The Jag News
FM9 Student-Led News Source - September 14, 2016
CELEBRATE FREEDOM WEEK
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: http://www.english.ilstu.edu
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.
1st Period, 7:00 – 7:10
2nd Period, 7:15 – 7:25
3rd Period, 7:30 – 7:40
4th Period, 7:45 – 7:55
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)
Folders/ notebooks/ binders
Paper (notebook, graph, printer, etc.)
Flash Cards/construction paper
Small personal white boards
Tissues/ paper towels/ Clorox wipes/ Band-Aids
Toothbrushes/ toothpaste/ mouthwash/ deodorant
Books for the library
Boxes of garbage bags
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
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- Get enough sleep.
- Always have a refillable water bottle with you.
- Avoid highly processed foods (chips, cookies, etc).
- Get enough exercise ; just taking a daily walk around your neighborhood is great for you.
- Get plenty of sunlight when you can.
- Spend less time on electronics.
- Be able to recognize and avoid toxic friendships. Choose friends that are positive and make you happy.
- Eat 3 full meals a day with healthy snacks in between.