Daily Announcements for Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The homecoming parade is fast approaching.  If you would like to enter a float in the parade, please fill out this form and return it to Ms. Harter or Ms. Jones in the main office by Tuesday, 9/25/18.
  • If you didn’t receive your free water bottle from Ms. Arnold last Friday, please stop by the nurse’s office during a non-class time to pick yours up.
  • 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.  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 tomorrow 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:

  • No events today.


  • 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 BooksRUs Club will have its first meeting in the makerspace on Monday during TST at noon.  Bring your lunch and join the fun!
  • The GSA Club will be having a meeting on Monday in room 202 at 3:30 PM.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Come join the fun.
  • The IHSSA Speech team ill be meeting on Tuesday at 3:30 PM in room 302.  If you are interested in the speech team, please come to the meeting or see Mr. Sissel.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • The Rodeo Parade Committee is looking for seven to ten students to work the parade on Saturday.  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 Mr. Jim Plate.

Lunch Menu:

  • Meatloaf; dinner roll; mashed potatoes; peaches; milk.
  • Potato bar on the ala carte line.

Word of the Day:

  • Incognito – adjective & adverb [in-cog-knee-toe]
    • (of a person) having one’s true identity concealed.  As in: Plasma’s true identity was incognito at the football game on Friday night.

This Day in History: 1774 – The first session of the Continental Congress convenes at Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fact of the Day:  The Continental Congress consisted of 56 delegates from every colony except Georgia.  They drafted a declaration of rights and grievances in response to the British Parliament’s enactment of the Coercive Acts in the American colonies.  The Coercive Acts would come to be known by colonists as the Intolerable Acts, and greatly contributed to the outset of the American Revolution.

Strange, but True:  What is today known as the Declaration of Independence was drafted in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress.  Surprisingly, the phrase “declaration of independence” was never actually used in the original document.  Its original title is The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America.

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