Daily Announcements for Monday, October 15, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Congratulations to Kayla Kruse!  You have been chosen in the LMC Reading Promotion.  Please stop by the library and speak to Ms. Puga or Ms. Bowen to choose your prize.
  • Seniors: Jostens will be be set up by the front doors tomorrow during lunch to take graduation orders.
  • School picture retakes will be on 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 JV football team tonight at Mount Pleasant.  Game time is 6:00 PM.


  • There will be an all-member GSA meeting today from 3:30 to 5:30 PM in room 202.  This is their Halloween party.  Bring a snack and a fun hat to wear (at the meeting only).  Come enjoy games, movie, and a fun time!
  • There will be a DECA meeting tomorrow.  All members should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Weisinger at liz.weisinger@fmcsd.org if you are not able to attend.
  • Robotics will be sponsoring a Halloween dance on Thursday, 10/25/18.  Admission is $5.00.  Costumes are welcome.  No masks, please.

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 Jace Burgher, Thomas Wade, and Kerrington Wardlow.

Lunch Menu:

  • Chicken teriyaki w/ rice; oriental vegetables; pear; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Inverse – noun [In-vurss]
    • Opposite or contrary in position, direction, order, or effort.  As in: the approach to the research is the inverse of typical research methods.

This Day in History: 1988 – Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ending the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Fact of the Day:  On November 9, 1989, a little more than a year after Mikhail Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize for  his work in ending the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, an icon of the struggle between capitalism and communism, began to fall in large chunks, as east and west Germany reunited.

Strange, but True:  The United States and the Soviet Union never acted on the tension in the Cold War—it remained a real “will they, won’t they” affair up until the end.  There were, however, several proxy wars featuring one of the two superpowers, meant to save costs and lives for one superpower, while demoralizing and exhausting the other.  The Vietnam War serves as an example of this for the United States, while a war with Afghanistan in the 1980s is an example for the Soviet Union.

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