Daily Announcements for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, 10/25/18, and Friday, 10/26/18.

FMHS Activities @Bloodhounds_AD:

  • No activities today.

Clubs:

  • 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.

Visits:

  • 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 on Tuesday during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about the Storm, please stop by their table during your lunch time.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Dustyn Long.

Lunch Menu:

  • Meatloaf; dinner roll; mashed potatoes; peaches; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Knell – noun [nell]
    • The sound of a bell, especially when rung solemnly and slowly for a death or funeral.  As in: the death knell echoed through town during her funeral procession.

This Day in History: 1989 – The deadliest earthquake to hit the San Francisco area since 1906 strikes at 5:04 PM and lasts for 15 seconds.  The quake measured 7.1 on the Richter scale, and its aftermath was witnessed on live television by millions of people watching the third game of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, held at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Fact of the Day:  The 1989 San Francisco earthquake killed a total of 63 people, while more than 3,000 others were injured.  More than 100,000 buildings were damaged.

Strange, but True:  Of all natural disasters, earthquakes are both the most unpredictable, and the most destructive.  While scientists have a pretty good idea of where earthquakes will hit, there are still no scientific methods of predicting exactly when they will happen.  The Valdivia Earthquake (also known as the Great Chilean Earthquake) in 1960 is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded on Earth.  It was rated 9.5 on the Richter Scale, and generated a tsunami that caused damage over 9,000 miles away.

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