Daily Announcements for Wednesday, May 10, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Seniors: make plans now to attend graduation practice on Thursday, 5/25/17 at 10:00 AM.
  • Seniors: Ms. Wiseman has senior “most” awards nomination papers in the office.  There is also a sign-up sheet to attend the senior luncheon on Ms. Wiseman’s desk.  The luncheon will be at McAleer Hall on Thursday, 5/25/17.  Senior “most” awards will be presented at that time.  The deadline to sign p for the luncheon is Friday, 5/19/17.  Senior “most” nominations are also due at that time.
  • Ms. Puga in the library has asked that all books be returned by Friday, 5/19/17.  The library staff has enjoyed seeing all of the students in the library this year and look forward to seeing you again in the fall.  If you’re not sure if you have books checked out, please email Ms. Puga or stop into the library.
  • FMHS is holding a peanut butter drive challenge.  The challenge will see which class can raise the most jars by Friday.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • The guidance department will be hosting a financial aid night this evening in the MPR from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • 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.
  • 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 Nathan Nall.

Lunch Menu:

  • Hamburger or bratwurst;
  • French fries and/or coleslaw;
  • Pineapples and/or apricots.

Word of the Day:  Transcontinental – adjective

  • Crossing a continent:
    • Before planes, trains, and automobiles, transcontinental travel was only possible via covered wagon.

This Day in History:  1869 – The presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial spike into the rail line that connects their railroads, making transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in US history.

Fact of the Day:   In their eagerness to complete the transcontinental railroad, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads built lines right past each other, mere miles apart, and the final meeting place had to be renegotiated several times.

Quote of the Day:

Did You Know?   No piece of square, dry paper, no matter how large, can be folded in half more than seven times.

Educational Technology:

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