Daily Announcements for Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • School picture retakes will be tomorrow.  If you need a picture order form you can pick one up in the main office.

FMHS Activities @Bloodhounds_AD:

  • Good luck to the freshman volleyball team away vs. Burlington tonight.  Matches start at 6:00 PM.


  • Robotics will be sponsoring a Halloween dance on Thursday, 10/25/18.  Admission is $5.00.  Costumes are welcome.  No masks, please.
  • Key Club is sponsoring their 5th annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday, 10/27/18 from noon until 2 PM.  There will be games, prizes, and a costume contest for kids.  If your team or club is interested in sponsoring a game booth for this fun and FREE community event, contact either Ms. Kohl or Nathaniel Harter.


  • A representative from the University of Northern Iowa will be here on Monday after school in the guidance office.  If you would like to learn more about the Panthers, please stop by the guidance office at that time.
  • A representative from Simpson College will be here next Tuesday during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about the Storm, please stop by their table during your lunch time.

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 Summer Everhart.

Lunch Menu:

  • Tuna and noodles; peas; strawberries; milk.
  • A la carte line: salad bar.

Word of the Day:

  • Jibe – noun [jyyb]
    • An insulting or mocking remark; a taunt.  As in: after the team’s victory, the player took a jibe at the rival players.

This Day in History: 1859 – Abolitionist John Brown leads a small group on a raid against a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), in an attempt to start an armed slave revolt and destroy the institution of slavery.  Brown was tried for treason and murder, found guilty, and hanged.  Before his execution, Brown handed his guard a slip of paper that read “I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.”  It was a prophetic statement.  Two years later, the United States would be embroiled in a civil war, mostly over the institution of slavery.

Fact of the Day:  Five years to the day before John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, an obscure lawyer and Congressional hopeful from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech regarding the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which Congress had passed five months earlier.  In his speech, the future president denounced the act and outlined his views on slavery, which he called “immoral.”

Strange, but True:  Abraham Lincoln is the only US President to ever register a patent.  The patent—for a wooden flotation system for riverboats stuck on sand bars—was registered by Lincoln in 1849, although it was never manufactured.

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