Daily Announcements for Thursday, May 18, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Students: The Fort Madison Board of Education recently voted to allow students to be exempted from Physical Education if the student participates in an approved interscholastic sport.  The waiver form to be exempted from PE can be found here.  Waiver forms must be signed and returned to the main office no later than 3:30 PM on Friday, 5/26/17.
  • Teachers: a reminder that grades for senior students are due at the end of business tomorrow.
  • Seniors: make plans now to attend graduation practice on Thursday, 5/25/17 at 10:00 AM.  Graduation will be on Saturday, 5/27/17 at 11:00 AM.  Doors will open at 10:00 AM.  Seniors are expected no later than 10:30 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 up for the luncheon is tomorrow.  Senior “most” nominations are also due at that time.
  • Ms. Puga in the library has asked that all books be returned by tomorrow.  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.
  • Don’t forget to order your 2016/2017 yearbook.  The deadline is Thursday, 6/1/17.  If you need a form, please see the bulletin board outside of room 303, or Ms. Brownlee in room 303 if you have questions.  Prices start at $45.  Add $5 to personalize, and $2 if you’d like icons on the cover.
  • This is a reminder for all young men that are turning 18, or who have recently turned 18: As an adult male in the United States, you must register with the Selective Service System. You can register at www.sss.gov. Stop by the guidance office if you need more information.
  • Any junior or senior girl interested in running for West Point Sweet Corn Festival Queen can pick up an application from Ms. Lange in the main office.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the girls tennis team as they travel to Fairfield to participate in singles and doubles regional action.  Matches start at 9:00 AM.
  • Best of luck to the girls and boys soccer teams as they take on the Crusaders of HTC in West Point this evening.  Games start at 5:00 PM.
  • The CyberHounds will be hosting a video game tournament this Friday starting at 4:00 PM.  The game will be Rocket League and the cost will be $5 per person.  Teams should consist of two people.  You can register during lunch or at the event.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • The Road to Carthage Marathon is looking for several volunteers on Saturday, 5/27/17.  Volunteers are needed for aid stations, at the finish line, in the food tent, and in traffic support.  Any interested individual should call Chris Chauncey at (760) 681-0922.
  • 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.
    • Volunteers are needed to help plant flowers in the downtown planters, and to help weed those planters.  This can be done after school.
    • 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 Depot Farmer’s Market: Mondays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.  Preferably, volunteers should be available multiple times.

Lunch Menu:

  • Burrito or crispido;
  • Corn and/or refried beans;
  • Strawberry cup and/or apricots.

Word of the Day:  Castigate – verb [cass-ti-gayt]

  • To reprimand severely.
  • The older brother was castigated for not setting a good example for his siblings.

This Day in History:  1980 – Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts, causing a massive avalanche and killing 57 people.  Ash from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota.

Fact of the Day:   Mount St. Helens erupted with the equivalent of a 24-megaton bomb, completely demolishing a 230-square-mile area around the mountain.

Quote of the Day:

Did You Know?   In 1997, a mexican town experienced a storm where frogs fell from the sky.

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