Daily Announcements for Wednesday, May 3, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • FMHS is holding a peanut butter drive challenge.  The challenge will see which class can raise the most jars by Friday, 5/12/17.  Deliver your jars to the media center.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • There will be a dance team tryout meeting on Friday at 4:00 PM in room 202.  If you have questions, please see Mr., Mitchell in the main office.
  • Good luck to the golf team as they take part in the Fairfield Invite today.  Tee off is 12:00 PM.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • The Eagles Club is hosting a taco supper at the Eagles Club today from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.  They are in need of at least 6 dishwashers.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Kohl in the guidance office.
  • The Fort Madison Food Pantry to looking for volunteers for the following events.  Please contact Denise Fraise at dfraise@leecounty.org with questions or if you would like to volunteer:
    • Community Garden – an ongoing venture with multiple dates and times.
    • Iowa State Penitentiary tours – volunteers are needed on Sunday to help load food and to assist in checking visitors in.
  • 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.

Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday to Tyler O’Tool.

Lunch Menu:

  • Chicken nuggets or little smokies;
  • Mashed potatoes and/or broccoli;
  • Mandarin oranges and/or fruit cocktail;
  • Bread and butter.

Word of the Day:  Besmirch – verb [bih-smerch]

  • To cause harm or damage to one’s reputation:
    • The juvenile delinquent besmirched the good name of his family.

This Day in History:  1986 – 54-year-old Willie Shoemaker, aboard the horse Ferdinand, becomes the oldest jockey to ever win the Kentucky Derby.

Fact of the Day:   Dating back to 1875, not a single Kentucky Derby race has been postponed because of rain or bad weather.

Quote of the Day:

Did You Know?   According to Connecticut state law, a pickle has to bounce in order to qualify as a pickle.

Educational Technology:

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