Daily Announcements for Friday, May 18, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • All artwork needs to be retrieved from Ms. Smith’s room by Tuesday.  If you are unable to retrieve it, please ask a friend to do so.  Any artwork left in the art room on Wednesday will be recycled.
  • All library books and media equipment are due back today.  Seniors should settle all accounts as soon as possible.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the boys and girls soccer teams tonight as they host HTC at the Baxter Sports Complex.  It’s senior night, so come out and show your support.  Games start at 5:00 PM.
  • FMHS dance team tryout practices will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the MPR.  Tryouts will be on Wednesday at the same time.  Please contact Mr. Mitchell with any questions.


  • There will be a mandatory GSA meeting on Monday in room 202 at 3:30 PM.  The agenda will be elections for next year and senior goodbyes.

Volunteering Opportunity:

  • PAWs Animal Shelter is in need of volunteers tomorrow and Sunday to help sort cans from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  You may volunteer any time during those hours if you are available.  Water and gloves will be provided.  PAWS is located behind Shopko.
  • The Eagles Club in Fort Madison will be hosting their 14th annual Mystery Ride, which benefits Lee and Des Moines County hospice care, on Saturday, 7/21/18 from 1:00 until 9:00 PM.  They will be in need of volunteers during the event.  If you are interested, please contact Jill Fink at 319-470-7516 for more information or to sign up.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Mr. Todd McGhghy.
  • Happy birthday tomorrow to Joseph Dodson.
  • Happy birthday on Sunday to Max Slater, Mr. Todd Huckabone, and Ms. Carla Sanders.
  • Happy birthday on August 18 to Addison Klett and Brenden Kline.
  • Happy birthday on August 19 to Kenzie Kempker and Isaiah Richardson.
  • Happy birthday on August 20 to Jordyn Gerdes and Mr. John Hager.

Lunch Menu:

  • Cheese-stuffed breadstick or chicken curry casserole;
  • Salad;
  • Peacher and/or tropical fruit.

Word of the Day:

  •  Jaunt – noun [jahnt]
    • A journey taken for pleasure  As in: their little jaunt in France came to an end and they had to return to work.

This Day in History: 1980 – Mount St. Helens, a volcanic peak in southwestern Washington, suffers a massive eruption, killing 57 people and devastating 210 square miles of wilderness.

Fact of the Day:  The eruption at Mt. St. Helens on May 18, 1980 created a landslide that surged down the mountain at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.  The lateral blast stripped trees from most hills and slopes within six miles of the volcano and leveled all vegetation for as far away as 12 miles.  10 million trees were felled by the blast.  Simultaneous to the avalanche, a vertical eruption of gas and ash formed a mushrooming column over the volcano more than 12 miles high.  Ash from the eruption drifted around the entire globe within two weeks.

#StrangeButTrue: The biggest volcanic eruption ever recorded was the explosion of Mt. Tambora in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1815.  The eruption was nearly 25% larger than Krakatoa, which ranks second in recorded events.  It was 76% more destructive than Mt. St. Helens.  The eruption caused global temperatures to drop by two degrees, leading to what is referred to as “the year without a summer.”

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