Daily Announcements for Thursday, March 15, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The high school physical education department is putting on its annual doubles badminton tournament on Wednesday, 3/28/18.  The tournament will start at 3:30 PM and run until completion.  If you are interested in playing, please speak to Mr. Huckabone or Ms. Knustrom.  Family members are also welcome to play.
  • 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.
  • Attention seniors: Yearbook is offering free senior photos on campus through 3/28/18.  Please contact Gracie Gobble to set up an appointment.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the girls track team as they compete at the Pekin Indoor this evening.  Races start at 4:30 PM.

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.


  • The GSA is holding a dodgeball tournament on Wednesday, 4/18/18 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  The cost for a team of ten is $50.  The deadline to sign up is Friday, 4/6/18.  Please contact Ms. Holterhaus, Ms. Petersen, or Ms. Slifer for more information.

College Visits:

  • Yale University will have a representative here today during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about Yale University, please stop by their table and speak to their representative.

Happy March (and June) Birthdays:

  • No birthdays on March 15 or June 15.

Lunch Menu:

  • Hot dog or chicken stir fry w/ rice;
  • French fries;
  • Strawberries and/or apple slices.

Word of the Day:

  •   Aptitude- noun [app-ti-tude]
    • A natural ability to do something.  As in: she had a remarkable aptitude for math.

This Day in History: 44 BC – Julius Caesar, the “dictator for life” of the Roman Empire, is murdered by his own senators.

Fact of the Day: Julius Caesar should have been well aware that many of the senators in Rome hated him, but he dismissed his security force not long before his assassination.  Reportedly, Caesar was handed a warning note as he entered the senate meeting that day but did not read it.

#StrangeButTrue: When Julius Caesar was in his mid twenties, the ship he was on was hijacked by pirates and he became hostage.  When his captors named a ransom price for his release, Caesar though the number insultingly low and insisted a greater sum be demanded.  Eventually, the higher figure was raised and Caesar was freed.  Upon leaving, Caesar warned his captors that he would seek revenge against them.  They ignored his threat.  Soon after, he returned, swiftly captured the buccaneers, and executed them.

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