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FM 9's Daily News - January 18, 2017-

Welcome to the Spring Semester!

Jan 18

Future Medical Leaders

Future Medical Leaders will be having a meeting today, January 18, after school at 3:40 in Mrs. Jeter's room, room 9126. We are going to tie blankets for Presbyterian hospital; please bring your fleece.

Salt & Light Bible Study Club

Consider joining us for the Salt and Light Bible Study Club for the new semester. We meet on Monday mornings @ 7:20am in Mr. Dalak's room 2575 at FMHS Main. Come join in for student-led music, prayer, Bible Study, and donuts! There is no better way to start your week!

Library Lego Fun

Starting tomorrow the library will be open during lunch and before school for lego challenges. Stop by and see what you can build!

Martin Luther King Day

During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King's leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December 1955 until April 4,1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress towards racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Dr. King is widely regarded as America's preeminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history.

Dr. King's "I have a Dream" speech, Nobel Peace Prize lecture, and "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" are among the most revered orations and writings in the English language. He is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor, and is the only non-president memorialized on the Great Mall in the nation's capitol. He is memorialized in hundreds of statues, parks, streets, squares, churches and other public facilities around the world as a leader whose teachings are increasingly relevant to the progress of all humankind.

How to start the new semester

How to start the new semester

Luke Farinelli

The spring semester is here everybody! As you celebrate the completion of your finals, you may forget that you’re basically having to start all over in a new class, with new teachers, and all new students. Here are some tips on how to start this semester as well as you ended your last.

1: Communicate.

Start to make connections with your new classmates by starting conversations, asking questions, and telling stories. The best way to make a new friend is to just talk to the people around you, see who you can relate with the most and then make a connection.

2: Start to learn your teacher.

Now I'm not saying to starting kissing up to your teacher, but a nice gesture goes a long way in making a relationship with the person that determines quite a lot in your life. Learn what they don’t like quickly and then start to not do it. Learn what they like, and start to do that.

3: Turn in your work!

Hooray!! We passed our fall classes! Now be rewarded with a 4 ½ day break. Now that we’re done with that. TURN IN YOUR WORK! Now this is the first time I’ve had a block schedule, but I can see much procrastination in the first couple weeks of the new semester. Make sure you do your homework, make sure you turn it in. Nuff said.

4: Wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, go to school.

I’ve been noticing myself start to wake up later and later, and I know that some of you have been the same. Make it a goal to wake up at a good time and get your morning routine done. There is something satisfying about waking up early and having a bit of extra time before the school day, so try and do that this semester.


I do it. You do it. We all do it. Procrastination is natural and good in very small doses, but try not to indulge in pushing back assignments to the last minute. It could mean the difference of ending the year off strong or falling short. Cramming a week's of homework into one day is not healthy at all, if you make a mistake TALK TO YOUR TEACHER! They’re here to help.

Hopefully these few tips will help you on the second half of the year. Only 18 weeks left! You can do it!