Daily Announcements for Thursday, February 23, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Finals for periods 1, 2, and 3 are today.  Periods 4 and 5 will be tomorrow.  Please review the bell schedule to be sure you are aware of exam times.  Buses will run on normal schedules.  If you must wait for a bus on Thursday or Friday you must do so in the MPR.
  • The annual badminton tournament will be on Monday, 3/6/17 starting at 4:00 PM in the FMHS gym.  The tournament is a doubles tournament and all staff and students of FMHS are welcome to play.  The tournament will be a double-elimination format and prizes will be awarded.  You can sign up with Mr. Huckabone or Ms. Knustrom.  Practice time will be available in the mornings in the gym starting on Tuesday, 2/21/17.
  • 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!

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • There will be an informational meeting for all girls interested in playing tennis on Monday, 2/27/17 at 3:30 PM in the MPR.  Please contact Coach Doherty at amy.doherty@fmcsd.org with any questions.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • Student volunteers are needed for the elementary school carnival on Saturday, 4/8/17.  Please email Ms. Shelly Hoenig at shelly.hoenig@fmcsd.org if you are interested in helping out.

College Visits:

  • Simpson College will have a representative at FMHS on Wednesday, 3/1/17, during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about Simpson, please visit their table during lunch.

Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthdays to John Emmett, Courtney Faeth, Elton Kruse, Sheridan Lafeber, and Gavin Ransdell.

Happy UN-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays):

  • Happy un-birthday to Dayne Cordray (June 23).

Lunch Menu:

  • Chili or toasted cheese;
  • Country blend vegetables and/or corn;
  • Mandarin oranges and/or pineapple;
  • Birthday treats.

Word of the Day:  Valiant – adjective [val-yunt]

  • Acting with bravery or courage.  As in:
    • Soldiers in war often exhibit valiant effort.

This Day in History:  1945 – US Marines take the crest of Mount Surabachi on Iwo Jima and raise the American flag.  Mount Surabachi is the island’s highest peak and was the most strategic position in the fighting on the island.


Fact of the Day:   The Iwo Jima picture, taken by Joe Rosenthal of The Associated Press, has become the most reproduced photograph in history and won a Pulitzer Prize.  Unfortunately, three of the six men who hoisted the flag would die in battle on Iwo Jima before the conclusion of fighting on the island in late March of 1945.


Quote of the Day:


Did You Know?   W.E.B. DuBois was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, graduating in 1895.  DuBois would go on to co-found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


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