Daily Announcements for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Today is the last early dismissal Wednesday of the school year.  5/10/18, 5/16/18, and 5/23/18 will be full days.
  • All library books and media equipment are due back by Friday, 5/18/18.  Seniors should settle all accounts as soon as possible.
  • Show choir auditions will take place next week.  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.
  • Though it is not too late to order your yearbook for this year, it IS too late to order yearbooks with any extras, including name stamps, icons, year in review, etc. You may no longer order yearbooks online. If you need a form, please see the pocket on the bulletin board near room 303.  All orders are due by 5/30/18.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • No activities today.


  • The FMHS Art Walk will be open for viewing through Saturday and is a showcase of the artwork the students have created throughout the school year.  The reception for the students will on Saturday 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.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Romeo Maestro and Madelyn Rashid.
  • Happy birthday on August 9 to Julian Navarro, Teryn Parsons, Shance Redd-Donald, and Nadine Schaefer.

Lunch Menu:

  • Tacos or baked ham w/ dinner roll;
  • Black bean & corn salsa and/or sweet potatoes;
  • Orange half and/or peaches.

Word of the Day:

  •  Caustic – adjective [koss-tick]
    • Able to burn or corrode organic material by chemical reaction.  As in: many bathroom cleaning materials are caustic.

This Day in History: 1914 – President Woodrow Wilson issues a presidential proclamation that officially establishes the first national Mother’s Day holiday to celebrate America’s mothers.

Fact of the Day:  Many individual states had an annual day of celebration for mothers by 1911.  It was not until President Wilson lobbied Congress in 1914 that Mother’s Day was officially set on the second Sunday of every May.  The idea for “Mother’s Day” is credited by some to Julia Ward Howe, and by others to Anna Jarvis, who both suggested a holiday dedicated to a day of peace.

#StrangeButTrue: Bloodletting was a common medical practice in the Middle Ages, which was meant to let ‘bad blood’ out of the body. Medieval Europeans were so into it they had texts advising which saints’ days were best for bloodletting, and charts showing which parts of the body were best to bleed according to the zodiac.

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