Daily Announcements for Tuesday, November 8, 2016

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The national elections are being held today.  If you have not registered to vote and are eligible you may register at your polling location.  If you are unsure of your polling location, that information can be accessed at the Lee County, Iowa website.
  • Finals will be administered on Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th.  Please be sure to refer to the finals schedule on the second page of the Bell Schedule to determine when and where you should be for those finals.
  • DECA will be hosting dress up days for DECA week, which runs from November 7-11, 2016.  The dress up days are as follows:
    • Wednesday – DECA “Wear Pink” Day;
    • Thursday – Business Casual Day;
    • Friday – DCA “Wear Blue” Day.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Student government will be collecting bottle caps for a local girl scout troop which will be used to construct a new park bench for veterans.  There will be collection bins around school and several in the MPR during lunch.  Bottle caps will be collected until Thanksgiving break.
  • The FMHS Choir Department is hosting a karaoke night on Friday.  Soloists and groups are encouraged to sign up.  The cost for registration is $5 for a soloist and $10 for a group.  Students can register in the MPR during lunch or in the choir room until Wednesday, November 9th.  Please contact Mr. Landon at jeremiah.landon@fmcsd.org with questions.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthdays to Codee James and Courtney LeMoyne.

Lunch Menu:

  • Corn dog or meatball sub;
  • Baked beans and/or scalloped potatoes;
  • Peaches and/or orange salad;
  • Cookie.

Word of the Day:  Cavalcade – noun [kav-ul-KAYD]

  • A procession of riders, vehicles, or ships.  As in:
    • The parade for the Chicago Cubs consisted of a cavalcade of double-decker buses.

This Day in History (TDIH): 1895 – German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen becomes the first person to observe X-rays.  The discovery occurred accidentally as Roentgen was testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass.


Fact of the Day (FOTD):   The “X” in X-ray stands for “unknown”.  Although we know quite a lot about X-rays today, Roentgen dubbed them “X-rays” because of their unknown nature at the time.


Quote of the Day:


Did You Know?  The US interstate highway system requires that one mile in every five be straight.  These straight sections are meant to function as airstrips in times of war and other emergencies.


Educational Technology:

  • 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher (and Student) Should Know About


For Parents:

  • 4 Tech Tips for Parents to Embrace Digital Education



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