Daily Announcements for Friday, April 7, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The Midwest Old Threshers would like to extend an invitation to ll 16-year old females to participate in the Miss Sweet 16 Contest.  The contest is held during their annual reunion, which is held this year from 8/31/17 to 9/4/17.  There will be an informational meeting on Saturday, 6/3/17 at 2:00 PM at the Old Thresher’s Office in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, located at 405 E Threshers Road.  If you are interested, you can follow Old Threshers on Facebook at Miss Sweet 16 Midwest Old Threshers.
  • Any artwork from terms 1 and 2 that has not been collected by Friday, 4/14/17 will be disposed of or recycled.
  • The FMHS Gay-Straight Alliance will be holding an art auction through next Monday during lunch.  Art pieces created by GSA members or donated to the Alliance will be available for purchase.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the JV boys soccer team as they host their soccer invite tomorrow at Baxter Sports Complex.  Games start at 9:00 AM.
  • Best of luck to the girls tennis team as they host their invite tomorrow at the tennis courts.  Matches start at 9:00 AM.
  • The music boosters will be hosting a spring craft show tomorrow in the MPR from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • The public library is looking for a few volunteers to help on Saturday, 4/29/17 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  If you are interested, please contact Melissa Derr at melissa_derr@msn.com.
  • The guidance office is in need of volunteers to help show parents around the building during parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, 4/12/17.  If you would like to help, please see Ms. Hayler in the guidance office to sign up for a shift.
  • The Soroptimist Club is looking for volunteers to help with setup, tear down, crafts, etc. for their Princess Tea Party on Saturday, 4/15/17 at the Comfort Inn.  Volunteers are needed from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Volunteers are not required to work the entire time.  Contact Laurie Wondra at (319) 372-7898 to sign up.  Please leave a message if there is no answer.
  • Student volunteers are needed for the elementary school carnival tomorrow.  Please see Mr. Ehlers in room 314 if you are interested in helping out.

College Visits:

  • CaPri College will have a representative her on Thursday, 4/13/17 during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about CaPri College, please stop by their table in the MPR.
  • Missouri Western State University will have a representative here during B lunch on Thursday.  If you would like to learn more about Missouri Western, stop by their table and speak with them.

Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday to Alexis Elfgen.

Happy Un-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays):

  • Happy un-birthday to Kenya Davis-Robinson, Shyla Farmer, Austin Heidbreder, and Cameron Medland (August 7).

Lunch Menu:

  • Pizza;
  • Pasta salad and/or celery sticks;
  • Fruit cocktail;
  • Apple crisp.

Word of the Day:  Genocide – noun [jen-oh-side]

  • The deliberate killing of a large group of people:
    • Adolf Hitler was a tyrant guilty of genocide.

This Day in History:  1994 – Rwandan armed forces began a genocide in the country that would see nearly 1 million people massacred in the worst episode of ethnic genocide since World War II.

Fact of the Day:  In the three months of genocide in Rwanda in 1994, nearly 75% of an ethnic population was murdered in Rwanda.

Quote of the Day:

Did You Know?   Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams is the last man to hit .400 in a season.  He is also one of the most decorated players of all time.  What is astonishing about Ted Williams is that he interrupted his career twice to fight in American wars.  He was a Navy pilot in World War II and a Marine pilot in the Korean War.  At age 39, after returning from the Korean War, Ted Williams hit .388, becoming the oldest player to win a batting title.

Educational Technology:

illustration of music background in doodle style

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