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FM9 Student-Led News Source - November 28, 2016


Next week FM9 students enrolled in English I, Algebra I, or Biology during the fall semester will be taking the STAAR EOC. Students will be assigned a specific testing room. Please use the links below to check your testing room location.

Jaguar Sports Calendar

November 29

  • 5pm - JV2 girls Basketball vs. Plano Vines @ Plano Vines
  • 5:30pm - JV1 girls Basketball vs. Brock @ Brock HS
  • 6:15pm - FM9A girls Basketball vs. Plano Vines @ Plano Vines
  • 7pm - Varsity girls Basketball vs. Brock @ Brock HS
  • 7:30pm - FM9B girls Basketball vs. Plano Vines @ Plano Vines

December 1

  • Varsity & JV1 Boys Basketball Prosper Tournament @ Prosper
  • FM9A & FM9B boys Basketball Keller Central Tournament @ Keller
December 1-3
  • JV1/FM9A girls Basketball - North Crowley Tournament @ North Crowley HS

December 2

6:30pm - Varsity girls Basketball vs. Boswell @ Boswell HS

Ways to Study for the EOC

You have three options when it comes to studying. You can study beforehand, at the last minute, or not at all. If you're one of the few that likes to study beforehand, here are some tips to make you successful for the EOC:
  • Make flashcards
  • Look over past tests
  • Have a friend(s) quiz you
  • Take notes
  • Keep organized and concentrated
  • Come up with gnomonic devices
  • Come up with a song for the things you are studying
  • Use study apps (#notsponse)

But remember, always, always, always, take a break and get a good night's sleep. A good breakfast also helps

Cyber Monday is HERE

HISTORY: On November 28 of 2005, Cyber Monday joined the lexicon thanks to a press release in The announced a marketing revolution with a title “Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year” with astounding online sales increases the Monday following Thanksgiving.

Cyber Monday was developed as a way for internet based companies to have a way to compete with Black Friday, which is typically held by brick and mortar retail stores the Friday after Thanksgiving.

In 2014, Cyber Monday on-line sales continued to trend upward with 15.4% increase in revenue from 2013 sales, making it the biggest, online shopping day in history. In 2014 Americans spent and average of $124 per order on Cyber Monday.

Social media has also ramped up the advertising opportunities, bringing potential shoppers to retailers’ on-line stores. Cyber Monday shopping is expected to be up again this year with a predicted 3 billion in sales.

Purchases on mobile devices also have increased, adding to the convenience of Cyber Monday. No longer do you have to be strapped to your PC or Mac in order to make an on-line purchase. Purchases can now be made on the train during a morning commute, while waiting for a doctor’s appointment or during a lunch break.

Some of the most popular on-line purchases are likely to be tech items, especially wearable technology as well as the traditional small appliances, clothing, gift cards and digital media.

Get your computer out and enjoy those online deals. Use #CyberMonday to post on social media.


Written By: Sophie Slaughter and Samantha VanOverschelde