Daily Announcements for Tuesday, December 6, 2016

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The Library/Media Center is launching a reading promotion this week. They are reading the “Iowa High School Book Award” booklist. This list features the best books of the year. For each book you read, you get a chance to win. Prizes include books, headphones, a virtual reality headset and more. Check out the basket of prizes in the library.
  • If you have not voted yet on the new elementary bond and still wish to do so you can complete that task at the Fort Madison Public Library, the West Point Public Library, or Grace Bible Church in Wever from noon to 8:00 PM today.
  • The Food Pantry in Fort Madison is trying to collect 300 jars of peanut butter to add to Christmas baskets this year.  If you would like to participate, please bring your jar of peanut butter to the front office.
  • Senior photos for the Yearbook are due by Friday.  If you want your photo in the yearbook this year, the photo must be submitted by that date.

Activities @ FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the JV and varsity boys basketball teams as they host West Hancock this evening at the Hound Dome.  Tip off is 6:00 PM.
  • Best of luck to the wrestling team as they travel to Mediapolis tonight to take on the Bulldogs.  Grappling starts at 6:00 PM in the Mediapolis gym.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Jada Lamm.

Lunch Menu:

  • Corn dog or BBQ chicken sandwich;
  • Baked beans and/or celery sticks;
  • Peaches and/or Mandarin oranges;
  • Cookie.

Word of the Day:  Esteem – noun [es-teem]

  • A person’s worth or value.  As in:
    • George Washington is held in high esteem by citizens of the USA.

This Day in History: 1884 – the Washington Monument, an impressive monument of white marble dedicated to the capital city’s namesake and nation’s first president, George Washington, is completed.

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Fact of the Day:   A city law passed in Washington, D.C. in 1910 restricts the height of new  buildings to ensure that the Washington Monument will remain the tallest structure in the city.

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Quote of the Day:

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Did You Know?  In 2006, an Australian man attempted to sell New Zealand on eBay.  The price rose to $3,000 before eBay realized the ruse and shut it down.

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Educational Technology:

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For Parents:

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