Daily Announcements for Friday, September 14, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The LMC is starting its annual Reading Promotion.  For every book you read, you have a chance to win one of the prizes in the basket in the LMC.  Chances are doubled for reading the genre of the month.  Go to the library for details.
  • 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 football team this evening as they travel to Burlington to beat the Greyhounds.  Kickoff is 7:00 PM.
  • Best of luck to the marching band tomorrow as they host the Marching Band Classic at Richmond Stadium.  The show starts at 8:00 AM.


  • All applications and teacher recommendations for National Honor Society are due to the band office by 3:30 PM tomorrow.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • 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:

  • Staff Sergeant Migual A. Gamboa from the U.S. Marines will be here on Monday during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about the Marines, please stop by his table during your lunch time.
  • 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 Nakiya Cowles and Austin Jackson.
  • Happy birthday tomorrow to Coree James.
  • Happy birthday on Sunday to Abagayl Kirchner.

Lunch Menu:

  • Ham and cheese sandwich; baby carrots; fresh melon; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Oblivious – adjective [uh-blivee-us]
    • Not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around oneself. As in: she became absorbed in her painting and was oblivious to the passage of time.

This Day in History: 1901 – US President William McKinley dies after being shot by a deranged anarchist during the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

Fact of the Day:  The United States became a colonial power during William McKinley’s presidency, which was dominated by foreign policy.  During McKinley’s term, the US involved itself in Cuba’s struggle for independence from Spain, and sent troops to China to help put down a rebellion.  The conflicts marked the first time since The War of 1812 that the United States fought against a foreign power.

Strange, but True:  President William McKinley nearly always wore a red carnation on his left lapel for good luck.  Moments before he was assassinated at the Pan-American Exposition, McKinley gave his red carnation to a little girl in the crowd.

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