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July 25, 2016

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Michael Laster, Principal

6072 State Farm Rd. Guilderland, NY 12084

Phone: 518/456-6010 ext. 3010

Fax: 518/456-3747

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2016-17 recommended summer reading lists now available
The Guilderland Recommended Reading web page has been created to present current, relevant and high-interest literature to foster reading for pleasure in young adults. This page contains an extensive list of titles, in a variety of genres, to appeal to students of all ages. LEARN MORE


Moving Up Day Ceremony held on June 22

Congratulations to FMS 8th-graders moving up to the high school! Best of luck to the Class of 2020! View the 2016 MUD Ceremony


Information for parents of eighth-graders accepted into the Algebra Bridge program VIEW THE INFORMATION (PDF)


Information for parents of eighth-graders accepted into the math/science accelerated program VIEW THE POWERPOINT (PDF)


Two FMS History Club students represent FMS at National History Day competitionFMS History Day participants

FMS History Club students Aneesh Muppidi and Colin McEneny Ingraham recently traveled to Maryland to ​compete in ​the ​National History Day's annual contest. Well-done, Aneesh and Colin!

FMS student receives honor from New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers
Congratulations to eighth-grader Yuven Sundaramoorthy, winner of the
2016 New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers Philip A. Fulvi Love of Learning Award for the Capital Region. Yuven was awarded a certificate and check in recognition of this prestigious honor.

FMS receives $1,000 from Hannaford

The Guilderland Hannaford Supermarket recently presented Farnsworth Middle School with a check for $1,000 through the "Hannaford Helps Schools" program. FMS will use the money towards the Butterfly Station. LEARN MORE

Congratulations to the 169 FMS students inducted into the NJHS Read more

FMS eighth-graders attain national recognition on 2016 National Spanish Examinations LEARN MORE
Congratulations to eighth-grade Spanish students Gwendolyn Beggs, Sean Collins, Kaitlin Daviero, Maria Dean, Alyssa Landry, John Mathew, Maria Santacrose and Yuven Sundaramoorthy for attaining national recognition on the 2016 National Spanish Examinations.

FMS student advocates for increased Tourette syndrome awareness
A Farnworth Middle School eighth-grader has been selected as a youth ambassador for the Tourette Association of America and will soon be presenting to local schools, clubs and community centers to promote the understanding and social acceptance of Tourette syndrome and its symptoms. Learn more


Two FMS students advance to national history competition
Two Farnsworth Middle School students are advancing to the National History Day competition in Maryland, after winning at the state-level competition. Learn more


Fourth quarter newsletter now available VIEW IT HERE (PDF)


FMS student accepted into literary arts journal
A Farnsworth Middle School eighth-grader’s artwork has been accepted into the 30th anniversary publication of the WSWHE BOCES Talent Unlimited Literary Arts Journal.
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Kuwait Ministry of Education representatives tour FMS
Several representatives of Kuwait’s Ministry of Education are learning about the structure and practices of the Guilderland Central School District, as they begin to restructure their own educational system.


New drop-off/pick-up traffic procedure implemented at FMS this year
In an effort to make student drop-off safer and more efficient, a new traffic flow has been implemented at FMS, which includes new curbing and signs. Parents and visitors are encouraged to exercise caution and patience during the new school year. 
View the PDF that illustrates the new procedure

'Welcome to FMS' video to ease middle school transition for incoming students
Farnsworth Middle School students, under the direction of Media Specialist Maura Nichols, created a 20-minute video, "Welcome to FMS," to help incoming sixth-graders with their transition to their new school. VIEW THE VIDEO

Helpful information for incoming sixth-graders
This document contains basic information about Farnsworth Middle School, as well as frequently asked questions: VIEW THE PDF

FMS re-designated as an Essential Elements School to Watch (updated with video, 7/23) LEARN MORE


FMS Morning Broadcast now available on YouTube

Want to keep up with the latest news and events from FMS? Be sure to check out our daily Morning Broadcast, now available on YouTube! Watch the most recent FMS Morning Broadcast

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