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Let's Go to the Theatre

Flower Mound High School Theatre Department opens its season this month with two shows in the Black Box Theatre featuring the actors from its Varsity Theatre Company, Dramatic PAWS.

The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin, depicts the life of four mentally challenged men living in a group home along with Jack, the young and increasingly burned out social worker who supervises them. This two-act play "moves the audience to an awareness of how many things in everyday life we take for granted." (NY Times)

Performances of The Boys Next Door run October 1 (2:30pm), and October 2 (2:30pm)

Location: FMHS Black Box, 3411 Peters Colony Road, Flower Mound

Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for students - Purchase tickets online now by visiting

The Boys Next Door PAWS cast includes: Dean Derebeew, Chad Sinks, Taylor Egan, Braydon Terry, Matthew Spretz, Bailee Goodman, Casey Kassal, Rachel Ditzig, and Chandler Sinks.

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, explores the lives of six sassy women from a small southern town. They are realistic and witty, and the strength of the characters ties them together through the best and worst of times. "Suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy" (NY Post), Steel Magnolias is a story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.

Performances of Steel Magnolias run September 30, October 1, and October 3

Time: 7pm

Location: FMHS Black Box, 3411 Peters Colony Road, Flower Mound

Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for students - Purchase tickets online now by visiting

The Steel Magnolias PAWS cast includes: Anjali Raghavan, Morgan Schramm, Melanie Baxter, Brook Bennett, Victoria Perkins, and Emily Weems.

Director Scott Taylor, along with a creative team led by Dean Robertson and technical crews, present the work that was produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Neon Night 5k

Saturday October 1st is the West Zone’s Flower Mound Rotary Fest and Neon Night fun run and 5k from 4:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. This family friendly event will be held at Heritage Park and will entertain with food trucks, carnival games, face painting, live music, and more. FM9 stuco will be volunteering and bringing water bottles & granola bars for the runners and we want to see you there.

FMHS helps Louisiana Community

Please bring any extra school supplies you have to the students who need everything at Livingston Parish High School in Baton Rouge. Advisory classes will be collecting through the month of September so you still have another 2 weeks to bring stuff in. Help us make a difference for our high school sisters & brothers in Louisiana, and the class that brings in the most will have cookies during advisory!

Jag Sports Calendar

Great job by FM9 football in last night’s games. Even though not all teams left the field with a W, they will continue working hard for the next game. #WeWillWin

  • FM9 White vs. Allen lost 12-27
  • FM9 Silver vs. Byron Nelson won 35-0
  • FM9 Navy vs. Byron Nelson won 20-19

Let’s keep up the great work tonight on the football field and volleyball courts! GO JAGS!!

  • 5:30-6:30pm - Volleyball vs. Byron Nelson @ Byron Nelson HS

  • 6pm - JV 2 Volleyball vs. Plano Williams @ Plano Williams HS

  • 7:30pm Varsity Football vs. Byron Nelson @ Northwest ISD Stadium

History of FMHS

On March 6th, 1995, Lewisville ISD began construction on Flower Mound High School to relieve pressure off of Marcus High School and Lewisville High School. Plans were made for a 280,000-square-foot campus. The first build included two gymnasiums, a cafeteria, an auditorium, a band hall, a football field, tennis court, and three parking lots. Over the years it expanded to include an additional 45 classrooms, a second cafeteria, and a 9th grade campus.

In 1999, 108 staff members, led by principal Norman Reuther, taught the first student body of 986 freshman and sophomores. In the school’s second year, varsity sports were introduced and the student body grew to include grades 9 through 11. In 2000, Kansas State University threatened legal action against FMHS. After Kansas threatened to sue for copyright of the Jaguar logo, Reuther redesigned the logo to avoid the 8% merchandise commission. In August, 2001, Ruether welcomed the school’s first senior class. Today the student body has expanded to over 3,000 students.

In 2003, principal Norman Reuther left FMHS and assistant Jack Clark took over as principal. The student body grew vastly and in 2007, Clark retired. Paul Moon was then selected to lead the school. In January, 2008, he announced a third gymnasium and a second band hall to be completed in May 2009. Later, in May of 2011 Sonya Lail took over leadership of Flower Mound High School.

In 2007, FMHS graduates earned over $10 million dollars in scholarships , exceeding $14,000 per person. Then, in 2008, the graduating class received approximately $15,500,000 in scholarships, exceeding an average $22,000 per graduate.

The class of 2018 was the first class to use the ninth grade campus, so our campus itself is still really new. The idea of a 9th grade campus is not new, some even dating back to the late 1980s.

The history of FMHS is important to know because you learn about how things started and what we do to represent this amazing school.

Annabelle Scott and Chris Fields