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6072 State Farm Rd. Guilderland, NY 12084

Phone: 518/456-6010 ext. 3010

Fax: 518/456-3747

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Guilderland 8th grader featured on Bear Grylls’ Facebook show

Farnsworth Middle School 8th grader Beth Irwin was just featured on the Facebook Watch show Bear Grylls: Face the Wild. The episode aired on April 11th on Facebook. A couple of weeks ago, Beth talked about her experiences on the show and shared as much as she could before it aired. read more about her experience here

FMS grade 5 transition activities View it here (PDF)


Water re-sampling results released for FMS, GHS

In September 2016, Governor Cuomo signed a new law that requires public schools in New York to test all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes for lead levels. read more about the test results for ghs and fms here

Third quarter newsletter now available View it here (PDF)


FMS re-designated an Essential Elements School to Watch by NYS Education Department

The Guilderland Central School District is proud to announce that Farnsworth Middle School was recently re-designated for the second time as an Essential Elements School to Watch (EESTW) by the New York State Education Department and the Essential Elements Schools to Watch leadership team. Learn more about this great accomplishment here

FMS partners with GPD for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Guilderland Police officers and K9 Rocky spoke to Farnsworth Middle School students about the dangers of drug and alcohol use during National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW). READ MORE

More than 20 compete in 2018 FMS Geography Bee, Parker wins

Congratulations to Isabela Parker, Farnsworth Middle School's 2018 Geography Bee champion. READ MORE

8th to 9th grade high school transition night video
8th grade parents: If you were unable to attend the 8th to 9th grade transition information night presentation or would like to revisit it, the presentation was recorded. VIEW IT HERE


FMS students let their minds wander with a purpose

Empowering geo-literacy with Google Earth and National Geographic SEE WHAT THESE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN UP TO

Posted 10/26

Updated water testing results LEARN MORE

FMS students equipped with 'Bully Buttons' after Sept. 28 'Sweethearts & Heroes’ visit READ MORE


The 2018 FMS Yearbook is now on sale LEARN MORE


'Welcome to FMS' video to ease middle school transition for incoming students
Farnsworth Middle School students 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


2017-18 FMS Student Handbook VIEW IT HERE (PDF)

Important Information regarding AIS Math LEARN MORE


Accelerated course information for Gr. 7 students

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

Water testing at FMS Learn more


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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