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FM9 Student Led News Source- October 25

Express Your Artistic Talents

It’s PTA Reflections time. Submit your work in any or all of the categories along with a submission form. Get your creative juices flowing and begin working on your projects today.

Submissions will be accepted TOMORROW, October 26th (7:45 - 8:15 AM) at an Arts in Education table at both FM9 and FMHS near the front office. If you would like to submit early, please contact Shawn Boyd via email.


The Red Ribbon Campaign® was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA.

Show your support this week by participating in the RRW Spirit Days:

  • Wednesday - Wear RED for RED RIBBON WEEK
  • Thursday - Wear BLUE to show support for our police officers

Jaguar Sports and Spirit Calendar

October 24

*RRW Spirit Day - Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week*

October 25

*RRW Spirit Day - "Team Up Against Drugs" - wear Jerseys

  • 5:30-7:30pm - Volleyball vs. Byron Nelson & Plano Shepton @ FMHS Arena & Navy Gym

October 27

*RRW Spirit Day - Back the BLUE - wear lots of BLUE to show your support for our police officers.*

  • 4pm - FM9 White Football vs. Marcus @ MHS Marauder Stadium
  • 5:30-7pm - FM9 Silver & Navy Football vs. Harwood JH @ FMHS
  • 5:30 & 7pm - JV Football vs. Euless Trinity @ Pennington Field

October 28

*SPIRIT DAY - Pink Out Day*

  • 7:30pm Varsity Football vs. Euless Trinity @ FMHS
  • Volleyball Playoff Schedule to be announced soon

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event that we know today characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating.

Today's Halloween Tradition

The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money.

Did you know?

  • One quarter of all the candy annually purchased in U.S is sold for Halloween.
  • Americans spend $2.5 billion on Halloween costumes.
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