General Announcements @FMHighSchool:
- Attention seniors: College is fast approaching. Are you ready? SCC will be offering a sneak peek on Wednesday, 11/14/18 on what it’s like to be a Blackhawk. This will include connecting with instructors and students, sitting in on a class, and the possibility to win a $500 scholarship! Register to attend online at www.scciowa.edu.
FMHS Activities @Bloodhounds_AD:
- Girls basketball fan gear is now available here. Orders are due by Thursday, 11/8/18 at 11:59 PM.
- FFA gear is now available here. Orders are due by Sunday, 10/28/18 at 11:59 PM.
- Happy birthday to Sabrina McIntyre.
- Beef Stroganoff; corn; orange wedge; milk.
Word of the Day:
- Quash – verb [kwash]
- To put an end to; to suppress. As in: the hospital executive quashed the rumors that nursing staff will lose jobs.
This Day in History: 1929 – Black Tuesday hits Wall Street as investors trade 16,410,030 shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression.
Fact of the Day: From 1929 to 1933, nearly half of America’s banks failed, and unemployment approached 15 million people, or 30 percent of the total workforce. It would take World War II, and the massive level of armaments production taken on by the United States, to finally bring the country out of the Depression after a decade of suffering.
Strange, but True: One of the largest “Hoovervilles,” or homeless communities in America during the Great Depression, was in St. Louis, Missouri. It had over 600 shanties (makeshift homes), a mayor, four churches, and other social services. It remained a populated community in one form or another until the 1960s.
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