Daily Announcements for Friday, December 16, 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 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 basketball teams as they travel to Mount Pleasant this evening to take on the Panthers.  Games start at 4:45 PM.
  • Best of luck to the girls JV and varsity basketball teams as they play host to the Panthers of Mount Pleasant tonight at the Hound Dome.  Tip off is at 6:15 PM.
  • Good luck to the wrestlers as they host the Fort Madison Invite tomorrow.  Wrestling starts at 10:00 AM.
  • Good luck to the freshmen girls basketball team as they travel to Carthage tomorrow to challenge the Chargers of Illini West.  Tip off is at 10:00 AM.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthdays to Angel Carranza, Carson Donaldson, and Jason Rees

Lunch Menu:

  • Nachos or crispidos;
  • Refried beans and/or salad;
  • Pears and.or mixed berries.

Word of the Day:  Immune – adjective [ih-myoon]

  • Not affected or influenced by something.  As in:
    • My body is immune to poison ivy.

This Day in History:  1773 – a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor.  This incident will come to be known as the Boston Tea Party.


Fact of the Day:   The Boston Tea Party led to formal British sanctions against the city of Boston, including British military rule in Massachusetts.  The Intolerable Acts of 1774 made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in America and required colonists to quarter British troops.  This outraged colonists, leading to the first Continental Congress.


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Did You Know?   Between 1900 and 1920, the Tug of War was an Olympic event.


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