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September 27, 2023

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

The Preamble states that all people have “unalienable rights.” What does that mean? The Declaration describes the specific natural rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are unalienable (they cannot be taken away by government). Thomas Jefferson took this idea from the Enlightenment thinker, John Locke. He believed that individuals have both a right and a duty to preserve their own lives. Locke also argued that individuals should be free to make choices about how to conduct their own lives as long as they do not interfere with the liberty of others. He believed liberty should be far-reaching. As Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he, and the other Founders, held this idea as fundamental and it has become a building block of our American philosophy.”

Flyer Girls and Boys Volleyball had big wins over the Swiss Point Raiders last night at Home.

Lead stat earners for the girls were: Brianna McNulty with 3 aces and 7 assists, Khloe Hall with 4 kills, and Avery Richardson with 5 digs. Lead stat earners for the boys were: Brayden Carroll with 5 aces and 13 kills, , Cameron Parrish with 5 assists, Carson McKitterick with 5 assists and 5 digs, and Jay Balakumar with 3 digs. The Flyer Volleyball Teams will play at Home against the Gamble Rogers Stingrays tomorrow, September 28th. Please come out and support both teams! It’s Camo Night, so come out and show your best Camo attire! Girls’ play at 5:30 and Boys’ play at 6:30.

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!

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!