The Jag News

FM9 Student Led News Source - January 9, 2017

FMHS Art Open Winners

What a great honor! Two of our students here at FM9 placed in the FMHS Art Open.

Please congratulate the following students for their hard work:

  • Mali Rao - First Place, Two Dimensional

  • Katie Kemp - Third place, Ceramics

The art show is on display until Friday, January 13. Stop in to the FMHS Main Library and see all the amazing artwork.


FCA is meeting tonight from 7-9. It will be a come and go event to help you relax for finals week. We will meet at the fieldhouse and football indoor facility to watch the College Championship. Please follow us on twitter @FMHSFCA16-17 for directions and other information. You do not have to be an athlete to attend. So, please join us for some food, fellowship, and fun. If you did not get an FCA shirt but would like one, we will be selling them tonight for $15.


The second Monday of January each year recognizes National Clean Off Your Desk Day.

This day is an opportunity to begin your new year with a clean and organized workspace. Whether your desk is in a private or shared office, cubicle, home or a make-shift desk on the counter, having your workspace uncluttered, organized, refreshed and clean will help you work more efficiently and give you a sense of serenity. #CleanOffYourDeskDay

Jaguar Sports Calendar

January 10

Lady Jags Basketball vs. Euless Trinity

  • 4:30pm - JV1 @ FMHS Arena

  • 6pm - Varsity @ FMHS Arena

  • 6pm - FM9B @ FMHS Navy Gym

  • 7:30pm - FM9A @ FMHS Navy Gym

Jaguar Basketball vs. Euless Trinity

  • 4:30pm - JV1 @ FMHS Navy Gym

  • 4:30pm - JV2 @ FMHS White Gym

  • 6pm - FM9A @ FMHS Silver Gym

  • 7:30pm - FM9B @ FMHS Silver Gym

  • 7:30pm - Varsity @ FMHS Arena

January 12

  • 2pm - Lady Jags Varsity Soccer vs. Martin @ Colleyville Heritage HS

  • 6pm - Lady Jags JV2 Soccer vs. Lake Highlands @ Lake Highlands HS

  • 6pm - Jaguar Varsity Soccer vs. Richardson @ Allen Tournament

January 13

  • 1:30pm - Lady Jags JV2 Soccer vs. Sachse @ Pearce B Field

  • 4pm - Lady Jags Varsity Soccer vs. Plano HS @ Colleyville Heritage HS

  • 4:30-8:30 - Lady Jags Basketball vs. Southlake Carroll @ Southlake Carroll

  • 4:30-8:30 - Jaguar Basketball vs. Southlake Carroll @ Southlake Carroll

  • 8pm - Jaguar Varsity Soccer vs. Rowlette @ Allen Tournament

  • Varsity Boys Wrestling @ Dallas Jesuit Tournament

  • Robotics VEX Tournament @ FMHS (gyms)

January 14

  • 9am - Lady Jags Varsity Soccer v. Allen @ Colleyville Heritage HS

  • 9am - Jaguar Varsity Soccer vs. Plano West @ Allen Tournament

  • 2pm - Lady Jags JV2 Soccer vs. Little Elm @ Pearce B Field
  • Varsity Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Dallas Jesuit
  • Robotics VEX Tournament @ FMHS (gyms)

Getting Ready for College

Think About It

When you think about it, three years is a long time. Time to figure out who you want to be, what you want to do in the future. Plus, time to think about college. College is the last stop to your adventure of figuring out who and what you want to be when you grow up. Finding your special talents is the most important task in your learning career. So ask yourself this, What are your plans for college? What school do you want to attend? What do you want to be when you get out of college? Education is very important, but planning your future is the most crucial task in your young life. So, if you haven’t thought about what you want to do, or where you want to go, you should probably start thinking now. Three years may be a long time from now, but it’ll fly by faster than you think.

Getting Involved

Throughout your your life, there are many ways to get involved in school, like clubs and other electives like band, art or maybe a sport you really enjoy. Trying new things is the key to learning what you’re good at and what you’re not so good at. As you advance in school, there are more opportunities available to you. For example, join a club or organization to get involved in high school.

FMHS offers many choices of clubs for all interests. From sports like football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer to the fine arts like band, choir, orchestra, and art, there’s truly something for everyone. If sports and fine arts aren’t what interests you, then check out student council, JR AFROTC, science club, or Circle of Friends. Get involved in something that interests you and be a part of your high school community.

Applying for College

Writing and sending your application for college is super important. It’s also very important to be very professional about what you’re writing. College admission isn't as competitive as you might think. Fewer than 100 colleges in the U.S. are highly selective, which means they accept less than 25 percent of applicants. Close to 500 four year colleges accept more than 75 percent of applicants.

Colleges care most about the work you've done in high school. They look for students who have earned strong grades in challenging courses. They also try to learn about your character by looking at what you do outside the classroom. Take advantage of opportunities like the application essay and college interview to show a more complete picture of who you are. You're in the driver's seat. Stay focused on what's important to you and what you want to get out of the college experience. College planning can feel overwhelming at times, but if you take charge and stay focused on your goals, you can make it work for you. You should base your choice on how well a college fits your needs. Don't worry about how it's ranked on a list or how famous it is. The effort you put in and the opportunities you take advantage of once you get there matter more than the college you go to.

Once you graduate from college, your achievements and skills will matter most. Family and friends are a great resource. Discuss your plans to go to college with them and ask for help and advice, talk about the application process, colleges that will suit you and options for financial aid.

Written by: Chris Fields