Daily Announcements for Monday, March 13, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Student government will be selling gold coins during lunch today through Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day.  Delivery will occur on Friday.  Gold coins can be purchased in the MPR during lunch.
  • The Keokuk Fine Arts Council is hosting their annual high school art show in the Round Room at the Keokuk Library.  Congratulations to the following FMHS students, who were awarded 3rd place in the following categories:
    • Watercolor: Johnny Specht.
    • 3-Dimensional: Olivia Williams.
    • Drawing: Chyanne Loffler.
    • Other FMHS students exhibiting work in the Round Room are: Cortnee LeMoyne; Kaela Baker; Alexis Sommers; Cameron Kempker; Jillian Wiseman, Carlee Keenan; and Catarina Rogers.
  • 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 tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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:

  • Spring sports are getting underway.  It’s not too late to get involved.  Contact Mr. Mitchell or Ms. Wiseman in the office if you are interested in participating in a spring sport and need contact information.

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 Kaleb Cresswell, Daelyn Krebill-Estrada, and Michael Mosena from Saturday.
  • Happy birthday to Jessa Mallory-Barnes from Sunday.
  • Happy birthday to Catherine Brinkschroeder and Caine Vincent.

Happy UN-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays)

  • Happy un-birthday to Claire Hellman, Danen Settles, and Abby Wiemann (July 11).
  • Happy un-birthday to Mercedee Doty (July 12).
  • Happy un-birthday to Haley Guzman and Ethan Wilkins (July 13)

Lunch Menu:

  • Popcorn chicken or beef & noodles;
  • Mashed potatoes and/or green beans;
  • Peaches and/or pineapple.

Word of the Day:  Affable – adjective [aff-uh-bul]

  • Being pleasant and at ease .  As in:
    • The substitute teacher was affable with students.

This Day in History:  1942 – The United States Army begins training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps”.

Fact of the Day: Dogs were widely used in World War I to carry messages through trenches.  The most famous dog to emerge from the War was Rin Tin Tin, an abandoned war dog puppy found in 1918 and brought to the United States.  Rin Tin Tin would star in a silent film in 1922 and make the little-known German Shepherd breed famous across the country.

Quote of the Day:

Did You Know?   The average lead pencil will draw a line approximately 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

Educational Technology:

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