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February 09, 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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Third quarter newsletter now available VIEW IT HERE (PDF)

Second quarter grades are also now available on SchoolTool


Eighth-grade students to visit GHS on March 9
On Wednesday, March 9, FMS eighth-graders will attend an introductory program presented by high school administrators, counselors, students and teachers.


Who's ready for Spring STEM at FMS?

Our partnership with BOCES to bring STEM Academy​ classes​ to FMS continues this spring. Interested in signing up? Learn more

#FMSLearns: FMS teachers and admins are on Twitter
Did you know that the FMS community is active on Twitter? Follow teachers and administrators to stay up-to-date on what's happening in classrooms. LEARN MORE

"Planning for High School" session held Jan. 14
On Jan. 14, high school instructional administrators and principals held an informational session regarding next year's academic programming for incoming ninth-graders. WATCH A REPLAY OF THE PRESENTATION
DOWNLOAD the parent program "Planning for High School" - PDF

Video chronicles the second quarter work of FMS World Language and Cultures Department classes VIEW IT HERE 


Group of FMS eighth-graders set to participate in the National Assessment of Education Progress on Feb. 10

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, a group of FMS eighth-graders will participate in the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. LEARN MORE

FMS seventh-graders raise funds for Pine Bush non-profitFMS Seventh-graders raise money for Pine Bush

In the spirit of the holiday season, the families of Farnsworth Middle School’s Hiawatha 7a team recently donated $755 to the local non-profit organization Friends of the Pine Bush Community. LEARN MORE

Informational letter to parents of seventh-graders regarding acceleration in eighth grade VIEW THE LETTER HERE - PDF


Important information about Junior Ski Club

Junior Ski Club will take place Thursday evenings starting in January. Learn more about the club, including when and how to register.

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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