General Announcements @FMHighSchool:
- The end of trimester 2 is Friday. Thursday 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Thursday, 3/1/18. Please send vertical shots in wallet size. Head shots are preferred, but others will be accepted.
FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:
- No events today.
- Happy birthday to Shayla Dunn and Takota Nelson.
- Spaghetti or chicken patty sandwich;
- Broccoli and/or carrots;
- Pears and/or apple slices.
Word of the Day:
- Akin – adjective [uh-kin]
- Of similar character. As in: something akin to gratitude overwhelmed her.
This Day in History: 1917 – The “Zimmerman Note” is intercepted. The note is from Arthur Zimmerman, the German foreign secretary, to Johann von Bernstoff, the German ambassador to Mexico. The telegram stated that in the event of German war with the United States, Mexico should be asked to enter World War I on the German side. In return, Germany promised to restore to Mexico the lost territories of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Fact of the Day: The citizens of the United States were very much isolationist in the 1910s, wishing to remain neutral in World War I, a war they believed to be a European affair. The Zimmerman Note, intercepted on February 26, 1917, helped to turn US public opinion. The US declared war on Germany four days later.
Black History Month: Henry Johnson was the most famous of the “Harlem Hellfighters,” an all-black National Guard unit that was among the first American forces to arrive in Europe during World War I. On patrol in 1918, Johnson and a fellow infantryman were attacked by more than 20 German soldiers. Both men were shot and ran out of ammunition. Johnson held off the attack with a knife, both men surviving. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart in 1996.
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For Our Parents: