Daily Announcements for Friday, November 18, 2016

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Welcome to the start of the Winter Trimester!  Put your best foot forward in these first few weeks and allow yourself the best opportunity to succeed.
  • 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:

  • Athletes who have morning practices or meetings are expected to park in their assigned parking space or in free parking.  You may not arrive to those practices or meetings and park where you please.  Failure to comply with this expectation will result in the loss of parking privileges and/or referral to a towing company.
  • 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 birthday to Sheymouhr Redd-Donald.

Lunch Menu:

  • Nachos or crispido;
  • Refried beans and/or seasoned corn;
  • Pears and/or fresh oranges.

Word of the Day:  Obfuscate – verb [AHB-fuh-skayt]

  • Evasive, unclear, or confusing.  As in:
    • It would be wise of president-elect Trump not to obfuscate his policy positions.

This Day in History (TDIH): 1883 – American and Canadian railroads begin using the four continental time zones that are still in use today.  The power the railroads possessed at the time forced the governments of both countries to adopt the time zones.

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Fact of the Day (FOTD):   Before official time zones, time was kept by locating the sun at “high noon”, or when the sun was at its apex in the sky.  This caused numerous problems for the railroads because of local differences, thus the need for the time zones.

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Quote of the Day:

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Did You Know?  It is impossible to lick the tip of your elbow.  75% of people who read this will try.

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Educational Technology:  Developing a growth mindset.

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For Parents:

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