Daily Announcements for Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The LMC Reading Promotion’s featured genre is Fantasy/Supernatural/Horror.  Read any book from this genre for double entries!  If you have questions, ask Ms. Puga, Ms. Bowen, or a BooksRUs club member.
  • Sophomores: Jostens will be holding a class meeting on Friday at 10:30 AM in the MPR to discuss class ring orders.
  • Seniors: Jostens will be be set up by the front doors next Tuesday during lunch to take graduation orders.
  • School picture retakes will be next Wednesday.  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 Washington this evening.  Matches start at 5:45 PM.

Clubs:

  • Robotics will be sponsoring a Halloween dance on Friday, 10/25/18.  Admission is $5.00.  Costumes are welcome.  No masks, please.

Visits:

  • A representative from Western Illinois University will be here on Monday during lunch.  If you are interested in the Leathernecks, please see their representative during your lunch period.

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:

  • Mandarin chicken w/ rice; salad, orange wedges; milk.
  • A la carte: taco bar.

Word of the Day:

  • Gaudy – adjective [god-ee]
    • Tastelessly showy.  As in: the performers were wearing silver costumes with gaudy ribbons.

This Day in History: 1936 – Harnessing the power of the mighty Colorado River, Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over transmission lines spanning 266 miles of mountains and deserts to run the lights, radios, and stoves of Los Angeles, California.

Fact of the Day:  The electricity generated deep in the bowels of the Hoover Dam is actually a secondary benefit of the dam’s original purpose.  The central reason for the dam is the collection, preservation, and rational distribution of the most precious of all western commodities: water.

Strange, but True:  An entire city in Nevada was created for people working on the Hoover Dam.  In the early 1930s, Boulder City, Nevada was constructed to house the 5,000+ dam project workers.  Boulder City was situated on federal land, and had no elected officials.  It was run by an employee of the US Bureau of Reclamation, who had the authority to enforce consequences as he saw fit, even the ability to evict an individual from the city.  Boulder City was incorporated into Nevada in 1960.  Today, nearly 16,000 people call the city home.

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