Daily Announcements for Thursday, February 2, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Students and teachers: please find time in your busy schedules to complete this survey sometime before March 31, 2017.  The input will help our IT department determine the effectiveness of technology in our school.  Thanks!
  • FMHS will be taking Iowa Assessments through Friday.  Testing will begin promptly at 8:15 AM.  A few things to remember:
    • Testing for tomorrow and Friday has been delayed until Monday and Tuesday of next week.  Regular classes will begin at 10:15 Monday & Tuesday.
      • Schedule for Monday & Tuesday:
        • 8:15-10:10 AM – Iowa Assessments
        • 10:15-10:58 – Period 1
        • 11:02-11:45 – Period 2
        • 11:45-12:10 – A Lunch
        • 11:49-12:30 – B TST
        • 12:14-12:55 – A TST
        • 12:30-12:55 – B Lunch
        • 12:59-1:42 – Period 3
        • 1:46-2:29 – Period 4
        • 2:33-3:16 – Period 5
    • Seniors should not report for classes until 10:10 on Monday & Tuesday.
    • If you wish to use a calculator on the math assessment on Monday you must provide and bring your own to the assessments.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the wrestling team this evening as they take on Burlington in the Hound Dome.  Dueling begins at 6:00 PM.
  • If you are a male and interested in participating in track, you may sign up in the main office at Ms. Wiseman’s desk.  There will be a meeting on Monday, 2/13/17 in the MPR at 3:30 PM.  Practice will begin on Tuesday, 2/21/17.

Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthdays to Samuel Cook-Ransdell and Timothy Watkins.

Happy UN-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays):

  • Happy UN-birthday to Elizabeth Fincher (June 2).

Lunch Menu:

  • Popcorn chicken or little smokies;
  • Mashed potatoes;
  • Mandarin oranges and/or blueberries;
  • Dinner roll.

Word of the Day:  Kibitzer – noun [kib-it-sir]

  • One who offers unwanted advice or opinions.  As in:
    • Former politicians are often great kibitzers.

This Day in History:  1887 – Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.


Fact of the Day:   According to folklore, if it is cloudy and the groundhog doesn’t see it’s shadow on February 2, there will be an early spring that year.  If it’s sunny, the groundhog will see it’s shadow and retreat back into its den, signaling six more weeks of winter.


Quote of the Day:


Did You Know?  A man in Britain changed his name to Tim Ppppppppprice to make it more difficult for telemarketers to pronounce.


Educational Technology:


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