Daily Announcements for Monday, February 13, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • NHS will be conducting a penny drive all week to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation.  They will have a table set up in the MPR during lunch each day with buckets which will have teacher’s names on them.  The teacher with the most money on Friday will sing Karaoke at the assembly that day.  Go vote for your favorite teacher!
  • The spring session of driver’s education is now full.  If you have already turned your form in you will be in the spring session.  If you have yet to turn a form in you will need to register for the summer session.  The guidance office will make notifications once summer forms have been received.
  • Students: please look at your trimester 3 schedules now in PowerSchool.  If you are in need of a schedule change, you need to stop  by the guidance office and schedule an appointment with your counselor.  All schedule changes must be completed by Tuesday, 2/21/17.
  • The FMHS Key Club will be hosting a blood drive and rummage sale on Saturday 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 3/31/17.  The input will help our IT department determine the effectiveness of technology in our school.  Thanks!

College Opportunities:

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

Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthdays to Metallie Gillette and Christopher Kistner from Saturday.
  • Happy birthday to Austin Sexton from Sunday.

Happy UN-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays):

  • Happy un-birthday to Trenton Kruse (June 11)
  • Happy un-birthday to Zachariah Raines (June 12)

Lunch Menu:

  • Tacos;
  • Corn and/or celery sticks;
  • Tropical fruit and/or pears.

Word of the Day:  Lunar – adjective [lou-nerr]

  • Of, relating to, or resembling Earth’s moon.  As in:
    • Galileo crafted the first telescope able to view lunar landscapes.

This Day in History:  1633 – Italian philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating the Copernican Theory, which holds that the Earth revolves around the Sun.  Galileo plead guilty to the charge and was placed on house arrest for the remainder of his life.


Fact of the Day:   Galileo Galilei developed telescopes powerful enough to observe lunar mountains and craters, and the satellites of Jupiter in the early 17th century.  Galileo also discovered the Milky Way around the same time.


Quote of the Day:


Did You Know?  Benjamin Banneker, a free black man who lived during the early years of the United States, was a self-educated man in astronomy and mathematics.  He was an active writer of almanacs and helped to survey the territory that would become Washington, DC.  Banneker also exchanged numerous letters with Thomas Jefferson, urging racial equality.


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