The Jag News

FM9 Student Led News Source - November 17, 2016

Lunch Playlist

If you would like to request a song to play during lunch on Fridays, then submit your request here. Song recommendations must be school appropriate in order to be added to the playlist

Jag Sports Calendar

November 17

  • Varsity boys Basketball McDonald’s Invitational @ Pasadena
  • FM9A boys Basketball - Plano East Tournament @ Plano East


November 17-19

  • Lady Jags Basketball - Flower Mound Tournament @ FMHS

How It All Started

Turkey :

When John Bradford's journals were reprinted in 1856 after being lost for a century, they found a big amount of people who wanted Thanksgiving turned into a national holiday. Since Bradford wrote how the colonists had hunted wild turkeys during the fall of 1621 and since turkey is a uniquely American (and scrumptious) bird, it gained attraction as the Thanksgiving meal of choice after Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

Pumpkin Pie :

It may be the popular dessert at modern Thanksgiving dinners, but pumpkin pie didn't make an appearance at the First Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims lacked the butter and flour needed to make a pie crust, and it's not clear that they even had an oven in which they could have baked a pumpkin pie. That doesn't mean pumpkins weren't available for the meal, though; they were probably served after being baked in the coals of a fire or stewed. Pumpkin pie became a popular dish on 17th-century American tables, though, and it might have shown up for Thanksgiving as early as the 1623 celebration of the holiday.

Cranberry Sauce :

While the cranberries the Pilgrims needed were probably easy to come by, making cranberry sauce requires sugar. Sugar was super rare at the time of the First Thanksgiving, so while the pilgrims may have eaten cranberries, it's unlikely that the feast featured the tasty sauce. What's more, it's not even entirely clear that cranberry sauce had been invented yet. It's not until 1663 that visitors to the area started commenting on a sweet sauce made of boiled cranberries that accompanied meat.

Thanksgiving Food FAVS!

The top favorite Thanksgiving foods from FM9 are Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Turkey, Rolls, Pie, and Stuffing! All of these foods are delicious and a Thanksgiving need! Make sure you have some of these at your meal!

Written By: Kylie & Kristen