Daily Announcements for Tuesday, November 1, 2016

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Thank you to the 216 students who voted in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll.  The results are in and the following represents the vote at FMHS:
    • President of the United States of America:
      • 78 votes – Donald Trump / Michael Pence (R);
      • 64 votes – Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine (D);
      • 26 votes – Gary Johnson / Bill Weld (Libertarian).
    • United States Senator for the State of Iowa:
      • 83 votes – Chuck Grassley (R);
      • 81 votes – Patty Judge (D).
    • United States Representative for the State of Iowa:
      • 135 votes – Dave Loebsack (D);
      • 83 votes – Christopher Peters (R).

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • The end of the season volleyball banquet will be this Wednesday at 7:00 PM at the Elliot Test Kitchen in downtown Fort Madison.  Please bring a snack to share.  Drinks will be provided.  If you still have your uniform you should bring it to turn in, as well.  If you have questions please see Coach Bailey or contact Coach Stull.
  • The end of the season football banquet will be on Sunday, November 6th at 6:00 PM in the FMHS MPR.  For details regarding the banquet, please see the FB Banquet Letter.
  • For any male wanting to participate in high school boy’s basketball this winter, there will be a meeting with Coach Wilson on Friday at 3:30 PM in the boy’s varsity locker room.
  • For any female wanting to participate in high school girl’s basketball this winter, there will be a meeting on Thursday immediately after school in room 313.  Practice schedules and expectations will be discussed.  Practice will begin on Monday, November 7th in the gym at 3:30 PM.  Physicals need to be turned in and on file with the activities department before you may practice.  If you did not participate in a fall sport, you must also complete concussion testing with trainer Trevor Pezley in the trainer’s room.  Please see Coach Bailey if you have any questions.

College Visits:

  • Iowa Central College will have a representative here during lunch tomorrow.  If you would like to learn more about the Tritons please stop by their table at lunch.
  • Culver Stockton will have a representative here during lunch today.  If you would like to learn more about the wildcats please stop by their table at lunch.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthdays to Kyle Meredith, Harley Pennamon, and Alexis Pumphrey.

Lunch Menu:

  • Burrito or pizza;
  • Refried beans and/or corn;
  • Pears and/or mixed fruit;
  • Muffin square.

Word of the Day: Delectation – noun [dee-lek-tey-shuh n]

  • Delight; enjoyment.
    • The tourists enjoyed the delectations of the tropical paradise so much because it was cold and dreary in Iowa.

This Day in History (TDIH): 1512 – The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

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Fact of the Day (FOTD): Five million people per year visit the Sistine Chapel.  That works out to more than 13,000 people per day.

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Quote of the Day:

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Did You Know?  Walter Frederick Morrison, the inventor of the frisbee, was cremated and made into frisbees upon his death.

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Educational Technology: Pinterest for student learning:

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For Parents:

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