Daily Announcements for Thursday, September 13, 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:

  • Good luck to the cross country team this afternoon as they host their meet at FMMS.  Races start at 5:00 PM.


  • Today will be the first meeting of the Robotics team.  You will meet in room 305 during TST A.  If you do not have open campus privileges, please see Ms. Johnstun and get a TST pass before the meeting.
  • Drama Club will be meeting today 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 tomorrow.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • 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 today 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 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 Cason Barker and Kirklynn Nafziger.

Lunch Menu:

  • Tacos; strawberries; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Nefarious – adjective [nih-fare-ee-us]
    • (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal. As in: The actions of the gang were nefarious.

This Day in History: 1814 – Francis Scott Key pens a poem titled “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” which is later set to music, and in 1931, becomes America’s national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.

Fact of the Day:  The Star-Spangled Banner was originally intended for a group of people to sing together.  Today, the song has become mostly a soloist affair, and the pace and general tempo is much slower.  Because of the range of the notes in the piece, the song is difficult even for trained singers, as well.

Strange, but True:  While the most well known verse of the Star-Spangled Banner is typically the only one sung, there are four others that follow it, each ending with the line, “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” We typically don’t sing past the first verse because the following four contain even more challenging phrases, such as “foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes” and “fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses.”

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