Daily Announcements for Monday, April 16, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Congratulations to Bryanna Swyter!  She is the winner of the last week’s library reading promotion.
  • The junior class will be selling prom tickets during the lunch hour through Friday, 4/27/18.  Tickets are $12 per person.
  • This week is Student Leadership Week:
    • Tomorrow 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.  Congratulations to the following winners:
    • Best of Show – Deanna Warner for acrylic painting.
    • Photography: 2nd place – Nyssa Harris; 3rd place – Deanna Warner; Honorable Mention – Gage Hind.
    • Color Drawing: 2nd place – Lily Scott.
    • Three Dimensional: 3rd place – Amanda-Marie Jones; Honorable Mention – Taylor Barnes.
    • Painting: 3rd place – Alonna Wilmot.
    • Black & White Drawing: 2nd place – Alyssa Fincher.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the boys track team at Central Lee this evening.  Events start at 4:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the boys soccer team this afternoon at Mt. Pleasant.  Games start at 4:30 PM.
  • Good luck to the boys tennis team this afternoon against Mt. Pleasant at home.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the girls tennis team this evening at Mt. Pleasant.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.
  • Good luck to the girls soccer team tonight as they host the Panthers of Mt. Pleasant at the Baxter Sports Complex.  Games start at 5:30 PM.


  • Attention all members of the Books R Us Club: please report to the makerspace at noon on Wednesday for your group’s yearbook photo.
  • 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 elementary PTOs are looking for volunteers for the elementary school Fun Fest on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Volunteers will also be needed for setup on Friday.  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 on July 16 to Isaiah Hoaglin.

Lunch Menu:

  • Popcorn chicken or pizza burger;
  • Broccoli and/or tomato slices;
  • Tropical fruit and/or pears.

Word of the Day:

  •  Adieu- exclamation [uh-doo]
    • Goodbye.  As in: she whispered a fond adieu to her grandfather.

This Day in History: 1947 – Multimillionaire and financier Bernard Baruch coins the term “Cold War” during a speech to describe relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.  The phrase stuck and for over 40 years it was a mainstay in the language of American diplomacy.

Fact of the Day:  The term “Third World Country” doesn’t mean poor.  It refers to a country which did not align with either America (First World), or the Soviet Union (Second World) during the Cold War.

#StrangeButTrue: The US Air Force developed a top-secret plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon as a display of military might during the height of the Cold War.  The mathematical modeling for the explosion was calculated by astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

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