Daily Announcements for Thursday, May 3, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • All library books and media equipment is due back by Friday, 5/18/18.  Seniors should settle all accounts as soon as possible.
  • Show choir auditions will take place during the week of 5/14/18 to 5/18/18.  Anyone interested in attending should contact Mr. Stoddard in person or via email  at taylor.stoddard@fmcsd.orgAdditional audition material and information is available in the choir room.  Auditions are open to anyone entering grades 9-12.  The choir program would love to have you and hope you audition.
  • The Yearbook staff is requesting that students who attended prom send them your pictures of the night.  Please be sure they are appropriate.  Pictures can be sent to ad_klett757@students.fmcsd.org.
  • 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.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the golfers tonight at Keokuk.  Tess off time is 4:00 PM at the Elks Fairview Golf Course.
  • Best of luck to the boys tennis team against Macomb at home this afternoon.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.
  • Good luck to the girls soccer team at Mount Pleasant this evening.  Kick off is 4:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the track teams tonight at the conference track meet in Washington.  Events start at 5:00 PM.


  • The FMHS Art Walk will be open for viewing through Saturday, 5/12/18 and is a showcase of the artwork the students have created throughout the school year.  The reception for the students will on 5/12/18 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.  The event will be  catered and feature local artwork and a live b and.  A $100 Pizza Hut gift card will be given away as a prize at the reception, as well.  To be included in the drawing you must take a selfie next to a piece of displayed art and send the picture, along with your name to dana.smith@fmcsd.org.  Locations will all be downtown Fort Madison on Avenue G: The Fort Madison Area Arts Association Gallery, The Victoria Gallery, Artist Trax Gallery, and the Artisans Gallery.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • Fort Madison Main Street is taking volunteers for Mayhem on the Mississippi tomorrow and Saturday.  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.
  • The Fort Madison Partners are looking for individuals to assist in painting houses next week.  If you are interested, please contact tgobble@fortmadison.com.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Tyler O’Tool.
  • Happy birthday on August 3 to Ivy Geerdes and Carlos Tecpanecatl.

Lunch Menu:

  • Meat loaf or pulled pork sandwich;
  • Green beans and/or grape tomatoes;
  • Pineapple and/or applesauce;
  • Dinner roll.

Word of the Day:

  •  Paltry- adjective [paul-tree]
    • (of an amount) small or meager.  As in: while she received a raise, it was for a paltry $0.33 per paycheck.

This Day in History: 1915 – Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae writes In Flanders Fields, a poem about war, after presiding over the funeral of his friend and compatriot.

Fact of the Day:  According to legend, fellow soldiers had to retrieve the poem In Flanders Fields after John McCrae had discarded it into a pile of firewood.  The poem reads:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.   Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

#StrangeButTrue: Idaho is a completely made up word.  Mining lobbyist George M. Willing presented the name “Idaho” to Congress for a new territory around Pike’s Peak, claiming it was a Native American phrase meaning “gem of the mountains.”  It isn’t.  Willing made it up.

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