The Jag News

FM9 Student-Led News Source - September 6, 2016

First Spanish Club Meeting TOMORROW

Hola Amigos!! The First Spanish Club meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 7 after school in the MPR room behind the cafeteria. Bring 9$ to become a member and elect the officers for this year. Bring your ideas for what you would like us to do this year too!!!

iPad Reminder

All freshmen students need to bring their school issued iPads to school on Wednesday, September 7th. We will be conducting an iPad check on Wednesday during advisory time. On Wednesday, September 7th, your advisory teacher will check for the following:

    • Physical damage to your iPad

    • Missing iPad case

    • That your iPad is updated to IOS 9

    • That you have completed the required verification on your iPad

    • That your parents have filled out the acceptable use policy (AUP) in Skyward indicating that they approve you to use an iPad

    • That you have paid the $40 annual fee for iPad insurance

  • If any of the previously mentioned items are not correct or completed, expect that your advisory teacher will take your iPad so that we can resolve the issue. iPads will be returned to students once issues are resolved.

As a reminder, damaged iPads can cost up to $500 to repair, please remember to have your iPad case on at all times.

Jaguar Sports & Spirit Calendar

September 6

5:30pm - FA Volleyball vs. Euless Trinity @ Trinity Christian Academy

6pm & 7pm - JV1 & Varsity Volleyball vs. Allen @ FMHS Arena

6:30 & 7:30pm - FB & JV2 Volleyball vs. Plano Williams @ FMHS Navy Gym


September 7

4pm - FM9 White Football vs. Southlake Carroll @ Dragon Stadium

5:30 & 7pm - FM9 Silver & Navy Football vs. Timber Creek @ Timber Creek HS

5:30 & 7pm - JV Football vs. Timber Creek @ FMHS


September 8

*SPIRIT DAY - Hunt Down the Wolves (Camo Day)*

7:30pm - Varsity Football vs. Timber Creek @ Keller ISD Stadium


September 9

5pm - JV 2 Volleyball vs. Bishop Lynch @ Bishop Lynch HS

5:30 & 6:30pm - FA, FB, JV1, Varsity Volleyball vs. Euless Trinity @ Trinity Christian Academy

Jaguar Nation helps Louisiana Flood Victims

Our Jaguar Nation prides itself for giving back to the community. We are currently involved in School Supply Drive for Livingston Parish High School (near Baton Rouge) affected by the recent floods. Our donation drive plan is three-fold:

  1. At FM9 Donations can be dropped off with Coach Larriba (Room 9240) or Coach Burkhardt (Room 9241).

  2. Donations will be collected in boxes outside the FMHS Main Office

  3. NHS and Student Council members will be collecting items


Here's a list of all donations needed:

  • Folders/notebooks/binders
  • Paper(notebook,graph,printer,etc.)
  • Writing utensils
  • Tissues/paper
  • towels/ clorox wipes/ bandaids
  • toothbrushes/toothpaste/mouthwash/deodorant
  • Books for the library
  • New pillows
  • Shoes—all sizes
  • Blankets
  • Boxes of garbage bags
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry detergent
  • Towel sets
  • Diapers
  • Toys

How to Survive Freshman Year

We all know freshman year can be a challenge. Between going to a new school and given a lot more responsibilities, it can seem overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you ease your way through your first year in high school.


Tip #1: Don't Procrastinate

Even though we only have four classes, the workload is the same or even more than our eight classes in middle school. Some students think since there are fewer classes that they can slack off and procrastinate their work. This in fact isn't true. It's very important to stay on top of your work so you don't fall behind. Some examples of helping you stay on track are:


  • Find a tutor! They will help you if you’re struggling with any work.
  • Study with some friends that have the same class as you
  • Come in before or after class, teachers will always want to help you if you need it.



Tip #2: Get Involved

Having school spirit is very important at FM9. This school has multiple clubs that you can join and get involved with. Joining a team or club that interests you is very important because it can make you more excited to go to school. It can help you make new friends that have the same interests as you.


  • FM9 has lots of clubs you probably didn't know existed, go find one!
  • You can support the school by doing something you enjoy
  • You can make lifelong friends


Tip #3: Get Organized

Staying organized in high school is very important. Make sure you have everything organized for each class so you will stay on top of it. You don't want to get a zero for miss placing your papers, so here are a few tips to help you:


  • Get a folder for every class
  • Get a planner/calendar so you know when papers are due
  • Keep your backpack organized and clean it out whenever you need to.


High school can be really fun if you stay on top of what you're supposed to do. There are so many fun things to sign up for to make your high school experience at FM9 great! Don't procrastinate, get involved, stay organized, and have a great school year!

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Written by: Katie Timms and Victoria Reeh