Daily Announcements for Tuesday, 9/13/16

If you are a parent and have elected to receive these announcements, we welcome you!  Be sure to check out the “For Parents” section at the bottom of the announcements for relevant articles and ways to get involved in our school community.

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The University of Iowa will have a representative here on Thursday, September 15th during lunch. If you would like to learn more about the University of Iowa please stop by their table in the lunchroom to chat.
  • There will be a financial aid night on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00 PM in the FMHS library for any junior or senior interested in learning about FAFSA and how you and your parents might pay for college.
  • Attention college bound juniors – you may now sign up for the PSAT in the guidance office.  Taking the PSAT qualifies you for the National Merit Scholarship and is great practice for the ACT or SAT.  The test is $15 and will be administered on October 19th at 8:15 AM at FMHS.  Please see Ms. Clark in guidance for details.
  • This is a reminder for all you young men that are turning 18. As a young man in the United States you must register with the Selective Service System. You can register here.  Stop by the guidance office if you need more information.
  • Senior pictures are due to yearbook no later than December 9th.  Please see Ms. Brownlee in room 303 with questions.
  • If you or your parent purchased a yearbook, you should have received an email from Mrs. Brownlee inviting you to pick it up.  Please see Ms. Jones in the office to collect your yearbook.  If you forgot to purchase a yearbook and have reserved one with Mrs. Brownlee, please pick it up this week in room 303. Yearbooks are $45.

Volunteer Hours:

  • A missionary team going to Mexico will be sorting clothes at Stage 2 after school today.  Stage 2 is located at 816 Avenue G.  See Phyllis to have credit hours signed for.
  • FMMS will be  holding a carnival and the Carnival Committee is in need of volunteers to babysit while planning is undergone.  They will need babysitters at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15th .  The meeting will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.  Please contact Carol Ross at (319) 371-6965 if you are interested.  Alternatively, you can email Ms. Ross at carol.ross@fmcsd.org
  • Art in the Park will be held on Sunday, September 18th from noon-2:00 PM at Central Park with a free luncheon beforehand.  The hosts of the event are asking for volunteers to help at the children’s art booth to help children complete art projects.  The activity and all supplies will be furnished.  If you are interested in helping at Art in the Park, please see Ms. Hayler in the main office.
  • The Eagles Club is in need of volunteers to assist with the Montrose Fireworks Commission taco supper.  The taco supper will be held on Tuesday, October 4th from 5:00-8:30 PM.  Please email mark.miller@fmcsd.org with questions.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the volleyball teams as they play host to Keokuk this evening in the Hound Dome.  @fmhypesquad is reporting the theme for the game will be USA.  Wear your patriotic gear.
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Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthdays to Cason Barker, Kirklynn Nafziger, and Matthew Wells.

Lunch Menu:

  • Mandarin chicken and rice or toasted cheese;
  • Oriental veggies or fresh carrots;
  • Peaches or applesauce.

This Day in History (TDIH): 1814 – In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore.  During the battle, Francis Scott Key composes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, which is later set to music and becomes the United States’ national anthem.

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Fact of the Day (FOTD)According to Kenneth Slowik, director off the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, the Star Spangled Banner is difficult even for a trained singer “because the range is very high and particularly throat straining.”  The highest note of the piece, the “e” at the end of “free” is so difficult that most musicians simply change the arrangement to fit their voice.  Don’t believe it?  Try it!

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Quote of the Day (QOTD)

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Digital Citizenship of The Day:

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For Parents:

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