Daily Announcements for Monday, November 14, 2016

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Finals are on Wednesday and Thursday.  It is your responsibility to know class times on those days.  Excusals will not be granted because due diligence wasn’t taken.
  • Girl Scout Troop 9282 will be collecting books for Christmas for Kids.  Please take any new or gently-used books you would like to donate to the guidance office through the end of November.

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.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthdays from Saturday to to Tiffanee Hart and Ariel Scott.
  • Happy birthday from Sunday to Bailey Murphy.

Lunch Menu:

  • Popcorn chicken or turkey fritter;
  • Au gratin potatoes and/or glazed carrots;
  • Peaches and/or tropical fruit;
  • Dinner roll.

Word of the Day:  Ukase – noun [yoo-KAYSS]

  • A proclamation having the force of law.  As in:
    • The Supreme Court issued a ukase on abortion in their Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

This Day in History (TDIH): 1851 – Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York.

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Fact of the Day (FOTD):   Moby-Dick is  considered a literary classic today.  After it was published in 1851, though,  it was considered a commercial failure and out of print at the time of Melville’s death in 1891.  It later witnessed a revival which led to its fame.

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Quote of the Day:

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Did You Know?  Handshakes were originally meant to assure the person you were meeting wasn’t carrying a concealed weapon.  The hand clasp proved that your hand was empty and the shaking was meant to dislodge any weapons hiding in the sleeve.

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Educational Technology:

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For Parents:

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