Daily Announcements for Thursday, January 26, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Attention freshmen, sophomores, and juniors:  FMHS will take Iowa Assessments Wednesday through Friday next week, February 1st through 3rd.  Testing will begin promptly at 8:15 AM each day. Testing will end at 9:10 AM and regular classes will begin at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, and 10:15 AM on Thursday and Friday.  Please get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast each day.  You will need to bring a calculator on Thursday February 2nd if you  wish to use one on the math assessment.  If you have questions, please ask them in the guidance office.
  • Attention seniors: FMHS will take Iowa Assessments Wednesday through Friday next week, February 1st through 3rd.  FMHS will operate on a 1-hour late start schedule next Wednesday, meaning you will not need to report to school until 9:10 AM next Wednesday.  FMHS will operate on a 2-hour late start schedule next Thursday and Friday, meaning you will not need to report to school until 10:10 AM next Thursday and Friday.  Please refer to the Bell Schedule for late start timelines.  The 1-hour and 2-hour bell schedules are highlighted green.
  • Schedule for Wednesday, February 1, 2017:
    • 8:15-9:10 AM – Iowa Assessments
    • 9:15-9:52 AM – Period 1
    • 9:56-10:33 AM – Period 2
    • 10:37-11:14 AM – Period 3
    • 11:18-11:55 AM – Period 4
    • 11:55 AM-12:20 PM – A Lunch
    • 11:59 AM-12:40 PM – B TST
    • 12:24-1:05 PM – A TST
    • 12:40-1:05 PM – B Lunch
    • 1:09-1:45 PM – Period 5
  • On Thursday, February 2, and Friday February 3, FMHS will operate on the 2-hour late start schedule linked above.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Dylan Royer.

Lunch Menu:

  • Hamburger or bratwurst;
  • Tater tots and/or broccoli and cheese;
  • Pineapple and/or apricots;
  • Cookie.

Word of the Day:  Banish – verb [ban-ish]

  • To drive out or clear away.  As in:
    • Dictators often choose to banish those that disagree with them.

This Day in History:  1788 – The first 736 convicts banished from England to Australia land in Botany Bay.  Over the next 60 years, approximately 50,000 criminals were transported from Great Britain to the “land down under”.


Fact of the Day:   The accepted wisdom in 18th century Great Britain was that criminals were defective and could not be rehabilitated or “fixed”.  Since imprisonment was deemed too expensive, lawbreakers were either killed or exiled to Australia.


Quote of the Day:


Did You Know?  Earth is travelling through space at approximately 67,000 mph.


Educational Technology:


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