Daily Announcements for Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Seniors: one of your graduation requirements is the completion of a CPR course.  FMHS will be offering a few sessions on campus during the school year.  The first session will be on Wednesday, 10/17/18 at 2:00 PM.  Only 25 students can take the class at a time.  The sign up sheet is in the main office on Ms. Harter’s desk.  Students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • FMCSD’s new marketing director would like to invite you to follow the district’s new instagram account: fmcsd_bloodhounds.  She already has many pictures and videos of students, and many more will be coming, especially for homecoming week.  If you have any pictures/videos that you’d like to be featured, please feel free to email her at rachel.steffensmeier@fmcsd.org
  • 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.

FMHS Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the volleyball teams at home this evening against the Chiefs from Keokuk.  Matches start at 5:45 PM.
  • There will be a baseball meeting in the gym tomorrow at 1:45 PM.  If you are interested in playing baseball this coming summer, please attend the meeting.


  • A new club, Interact, will be meeting today at 5:30 PM in the library.  All are welcome to attend.
  • 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.
  • Looking for volunteer hours?  Want to save the Earth?  The Green Team will have its first meeting tomorrow at 7:00 AM in Ms. Sanders room, 308.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • FFA will be hosting a green hand mixer for all first year members on Wednesday at 6:00 PM in the room 600.  Come play games and have some fun!
  • There will be an FFA meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 PM in room 600.
  • Drama Club will be meeting on Thursday after school in room 304.  Any freshman interested in the club will need to attend the next two meetings.  The topic will be auditions for the spring production.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • Mr. Swink is looking for volunteers to assist on Thursday at the cross country meet, which will be held at FMMS.  Volunteers would be needed from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  Please see Mr. Swink in the office if you are interested.
  • Carousel Preschool is looking for volunteers to help with art centers and projects.  They need volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one to two hours.  Please contact Candy Berquam at 319-795-6478 or caroselps@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Y Kids Preschool is looking for volunteers to help with art centers and projects.  They need volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one to two hours.  Please contact Emily Hymes  at 319-520-8805 or Ykids.preschool@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Ft. Madison is looking for volunteers to help sort and hang clothing, and to do some general cleaning.  They need volunteers anytime between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM,  Monday through Friday.  Please contact Kelsey Hardy at (319) 372-1613 for more information.

College Visit:

  • A representative from Truman State University will be here on Thursday after school.  If you would like to learn more about Truman State, please stop by the guidance office on the day of the visit.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy belated birthday from Sunday to Ms. Liz Weisinger.
  • Happy birthday to Shakir McClelland and Mr. Derek Doherty.

Lunch Menu:

  • Meatball sub sandwich; sweet potato fries; pears; milk.
  • High school al a carte line: salad bar.

Word of the Day:

  • Lurid – adjective [loo-rid]
    • (of a description) presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms, especially giving explicit details.  As in: Horror movies are often too lurid for younger children.

This Day in History:  2001 – Islamic terrorists commandeer four planes: two of the planes fly into the World Trade Center in New York City; another plane hits the Pentagon in Washington, DC; a fourth plane, with an unknown destination, crashes into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers on the plane fight with the hijackers.

Fact of the Day:  During the attacks on 9/11/01, 2,996 people were killed (including the 19 hijackers), and more than 6,000 more were injured.

Strange, but True: The terrorist attack on 9/11/01 was so deadly, and caused so much anxiety about other potential attacks, that the Federal Air Administration (FAA) grounded all non-emergency aircraft for three days over the United States, the first time in aviation history such had occured.  The Chief of Air Traffic Control, Ben Sliney, made the call on his first day on the job.

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