The Jag News

FM9 Student-Led News Source - December 07, 2016

75th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Seventy-five years ago today, on December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes from the Japanese Imperial Empire attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, destroying much of our Pacific Fleet and killing more than 2,400 Americans. The following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called on the Congress to declare war. Each year on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor those whose lives were forever changed that December morning and resolve to uphold the legacy of all who stepped forward in our time of need.

In memory of all who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 -- and those who responded by leaving their homes for the battlefields --we must ensure the sacrifices they made in the name of liberty and democracy were not made in vain. On this solemn anniversary, there can be no higher tribute to these American patriots than forging a united commitment to honor our troops and veterans, give them the support and care they deserve, and carry on their work of keeping our country strong and free.

The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”


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.

Thursday, December 8th

Algebra 1:

Jag Sports Calendar

December 8

  • Varsity boys Basketball Keller Tournament @ Keller

December 9

  • 4:30pm - JV1 girls Basketball vs. Lewisville @ FMHS Arena
  • 4:30pm - JV2 girls Basketball vs. Lewisville @ FMHS Navy Gym
  • 6pm - Varsity girls Basketball vs. Lewisville @ FMHS Arena
  • 6pm - FM9B girls Basketball vs. Lewisville @ FMHS Navy Gym
  • 7:30pm - FM9A girls Basketball vs. Lewisville @ FMHS Navy Gym

Already Tired of Christmas Carols?

Now that thanksgiving is over and the month of December has begun, people are fully throwing themselves into the holiday spirit (if they hadn't already). This is problematic for one reason: holiday songs.

Why are holiday songs so annoying

  • If you like holiday music, then that's completely fine, but sometimes the holiday music playing 24/7 can get annoying quickly. This brings us to today's question, why are holiday songs so annoying?


  • There are a set number of popular/traditional holiday songs, so they are on an hourly repeat. It's not unheard of to have “Jingle Bells” stuck in your head for a week. Well, it is one of the most popular holiday songs and is definitely played at least once every hour.
  • You may not notice the repetition when different musicians cover the holiday classics. Even though the voice and/or style of the song might be different, the lyrics and core are still there.

Music Station Takeover

  • Probably the most annoying thing about the holiday season is the fact that Christmas songs takeover some of my favorite radio stations! Try to turn to a radio station then, “Welcome to non-stop holiday music through the month of December!” No, just, No. Sometimes we just want an escape from the NorthPole for a song or two.
  • A new DFW radio station (102.1) is playing nothing but Christmas music until the holidays are over. If holiday music is your jam, then this is the station for you!

Holiday songs themselves aren't bad, it's just the fact that they are played almost constantly. To further your enjoyment (or torture), here is a link to listen to some of the most played songs during the holiday season!

By: Annabelle and Chris