Daily Announcements for Thursday, March 9, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Sophomores and Juniors – The Fort Madison Rotary Club is looking to sponsor two students who would like to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Conference this summer.  If you have a 3.25 GPA or higher, have not had a good conduct violation, and would like to learn more about leadership, please stop in the guidance office for more information.
  • Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors – The Fort Madison Rotary Club is looking to sponsor a student who would like to attend the 2017 World Affairs Seminar in Waukesha, Wisconsin this summer.   If you have a 3.25 GPA or higher, have not had a good conduct violation, and would like to learn more about leadership, please stop in the guidance office for more information.
  • According to CNBC News, the average cost of a high school yearbook is between $65 and $100.  You can purchase yours for as little as $45.  Your parents should have received two order forms by now, but you can still pick up an order form in room 303.  See Ms. Brownlee for more information.
  • Applications have been opened for the construction, welding, and 12 Plus programs for next school year.  Students should check their emails or pick up an application in the counseling office if you are interested.  Applications are due in the counseling office by Monday, 4/3/17 if a student will be considered for one of these  programs.
  • Student government will be hosting the 2nd annual blind volleyball tournament on Tuesday, 3/14/17 at 6:00 PM.  The cost to participate is $30.00 per team.  Students in grades 7-12 and adults are welcome to play.  Get your team together and come out for some fun.  A prize will be awarded to the 1st place team.  Sign-up sheets are available in the guidance office through Ms. Harter or in the main office through Ms. Jones.
  • Karl Stern from Jostens will be here on Tuesday, 3/14/17 during lunch to pass out graduation materials to senior students.
  • 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:

  • Girls soccer season starts on Monday, 3/20/17.  The pre-season meeting will be held in the media center at 6:00 PM on Sunday, 3/12/17.  The meeting is mandatory for anyone wishing to play girls soccer.  Managers and those interested in finding out more about the program should also attend.  See Coach Seifert or Coach Burken in room 316 with questions.
  • There will be a short meeting in room 314 (Mr. Ehlers’s room) on Monday, 3/13/17 for those interested in joining the golf team this year.  Practice will also start on that day.

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 Allisyn HartRhiannon Luedtke, and Milo Orton.

Happy UN-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays)

  • Happy un-birthday to Jonathan Hernandez, Sarah Schierbrock, and Lucas Walljasper (July 9).

Lunch Menu:

  • Meatball sub or Italian grilled chicken sandwich;
  • French fries and/or green beans;
  • Apricots and/or mixed fruit;
  • Cookie.

Word of the Day:  Ramify – verb [ra-meh-fiy]

  • To cause to branch or extend.  As in:
    • Plenty of water and sunshine causes may flowers to ramify early.

This Day in History:  1959 – the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.

Fact of the Day:  Barbie and her companions Ken, Midge, and Skipper are all named after family members of Ruth Handler, who co-founded Mattel, Inc. with her husband in 1945.

Quote of the Day:

Did You Know?   In a survey completed in 2014, Barbie was a more recognized figure around the world than the president of the United States.

Educational Technology:

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