Daily Announcements for Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The deadline to submit a PE exemption waiver is Thursday.  If you intend to ask for the exemption, please do so as soon as possible.  The form can be found here.
  • The high school physical education department is putting on its annual doubles badminton tournament tomorrow.  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.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the boys tennis team this afternoon at home against Mt. Pleasant.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the girls tennis players this afternoon as they travel to Mt. Pleasant to take on the Panthers.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.
  • Good luck to the girls soccer team this evening as they scrimmage Muscatine in Muscatine.  Game starts at 5:00 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 practice tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the FMHS gym.


  • If you’re 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 Zina Johnstun and Katie Larson.
  • Happy birthday on June 27 to Dylan Folks and Ms. Sandy Smith.

Lunch Menu:

  • Teriyaki chicken w/ rice or cheese omelette w/ toast;
  • Bell pepper slices and/or oriental blend vegetables;
  • Orange half and/or blueberries.

Word of the Day:

  •  Scorn – noun [skorn]
    • The feeling or belief that someone or something is worthless or despicable; contempt.  As in: he was unable to hide the scorn in his voice.

This Day in History: 1905 – Fingerprint evidence is used to solve a high-profile murder case in Britain, marking the first time the cutting-edge technology was used to solely solve a crime.

Fact of the Day:  By the 1930s, fingerprint analysis was standard practice in US law enforcement.  By that time, criminals had begun intentionally trying to remove their fingerprints.  Notorious gangster John Dillinger attempted to remove his fingerprints with acid.  While his fingerprints were never used against him in a court of law, his autopsy revealed that his attempt to remove his fingerprints had failed.

#StrangeButTrue: The fingerprints of koalas are so similar to humans’ that even experts have trouble telling them apart.

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