Daily Announcements for Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Attention college-bound juniors: you may now sign up for the PSAT in the guidance office.  Taking the PSAT makes you a candidate for the National Merit Scholarship and is good practice before taking the ACT or SAT.  The fee to take the test is $16.  That fee must be delivered to the guidance office by   Monday, 9/10/18.  The test will be administered on Wednesday, 10/10/18 starting at 8:15 AM.
  • If you purchased a 2017/2018 yearbook, you may pick it up before or after school through Thursday in room 328, which is near the media center.  Friends may pick up yearbooks for friends if they have a signed permission form.  Extra yearbooks are available for $45.
  • Homecoming and powder puff shirts are on sale during lunch.  Purchase yours during your lunch time.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the volleyball teams tonight at Fairfield.  First serve is at 5:45 PM.

Clubs:

  • Any student wishing to join Key Club for rodeo activities needs to see Ms. Kohl in the counseling office ASAP.  There is still time to sign up.  Dues must  be paid to be eligible for these activities.
  • The GSA Club will be having a meeting on Monday, 9/10/18 in room 202 at 3:30 PM.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Come join the fun.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • The Rodeo Parade Committee is looking for seven to ten students to work the parade on Saturday, 9/8/18.  Interested students should contact David Fedler at (319) 470-1261 or email him at fedfam4@yahoo.com.  Volunteers will be needed from 7:00 AM to noon.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Thomas Daly and Rachel Frey.

Lunch Menu:

  • Tuna & noodles; peas; strawberries; milk.
  • Potato bar on the ala carte line.

Word of the Day:

  • Hubris – noun [hue-briss]
    • Excessive pride or self-confidence.  As in: it is easy to offend others when you are blinded by hubris.

This Day in History: 1998 – The search engine firm Google, co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, files for incorporation in California.

Fact of the Day:  Google is a word play on “googol,” which is a term for the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros.  The co-founders theorized the moniker was a good way to symbolize their mission of organizing the vast amount of data on the web.

Strange, but True: Research conducted in 2011 shows that the vast amount of data available on the web is considerably decreasing the average human intelligence.  Referred to as the “Google Effect,” or “digital amnesia,” the concept refers to the modern tendency to forget information that can be easily queried through online search engines such as Google.

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