Daily Announcements for Friday, November 2, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Happy November!  Finals are the two days before Thanksgiving break (11/19/18 & 11/20/18).  Be sure to review the bell schedule for class times, especially on 11/20/18.
  • A sincere thanks to those who participated in the Fall 2018 Iowa Youth Straw Poll.  As a school, Kim Reynolds won the governor’s race with 51.4% of the vote.  Dave Loebsack won the US Representative race with 47.9% of the votes.  Nearly 40,000 votes from 92 counties in Iowa were tallied.  Secretary Pate projects Kim Reynolds the winner in the gubernatorial race.  Rod Blum, Christopher Peters, David Young, and Steve King are the projected winners in Iowa’s four congressional races.  We hope you will continue to exercise your civic duty of voting throughout your lives!

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.


  • There will be a DECA meeting on Tuesday at 12:15 PM in room 402.  All members should plan to attend as competition prep materials will be distributed.  Be sure to get a TST pass from Ms. Weisinger.  Contact Ms. Weisinger at liz.weisinger@fmcsd.org if you are unable to attend.
  • 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 tomorrow to Mr. John McCannon.
  • Happy birthday on Sunday to Lauren Bailey, Jordan Kuhlmeier, and Brandy Walker.

Lunch Menu:

  • Cheeseburger; baked beans; peaches; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Uproarious – adjective [up-roar-ee-us]
    • Uncontrollably noisy.  As in: the teacher had to assign detentions to the uproarious students.

This Day in History: 1948 – In the one of the greatest upsets in presidential election history, Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeats his Republican challenger, Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York.  In the days preceding the vote, political analysts and polls were so in the favor of Dewey that on election night, long before all the votes were counted, the Chicago Tribune published an early edition with the banner headline “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.”

Fact of the Day:  Harry Truman was thrust into the presidency by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death in 1945.  He had to make the fateful decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.  Despite his effective leadership at the end of World War II, and sound vision in the confused postwar world, many voters still viewed Truman as ineffectual.

Strange, but True:  The “S” in Harry S. Truman doesn’t stand for anything.  It is a compromise between the names of his grandfathers – Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young.

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