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September 26, 2023

This week is “Celebrate Freedom Week” across our state. The Preamble states …

The Preamble states that “All men are created equal.” These words from the Declaration of Independence have resonated as the ideals of the United States. In 1776 the phrase “all men are created equal” did not apply to everyone. However, over time, the United States has expanded the idea to include more people into that phrase. Abolitionists in the 19th century asked Americans to live up to the ideal of equality and eliminate slavery. The women’s rights movements of the 19th and 20th centuries championed representation for women. The civil rights movement of the 20th century pressured America to honor the commitment made in the declaration. The document still speaks to us today about the rights of Americans, as it did in 1776. Today we continue to discuss and extend the concept of equality. It is a foundational ideal that we strive to live up to.”

The Flyer Volleyball Teams will play at Home against the Swiss Point Raiders tonight. Please come out and support both teams! It’s School Spirit Night, so come out and show your best school spirit! Girls play at 5:30 and Boys play at 6:30. Tickets are available for purchase on SchoolPay for $3.00. We hope to see you there.

Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) is back! Join us on October 5th to meet others while learning more about the teaching profession and leadership. Meetings will be held in Portable 4 after school on the 1st Thursday of Each Month. You must have signed paperwork to attend. Don’t delay and join today!

Congratulations to our Boys XC team placing Second this weekend at the Bale and Trail meet at Bartram High School. Scoring for our team was Jordan Erickson, Danny Itkins, Harrison Lafser, Jayce Edwards, Matthew Hurski, Chase Petrick, Zach Thomas. Well done runners!!!!!

The Fruit Cove Drama Club will have its first meeting September 28th in the auditorium from 2-3:30. This meeting is meant for anyone interested in joining the spring musical Singin’ in the Rain for either a speaking or backstage part. At the meeting students will get to know each other, play some drama games, and learn about upcoming meetings and rehearsals. You must have a signed permission slip to join the meeting; permission forms are in Ms. Padgett’s room, room 880. Please see Ms. Padgett for any questions. Hope to see you there!

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will begin meeting Wednesday, October 4th. The club is Open to all FCMS students. If you would like to have fun and fellowship with your peers, please come on out. We will meet afterschool in the weightroom from 1pm to 2pm. Please make sure you pick-up a permission slip to attend FCA meetings. *Permission slips are available in the gym! See Coach Richardson, Coach Brown, Coach Jill Benavides, and Coach Zeke Benavides if you have any questions.

Marine Science Club will be starting back up for the 2023 – 2024 school year. All interested students must pick up an application and a permission slip from Ms. Byrd in portable 9. Applications will be made available on Friday, September 22nd and must be turned in by Friday, October 6th. Only 25 applicants will be accepted into the club, so make sure to get your applications turned in as soon as you can. Get ready to learn more about marine organisms and their environment!