Daily Announcements for Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • This is a reminder for all young men who have turned 18 recently, or who will be turning 18: as a young man in the United States, you must register with the Selective Service System.  You can register at www.sss.gov.  Please stop by the guidance office if you need assistance.
  • Congratulations to Kaela Baker and Miho Shirai  for receiving a Division One rating on Saturday at the IHSAA State Individual Speech Contest.  Congratulations should be extended to Makayla Eastin, Cortnee LeMoyne, and Britney Schneider for receiving Division Two ratings, as well.
  • The Keokuk Community Fine Art Council’s High School Art Show runs through March 25th at the Keokuk Public Library at 210 North 5th Street.  FMHS is being represented by Caleb Ford, Maizzy Huebner, LilliAnna Scott, Taylor Barnes, Alyssa Fincher, Lewis Poetting, Lily Scott, Lauren King, Alonna Wilmot, and Emily Eid.  Go and support your FMHS art students.
  • Attention seniors: Karl from Jostens will be here today during lunch with graduation orders.  A table will be set up outside of the main office.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the boys track team at the Iowa State Indoor Meet this afternoon.  Races start at 3:00 PM.
  • Student government will be hosting the Blind Volleyball tournament tonight at 6:00 PM in The Hound Dome.  The public is welcome to attend the event.

Service Learning Hours Available:

  • Lincoln Elementary is is need of help moving chairs in and out of the building on Tuesday, 3/20/18, and Wednesday, 3/21/18.  If interested, please contact the Principal, Ms. King, at tracy.king@fmcsd.org.

Happy March (and June) Birthdays:

  • Happy birthday to Catherine Brinkschroeder.

Lunch Menu:

  • Chicken nuggets or tuna & noodles;
  • Peas and/or salad;
  • Blueberries and/or apricots;
  • Club crackers.

Word of the Day:

  •   Trudge – verb [trudge]
    • To walk slowly and with heavy steps, typically because of exhaustion or harsh conditions.  As in: After falling asleep on the couch, I trudged up the stairs to bed.

This Day in History: 1942 – The Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army begins training dogs for the newly-established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps.”

Fact of the Day: The K-9 Corps initially accepted over 30 breeds of dogs for training in 1942, but the list was soon narrowed to seven: German Shepherds, Belgian Sheepdogs, Doberman Pinschers, Collies, Siberian Huskies, Malamutes, and Eskimo Dogs.  Over one million dogs have served in the K-9 Corps since its advent.

#StrangeButTrue: Dogs have a sense of smell that is 40 times better than ours.  Because of this, your dog can pick up on the subtle changes in your scent, which can help them figure out how you are feeling – such as smelling your perspiration when you become nervous or fearful.  Dogs can also detect certain diseases before symptoms present, and are capable of determining whether a household member is pregnant.

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