Daily Announcements for Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • 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.
  • FMHS will be collecting gifts for “X-Mas for Kids” from today through 12/7/18 for students aged 7-12.  You can drop gifts off in the MPR or at the library.

FMHS Activities @Bloodhounds_AD:

  • Girls basketball fan gear is available here.  Orders are due by Thursday at 11:59 PM.
  • Boys basketball and wrestling teams start practice on Monday.  Please speak to Mr. Swink in the office, Coach Smith, or Coach Wilson if you are interested.


  • This week is National Key Club week.  We will be celebrating the following theme days:
    • 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.
  • Christmas for Kids is looking for volunteers to pump gas at Hy Vee on Saturday, 12/1/18.  The signup sheet is in the guidance office and will be picked up on Monday, 11/26/18.  For questions, please contact Carrie Carson at (319) 670-0846.
  • 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.


  • Staff Sergeant Migual A. Gamboa from the U.S. Marines will be here tomorrow during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about the Marines, please stop by his table during your lunch time.
  • A representative from Indian Hills Community College will be here during lunch on Monday.  If you would like to learn more about the Warriors, please stop by their table during your lunch time.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Chyanne Loffler and Kinley Lumsden.

Lunch Menu:

  • Pulled pork sandwich; tater tots; applesauce; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Xerosis – noun [zi-roh-sis]
    • Abnormal dryness of the skin or eyes.  As in: The xerosis of my eyes was making it difficult to drive.

This Day in History: 1965 – Art Arfons, a drag racer from Ohio, sets the land-speed record of 576 miles per hour at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats.

Fact of the Day:  The current holder of the land speed record is held by a team from Britain, who drove a twin turbofan jet-powered car, which achieved 763.035 mph in October, 1997.  This was the first supersonic record as it broke the sound barrier at Mach 1.016.

Strange, but True:  A dolphin named Pelorus Jack regularly guided ships through treacherous waters in Cook Straight, New Zealand  between 1888 and 1912.  He was so valued that he was officially protected by law, and a popular country dance was even named after him.

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