Daily Announcements for Wednesday, April 12, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The YMCA is looking for baseball and softball umpires for the upcoming season.  The season starts in early May and runs through the end of June.  These are paid positions.  There will be a clinic on Wednesday, 4/19/17 at 6:00 PM at the Baxter Sports Complex for anyone interested.  If you have interest, please contact Justina Spear at (319) 372-2403.
  • Congratulations to the following art students for their awards in the Fort Madison Art Center High School Art Show:
    • Carlee Kennan – 1st and 3rd place in photography;
    • Carlee Keenan – 2nd place in mixed media;
    • Jaycie Gordon – 2nd place in photography;
    • Jonathan Specht – 1st place in color;
    • Olivia Williams – 1st place in sculpture;
    • Zina Johnstun – honorable mention in drawing;
    • Cameron Kempker – honorable mention in drawing;
    • Kylee Newkirk – honorable mention in drawing;
    • Kaela Baker – honorable mention in drawing.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the Bloodhound golfers as they participate in the Burlington Notre Dame Invite today.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • In the coming months, Main Street will have several volunteering opportunities for students.  If you are interested in volunteering for the following events, please contact Cassie Gilbert at cgilbert@fortmadison.com or by phone at (319) 372-5471.
    • Mayhem on the Mississippi: Saturday, 5/13/17.  8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Multiple opportunities will be available, including setup/tear down, registration, cheering audience, and timers.
    • Main Street Grand Bazaar: Saturday, 6/3/17.  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Several opportunities available including assistance with setup/tear down, registration, or creating interactive chalk art on Avenue G.
    • The Deport Farmer’s Market: Mondays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.  Preferably, volunteers should be available multiple times.
  • The 2017 Community Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, 4/22/17, rain or shine.  Registration will occur at 9:00 M at Central Park.  Registered workers are encouraged to return to Central Park after the clean up for a free lunch.  If you have questions, please contact the Chamber office at (319) 372-5471.
  • 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 tonight.  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.

College Visits:

  • CaPri College will have a representative here tomorrow during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about CaPri College, please stop by their table in the MPR.

Happy Un-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays):

  • Happy un-birthday to Triston Miller (August 12).

Lunch Menu:

  • Chicken parmesan sandwich or cheesy breadstick;
  • Green beans and/or baby carrots;
  • Tropical fruit and/or apricots.

Word of the Day:  Hyperbole – noun [hye-per-buh-lee]

  • Exaggerated statements or claims not be to taken literally:
    • “I’ve told you a million times” is an example of hyperbole.

This Day in History:  1861 – The bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate artillery open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Bay.

Fact of the Day:  620,000 American soldiers died during the Civil War.  That is more than the number of American soldiers which died in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Gulf War combined.  The single deadliest battle of the Civil War was the Battle of Gettysburg.  51,000 soldiers died in the three-day battle.  Gettysburg’s casualty count is higher than seven of the 11 wars the United States has ever fought in.

Quote of the Day:

Did You Know?   The human nose can detect and recall 50,000 different scents.  A dog’s sense of smell is 40 times greater, meaning they can detect and recall 2 million different scents.

Educational Technology:

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