/31, 6/4]

 

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the day: Make the present good and the past will take care of itself. Knute Rockne

 

The SAT word of the day is: extrapolate, E-X-T-R-A-P-O-L-A-T-E, a noun meaning to  extend the application of (a method or conclusion, especially one based on statistics) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue or similar methods will be applicable. forecast, predict, estimate, calculate, gage, reckon, expect. Caps hockey fans extrapolated that a win was a given last night in the Stanley Cup Finals and thanks to Braden Holtby’s save in the final minutes against the Golden Knights the Caps did indeed win.

 

Now it’s time for today’s fun hockey Question of the Day: When was the first Stanley Cup awarded? Answer: The first Cup was awarded in 1893 to Montreal Hockey Club and subsequent winners from 1893 to 1914 were determined by challenge games and league play. Professional teams first became eligible to challenge for the Stanley Cup in 1906.

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

Friday, June 8th 2018.

General

  • Any students that are enrolled in an AP course next year, make sure you know whether or not you have required summer work for your AP classes.  You can check the Magruder website, under News & Announcements for a link to AP summer assignment information, or check in with the AP teacher before leaving on Friday. [Snyder, run 6/8, 6/11, 6/12]
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  • Rising Seniors:  Are you possibly  interested in attending one of these five schools:  University of Rochester, University of Wisconsin Madison, Bucknell, Lafayette, or Sewanee of the South? If so consider applying for a Posse Foundation Scholarship which covers full tuition.  For more information, stop by the Career Center. [Garland, run 6/7, 6/8, 6/11]
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  • There are a few YEARBOOKS left for sale. This is your LAST chance to buy! If interested, please bring $95 in cash or check to Ms. Dickey in C245 during lunch no later than Monday, June 11. This is the final deadline. [Dickey, run 6/5, 6/8, 6/11]
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  • If you are taking AP Spanish Language and Composition next year, please come to Mrs. Rangel’s room in A203 for an information meeting and to receive your summer packet. Come at the beginning of lunch, we’ll try to keep it short. You can bring your food. If for whatever reason you can’t make it during lunch, stop by before the end of the week to get your packet. See you soon! [Rangal, run 6/6, 6/7, 6/8]
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  • Do you have AP Study Books that you don’t need anymore?  Have you mastered the SAT or ACT and don’t need your study book?  The National Honor Society would love your donation.  Please drop off any unwanted AP, SAT or ACT books to Ms. Hodge’s room, A207.  Your books will support future Magruder students.  Thanks. [Hodge, run 6/4, 6/5, 6/8]
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  • Hey Magruder…..Mr. Schmidt, our choir teacher, is looking for talented and interested students to sing in next year’s Singing Colonel’s Choir and Chamber Choir. See Mr. Schmidt in Room A106.  [Schmidt, run 5/30, 5/31, 6/8]
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  • IAttention all students needing SSL hours!  Can you scoop ice cream?  Do you have a big smile?  Are you available for a 3 hours shift on Saturday, Aug. 18th?  The LEO Club is hosting the Ice Cream Booth at the Montgomery County Fair on Aug. 18th and we need 30 volunteers!  See Mrs. Foster in C-238 or Mrs. Garland in the Career Center for more information and a permission form.  All volunteers receive SSL hours and free admission to the fair!  [Foster  run 5/30, 5/31, 6/8]
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  • LEO Club will be meeting NEXT Tuesday, June 12th during lunch in room C-249.   We’ll hold our officer elections so come prepared with a 1 minute speech if you’re interested in running for one of the many officer positions!  See you then! [Foster, run 6/8,  6/11, 6/12]

Sports

  • There will be a very important Cross County Meeting for those interested in running this fall on Monday June 11th  at 11:30  in room D-132 during lunch. Hope to see you there. [Bosnic, run 6/7, 6/8, 6/11]

Now it’s time for Mr. Evan’s  Quote of the day: “I want to win, I want to win everything. If I have a chance to win, why not.” Alexander Ovechkin, Captain of the Stanley Cup winning Capitals.

The SAT word of the day is: jubilant, J-U-B-I-L-A-N-T, an adjective meaning feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph, overjoyed, exultant, joyful, rejoicing, exuberant, elated, thrilled, gleeful, euphoric, ecstatic, enraptured, in raptures, walking on air, in seventh heaven, on cloud nine. The Metro area, in particular Caps fans were jubilant as the Stanley Cup was finally hoisted on high by the exuberantly happy Washington Capitals National Hockey League team members.

 

Now it’s time for today’s Fun Hockey Fact of the Day: The Stanley Cup has had many adventures since its creation in 1893. Through the years, it has been used as a cereal bowl, accidentally left by the side of the road, tossed into a swimming pool and even lost, like luggage, on a 2010 flight from New Jersey to Vancouver. It was later recovered by an Air Canada employee.