Daily Announcements for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • All artwork needs to be retrieved from Ms. Smith’s room by the end of the day today.  If you are unable to retrieve it, please ask a friend to do so.  Any artwork left in the art room on tomorrow will be recycled.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the softball team this evening at Davenport West.  Games start at 5:30 PM.
  • There will be a meeting with Coach Hogan on Wednesday at 3:25 PM at the tennis courts for any male athlete interested in playing tennis in 2019.  The meeting will be short.

Volunteering Opportunity:

  • 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 on August 22 to Logan Allen, Kiara Fontanese, and Jackilynn Hayes.

Lunch Menu:

  • Teriyaki chicken w/ rice or Cheese omelet w/ toast;
  • Red bell pepper slices w/ dip and/or Asian-blend vegetables;
  • Orange half and/or blueberries.

Word of the Day:

  •  Languid – adjective [lang-gwid]
    • Lacking spirit or liveliness.  As in: after delivering the child, she was pale, languid, and weak.

This Day in History: 1843 – the first major wagon train to the northwest departs from Elm Grove, Missouri along the Oregon Trail.

Fact of the Day:  Although many pioneers along the Oregon Trail believed native Americans were their greatest threat, they quickly learned that they were more likely to be injured or killed by a host of more mundane causes.  Obstacles included accidental discharge of firearms, falling off mules or horses, drowning in river crossings, and disease.

#StrangeButTrue: Travelers along the Oregon Trail reported that the tips of their cattle’s horns would often glow at night.  This natural phenomenon is known as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” and often occurs on stormy nights when there is electricity in the air.  When a storm is fully charged, leaves, blades of grass, and the horns of cattle and horses glow at the tips.

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