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October 01, 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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Motivational speaker to address FMS students on 9/30
On Friday, September 30, FMS will welcome back Motivational Media speaker Lee Griffin for a school-wide assembly. Griffin's message encourages positive choice making and an "all for one" attitude - all of which aligns with our six pillars of character model. LEARN MORE


Interested in joining the FMS Junior Ski Club?
If you would like to secure a spot, REGISTER ONLINE no earlier than Oct. 7, 2016 at 5 p.m. The club is limited to 85 students and spots will fill fast! Before signing up, please read ckuv information: JSC FORMS 2017 (PDF)


Butterfly Station and Organic Garden Group photo of FMS Organic Garden volunteerswraps up successful 18th season
Summer 2016 was one for the record books! The butterfly house saw over 1500 visitors and the native plant garden has donated over a ton of organic produce to local food shelters. *Update 9/7 - To date, the  garden has donated 2,067 pounds of produce!  LEARN MORE & VIEW PHOTO GALLERY


FMS Placement Information is available now via SchoolTool  FMS student course selections are also now available. Student schedules were made available on Sept. 7. Directions on how to access the info can be found here.

FMS Team Supply Letters are available on the
FMS Backpack Mail Page


'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

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


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

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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