Daily Announcements for Thursday, April 26, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • If you are still in need of a prom dress, please see Ms. Arnold in the main office.
  • The junior class will be selling prom tickets during the lunch hour through tomorrow.  Tickets are $12 per person.
    • Prom times (8:00 PM to 11:00 PM)
      • Promenade at 7:30 PM.
      • Doors Lock at 9:00 PM (no entry thereafter).
      • Coronation at 10:00 PM.
      • After prom will be at FMMS from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM.
  • Juniors: prom decorating will begin on Friday afternoon.  There is a sign up sheet in the main office.  If you are interested, and your name is approved through the office, you will be excused from your afternoon classes to help decorate.  You must be signed up before 1:00 PM tomorrow.  Decorating will begin at 1:30 PM.
  • After Prom sign up will be during lunch this week at the prom ticket sales table   Students must sign up ahead of time to attend.  You will not be admitted at the door if you do not sign up.
  • There is still time to buy your 2017/2018 yearbook.  Go to www.yearbookforever.com, and search for Fort Madison High School.  The deadline is 5/30/18.  Email Ms. Brownlee at ingrid.brownlee@fmcsd.org if you have questions.
  • Are you interested in what happens in your school?  Student Government is now accepting applications for representatives that want to be leaders at FMHS.  If you would like to be part of Student Government, please stop  by the office and get an application from Ms. Jones.  Applications are due by Friday, 5/4/18.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the boys and girls track teams this evening at WACO.  Events start at 4:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the girls tennis team at Burlington Notre Dame this afternoon.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.
  • Good luck to the boys tennis team at home tonight against the Keokuk Chiefs.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the boys soccer team this evening at Keokuk.  Games start at


  • GSA is hosting an art auction this week.  Please bid on the amazing art!
  • FFA will be hosting a blood drive next Thursday.  Anyone interested in signing up to donate can visit the table during lunch, or see/email Ms. Slee, bonnie.peterson-slee@fmcsd.org

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • 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 Dalyn Wondra.
  • Happy birthday on July 26 to Chana Preader.

Lunch Menu:

  • Pork fritter or hot diced chicken sandwich;
  • Peas and/or sweet potato tots;
  • Apricots and/or fruit cocktail.

Word of the Day:

  •  Distortion- noun [dis-tore-shun]
    • The action of giving a misleading account or impression.  As in: we’re tired of the media’s continuing distortion of our issues.

This Day in History: 1865 – Abraham Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth is killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after he took the president’s life.

Fact of the Day:  John Wilkes Booth’s original plan was not to assassinate President Lincoln, but rather to kidnap him and use him as a hostage to bargain for Confederate independence.  The opportunity never presenting itself, Booth changed the plan to the assassination of Lincoln.

#StrangeButTrue: Abraham Lincoln is enshrined in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Defeated only once in 300 matches, Lincoln reportedly liked to taunt his opponents, once challenging an entire crowd of onlookers after defeating an opponent: “I’m the big buck of this lick.  If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns!”  Trash talk was a bit different back then.

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For Our Parents:

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