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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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Fourth quarter newsletter now available View it here (PDF)


Moving Up Day 2017 info


The Moving Up Day (MUD) Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at Guilderland High School. If you have any questions please call FMS at 456-6010.


Information meeting for Grade 8 students recommended for math and/or science acceleration, set for May 25
At 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 in the FMS Cafetorium, Math, Science and Technology Instructional Administrator Beverly Bisnett-Jenks will share important information for next year's students who received a letter of recommendation for 8th grade math and/or science acceleration. The informational evening is open to parents and students. 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
High school
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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