Daily Announcements for Friday, March 3, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Karl Stern from Jostens will be here on Tuesday, 3/14/17 during lunch to pass out graduation materials to senior students.
  • The annual badminton tournament will be next Monday,  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.
  • 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:

  • Good luck to the jazz ensembles as they travel to Iowa City tomorrow to take part in the district jazz festival at Iowa City West High School.
  • Best of luck to the show choir as they host the annual Fort Madison Show Choir Invite tomorrow in the Hound Dome.

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.

Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday to Brynn Schroeder and Ms. Julie Yurko.

Happy UN-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays):

  • Happy un-birthday to Nick Bernhardt (July 3).

Lunch Menu:

  • Pizza;
  • Roasted broccoli and/or baby carrots;
  • Pineapple and/or strawberries.

Word of the Day:  Siege – noun [seege]

  • A persistent or serious attack.  As in:
    • The castle was built to withstand a siege.

This Day in History:  1931 – President Herbert Hoover signs a congressional act making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States.


Fact of the Day:  Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1814 after witnessing the massive overnight British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.  Key watched the siege while under detainment on a British ship and penned the famous words after observing with awe that Fort McHenry’s flag survived the assault.


Quote of the Day:


Did You Know?   In Super Mario Brothers, the bushes are just clouds colored green.


Educational Technology:


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