Daily Announcements for Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The deadline to register for the ACT in December is Friday.  You can register at actstudent.orgThe Elliott Test Kitchen is offering ACT prep sessions on Sunday evenings.   It is not too late to register and get some extra help preparing for the test.  You can contact Kumar at kumarw94@gmail.com or visit https://www.tkef.org/act-prep if you are interested.  If you aren’t sure when, or if you should take the ACT, stop in the counseling office and make an appointment to talk with your counselor!
  • Attention seniors: College is fast approaching.  Are you ready?  SCC will be offering a sneak peek next Wednesday 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.

Clubs:

  • There will be no Key Club meeting tomorrow.  If you would like to trick or treat to raise money for UNICEF, please see Ms. Kohl for a donation box.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Garrett Hermes and Ashton Woolever.

Lunch Menu:

  • Chicken patty sandwich; green beans; apple; milk.
  • A la carte: breakfast bar.

Word of the Day:

  • Reminiscent – adjective [rem-ih-nih-sent]
    • Tending to remind one of something; suggesting something by resemblance.  As in: her suit was vaguely reminiscent of military dress.

This Day in History: 1938 – Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds,” a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.

Fact of the Day:  Orson Welles feared that the controversy generated by “War of the Worlds” would ruin his career.  In fact, the publicity helped land him a contract with a Hollywood studio, and in 1941 he directed, wrote, produced, and starred in Citizen Kane, a movie that many have called the greatest American film ever made.

Strange, but True:  The tradition of wearing scary costumes on Halloween comes from the ancient Celts.  In those days, people believed dressing up as demons and ghosts would confuse or ward off the evil spirits who roamed the streets during Samhain (the pagan version of Halloween).

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