Daily Announcements for Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The high school physical education department is putting on its annual doubles badminton tournament next Wednesday.  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 next Wednesday.  Please contact Gracie Gobble to set up an appointment.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • No activities today.

Service Learning Hours Available:

  • Lincoln Elementary is is need of help moving chairs in and out of the building today and tomorrow.  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:

  • Southeastern Community College will have a representative here on Friday during lunch.  If you are interested in SCC, please stop by their table and speak to their representative.

Happy March (and June) Birthdays:

  • Happy birthday to Chandler BirdsongKali Maestro, and Mr. Charlie Munford.
  • Happy birthday on June 20 to Hailey Ridgway, Ms. Karen Jones, and Mr. Tyler VanAken.

Lunch Menu:

  • Cowboy cavatini or chicken crispitos;
  • Baked beans and/or broccoli;
  • Mandarin oranges and/or banana.

Word of the Day:

  •  Coarse – adjective [course]
    • Rough; (of a person) rude, crude, or vulgar.  As in: the war veteran was coarse in his speech.

This Day in History: 1345 – The Black Death, also known as the Plague, starts claiming victims in Mongolia and China in a deadly outbreak that will sweep across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia during the 14th century, leaving an estimated 25 million people dead in its wake.

Fact of the Day: The Black Death is now understood to be bubonic plague, caused by the yersinia pestis bacterium.  It was carried by fleas that usually traveled on rats, but jumped off to other mammals when the rat died.  It is believed to have originated in Mongolia in approximately 1320.

#StrangeButTrue: A flea can jump 40 times its body length.  That is equivalent to a human jumping the length of a football field.

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