Daily Announcements for Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The deadline to submit a PE exemption waiver is tomorrow.  The form can be found here.
  • The high school physical education department is putting on its annual doubles badminton tournament tonight.  The tournament will start at 3:30 PM and run until completion.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • 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 tomorrow.
  • 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 next Thursday.  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 tomorrow 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 next Friday.  There are several available shifts on Saturday, as well.  Please stop by the guidance office to inquire or sign up.

Happy March (and June) Birthdays:

  • Happy birthday on June 28 to William Larson and Mr. Kirk Wenck.

Lunch Menu:

  • Beef shepherd’s pie or ham & cheese wrap;
  • Baked beans and/or salad;
  • Mandarin oranges and/or strawberries;
  • Breadstick.

Word of the Day:

  •  Resurrect – verb [skorn]
    • To revive the practice, use, or memory (of something); bring new vigor to.  As in: the deal collapsed and has yet to  be resurrected.

This Day in History: 1979 – The worst accident in the history of the US nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in a reactor at Three Mile Island fails to close, causing the core to dangerously overheat.

Fact of the Day:  At the height of the Three Mile Island crisis, plant workers were exposed to unhealthy levels of radiation, but no one outside Three Mile Island had their health adversely affected by the accident.  Nonetheless, the incident greatly eroded the public’s faith in nuclear power.  In the more than three decades since the accident, not a single new nuclear power plant has been ordered in the United States.

#StrangeButTrue: The deadliest weapon ever created by mankind is the Ohio-class nuclear submarine.  Combined, the 14 US submarines carry over half of the US nuclear arsenal.  A full salvo from one of these submarines, which can be launched in less than a minute, could unleash 192 nuclear warheads, and is capable of completely wiping out 24 cities the size of Chicago.

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