Daily Announcements for Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Seniors: Jostens will be holding a senior meeting next Monday at 9:15 AM in the MPR to review your graduation packets.  Your attendance is critical at this meeting.
  • Pack in Pink (FMHS support for the fight against breast cancer) is coming on Friday, 10/12/18.  Shirt order forms have been distributed to all period 2 classrooms, but if you still need a form, please stop in the band room or print a form from this link.  Shirts are $10.00 with all profits being donated for research.  T-shirt order forms are due today.  Please turn them into Mr. Madsen or an NHS member.

FMHS Activities @Bloodhounds_AD:

  • Good luck to the cross country team this afternoon at Centerville.  Races start at 4:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the volleyball teams this evening against Fairfield in the Hound Dome.  Matches start at 5:45 PM.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • The FMMS PTO is looking for 15-20 student volunteers for their Fall Fest.  The date will be Friday, 11/2/18.  Time will be from 3:30 to 8:30 PM.  The location will be FMMS.  The type of work will be working games, monitoring inflatable jump houses, and assisting in setup and take-down.  If interested, please contact ktzspeer@hotmail.com.
  • Fort Madison Middle School is in need of individuals who would be willing to assist younger students in their academic needs.  You can receive service hours, or credits if the assistance fits into your schedule without affecting your graduation requirements.  Please contact Mr. Dirth at todd.dirth@fmcsd.org with any questions.

Happy Birthday:

  • No FMHS birthdays today.

Lunch Menu:

  • Teriyaki beef; California-blend vegetables; strawberries; biscuit; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Befuddle – verb [bee-fudd-ul]
    • To cause someone to be unable to think clearly.   As in: The man was befuddled after his surgery from the effects of the anaesthesia.

This Day in History: 1836 – British naturalist Charles Darwin returns to Falmouth, England, aboard the HMS Beagle, ending a five-year surveying expedition of the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  Visiting such diverse places as Brazil, the Galapagos Islands, and New Zealand, Darwin acquired an intimate knowledge of the flora, fauna, and geology of many lands.  This information proved invaluable in the development of his theory of evolution, first put forth in his groundbreaking scientific work of 1859, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

Fact of the Day:  Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution argued that organisms gradually evolve through a process he called “natural selection.”  In natural selection, organisms with genetic variations that suit their environment tend to create more descendants than organisms of the same species that lack the variation, thus influencing the overall genetic makeup of the species.  His Origin of Species, the first significant work on the theory of evolution, was greeted with great interest in the scientific world but was attacked by religious leaders for its contradiction of the biblical account of creation, a debate which still rages on today.

Strange, but True:  You may know that Wolverine, the famous Marvel Comics character, has a metal skeleton— but did you know that there’s a sea snail that does too? The scaly-foot snail has evolved armored plates made from iron sulfide, making it the only known animal to use the material in its skeletal structure.

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