Daily Announcements for Thursday, December 15, 2016

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The FFA is collecting donations for Chase Harkey and alumnus Jordan Heston to assist their families with medical bills.  FFA will also be collecting donations for the family of alumnus Chandler Berry to assist in establishing a memorial fund.  You may donate before school or during lunch in the MPR or see Ms. Slee in room 600.
  • The GSA Club is selling Popcorn Palace popcorn now through Sunday, December 18th.  If you would like to place an order please contact any member of the GSA Club or see Ms. Holterhaus in room 202.
  • The student government will be sponsoring an “ugly sweater” day on Thursday, December 22nd.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • The FFA holiday meeting will be Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00 PM.  Please contact Ms. Slee for more information.
  • The FFA will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, December 19th.  Anyone 16 or older may sign up to donate at the FFA table in the MPR during lunch.
  • There will be an informational meeting in room 302 today and tomorrow at 3:20 PM for anyone wishing to join the IHSSA large group or individual speech teams.  If you would like information or cannot make one of the meetings, please see Mr. Sissel in room 302.
  • Good luck to the boys freshmen and JV basketball teams as they play host to the Crusaders of HTC this evening at the Hound Dome.  Tip off is 6:00 PM.
  • Best of luck to the Bloodhound wrestlers tonight as they line up against the Panthers of Mount Pleasant and the Titans of West Hancock.  Grappling starts at 6:00 PM at MPHS.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthdays to Cheyanne Davis, Abbee Kelly, and Garrett Pumphrey.

Lunch Menu:

  • Chili or toasted cheese;
  • baby carrots and/or pasta salad;
  • Mixed fruit and/or peaches;
  • Cookie.

Word of the Day:  Ratify – verb [rat-uh-fye]

  • To officially confirm.  As in:
    • James Madison helped ratify the Bill of Rights.

This Day in History:  1791 – the Bill of Rights officially becomes law, completing the revolutionary reforms begun by the Declaration of Independence 15 years earlier.

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Fact of the Day:   The Bill of Rights was drafted and ratified because many people in the United States in the early years of the republic believed the Constitution granted far too much power to the federal government.  The Bill of Rights was seen as a balance to that power.

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Quote of the Day:

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Did You Know?   You would think “unfriending” someone would be a new concept brought on by social media.  As it is, however, the word “unfriend” appeared in text as early as the year 1659.

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Educational Technology:

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For Parents:

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