Daily Announcements for Friday, February 23, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The end of trimester 2 is next Friday.  Thursday, 3/1/18 will be a full day of classes, with final exams in periods 1, 2, and 3.  Finals for periods 4 and 5 will be on Friday, 3/2/18.  Classes will dismiss on that day at the end of the period 5 exam at 10:33 AM.  Lunch will be served on Friday until 11:15 AM.  The schedule for those days can be found here.
  • Attention seniors: Yearbook needs your senior photos.  Please submit them to either ingrid.brownlee@fmcsd.org or gr_gobble688@students.fmcsd.org by Thursday, 3/1/18.  Please send vertical shots in wallet size.  Head shots are preferred, but others will be accepted.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • There will be a pre-season girls tennis meeting today at 3:30 PM in the MPR.  If you can’t make it, please contact Coach Doherty at amy.doherty@fmcsd.org.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Elton Kruse, Sheridan Lafeber, and Gavin Ransdell.
  • Happy birthday tomorrow to Alexander Gully and Paige Munson.

Lunch Menu:

  • Cheese-stuffed breadstick or chicken curry casserole;
  • Salad;
  • Peaches and/or tropical fruit mix.

Word of the Day:

  • Cede  – verb [seed]
    • Give up (power or authority).  As in: they had to cede control of their land to the government.

This Day in History: 1954 – A group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania receive the first injections of the new polio vaccine, an inoculation meant to eradicate a debilitating disease.

Fact of the Day: Though not as devastating as the plague or influenza, poliomyelitis (polio) was a highly-contagious disease that emerged in terrifying outbreaks and seemed impossible to stop.  Attacking the nerve cells and sometimes the central nervous system, polio caused muscle deterioration, paralysis, and sometimes death.  The most famous of those to contract polio was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who contracted the disease in an outbreak in 1921.  The disease spread quickly, leaving his legs permanently paralyzed.

Black History Month: Dr. Charles Richard Crew was a pioneer researcher in blood plasma transfusion and in the development of blood banks in the United States.  He was the first director of the American Red Cross Blood Bank; a professor at Howard University; and chief surgeon at Freedmen’s Hospital at Howard University.  in 1981, the US Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp with his portrait.

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