Daily Announcements for Friday, April 13, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Next week is Student Leadership Week:
    • On Monday, student government will be handing out notes of positivity before school.
    • Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day.
    • Wednesday there will be a change drive for Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds research for ovarian cancer.  Any spare change should be brought to your period 1 class.
    • On Thursday, donations for the food pantry will be taken.
    • A Spirit Day will be held on Friday, and those wishing to be elected for student government will be allowed to make speeches.  The election will occur the following week.
  • The Fort Madison Area Arts Association Regional High School Art Competition will be open for viewing through Thursday, 4/26/18.  Hours at the Fort Madison Area Arts Association Gallery, located at 825 Avenue G in Fort Madison, are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.  There will be a reception for the show tomorrow from 2:00 to 4:00 PM  where award winners will be recognized for their work.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the boys soccer teams this evening vs. Central Lee at the Baxter Sports Complex.  Games start at 5:30 PM.
  • Best of luck tomorrow to the boys tennis team at the Muscatine Invite.  Matches start at 9:00 AM.
  • Come support the music department tomorrow from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the their annual craft show in the Hound Dome.
  • The annual Mick Pickford Freestyle and Greco Wrestling Tournament will be held on Sunday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


  • GSA is hosting an art auction next week. The auction will also run during parent/teacher conferences on 4/25/18.  Please bid on the amazing art!

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • The Fort Madison Public Library is looking for volunteer help.  Please contact Amy Morris-Boyer or Chloe Rempe at the library to make arrangements.
  • The Fort Madison Shrine Club is asking for volunteers to help on Sunday from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM at their child ID program being held during Burlington’s Day of the Child at Westland Mall in West Burlington.  Volunteers will be performing simple computer data entry and/or camera operations.  If you are interested in volunteering contact Amy Miller 319-752-5103/319-750-1943 or Ron Miller 319-750-9134.
  • The elementary PTOs are looking for volunteers for the elementary school Fun Fest on Saturday, 4/21/18 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Volunteers will also be needed for setup the night before.  If interested, please see Mr. Ehlers in room 314 or email him at mike.ehlers@fmcsd.org.
  • Fort Madison Main Street is taking volunteers for Mayhem on the Mississippi on Friday, 5/4/18 and Saturday, 5/5/18.  A variety of options are available, from setup to teardown and clean up.   Please contact cgilbert@fortmadison.com or call her at 319-372-5471.
  • Fort Madison Main Street is asking for volunteers to assist in planting flowers in downtown Fort Madison in May.  Exact dates have not been determined.  If you are interested, please contact cgilbert@fortmadison.com or call her at 319-372-5471.
  • The Fort Madison Partners are looking for individuals to assist in painting houses during the week of 5/7/18 to 5/12/18.  If you are interested, please contact tgobble@fortmadison.com.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Draven Dobson, Devin Keester, Jesse Richers, and Mr. Tracy Madsen.
  • Happy birthday tomorrow to Joseph Reaves.
  • Happy birthday on Sunday to Shyanna Hoenig, Morgan Meierotto, Carmen Mesecher, Garrett Rogers, and Mya White.
  • Happy birthday on July 13 to Ethan Wilkins.
  • Happy birthday on July 14 to Evyn Gully.
  • Happy birthday on July 15 to Jyliyah Smutney, Jennifer Whisenand, and Matthew Jones.

Lunch Menu:

  • Sloppy Joe or Pizza;
  • Celery w/ dip and/or corn;
  • Pineapple and/or applesauce.

Word of the Day:

  •  Spry- adjective [sprI]
    • Active; lively (especially of an old person).  As in: He continued to look spry well into his eighties.

This Day in History: 1360 – On so-called “Black Monday,” a hail storm kills over 1,000 English soldiers fighting in the Hundred Years’ War in France.

Fact of the Day:  Hail forms when thunderstorm updrafts are strong enough to carry water droplets well above the freezing level.  The freezing process forms a hailstone, which can grow as additional water freezes to it.  Eventually, the hailstone becomes too heavy for the updrafts to support it and it falls to the ground.  Hailstones fall at an average of 100 mph.

#StrangeButTrue: The largest hailstone ever recorded was found in Aurora, Nebraska.  It was seven inches in diameter, or about the size of a soccer ball.

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