Daily Announcements for Thursday, October 4, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Seniors: Jostens will be holding a senior meeting on Monday at 9:15 AM in the MPR to review your graduation packets.  Your attendance is critical at this meeting.
  • School picture retakes will be on Wednesday, 10/17/18.  If you need a picture order form you can pick one up in the main office.

FMHS Activities @Bloodhounds_AD:

  • Good luck to the volleyball teams at Keokuk this evening.  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:

  • Happy birthday to Skyler Franck.

Lunch Menu:

  • Chicken parmesan; noodles; broccoli; peaches; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Deduce – verb [dih-doos]
    • To arrive at a fact or conclusion by reasoning; drawing a logical conclusion.  As in: by counting backwards, the clerk was able to deduce the correct change to give back to the customer.

This Day in History: 1895 – The Soviet Union inaugurates the “Space Age” with its launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite.

Fact of the Day:  The Soviet space program achieved a number of space firsts with the Sputnik program in the late 1950s and early 1960s, successfully launching a dog into orbit; first man in space; first woman in space; first three-man team in space; first space walk; first spacecraft to impact the moon; first spacecraft to orbit the moon; first spacecraft to impact Venus; and first spacecraft to soft-land on the moon.  It wasn’t until the late 1960s that the United States took a giant leap ahead in the space race with the Apollo lunar-landing program, which successfully landed two Apollo 11  astronauts on the surface of the moon in July of 1969.

Strange, but True:  In 1967, during the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, nuclear weapons testing was a predominant military activity in both countries.  The fear was so great that the nations would find new testing grounds that they eventually signed a treaty that prohibited them from testing nuclear weapons on the moon.

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