Daily Announcements for Wednesday, September 12, 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.
  • This is a reminder for all young men turning 18: as a male in the United States, you must register with the Selective Service System. You can register at www.sss.gov. Stop by the guidance office if you need more information.
  • There are a few 2017/2018 yearbooks remaining.  They are $45 each.  If you would like one, please see Ms. Jones in the office during the school day.

FMHS Activities @Bloodhounds_AD:

  • No activities today.


  • FFA will be hosting a green hand mixer for all first year members tonight at 6:00 PM in the room 600.  Come play games and have some fun!
  • There will be an FFA meeting tonight at 7:00 PM in room 600.
  • Drama Club will be meeting tomorrow 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.
  • All applications and teacher recommendations for National Honor Society are due to the band office by 3:30 PM on Friday.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • Mr. Swink is looking for volunteers to assist tomorrow 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 tomorrow after school.  If you would like to learn more about Truman State, please stop by the guidance office on the day of the visit.
  • Staff Sergeant Nickolas Morgan from the US Army will be here next Tuesday during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about the Army, please stop by his table during your lunch time.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Dryden Dorothy.

Lunch Menu:

  • Chicken w/ twist; broccoli; apple; milk.
  • Salad bar.

Word of the Day:

  • Malinger – verb [muh-lin-grr]
    • A person who exaggerates or feigns illness to escape duty or work.  As in: The student was absent on the day of the exam, but he is a known malingerer.

This Day in History: 1962 – In response to the progress made by the Soviet Union in the space race, President John F. Kennedy vows that America will land on the moon, place a man on the moon’s surface, and safely return him before the year 1970.

Fact of the Day:  Though President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the United States kept his promise to the people to land a man on the moon by successfully doing so on July 20, 1969.

Strange, but True:  NASA’s original data tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 were unwittingly taped over in the early 1980s.  For their part, NASA claims that re-using tape was a standard procedure at the time, as backup video was not deemed as important and the agency faced a major shortage of data tapes.  This has led many-a-conspiracy-theorist to conclude the moon landings were faked.

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