Daily Announcements for Thursday, February 9, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The FMHS Key Club will be hosting a blood drive and rummage sale on Saturday, 2/18/17 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Both events will be held at FMHS.  To sign up to donate blood, please go to  www.bloodcenterimpact.org or contact Ms. Sarah Kohl in the guidance office.  The Key Club is in need of gently used items for donation.  Please, no TVs, electronics, broken toys, or undergarments.  If you have items to donate to the rummage sale or are interested in information about the blood drive or rummage sale, please see Ms. Sarah Kohl in the guidance office or Ms. Shalisse Johnstun in room 305.
  • 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!

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the freshmen and JV boys basketball teams as they host the Trojans of Fairfield tonight at the Hound Dome.  Tip off is at 6:15 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.

College Opportunities:

  • Kirkwood Community College will have a representative at FMHS during lunch on Friday, 2/17/17.  If you would like to learn more about Kirkwood, please stop by their table in the MPR during lunch.

Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday to Heather Ash.

Happy UN-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays):

  • Happy un-birthdays to Brody Rung and Zachariah Wells.

Lunch Menu:

  • Macaroni & cheese or fish sandwich;
  • Peas and/or baby carrots;
  • Apricots and/or pineapple.

Word of the Day:  Nexus – noun [neck-sus]

  • A connection or link.  As in:
    • There is a strong nexus between Jackie Robinson and current African-American baseball players.

This Day in History:  1971 – Leroy “Satchel” Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Paige would be inducted in August of 1971.

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Fact of the Day:   Satchel Paige spent the majority of his career pitching in the Negro Leagues.  However, Paige signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1948 and became the oldest rookie in baseball history.  He would also pitch for the St. Louis Browns and Kansas City A’s before retiring in 1953.  Astonishingly, Paige would return in 1965 to pitch three innings for the Kansas City A’s, making him the oldest player ever to play in major league baseball.

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Quote of the Day:

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Did You Know?  Jackie Robinson played for two years with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League before he broke the “color barrier” in major league baseball on April 15, 1947, paving the way for the brand of baseball you can see all over the United States today.  His no. 42 is retired across baseball.

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Educational Technology:

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For Parents:

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