Daily Announcements for Tuesday, December 13, 2016

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Yearbooks are now on sale for $45 in the MPR during lunch.  Yearbooks will be on sale through Thursday.
  • In an effort to raise money for the veterans of our community, student government will be fundraising to present them with a check at the veteran’s assembly on December 22nd.  The following opportunities will be available on Wednesday:
    • 50/50 raffle during lunch with half of the proceeds going to the veterans and half to the winner.
    • $1 hat day – students may pay a dollar to wear a hat.  Money will be required beforehand and the student’s hand stamped for this to occur.
    • $5 teacher jean day – teachers may pay five dollars to wear jeans (with a FMHS polo).
  • The student government will be sponsoring an “ugly sweater” day on Thursday, December 22nd.
  • 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 by Friday.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Best of luck to the JV and varsity boys basketball teams as they head to Danville tonight to take on the Bears.  Tip-off is at 6:00 PM.
  • Good luck to the JV and varsity girls basketball teams in their games against the West Hancock Titans at Warsaw High School this evening.  Games start at 6:00 PM.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthdays to Selena Aldridge, Brendan Carter, and Coleman Winn.

Lunch Menu:

  • Loaded omelet or spicy chicken sandwich;
  • Diced potatoes and/or baked beans and/or green beans;
  • Mandarin oranges and/or tropical fruit;
  • Granola.

Word of the Day:  Concede – verb [cun-seed]

  • To surrender or yield.  As in:
    • I had to concede that I overreacted.

This Day in History:  2000 – Vice President Al Gore reluctantly concedes defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida.

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Fact of the Day:   The presidential election of 2000 was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court after intense legal  battles between the camps of George W. Bush and Al Gore.  The only other time the Supreme Court has involved itself in a presidential election was the 1876 race between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tiden.

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Quote of the Day:

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Did You Know? The first webcam monitored a coffee pot at Cambridge.  It allowed researchers to know whether they should leave their desks to get coffee or wait for someone to make another pot.

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Educational Technology:

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For Parents:

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