Daily Announcements for Thursday, October 6, 2016

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The University of Iowa will be holding a Learn to Row clinic on October 16th from noon to 3:00 PM at the P. Sue Beckwith Boathouse on the U of Iowa campus.  This is a great chance for the girls of Iowa to learn about the sport of rowing.  If interested, please click on the link above or see Mr. Mitchell.
  • The GSA will have a meeting on Monday, October 10 immediately after school in room 202.
  • Photo retakes have been scheduled for Wednesday, October 19th.
  • All high school students are invited to join us at the Test Kitchen at 807 Avenue G on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 3:30 to 6:30.  You will have the opportunity to get help with your school work, increase your academic skills, engage in competitive games, learn to cook delicious food, and enjoy a meal with your friends.  You can sign up for any evening you would like to attend by going to the Test Kitchen website at www.tkef.org.  Go to Programs — Elliott Test Kitchen — participant scheduling — calendar.  The password is etk.  You also can phone the Test Kitchen at 319-520-9052.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!
  • The next ACT Prep session will be held at the Test Kitchen at 807 Avenue G in Fort Madison starting October 18.  Registration will be held that day from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Classes led by Mr. Troxel will be held each Tuesday after that from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, leading up to the test on December 10.  Dinner is served at 6:00, with class to follow.  There is a $75 fee to attend the class which should be paid at registration.  To sign up early or if you have questions, please call either the Test Kitchen at 319-250-9052 or Linda Litterer at 319-470-0171.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!
  • The YMCA is looking to hire lifeguards and will be hosting a lifeguard certification class for anyone interested in becoming certified.  If interested, please contact Justina Spears at (319) 372-2403.

College Visit:

  • Drake University will have a representative here during A lunch next Tuesday, October 11th.  If you would like to learn more about Drake University please stop by their table.

Lunch Menu:

  • Hamburger or bratwurst;
  • Green beans or mixed veggies;
  • Fruited jello or tropical fruit.

This Day in History (TDIH): 1866 – the first robbery of a moving train in the United States takes place in Jackson County, Indiana.

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Fact of the Day (FOTD)In July of 1873, Jesse James robbed a train near Adair, Iowa.  The shock of the robbery helped to establish Jesse James’ reputation as a folk hero and celebrity criminal.

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Quote of the Day (QOTD):

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Did You Know (DYK)? In England, the Speaker of the House isn’t actually allowed to speak.

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Digital Citizenship of The Day

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For Parents:

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