The Jag News

FM9 Student-Led News Source - September 14, 2016


Abolitionist movement which led to the Emancipation Proclamation

When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 and the passing of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments which freed the slaves, gave them the right to vote, and made them full citizens in the United States, it had been a long time coming.

Both men and women known as abolitionist because they were trying to abolish slavery had been working for more than 30 years to end slavery in the United States. Two sisters involved in the abolitionist movement not only wanted to free slaves but also free women of their oppression. Sara Grimke, along with her sister Angelina, was the first women in the United States to publicly argue for the abolition of slavery. Cultured and well-educated, they had first hand knowledge of the condition of slaves. Their own father was a strong advocate of slavery and keeping women “in their place.”

The sisters’ lectures about abolishing slavery created violent criticism because it was considered altogether improper for women to speak out on political issues. This made them aware of their own oppression as women, which they soon began to address along with abolitionism. The Grimke sisters insisted that both blacks and women deserve equality, not special treatment but simply the equal opportunity to succeed. They died before seeing women given the right to vote but because of their efforts women will gain the right to vote with the passing of the 19th amendment in 1920. Celebrate Freedom Week! Source:

Open House TONIGHT

Tonight is FM9/FMHS Fall Open House. Students, want to see if Mom and Dad can navigate the halls of FM9/FMHS and make it to your classes on time?? Make plans to attend Open House TONIGHT. Please provide your parents with a copy of your schedule so they can follow our short bell schedule, meet your teachers, and find out more about what classes you are taking this semester. You don’t have to send your parents to school alone, students are welcome to accompany their parents throughout the evening. See you tonight.

Bell Schedule:

1st Period, 7:00 – 7:10

2nd Period, 7:15 – 7:25

3rd Period, 7:30 – 7:40

4th Period, 7:45 – 7:55

Future Medical Leaders

Interested in squeezing your friend's arm! Join Future Medical Leaders. At our next meeting, we will be learning how to take blood pressure. It's today after school in Ms. Jeter's room, 9126, at FM9. Hope to see you there!

Jaguar Sports Calendar

September 15

5pm - FM9 White Football vs. Hebron @ FMHS

September 16

5pm-6:30 - Volleyball vs. Lewisville @ FMHS Arena & Navy Gym

School Supply Drive for Louisiana: FMHS Community Service Project

Recipient Schools and Community:

Livingston Parish High School and Southside Elementary School (Livingston Parish School District near Baton Rouge)

Needed Supplies:

  • Folders/ notebooks/ binders

  • Paper (notebook, graph, printer, etc.)

  • Writing utensils/Crayons/Markers

  • Glue/Scissors/Pencil Sharpeners

  • Flash Cards/construction paper

  • Small personal white boards

  • Tissues/ paper towels/ Clorox wipes/ Band-Aids

  • Toothbrushes/ toothpaste/ mouthwash/ deodorant

  • Books for the library

  • New pillows/Blankets

  • Shoes---all sizes

  • Boxes of garbage bags

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Laundry detergent

  • Towel sets

  • Toys

The Collection Process:

Collection Boxes will be available through the end of September in the front offices of FMHS and FM9 and through Advisory classes this month.

Be Happy and Healthy

Having a healthy lifestyle is very important, but sometimes it is difficult for teenagers to be healthy when so much is going on in their lives. The most important thing to remember is that healthy living is not a diet, it's taking care of yourself. Here are a few tips for you to maintain great health during the school year to come.

Written by: Angelyn and Madi