Daily Announcements for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Students: please check your trimester 2 schedules.  If you would like a schedule change, you need to make an appointment in the guidance office to see your counselor.  Schedule changes must be requested no later than Friday.
  • 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:

  • The boys basketball team store can be accessed here.  Orders are due by 11/15/18.
  • The wrestling team store can be accessed here.  Orders are due by 11/19/18.


  • This month is national DECA month.  The Fort Madison DECA chapter will be celebrating by selling Candy Gram lollipops in the MPR during lunch this week.  Send your someone special a sweet gram.

Volunteer Hours:

  • 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.

Happy Birthday:

  • Happy birthday to Kearstin Mason.

Lunch Menu:

  • Teriyaki beef; California vegetables; strawberries; biscuit; milk.

Word of the Day:

  • Cynical – adjective [sin-ih-cull]
    • Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of of human sincerity.  As in: she had a cynical attitude towards her co-workers.

This Day in History: 1851 – Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville, is published to mixed reviews in London, England.

Fact of the Day:  Moby Dick was a commercial failure and signaled the end of Herman Melville’s writing career.  While Melville continued to write, he had to return to his home in New York and work as a customs inspector to pay the bills.  Melville died in 1891.  By 1920, scholars rediscovered Melville’s work, particularly Moby Dick, which would eventually become a classic novel in American literature, and a staple of high school reading lists.

Strange, but True:  The blue whale is not just the largest animal in any ocean, it’s the largest animal on Earth.  In fact, they’re larger than any of the dinosaurs were!  Weighing in at an average of 288,000 pounds, they’re heavier than a fully-loaded jumbo jet.  A single adult blue whale can consume 80,000 pounds of krill a day.

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