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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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Want to get a head start on summer reading? The middle school recommendations are now available LEARN MORE


Fourth quarter newsletter now available View it here (PDF)


Algebra I Common Core Bridge program  Instructions for parents

Parents often have questions on how to successfully start their student’s online experience. These instructions are to help support your student in completing the Algebra I Common Core Bridge program successfully. The program is available on the FMS website as of June 19. READ MORE


Information meeting for Grade 8 students recommended for math and/or science acceleration held May 25
View the presentation (PDF)


Apply online NOW for Butterfly Station 2017

WANTED: Motivated and enthusiastic students in grades 6-12 who are interested in ecology and service learning. Students who participate in the Butterfly Station program lead guided tours, maintain the gardens, educate others and raise butterflies! Session 1 begins July 10. LEARN MORE


Nina with FMS Principal Laster, her mom and teacher

Congrats to eighth-grade French student Nina Tuxbury, who has been named the winner of the Capital-East New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) Love of Language Award. She received a certificate and $50 for her outstanding performance and consistent show of love of the language learning this year.

Pictured right: (l-r) FMS Principal Laster, Mrs. Tuxbury, Nina and FMS French teacher Corina Baugh.


Third quarter newsletter now available DOWNLOAD IT HERE (PDF)


Semester 1 Academic Achievement List

Congratulations to the following list of students who earned Academic Achievement during Semester 1 (Quarters 1 & 2) of the 2016-17 school year. The Principal's Achievement Recognition is determined twice a year and will include all students earning an 89% or higher. VIEW THE LIST

Class of 2021
Planning for high school program held Jan. 12
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instructional administrators and principals provided important information regarding next year's academic programming for incoming 9th graders. VIEW THE PRESENTATION HERE (PDF)


Water testing at FMS Learn more


'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 FAQ

Drop-off/pick-up traffic procedure
In an effort to make student drop-off safer and more efficient, last year a new traffic flow was implemented at FMS.
View the PDF that illustrates the procedure

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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