Daily Announcements for Thursday, November 1, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • The deadline to register for the ACT in December is tomorrow.  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.

FMHS Activities @Bloodhounds_AD:

  • Girls basketball practice begins Monday.  Freshman practice will be from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.  Varsity/JV will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Girls basketball fan gear is now available here.  Orders are due by Thursday, 11/8/18 at 11:59 PM.


  • Next week is National Key Club week.  We will be celebrating the following theme days:
    • Monday – dress like a teacher day.
    • Tuesday – club activity – Ms. Kohl will send out information separately.
    • Wednesday – new member inductions at 5:00 PM in the LMC.
    • Thursday – 50s day.  Help Key Club celebrate their 50th anniversary.
    • Friday – random acts of kindness day.  Wear your Key Club shirt.

Volunteer Hours:

  • The Fort Madison Food Pantry is looking for a student or students to build them a simple website.  Please contact Mr. Smith if you are interested.
  • The Fort Madison Public Library is looking for assistants to help set up for their “Friends of the Library” book sale.  Library staff will be setting up on the afternoons of Wednesday, 11/7/18, and Wednesday, 11/14/18 between 4:00 and 6:00 PM.  They will also need help on Saturday, 11/17/18 to help people carry purchases to their cars.  Please contact Sarah Clendineng at (319) 372-5721 to volunteer your time.
  • Velocity Dance and Tumbling in Fort Madison is looking for approximately 10 high school students to help with their winter dance recital.  Volunteers would be backstage with performers helping with makeup, outfits, shoes, lineups, stage entrance, etc.  The date of the recital is Saturday, 12/8/18.  Recitals will be held at the Grand Theater in Keokuk from 10:00 AM to noon, and 4:15 to 7:15 PM.  Any interested student should contact Ms. Arnold at kristin.arnold@fmcsd.org.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Kyle Meredith, Harley Pennamon, and Madison Williamson.

Lunch Menu:

  • Chicken tetrazzini; cheesy bread; broccoli; watermelon; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Terse – adjective [turss]
    • Brief, and to the point.  As in: hoping to gain compliance, the officer shouted tersely: “hands up!”

This Day in History: 1955 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws.  The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s historic act of civil disobedience.

Fact of the Day:  The Montgomery Bus Boycott stretched on for more than a year after the arrest of Rosa Parks, and participants carpooled or walked miles to work and school when no other means were possible.  As African Americans previously constituted 70% of the Montgomery bus ridership, the municipal transit system suffered gravely during the boycott.  On November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Alabama state and Montgomery city bus segregation laws as being in violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.

Strange, but True:  Nine months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, Claudette Colvin was told to give up her seat for a white woman, taking a stand at the age of sixteen.  She was forcibly taken off the bus and arrested, even as she argued for her constitutional rights.  Sadly, her heroism is relatively unknown, despite a successful court case (Browder v. Gayle).  Her family has been fighting for years for history to acknowledge that heroism.

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