Daily Announcements for Monday, March 26, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The deadline to submit a PE exemption waiver Thursday.  If you intend to ask for the exemption, please do so as soon as possible.  The form can be found here.
  • Attention all Hy-Vee employees: There will be a request tomorrow following the daily announcements to report to the front office for a photo that will go in the yearbook.  Hy-Vee is a  big supporter of both the yearbook program, and FMHS, and they are wanting to recognize all of you.  See you then!
  • There will be a senior class meeting tomorrow at 10:45 AM.  An announcement will be made at the time of the meeting.
  • The high school physical education department is putting on its annual doubles badminton tournament on 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.
  • Attention seniors: Yearbook is offering free senior photos on campus through Wednesday.  Please contact Gracie Gobble to set up an appointment.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Best of luck to the boys track team as they travel to West Burlington this evening.  Races start at 4:30 PM.
  • Bloodhound cheerleading tryouts will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the FMHS gym.  Anyone is eligible to try out.  There will be tryout practices tonight and tomorrow from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the FMHS gym.


  • All Drama Club members need to see Ms. Ljungkull before the end of the day.
  • There will be a GSA Club art party today at 3:30 PM in room 202.  Please bring any art supplies you wish to use.  Wear or bring older clothing.
  • If you are interested in running for an office for your class or for student government, please see Ms. Jones or Ms. Harter in the front office.  The offices of student body president and vice president, student body secretary, and student body treasurer are all open.  Class president, vice president, and secretary are also available.  Please indicate your interest by Thursday.
  • FMHS Key Club is holding a photography contest to raise money for the PAWS animal shelter. Photos must be turned into the guidance office by Thursday, 4/5/18.  Key Club members will then decide the finalists for each category (color, black & white, and pets). If your photo is accepted into the finals, students will vote for their favorite photo during lunch with money. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Kohl or Ms. Johnstun.
  • 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:

  • Iowa State University will have a representative here on Thursday during lunch.  If you are interested in ISU, please stop by their table and speak to their representative.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • The Soroptimist Club is in need of volunteers for their princess tea party, which will be held at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Fort Madison.  Set up will be from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, 4/6/18.  There are several available shifts on Saturday, 4/7/18, as well.  Please stop by the guidance office to inquire or sign up.

Happy March (and June) Birthdays:

  • Happy birthday to Jamie Winston and Ms. Sharon Gehle.
  • Happy birthday on June 26 to Quentin Beach and Olivia Williams.

Lunch Menu:

  • Spaghetti or chicken patty sandwich;
  • Broccoli and/or baby carrots;
  • Pears and/or apple slices.

Word of the Day:

  •  Persnickety – adjective [purr-snick-ity]
    • Placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy.  As in: the chef was being very persnickety about how the plate of food looked.

This Day in History: 1885 – The Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company (later to become Kodak) produces the first motion picture film.

Fact of the Day:  The film used on NASA’s Apollo missions was manufactured by Kodak.  Each double-perforated 70 mm roll could capture 160 color pictures, or 200 black and white images.

#StrangeButTrue: The name Kodak is meaningless and was chosen because it was impossible to mispronounce and dissimilar to any existing words.

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